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Jansens Bungalow Sinharaja - Neluwa - Building
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9.1 Excellent (48 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Jansens Bungalow Sinharaja in Kalawana, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Sinharaja Rain Forest. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: No words are enough to express how lovely this place is. If looking for a place to taste the beauty of Sri Lanka’s rainforests – this is your spot, look no further! The description of the place is very accurate. A trek down that fresh water stream is a great half day activity and you can do it without a guide: step out of the bungalow, down the tea plantations and 2 minutes later you’re on the banks of the stream. Staff at the property are great and the food is probably in line with the best we’ve had during our stay in SL. Basic menu – but cooked fresh especially for you. The views, the views, the views!! It was impossible to look around unenthusiastically, or dismiss the lush greenery scattered over hills around. Rooms are fresh, with a rustic look and are cozy and comfortable. Very clean. Would recommend this gem of a place without any hesitations to anyone who asks. P.S. we have only stayed 1 night, but would definitely recommend minimum 2.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: 1.fabulous cosy place with almost 4star facilities. 2. great food and a relaxing cool atmosphere, very adorable staffing. there packed breakfast is very practical 3.It is almost at the Sinharaja entrance and about 5mts drive.
Cons: Only negative thing is lack of Wi-Fi or very faint Wi-Fi signal but what do you expect in wilderness?
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Sam and her husband run a beautiful property with lots of character in an absolutely stunning location! We really felt sorry we could not stay another day. Everybody was really friendly and we were looked after very well. The food was excellent. We felt very welcome. I can't imagine a better place to explore the Sinharaja rainforest from or chill out with the sound of the river in the background.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: excellent food and being well cared by the hosts, the 180 degree forest view is superb
Cons: just some minior ones - good to have more power points and hanging hooks as well as better wifi coverage
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Awesome location, great food!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff, food, room layout, balcony views, proximity to Sinharaja forest and room amnesties.
Cons: The approach road was too narrow.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location and really lovely property. Fantastic river with natural pool at the bottom of steps from the property. Truly lovely place away from it all. Beautifully landscaped garden
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay. Food was great. Staff were always friendly and helpful. Nice to walk down to the river and have a paddle... Plenty of wildlife to see around. Room was lovely and the bathroom looked amazing.... Another place where we should have had more than 1 night
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff . Lovely location
Boulder Garden Hotel - Ratnapura - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (21 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Boulder Garden Hotel in Kalawana, you'll be 9.5 mi (15.4 km) from Sinharaja Forest Reserve and 9.7 mi (15.7 km) from Sinharaja Rain Forest. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Unbelievable jungle resort that feels like a abandoned Maya Temple... You’ve gotta see this! Must-do in Sri Lanka!!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The manager Anand Edward is brilliant and made the epic location even better
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Superb setting and design
Cons: Could do with some soft upgrade
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Anand Edward is a gem of s host. Great sense of humour and warm as a person. It’s really a place to see.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome place, if you want to visit Sinharaja Rain Forrest - check this place! One of the most special places you can visit in Sri Lanka: built into the jungle, merged with nature in a totally unique way, architecture which is a must see. Super nice host that helps you with everything needed! Strong recommendation
Cons: Nothing really
4.6 Okay
Pros: Cool building
Cons: Very outdated
7.9 Good
Pros: Only guests last night. Spoilt.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: it was a absolutely wonderful location. could not think such place exists until you climb few steps to the resort.
Cons: some areas are rally slippery. Be careful.....
Sapphire Holiday Resort - Ratnapura - Outdoors view
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8.3 Excellent (55 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sapphire Holiday Resort in Ratnapura, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Ratnapura National Museum and Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a shuttle from the hotel to the airport for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very unique decor, jungle like but with amenities. The owner and staff are helpful and friendly, quiet location.
Cons: The rooms are a bit worn, maintenance is lacking. Sporadic WiFi in room, low water pressure. Resort is difficult to find but nice quiet location.
7.5 Good
Pros: nice place. comfortable rooms and friendly staff.
Cons: they didn't have some things that were on the menu. there was no card payment facility, so we had to ask one of the staff to come with us to town and collect the balance of the payment (we didn't have enough cash in hand). card payment facilities should be a basic.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The ambience of the place is awesome - all "Ratnapura" like & millions of little touches done in the property by the owners. Very kind & friendly staff who welcomed us & organised even a room for our drive with no extra charge. Nice breakfast & reasonable prices for accomodation & all the meals on the menu. Would definitely stay again for longer.
