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“The Personal Touch” 5 of 5 stars
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Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel
Field View Baddegama Road | Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa Sl 5wa, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
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“The Personal Touch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2008

Asian Jewel is a hidden gem. Boutique hotels are only as good as the proprietors and Dale and Tanya are second to none. Attention to detail and making guests feel at home is a priority. The couple will cater to your every need “from tourist tips to fish and chips!” (The Sri Lankan food is excellent too).

After such a glowing report you might be thinking that I’m a friend of Dale and Tanya. I wasn’t when I arrived but I was by the time I left!

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

this is our second visit to hikkaduwa , and the first visit here we found out about this hidden jewel after someone told us to go pay a visit , we went one day to use the pool and have a fantastic meal , on arriving there Dale showed us there rooms and oh what wow factor they are totally totally stunning with amazing views furnishings and views , cannot describe how beautiful this place is , except to say after looking at all there individual rooms we went back to were we was staying and packed up and spent a few days in this paradise ! Dale and Tanya are amazing cooks,and hosts and end up feeling like friends ! as they really really will do everything to make your stay so so special . if i was looking for somewere to get married then believe me this is the place to do it the views gardens pool and food will most definately make your day the best , i cannot stress how good this hotel is after spending time on the beach with the beach sellers /massage etc it really is fantastic to escape this and have total peace quiet and tranquiltiy with a couple who make you feel you are there number one priority
Dale and Tanya thanks for making our last few days in Hikkaduwa so so special will be back next year to spend time with you many many thanks x

  • Liked — everything , cannot fault anything
  • Disliked — having to leave !!!
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

We stayed here in Jan 2008 and it was fantastic, one of the best small hotels we have stayed in. Dale and Tanya are fantastic hosts and could not have been more helpful or kind.
Place is gorgeous, well run and a lovely place to relax and unwind - close to the lovely beach at Hikkaduwa. We can only recommend you stay there!
Zoe & Flo - UK

Stayed January 2008
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Haetzingen
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

After having lived for two and a half years in Sri Lanka, my wife and me liked to finish our stay in Sri Lanka at a real nice place. We found the Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel to be the best place around Hikkaduwa to enjoy some weeks of recreation and happiness. As Swiss people we like to live in well organized hotels of a certain level. And we have never been disappointed. Only 5 rooms make the Boutique Hotel to be a familiar place. Nicely decorated and very clean, the rooms make us feeling at home. The beautiful pool invited to swim and relaxing in the shadow. Sitting at the fabulous verandah and having a superb dinner topped the day. After sitting together on the private balcony sleep came over in this silent and peaceful atmosphere. We will remember Dale and Tanya as friends. Although they are very professionel they are so friendly and funny. Close enough to Hikkaduwa, but very quiet this is the real place for holidays.

  • Liked — beautiful room, food, pool
  • Disliked — the day of departure (stay was too short)
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2008

My husband and I heard about this boutique hotel that had just opened its doors and couldn't resist a stay there. It is always nice to be one of the first to stay somewhere.

We arrived frazzled from months of full on work and were greeted by the owners Tanya and Dale and immediately we could feel the stress evaporating, nothing was too much trouble and an evening meal was already prepared for us as they realised we wouldn't have sorted ourselves out.

We stayed in the best room which I highly recommend for honeymooners, the little touches in the room were second to none, with a view to die for, it takes your breath away !!

We stayed sadly for only a week but managed to see quite a lot of the area with information and arrangements by Tanya and Dale, we even managed a peek at the real Sri Lanka by meeting local people they introduced us to.

We are looking forward to our next visit which will be later this year 2008 - I would suggest booking quickly as this is a piece of paradise that word is getting out about, we certainly sing its praises wherever we go.

Thank you Tanya and Dale - we love your hotel and we will see you soon ")X

  • Liked — The peace and quiet of the location
  • Disliked — There is nothing that I would say I didn't like
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

We stayed at the Asian Jewel just after Xmas and had such an amazing stay we immiediately changed our plans and booked in to stay longer. The hotel is the perfect place to totally relax and de-stress.
Set away from the hustle and bustle of Hikkaduwa but only a ten minute tuk-tuk ride away from the centre of town, Asian Jewel is a small boutique hotel located by a lake with a serene and tranquil atmosphere. With a gorgeous pool surrounded by shady trees to relax under and beautifully decorated rooms with power shower bathrooms and private balconies, the hotel caters to your every need. The food offered is delicious range of international dishes, and the hotel often brings in a local chef for authentic Sri Lankan curry and rice evenings which are definitely worth tasting!
If you want to explore Hikkaduwa itself, the friendly owners of the hotel, Dale and Tanya, will offer great advice from the perfect bars to watch the sun set to the best restaurants and sights worth seeing.
We would highly reccomend this hotel and will definitely be returning!

  • Liked — Relaxing atmosphere, comfortable rooms and friendly people
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Kuwait
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

Myself and my fiancee stayed here for 10 days at the end of December and early January 2008. The owners, Dale and Tanya, were very informative about Hikkaduwa and gave us excellent recommendations for bars, restaurants, renting bikes, places to buy beautiful stones and jewellery and tours of the area.

The hotel is gorgeous, it has only 5 rooms so it has a nice small family atmosphere. It is about 2km from the centre of Hikkaduwa which is perfect as it is nice and quiet during the day to lie by the pool and very close to the action in the evenings.

Tanya is a fabulous chef who cooks all types of food and both go out of their way to help.

I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and look forward to visiting Asian Jewel again.

  • Liked — Owners, food and surroundings
  • Disliked — ---
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Asian Jewel Boutique Hotel

Address: Field View Baddegama Road | Nalagasdeniya, Hikkaduwa Sl 5wa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to its unique location, the Asian Jewel Hotel, Hikkaduwa - Sri Lanka combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the picturesque Bird Lake while being just 2 km inland from Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lanka's oldest and most established beach resorts. Ever since the very early days of travel, Sri Lanka has been known as one of the world’s most beautiful, diverse and exotic holiday destinations. So, what are you waiting for? ... more   less 
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