Ruwala Nature & Adventure Park

Ruwala Nature & Adventure Park

Ruwala Nature & Adventure Park
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Kalpitiya Road Thihaliya, Eththale, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
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Kanishka M
Kandy, Sri Lanka73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
Good location lot of activities to be done around the area. They have a pool, kayaking very friendly and accommodating staff etc recommend. Food is a bit pricey
Written 25 September 2017
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Dhammika
Leeds, UK13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Nice hotel. Could be better if can rectify small problems such as not having TVs all the rooms and not having enough Tea cups in rooms.
Overall nice hotel and love to go again.
Written 14 August 2016
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premalalliyanage
Colombo, Sri Lanka9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
This is really home away home. I felt I was with my relations. The hotel staff so cordially
move with us. The service, protection. advises,facilities and freedom were excellent
Written 20 June 2016
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stf742015
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015
Spent 1 night in 2 of Ruwala's "newest" bungalows. Having traveled throughout South and SE Asia, I can confidently say this was THE most mis-priced lodging experience. I've spent $15/day and $500/day and never felt more ripped off than at Ruwala.

The staff, particularly the chef were accommodating and tried hard, but being led by a buffoon of a manager, they were ill equipped to handle even modest requests. Even local tourists, at whom this eco "resort" is targeted, would struggle to find much to applaud.

Room's we were given had dirty towels (we found more stuffed in the closet) and the faucets in the shower and sink were totally stained, as if they hadn't been properly cleaned after the recent work on the room. The room itself wasn't even complete, with the lofted viewing deck patched up with styrofoam/polystyrene. Birds and other animals pecked and clawed at the crude covering all night, showering my wife and I with little styrofoam shavings.

And if you're attracted to Kalpitya (as I was) by the variety of developing water-based activities, Ruwala is NOT the way to go. You face the large lagoon and most activities you might wish to try require a car ride to the beach/seaside (e.g. whale watching, diving, kite surfing).

Oh and did I mention the bugs on our bed and pillow?? I was told some of the small hotels open and which face the sea are nice and it seemed so when we tried Ruwala's totally under-powered 25hp boat to go dolphin watching.

If you want the convenience of beach access and clean linens and towels, look elsewhere! Ruwala is NOT for you.
Written 23 December 2015
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Nichelle K
Wattala, Sri Lanka2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Family
Wonderful place for a family weekend getaway. Clean and pleasant chalets. Friendly staff with very good service.
Written 16 April 2015
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Chandika W
Gampaha, Sri Lanka24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Business
Liked:
Delicious food including crabs!
Nice surrounding and cabanas.
Friendly staff.
Closeness to whale/dolphin watching sea.

Disliked:
Warm water of the swimming pool
Non-ultra modern bath-rooms.
Written 2 April 2015
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IndraChapa
Negombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
Enjoyed a lot. Ride bicycles, row a canoe. We walked arround the place. It was fully Covered with natural beauty.
Written 25 March 2015
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Daya R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
Ideal weekend get away, just 2.5h from Colombo! Our room was perfectly sited on the lagoon and we didn't mind the natural smell someone had complained of. We enjoyed watching the sunrise and the colony of terns, lapwings and a few other water birds (sadly chased away by the dogs sometimes). The rooms are clean, spacious & comfortable, and the staff very attentive and obliging. The sea was calm and we were thrilled with the hundreds of dolphins surrounding us!
Thanks a lot Maithri & Anudini. We wish you all the best for all the future improvements we saw being commenced.
Daya , Nalini & Asanka
Written 16 February 2015
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Inaam I
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to go with family and friends. There are different types of fun activities which will keep you very busy. Also the rooms are really nice and the service is outstanding too. If you're going with your family or friends then I would recommend this place.
Written 24 December 2014
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Dilanjan G
Colombo, Sri Lanka2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Friends
the lagoon catamaran ride ,nice and warm pool ,excellent seafood ,pukka service deep silence etc. etc.
Written 17 September 2014
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