We've just spent a week at this amazing villa and couldn't recommend it more highly to future guests. It's an incredibly spacious villa in an idyllic location right on the edge of the beautiful and wonderfully peaceful Koggola lake.
The huge garden is lush green and you can swim in the lovely pool enjoying the monkeys playing in the nearby trees and the peacocks popping in occasionally to say hello too.
But probably the best thing about the whole experience was the amazing team who looked after us so well during our stay. They provided delicious breakfasts (European and Sri Lankan) and tasty dinners. They catered for our every need including separate early dinners (with less spice!) for the young children we had staying with us too. They arranged massages for us in the villa and also helped to sort transport with local tuk tuks and airport transfer cars.
The whole team were incredibly friendly and always on hand to help whilst being totally unintrusive and allowing us to feel completely comfortable and at home during the entirety of our stay.
Perfect holiday and will most certainly plan to return.
We were a group of friends who stayed at Sudu Gedara in Feb 2018. To start with even before we reached Sri Lanka, we started interacting with Wije and not only we found him very genuine and forthcoming in assisting us with our trip in general but also very friendly to deal with.
Once we reached the venue, the only word that came to us was ‘Wow’! The property is located on a beautiful piece of lake facing land, extremely tastefully done and very well maintained. It is very warm and welcoming. The care takers, the chef and helpers are so very helpful and responsive to your every need truly making your stay perfectly enjoyable!
The pool is well laid out and reasonably clean for use. A sit out dinning area is so perfect to spend long hours chatting and enjoying the place. The breakfast provided was wonderful. The chef also went out of the way to feed us vegetarian lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed.
The place is slightly remote (took a bit to locate initially) but truly tranquil and very relaxing! Would very highly recommend this property! Special kudos to Wije too! Should
Only constructive feedback for owners is that the beds make just too much of noise which need to be fixed! And ACs should be checked so that they are operational since it can get pretty warm. However, Wije was prompt to get the AC repaired when we complained that it was not working.
Our trip to this house was incredible,The house was beautiful and so perfect for us. Very calm and quiet environment. When we wake up early in the morning we can hear nice bird songs having cool breathing from the lake. Very very nice place in the morning as well as in the evening.
Specially house manager Wije was a memorable person for our group. He always contacted us to ask what we need and helps. All workers are very kind and took care of us very well.Thank you to the owners and specially Wije and his staff for such a wonderful getaway!!
What a beautiful home! A private oasis on the river. We stayed with our 3 young children & it was perfect. We didn’t want to leave! The staff were fantastic & helped with everything we needed. Can’t recommend this place enough. We would love to come back one day.
We had an amazing 10 day stay at Sudu Gedara over Christmas and New Years. The villa was perfect - it's even better than it looks in photos. The house is huge, giving each of the bedrooms a good degree of privacy. The pool and garden area was perfect for the very hot days, and made a great cricket pitch for the boys. We were extremely well looked after by the wonderful Wije and his team who were always on hand to arrange transport, prepare meals, give recommendations, anything we needed. The beach is a 20 minute walk or quick tuk tuk ride away and is so beautiful. There are many towns and areas to explore within easy reach - but we found ourselves mainly staying at the villa - why leave when everything you want is there!
One note - you are really in the jungle next to the lake - bring insect repellent!!
Could not recommend Sudu Gedara enough - we will definitely be back.
Very nice and gorgeous villa with the pool!
We've had wonderful and memorable vacation.
Location is not on the beach but on beautiful quiet lake!
The view is fantastic!
Perfect for families with kids)
We'll visit again!
Spent one night at the gorgeous villa overlooking the Koggala lake. A great place to go with a bunch of friends and to just relax and enjoy the company. We were so in love with the place, we didn't leave the hotel to go to the beach even. The Unawatuna beach is not very far away from this villa if you're driving.
The service staff at the villa was very friendly and made us feel very welcome and made us feel at rest. The rooms and the villa is very well kept with clean sheets. Love the peace and quite at this villa.