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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

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Galkadawala Palugaswewa, Habarana 50150 Sri Lanka See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was just the place that suited me best, Set in forest that Mauli had allowed to regenerate and has fostered with it's native plants and animals was amazing. Her philosophy of sustainability and her care of the planet was inspiring. The rooms were comfortable...More

Thank suerB1952
Reviewed 27 September 2018

If you can accept that WiFi is not always available & hot water can be tricky & are able to truly relax among the forest animals - monkeys, lizards, frogs, squirrels - you will enjoy a truly magical experience. Your host Mauli is welcoming &...More

Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 8 August 2018

If you're in Sri Lanka, you should definitely go to Galkadawala! It is an extraordinary place in the middle of nature. It was wonderful to wake up in such a beautiful environment. Maulie is the perfect host, she makes you feel right at home. We...More

Thank BirgitD297
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Not only was the food and hospitality way above average for this already tasty and friendly country, but Maulie’s advice of when/where/how to visit the surrounding sites was spot on. The most unexpected part of our two night stay at Galkadawala was the proximity to...More

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Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded 23 June 2018

Dear Mac, Thank you so much for appreciating Galkadawala. It is the guests that make Galkadawala a success. We enjoyed your company too and look forward to meeting you again. Warm regards, Maulie.

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We are a family of 5 and spend 2 nights in Galkadawala. We loved it. The kids enjoyed observing the animals around the lake close by. It is a very special place and the food is fantastic. The owner Maulie was very helpful regarding tips...More

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Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you so much for appreciating Galkadawala. We enjoyed your company very much .... especially the children's. It was a lovely time. Do hope we will meet again one day. Best regards, Maulie.

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US$79 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$79 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from 478pam | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, we had a driver with us
30 September 2014|
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Response from galkadawala | Property representative |
Dear Subha, I have been replying you but does not seams to have reached you. 3 days are sufficient for you to sight see. If you wish to explore the surroundings 1 more day have been better, but the way you have booked is... More
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"All rooms are quiet. Be prepared for rustic though enjoyable accommodation. Enclosed shoes for walking..."
26 Sep 2018
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"There are only just five rooms, all the same"
24 Oct 2016
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"They're all good!"
21 Oct 2016
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"There is one room more closed and the others are tree house " rooms" more open to nature."
31 Jul 2016
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