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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am still in sri lanka whilst writing this review kalu's could be a nice place it is in a nice setting but very poor management. We were given out of date bottled water for our packed lunch also gone off apples black eggs. After a very long day at a safari we got back no one had touched our...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience on Trip Adviser. We are truly happy to read your comments on our service We have also taken note of your less positive comments on the service of the associates which I have already taken up with the relevant personnel for immediate rectifications. Also want to keep you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our 9th wedding anniversary at Kalu's Hideaway and we felt it was the perfect getaway with the kids. The room that was allocated to us by the pool was lovely, very spacious and just what we needed to have with the kids. The food was excellent and the service levels were commendable. We would definitely recommend Kalu's Hideaway...

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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read the reviews we weren't sure what to expect. The hotel exceeded our expectations. We did a afternoon safari with them which was great! Pool was nice and they had a table tennis table and darts too. Restaurant staff very friendly and attentive. Great breakfast.

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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in one of the superior rooms for a couple of nights while on our honeymoon. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly (a common theme throughout Sri Lanka) and the hotel is set on a great site, excellent place to chill out and enjoy the veranda and the pool. Also probably a great spot from which to explore...

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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very good, spa treatment was fabulous. If flies don't disturb you the experience is even better. Breakfast options were slightly limited not much local options, I recommend to try the tea instead of coffee. In the morning there was a lot of sound of a gardener trimming grass which was slightly loud during spa treatment I requested...

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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 and the services . We regret any inconvenience that may have been caused to you during your stay with us. We continue to be...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

after driving on a small dusty road into nowhere, we first thought we took the wrong way and did not know what to expect. we were very surprised when arriving at the probably best hotel we stayed during our trip through Sri Lanka! a relaxing and quiet place in a great atmosphere where you can lay back at a big...

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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...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We (only) stayed here for 1 night but wish we'd stayed more! The hotel is lovely, very unique, fabulous staff and delicious food. We stayed in the chalet in the grounds - well- fitted out, huge comfy bed and a little patio area to sit out in the evening. Dinner was delicious : the Chef approached us earlier in 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...

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kalu's hideaway is the Dream-come-true of one of the most famous SrILankan cricketers. Hidden in scrub and trees lower from the dam on a large piece of land, in African style (I would say, dark, earthy colours and stylish Features) with manicured garden and lawns towards the river, beautifully fitted, large rooms in the main and adjacent building (including AC,...

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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...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited here two weeks ago and had a wonderful stay. Staff are polite, attentive and friendly. Food is delicious, plentiful and covers a wide range of Sri Lankan and western tastes. We had a room in the garden (ground floor of two storey chalet) which was spacious, clean and had excellent amenities. The pool is a delight. Located close to...

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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...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

For wild lovers to see the beautiful & the natural wonders Kalu's Hideaway is the best place. Udawalawe famous for it's elephants, Lunugamwehera for leopards & sloth bear (many more)& of course the Yala National Park. All could be visited. Delicious 😋 Food, Spacious Rooms with Swimming 🏊 Pool.

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

Dear Guest Thank you and appreciate 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 staff Residents Manager

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $85 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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