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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is an opportunity to see Sri Lanka from the inside and escape from the hopeless service at the nearby hotel. Our host, Kumudu, is a charming woman with culinary skills that are off the scale. She is happy to provide cooking classes and we loved her breakfasts and dinners, which gave us a real taste of Sri Lanka. Also...

1Thank Tony H
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing!! The rooms are clean and cheap and I believe it was the best authentic Sri Lanka food I have eaten during my trip. Some reviews have been disappointing but if you make sure Kumudu is cooking it will be superb and for a bit extra she will give you a cooking class. The house is set...

Thank SamRoMat
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We staid here for one night and visited the Udwalawa national park. Room and bath room were clean. The place is very quiet close by a lake. Food was good, good rice and curry, good breakfast. Nimal was very friendly. It paid 3000Rs which is a very fair price. Safari was a little bit expensive but with lots of elephants.

2Thank Chris8284
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night. The worst night during our trip to Sri Lanka. The room, even though we did not use any light in it - only our flashlights - was full with mosquitos. Not even the mosquito net helped! The host told us the breakfast will be served at 7:30. It was served well past 8. Cost of...

Thank Marta B
Lenzburg Switzerland
Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed here on our Sri Lanka Round Trip and had 2 nice weeks. The owner's wife prepared excellent Sri Lankan Breakfast and Dinner, you get a mosquito net and the room was very clean and you can get your clothes washed here. We were a bit afraid of sharing the bathroom with another couple. But we were there all...

Thank Karinchen1001
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Service: We told the staff of this Guesthouse in advance, that we will arrive at 3 pm. But we had to wait 3 and a half hours (!) until anybody with keys came and let us into to room. The boss had sended in the meantime an safari driver, who tried to persuade us to a safari in the afternoon...

1Thank vodasa
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2013

The accommodation wasn't great, but not tfairly sparse lighting. The shower didn't really work particularly well either, with minimal pressure or hot water. On the plus side, it's a nice peaceful location, the hosts are very kind, they serve lovely dinner and breakfast, and the safari to Uda Walawe (5000Rs for a jeep, half day) was great with a nice...

Thank Sam D
Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Nimal was a good host and was justly proud of the traditional Sri Lankan cuisine he provided. Birdwatching from the veranda occupied a day in it's own right. The spacious front room had mos net and fan. Quiet peaceful location, well away from the main road. The full day safari to Uda Walawe, organised by Nimal, was the wildlife highlight...

1Thank Wizard77_12
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 13 April 2013

We had the pleasure to stay two nights in this nice family-run homestay. The owners are welcoming though discreet. The place itself is very "feel-good", clean and well-kept. The architecture of the house has a mediteranean flavour. The lake is a just few steps away with a lot of waterbuffalos. But the incredible feature of this place was the food...

2Thank Frans F
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2013

This was our second visit to Kumudu and her family.It really is a home from home.A warm and friendly welcome, excellent food,large comfortable room what more could one want.Will definetly be making a third visit.

1Thank Barbara M

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Lake View Lanka is a quiet (no roads or traffic), small and friendly Sri Lankan homestay at the Chandrika Lake near Centauria Hotel and the city of Embilipitiya.It's your chance to have a cultural experience and get to know real Sri Lankan family life.We are offering a wooden tree-house, five metres above the ground. The tree house includes a double bed, fan, mosquito net and a balcony.For more convenience three rooms are available in our new guesthouse. Each is spacious and includes a double bed with mosquito net. You have the opportunity to relax while watching exotic birds on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden and lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake View Lanka Guesthouse

Address: No. 88/4 Dewala Road | New Town, Embilipitiya 70200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Embilipitiya
Price Range: $10 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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