The first room I was given stunk of petrol fumes (the a/c was on full blast to try and disguise this). The second room was damp and the a/c wasnt working. Some of my fellow travellers were also given smelly and/or damp rooms. One room completely flooded in the early evening. Another had a dead scorpion in the toilet bowl. One had waste water back up into the shower when the sink tap was turned on. The curtains and mosquito nets seemed pretty grubby in a number of rooms. One block of rooms only had cold water.
The location is good, right on the beach and within view of the stilt fishermen.
The menu for evening meals looked pretty good, but I didnt try the food out because I didnt stay there in the end.
So, it depends what you want really - we moved to a different hotel just up the road, which was more expensive but well worth it in my opinion - but if all you want is somewhere to lay your head and you aren't bothered about cold showers then you may find this place ok.
- Also Known As:
- Insight Hotel
- Insight Hotel Ahangama
- 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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