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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dikwella, Southern Province

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D616OSala...
Port Macquarie, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“best views amongst the trees”
Reviewed 9 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Sami is an awesome owner and he loves the All Blacks (he was proudly wearing his AB shirt one morning) so that is a bonus!This is basic accommodation but has everything one requires and as others have pointed out he is passionate about his self build. The family room sleeps four and can be a little 'rocky' when one person walks around. Satisfactory breakfast with hoppers but we would have preferred some dahl to go with it, but hey, some chutney sufficed. Good camping coffee. You are a gem Sami and good luck with your project, so much more in keeping with the environment that the concrete slabs going up all around this gorgeous area.

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Liked best: semi's enthusiasm
Liked least: barking dogs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Barbara39...
Mexico City, Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A treasure in Dickwella”
Reviewed 29 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Samitha is one of the kindest and most generous of hosts we have encountered in 3 months of travel. His project of the two treehouses reflect his love for nature and respect for the environment as he uses rescued wood and has constructed the treehouses cohesively with its surroundings. We stayed in the larger treehouse and were thrilled with our experience there. They are basic but roomy and have all the amenities you need. You feel as if you returned to your childhood dream of a treehouse. There is shelving, a large shower area, a balcony with table and chairs, even lines for hanging clothes and towels to dry. There is no AC but there is a fan and with this and the sea breeze, you are fine. There is a rock area nearby for sunning by the sea. Horseshoe Bay is a 5 minute walk away. The treehouses are located at the end of a quiet street. The homemade breakfasts of local cuisine from Samitha are spectacular and are some of the best and most ample we have seen. He truly goes out of his way to make sure you are well attended. We enjoyed meeting his father as well and getting to know this wonderful and exemplary family. They will make your stay in Dickwella a wonderful memory for you. The treehouses are a unique way to complement your stay in this wonderful country!

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Laura P
Cambridge, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hard to leave”
Reviewed 20 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We initially booked 3 nights here but extended our stay (as did others that were in the second tree house). Samitha is the most incredible host - he goes out of his way to ensure you're having a good time and have everything you need. The location is perfect, as a 2 minute walk to Hiriketiya with good waves and restaurants, and a 10 minute walk to Dickwella township. The tree houses are great, breakfast delicious, and great view. Highly recommend.

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Management Response
21 Nov 2016
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. Hope you both doing well and safely back to home. See you again!
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caitytara...
Barwon Heads, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Treehouse in great location”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Only stayed 1 night here as they were booked out after that but Samitha was an amazing host, speaks great English and continued to help us after we had left the treehouse by booking a safari to Uda Walawe and also helping with anything needed. The treehouses are so nice, simple but such a novelty and really comfortable. Hiriketiya beach is a close walk and is just a beautiful place to stay. Would highly recommend this great accommodation

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
22 Jul 2016
Hi Caity and Ed, Hope you doing fine and still enjoying your vacation. Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to write something for me. See you again when you around here! Cheers!
Samitha
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Nick H
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Basic but unique tree house surrounded by nature”
Reviewed 9 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Firstly, thanks to Samintha for great hosting. Customer service experience can be mixed in Sri Lanka but Sam's got it spot on. Very pro-active with any requests (we asked for beach towels, for him to look in to arranging surfing lessons etc and he was always helpful).

I think it's fair to say that this is basic accommodation so if you are expecting air con and taps that run hot and cold at will, this place isn't for you! It is comfortable though with electricity, a fan for sleeping, balcony, adjoining bathroom and place to chill beneath the house. There's a shared fridge which is handy for keeping drinks cool and wifi is fast. The Sri lankan breakfast was tasty with variety of hoppers, omelette, roti, curry, dahl and fruit.

It is a unique experience and cosy accommodation to spend a few days amongst nature living with the wildlife. A tip is not to keep food in the room as a we had some creature visit us in the night to sample some of our snacks. The monkeys also wake up early and may create some noise but we were up early to head to the beach whilst it wasn't too hot.

The main beach is beautiful little bay and 5 mins walk round the corner. There are places to drink, eat and rent surf boards for £2 per hour. Food is a little sketchy and not great value on the beach relative to other places we ate in Sri lanka. We recommend the seafood kebab and red snapper at the third place along which is a class above the other establishments.

All in all, we had a great stay and would recommend this place to others!

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Management Response
10 Apr 2016
Thank you very much for your great comment. Hope to see you again at our place. I wish you Best of Luck!
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777Lilian...
Cavallino-Treporti, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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