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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Architectural Style mixed with Nature! Totally quiet. Clean. Well trained staff. General Manager, Mr. Shriyan, has a long professional experience acquired in Canada. Great stay. I extended my original stay by some days. Negative: Spa Treatments far too expensive. Some excursions as well.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights at the start of Feb. Location and style of hotel is perfect if you want to get away from it all and do nothing... back to basic cabanas which are are all part of the charm. Annie, the naturalist, provided great information and the dolphin watching is a must do activity if you stay. We...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience - Thanks Sameera for the trip out to sea - Dolphin watching - an experience which is NOT to Be Missed - It was educational - with Sameera providing us with a wealth of information - and to be in the waters with a super pod of some 1800 dolphins was a sublime experience - Super food...

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Roma, Italia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabanas are spacious, well kept and very clean. Provision of mosquito nets and complimentary drinking water was very nice. We thought the staff were excellent and the place very well managed. Great breakfast, buffet lunch and dinner excellent value. All in all a lovely laid back vibe but still delivers on attentive staff and excellent facilities.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in a garden cabana. On arrival, in the dark, we were shown to our accommodation by a gentleman who seemed more intent on speaking on his phone than in speaking to us. We had a brief, unsatisfactory, room orientation and were told that we should walk down the sandy path to the main dining...

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for quiet space and time away from hectic Colombo, this would be a perfect antidote. I took a bus from Colombo Fort, be warned this is a 3 hour plus journey unless you can find an express bus (which I couldn't). The tuk-tuk driver had difficulty finding the resort from Pallavi junction, and it is not...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many positive reviews here but I feel they are a bit one-sided, only looking at the positive side. Thus, here another perspective. The resort is clearly not an ordinary hotel - the layout, the design of the cabanas and villas, the materials used etc. are all very special. However, the designers went a bit over the top at...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place. Romantic candle light dinners at the beach. Very nice staff! Clean and Beautiful Cabanas and Villas. We saw a lot of dolphins. We were traveling with our children. It was a perfect place to stay!! Thank you for everything!

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Sriyann, General Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, It was an absolute pleasure to have hosted you all at BAR REEF, hope to see you again Cheers! Sriyann and the team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The resort follows an eco friendly theme that's consistently applied right through. We had a short but very relaxing stay in December 2016. It's easy to spend the whole day using the pavilions by the pool to relax and to enjoy some authentic local food. A nice, quiet beach. Watched the sunset while sitting in the pool. Great service all...

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Sriyann, General Manager at Bar Reef Resort, responded to this review

It was great to read that you both enjoyed your stay and the services at the resort, appreciate you taking time to review us. Cheers! Sriyann and the team

Reviewed 4 January 2017

This truly felt like a little bit of paradise to us. One of the more relaxing places I have ever been to. It is also so much more stylish than the name makes you think, but it is definitely a place for nature lovers, as it is a bit remote in a forest. It is is beautifully designed, with so...

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Nice to hear that you both had a wonderful holiday at our resort, your review on excursions and hotel services will be shared amongst the team, thanks & appreciate your time. Sriyann and the team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Bar Reef Resort

Address: Palmyrah Avenue, Norochcholoai | off Kalpitiya Road (23 km south of Kalpitiya), Alankuda Beach 00300, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Alankuda Beach
Price Range: €112 - €179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bar Reef Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Villa Nr 1”
 of 5 bubbles chriseggmann, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms have fans but no aircon, but have much bigger, private areas.”
 of 5 bubbles CheshireWoodies, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is no air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisR169, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet villa with lots of space”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkerton15, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cabana”
  • Cozy bed with a net
  • Beach Cabana
  • Cold water shower outside the hut
  • View from our hut
 of 5 bubbles Kitta2, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
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