Cons: Little "off the beaten track" - it gives the place the ambience, but harder to look for as markings are hard to see at night. Maaaaany mosquitos - make sure you have a Mortein :)
5.0 Okay
Pros: A quiet place and friendly staff. They were assisting us whenever we needed.
Cons: Property was not maintained properly. Leaks in bath rooms, uncleaned bathroom mirrors, bathroom was unable to lock.
7.9 Good
Pros: The peoples there are very friendly. They will discuss with you and could show you the place where they are mines. The place is quiet. The garden is Nice. Good bed.
Cons: Due to a lake of customers because of the recent bomb attack in Sri Lanka, they can’t have more employees and some stuff wasn’t very clean but it’s ok.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Quirky decor but good, interesting.
Cons: No cold Lion beer waiting for us on arrival - soon rectified.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dilsham the owner is an amazing guy and now a good friend! he showed me around the area, and introduced me to all the right people i need to complete my project on the sapphire mining. the hotel is so unique and styled, def up there with the best i've stayed at. the beds are comfy and look visually awesome...4 poster natural looking!! amazing breakfest and location. will be staying here every time. if you want to know about gems, learn about gems...and be surrounded by people who love gems (including the guests!!!! - all gem dealers when i stayed there!)
Centauria Hill Resort - Ratnapura - Pool
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8.1 Excellent (175 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Centauria Hill Resort in Ratnapura, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Ratnapura National Museum and Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara. Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the third time I have stayed here and it only gets better. A beautiful building oozing with class. Staff are exceptional. Food is great. What more do you want .? The rooms are spacious with everything you need. Heaps of hanging space, and space for clothes etc. Amazing bathroom.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The main house is attractive-looking both inside and out, although some of the furniture is a little old, broken and tired-looking (the mirrors in particular). The new-build is still under renovation, as far as I could tell. The rooms were exceptionally spacious and very well furnished with all the mod-cons including a very high tech spa-bath. The AC was pleasingly quiet. The food was cooked fresh and was superb. The staff and Manager were very friendly, courteous and professional and treated me like a VIP. I didn't use the pool, but it did look beautifully clean and inviting.
Cons: I watched Discovery and BBC News, but would have liked an English movie channel on TV.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: This city does not has tourists at all
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are really big and comfortable, bathroom really comfortable
Cons: It’s good place to stay, unfortunately no customers, they have to do marketing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was amazing and there was vrey friendly, Also specially thanks for The lshara and Mario..
Cons: Bathroom was not clean properly bath tub super dirty.
Ratnaloka Tour Inn - Ratnapura - Bedroom
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8.0 Excellent (31 reviews)
Overview
Located in Ratnapura, Ratnaloka Tour Inn is within a 15-minute drive of Ratnapura National Museum and Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Ratnapura? This hotel has facilities measuring 1 square feet (0 square meters), including a conference center. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Nest Wood Bungalow - Kalawana - Building
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10.0 Excellent (3 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Nest Wood Bungalow has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge and garden in Kalawana. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation features an indoor pool, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms at the hotel are fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and a bidet. All units have a desk. A continental breakfast is available each morning at Nest Wood Bungalow. Ratnapura is 49 km from the accommodation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extraordinary, wonderful location and very friendly and helpful staff. Very good dinner!
Birds Paradise Hotel - Neluwa - Outdoors view
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8.0 Excellent (20 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Birds Paradise Hotel in Kalawana, you'll be a 5-minute drive from Sinharaja Forest Reserve and 5 minutes from Sinharaja Rain Forest. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: The food was incredible and the staff were really pleasant.
Cons: The pictures did not match reality, very basic for what t cost but appreciate it’s in a very remote location and perfectly situated for sinharaja.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Staff is extremely nice and friendly, terrace is very cosy with birds visiting it. Close to rainforest entrance.
