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Kalla Bongo Lake Resort

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night as a resting place travelling from Galle to Negombo. The hosts and staff were very welcoming and attentive. A nice view of the lake, especially from the restaurant. The food was delicious, particularly at dinner when I ordered the cordon bleu and my other half had the seared tuna. Didn't use the pool due to the thunderstorm...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and well-maintained grounds and buildings. Accommodation consists of individual apartments overlooking a large lake; the view is superb - breathtaking and tranquil. Tranquility is a big draw here - most accommodation on Hikkaduwa is located on the main road meaning a constant stream of traffic and tooting horns, however Kalla Bongo is located 2km inland, no passing traffic or...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every moment of our stay at Kayla Bongo! Host was wonderful to communicate with via email before our trip and was very helpful arranging a driver to pick us up at the airport (who we went on to hire for the whole week!). Such a beautiful, clean, peaceful hotel! Host and staff so friendly and attentive. Every meal we...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, clean, pool/lake view room with good shower and bed. Very kind manager and staff with great service. Provided our driver with meal and lodging. Very reasonable price for the great room and service. Nice, clean restaurant, tried the Prawns & Pineapple and Lemon Grass Prawns which were good, especially the chips :)

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on the beach the first two days and then chose to experience the lake. Boy oh boy, we were NOT disappointed. Kalla Bongo was the best decision we'd made on the trip. It's located right beside the lake, and the view from the room was amazing to say the least. The rooms were spacious, staff was courteous, and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay here. The service was fantastic and the host really looked after us when I wasn't well. We also had one of the ground floor rooms, which was great as we could get up and go straight to the pool. It just felt like we were staying at a friend's private villa - very special place.

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Muenster, Germany
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

-very beautiful Hotel in a super-beautiful and quiet landscape -best breakfast during our Sri Lanka journey -clean and spacious rooms and nice balconies with a great view -delicious food at the restaurant -very helpful and lovely staff and owner -in comparison to the full beaches it is a great place to relax and enjoy

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norwich
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The Kalla BongoLake Resort is a welcome respite from the heat and madness of the nearby Hikkaduwa strip. We were given a very warm welcome. Our room overlooked a stunning lake, teaming with wildlife: birds, fruit bats, water lizards, and more. The room was well appointed, with AC and a high level of upkeep. The owners were very friendly and...

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Grenoble, France
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

If you want to chill in a swimming pool with an astonishing view over the lake Hikkaduwa. This is the right place! This is a small and cosy hotel with very nice rooms with view (all of them) outside the city center in a quiet area (5 min by tuk tuk). The staff is very very helpful. The restaurant is...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We rented a villa nearby and regularly visited Kala Bongo. What a joy this small hotel is. Every time we walked in we caught our breaths at the sheer beauty of the vistas across the lake. Everything is immaculate and a real pleasure to experience. The restaurant provides a small but excellent menu and many, like us would travel miles...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Kalla Bongo Lake Resort Restaurant
Kalla Bongo Lake Resort Restaurant
Cuisines: Sri Lankan, International, Asian, Seafood, European
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kalla Bongo Lake Resort has 15 rooms: 10 pool rooms, adjacent to the pool with a fresh appearance and 5 lagoon rooms, adjacent to the lagoon with a classic interior and bath tub.Other hotel facilities are lobby, à la carte restaurant, bar, swimming pool, canoes, games for children.The magnificent view over the lagoon, the utmost calm, peaceful and natural environment give the hotel a unique character and allow the guests to recover from their busy life.Good quality is a key element for the hotel and cleanliness, freshness, familiar and personal service are the defining themes.The hotel is located at Hikkaduwa Ganga, a large lagoon which is connected to the sea. The location is about 2,5 kilometres from the centre of Hikkaduwa, only 10 minutes by car or three-wheeler. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kalla Bongo Lake Resort

Address: 22/8 K, Field View | Baddegama Road, Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Price Range: RM271 - RM380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kalla Bongo Lake Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Kalla Bongo Lake Hotel Hikkaduwa
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#3 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
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“get a lake view..”
NorwichBeachbum, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a lagoon view”
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carolc400, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lake Room Number 1”
62shelleyb, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Second (first) floor pool room gives you a great view of the landscape and the lake.”
owellchua, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lagoon rooms are very nice.”
MayaPankowska, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
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