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Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed a night in Ranweli. Rooms are good well kept. Beach is good , quite clean. Property is not maintained well. Hospitality mediocre. Dinning below average, closes at 9.30 pm for dinner in a resort. Very mediocre spread for dinner and lunch. Refilling very slow and quality of cooking just average. A great property maintained badly.

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4Thank achuthan k
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The hotel surrounding is wonderful and good for a relaxation surrounded by nature & beach from the other side. Rooms are also well maintained. The staff is friendly & there are couple of activities that can be done at the premises. However, in terms of the food the buffet is not much of a good standard as one would expect...especially...

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Thank RasangiDS
Colombo
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The place and surrounding are admirable. However, we were really disappointed about the way we were treated by the Assistant front office manager. Basically i booked 3 Deluxe sea view bungalows via the head office. So upon arrival we were given the room keys and once we went to the rooms we realized that they are different to the description...

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Hotel M, Manager at Ranweli Holiday Village, responded to this review

Dear Ms Gayathri, Thank you for sharing your views on your recent stay at Ranweli Holiday Village. As explained by the Assistant Front Office Manager (AFOM), the hotel had a recent renovation of 17 rooms. These rooms are located on the left wing of the hotel and directly opposite the sea. They are categorized as Superior Deluxe rooms. Since these...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Stayed one night before a 9 night tour. The hotel is close to the airport and unusually located a short punt ride across the river. The food was similar to many of the buffets we encountered on tour though not as good as some with the desserts, whilst looking attractive, having no real flavours other than sweet. We did not...

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Thank Ken P
brighton
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Me and my Girlfriend, booked this last year and we were not disappointed, the grounds were lovely and well looked after. The staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us, although one of the bell boys did a little too much and managed to break one of our suitcases! The food was lovely and had plenty of variety so...

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1Thank the-gay-skater
Belgium
Reviewed 24 March 2015

My wife and i decided to have our wedding there which was attended by 30 Europeans and 30 Sri Lankan's. It was according to our knowledge the first ever wedding with a proper guest list and event plan they allowed in their hotel. We were happy. It was a symbolic location as that's where i proposed her to marry me....

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Thank Sanka C
brighton
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Had an amazing time here 2 years ago so decided to return, Not a lot has changed since the first review except for maybe the food. It was really quite repetitive and we spent more time visiting anthoneys over the road. the quality was ok but it was the same fruit and sweets every night. The hotel was very quite...

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1Thank furminger69
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Very nice hotel. This has been newly renovated. The decor is very nice. Rooms are excellent. Bathrooms have a very modern open air feel and very clean. The grounds are fantastic. Food was excellent. Very good spread for the buffet. We went on a boat ride on the river. It was great! Can do some fishing if your into that...

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2Thank Sanj G
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 March 2015

nice place to stay at! good food and friendly staff. the room looked right out onto the beach which was nice. It was a bit far away from the main area. About 10 minutes to walk. But all in all we had a great stay there.

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1Thank Peter_traveler_101
Reviewed 8 March 2015

We had a great time at Ranweli. The staff was very friendly and helpful. On my birthday they wrote "Happy Birthday" on the bed with leaves and flowers. I like that kind of stuff... Also nice that you have to take a boat over the little stream to get there. The food was also very good. All at what I...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • 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
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $96 - $235 (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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  • bungalow facing the sea, uninterrupted views.
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