Run by a friendly couple, this is probably your best guest-house option in Colombo. Unless you want a fully-serviced hotel in the busy city center and mind being 10-15 minutes away from the hustle-bustle, I can't think of a better place to stay, in a relaxed, residential neighbourhood by a green lake, with spot-clean rooms decorated with wooden furniture, and some of the best food I had in Sri Lanka, served in a homely hut in the garden. The staff is superb, from the owners to the three family-like assistants who will go out of their way to make your stay pleasant.
Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Lanka Hospital, Asiri Hospital, and Bandaranaike Memorial International …More
My wife and I came to Sri Lanka for our honeymoon. We found the local language to be a bit of a barrier and couldn't
get around as easily on our own. Nayana from Thotupula Lakeside Resorts, genuinely helped us out in a manner, where we have never been helped before. She helped us co-ordinate the rest of the trip as per our preferences and budget and also kept in touch with us to make sure the rest of our trip went as planned.
I have nothing but great things to say about the place and the staff, if you are the kind of person who enjoys
checking-in and not venturing out, there are numerous in-resort activities that you can indulge in: wall climbing,
aerial rope , kayaking and a swimming pool. If you crave Sri Lankan
cuisine: the in-hotel prices are comparable to driving outside and eating out. From string hoppers for breakfast
with fish curry to Sri Lankan dal, chilli chicken, fried rice and their local desert, all of them come in generous
quantities making sure you are not left hungry. The hotel staff are extremely open to your comments and will happily
change anything if needed. Since we were on our honeymoon, the staff also arranged to provide us with a complimentary fruit basket, which lead to a feeling of being truly cared for. Additionally, on check-out day we had to leave earlier before breakfast, on notifying the staff they arranged to pack us sandwiches and fruits in lieu of not being able to serve us proper breakfast.
Adnan from Pune, India
Situated on a lake, this resort is in the same area as Mount Lavinia Beach and Dehiwala Zoo. Regional attractions also …More
If you like peace and tranquillity then this is the hotel for you. Only a small number of rooms which means not inundated with other people. We stayed 6 nights and never more than 3 couples there at any time, some nights only us but it was end of April which was just out of season.
Hotel is an enlarged and modernised old colonial property but keeping the decor in the colonial style set in peaceful surroundings and if you want a change of scenery then Galle is only 10 minutes away by tuc-tuc.
Staff couldn't do enough for us and always on hand if you needed anything . Particularly good was Rohan who catered for our needs along with his team including Rayan who smoothed our way. The manager was a great help and a friendly, chatty guy who spared his time daily to check we were ok.
This hotel is located in Galle (South Sri Lanka Coast), close to Galle Fortress, Dutch Reformed Church, and National Maritime …More
Cannot say enough to praise this hotel (resort). Nick Buckingham's achievement in building and managing this small (14 rooms) resort is monumental. Most rooms are separate, large size concrete and stone buildings of excellent modern design. The rooms are very large size with praiseworthy furnishings. Food in the restaurant is superb, breakfast to dinner, with many very creative dishes with always fresh ingredients. Service is impeccable. Access to a beautiful and largely uninhabited beach is a 10 minute walk, but swimming is inadvisable due to the heavy surf and undertow. Given the very high level of this facility, prices are quite modest.
NGB Boise from Boise, Idaho
Offering direct access to the beach, this hotel is in Tangalla, within the vicinity of Tangalle Lighthouse. Regional …More
As soon as our driver drove up to the front entrance you're greeted by the door man and he then rings a bell to let the staff know that we have arrived, and had all the staff greet us and help us to the lobby! We're welcomed with a cool and refreshing towel as well as a drink! As soon as you enter you're in awe of the pool and beach view! Beautiful hotel layout, room was superb and clean. The staff service was excellent, from the pool boys, to the waiters at the restaurant and the masseuses from the spa treatments. I will definitely be coming back with my friends and family! I already miss the place and I only left 2 days ago! Pure heaven!
Bianca from Aust
This hotel is located in Koggala (South Sri Lanka Coast), where area attractions include Unawatuna Beach. Regional …More
This is the first resort that I have rated as 5 overall.
The resort was fantastic,the villa were clean, well stocked and very comfortable (we even had the extra bed for our daughter and there was ample room.
Service by all the staff was fantasic, from arrival and the welcome ritual all the way to checkout. The buggy drivers were good, knowledgeable about the restort and the wildlife and very curtious, when delivering luggage or transporting us.
If there was a complaint, its a long drive from the airport, so plan a stop on route and the bikes are getting old so could do with a service but work great.
John from Dubai - United Arab Emirates
This luxury hotel is situated in Anuradhapura (Central Sri Lanka).More
Excellent resort for couples.
Staff - exceptional, friendly, not overbearing.
Airport pickup was pleasant and efficient with an ad hoc stop to pickup some local fruit for us to try.
Checkin smooth and fast with a welcome sparkling wine and fruits served on arrival.
Room - clean and comfortable with an opened bathroom.
Balcony with seaviews (like all rooms) perfect for the complimentary afternoon tea.
Delicious and plentiful meals with a good bar.
Infinity pool is stunning with excellent views of the ocean.
Location of the resort on a rocky promontory means access to 2 beaches which were both beautiful and peaceful. The sea was rough due to the low/monsoon season but fun and warm.
Complimentary spa massage was wonderful.
We had so many little things added on such as gift sweets and a personalised souvenir which really made us feel pampered and special.
A perfect stay at the start of our honeymoon.
Trioles from UK
This resort is located in Bentota (South Sri Lanka Coast), close to Bentota Beach. Area attractions also include Kande Vihare …More
Payments accepted on expedia.co.uk include American Express, Diner's Club International, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron and PayPal.
Flight-inclusive holiday packages and Flight-Plus arrangements created on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (under Expedia, Inc.'s ATOL number 5788). But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then your booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our general terms and conditions for further details on ATOL or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.
For the sale of travel insurance Expedia Inc. is an Appointed Representative of Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited trading as Allianz Global Assistance which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mondial Assistance (UK) Limited's FCA registration number is 311909. FCA authorisation can be checked at the Financial Services register at www.fsa.gov.uk/register/
Expedia, Inc., is not responsible for content on external Web sites.