Me and my family had a lovely stay here. We were impressed by the spacious rooms and bathrooms. Plenty of hot water for our frequent showers. The staff were very friendly and no request was too much trouble. We went out of season so the hotel wasn’t at capacity but I felt that the hotel could cope with the extra guests when the time came. We had a breakfast and evening meal at the hotel and we ate like kings. Both meals were 4 courses and a choice of dishes were on offer. On one particular evening I had tuna steaks with 3 huge prawns and various vegetables as a main which would have cost a fortune in London. On another evening I had a large swordfish steak,delicious. The curries are a mix of tastes and textures which we loved,nothing too hot but I’m sure they would accommodate you if you wished for something a bit more fiery. We had the beach and pool much to ourselves during our stay which suited us. We didn’t need a lunch at all. At mid morning a waiter brought us out a nice juice cocktail which was well appreciated as we roasted in the sun. The private beach was nice and shallow but the sea was certainly rough,however we were aware that the seas around Sri Lanka were like that before we travelled. There were staff who cleaned the beach as best they could each morning as the surf brought in a bit of flotsam and jetsam. Towels were available if you wished to use the sun bed and used towels were put into a collection bin when finished with. We enjoyed the wildlife who came to visit including a huge monitor lizard which strolled along the beach. About a mile south is Unawatuna beach which was a lot more lively. There were beachside bars and restaurants and shops just behind them. The beach dropped off quite a bit sharper here. So if you wanted something livelier it’s not far away. We travelled there by tuk tuk which the hotel arranged for us but you could start walking and you’d soon be approached by a hopeful driver. I’d certainly stay there again. I felt valued as a customer.
Shane H Buckingham |