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22/8 K, Field View Baddegama Road, Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka
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#4 of 66 in Hikkaduwa
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Kalla Bongo Lake Resort has 15 rooms: 10 pool rooms, adjacent to the pool with a fresh appearance and 5 lagoon rooms, adjacent to the lagoon with a classic interior and bath tub.Other hotel facilities are lobby, à la carte restaurant, bar, swimming pool, canoes, games for children.The magnificent view over the lagoon, the utmost calm, peaceful and natural environment give the hotel a unique character and allow the guests to recover from their busy life.Good quality is a key element for the hotel and cleanliness, freshness, familiar and personal service are the defining themes.The hotel is located at Hikkaduwa Ganga, a large lagoon which is connected to the sea. The location is about 2,5 kilometres from the centre of Hikkaduwa, only 10 minutes by car or three-wheeler.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Bottled water
Iron
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Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Sinhala
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Mark R wrote a review Apr 2022
Oxford, United Kingdom12 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed here for 6 nights and loved everything about Kalla Bongo Lake Resort. The location is just beautiful, rooms clean and comfortable with a great shower; staff are all really lovely and can't do enough to help. Breakfasts are fresh and beautifully presented. We had one evening meal here and it was truly delicious. We were the only ones in the hotel that evening and enjoyed personal service - it was amazing! I also celebrated my birthday here and had a surprise of balloons and a delicious birthday cake in the dining room at breakfast - just so special. We stayed in one of the Lagoon view rooms and it was truly magnificent to wake up to the sounds of wildlife and the stunning views. There is also a lovely pool to cool off in. There are canoes and kayaks for the use of guests at no charge - a great experience. It is very easy to get to the main part of Hikkaduwa - the staff call up a tuktuk which arrives within a few minutes and it is only a 10 min ride to the main road and beach. Highly recommended - it was really hard to leave this beautiful place. Thank you to everyone.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Shashindra V wrote a review Mar 2020
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The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The staff were friendly and very efficient. The location is superb, the lake is gorgeous and it is quiet. The food is excellent. Thanks to Mr.Melvin ♥️♥️♥️ Hasthika & Shashindra Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Eranga S wrote a review Jan 2020
Kalutara, Sri Lanka17 contributions
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Very nice property with amazing lake front rooms.Excellent service and friendly staff.Mr.Melvin the owner of the resort was really nice and healpfull person.The food was delicious and had a excellent holiday experince.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Mireia N wrote a review Jan 2020
Barcelona, Spain282 contributions8 helpful votes
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We went for a lunch at this hotel. The views are spectacular and the location is very quiet, so it's a perfect spot to relax. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, specially the owner of the resort. We really enjoyed our time there and the food is delicious!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Vikram G wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India7 contributions
Not far from the busy beach of Hikkadua we found this peaceful and incredibly beautiful place with great food and service. The lake view rooms had a fantastic view. Our boys wanted to spend time on the beach but changed their mind once we checked in here and didnt want to go out. Melvin is a excellent host and helped us with his useful suggestions.The Chef came up with the best meal of our trip.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Try to get the Lake view rooms
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Dhanush Pradeep wrote a review Jan 2020
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Absolutely spectacular property with great food and lovely rooms. The best part was the service provided. Mr Melvin the owner of the resort was such a huge help and was happy to caterto all our wishes and needs. Will definitely visit this resort again and would recommend this to anyone!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Response from KallaBongoLakeResort, Owner at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thanks a lot, Dhanush. We loved to see your group enjoying and relaxing at the hotel and we were happy to do our utmost for you. Please feel welcome to come again.
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Spencer-D-J wrote a review Dec 2019
Klapmuts, South Africa22 contributions18 helpful votes
We spent a week at this hotel. We booked two rooms - my wife and myself, and for our two teenage children. The hotel is about 10 minutes (and a world) away by tuktuk from the hustle and bustle of Hikkaduwa. The tranquility of the lake allowed for created a calm and serene atmosphere. The attentiveness and friendliness of the staff cannot be faulted. The food was wonderful; we ate there five out of the seven nights in Hikkaduwa. Transport from the hotel is quickly arranged by the staff on duty. A tuk tuk ride into town is 300 slr. But when you come back, make sure you negotiate a price before the tuk tuk leaves town. We also walked down to the main road (about 5 minutes) and paid 200 slr hailing a passing tuk tuk.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from KallaBongoLakeResort, Owner at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thanks a lot for your review. We were happy to see you enjoying your stay and the meals at the hotel and taking the energy to explore the beauty of Sri Lanka and nearby activities. Thank you for being one of our appreciated guests and we do hope to welcome you again. With regards, Melvin.
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ecoseeka wrote a review Mar 2019
Peterhead, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights here at the end of our touring holiday round Sri Lanka. We chose a lakeside view room. It was comfortable with a nice outside seating area. There are quite steep steps down to these rooms so not suitable for anyone with difficulty in with stairs. My wife and I are in our late sixties and had not problem. The bed is comfortable and they supply light eiderdowns for those that find the air conditioning a bit chilly for sleeping with just a sheet. The breakfasts were pleasant though pretty much the same each day, fruit selection, fruit juice, eggs (omelettes, fried or boiled), bread butter and jam. Most days there was a pancake with chocolate sauce or another filling. I believe that you can get a Sri Lankan breakfast if you ask the day before. The restaurant had a slightly limited range, but everything we had was good. The Kalle Bongo prawns were very good as were the other prawn dishes. They did not always have prawns, calamari or chicken burgers available, which did mean that when they had them they were really fresh. The manager was helpful getting Tuk Tuks and taxis. A Tuk Tuk is 300 Sri to Hikkaduwa, but you have to watch other drivers charging you to come back. We got charged 500 Sri one time, but the worst was 1000 Sri though admittedly it was night time and during a heavy rainstorm. We got the phone number of a driver the hotel used and phoned him first to see if was busy. This is one of the few places we stayed that would let you pay by card, which is useful as we were reaching the end of our holiday. The pool is pleasant and though in the sun did not get too warm. If you want somewhere to chill for a few days Kalla Bongo is to be recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Room Tip: I do not think there are bad rooms here, but the Lakeside rooms have a great view.
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Mohamed Rikas wrote a review Feb 2019
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What a great place! Beautifully designed hotel just off the lake in hikkaduwa. Lovely pool and gardens.Excellent service and delicious breakfasts.The staff were welcoming and friendly. Very cheerful service generally and excellent attention around the pool.Do visit.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Angela D wrote a review Feb 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia70 contributions11 helpful votes
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My stay at Kalla Bongo was a respite that allowed me to get my Sri Lanka trip off to a great start. The Resort is about a 10 minute ride to the beach. The staff were friendly. There was a big party on my last night. It was a bit upsetting to see that they blocked out the dining room, taking away the seats with the best view of the lake. However, everything else was amazing. Clean modern room, lovely pool. Free kayaks and the beach, when needed. I really wish I had more time in Sri Lanka to return. The food was tasty and I only left the resort to go diving.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled
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US$64 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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kalla bongo lake hotel hikkaduwa
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kalla Bongo Lake Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
Nearby attractions include Hikkaduwa Taxi Service (2.0 km), Tsunami Photo Museum (4.5 km), and Community Tsunami Museum (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Canal View Hikkaduwa Sri Lankan Homemade Food Restaurant, Temptation Hikkaduwa, and Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kalla Bongo Lake Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Kalla Bongo Lake Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kalla Bongo Lake Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Dutch, and Sinhala.
Does Kalla Bongo Lake Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.