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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is good. But the hotel management and service is poor. Manager in the hotel doesn't know how to treat their guest. If they have experienced staff and Manger. Place will be better than this. They changed buffet and there wasn't the meals which was in buffet menu. And they didn't gave the snack in the evening. when we ask...

Thank Rukshan N
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were excited to stay at Ruwala because online it looked like a great hotel option on the peninsula. Overall it was fine for our two night stay although the property was definitely more run down then it appeared on it's website. Our chalet was large and clean but during the second night our AC stopped working and we just...

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been in Kalpitiya on vacation for the past three days and we have come for lunch at Ruwala on all three days. We first came for lunch on the way to our accommodation and had an excellently cooked Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch. On all three days the extremely friendly wait staff Maheshika and Pradeep entertained all...

2Thank Rananjaya M
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us spent two nights at this resort which we used as our base to visit the Wilpattu wild life sanctuary, dolphin watching boat-ride and of course, the famous St. Anne's Shrine about 7km away. Different types of accommodation is available here; we stayed in the water-front chalets. Although large our chalet lacked a mirror (found only in...

Thank Max J
Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory, Nigeria
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I went with my family and had lunch in this place. The place was well maintained and tidy. I inquired about the chalets they had and they were too cool. The food was nice and the staff was friendly. The customer service was excellent.can recommend for a person coming to kalpitiya.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

stayed there for a day and half loved the ambiance likes Great location with lagoon view rooms and private balcony very safe for family and kids homely staff and management genuinely friendly in nature the whole property is good to unwind a little kayaking and boat ride available fishing lover's paradise food tasted good. special mention to the manager Kamal...

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Reviewed 27 November 2016

We only stayed for one night at this resort. We had a little hut with a direct view on the bay. The rooms were nice and clean. The floor in the bathroom wasn't 100% clean but the view from the shower onto the water compensated us for that. The team was super friendly and helpful. We spend the evening at...

Thank Banjo_Alina
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice place to spend a day or two with the family of friends. Now the entire premises has been renovated & a few more buildings have been added. Rooms, facilities & staff were good for the amount we spent.

Thank Wannipura
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Resort consists of Condos - different pairs of construction to give an interesting appearance - not monotonous. Situated adjacent to the Lagoon. For the location, this Resort would be classed "Luxury". I was in Condo with open air bathrooms. Seen similar ones in Kerala, India. Rooms are large and bright with large picture window facing the lagoon. Room has...

Thank Percy B
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We booked 4 rooms and some of our rooms didn't had TV and not enough tea coffee sachets, other than that nice hotel, friendly staff and good food. Had a nice boat ride. If we didn't had those miner problems, its awesome.

Thank dhammikaa630

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
a rustic eco-retreat and adventure-park on the banks of the scenic Puttlam lagoon, located in the unexplored north-west coast of Sri Lanka, making it an unforgettable holiday getaway - especially for the adventurous and nature-loving visitor. Nestled in the remote fishing village of Thihaliya, Ruwala Resort spans 9 acres of coconut garden and is geared to provide a relaxing as well as an adventurous holiday experience for adults and children alike. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ruwala Resort

Address: Kalpitiya Road | Kalpitiya, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Price Range: €79 - €157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ruwala Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Lagoon view rooms nice.”
  • A BBQ/ picnic area next to our room- has become run down- fix it up! Would be a great party area
 of 5 bubbles annedD1362SS, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All accommodation is located facing the lagoon. The elderly would prefer a room closer to the restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles 809maxj, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Would recommend the Condos adjacent to the lagoon. Condos facing the mangrove forest give bird sightings early morning.”
 of 5 bubbles PercyHome, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Nice rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles dhammikaa630, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are few types of rooms and see all before choosing as every one has something different.”
 of 5 bubbles prasadwaduge, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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