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Kadawata, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positives - Very near to Sinharaja entrance, Surroundings. Negatives - Terrible house keeping, Untidy restaurant, under trained staff & foods were also not good We stayed one night at this lodge and reserved 03 rooms. Being very near to the sinharaja entrance it is very convenient for travelers. However housekeeping was very very poor. When I got in the morning...

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A chalet with 2 rooms. Each room is correctly furnished. We were very close to the road and it was a little bit noisy. No swimming pool and the river can't be considered as a swimming pool. The reception is under construction and the owner is not so kind, must do efforts hosting the clients. Diner on a buffet basis,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 December 2016

we stayed three nights. located on a hillside in a small tea plantation this establishment has a mixture if accommodation styles. we were up the hill, near the dinning area. the room was a good size, with a modern bathroom, and the bed was huge. however the bottom bed sheet was well worn (ripped and stained) the top sheet was...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I stayed here for two nights with a birding tour group. Staff on the grounds are very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are spartan but relatively clean, given that this is a lodge in the jungle. The meals are served buffet-style with limited choices, but well-prepared. The take home message is, don't expect 5-star Parisian luxury...you're in the jungle!

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The place is situated very close to the entrance of the rainforest - and that is very practical. But apart from that I would suggest a change in how the place is managed. The whole place is quite messy with used linen and towels, bottles and things from the rooms lying around the whole day. In the restaurant clean and...

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Without a doubt the Bluemagpie was the best place we stayed in Sri Lanka we loved the area of Sinharaja the staff birding and the food was very good. We were able to do walks and the locals were so lovely, all care and attention shown to us on our 3 day trip. Our only problem it rain a lot...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We stayed at the Blue Magpie for one night after making a reservation the evening before for a luxury room. We arrived at 5 AM hoping to get a very early start on the birding and hiking activities. Although they were a bit surprised, Arun, the Manager, sprung into action and set us up with a temporary room, so we...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Currently undergoing extensions, which may or may not provide some new accommodation. The rooms are rather spartan, tatty, and dark, but clean and comfortable. We were allocated room #3 which overlooks a bird feeder, which offset the discomfort. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food was simple but delicious. Bird watching is available around the property and easy walks nearby. Internet...

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Thank Iian D
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Bluemagpie lodge may not be the most luxurious place to stay when visiting the Sinharaja rainforest it certainly is a great place to stay. The hotel is basic, but clean, and situated at the edge of the Sinharaja rainforest, making it a great place to stay while visiting the rainforest.. The view from our balcony was breathtaking. What it...

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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our family spent 4 days and 3 nights at Blue Magpie Lodge. The lodge is located 1 km from the reserve entrance, this is walking distance, but we were a little bit lazy and drove to the entrance by car. I will recommend everyone to stay more than one day in Sinharaja. We did three different walks on three different...

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Address: Sinharaja Forest, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province
Price Range: ₹ 4,642 - ₹ 6,417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“any room upstairs near the dinning room building”
 of 5 bubbles karaka81, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Newer rooms higher up but did not check them”
 of 5 bubbles tfleetwils, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the New wing”
 of 5 bubbles neema2016, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I guess the new rooms will be better but all are adequate”
 of 5 bubbles LincolnshireAandE, 17 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Tell them what you want to eat, and they would definitely oblige.”
 of 5 bubbles audant, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
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