Stayed at Insight Hotel in Ahangama for two nights whilst on a tour of Sri Lanka. Hotel located right on a beautiful sandy white beach. Minimal tourists/locals on the beach whilst we were there. Rooms and bathrooms are average - but clean and more than adequate (with a great view of that beach from a decent sized balcony). Air-conditioning was excellent in the rooms.
Ate at the restaurant twice and we were more than satisfied. Bar staff were happy to serve us until late! We also enjoyed the pool a number of times and free WiFi available in an upstairs (non air-conditioned) room.
I have to agree with the below review re: tsunami evacuation plan. We were also staying in the hotel when the alert/evacuation occurred and it appeared that the hotel had no evacuation plan in place whatsoever (and staff were also unable to communicate any instructions or advice). Thankfully, our tour guide quickly returned to our hotel and immediately evacuated us!
Overall - hotel is a great 2-3 star hotel. Simple, but certainly satisfactory. I would happily recommended this hotel to the budget traveller.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is a place to relax, rejuvenate, and experience heritage, culture, nature and the way of life in the remote south of Sri Lanka. A resort located in an area where you can also surf and dive. From the lush green garden walk on to the golden sandy beach where you can see the natural reef breaking the blue water to a gentle wave which transforms to a tiny bubbly ripple. Swaying and whispering palms blended with the sound of waves on the quiet beach takes you through a journey of serenity. The long lonely stretch of beach offers you peace in abundance and a dip in the warm Indian Ocean is rejuvenating. Lie under a palm tree and relax on this unpolluted stretch of beach. Learn the art of stilt fishing – a mastery passed down from generation to generation and enjoy the only village of stilt fishing in the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Insight Hotel Ahangama