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Kadolana Eco Village
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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“Tranquil Location”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was one of the most beautiful locations I have visited in the South of Sri Lanka. Easily accessible via the highway or by train. The food was awesome and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We went as a group and they attended to our needs very well. The pool was clean and ideal size for the location and overlooking the massive river it had everything one could ask for.
I would strongly recommend to anyone who would like a relaxing holiday out of the busy world.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have A/C. So decide whether you prefer the breeze from the river or not. I would recom...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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KadolanaEcoVillage, Manager at Kadolana Eco Village, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you for taking your time in sharing your kind review on us. It was an absolute pleasure to have served you at Kadolana. Hope you would visit us soon again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Upon recommendation I visited this beautiful village with friends as part of our trip to Sri Lanka. The Eco Village captures every experience that should be indulged in on a trip down south. The location, surrounding rich flora and fauna and service provided by the dedicated staff makes the stay very relaxing and welcoming. The Cottages recreate the pre-colonial style of living that was standard in sri lanka, with luxurious twists expected from high class hotel rooms.

A one night stay was not enough for us to explore everything on offer, we enjoyed a boat ride through Madu River, visiting a chain of island each offering a unique learning experience of the local culture. In the middle of the river there was 'fish therapy' which will surely arouse interest as it is a great way to unwind with small fish massaging your feet in the river.

We experienced a sumptuous array of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and cooled off in the amazing pool overlooking the river. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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KadolanaEcoVillage, Manager at Kadolana Eco Village, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Thank you very much for taking time in sharing your kind review of us. It was our absolute pleasure to have served you at Kadolana and we hope you come back soon again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I was sceptical about this place prior to going due to the lack of reviews I could find online. However, I was blown away by the serenity and the absolute beauty of the setting as soon as I entered the premises. This was by far the best place of our 3 week stay in Sri Lanka. The lake/river was just a hop, skip and a jump from the room. The boat ride along the river was a treat! The staff were very friendly and accommodating to our many requests. It was a fairly short walk to the beach. The tree house was my personal favourite as it was ideal to do some reading. All in all we were in perfect bliss during our short stay here! Definitely coming here for a much longer stay next time we're in the country.

Room Tip: The Eco Cabin we stayed in was an absolute gem!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

It was the ideal place to getaway after a hectic week. Great location with a perfect setting by the Madu River.The pool is clean and ideal size for a relaxing swim, with a marvelous view of the river. Really liked the view in the night as if the stars have fallen into the pool. Good food and really friendly service where they went out of the way to give the experience of catching prawns from the river itself! Loved the cosy and comfortable Eco Cottages. A really different experience that everyone loved! Thank You Kadolana Team. We would definitely come back again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went to this place for a relaxing and quiet holiday and that is exactly what we got. Great, friendly service, super location..... and very very quiet. Food was Ok, although there could have been a bit more variety. The owners/managers are also very friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

The only downside is the mosquito problem they have, especially since most of their cottages are open spaced (especially the bathrooms) and therefore the net they provide really does not do the job. They also have four-poster beds, which block the fan from coming properly, and that too contributes to the mozzy issue.

However, if this matter can be sorted in some way, it is a great place for a family outing or just to relax and unwind. great palce to observe nature since the river is so close by.

Theya re still building it little by little, and I believe they ahve a great thing going.

Good luck Kadolana Eco Village, we will certainly come there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Kadolana Eco Village
Address: Andadola Road, Balapitiya 80550, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Balapitiya
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Balapitiya
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kadolana Eco Village 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique boutique style hotel of just 8 private dwellings in a wooded area facing the Madu River. This is a dream hideaway that is rustic yet for all of the comfort you could wish for in absolute privacy surrounded by the simple woods of nature. The perfect serenity of Kadolana Eco Village will let you create a world of your own.Kadolana Eco Village lies at the edge of the Madu River in Ada Dola village, Balapitiya located between Ahungalle and Hikkaduwa, within an hour's drive from Colombo via the Southern Expressway.This makes Kadolana the perfect base from which to discover the Galle Fort, the sandy beaches, fishing villages, traditional mask carvings, cinnamon plantations, cinnamon processing and experience the famous Madu River boat Safari ... more   less 
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