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Palagama Beach

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12 Palmyra Avenue | Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our 4th visit and certainly not our last. It is so laid back and relaxed. The infinity pool is beautiful, the food is good and all of the staff are attentive, friendly and helpful. There is a clean sandy beach, but the steep sand and current make the pool a better bet.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My work is intense, I live in the city so life is mental. When I go on holiday I want peace and quiet. Somewhere without crowds,noise and all that stuff. I have been to Sri Lanka several times and I love the island. But this time I was looking for something different. Resorts are fine but they can be a... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the hotel, rooms, staff and the amazing setting... The rooms are beautifully done and in tune with the surroundings and the out door showers are a fantastic touch. The pool has an amazing view of the ocean and the evening sky has its own dance of changing colors while you watch.. Simply beautiful and completely blissful. we enjoyed every... More 

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Colombo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love the concept here. The rooms are cool - surprise - and very nicely done. Outdoor shower is an adventure. Food is delicious. Staff very friendly. If you are a bit boored there is a giant screen at the bar to watch 100 of movies.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Laid back beach resort with high standards but no pretentions. The pool is meticulously clean with magical views towards the ocean. The staff are wonderfully friendly and will go out of their way to make your stay special (thankyou for sourcing the jumbo prawns for me and the crab curry for my husband). Wonderful for children who can explore safely... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We visited 1st week of April. Stayed 4 nights. It was an amazing experience. The resort is about 3 hrs North of Colombo by road. It offers a unique beach holiday with simplistic cabanas/ villas to suit all types of travelers. Key features are the palm leaf thatched cabanas with a cool outdoor shower concept. The whole resort has been... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Warm welcome to a luxury , modern style cabanas made of woven Palm leaves . We had one right adjacent to the beach , patio doors with outside loungers, with a great view of the sea. Good sized infinity pool, very clean. Open air shower area attached to each room. Plenty of seating in room, but not particularily comfortable. Too... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We are delighted to have selected Palagama Beach hotel for a 3 day visit. The staff were very accommodating, pleasant and hospitable. The hotel itself is beautifully designed - with individual bungalows that were comfortable, clean and remote from one another to achieve a real sense of privacy. The pool was gorgeous, large, and afforded beautiful views of the ocean,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The best hospitality experience we have ever had. Palagama is beautiful. The cabanas are fun, brilliantly designed and incredibly comfortable. Sitting by the tall coconut trees, listening to the local fishermen quietly singing, as they work, or watching the deep red sun drop into the Indian ocean can not be beaten. The staff at Palagama have made such a lasting... More 

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Sarnia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The resort did not really match the web site. The staff were very disorganized although very friendly. Food was OK but not great and the buffets were not kept warm enough. The main reason to stay here is to see the dolphins and we did see hundreds. The boat used was very slow compared to those from neighboring resorts so... More 

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PalagamaBeach, Guest Relations Manager at Palagama Beach, responded to this review

Dear Bob, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Palagama Beach. We very much enjoyed having you over. We are so sorry to hear that your expectations of the resort were not met but please be assured that, 1) We have given your feedback to our Food and Beverage team and he will ensure the buffets are of... More 

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