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River Side Cabanas Yala Hotel
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  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room comfort and quality 8.9
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.9
  • Food and dining 8.7
  • Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room comfort and quality 8.8
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.9
  • Food and dining 8.3
Exceptional
based on 8 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.3
  • Location 9.3
  • Room comfort and quality 9.5
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for money 9.5
  • Food and dining 8.8
Excellent
based on 4 reviews
  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 7.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 9.0
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for money 8.5
  • Food and dining 9.0
Excellent
based on 8 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 8.8
  • Food and dining 8.9
Excellent
based on 3 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.0
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 8.0
  • Value for money 8.7
  • Food and dining 10.0
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9.2
Richard from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
excellent ”
recommend food was awsome
Reviewed January 31, 2017
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7.6
Gary from Australia
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2016
Good for Safari”
Very friendly owner & family. Dinner was superb. Need to update the tree house,especially bathroom.
Reviewed May 08, 2016
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8.4
Deepak from India
Family with young children
Standard River View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016
Good hotel for nature lovers”
We stayed at the Tree house for two nights. We had a nice experience of living in a house beside the river, and watching the birds and nature go about it's way. We, also at one time, saw two hornbills on the tree right beside the tree house. The owner couple ensure that all the needs of the guests are taken care of. They are very helpful, and the traditional sri lankan food that they prepare is very tasty. They also helped arrange for a safari (for all guests) at a reasonable price. One needs to ensure that the mosquito nets provided are cleared of any mosquitoes, and other than that, the stay is very relaxing. One can hear the sounds of the wilderness at night. We also had fireflies for company at night :) It was our first experience at living in a tree house, and it turned out to be very exciting.
Reviewed May 01, 2016
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10.0
Liane from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard River View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Amazing!”
Tree houses, food, safari
We have been travelling around Sri Lanka for the past two weeks and this accommodation has been the best yet! Having never stayed in a tree house before we were not sure what to expect but it was brilliant, I think I have slept the best here for our two nights than I have elsewhere in Sri Lanka! We didn't venture out for food because the food here is the best we have tasted in Sri Lanka. We also arranged a safari through the owner which was amazing and we managed to see two leopards. The early morning start is well worth the effort and the guide we had spoke good English and had great knowledge of the animals having done this for 15 years. We will have fond memories of this place and genuinely wished we could have stayed longer.
Reviewed February 19, 2016
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7.3
Shahnaz from Singapore
Family with teens
Standard River View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
A great experience”
Special, charming and authentic
It was a good experience staying at an authentic tree house at River Side. They served very yummy home cooked Sri Lankan lunch as well and helped us organise a trip to the Yala Safari Park. The people working there are also friendly and accomodating.
Reviewed February 12, 2016
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8.8
Kathrin from Germany
Family with young children
Standard River View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Fantastic Food”
Place stands out for fantastic food and friendly staff. Accomdation is very basic but an adventure, unfortunately loud music from across the river kept us from a good nights rest...
Reviewed February 04, 2016
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9.3
Theodora from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
Wonderful stay! ”
Cosy environment, natural and safe
I was a female single traveler. Stayed for two nighs (April 6 & 7, 2015)Very flexible and even offered my driver accommodation. He arranged the Yala safari tour, in which the guide was really great. We were lucky to be able to see leopards for three times! Nice place as it's really in the woods. There is mosquito nets so insects wasn't a problem. I really enjoyed my stay there!
Reviewed April 15, 2015
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8.0
Gareth from Denmark
Family with young children
Standard River View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
Unique experience”
Friendly host, unique treehouse experience, good guide to Yala.
Maybe some people will think a primitive shack above a river is overpriced. However for us it was a great and unique experience we won't forget.
Reviewed April 06, 2015
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10.0
huang from China
Couple
Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2015
Nice stuff, nice food”
Food
The stuff there are so nice, and the food there is so Sri Lanka , we love that. Tree view of tree house is good , if the bug don't bother you
Reviewed March 23, 2015
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9.3
Marion from Australia
Family with teens
Standard River View
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
Unique place to stay ”
Location; friendly family service; close to nature
We loved the unique experience of staying in the tree houses on the bank of the river. Dimithu and his family couldn't have done more for us . The home-cooked food was delicious. The sounds of the frogs at night and the birds in the morning made this a place to stay like no other in our travels in Sri Lanka.
Reviewed February 04, 2015
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