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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is located not far from the ticket office for Sinharaja forest reserve. It is not particularly clean but not exactly dirty. There were large cobwebs in the room and dust under the beds and a broken mirror. The room was large and there was adequate storage. It had a small balcony overlooking the tea plantation. The bathroom was...

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Alexandra, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used this motel as a base for birding in the Sinharaja Rainforest. We had a basic, comfortable, air-conditioned room with a balcony overlooking a long valley to the hills beyond. The room could have been cleaner with an old shampoo bottle and soap wrapper still left in the bathroom and hair blocking the shower drain. Nonetheless, the food and...

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Simple clean rooms with hot water and fantastic view on the sinharaja forest. Hotel team is very nice and doing the task with the heart. Good access to the park entrance. On the down side : they obvioulsy run on limited budget reflecting on the sheets with heavy naftalin smell, towels quite old and limited amenities. Nothing that prevent enjoying...

1Thank ACNHTravellers
Sri Lanka
Reviewed 21 August 2016

In a town like Kalawana where options are limited, this is one of the places that we found that was value for money. Though there are few other hotels/lodgers closer to the main attraction within a similar budget we felt the level of comfort was more at the Rock View Motel. Just 2Km form the Vaddagala junction on the main...

2Thank Sandaruwan
Encinitas, California
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I must say that my experience apparently differed from some of that of other reviewers. The room did have good a/c and are reasonably appointed. Not as spotlessly clean as described by others and slightly buggy. As noted the views are quite nice overlooking a tea plantation and beyond. Although certainly not nearly as convenient, the rooms are superior to...

1Thank peterginsburg
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Rock view motel offers beautiful view of tea plantation and Sinharaja rain forest. We spotted a few birds from our balcony. It's about a 25 minutes drive to the forest entrance. Rooms are spacious, airy and clean. The owner is very friendly and arranged delicious curds and palm honey for us after dinner. The staff is good and arranged for...

1Thank TheRealZambo
Reutlingen, Germany
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We stayed 2 nights in the Rock View Motel to start from here our trip to the Sinharaja Rain Forest. The staff was very friendly, the food served also. Our son liked especially the fried rice platter... The first night a group of Chinese bird watchers were with us in the Motel - a bit noisy but o.k. The Rock...

1Thank Michael R
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The location of this property is very beautiful, next to a tea plantation. The view from the rooms and the dining area is just mesmerising. The staff is very nice and friendly. I had the best local food here in my entire trip and the variety was simply awesome. The rooms are very basic but neat and clean and comfortable....

1Thank SudeshnaDey
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed here for two nights as part of a bird watching tour of Sri Lanka. We were in room number 1 which is above the restaurant; it has a balcony with stunning views (to the front and left hand side). The spacious room was simple but clean with a double and single bed. The air-conditioning worked well as did...

1Thank mikeedeedee
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 10 January 2015

It's a little hard to find, but personally I found it worth the search. Kalawana is a pretty rural region, and the obvious main attraction is the Sinharaja rain forest. The motel is located a few kilometers away from the Sinharaja entrance. It's very near a tea plantation, almost inside the tea plantation. The rooms overlook a breathtaking view of...

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Address: Rakwana Rd, Weddagala, Kalawana, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kalawana
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Rock View Motel Sri Lanka/Kalawana
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“We had room 1 which had an nice view and the wifi worked there sometime”
 of 5 bubbles vanisle_al, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms of the main building for the best views. Room No1 best for birding.”
 of 5 bubbles Sandaruwan, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has stunning views to the front and left hand side; rooms 2 and 3 are also in the same area above the restaurant.”
  • Restaurant with stunning views
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 of 5 bubbles mikeedeedee, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All similar”
 of 5 bubbles lize574, 8 Apr 2013 | Read review
“They have only 3 rooms, they all have the same view.”
 of 5 bubbles Tiina333, 17 Feb 2013 | Read review
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