Cons: The canal in bathroom was a bit smelly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location: Lodge is situated within 25 minutes walking distance. But the road to the park is interesting in itself: you can see some birds' species, and, if you're lucky enough, endangered monkeys. Room: Clean, well equipped, although lacking a mosquito net, so be prepared to sleep with a bunch of friends:) The room has a nice balcony, overlooking the forest. Moreover, the cabana itself is almost on the edge of the forest, so you can feel a total immersion into nature with some commodities handy. Service: The staff is off the charts. We had some problems with water taps, they solved it quite quickly. They are very attentive and adjustable to your needs, e.g. they can prepare the breakfast very early if you're going off to some early birding.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, kind and always ready to help. They wake up super early to prepare your breakfast before your trip to the Sinharaja forest. The place is peaceful and beautiful with a lot of wildlife around to discover (the staff will help you). We spent two nights and we highly recommend this place. Also it's really close to the forest entrance (3 km).
Cons: Only possible to pay by cash, so take enough with you otherwise you'll have to go back to the closest city for the atm (1h each way by bus) ...
7.5 Good
Pros: Great staff, very friendly. Beautiful place in the middle of the jungle.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Well kept rooms. Aron does a good job.
Cons: Cold water in the morning.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: Very little
Cons: It was dirty. Floor, sheets. Door did not open , stuck on floor. Had to force open. Windows and patio doors would not shut , letting in mosquitoes. Shower , extremely basic and no where near the expectations of 110 us a night!. Toilet moved.
Travellers Halt - Ratnapura - Bedroom
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7.9 Good (21 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Travellers Halt has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Ratnapura. This property features both free WiFi and private parking free of charge. At the guest house, rooms are fitted with a wardrobe. The rooms at Travellers Halt are fitted with a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. The area is popular for hiking, and car hire is available at Travellers Halt. The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport, 120 km from the guest house.
7.9 Good
Pros: Do not follow the Google map location since its wrong. Call the property and the staff will tell you how to get there. Reached there around 7 and everything looked great. Nice clam area away from the town centre. Large clean room. Well maintained rooms and gardens.
Cons: Everything was going great until I get a call from the reception around 9.40am telling me to check out at 10 or I'll have to pay extra 1500/= rupees. And when I checked the app it was showing that check out is from 9 to 11. I talked to the owner again and he said 11 is the late checkout time. We did however checked out around 10.30 and owner did not add any extra fees. Apart from this isolated incident property was very well maintained and looked very promising.
7.5 Good
Pros: We were the only guests present for our 3 night stay here, however that did not stop the staff from giving us their full attention. The owner organised a trip for us to Udawalawe National Park by taxi and was happy to arrange a Tuk Tuk wherever necessary. The rooms were large and airy with nice views across the highlands. A lovely seating area is present outside too.
Cons: The only downside was that it is about a half hour walk into town, however easy to complete by Tuk Tuk.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I was lost and a guy came to guide me in. The food was good for me. Coffee not too bad in the morning.
Rainforest Edge - Kalawana - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (5 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Rainforest Edge in Kalawana, you'll be 4.6 mi (7.4 km) from Sinharaja Forest Reserve and 4.8 mi (7.8 km) from Sinharaja Rain Forest. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Swimming pool amazing filled with spring water constantly, no chlorine. Views amazing
Cons: Rooms are too dark. Would improve with bed room reading lights also the dining room is very dark. Loved the puppy and mother.
Serene Villa - Ratnapura - Bedroom
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7.6 Good (4 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Serene Villa in Ratnapura, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara and Ratnapura National Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
Overview
With a stay at Sinharaja Birder's Lodge in Kalawana, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Sinharaja Forest Reserve and Sinharaja Rain Forest. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and a 24-hour front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Deer Park Ratnapura - Ratnapura - Building
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6.7 Good (13 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a terrace, Deer Park Ratnapura offers pet-friendly accommodation in Ratnapura, 49 km from Kalutara. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find a kettle in the room. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. A flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player are featured. You will find a shared kitchen at the property. The area is popular for cycling and hiking. The guest house also offers free use of bicycles. Bandaranaike International Airport is 78 km away.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The pool was fresh and clean.
Cons: This facility was a disgrace. It was unclean and unhygienic. It was advertised with misleading information- the rooms do not all have separate bathrooms and there is no restaurant. The sheets were stained yellow and 1 had blood stains on it - this is inexcusable. The Hosts did not understand English at all so I couldn’t explain anything to them or the gardener. The Microwave hadn’t been cleaned ever and I had to clean the benches from old food before we could use anything. This place requires a sanitary clean. From 7 Australia people
5.8 Okay
Pros: The room was spacious.
