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Sinharaja Forest, Kudawa 70005, Sri Lanka
31 miles to Castlereigh Reservoir Water Airport
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

This is going to be my first 1 star review out of some 35+ hotel reviews, so let me explain why this was below any standard. The hotel is remote and close to the forest as we desired, however that also means you need to...More

Thank Christiaan R
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We ended up in Blue Magpie Lodge due to our local friend’s recommendation. The hotel is super close to the rainforest and it’s beautifully located. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly and helpful - they got up early in the morning to...More

Thank Karolina T
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

The place of the hotel is its best quality. But the rooms are totally overpriced (even the half would come into this category) and the food is comparable with a street restaurant. Additionally the drink prices are a shame! Construction site on the place! It...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The is a very basic hotel - no AC in rooms and the rooms are very basic (No TV either) which you expect. The food is also quite basic but very good albeit little choice. This is not far from hostel accommodation! However, there is...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This venue was booked by a tour operator and we arrived late evening for a one night stay. This is an old fashioned lodge similar to the ones littered across Asia. It’s basic, unpretentious and originally designed to cater for local tourists. With the surge...More

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US$39 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"We had a room at the top of the hill - excellent choice."
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"There are different blocks of different ages so there may be an alternative if you don't like your the..."
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"Stay in one of the new wing rooms"
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"get one of the upstairs rooms for more privacy and better views"
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