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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

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Varese, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Maulie's place and we loved every bit of it. We actually didn't have the pleasure to meet Maulie in person but the staff was super friendly. The food is the most delicious we have tried during our trip to Sri Lanka, and as the chef always told us "good food, very happy". Initially, we had...

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galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest Lodge, responded to this review

Dear veronica, The success of Galkadawala are people like you who are appreciative of what nature has to offer and most of all accepting it. I sorry that I was not able to meet you. Best regards, Maulie.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Our family was lucky to have Galkadawala all to ourselves. After visiting busy Sigiriya, it was so nice to unwind and disconnect in the shady forest while listening to the birds and crickets. Maulie was away at the time so we missed meeting her, but the 3 men looking after the property cooked us delicious meals and took great care...

Thank agriez
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A truly beautiful place. The rooms have wooden blinds around the edges but the room is essentially open to the forest making you feel at one with nature. There is also a viewing deck upstairs which is a peaceful place to spend a couple of hours relaxing. Maulie, the owner, is a lovely lady who is very friendly and has...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 25 January 2017

An absolutely delightful place run by the very kind, warm & inspiring Maulie. It's one of a kind, made with love & hard work. This was one of our all-time favorite places to stay. Here are all the things we loved about Galkadwala: - the decor - spacious, comfortable rooms - absolutely divine, authentic Sri Lankan food cooked on traditional...

Thank supsleo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Absolutely love this place. Stayed here with my husband and 2 young kids and they had an amazing time. You feel so one with nature just when you enter the place. The food, though all vegetarian, was yummy! Gem of a place!

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This was a breathtaking lodge when you first walk in. It is difficult to take it all in at one go. We had the most amazing time. We stayed at the new wing and the rooms are open from all sides and you feel like you're sleeping on tree tops. The view in the morning in amazing when you wake...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

First, the place is constructed of recycled materials with great sensitivity to not harming or altering the environment. It has a Swiss Family Robinson feel a la Sri Lanka and the non manicured grounds make you feel like you are living in the forest without modern conveniences but of course you actually do have them-the best part being the great...

Thank 340Lisa999
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Absolutely wonderful experience... once we got used to all the insects! The rooms had a tree-house feel and the open air element made it quite an adventure. Travelled with 3 kids and we all hid in the mozzie net straight after dinner to avoid the insects. The gekkos were our friends and it was like a mini safari watching the...

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Bhopal, India
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Never in my life, have i ever been to a place like this. It was so so so damn beautiful. Right in the middle of no where, we reached this place late in the evening and i could'nt believe, it looked so beautiful with just minimal lighting. Oh and the rooms! huge windows on 3 sides, from which when i...

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Bury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you like nature in all its glory, this is the place to stay. I stayed for three nights, the first two only me there. Everything about the place is...just right. The monkeys will pass overhead as you eat breakfast, the forest squirrel with come very close in to feed. Monitor lizards roam the forest floor and i was even...

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The tranquility that surrounds Galkadawala Forest Lodge is an ideal setting to experience Ayurveda Therapy in a traditionally authentic way. Mahinda, the owner of Athreya Ayurveda Spa in Habarana would be present with staff for daily consultation and treatment for resident guests only at Galkadawala Forest Lodge. This is our new venture to have special Ayurveda programmes for 7, 14, and 21 days. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Galkadawala Forest Lodge

Address: Galkadawala | Palugaswewa, Habarana 50150, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Central Province > Habarana
Price Range: RM333 - RM454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are only just five rooms, all the same”
Rincy29, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“They're all good!”
popeye72, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is one room more closed and the others are tree house " rooms" more open to nature.”
  • one of a tree house room from outside
  • all beds have nets
  • bathroom for the room on ground
rakarash, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All magical”
861denisek, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Two cottages and some rooms large enough for a family”
07Cazenove, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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