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Balikpapan, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Short drive from the airport. Nice place to rest from a long flight before starting to explore Sri Lanka... A uauuu place for kids/ crabs from the mangrove, couple of rabbits from the resort, squirrels everywhere, small boat to cross the river, zero mosquitos. Rooms are simple, but very clean and lovely decorated. This place was a total surprise! Restaurant...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, we booked with Virgin 8 months before travelling after being reassured that we were getting the best possible price by booking early and paying 50% up front only to find our holiday cheaper in the January sales. Virgin had no process or inclination to offer any retro discount or quid pro quo. We had upgraded to a beachfront bungalow...

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Thank Teds_of_Norwich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arriving at the resort it was magical, the staff all smiling and polite. The bungalow was in a great position and of 5* quality. The only thing thathat the resort did lack as it was slightly remote was some good evening entertainment. Unfortunately a sax, piano man and a couple of bad singers just marked the holiday. Would have...

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Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a five days. I would recommend this for couples who want privacy and just want to relax. To get to the hotel there is a man waiting with a raft and you cross the river on the raft. Its a very nice novelty and was fun the first few times, but got a...

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Haworth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 10 night stay at the Ranweli (Eco friendly resort) could not have been better for us. Nice spacious, air conditioned apartment with a view out to sea, plus some nice simple touch's like flowers on the freshly made bed every day. Add a great pool and bar area plus a restaurant that catered for a variety of tastes, (we...

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Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was nice (deluxe beach bungalow) and most of the staff was very kind but thats about it on the positive side. the food was horrible, the gym unusable, the sea polluted, the pool made the lips feel numb after swimming (scary), the food was horrible (we took a car into town every night to get proper food), the...

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1Thank Eveeeee55555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and husband returned home this morning after spending a week at the ranwelli....we were very concerned after reading recent reviews we rang virgin holidays to see if we could change to a different hotel but we would of lost 90 percent of our money so we decided to keep our holiday as it was ......i am so glad as...

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3Thank Tracy J
UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel for two weeks at the end of March 2017. We arrived at 3am in the morning and there was a member of staff and a bellhop waiting for us at reception. I should warn you here that many travel agents are extremely naughty and only book your room from the day of arrival so if...

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5Thank mlu032
Essex, UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I visited this hotel for 6 days as part of a dream birthday celebration holiday. We had booked through virgin and had nothing but issues with them and the local rep was absolutely no use at all leaving us to deal with all our problems on email ourselves. The hotel staff in comparison were very good with...

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1Thank LucyandClive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well the staff is nice the room was good but the A/C was so bad.it wasn't cooling well.but the lunch was good buffet.its more suitable for foreigners because the bar menus and orders menus also in euros thats one downside as my opinion. Thank you 😊

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Concierge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ranweli Holiday Village is an eco-friendly resort located on a 22-acre peninsula where mangrove forests and winding rivers converge to meet the sea. Located only 18 kms from Colombo's International Airport, Ranweli is the perfect base to explore the fascinating history, culture and nature of Sri Lanka. The hotel is on Waikkal Beach & provides bungalows & rooms with a private bathroom. The resort has an outdoor pool and its own restaurant & bar. Each bungalow / room is air-conditioned, has a safe, sitting area and telephone. The attached bathroom includes a hot/cold shower. Guests can enjoy a beach volleyball, billiards or table tennis at Ranweli. Water activities such as paddle boating, canoeing and kayaking are available. Ranweli is able to organize boat rides and bird watching tours. You can experience multi-cuisine dishes at the buffets of the resort's restaurant & a variety of liquor is served at the pool bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ranweli Holiday Village

Address: Ranweli Hotel Road, Waikkal 61110, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Central Province > Waikkal
Price Range: €67 - €161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ranweli Holiday Village 3*
Number of rooms: 88
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Also Known As:
Ranweli Holiday Village Waikkal
Ranweli Holiday Village Hotel Waikkal
Ranweli Holiday Village Sri Lanka/Waikkal
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Michelle0991, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Most room have a sea view, but just in case ask for one.”
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“Bungalows are the only way to fully appreciate the location.”
mlu032, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Standard sea view bungalow -views of sea only negative older bathroom. Deluxe sea view bungalow - amazing.”
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