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Leeds, United Kingdom
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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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Gorinchem
Reviewed 1 week 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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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...

Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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...

Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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...

Midhurst, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in another hotel without a pool and for 500 LKR per adult you could go over and have a swim and lounge around. There are other facilities there as well. Table tennis table. Climbing frame. Tree house and also some swings. The hotel seems a bit dated but was well looked after

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

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your feedback following your stay at kalus hideaway udawalawe. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. While thanking you for staying with us, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable stay. best regards from the manager .

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a nice time here. They are very eco friendly and trying to be self sufficient with growing their own vegetables. The room that we stayed in was clean and well furnished. The hotel staff and very friendly and were great with our 3 year old. The buffet style food was good too.

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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...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this delightful hotel for one night during our recent 3 week holiday to Sri Lanka as it was a good location for accessing the nearby Udawalawe National Park. Our driver explained who owns the hotel and his cricketing background i.e. Romesh Kaluwitharana. Kalu played in the Sri Lankan side that won the cricket World Cup in 1995....

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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...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights to visit Uda Walawe NP. We enjoyed our visit here enormously. There was a slight issue with us being allocated a different type of room from that booked by our agent but this was not a big issue. Our third floor room was comfortable and had a balcony with easy chairs and a great view....

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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...

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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: $98 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalu's Hideaway 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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