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Bougainvillea Retreat
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Oslo, Norway
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“A real paradise on earth.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

When you are tired of the beach, the beach sellers, the traffic, and the noise and would like to just relax, this is the place.
A quiet place located in the area of Victoria golf and country resort, You absolutely don't need to play golf to have a good time here.
This is perfect place just to relax.

The bungalows is located a few meters from the main house, and all rooms have a private terrace where you can rest in peace. The view is absolutely fantastic, and it's a perfect place for the traditional sundowner.

The pool is a one of the best pools I ever been bathing in. Cool, clan and beatuiful. When I was there I borrowed an inflatable chair, and stayed in the pool with an ice cold beer.
(Hence they do not have a license for serving alchohol, you have to bring your own, but thats no problem.)

The even have their own spa section, and I can really recomend first a tour in the jacuzzi, then massage and at the end some minuts in the Turkish steam bath...........
(Then you can top this with a cold beer in the comfortable sun chair by the pool :-)

The breakfast was the best i eat in Sri Lanka. Real good Scandinavian breakfast, and when we was there they also served a traditional Danish lunch. (The owner of this beautiful place is Danish)

I would in every way absolutely recomend this place.

Room Tip: All the Bungalows have their own view and it's realy don't matter which room you get.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

As an expat living in Colombo, Sri Lanka, its sometimes nice to get away and pretend to be in another country just for a few days. And this place is perfect for just that!

There is a sense of calm and peace there that is really unique for Sri Lanka. And since the house was built as a company bungalow/private home by a danish couple the quality level of the facilities and food is very high.
No TVs in room, no minibar, no room service - just like in a private home. And thats really great! You feel rested in a different way after closing the villas gates on the world and leaving the stress of a hectic life for a weekend. The private small bungalows each have their own unique view and if you dont go looking you can spend several hours not seeing anything living apart from the birds and occasional lizard sunlounging on the rocks.
Having a massage in the semi open stone garden while looking out over the valley, enjoying the spa or steam room is just heaven!
The pool has this amazing feature where the shallow part is really shallow. Just ankle deep and perfect for pool lounging and kids.
The adjoining golf course (that you cant see from the villa) is one of the best courses in South East Asia with fantastic bird life and views of the Victoria reservoir.
The staff and Danish manager is wonderful as well. So sweet and helpfull and they really go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
Only disadvantage is the missing license to serve alcohol but bringing your own is no issue so that wasnt too bad.
Am definitely going back soon!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Bougainvillea Retreat
Address: Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Rajawella 20180, Sri Lanka (Formerly Resort Bougainville)
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Location: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy District > Rajawella
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Rajawella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bougainvillea lies in the picturesque valley at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, surrounded by lush vegetation and water. With astounding views of Knuckles Mountain Range and Victoria Lake it sets the unique backdrop for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of busy Sri Lanka. Whether you want to relax by the pool, join us for a yoga retreat or improve your golf skills, we look forward to having you here. ... more   less 
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