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Kalu's Hideaway

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Solihull
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place. Only 16 rooms, infinity pool, gardens, river adjacent, plenty of bird life Quiet and peaceful. Close to the elephant reserve and the elephant transit home Small, but perfectly adequate buffet Brilliant room on the top floor with a treetop view of the surroundings Eagles, bee eaters, kingfishers and lots of others Quite a good Spa

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Bandara J, Manager at Kalu's Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Passed a few days at Kalu's place. The setting was excellent, the design of the buildings so well in keeping with the surroundings. Great service. And one special word for the food; fantastic. So good took time to meet the man behind the wonderful local Sri Lankan food. None other than Chandana Nirodhawardana, recall 'Nera' in short. Cannot speak highly...

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Bandara J, Manager at Kalu's Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time we stayed at Kalu's, because of its charm. Once you are in you can only hear the nature. The kids love the stream flowing by the hotel. Good service and food is ok. The service standard is maintained every time.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here during out Sri Lanka Tour and it wasn't the best of our hotels but the staff were lovely and so were the rooms. I felt the food could have been better as it really let the place down. Most of the hotels we stayed in had so many choices but this one did not. It was great...

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Bandara J, Manager at Kalu's Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Kalu's Hideaway as part of our Sri Lankan tour. The hotel has a strong cricket theme with lots of photos and cricket memorabilia throughout the reception area. The check-in was easily the best we have experienced - after the paperwork had been completed we were treated to either a head massage or a foot massage. First class....

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Bandara J, Manager at Kalu's Hideaway, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Gorinchem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The styling and ambiance is the best on our tour sofar. Also the staff is very friendly and the food and drinks rates are very fair. Why not a five rating ? The beds are short and the airconditioning old and very noisy and a good nights rest is the main function of a hotel

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Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We came to Kalu's Hideaway for a few nights at the start of our Honeymoon in Sri Lanka and could not have chosen a better place. We wanted somewhere to stay near the National Park to go on safari and we ended up with more than just somewhere to stay. Kalu's was a lovely, secluded and quiet hidden gem. The...

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Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Spent one night here before heading off to the safari park very close by. A cricket memorabilia heaven, the owner being an ex Sri Lankan player of some note. The place is a little quirky and different although lovely and comfortable. We had a room with a separate annex to sit outside in a covered area. A lovely garden where...

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Dear Guest, We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the high standard of service in the industry...

Midhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I spent two nights here so as to be able to visit the national park. On the plus side the buffet dinners and breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice including options which were child friendly. However the lunch I had there from a set menu took an age to appear. I waited nearly half an hour for the noodle...

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Dear Guest, We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay with us and We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A one night stop on a Sri Lanka tour, this place is a delight. Our guide was very excited as it's owned by a famous Sri Lankan cricketer and it's a small, comfortable oasis. We had one of the two larger rooms and it was comfortable and well equipped. Check in is friendly & efficient and you get offered a...

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Dear Guest, We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay with us and We highly appreciate your review of the kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are simply delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay and sincerely thank you for your words of praise on our staff, services and facilities. We continue to be...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 14 Fourteen Spacious rooms including 5 Superior rooms,6 Deluxe, 2 Chalets & 1 Suite, the hotel caters to the most unique clients. It provides the butler service with personalized dining menu of your choice. The Hotel is located just 5 Minutes next to Udawalawe National Park & Udawalawe Lake. From Colombo 187 km to the Hotel and around 04 hours drive from Colombo. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalu's Hideaway

Address: Walawegama | Udawalawe, Uda Walawe National Park 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: ₹ 5,171 - ₹ 10,343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalu's Hideaway 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Kalu`s Hideaway Hotel Uda Walawe National Park
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