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Ranweli Holiday Village

Expedia.comUS$ 84*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The room was nice (deluxe beach bungalow) and most of the staff was very kind but thats about it on the positive side. the food was horrible, the gym unusable, the sea polluted, the pool made the lips feel numb after swimming (scary), the food was horrible (we took a car into town every night to get proper food), the...

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1Thank Eveeeee55555
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Myself and husband returned home this morning after spending a week at the ranwelli....we were very concerned after reading recent reviews we rang virgin holidays to see if we could change to a different hotel but we would of lost 90 percent of our money so we decided to keep our holiday as it was ......i am so glad as...

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4Thank Tracy J
UK
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We stayed at this hotel for two weeks at the end of March 2017. We arrived at 3am in the morning and there was a member of staff and a bellhop waiting for us at reception. I should warn you here that many travel agents are extremely naughty and only book your room from the day of arrival so if...

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7Thank mlu032
Essex, UK
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited this hotel for 6 days as part of a dream birthday celebration holiday. We had booked through virgin and had nothing but issues with them and the local rep was absolutely no use at all leaving us to deal with all our problems on email ourselves. The hotel staff in comparison were very good with...

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2Thank LucyandClive
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Well the staff is nice the room was good but the A/C was so bad.it wasn't cooling well.but the lunch was good buffet.its more suitable for foreigners because the bar menus and orders menus also in euros thats one downside as my opinion. Thank you 😊

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Thank Hashan A
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Didn't know what to expect from this hotel due to the reviews but had a amazing holiday experience here. Firstly the staff made the experience they all were friendly & helpful that is from reception/ cleaning/waiting staff to the life guards. The bungalows where great too with lovely views either overlooking the sea or pool. Enough room & privacy to...

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Thank Tristan H
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I been this to hotel 7-8 years back & recently. They have offers for Sri Lankans for the spend the days. Food is ordinary & when compare to other hotels around not good at all. Not much choices in the buffet. But good rooms & located in a good place.

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Thank lakshansilva
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 11 March 2017

i am a nature lover & enjoyed the experience of just 24 hours immensely. nicely paved pathway leads to the reception where it was lit just enough to give a cosy feeling; front office staff very obliging tho it was not manned often. ferry man quite deft & helpful, (u don't have to "pay the ferry man", not yet). luckily...

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Thank mariansira
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Please refer to the previous review entitled "Disappointing" by dotsville. Stayed from 19th to 25th February 2017 and couldn't leave quickly enough. To summarise - we were treated like a second class guest, food was awful, repetitive, ran out, tinned fruit every day - its was like school dinners only worse. Grumpy nervous temperamental staff. Menacing manager. "Anthoney" rude and...

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Thank LizzyIrons
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel has so much more potential. The bungalows are lovely. They were well equipped and clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable that I have slept in. The surroundings are beautiful and well kept. Unfortunately the service was a big let down. The food was very limited and also repetitive. I expected Sri Lankan food but...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: ₹ 4,277 - ₹ 9,980 (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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“Avoid going to this hotel”
14111966, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“beach view bungalows”
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Michelle0991, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most room have a sea view, but just in case ask for one.”
X7737TOpeterh, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows are the only way to fully appreciate the location.”
mlu032, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Standard sea view bungalow -views of sea only negative older bathroom. Deluxe sea view bungalow - amazing.”
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