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Quebec City, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms, food, location and staff are veery nice! But the beach is not for you, if you are a beach lover! Water is grey to brown due to the river and closeness to Colombo i guess. It dosent look very clean.

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Thank Sonja O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Surroundings & Views are quite good. Rooms are neat and clean as well but the staff & services are very poor. Even the food is not that good. Its just average. One of the main concerns of the stay at this hotel was they're too strict on the dress code at their restaurant, its an open area next to... More 

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Yorkshire, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start with the bungalow itself which was excellent. The bathroom and bed were fine. Our experience then declined. To start with the poolside furniture was old and my lounger seemed to be rotting and had to use another. The evening meal was poor compared to what ywe had at other hotels and the breakfast wasn't much better. As... More 

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Thank JDSYorkshire
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel surrounded with lush greenery and spectacular veiw of her Indian ocan from one side. Just 20 to 30 minutes from Colombo airport and 1 hour 20 minutes from Colombo city center. It a nice place to relax and sit back and have a peaceful time. The friendly hotel staff make the stay more comfortable and make it much... More 

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Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just 1hr drive from Kurunegala. Hotel was good, but not as expected as I could not see the details of hotel online before our tour. Even though 3* hotel, I can recommend it as 4* hotel except food. Beach is unclean and rough. Hope to stay again if we get a good deal.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I stayed here in September for 9 nights, in truth I was not sure what to expect as typically I dont do warm locations for breaks. However, what a fantastic experience. I went on my own and was welcomed warmly by the staff, any questions were answered and you were always treated with a smile. The food was delightful and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Having read some negative reviews we were a little apprehensive about what to expect but we needn't have worried! We stayed here for 4 days before our onward journey to the Maldives & they were a very happy, relaxed & enjoyable 4 days! On arrival (after the unique ferry boat ride across the river!) we were warmly greeted & upgraded... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Great value gems at the Star Gems just near the hotel reception. Great service and cheaper than in the gem shops near Kandy. Mohamed gives really honest advice and is a really nice guy. We also bought gems in Kandi before we discovered Mohamed. Wish we'd gone in his shop first.

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Thank Scamp5
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We visited the hotel on our way to The Dolphin hotel as a day trip from Colombo. The hotel looked really nice and the setting was very nice. We got here around 12pm on October 8th. After deciding to stop for a coffee and a juice. The price on the menu were in dollars and euros. I asked the staff... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Arrived with high expectations, to be sadly disappointed. Rooms were nice, whilst the fabrics chiars etc were all very tatty. Bed was lovely and big and comfortable. Room , very small for the size of the hotel, BUT THERE IS NO SUN SHADES ON THE RESORT AT ALL. When i asked why ? They told me that the Senior Managers... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranweli Holiday Village is an eco-friendly resort located on a 22-acre peninsula where mangrove forests and winding rivers converge to meet the sea. Located only 18 kms from Colombo's International Airport, Ranweli is the perfect base to explore the fascinating history, culture and nature of Sri Lanka. The hotel is on Waikkal Beach & provides bungalows & rooms with a private bathroom. The resort has an outdoor pool and its own restaurant & bar. Each bungalow / room is air-conditioned, has a safe, sitting area and telephone. The attached bathroom includes a hot/cold shower. Guests can enjoy a beach volleyball, billiards or table tennis at Ranweli. Water activities such as paddle boating, canoeing and kayaking are available. Ranweli is able to organize boat rides and bird watching tours. You can experience multi-cuisine dishes at the buffets of the resort's restaurant & a variety of liquor is served at the pool bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ranweli Holiday Village

Address: Ranweli Hotel Road, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range: ₹ 7,523 - ₹ 16,620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ranweli Holiday Village 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Ranweli Holiday Village Waikkal
Ranweli Holiday Village Hotel Waikkal
Ranweli Holiday Village Sri Lanka/Waikkal
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Beautiful bungalows and nice food!”
 of 5 bubbles SonjaO_13, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near to Restaurant are good, as you have walk far for other rooms. Request for Beach facing rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Mamdooh, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“they have new rooms which should open up soon which are right on the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles ronaldalmeida, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe bungalow facing the sea”
 of 5 bubbles Munchkinbroth, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Full Sea View Room”
 of 5 bubbles 154tina_, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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