Surrounded by luscious vegetation and resounding with birdsong, Ging Oya Lodge is unique in every way.
A variety of pictures in and around the family-run Lodge, highlighting some of the things to look forward to on your visit.
From exotic birds and wildlife to peaceful river views, truly experience the natural beauty of Sri Lanka.
Enjoy breakfast with birdsong and dinner to the sound of crickets as the light fades, in the spacious yet intimate restaurant.
Our ample breakfast includes eggs, local cheese, a variety of jams and homemade yoghurt, sweetened to your taste with kithul syrup, all complemented with fresh fruit juice.
For lunch the Lodge provides a selection of light bites including soup of the day, chips and basic toasted sandwiches.
Dinner consists of a set menu with three delicious courses. Where possible, these can be amended to cater to special dietary requirements but please let us know well in advance!
Your meals will be prepared by Leo himself whose cooking skills have won the hearts and stomachs of guests from around the world. He finds inspiration for his recipes in all cultures but his speciality is the local cuisine and his rice and curries are not to be missed.
Below is a selection of recent reviews and comments from our guests on their stay at Ging Oya Lodge.
"Beautiful and peaceful, the owners are very welcoming and helpful. Food was delicious Rooms are clean with good facilities. I would highly recommend Ging Oya Lodge."
"It was lovely to return again to Ging Oya Lodge. It was a particular treat to experience one of Leo’s curry feasts with several delicious curries."
"Myrjam and Leo have created a wonderful place at Ging Oya Lodge with minimal impact on the natural environment. Spacious, airy bungalows are reached by paths which wind between coconut palms & other native trees, affording privacy and quietness. It was so calm and peaceful to sit on the verandah overlooking the river and watch the tropical birds, a perfect retreat."
TheLadybird, 29 November 2012
The rooms are fully-detached raised bungalows built in the traditional Colonial style.
Amenities include: verandah, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom with solar-heated showers, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, handmade mosquito-net canopies and wall safe.
We provide the following complimentary services for our house guests: kayaks, canoes, bicycles, darts, table football, carrom, library, board games, internet terminal and WiFi in communal areas. With prior notification we are also able to organise airport transfers, diving trips, Ayurvedic massage and river boat trips.
* We can arrange an airport pickup for an additional charge of approximately LKR 3500.
* We are unable to accept payment by credit or debit card, we apologise for the inconvenience.
* We regret that we cannot accommodate children under 8 as we do not have the facilities and staff to cater for young children.
* The Lodge opens its gates from 8 AM until 11 PM; unfortunately we cannot receive arrivals before 8 AM or after 11 PM.
We are proud to say that as of 2018, we no longer sell mineral water in plastic bottles. Instead, you will find durable and reusable bottles in your room and free drinking water is available from our eco-tap near the pool. This water is of the same standard as bottled drinking water, which means that during your stay with us, you won't have to buy the disposable plastic bottles that are a major contributor to the global waste problem.
Our eco-tap uses a commercial 5 step purification system with reverse osmosis membranes and UV treatment and purifies your water in three stages.
Firstly, the reverse osmosis water purification system filters the water through a carbon cartridge which removes chlorine and sediment. Next is the purification stage where the water is pushed through a fine membrane designed to remove almost all contaminants, including lead, totally dissolved solids such as fluoride and recycled sewage water, and many other impurities. Finally, the water flows through another carbon cartridge to polish the water before consumption, reducing 97% of all contaminants in your tap water.
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Ging Oya Lodge, Kammala North, Waikkala, Sri Lanka
+ 94 31 2277822
+ 94 71 8739541
+ 94 71 4875388