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Polwaththa Eco Lodges

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at the Eco Lodges for two nights, in a cabin among the trees. The service was excellent, the staff was so kind and helpfull. We went to a guided trek with Themiya, he took us on a remote and beautiful trip. He really knows a lot, and care about the area. It was a great stay!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great alternative from the routine of hotels, OK so you had to ask for hot water for a shower, no problem with that, just give the staff a couple of hours notice to build a fire and heat up a barrel, alternatively have a cold one or take a guided walk for 10km plus to the waterfall,...

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1Thank Erinholm2
Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Difficult to get to. Taxi and tuk tuk drivers have no idea where it is and the Lodge does nothing to facilitate transport to or from the Lodge. Every journey up and down the hill has to be paid for. We stayed in a 'Superior' Homestay. Not sure what an ordinary one would have been like. The room was spartan...

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Nihal E, Guest Relations Manager at Polwaththa Eco Lodges, responded to this review

Your stay has been at the Home-stay and not at Polwaththa Eco-lodges. In promoting Community based Tourism, we try to get the locals to run their own Home-stay. Unfortunately, you have had a bad experience. We will get more involved in the running of the Home-stay until they can provide a more satisfactory service in the future.

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Eco Lodges is perfect if the natural world and swimming in waterfalls is paradise for you,and what a team they have working here! Friendly faces are always present, making sure that you are happy and content whenever you are on site.They will help you to arrange day trips, cabs, tuk Tuks and offer a range of appealing activities! We did...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Beautiful location, lovely service, authentic experience, eco and community-minded initiative. The 'soft walk' via the spice village to the waterfall is highly recommended - just gorgeous. Ask to go to the handloom textile workshop and the gem cutters in nearby village too - support local makers and industries, and take home genuine souvenirs at the same time. Thanks to Nihal...

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1Thank RGMill
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We booked 3 nights and even extended for another night because we liked it so much! :-) All cabanas are spread along the whole area, so you won't see or recognize any neighbours. Instead, you may watch plenty of birds, giant squirrels, monkeys...and staff will show you even more, e.g. wild pigs in the night. Amazing experience!! We booked several...

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2Thank Mathias F
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

If you like to be away from the common round trip route through Sri Lanka and like some more outdoor/camping/jungle experience you should go here. Already the drive by jeep into the lodge's premises gives you the feeling you are in the jungle and away from all the traffic. The privately situated lodges, looking like tree houses, together with all...

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1Thank Mirjan v
NL
Reviewed 27 January 2017

fantastic place! your lodge is really in the middle of the jungle on a mountain. good accomodation, good food and excellent trekking possibilities. the owners are very friendly and are willing to explain you everything about the place. during trekking very good guide who explained all about nature how locals make their living out of collecting spices aout of the...

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Banff
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My friend and I are two women in our late 20's - we stayed at Polwaththa in November at the start of our trip in Sri Lanka. We were looking for quiet, an opportunity to get close to nature, and to nourish ourselves, and that is exactly what we found. We came in low season and as we were the...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

You are surrounded by the jungle which is great. Lots of sounds from birds, frogs and other wild animals. The staff are brilliant and help you with any queries. We did 2 of the treks that are offered and found these really great. The food is fab and you get loads. It's a great place to relax and enjoy nature.

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  • Breakfast included
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Polwaththa offers a tropical island holiday experience in the relaxed, natural setting of a Kandyan jungle while giving you the personal attention you deserve, served in a traditional style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Polwaththa Eco Lodges

Address: 69/1 Wepathana, Kandy | via Digana, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Kandy
Price Range: $74 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Polwaththa Eco Lodges 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If you are dissatisfied with the eco lodges give up travelling and stay at home”
 of 5 bubbles Erinholm2, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles EsmeraldaYorkshire, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“lake view is a niche room with very nice view”
 of 5 bubbles gerrit_janNL, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lake view room is soothing but all the cottages are good.”
 of 5 bubbles SureshM222, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Cabin 1 is nearest the dining area which is convenient but less peaceful than some of the other rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Blackfords, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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