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  • Balcony/terrace

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  • Bar

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  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 7.3
  • Location 7.5
  • Room comfort and quality 7.4
  • Service 7.9
  • Value for money 7.1
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  • Location 10.0
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  • Location 7.8
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  • Location 7.6
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  • Location 8.7
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 8.7
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Kevin from United Kingdom
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017
Good value for accommodation and in pleasant location”
Everything good except evening foodThe barbecue on the first night was clearly not freshly cooked and Ed so tough as to be inedible .It was slightly better on second evening but still not good
Reviewed May 31, 2017
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Hilary from Canada
Family with young children
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017
Glaming at it's best!”
Athgira was the perfect spot for our family of 5 (we had 2 tents, 3 kids in one tent, 2 adults in the other) mainly because of the pool which was welcome relief after our safari. There is not much to do in the town so 1 or 2 nights is enough. We did 4 nights and got a little bored. We enjoyed 2 1/2 safaris (one in the morning and one in the afternoon on a different day which was super interesting to see different animals) and a visit to the elephant rescue home. The highlight of Athgira was the STAFF - such a dedicated group of lovely people who went out of their way to make sure our family was comfortable.
Reviewed May 05, 2017
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Mark from Netherlands
Stayed 1 night in April 2016
Over-hyped 'camping' experience”
Not bad, but not worth the detour. They really overcharge for their BBQ, which is the only dinner option. Pool was nice though.
Reviewed August 29, 2016
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Suzanne from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in July 2016
Amazing and loved this place”
I cant understand how this place gets a low rating. I give it a 10. it is nice and also very clean. Also it is in a great location. I would stay here longer if I could. We loved it and also would recommend it anyone. Price is good too and also its like glamping.
Reviewed July 25, 2016
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Dave from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
Overall dissapointing”
The only reason to visit here is the national park close by. Teh accomodation was very expensie for what you get and the food pretty aweful to be honest.,
Reviewed June 03, 2016
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rachel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Glamping in the jungle ”
The fabulous 'tent' accommodation, pool,
I think this place is really underrated. The luxury tents are gorgeous and are spotlessly clean with a good bathroom and comfy beds. It's really glamping and a great place to stay pre safari. There's a river at the bottom and I saw a 3' ling monitor lizard creeping around it- my first sign of wildlife! The pool is fab but needs about 5 X as many sun loungers for the number of residents! Also a loungey area to mingle would be nice as otherwise everyone sits quite far from each other in the restaurant at night. The hotel organised a superb safari for the next morning on my arrival in very luxurious jeeps and I had a good guide and saw lots of elephants and wildlife. I'd recommend this place. The company also have another hotel called Athgira River Hotel and this is also lovely with very luxurious rooms and a nice pool. It's right opposite the Elepgant orphanage which is very handy and worth a visit to see cute little baby elephants at feeding time.
Reviewed January 14, 2016
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Federico from Italy
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Manager and organisation no good”
They make overbooking and send you in other hotel with price lower and dirty and don't refund the money. Don't book this hotel they have organization to take your money
Reviewed January 06, 2016
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Phillip from New Zealand
Stayed 1 night in November 2015
River Camping”
The Staff , The manager was a nice man, he enjoyed a good laugh
Ideal for a nights stay, rooms are comfortable not amazing. Everything is organised easily. Bbq,safari,private car problem. Felt as though they made a healthy profit without charging a fortune. Watched the river rise with the afternoon rain and never saw a mosquito . Maybe the time of year or just lucky . Park was nice too .
Reviewed November 14, 2015
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Mark from United Kingdom
Stayed 1 night in October 2015
Clamping in style.”
1. Location near to Udawalawae National Park 2. Breakfast down by the river 3. The swimming pool.
We arrived around 7 p.m. in the dark, the last 80 kms of our journey by tuc tuc which ran out of fuel on the way. Directions to this place are actually 4 km away at a restaurant of the same name/ownership. They at least provided a motorbike guide to help otherwise you would never find it. Our booking had not been received as the internet was down. That's all the negatives, thereafter we were treated wonderfully, a tent was found overlooking the river, dinner served by the recently opened swimming pool and arrangements made to go on Safari the next morning. The food is excellent we had Cuury & Rice washed down with Lion larger. The following morning at 05.45 we were served tea before our guide took us on the most amazing Safari into Udawalawe National Park, returning to the campsite around 9.30 a.m. We were ushered down to the river to our table for two, complete with tablecloth, exotic fruit platter and chilled juice. Cooked omelette followed with Ceylon tea / coffee and toasts including a local coconut roti. Just fabulous. We spent the morning in the pool, the best in Sri Lanka, swimming under the shade of Palm trees before checking out to visit the Elephant Transit Hospital. If you like camping then you will love this place, if you don't like bugs and insist on air conditioning then book elsewhere!
Reviewed October 15, 2015
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Min from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2015
very poor and bad Service”
I booked and paid on agoda on August 2015 for the room on October 2. While we arrive that day like 6pm .the hotel just say no room. And push us to their new hotel. New hotel is just ok, but more cheap , not happy!
Reviewed October 12, 2015
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