We decided to celebrate our Birthdays and New Year in Sri-Lanka (December 2013).
Small and cosy hotel with stunning views. Staff was very friendly and well organised. We enjoyed the hospitality. We had HB assuming there wouldn't be restaurants in the hotel area... and this appeared to be right decision.
Food - just brilliant. Chef is doing his best to make rememberable dishes. Prawns with a size of lobster :-) Our friends couldn't believe until we posted some photos. The way food was really good... and it's not just about portion size - deep taste, fresh ingredients, timely served.
I had a special birthday celebration with a cake, candles, sparklers and what is very important hotel people smiling and wishing all the best.
Christmas Eve was very good too - we were surprised by getting meaningful presents (not a useless junk like in many other places). Good quality cocktails and canapés... sweeeeet! :-) We've also got free lunch next day after Christmas.
In spite of high waves we stayed in the ocean enjoying water.
We stayed only for 6 days and we really regret for being not able to stay longer as we had pre-paid vacation and had to move to another hotel which by the way was very disappointing.
We really consider the possibility to travel to Turtle Bay again when we see more places over the world. Not a final decision but probably not for 2014 as we need to experiment and get new experience.
I strongly recommend Turtle Bay for those people who want to have a good relaxation on a nature, within comfortable atmosphere and staff happy to help you any time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Small Luxury Hotel by the Beach of Kalamatiya, the first Bird Sanctuary of Sri Lanka. The hotel commands a 180' degree view of the Indian Ocean. The beach of the Hotel is a breeding ground for Turtles. Turtle Bay consists of 7 spacious and luxurious rooms. The restaurant offers gourmet food with personal attention. This is an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners. The two main National Parks namely Yala and Udawalawe located within 90 minutes drive from the Hotel. In house Turtle hatchery in it's private beach is a highlight for the guests. Kalamatiya Lagoon is located within five minutes of walking from the hotel which is a Bird Watchers Paradise. Traditional Lagoon Boat Trip for Bird Watching is not to be missed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turtle Bay Hotel Tangalle