Amaloh Boutique has the potential to be a wonderful place to stay. It has beautiful rooms and delicious food and of course the wonderful Sri Lankan climate.
As it is new the landscaping is definitely immature so the garden feels a bit sparse and exposed, more natural shade would be more inviting - plus the LED lights up the palm trees weren't very classy!
In the photos on the website the beach just at the end of the garden looks wonderful and the sea looks really clear, however when we were there the water was so high there was no beach... you walked down the steps and could swim straight from the steps but it just wasn't the same, maybe we were just unlucky with the high water.
The service was sometimes not quite what we had come to expect from that sort of price tag - the first night we had big bath towels but no bath mat or hand towels, the 2nd night just 2 hand towels then the 3rd night all 3?
The chef is clearly very talented and the food was delicious, however there aren't menus to choose from, the chef talks to you every day about what food you like and what you would like for dinner - while this sounds great, actually I don't really want to have to decide, I have to think up whats for supper every other day of the year, and if you've been out all day, you just get back to your room to relax then you get a phone call asking you to come down and discuss dinner - quite irratating.
Even though most of those problems can be fixed the fact that it's a beach hotel with no beach is a problem.
One plus side - as it was all new the air conditioning units were also new so pretty quiet!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by a splendid palm grove and designed with Dutch colonial architecture which complements and integrates into the beautiful ocean front, the tranquility of the spacious gardens next to the delightful swimming pool, puts us in the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amaloh Boutique Hotel Sri Lanka/Matara