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Niwahana Hotel

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was better than the reviews and the pictures on line. The outside looks ordinary but the rooms were clean and the bathrooms were modern. The restaurant is basic but the food was fine and friendly staff. Close to national park

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average buffet saved by its hugely convenient location close to the park entrance. Didn't stay at hotel so can't judge, but would guess there must be better choices in the area. Won't do you any harm...but won't live long in the memory either.

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Orangeville, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Located very close to the national park. Every time we visit Sri Lanka we go to udawalawa. My kids like the safari and we stay at hotel niwahana. They have spacious, nice, clean rooms. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The lunch buffet has many varieties and worth for money.

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Thank Ric887
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Horrible place. Rooms were filthy with dust, old wooden bed frame crumbling and the food was BAD. Location is close to the National Park. That's the only positive. Fine if you're after BASIC lodging but overpriced for anything else.

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Thank Anoki01
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Don't go here! The staff is very rude and the rooms are NOT clean. We found an old dead gecko in our room stuck in a door who looked like it had been there for a few weeks. Disgusting! And the restaurant is the worst, very bad food and awful service but still high prices. We were treated very bad...

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Thank juauen
Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on the advice of our driver. The room was large and clean and the hotel was in a great location, extremely close to the entrance to Udawalawe National Park - the main reason for our stay. Buffet lunch which was only 800 Rupees was excellent.

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Thank Samuel M
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We only stayed here for one night. The hotel is clean and rooms comfortable. The ac worked well to keep the room cool and shower had hot water. The food and breakfast were tasty and filling. The hotel is very close to the Udawalawa national park entrance.

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Thank SatuJonna
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

One night stay, I must add. But room was spacious and air con worked great. No mosquitos as no windows/doors are left open. Food was okay, had traditional rice and chilli paste and a chicken curry. Got breakfast to take out so I can eat while at the national park, which was handy. They have wifi but it didn't seem...

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Thank Omar A
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

stayed 2 nights ago room was clean but torrential rain put the power off, the light and ac wouldn't work and no hot water, staff are excellent food ok but beer a complete rip off, the safari is a 2 minute ride away they organised the jeep and it was brilliant

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Thank smoggy1975
England
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Rooms - basic. Dinner - basic. Breakfast - basic. Beer - rip-off. A small can of Lion was 300 rupees (see photo of bill). I would suggest that the massive profit made on the beer should be used to purchase sheets which actually fit the bed. The stairs are very slippery and there is no handrail. I have never seen...

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Additional Information about Niwahana Hotel

Address: 36, Ekamuthugama, Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Price Range: €45 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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