Lucy C, United Kingdom
30 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
This place is fantastic. Janaka the host is so friendly, organised and helpful and made our experience unforgettable. Thank you for organising an amazing safari with Leel- I couldn’t fault it. The place was spotless, food was incredible and worth the price tag. The towels were soft, the bed was so comfy and the WiFi was so fast. Ideal location close to the Elephant Transit Home. I would definitely recommend to friends and would love to come back in the future. Just FYI, food was not included in our reservation so we had this on top of what we thought.
sophieebee, United Kingdom
30 Apr 2019 on TripAdvisor
We found this hotel for a great price online. We wanted somewhere to rest inbetween visits to the local Elephant Transit home and we found the perfect spot for that! Just a 3 minute walk to the elephant transit home. This hotel is advertised as a boutique and that it certainly is. With only 2 rooms it has the personal touch and Janaka has thought of everything. He collected us from our nearby hotel for free and on arrival he presented us with towels and a cold king coconut to drink. We ordered our evening meal and breakfast and was shown to your room. A quirky set up with a lounge area leading to the bed room and a unique bathroom. The design is just beautiful with so much detail put into everything. (shown in pictures). Janaka’s attention to detail is superb: - board games available - Stocked fridge with milk shakes and snacks - Tv - Candles incase of power cut - Shampoo, conditioner, body cream provided - Air con - Mosquito net - insect repellant - homemade cake delivered to our room (a lovely surprise!) We had breakfast and dinner which are prepared by the owners wife. They were delicious! My husband said it’s the best chicken he has ever eaten. Really lovely food and such good value for money. Janaka then organised a taxi to our next destination which arrived on time. A great service and we will certainly recommend the retreat to friends and family!
Jonas S
30 Jan 2019 on TripAdvisor
In this facility you will find a great professional named Janaka. Even before we arrived to his place I knew that he is a man on his place. He organized for us the pick up by his driver in Mulkirigala temple. Also the driver was very nice he came exactly on time, even if we asked to come earlier in last moment, he offered a bottle of water and he showed us many interesting animals already on the way. When we arrived Janaka was well coming us with fresh coconut and went thro the plans for udawalawe safari, which he organized for us, and about the lunch and dinner possibilities. He was that professional that I have a suspicion if he didn’t study the hotel business in Lausanne Switzerland 😀. Also the safari was very well organized, because there was a huge line of cars waiting for entrance, but Janaka brought us to the third car waiting there, so we didn’t wait at all. Lest but not last, the rooms were beautiful and clean, with beautiful natural bathroom and everything you can need. The whole facility has been done with taste and care. Than also the curry for dinner and lunch was very tasty (maybe one of the best we eat in Sri Lanka). Thank you Janaka!
Ena K, Norway
30 Jan 2019 on TripAdvisor
We would highly recommend to stay at this wonderful place! It’s been our best hotel-experience in Sri Lanka. The service is super and the room are very clean and new-modern with mini fridge, hot water (for coffee/tea), TV, mosquito sprays and hot water in the shower. 😊 The owner is super sweet and arranged a driver that picked us up in Ella, and drives us to Tangelle after our stay. We got the best rice&curry we have tasted when we arrived in the evening. He booked a 6h safari with breakfast for us and our Jeep-driver had a lot of knowledge of the animals in the safari. This made the trip even more fun😄🐘 An extra plus that our Jeep driver was the third in line to get in to the park, so we skipped all the waiting. After safari we got a lovely rice&curry lunch, tea and dessert. We would love to come back to this place! It’s really wonderful. We have nothing bad to say.
MatthewKitchen, United Kingdom
30 Nov 2018 on TripAdvisor
This is a must for people coming to Udawalawe for the safari. Janata the owner went well out of his way to make our stay a great one. He contacted us straight after booking to arrange our safari, talked us through everything on arrival, and helped us with our onward travel. The food was also superb. He has big plans for the place including an outdoor jacuzzi, I hope to come back one day and see how it's progressed! Thank you Janata!