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Martin's Simple Lodge

| Sinharaja Rainforest, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Very good33%
  • Average30%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

We were dreading our stay at this hotel after reading the reviews, but as our expectations were so low it was actually much better than we anticipated! Yes the access road is truly appalling. After spending hours being driven on winding roads that gave me...More

Thank BrightonBabe
Reviewed 11 September 2014

Really, don't think of this place as a hotel. More like very upscale jungle camping. If you are outdoorsy, it is awesome; if not, stay away. Martin used to be a guide for scientists working in the forest, and now he has a place you...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I can only agree with all the criticism below. Without doubt the most awful accommodation we experienced on our 2 and half month tour of 6 developing countries!! The enforced 4x4 trip from the main road to the lodge can only be described as painful...More

1  Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Location is very close to national park entrance, however tickets are not sold there and needs to be arranged seperately. "Simple" in title really means what it is and should set expectations when visiting it. There is by no means luxury, its really simple, however...More

Thank ingusp
Reviewed 4 March 2014

This lodge is in a great location overlooking Sinharaja Rainforest and allows easy access to the national park. But that's where it ends, the access road is awful and requires a 4WD to transport guests and luggage, not much fun in the dark. The rooms...More

1  Thank Bruce W
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  • Sri Lanka >
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  • Galle District >
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  • Martin`s Simple Hotel Galle
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"take room (No. 1?) closest to the eating area."
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"there are none!!! however if you are unfortunate enough to have to stay there make sure that you purchase..."
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"Room nr. 1 seemed to be very mouldy, giving allergic reactions to one person in our group."
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"Try getting the triple-sharing room right below the dining balcony for the best view of the forest. It is..."
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