Cons: The family lives downstairs and the one double room is next to their own bedroom. We did not feel like we had any privacy. There are 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs but only one shared bathroom.
7.1 Good
Pros: Property had its own kitchen.
Cons: Clean but toilet seat needs replacing. Not a hotel. Rooms part of a mansion.
6.3 Good
Pros: The grandpa looks nice although he doesn't speak English
Cons: The guest house is run by a old couple, only family room have bathroom in the room on the first flow, but it was not noise proofed, you hear everything outside in the living room. The room was quite new but not well maintained. The toilet was very dirty. They don't provide breakfast. The grandma insist to use higher rate(156LKR=1USD, bank rate was 153LKR) to charge us. It was not big money, but we didn't feel comfortable.
Nilani Hotel - Ratnapura - Building
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6.4 Good (5 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Nilani Hotel in Ratnapura, you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Ratnapura National Museum and Gnanasiha Tapowana Vihara. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The manager at the hotel was really helpful and went out of the way to get things done. Location is very convenient as it's centrally located in the town
Cons: The bathroom should be renovated as it's very old and dirty with cobwebs on the walls. A/C wasn't working properly and couldn't be switched off at night
6.7 Good
Cons: No wifi service till our rooms..
Ratnapura Rest House - Ratnapura - Building
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6.5 Good (18 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Ratnapura, Ratnapura Rest House has a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, 112 km from the hotel.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality and warmth of the staff, particularly Vagira he was taking care of every minute details during our stay. The food was impressive, both dinner and breakfast was good, we didn't expect such great food and the menu has real good options and choices. The best part is the bar, excellent collection and they served real chilled beer, truly an amazing experience. The restaurant on the Verandah is great with such a lovely view, one can sit here as long as one can.
Cons: Bathrooms could have been better and more clean. There were cobwebs in the room and bathroom, but we didn't complain about it. They have many staff, so cleaning could have been done. The wifi was slow, but we didn't expect this, so not complaining much.
7.1 Good
Pros: Food was fairly satisfying. Clean room where I was staying.
Cons: Room didn't have electric kettle, tea and coffee to keep me comfort. Bed didn't have extra sheet.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Service. Guy was good. They seems to be caring.
Cons: Went in the late night and entire place is pitched dark . I do not know as to why a rest house kept like that. Had to wake all.
7.1 Good
Pros: Size of the room Ancient look AC and Hot water Staff service
Cons: Uncleanness (dusty ) No TV facility to our room Small bathroom (room no 5) Darkness of the room
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Good staff,very clean
Hotel Gem Land - Ratnapura - Bedroom
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6.5 Good (43 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ratnapura, Hotel Gem Land is a 3-minute drive from Ratnapura National Museum and 8 minutes from Katugas Ella Falls. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: there is no good anything.
Cons: the hotel was very dirty such as towels,beds etc.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Host very friendly ans supernice!
Cons: The room was not clean and the linnen seemed to have not been washed. Matress was old and not comfortable at all.
6.3 Good
Pros: Owner is a nice guy who knows all about gems. If you are keen on gems, this is the place to go.
Cons: This villa stood out to us by having a pool table. However the balls for the pool table were never found (apparently previous guests took them). There was no hot water and no WiFi (apparently cable broke)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very kind owners, convenient location, and fair price. This is the place to stay if you're looking for an easy gem-buying experience. The owner can even arrange for a custom jewelry piece to be handcrafted.
5.0 Okay
Cons: The room was very very dusty. The mosquito net was supposed to be blue, but was brown of dust. We actually didn’t want to use it, but we had to because of the many mosquitos. Unfortunately there where holes in the mosquito net and we still got some mosquito bites.
4.6 Okay
Pros: old-fashioned atmosphere in this hotel which was probably comfortable 30 years ago brick-built pavements and billiard table
Cons: Humidity and lack of maintenance have made of this hotel an unhealthy place. Awful bathroom
5.4 Okay
Pros: The owner is really nice! He gave us a lot of advices ! You feel really welcomed. Not expensive at all.
Cons: There is a lot of humidity in the room... absolutly not confortable. A lot of spiders too. The bathroom was ok.
Kuruwita Retreat - Ratnapura
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2.0 Mediocre (1 reviews)
Overview
Located in Kuruwita, Kuruwita Retreat is within a 15-minute drive of Bopath Ella Waterfall and Ratnapura National Museum. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.