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Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge
Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge
Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge
Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge
Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge
Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge
Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

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8.3

Excellent

68 reviews

68 reviews

Housekeeping2
Food & Dining1
Children's activities1
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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Udawalawe Reservoir 4.7 km
Udawalawe Safari Camp 7.7 km
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport 34.1 km
Weerawila Airport 47.1 km
Koggala Airport 74.3 km
Ratmalana Airport 114.3 km
Ampara Airport 134.6 km
Bandaranaike International Airport 135.4 km
Batticaloa Airport 170.7 km
Sigiriya Airport 171.5 km

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

CDE Place Walawegama, Udawalawe City, Udawalawe, Sri Lanka, 70190 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Udawalawe City part of Udawalawe, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage, restaurant and fitness center are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Currency exchange

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Value for money8.2
Location rating8.4

Rooms available at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Super Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Super Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Super Deluxe Triple Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Triple Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Family
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Udawalawe with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 1667 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, kosher diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge?

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "Overall i will recommended this hotel to others."

    farzilah

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    February 3, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "the pool was very nice and awesome rooms!"

    Erin

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    April 20, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast was ok."

    Anna

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    January 10, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 153 Udawalawe properties
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Room comfort score
10/10
Cleanliness score
8.5/10
Value for money score
8.2/10
Room size
32 sqm.
Better than
99
%
of Udawalawe properties
Better than
95
%
of Udawalawe properties
Better than
93
%
of Udawalawe properties
Bigger than
93
%
of Udawalawe properties
Overall rating:

8.3

Excellent
68 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.3
Location
8.4
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More about Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

More about Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge

Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Taxi, car hire and shuttle services provided by the hotel make exploring Udawalawe even more convenient.
Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the hotel's charming on-site fireplace.
Packing light is possible at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include daily newspaper and cable TV.
In some select rooms, you can find bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. If you're picky about eating, don't worry! Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge has a selection of cuisine types including kosher options.
A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool. Check out the hotel's fitness facility to stay fit and firm on vacation.
Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like non-motorized water sports. Get social at the hotel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
Facilities at this hotel are rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in the city.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Swimming Pool

6 mentions

Food & Dining

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot spring bath

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

Ali Mankada Restaurant

  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
CDE Place Walawegama, Udawalawe City, Udawalawe, Sri Lanka, 70190
Excellent
Location

8.4

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until14:00

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)1667 LKR

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 11
  • Room voltage230
  • Year property opened2013

Reviews of Nil Diya Mankada Safari Lodge from real guests

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8.3
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.3
Location8.4
Room comfort and quality10.0
Service8.1
Value for money8.2
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Rating
9+ Exceptional (18)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
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Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (7)
Sep - Nov (5)
Dec - Feb (20)
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10.0
Exceptional
Nazreen from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Best stay of our trip”

We loved every aspect of Nil Diya Mankada, our rooms were clean, spacious and very comfortable. The food was fantastic and the staff were very helpful. They even have an ayurvedic spa to wind down. The manager was a very hospitable person generously offering help as well. The arrangements for the car and driver to and from the hotel saved us plenty of trouble too. Definately a joy to have been able to stay here!

Reviewed August 02, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Kylie from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Great location, wonderful for families”

This was a simply beautiful lodge, rooms were excellent, pool clean and maintained, staff so very friendly. Venue lovely for children to run around, restaurant on site but poor quality food, I think they are still developing menu but we still loved staying here. Would stay here again!!!! Air con, TV , fridge, has everything you need after a hot safari, small convenience stores close to buy drinks to put in your fridge. We spent two nights here and that was perfect really, one of the better places we stayed in Sri Lanka!!

Reviewed July 16, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Beautiful surroundings”

A beautiful resort, we only stayed for 1 night to do an early morning safari. The hotel organized the safari for us. Clean and nice family room. Our kids loved the turtles and fish pond, as well as the small playground and swimming pool. The breaskfast is fairly basic and since we didn't have it included in our room fee, it was pricey for what it was. Our kids ate one bowl of cereal each, but we were still charged full price for them - bit disappointing. Otherwise no faults, would stay again.

Reviewed April 24, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
farzilah from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Value for money, very green hotel ”

We stayed for 1 night only. Room are clean and nice. Value for money and we ordered room service. Foodswas good and we enjoy our room service foods. Staff friendly and the hotel arrange for our safari tour. We walk around the hotel. Some part of the hotel facilties run down due to less visitors. You can't swim if that you looking at, but its fine for us since we are there for safari. Overall i will recommended this hotel to others. Nice place to stay... Due bring your ear plugs since the hotel located near to tample and the prayer start at 5am.

Reviewed February 03, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Bridie from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Great resort close to Uda Walawe. ”

This resort offers the perfect accommodation when visiting Uda Walawe NP. My family with two young children (aged 2.5 and <1), stayed here for 1 night. The pool and gardens are perfect for children (and parents), and the villa was kept clean. We organised our morning safari through the resort at the standard price (4000 rupees for the jeep + park fees). The only downside the resort was the buffet dinner. I felt it was overpriced and not particularly tasty. We also experienced the buffet breakfast after our safari which was a better experience. I would highly recommend staying here if you are passing through this area to visit Uda Walawe.

