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Bar Reef Resort
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  • Balcony/terrace

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          • Facilities 8.6
          • Location 8.5
          • Room comfort and quality 8.9
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          • Value for money 7.9
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          • Facilities 8.5
          • Location 8.1
          • Room comfort and quality 8.8
          • Service 8.6
          • Value for money 7.6
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          • Cleanliness 8.4
          • Facilities 10.0
          • Location 9.6
          • Room comfort and quality 8.5
          • Service 9.2
          • Value for money 8.4
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          • Cleanliness 8.7
          • Location 8.7
          • Room comfort and quality 8.7
          • Service 8.7
          • Value for money 8.7
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          • Cleanliness 10.0
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          • Cleanliness 8.7
          • Facilities 8.0
          • Location 9.3
          • Room comfort and quality 10.0
          • Service 7.3
          • Value for money 8.0
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          7.2
          Elion from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Villa
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
          Excellent Location, overpriced due to lack of competition ”
          This Eco resort we feel is highly overpriced. It is probably a matter of time until Kalpitiya has more competition in Hotels.
          Reviewed March 15, 2017
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          7.2
          Simon from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Cabana
          Stayed 5 nights in February 2017
          A totally relaxing resort”
          There is nothing to do but swim and walk along the beach, so bring your iPad and plenty of books. Wifi is very strong. There are very comfortable pool cabanas and beach facilities to laze away the day. We had cabana number 2 which was ideally situated near the pool and exceeded our expectations. Breakfast was good and the a la carte dinner was excellent but pricey and there isn't really anywhere else to eat out. The cup of tea and sweet treat around 3:30 was a welcome surprise. The staff were very friendly and willing to help. However, food and drink was more expensive than anywhere else we stayed. Thoroughly enjoyed our few days at the Bar Reef.
          Reviewed March 05, 2017
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          9.2
          Pavandeep from India
          Couple
          Cabana
          Stayed 1 night in February 2017
          Beautiful View ”
          The location of the resort makes it all worth it !! Beautiful sunset can be watched from a relaxed view. The have a therapeutic pool. Also, the staff is very customer service driven and do a great job.
          Reviewed February 17, 2017
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          6.4
          Seonaid from United Kingdom
          Group
          Cabana
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
          Lovely setting, room for improvement”
          The Bar Reef Resort is a lovely place to stay the setting is beautiful and the pool area is fabulous, the only downside is that the waiting staff were not very attentive, we had to search them out to order drinks and lunch and the wait time for food was long. I think with some training they would be excellent as they were very polite and friendly. I wouldn't let this out you off as the location and setting if the resort are gorgeous.
          Reviewed January 15, 2017
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          9.6
          Elizabeth from United States
          Solo traveler
          Cabana
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2016
          A fantastic and peaceful place to relax”
          I loved every minute of my time at Bar Reef; it was tranquil, supremely relaxing, and the highlight of my stay in Sri Lanka. The staff was the best I had experienced in a month in Sri Lanka-- very helpful, friendly and also highly professional, attentive to detail, and creating an atmosphere of respect and peace, which allowed me to enjoy the quiet of being in nature. The 40m long saltwater swimming pool was divine and the food delicious, and for me one of the most special aspects was being able to do yoga at sunrise and sunset on the beach with Marina. I had a wonderful time and miss this place already-- thank you to everyone for such a great stay!
          Reviewed June 17, 2016
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          8.8
          Kate from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Cabana
          Stayed 4 nights in May 2016
          Relaxing, peaceful, your every whim taken care of!”
          Very nicely designed, beautiful cabanas with total privacy, stunning stunning pool! Very well managed switched on staff who made our stay so comfortable despite 3 days of continuous rain! They couldn't do enough for us, such personal service with very flexible eating times and meals served where you liked even to the room. The perfect place to end our holiday for total relaxation. Great massages too from Marina who really cares about her clients!
          Reviewed May 21, 2016
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          8.3
          DIANE from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Cabana
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
          Perfect Location for a beach rest ”
          Location, dolphin trip, the room
          We stayed for two nights at Bar Reef Resort at the end of a very varied trip. It it most unusual for us to spend any part of a holiday lounging on a beach but this made a very relaxing end. The bungalows were great with outdoor rustic bathrooms, a garden and a seated veranda. The manager was brilliant but many of the staff had unfortunately no english at all and on the second night when the manager was not there it took an hour and 5 attempts with different waiters to get a gin and tonic. When it finally came the gin was drowned in tonic and curiously a teaspoon of cloves in each glass instead of ice!! Bit like being a the dentist!! At least we laughed about it...The dolphin trip was very worthwhile and the breakfasts were lovely. Dinners were nice too but rather lukewarm. The pool is very nice - decent length if you feel like swimming and the sea is swimmable too. Beach very clean. Didn't make use of the massage but Marina and her boyfriend were very friendly and interesting to talk to.
          Reviewed March 01, 2016
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          9.3
          Alexandra from Germany
          Couple
          Cabana
          Stayed 1 night in February 2015
          Back to nature with style”
          Natural encironment, open air experience, classy pool
          Great experience to sleep in an open house and shower under a palmtree! Staff is great always looking after your comfort. Great pool with sights towards the ocean and very classy lounges and pool chairs. Every cabana has its own garden so it very private, A bit pricy, but every detail of the hotel is made with love and natural materials. You pay for the experience of that concept and thats worth it! Great breakfast (included) and also great seafood at the restaurant.
          Reviewed February 12, 2015
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          9.0
          Frances from Sri Lanka
          Couple
          Cabana
          Stayed 1 night in August 2014
          A lovely natural hotel”
          Building architecture, pool, staff
          This hotel is extremely well built and thought out. We had out own little private cabana which is separated from the other cabanas with a thatched/bamboo wall. At night the path up to the pool from the cabana is light up with paraffin lanterns and is just beautiful. The hotel manager was very friendly and personable and made us feel very welcome. A lot of hotels in Sri Lanka can be remote, but this was rather more remote than others and the hotel knew this and charged a fair bit for dinner/snacks. Having said that the dinner was very nice, fresh ingredients and a fantastic atmosphere with an outdoor candlelight dinner. Because of this I was rather surprised the next morning by the breakfast which was rather poor - fairly limited selection, which included basic cereal. Egg cooked to order but wasn't great (unseasoned) There was a mosquito net for the lovely double bed, but must have missed some which were trapped inside as when I woke up I had about 40 bites (no exaggeration) and I heard other guests making the same comments.
          Reviewed September 01, 2014
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          7.7
          Muthoni from United States
          Solo traveler
          Cabana
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2014
          Great place to relax and chill out”
          Attentive kitchen staff; hotel was constructed using basic local material- and had a great rustic feel to it;
          Great and relaxing stay! Recommend this hotel to anyone looking for down time at the beach. Setting is serene and lovely and Sebastian who is in charge of the kitchen will ensure that you are well fed and have what you need to drink at all times!
          Reviewed April 19, 2014
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