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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel have very nice locations. Good for honeymoon couples. They have 6 rooms. But the bad side of this hotel is they only provide two shower caps. Other things you have to manage by your self. If you book half board you have to check out by 10 30am. If you book full board check out time will be... More 

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Thank Geehan J
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016

friendly staff with tasty food in there service. amazing climate giving freshly feeling & rooms are most memorable. location feel giving village type fresh air with amazing humanity. very nice location in town area.

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Thank Chamitha P
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Sanctuary Lodge, formally known as the Rock Chalet. Our previous visit was in 2013. The location is about an hour from the airport but it is very tricky to find, off the beaten track quite literally, with a dust track through the rubber plantation to get to it. Only one sign to it... More 

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Thank Kailula
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Peaceful surrounding near to Colombo perfect for family/friends. Rooms are clean and tidy. They've got a spacious play area for pool and other indoor games. We went on a little walk through the rubber estate and rocks above the main property. Staff service was excellent and the food too. Can't believe this place is so relaxing although not far from... More 

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Thank Prabodha R
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

I returned to Sri Lanka after a 9 year absence and spent the first few days here with friends on their first visit to the island. And what an amazing treat! The staff could not have been more attentive, the food outstanding and the whole ambience of the place perfect for a few days of relaxation... although still close enough... More 

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Thank Gary H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

We stayed for one night by booking the entire chalet for ourselves, since we were a large family of 15 (including children). From the time we checked in throughout the stay it was very pleasant and the staff were very professional and always helpful. The bungalow is in the centre of a 22 acre rubber estate and has all the... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

It was a lovely stay in a very cool and comfy environment. We had such a great time in the separated chalet in the woods.The staff was also very friendly and really appreciate their untiring efforts to make my bday the best bday ever :) The place was so romantic & we experienced maximum out of it! ❤️

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Thank Thakshila G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2015

The rock chalet really did make our first 48 hours in Columbo unforgettable. The property itself is nestled in a lush and mountainous region just outside of the capital that lends itself to a tranquil stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. After the aches and pains of a long flight the Rock Chalet melted away all... More 

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Thank Holly B
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

We had an unforgettable stay here. It is in a beautiful, peaceful location and the rooms are super comfortable and quiet. The pool is set in a beautiful garden, which we loved. We were blown away by how friendly and attentive the staff were. Ideal for a relaxing treat a little way out of Colombo. We would definitely recommend it!

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Thank Connie W
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

It was a sudden decision we took to spend sometime at Rock Chalet. Though it was a very much unplanned trip; the place did not disappoint us a bit. The food was amazing. Service is beyond our expectations, since we were late to arrive there, we request for a late night dinner and the staff was more than happy to... More 

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Thank Chammi and Sank... J

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Amidst a quaint setting interspersed with nature as a getaway from the usual hustle and bustle, The Sanctuary Lodge reconciles the impossible, presenting you with an unforgettable escape. A mere 45 min drive from the International Airport and Colombo city; tucked neatly away in the middle of a 27 acre rubber plantation that is the Korathota Estate. The Sanctuary Lodge has something to offer to everyone. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sanctuary Lodge

Address: Waikkawatta Road | Korathota Estate, Kaduwela, Sri Lanka (Formerly Rock Chalet)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kaduwela
Number of rooms: 6
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Rock Chalet Hotel Kaduwela
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