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Bodhi Mawatha, Wella Mawatha | Godellawela, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Amanwella for 4 nights as part of a 7 night fort and beach journey. My partner had never stayed at an Aman before - we are now officially Aman junkies. The Amanwella sits in a coconut grove and is stunningly beautiful. I could sit all day gazing at the view from where we ate breakfast. The thing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Amanwella for dinner and drinks whilst staying at Maya Villa. The hotel is an amazing building in a fantastic setting. The food was excellent- the best Sri Lankan food of our trip! The staff were friendly and welcoming and of a standard expected in a hotel like this. Would highly recommend for a special dinner!

Thank Mrs_M1406
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amanwella is approximately 180km from Colombo city. It would have been a 5 to 6 hour drive but now thanks to the Southern expressway it's a little under a 3 hour drive and a pleasant one. Hidden away through a narrow approach road it's almost amazing when you finally arrive at this fabulously located property with Its unique and tasteful... More 

Thank Hiran R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Amanwella has a very distinct and cool architectural style. It's clean, crisp and linear in a cool way. The food is amazing (they even ordered soy-milk for me, which is virtually impossible in Sri Lanka). I've stayed here a few times and it gets better every time. The untouched bay is spectacular. I would advise this for couples though as... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The resort is hidden in a very small road, Amanwella asked our driver's phone number before our arrival, they contacted the driver and gave him directions. We had a 6 hours drive from Hatton which is an exhausting trip but we are totally healed by Amanwella. We're warmly welcomed by the hotel manager and staffs with traditional Sri-Lanka style. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Amanwella Well as you can see from the web site - a beautifully designed and laid out hotel. With chic public areas, two dining options and fab rooms. We went for an ocean view suite which means that it is in the first line of suites, rather than it’s on the beach. The room was made as we wanted it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Amanwella is a lovely hotel with excellent service (as you always expect from and Aman hotel). The view from our suite and from the pool and bar area is breathtaking. The beach is stunning. I have not given 5 stars however due to the fact that the room was not fully clean when we arrived - one of the nicely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We didn't stay here but ate dinner in the hotel's main restaurant, & were surprised to find we were the only ones there! The location is stunning; on the edge of the bay, surrounded by coconut groves with the relentless soundtrack of crashing waves. The restaurant is sleek & super-modern, in keeping with the hotel, although it lacks a little... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We arrived by default when our other hotel was closed. What a great surprise. The staff were very welcoming, took a personal interest in making sure we had a good stay and the location on the pounding surf was beyond compare. We had dinner on the beach, breakfast overlooking the lagoon and enjoyed great views from our room. Even departing... More 

Thank Alicia W
New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have stayed at several Amans and this is truly one of the better ones (hopefully the new Aman ownership don't mess this up...). You will not be disappointed here. Of all the Amans I have stayed at, this is the one I want to return to the most. I highly recommend this location as it seems like it is... More 

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