This was our 3 days of switch off time after our busy tour of Sri Lanka...beautiful setting and wonderful architectural design by the famous Geoffrey Bawa. The beach is great to swim off and the pool is bliss. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and the hotel is kept to an excellent standard. Food was good, nice selection each evening, and usually with a theme. The only criticism we had was the fact that initially when we booked in we were given rooms at the far end of the hotel, bang next door to the newly being constructed wing, over looking the building site!!!! After a long day on the road, all you wanted to do was to get to your room, unpack, shower and go to the cocktail evening. It was not evident until we went on the balcony what we were next to, so I had to then spend an hour arranging 2 new rooms, missing the free cocktails and then having to rush to dinner as we were so late. Yes we were given upgrades and these rooms were lovely, but we had booked the trip back in January and the hotels booked through a very large, well established travel company in Colombo, so I would have thought better rooms should have been allocated, as we were not last minute bookings! So check to make sure all the building work is complete and you are not looking onto the building site.
Although you are not within walking distance to any towns there are tuktuks outside the hotel which will take you to where you want to go, and wait for you whilst you do your shopping (they are all very friendly and not pushy at all). There are a couple of shops just across from the hotel and we ended up buying quite a lot of things there, really good prices as well.. well worth a look in.
After the first hic up, it was an excellent stay.
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- Also Known As:
- The Blue Water Hotel Wadduwa
- Blue Water Hotel Wadduwa
- Blue Water Hotel Sri Lanka
- Blue Water Sri Lanka