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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Encouragingly none of the taxi drivers at Colombo airport had a clue where the hotel was so it's very quiet and pretty much off the tourist compass. We had five nights at the hotel and at first we thought we had booked too long. In fact five nights turned out to be perfect as there is so much to do....

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful start to our Sri Lankan holiday. Bar Reef is a lovely hotel situated on a clean beach and with a refreshing infinity pool surrounds by shady cabanas. Accommodation is large cottages, no a/c but large fans and an outside bathroom and large terrace. Very clean. All the staff are delightful, very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Sameera,...

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London
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

A quiet laid back location with everything you need to really chill out. The huts by the pool were so relaxing we just sat out all day. The pool was refreshing. The staff are lovely and helpful and our garden cabana was huge and cool at night with the fan blasted. We had a fun dolphin sighting out on the...

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Ella,
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfully relaxing location - well away from the madding crowd! And eco friendly too. Ideal place to chill out on arrival in Sri Lanka - and let the body clock adjust to local time before launching out on a tour of this beautiful country

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

Thanks & appreciate you taking time to write a review for us, hope you will have a good tour, cheers! Sriyann and the team

Sant'Andrea, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The resort is located in a very quiet spot in Kalpitiya. Directly on the beach, one can choose between the sea or the beautiful infinity pool. Very friendly and helpful staff and management. Tasty Sri Lankan food and lovely and varied buffet breakfast. The cabanas are simple but very tastefully decorated with very nice outdoor shower and attention to little...

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

Thank you for your recent stay at the Resort, we really value your comments, glad to hear that you enjoyed our rustic experience,the food and the Dolphin Tour.I will pass your comments to the team, appreciate your review.

Reading
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent 12 days at this really wonderful haven of peace and quiet - being thoroughly well looked after by a most efficient, polite and smiling staff - nothing was too much trouble for them in making you comfortable. The food is excellent, tasty and beautifully presented. The gardens which provide shade are well kept, the beach is clean, but...

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

Hi Marg, It was a real treat to have hosted you at our Resort, Your detailed review speaks a lot about your stay, Thanks & appreciate your comments warm regards from all of us. Sriyann and the team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience secluded in the nature. The villas are very calm and comfortable. The shower is unforgettable! The staff is very nice, they have a naturist, Sameera, which is very helpful. He took us on a safari at Wilpattu National Park, where he shared his knowledge and expertise, finding the best spots (we saw a Leopard on...

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

Thank you for taking time to review us, happy to note that you had enjoyed your stay,including the Safari experience.I will share your comments with the team.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A unique eco eperience in an idyllic location We had an amazing vegetarian feast. Poolside gazebos are ideal for night time family chat and drinking. One has to be tuned to enjoying outdoor life in tropics., some femails may find using the toile facilites a cahllenge at night. Thought outdoor showers are fun.

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

Nice to read that you all enjoyed your stay , eco experience & amazing veggie feast. Hopefully we look forward to see you all back again, thanks and appreciate your time. Sriyann and the team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This hotel certainly has potential. Sensational villas with open air showers, great pool. Let down by lackuster approach to food: it is an area famous for seafood and couldnt prepare any. And by poor lighting in bedrooms. I know its eco friendly but infuriating to not be able to see in the daytime. But these things are easily remedied.

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

Thanks for taking time to review us on trip advisor, we are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with seafood, we use local fresh produce purchased daily,local weather conditions have an impact on the supply. I have shared your comments with the team. Sriyann and the team

North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We all had a lovely stay in this beautiful resort. The cabin was large comfortable and attractive The staff were all pleasant and helpful. the food was excellent and varied and plentiful. the surroundings lovely particularly liked having meals in the open shelters all this and a beach nearby

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

Hi Carlene, it was great to have hosted all you nice folks, happy to read that you enjoyed the BRR service & the experience, appreciate your review on trip advisor. Hope to see you again. Thanks, Sriyann and the team

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation

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: $195 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bar Reef Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Quiet villa with lots of space”
 of 5 bubbles Pinkerton15, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cabana”
  • Cozy bed with a net
  • View from our hut
  • Cold water shower outside the hut
  • Beach Cabana
 of 5 bubbles Kitta2, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The beach cabanas are gently backgrounded by the soothing waves”
 of 5 bubbles MisterAndMs, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cabanas are great, all close to the pool and restaurant, all have aircon and an outside bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Garden Villa”
 of 5 bubbles beckstaylor87, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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