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Gal Oya Lodge,

Ampara

Price From : US $ 226.00

Introduction

Opened in 2014, Gal Oya Lodge is a rustic eco-retreat set amidst acres of untouched wilderness, edged by Gal Oya National Park and the Senanayake Samudraya - one of Sri Lanka’s largest lakes. Spot wild elephants roaming in the jungle or swimming across the lake to get to a nearby island. The property is comprised of several eco-friendly bungalows and villas, constructed using locally sourced materials, and is the sister property of Palagama Beach Resort in Kalpitiya. Surrounded by picturesque mountains, Gal Oya Lodge is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and those seeking tranquillity.

Accommodation

The interiors are decorated with furniture made by the village craftsmen. There are ten bungalows and villas spread across the 20-acre private forest, set well apart to ensure complete privacy. They have polished cement floors, timber walls, roofs thatched with Illuk grass and floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows to allow spectacular views of the wilderness and mountain backdrop. High roofs and overhead fans help to keep the rooms cool and airy, and the interiors are decorated with furniture made by the village craftsmen. All rooms have electricity and an ensuite bathroom with solar-powered h/w shower. In-room facilities include umbrellas, traditional games and playing cards.

Bungalows (800 sq. ft): There are seven bungalows, each consisting of a bedroom furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed and a living room with a private veranda. The ensuite bathrooms have twin vanities and indoor/outdoor showers. Up to three adults or two adults and two children can be accommodated in the bungalows.

Villa 1: This spacious two-bedroom villa is positioned at the highest point of the property and has spectacular mountain and jungle views. Each of the bedrooms opens out to a private veranda that runs round to the living room. One bedroom is furnished with a king-sized four-poster bed, the other with two singles. Villa 1 can be booked by the room or as a whole and can accommodate up to four guests.

Villa 2: This one-bedroom villa provides much privacy and has jungle and mountain views. The bedroom is furnished with a king-sized bed.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Eco friendly
  • Bird Watching

The main lodge houses the open-sided restaurant and bar, where traditional Sri Lankan rice and curry and Western cuisine is served. Meals are prepared with fresh seafood, meats, and organic vegetables from their own gardens or purchased from the villagers. There are also options for those with special dietary requirements and the option of taking a Sri Lankan cooking course. Other facilities include a library, a swimming pool, a naturalised garden with wild flowers, a butterfly garden and an organic herb and vegetable garden. They also have a Land Rover Defender jeep for safaris and a Heli-pad.

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Gal Oya Lodge is a tranquil eco-retreat set on a 20-acre private forest which borders Gal Oya National Park. Ampara is in the central south-east, an undiscovered area away from the usual tourist trail.

Rates

Currency
DATE RANGE BASIS SINGLE DOUBLE TWIN TRIPLE
22/10/2017 - 31/12/2017 BB $ 181 $ 226 $ 226 $ 278
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2018 BB $ 200 $ 252 $ 252 $ 304

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Important note on prices: Our price includes accommodation, all taxes and service charges. Some properties may quote directly without taxes and service charges which may add 29 per cent to your bill. Red Dot guarantees to match any lower published prices from other agents at time of booking. If prices are not available for a certain date, please 'Make an Enquiry' or contact us at enquiries@reddottours.com.

Reviews & Customer Feedback

Apr 13, 2016 : Truly an "Eco" resort. Papaya stem for straws. Not much of activity there.
Apr 10, 2016 : Everything from the staff, safaris, service to the room were great.
Feb 19, 2016 : Disappointing for boat trip.

The Times UK
Sri Lanka's 20 Best Boutique Hotels', December 6, 2014

Customer rating

GENERAL

89%

89%

FOOD

80%

80%

SERVICE

94%

94%

ROOM

96%

96%

LOCATION

93%

93%

Red Dot Average Score - 9 Reviews

90.4%

90.4%

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