Kalundewa Retreat
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8.8
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10
Exceptional service
9.1
Recommended by 95% of guests
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center7 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportAnuradhapura Airport (ACJ)
Distance to airport54.5 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

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8.0
Very good
Room comfort & quality
Superior Chalet
Superior Chalet
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  • Room size: 300 m²/3229 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 super king bed
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Boat Villa
Boat Villa
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  • Room size: 170 m²/1830 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 super king bed
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Grand Deluxe
Grand Deluxe
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 king bed
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Romantic Cottage
Romantic Cottage
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  • Room size: 350 m²/3767 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe - Double
Deluxe - Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Lake Suite
Lake Suite
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  • Room size: 150 m²/1615 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 king bed
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Bungalow Suite with King Bed
Bungalow Suite with King Bed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed
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Bungalow Suite
Bungalow Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 2 double beds and 1 king be...
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Superior King 1 Bedroom Suite
Superior King 1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Lake view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior 2
Superior 2
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  • Lake view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 king beds or 1 king bed
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8.8
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Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.6
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service9.1
Value for money8.3
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10.0
Exceptional
Ian from Malaysia
Couple
Lake Suite
Stayed 4 nights in October, 2018
Superb Retreat in a great location.”
Superb secluded retreat with a beautiful eco theme. Staff are wonderful and rooms are clean. A great location for visiting Sigariya and the Temple Cave. A visit to one of the national parks is also not to be missed. The resident chef will cater for your every need.
Reviewed October 22, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Chloe from United States
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 2 nights in October, 2018
Magical experience ”
We were surprised when we found out the hotel was situated on a 110 acre farm land with views of mountains and mango and pomegranate lined pathway to the entrance. All of the staff and management are so incredibly welcoming, generous and work so hard to ensure a great experience. The rooms are gorgeous and the Sri Lankan food is stunning.
Reviewed October 11, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Fayyaz from Qatar
Family with young children
Romantic Cottage
Stayed 1 night in August, 2018
The Best place to visit in the whole of Sri Lanka”
Although the place is quite expensive, it is just amazing!!! no wonder it is almost always booked. We booked the romantic chalet and it is just breath taking. The whole room is made of glass with a private dipping pool and complete privacy. This is ideal for a romantic getaway (If price is not the factor for you) Agoda gives the best price for booking at this retreat. The common pool was recently opened and is filled with natural spring water. It is so clean that you can actually drink the water (yes, you could even drink the water!!!) there are not even traces of chlorine and you will be refreshed after your dip in the pool. All places are accessible using the round the clock golf cart Staff was very helpful and courteous. Chef Dinesh was outstanding. the food he served was the best I have had in Sri Lanka. He goes out of his way to make you feel special. He will even make custom food orders for you as per your taste. If I ever visit Sri Lanka I will definitely not miss this place.
Reviewed August 16, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Adrian from Qatar
Solo traveler
Boat Villa
Stayed 1 night in June, 2018
A perfect place to get away from it all”
Luxurious accommodation in a beautiful setting. Great food, freindly staff and a reasonably priced and impressive wine selection.
Reviewed June 26, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Livan from Sri Lanka
Couple
Superior Chalet
Stayed 1 night in April, 2018
One of the best location”
This was one of the best location in Sri Lanka, Staff was very professional yet friendly.
Reviewed May 05, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Solo traveler
Bungalow Suite with King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March, 2018
A beautiful quiet place ”
A lovely isolated location from which to visit Sigiraya, Kaudalla National Park or just take a relaxing break surrounded by countless hectares of paddy. It’s a long way from anywhere. You must have a driver. This brings me to my only criticism. I stayed for four nights and talked to three drivers in addition to mine. They all agree that the driver accommodation is very poor. They all mentioned very dirty, unwashed sheets and disgusting bedding and pilliows. They told me the food provided was so bad they chose to, as a group, drive to Dambulla and spend their own limited money on food. One morning they were given dahl for breakfast, which my driver and the other driver agreed was “off” and disgusting, impossible to consume. My driver asked permIssion to stop about an hour into our trip that day to buy food for breakfast out of his own pocket. A place charging the rates this resort charges should be able to spend the tiny amount necessary to look after our drivers.
Reviewed March 30, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Stephen from Australia
Solo traveler
Bungalow Suite with King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in March, 2018
Lovely setting and charming staff”
Kalundewa is very isolated. This is a good thing, it is quiet and you are surrounded by acres of rice paddy. You must have a driver because of the isolation. It is a beautiful access point for Sigiraya and for Kaudalla National Park.
Reviewed March 28, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
veena from United Kingdom
Couple
Bungalow Suite with King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in March, 2018
Serene, beautiful and relaxing....truely your money's worth”
Our travel to and stay at the Kalundewa Retreat made us fall in love with this beautiful country and its equally good people. Kalundewa Retreat is an epitome and essence of Sri lankan hospitality and beauty. It has wide-stretched lush green fields, friendly and caring staff, comfortable and stylish cottages with all facilities, amazing food and chef par excellence,
Reviewed March 19, 2018
7.6
Very good
Eric from Switzerland
Couple
Bungalow Suite with King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in February, 2018
Great Hotel in a stunningly beautiful place”
Great Experience. The few buildings comprising the resort are spread out in a unbelievably beautiful and huge grounds (forests, fields, ponds and etc.). Great room with comfortable and big modern bathroom and separate lounge. Bikes and buggies are available to get around. Staff is friendly but a bit slow. Their restaurant is in roofed open space immersed in nature. I recommend the Sri Lankan Curry... It's amazingly delicious. I can only recommend this place, especially for lovers of nature (birds, peacocks, squirrels, and many more) and peace who also want 5 star comfort in a architecturally well designed context.
