This is one of those places that you leave, not quite sure.
We stayed at this place for two weeks. Although it looked like it had great potential, that thought was quickly retracted having experienced a few question marks. We took one of the top double rooms, half board costing $66 per day. The rooms are atrocious, their moderately cleaned, the towels are in a terrible state (bring your own) and the bathroom has no working hot water. The water is weak in the shower head that has the hot water, their two separate showers, one that's normal temperature and the other that is warm/hot. There is a technique to showering in this shower but I'll save you the explanation :).
That's for the room. Now to the food/service - although the young guy runs around trying to make sure everyone gets their orders - it takes too long. The menu is bland and gets absolutely no stars in execution.
Comfort in this place is a little unexpected, as it's a small group of people, if you're not an extrovert and want to befriend everyone it may be frowned upon. So be prepared to be judged. The clientele are a little sketchy, a group came in 5 children, 3 adults, there was absolutely no supervision on the kids that were in the room next door. Bring ear plugs for sure! We asked the owner if he would have a word with the parents, as the kids were yelling, screaming, slamming doors until 2am at one point, nothing was done. It's not the owners fault, questionable parenting.
All in all, very reluctant 3 points. I would hope that Charmender (the owner), considers upping the service, menu selection, and cleanliness of the room - plus change the towel! Their apparently opening another place across the road without direct access to the beach, so do expect much of the same perhaps.
- Also Known As:
- Samaru Beach House Hotel Weligama