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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't know what to expect from this hotel due to the reviews but had a amazing holiday experience here. Firstly the staff made the experience they all were friendly & helpful that is from reception/ cleaning/waiting staff to the life guards. The bungalows where great too with lovely views either overlooking the sea or pool. Enough room & privacy to...

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Thank Tristan H
Ja Ela, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I been this to hotel 7-8 years back & recently. They have offers for Sri Lankans for the spend the days. Food is ordinary & when compare to other hotels around not good at all. Not much choices in the buffet. But good rooms & located in a good place.

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Thank lakshansilva
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i am a nature lover & enjoyed the experience of just 24 hours immensely. nicely paved pathway leads to the reception where it was lit just enough to give a cosy feeling; front office staff very obliging tho it was not manned often. ferry man quite deft & helpful, (u don't have to "pay the ferry man", not yet). luckily...

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Thank mariansira
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please refer to the previous review entitled "Disappointing" by dotsville. Stayed from 19th to 25th February 2017 and couldn't leave quickly enough. To summarise - we were treated like a second class guest, food was awful, repetitive, ran out, tinned fruit every day - its was like school dinners only worse. Grumpy nervous temperamental staff. Menacing manager. "Anthoney" rude and...

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Thank LizzyIrons
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel has so much more potential. The bungalows are lovely. They were well equipped and clean and the bed was one of the most comfortable that I have slept in. The surroundings are beautiful and well kept. Unfortunately the service was a big let down. The food was very limited and also repetitive. I expected Sri Lankan food but...

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1Thank dotsville2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a nice location. Great way to get to the hotel by boat. Your'e 1st greeting is a lazy and frowning security guy. Room was good. Pool OK. Service at the restaurant crap and the food even more crap! The food both Lankan and Western were tasteless. Your'e also in a bad situation if you are staying here for a...

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2Thank Jerry R
Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
Reviewed 18 February 2017

rooms are nice and clean but there is small ants.there was also gekko in our room. so safe your food! local food was spicy but there was also fried chicken, potatoes, pasta etc..there should be something for kids(like fries or sausages or something.kids own table would be nice. my little one don't eat curries or other spicy foods so it...

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1Thank Lang80
Nottingham
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a lovely stay here after the long journey and adjusting to the time difference.About a 45 minute taxi ride to the hotel through very busy roads.When you arrive at the hotel you have to cross the river on a punted raft, probably 40 metres from one side to the other. Reception was very prompt with a cool drink and...

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2Thank NottinghamAlan
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Firstly, thanks for a wonderful stay and thank you for our complimentary garden dinner and 20 min free food massage for our honeymoon. Very nice touch! Location- best location ever for us as right on the sea , so tranquil, out of the way of everything but we did enjoy the walks and boat rides to get to the hustle...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • 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
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
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: $98 - $240 (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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Standard sea view bungalow -views of sea only negative older bathroom. Deluxe sea view bungalow - amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles , 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“triple room suite we occupied for one night was fantastic”
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“sea view room is a must”
 of 5 bubbles NottinghamAlan, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“As these are all bungalow rooms on a 22 acre property all views are sea facing”
 of 5 bubbles jcschroepfer, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a bungalow with sea view but not too far from main building.”
  • bungalow facing the sea, uninterrupted views.
 of 5 bubbles Chisi76, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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