Reviewed February 23, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Richard from United States
Group
Lake Suite
Stayed 1 night in December, 2017
One of the best rooms we have ever stayed in anywhere. ”
We are two couples who stayed in the upper and lower Banmee so we had the whole house and Jacuzzi to ourselves. What an amazing location in a lake with trees and water all around.
Reviewed December 31, 2017
8.4
Excellent
abdulla from Maldives
Family with young children
Lake Suite
Stayed 3 nights in December, 2017
Beautiful scenery ”
would like to come back again
Reviewed December 09, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Remco from Netherlands
Couple
Grand Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in April, 2017
Amazing nature retreat”
If you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy nature and peace, then this is a perfect accomodation. From here for sure you can do some sightseeing trips as well, but we just loved the surroundings. Friendly staff and good restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Make sure you get in touch with the Chef himself, as he can prepare so much more then what is on the menu (vegetarian options e.g).
Reviewed April 18, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
roger from United States
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 4 nights in March, 2017
Gorgeous property, perfect for relaxing in the afternoon after a hot mo”
Beautiful gracious rooms, wonderful service, good food, bikes provided for riding around the property (they even found a child's bike for a short woman), perfect setting in a gorgeous landscape.
Reviewed March 23, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
jaclyn from United States
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 2 nights in December, 2016
Not to be Missed”
Everything about Kalendewa was amazing; the food, location and especially the room. We had amazing views from our room. We biked around the property and took advantage of the resident Naturalist for a nature walk. We saw two owls among other birds. The staff was extremely friendly. Kalendewa is committed to preserving the environment and everything is eco friendly. I would recommend this location to anyone who enjoys nature, loves food and can appreciate the simple things in life.
Reviewed December 21, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Valerio from Italy
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in July, 2014
just perfect”
nature,staff,rooms
it was a dreaming resort, peaceful and just nature all around. I loved it. I would go there for sure in case I will visit again that amazing country. staff very nice and always helpful, english good. little pool in the mifle of rise land, just perfect. rooms big and brand new and with style. (I am architect so I know something about it...), price good for what you get.
Reviewed November 13, 2014
4.7
Ezequiel from New Zealand
Family with young children
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 2 nights in April, 2014
Remote Property in the middle of nowhere”
Room was nice, and nothing else
The property is in the middle of nowhere. There are no facilities to speak of. Not even a bar or restaurant. The room has a tv but 90% of channels are blocked because Hotel doesn't pay for the subscription to major news or sport channels. There is no pool, no entertainment, nothing. It is a hotel which opened well before it should have been. And at night there is nowhere to go because you are literally in the middle of nothing. Don't until they build facilities to accommodate guests.
Reviewed July 29, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Steven from United States
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 2 nights in April, 2014
Quiet retreat in nature in a plush bungalow”
quiet nature surroundings, room quality, attentive staff
Kalundewa Retreat is situated on a large tract of land that is a vivid contrast to the hustle and bustle and constant traffic of so many other places in Sri Lanka. There are lots of sounds of nature, especially the peacocks! They have walking/jogging paths and mountain bikes available to explore the grounds and surrounding area. There is even a nature walk. You may need to phone ahead for directions as it is a little hard to find since it is well tucked away. Our air conditioned bungalow was opulent and comfortable. The king-size mattresses were heavenly with comforter on top. Flat screen TV with lots of English speaking channels was another plus one can never take for granted in overseas hotels. The bathroom shower was the best we have ever experienced with a shower overhead like a gentle rain AND another regular shower head that gives more water pressure. The shower alone is larger than many hotel's entire bathrooms. The food was delicious and plentiful in the open air restaurant (bring your mosquito spray as there is no indoor eating area). The view over the open field toward the mountains on one side, and a delightful small lake on the other side to watch the cranes land and take off. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to be served your meal as the chef cooks from scratch vs. food prepared ahead of time that sits. Perhaps you could phone your meal order ahead of time from your bungalow and come to the restaurant at the appointed time or have it delivered to your bungalow.
Reviewed April 15, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
luis from Spain
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 2 nights in September, 2017
Impresionante”
Rodeado de campos de cultivo, caminos que unen las diferentes estancias en una extensa hacienda en la que los únicos medios de transporte entre ellas son caminar, las bicicletas que ceden gratuitamente a los huespedes o un coche electrico. Tuvimos la suerte de ver mejorada nuestra reserva a una Suite, no hay palabras de agradecimiento porque si la normal ya es espectacular la suite es impresionante. Cemento pulido, madera, cristal... una construccion vanguardista, integrada en el paisaje y con unas vistas abiertas al campo y a la montaña no dejan indiferente. Hay una piscina en las proximidades, organizan cursos de cocina, paseos... El personal siempre pendiente de lo que puedas necesitar y en muchas ocasiones anticipandose a ello. Es un excelente lugar para hacer base y visitar Dambulla, Siguiriya, Polonnaruwa...incluso para no visitar nada y disfrutar del lugar.
Reviewed September 07, 2017
7.0
Very good
Karina from Spain
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 3 nights in August, 2015
Entorno agradable, habitaciones pequeñas”
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Reviewed September 04, 2015
8.0
Excellent
KIMIYUKI from Japan
Couple
Deluxe - Double
Stayed 1 night in August, 2018
デラックスダブルに宿泊”
120㎡と記載されていたので、広い部屋でのんびりできると思い予約しました。アゴダに記載されていることを信用して宿泊したが、当日部屋に入ると、たった30㎡程の広さしかなかった。騙されたようだった。
Reviewed October 29, 2018
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