Shangri-La Hambantota

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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of Shangri-La Hambantota

Shangri-La Hambantota

5.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Sittrakala Estate, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Hambantota, 82100

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationShangri-La's Golf and Country Club1 min walk
  • Popular LocationBirds Park22 min drive
  • Popular LocationHambantota Beach27 min drive
  • AirportHambantota (HRI-Mattala Rajapaksa Intl.)51 min drive

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About this area


Located in Hambantota, Shangri-La Hambantota is on the beach. Shangri-La's Golf and Country Club and Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Dry Zone Botanical Garden and Birds Park. Travelling with kids? Consider Ridiyagama Safari Park and Turtle Watch Rekawa. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including safari tours.

What's nearby

  • Shangri-La's Golf and Country Club - 1 min walk
  • Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary - 21 min drive
  • Birds Park - 22 min drive
  • Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary - 27 min drive
  • Hambantota Beach - 27 min drive


  • Owindi Restaurant - 14 min walk
  • Ruhunu Resort - 7 min drive
  • Sanjaya - 9 min drive
  • Nonagama Village - 11 min drive
  • Village - 11 min drive

About this property

Shangri-La Hambantota

Upscale resort on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools
Spend the day relaxing at the beach, practising your swing on Shangri-La Hambantota's golf course or pampering yourself at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants.
Shangri-La Hambantota offers 274 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Hambantota resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including a 24-hour health club. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

CHI, The Spa has 12 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Thai massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Languages spoken

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Hindi, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:00 AM: USD 20 for adults and USD 10 for children
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Bojun Hala
  • Sera

Things to do

  • 24-hour health club
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aerobics classes
  • Arcade/games room
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Free children's club
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Water slide


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 12 treatment rooms
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Hot tub


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding


  • Dressing gowns
  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests who book breakfast-inclusive rate plans will receive breakfast for guests age 12 and older.

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 200.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 100.00 (from 6 to 11 years old)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: USD 20 for adults and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 100 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
The listed child breakfast fee applies to guests age 11 and younger.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Shangri Hambantota Resort
Shangri Hambantota
Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort
Shangri-La's Golf Resort
Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf
Shangri-La's Golf
Shangri La Hambantota Resort Spa
Shangri La Hambantota Resort
Shangri La's Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota Resort
Shangri-La Hambantota Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota Resort Hambantota
Shangri La's Hambantota Golf Resort Spa

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 79 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 20 out of 79 reviews
4 - Good 25%
Rating 3 - Okay. 4 out of 79 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 79 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 79 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent staff who looked after our 18 month old daughter well. Clean and well maintained hotel with links to all main attractions and special services such as helicopter rides.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Like many things from China, appearances can be deceiving. Rooms and the hotel grounds may look 5 star but there are so many things such as quality of service, food, drink and the calibre of staff is distinctly low grade that degrade this place to 2 stars. You are treated as a customer, not a guest. When you enter the hotel grounds you are interrogated and your vehicle is searched by security dogs at the top of the access road to the hotel. There is no valet parking and several more facilities have been removed 'due to covid'. After a 3.5-4 hour drive from the airport you will sweat like pig in the entrance hall as the fans are switched off while you wait for a long time to be checked in. There is no air conditioning in this area. When we enquired as to why there is a delay in check in we were ushered away from the queue without explanation by a rude staff member who struggled to speak english! At check in the staff tried charging me for my hotel stay even though I had paid for it on Expedia 1.5 months earlier and they refused my request to settle bills on checkout. They instead insisted I pay a unexpected surcharge of Rs.30000 (nearly £120) at check in to cover potential extras like room service. Which is utter rubbish. The staff have a poor understanding of English, messed up and delayed our order. The prices are extortionate. Before check out a letter was sent to my room explaining the hotel IT system is unreliable and that they would prefer if I settle any bills the nig
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2022

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Worst hotel in sri lanka
I’ve never did any review before, but this hotel made me do one. I booked for two nights for my honeymoon trip in shangri-la Hambantota because it looked amazing in the pictures. I sent them an email informing them that we want something special since we are honeymooners. First when we arrived, the lobby and rooms looked so old although the hotel is 3 years old. What we disliked the most is that everything is paid on the property(any activity) even we asked for golf car tour to see the hotel around since it is huge, they asked for money. The only “special” thing they did for us is throwing some flowers on our bed as “honeymoon decoration”. Their food is below average. The cherry on top was a lizard on the bed before sleep and we couldn’t sleep comfortably. At 8:00 am the cleaning person knocked on the door many times and entered while we were still asleep. I woke up at 8:30 called another hotel and checked out directly. They did nothing about it they were only waiting me to settle the 4$ remaining from the balance😂. Never visit this hotel it is the worst..
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome! Great food! Great people!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Lovely hotel but I had cash stolen from my room
I enjoyed my stay a lot in this hotel during the Covid-19 lockdown BUT I had $900 stolen from my purse during the stay. The hotel did carry out an investigation but hey couldn't find the culprit. I would recommend keeping your valuable extra safe when staying in this hotel. This is not what I expected in a 5* hotel but I was a lone female traveller staying in a very empty hotel (less than 10% occupancy) and didn't realise that I would possibly be more susceptible to these types of crimes. Overall the restaurants, rooms and pools are very nice. The downsides are that sea is not suitable for swimming in and the airport is about 4-5 hours drive away.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020