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Rainforest Eco Lodge

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Rainforest Eco Lodge is an impressive creation that holds the natural beauty of the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka at its heart. Chalets built from recycled materials overlook the dense forest on one side and the lush tea patch on the other, with private terraces and panoramic windows that let you appreciate these views throughout the day. This location enables you to spend afternoons exploring the forest, seeking out waterfalls and wildlife, before continuing with your tour of Sri Lanka and venturing south towards Galle.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,590 for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Sri Lanka 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 30 November 2019 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.
    • Sri Lanka 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Sri Lanka by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

    Hotel code

    EXH1924

    Our opinion

    The Rainforest Eco Lodge offers a unique style of accommodation that is both romantic and inspirational, combining the best of fresh Sri Lankan food, the wild Sinharaja Forest Reserve, and the comforts and luxuries of four star guestrooms.

    Hotel description

    The Rainforest Eco Lodge in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a four star luxury boutique hotel that has a keen focus on preserving the surrounding natural landscape. The main hotel building, stood at the top of the hill on which the chalets sit, is made almost entirely out of glass. As suggested by the name, the Rainforest Eco Lodge offers an eco-friendly, nature-focused alternative to other hotels and villas in the area. The restaurant offers a fantastic opportunity to soak up the verdant views on one of the balconies, whilst enjoying the fresh fruit and vegetables bought from a local village and the seafood brought in from Galle. Guests can also enjoy the lounge that sits at the centre of the building, organised around a unique and authentic fireplace that reaches down from the ceiling. The outside wall of this main building seems to protect the serenity of the whole resort, closing off the gaps that exist between the trees on the hilltop and preserving the views below for the lodge’s guests. The 16 chalets that line the sides of the tea patch are constructed out of converted shipping containers, with recycled bamboo panelling on the interior walls and railway sleepers on the floor. Looking out across the lush field and the forest, the Rainforest Eco Lodge is ideal for experiencing the biodiversity of the region; from your room, you can listen to the babbling of streams, the chirping of birds, and the rush through the vegetation as small animals scuttle past. Mist often cloaks the hilltop, immersing the chalets in a truly tropical atmosphere. Inside, the rooms are sleek, sophisticated, and surprisingly modern. Floor-to-ceiling windows open the interiors up onto terraces, which hover high above the tea patch below, eye-level with the treetops. Each chalet has a dining area with stunning views and an en-suite bathroom that affords guests all the comforts of home. One of the greatest attractions of this area for clients is the direct access into the rainforest surroundings. Spend your days trekking over streams, navigating between trees, and finding peaceful secluded spots beside waterfalls to enjoy a picnic. The Rainforest Eco Lodge is a prime example of how luxurious so-called ‘responsible tourism’ can be, with wonderful natural touches and a location that is unlike anything else we offer on our programme. We would highly recommend stopping here on your journey south towards Galle and the southwest.

    Location

    In the Sinharaja Rainforest, 62 miles northeast of Galle

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    129 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    16 individual chalets, each built from recycled material, with bamboo panelling, en-suite, and modern comforts and amenities such as hot and cold water, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, and twin or queen beds.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Lobby, lounge, restaurant, bar, tea patch, access to Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Unique activities at the Lodge include fish therapy.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    The Lodge offers experienced guides who are available to take you on the following trips: bird-watching, trekking, and nature trails.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    While staying at the Rainforest Eco Lodge, we would recommend devoting your few days to exploring the nature around you. Walk beneath the trees, taking in the sounds of the wildlife and the smells of the flowers and trees, seeking out the waterfalls, and then relax on your private terrace or in the main lounge in the evenings. The Sinharaja Forest is home to almost half of the total number of mammal species in Sri Lanka, as well as a huge number of endemic birds. Those who are looking to explore the area a little further out might travel to the lakes of the Udawalawe National Park, to the nearby Maduwanwela Walawwa, or to the small towns of Deniyaya, Kaella, or Laudaradola.

    Sports nearby

    Trekking, walking, and swimming in waterfall pools.

    Children

    Minimum stays

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