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Galkadawala Forest Lodge

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We are a family of 5 and spend 2 nights in Galkadawala. We loved it. The kids enjoyed observing the animals around the lake close by. It is a very special place and the food is fantastic. The owner Maulie was very helpful regarding tips...More

Thank Karo K
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you so much for appreciating Galkadawala. We enjoyed your company very much .... especially the children's. It was a lovely time. Do hope we will meet again one day. Best regards, Maulie.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a truly lovely three night stay with Maulie and her fantastic team. The place is a haven from the busyness of Sri Lanka - tucked away a few kms along a bumpy road and in a peaceful spot, right next to a lake...More

Thank debnz
Reviewed 25 February 2018

After a couple of nights in Negombo, Galkadawala was the real start to our Sri Lankan journey, and we loved it. The setting was wonderful - definitely off the beaten track but within short driving distance of big attractions like Sigiriya and Minneriya National Park....More

Thank Alex S
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded 28 February 2018

Dear Alex, Thank you so much. I'm glad you appreciated Galkadawala ...... it is not all who can : ) To enjoy nature in it's true form one has to be down to earth and humble. I do hope we will meet in the future....More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

Having read other reviews before we arrived, the expectation was deflated by the experience. We have been to another very well known tree house in Kenya, so knew all about living with the insects and the quirkiness of things. This is a difficult review to...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I'll be honest and say that I have very mixed feelings about the place. It is exactly as it is described - a good jungle experience. It is certainly off the beaten track and does what it says very well. In truth, I think we...More

Thank Martn C
Response from galkadawala, Owner at Galkadawala Forest LodgeResponded 9 March 2018

Dear Martn, Thank you for your comments. Yes, Galkadawala can be a little lonely when there are less guests. I will definitely see what can be done. Board games etc is a good idea. Thank you very much for your input.

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kkc_7
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Response from 478pam | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is, we had a driver with us
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Response from galkadawala | Property representative |
Dear Subha, I have been replying you but does not seams to have reached you. 3 days are sufficient for you to sight see. If you wish to explore the surroundings 1 more day have been better, but the way you have booked is... More
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"There are only just five rooms, all the same"
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