Reviewed August 11, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
John from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Lovely village ”

We stopped there for 2 nights. Staff organised us safari ride. It was the most exciting time to watch elephants just 2 steps in front of you, crocodiles, buffalo, peacokos and much more. After we had relaxing time by the pool. The lodge is located in friendly village. Worth to go for a walk around. Amazing stay.

Reviewed October 10, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Pernilla from Sweden
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Perfect stay for Safari tourists”

Close to Udawalawe national park. Nice rooms and garden. The pool is perfect during a hot day.

Reviewed November 04, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Aaron from Australia
Family with young children
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

Very good”

Stayed here two nights and had the whole place to ourselves. Staff were great and organized two fantastic safaris through them which were brilliant. Food is well priced and good. Pool could do with a clean. Overall very satisfied as we have stayed at other safari lodges in sri lanka that are very overpriced. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed May 24, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Anna from Finland
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Nice hotel”

All over a nice place and worth of money. Pool was good and the stuff really friendly. They arranged everything, tuktuks, safari and transfer to another city. Room was ok, but the maintenance could be better. Room was not cleaned daily and as the air is so humid, towels didn’t dry at all. Room service didn’t pick up the food plates, so it attracted a lot of ants. Restaurant was nice, but prices are double compared to nearby village restaurant prices. Breakfast was ok.

Reviewed January 10, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Grant from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Family
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Lovely hotel in Udawalawe”

Very enjoyable stay - beautiful hotel, grounds and pool. It was a tranquil & comfortable setting that was convenient to get to the safari parks. A lot nicer than in the pictures online. Restaurant food was basic which was a shame as if you could have enjoyed a beautiful meal here it would have been fantastic. Staff were polite and helpful but would be handy to have more info of local activities. I'd definitely stay here again but would research other places to go for dinner to provide some different options.

Reviewed February 07, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Pek from Macau SAR, China
Group
Triple Room with Garden View
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

facilities good”

can do a lot outdoor activities in the hotel. national park safari can be booked in the hotel.

Reviewed June 16, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
frederic from Belgium
Family with young children
Deluxe Family
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

Great place to go for safari ”

Very nice hotel with family rooms and comfortable beds and rooms. They organise tours with jeeps twice a day to go to Udawalewa. Udawalewa is great to see elephants, buffalos and birds. Hotel can organise other tours (we visited the manor house, it was interesting). This hotel is great for families as it is quiet, there is a large garden where children can play, a play ground for grown-ups and a nice pool facing trees and nature. Food is buffet style, it is ok, mainly Sri Lankab food. The only thing is that they told me they have complimentary bikes but bikes were really not in good condition so we could not have a bike ride as we planned. Although I definitely recommend the place for couple of nights!

Reviewed January 04, 2018

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6.8
Good
Alison from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

beautiful place do not get a massage!!”

Beautiful place to stay and easy access to the safari. Had a very lovely stay until my friend and I decided to get a massage (both young females). Both of us experienced repeated unwanted sexual touching from the masseuse (male). We tried to inform the reception, however it appeared not to be understood. Obviously this experience greatly ruined our stay and made us feel quite uncomfortable. Would recommend the place but not the beauty spa!!

Reviewed April 01, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Erin from New Zealand
Group
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Great pool and nice rooms ”

The only thing we could complain about was the buffet, the food was cold and the selection was not great. Other than that the pool was very nice and awesome rooms! Would come back again but would avoid eating at the hotel

Reviewed April 20, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Jonas from Sweden
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Friendly with attention to details”

Close to the park, nice rooms of high standard that are well served, friendly staff. Monkeys, lizzards etc in the area increases the attractivity

Reviewed July 30, 2016

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4.8
Eelco from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Ok hotel, but overpriced and low quality of service and food.”

The hotel is OK and the rooms are spacious, but a bit outdated and not very clean. The manager is mainly trying to earn more money from the tourists. For example breakfast is not included (which was clear during booking), however the price was far too high (>10USD) and food was of low quality. Same as the dinner, do not eat here.

Reviewed February 27, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
virginia from Armenia
Family with young children
Super Deluxe Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Paradise”

Great place,clean,big,very nice staff,lovely surrounding!

Reviewed March 04, 2017

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4.4
Nikhil from United States
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL. RIP OFF SCAM”

These guys ripped us off. We booked three rooms on Agoda. The booking said that each room can accommodate two people, as its a large double bed. So we had two pax per room. When we checked out of the hotel, they charged us for each person. We got into a huge verbal fight, which ruined our Sri Lanka trip and made us late for our flight. These guys are a scam.

Reviewed October 28, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Morten from Denmark
Family with young children
Deluxe Family
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Nice place, would come back”

Nice service and well maintained property and facilities.

Reviewed February 12, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
JOSE from Spain
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Paraíso en la selva”

Comodidad. Trato excelente del staff. Amplias habitaciones y muy bien equipadas.
Reviewed September 15, 2015

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