We told the staff of this Guesthouse in advance, that we will arrive at 3 pm. But we had to wait 3 and a half hours (!) until anybody with keys came and let us into to room. The boss had sended in the meantime an safari driver, who tried to persuade us to a safari in the afternoon for 5000 rs, but we wanted to go early in the morning. During our waiting time we walked into the town (20min by foot) and met other travelers and arranged a safari together for the next time for 6000 rs for 7 people - what the boss afterwards obviously didn't like.
Nice house, huge room. Shared bathroom not in best shape and packed with many mosquitos. Location on a huge lake is nice, we read there for hours and enjoyed to see people having fun in the water.
Couldn't say it was cheap, and it was really spicy. But in town your will probably not find much better options.
In our travel-book it was not mentioned that there is a village called "Uda Walawe", but as we drove to the park, we've seen lots of guesthouses. Maybe it's a good thing to sleep somewhere closer, take a driver nearby (there are many of them) and travel on after the safari.
The guesthouse is operated by a family, maybe they had some problems in the time we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake View Lanka is a quiet (no roads or traffic), small and friendly Sri Lankan homestay at the Chandrika Lake near Centauria Hotel and the city of Embilipitiya.It's your chance to have a cultural experience and get to know real Sri Lankan family life.We are offering a wooden tree-house, five metres above the ground. The tree house includes a double bed, fan, mosquito net and a balcony.For more convenience three rooms are available in our new guesthouse. Each is spacious and includes a double bed with mosquito net. You have the opportunity to relax while watching exotic birds on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden and lake. ... more less
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