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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

If you don't want to ruin your Sri Lanka's vacation stay away.. At first everything seems to be okay and they are friendly but then they will rip you off with national park ticket, their food was terrible and they stole our money from suitcase (which was locked but they broke in). Awful! And this place was recommended to us...

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Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Along the river we had a romantic bungalow. We were spoiled by the friendly staff with good food and nice drinks. We enjoyed the safari in the Np. Don't expect modern facilities, the place does need some attention on maintenance level. However, we had a wonderful stay.

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2Thank Mirjam R
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 20 December 2014

DO NOT GO THERE. Disaster place, disaster food, bugs, cold shower, worm in my food. Just as I thought it wouldn't get worse, I discovered $100 missing from my wallet in addition to some other foreign notes after we left the place. The only terrible thing is that I didn't notice except after we were in another city, otherwise, I...

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2Thank Namla S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Recently my girlfriend and I went to udawalawe to do the safari(which was amazing), we had been on trip advisor recently and read all the horrible reviews about this place so were very cautious when arriving not to be fooled by this person. Unfortunately when we arrived we were very tired and the heavily built Sri Lankan man that met...

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4Thank Mnovy86
Groningen Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Thinking the horrible reviews on tripadvisor were about another guesthouse (the name was slightly different), my brother and I followed lonely planet and went to this place. When a bodybuilder with a too bright smile welcomed us, we recognized the description from tripadvisor and got alarmed but we were tired and the spot was beautiful so we decided to just...

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2Thank Dorien D
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 25 June 2014

After 3,5 months of travelling in several countries, this was my worst night. There is a big scam set up with tuk-tuk touts luring you to this place (that has no name on the spot, and changes according to what the tourist expects). Although in the Lonely Planet (the number listed there is still correct) the place has deteriorated to...

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1Thank Arne D
Paris, France
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We were 2 couples.We stayed only one night, the place is nice and the bungalows are basics but confortable. One of the 2 brothers (owners) looked nice and friendly : room 2500 ( with no extra charges)breakfast included...but at the end when the final bill came up they changed the prices of the room, drinks and charged us for breakfast...

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2Thank Michel D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I want to write about another place very similar to Selara. The owner (bodybuilder in his 30') took me there saying it was Selara (he had Selara business cards), and it seemed right because of description from Lonely Planet (riverside, waterfall-type showers, adobe bungalows, monitor lizard). Anyway, the place was great and the bodybuilder and his brother were really nice...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Ok, I had to write this comment to warn all of you considering this place as your accomodation. We came here accidently (owner had an agreement with a bus driver who called him that we're coming) but we really liked this place. Cottage was basic, but had everything we needed. It was facing the river, there were many interesting fruit...

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1Thank neffff
San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Originally, I wanted to say, how nice the environment and the whole accommodation was. The place is indeed nice, the small lake and the open bungalow above are inviting, the rooms are quite nice and staff is friendly. On the other hand: we arrived late afternoon and were ensured, that the morning safari sucks and we should wait for the...

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Address: Uda Walawe National Park, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Uda Walawe National Park
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Selara River Hide Out Sri Lanka/Uda Walawe National Park
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“Alll the rooms are good and love if I had the middle room has a good view.”
 of 5 bubbles 822MarkS, 23 Feb 2013 | Read review
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