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Martin's Simple Lodge

| Sinharaja Rainforest, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

The access road to the lodge is an experience in itself and should only be attempted in the transport provided by the lodge. The location is truly amazing, and the dining area overlooking the rainforest canopy is quite special. Superb walks into the rainforest where...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We knew from the reviews that we were coming to somewhere basic but decided that it was worth it for the location. It certainly is a wonderful and convenient location for walking straight into the Sinharaja rain forest if you are interested in birds [...More

2  Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 6 March 2015

If you are going to stay at Martin's then it should really only be for one reason, that you are a birdwatcher and understand the small sacrifices that you will make from time to time in order to indulge your hobby. If you are visiting...More

2  Thank Alf
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
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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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