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This was our second trip to Ranweli, we last went about 3 years ago so we can compare it to a previous experience. We even recognized a lot of the same staff.
The fact that you have to cross to the hotel by ferry is...More
The location is great. It's on a beach, with fun waves to play in. The resort is nice with a pool and other amenities. We enjoyed kayaking down the river.
The room is nice. The extra bed they gave us is truly a bed and...More
An eco resort consists of separate bungalows laid out on the beach. Accessed by crossing a narrow stream by Ferry. The place seems to be patronised by many foreign guests, mainly from Europe (Germany), with families with small kids. Many seem to be repeated visitors....More
Great site. Tasted sea food. Friendly staff. Rooms were superb. Great view. Excellent service. great location for entertainment. very attractive night view. A different experience. Night view is superbe
We had our honeymoon here in November 2015 through Virgin holidays on a half board basis,
On arrival to the hotel, you cross the river in a boat and are surrounded by wildlife and peaceful surroundings. We had great help with our bags, got a...More
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WE would not have considered taking a trip to The Elephant Ophange from Ranweli as it would be about a 2.5 hour journey each way. It is also somewhere that is not advised to visit due to the treatment of the elephants - not... More
WE would not have considered taking a trip to The Elephant Ophange from Ranweli as it would be about a 2.5 hour journey each way. It is also somewhere that is not advised to visit due to the treatment of the elephants - not actually an orphanage as such.
Many other places that trips go to are even further away. We had a tour for a number of nights with a car and driver, but if you want to use Ranweli as a main base you could still go off for a one or two night tour and return to Ranweli after that (car and driver is the way to do it - the good hotels have driver accommodation, so you would not have to pay extra for that.
Colombo well worth a visit IMO and that is only an hour os so away from Ranweli and you could even use a train to get there, but would need a tuk tuk or something to get you to the train station.
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"Choose one of the rooms that are closer to the beach"