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Reviewed April 12, 2019

We kicked off our honeymoon by staying at Kalundewa Retreat and had the most amazing stay, we didn't want to leave! The staff are simply incredible, they go above and beyond to accommodate all of your needs.

The setting is picture perfect, we loved exploring the retreat, especially the sunset nature walk we went on. The rooms are spectacular, and designed beautifully. We stayed in two different rooms during our stay as the staff were so kind and upgraded us.

Now for the food, some of the best curries we ate throughout our trip! The vegetarian curries were beyond amazing, every night they blew us away. They kept mixing it up, whilst also bringing us our favourites! The hotel also arranged take away breakfasts for us when we were out exploring the nearby sights!

We loved every second and I can't recommend it highly enough!

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Emily W
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KManager, Manager at Kalundewa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2019

WOW! What a wonderful review about Kalundewa.
Thank you very much for the lovely review and for the detailed description about our property. Our whole staff is happy in reading the favourable comments.
We do love the fact that your stay with us was a lovely and a memorable one.
Please do visit us in your future visits to Sri Lanka.

Thanking you
Heshan Ranaweera
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Kalundewa Retreat

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Reviewed March 27, 2019

We stayed for 4 nights and thought that it was a beautiful place. The surrounding paddy fields and lake are filled with wonderful birds and wildlife and we particularly enjoyed a walk with Tharaka the resident naturalist. It was great fun biking about and the swimming pool is in beautiful setting, under trees where monkeys play.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank whydoigo
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KManager, Manager at Kalundewa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Dear Guest
Thank you so much for dedicating your valuable time to post a lovely comment about Kalundewa Retreat.
We are truly happy in reading the favorable comments, including our Naturalist--Tharaka.
Glad to note that you have enjoyed the excursions, activities and the recreation facilities.

Once again thank you very much for the positive review. Please do select us when you travel to Sri Lanka again.

Heshan Ranaweera
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Kalundewa Retreat

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Reviewed March 4, 2019

Kalundewa Retreat is a special place, it is deep in nature, with all sorts of birds, its own lake, monkey friends, and beautiful plants to explore. The food and service are the best I have ever experienced. The villas are beautifully designed!

Room tip: Choose the room with a pool!
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank 616renee2016
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KManager, Manager at Kalundewa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2019

Dear Guest
Thank you very much for selecting Kalundewa Retreat for your holiday package. We are truly happy in reading your favourable comments.
We do love the facts that you have enjoyed the food, services and the design of the property.

Please do visit us again in your future visits to Sri Lanka.
We can't wait to welcome you for another memorable stay

Thanking you
Heshan Ranaweera
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Kalundewa Retreat

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Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

I loved this place. No light pollution and the only noise was from the birds, peacocks and other local creatures. You could cycle around the grounds and arrive at main reception for a tasty breakfast. Chocolates on the bed every night was a tasty added treat.

Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Noëleen F
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KManager, Manager at Kalundewa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Dear Valued customer

Thank you very much for the lovely review at Kalundewa Retreat. As you have mentioned we are an eco and Agri retreat where luxury meets nature.
Glad to note that you have enjoyed our surroundings, birds and breakfast.

We hope you would come back again for another memorable stay.

Thanking you
Heshan Ranaweera
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Kalundewa Retreat

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Reviewed February 18, 2019

The setting of this retreat is stunning! We went for the Water Villa Nil Manel, but all of the accommodation is very well done, with private settings and amazing natural settings. We sat watching an eagle building it's nest for a while. Food is good, but it the setting and the accommodation that you come here for & you won't be disappointed.

Room tip: If you go for the floating villa plan ahead a little as the 24 hour butler / ferry takes a little while to get to and from your villa.
Date of stay: February 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Andy W
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KManager, Manager at Kalundewa Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2019

WOW! What a lovely comment.
Thank you so much for your recent stay at Kalundewa Retreat. We are truly delighted by Reading your favorable comments.

We do love the fact that your stay with us was a great holiday experience for you.
Indeed Water Villa is very unique design in the middle of the lake. You can do your own birding with the Panoramic view from the room itself.
Thank you again for the all the recommendations.
We hope you would come back again for another memorable stay.

Thanking you
Heshan Ranaweera
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Kalundewa Retreat

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