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Kalundewa Retreat

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It’s a mere 4 hour drive from Colombo, hidden away within the beautiful village of Kalundewa in the historic town of Dambulla. As you drive in through the narrow footpath unwinding at its entrance, the reception area greets you with its strikingly open structure made possible with a blend of wood, steel and glass. Facing the reception is the lake and the wooden platform reaching out into the calm waters surrounded by Kumbuk trees, sit in the lounge and take in the picturesque lake nestling cozily amongst a ring of mountains listening to the soft musical bird-songs.
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Breakfast included
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Dambulla, Sigiriya Airport19 km
Polgolla Reservoir Airport53 km
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My Wife and I spent the tail end of our honeymoon at the Kalundewa Retreat. It is a nature mecca and oasis of serenity. We made sure to go on multiple bike rides, get massages*, and had our honeymoon dinner prepared by the chef at a table on a dock of the lake. We had staff th
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Chef Dinesh, Resident Naturalist Tharaka, Manager Heshan and all the staff and crew at Kalundewa have been so extremely hospitable to my husband and I in our short three nights' stay at the Atthika romantic villa. I've never felt such warmth and attentiveness from every single me
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If you like wildlife, beautiful hotels, friendly staff and incredible food - this is the place for you.

My husband and I just returned from a magical 4 nights here and haven't stopped talking about it since.

From the moment you arrive at Kalundewa you can see this is not your a
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If you're looking for a chilled out, back to nature and relaxing place, look no further. Staff are super helpful and friendly. Chalets are dotted around the grounds and its a walk (or pick up in golf cart) to get around. Food is great, Sri Lanka breakfast is spicy and delicious.
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7 room retreat and we were the only people staying there. 110 acre property and farm. It was a little odd being the only people in the dining room but we were certainly well looked after. Staff are very friendly and helpful. They drive you around (if you want) on a golf cart. Poo
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Atthika chalet from lower lake boat ride
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Grand Delux Chalet Room with Jacuzzi
What's the most convenient way to getting to the resort from Colombo airport? Taxi? Driver? We'll be staying for a few days and heading North East after our stay. Any help is welcome.
We had a driver but sure if a taxi would take you that far
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Kalundewa retreat is a hotel where so much interfering of its own including managing director n other family members....... despite of all they even don't know what are the staff descriptions n positions stands for especially when signing for a document..... . :)
"We stayed in the Kumbuk Chalet. It was phenomenal but not 100% private."
"Floating Villa for total seclusion & a once in a lifetime experience"
"Ask for the glass villa on the lake!"
"Choose the standalone Kumbuk Chalet"
"Damunu is large room on top of two others with incredible views. The view is the best on the property."
US$ 215 - US$ 749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaCentral ProvinceDambulla
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