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#5 of 15 hotels in Nilaveli
Location
4.2
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3.9
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4.0
Value
3.6
Pigeon Island is located north of Trincomalee, off Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka. It offers 43 rooms (A/C), including suite rooms all of which have mini bar, internet, satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. Some of its amenities include spa and fitness center for adults, and play area for children, reading corner, and a secure outdoor playground for children. Scuba Diving ,Snorkeling,Fishing, Trolling,Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching,Catamaran Yacht for daily rent out, Romantic Dinners organized by the resort on a yacht or at the Beach (through reservations)
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Free parking
Free internet
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Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
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Concierge
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Snorkeling
Table tennis
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Pramodi N wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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We stayed over 2 nights. Staff was very friendly, specially manager Mr Bandara and Chef Charaka. Mr Bandara always make sure to keep his smile and lovely Sri Lankan greetings to his customers. Food was amazing. They had variety of food. Chef was pleased to offer excellent dishes although this time is difficult time for Sri Lanka. Lovely beach. They will help to book the boats and snorkelling programs for you. Nevertheless you can enjoy their lovely pool. Pool in-charge, Mr. Gamini was there to assist us. He was really humble and friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jacqui L wrote a review May 2022
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Our stay at the Pigeon Island Beach Resort was fabulous and The head Chef Charaka Madushana made the most amazing food we have ever had here in Sri Lanka. The prawn curry was delicious. The desserts especially - were just incredible and the chocolate chilli one made especially for David my husband was just fantastic! Thank you Chef Charaka for making our stay so extra special. In fact all of the staff like Mr Banda were just amazing providing everything we needed.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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oknishan wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka17 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights. The place is well located if anyone is willing to stay near pigeon Island. Good atmosphere and the beach is really clean and nice. The resort arranged the boat services for us to visit pigeon Island. And a special shout out to the person who was in charge, Ms. Tamara. She made sure that our booking was confirmed and all other needs. Things to improve: The rooms can be a lil more cleaner Could have a bit more variety of food
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Raki991 wrote a review Apr 2021
Maldives2 contributions
Just in one word......... DISGUSTING DUMP Spent 3 nights (2 rooms) and 2 nights (2 Rooms) at this dump with 10 family members and it was nothing but a nightmare Absolutely disgusting. The regulatory body for Sri Lankan Hotels should not let this place to function at all. During COVID i guess staff must wear face masks. But that's not the case in this DUMP. Nothing works at this dilapidated property, except the Beach, which ...luckily ...own by the state. The food diabolical, bed linen must be from a jumble sale, towels from the last Millennium, sanitary ware not secured properly, plumbing done by carpenters but not by plumbers. Though they boast internet availability in all the rooms, it is NOT, it is only available in the restaurant. That also only shows the signal. But not connecting to internet. The EXECUTIVE CHEF, who may have come back from Alcatraz, should realize the hotel guests are far more valuable than he is. The food should not be rationed or recycled from meal to meal, he should be at their service but not the other way around. They make sure they cook their own food and have a mini buffet for him and the rest of the managers. You as a guests, eat bloody rotten fish and left over food from meal or day before. No taste nor passion for his bloody cooking. will you eat "Milk Rice & String Hoppers" for consecutive 3 days in a star class hotel? or in your own home? But no other options. So be ready if you are looking to visit this DUMP. The CHEF think, he is FULL PROOF to COVID. That's why entire Kitchen team is roaming around without face masks. You don't feel safe at all. To the positive side, there were few team members who tried their best to overcome all the short falls. Just to name a few of them, TAMARA (FOM) PRAMODH (FBM) BONNY (POOL ATTENDANT) 2 waiters from the restaurant, HK cleaners. Finally, I know my relatives & I made a massive mistake, but sincerely hope any prospective visitor who look at the glossy pictures that this establishment display in the web should be taken with a pinch of salt ( or may I say a bag of salt) and avoid this DUMP at all cost. #Ministryoftourism
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: 400 series rooms are bigger than others, however, shower is with Jacuzzi.
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Trevor B wrote a review Jul 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited this week for a very enjoyable 3 days. Having the place to ourselves we benefitted from the friendly and very accommodating staff. We enjoyed very comfortable and clean air conditioned rooms with sea views. The dining room was well serviced by the staff and the food was excellent with all choices well catered. The beach was kept neat and tidy and as wide as a 6 lane highway and a nice comfortable walk from our rooms. The resort also featured a large swimming pool, gym but sadly the Spa was closed due to current health reasons. Happily reccomend this resort and very likely to revisit.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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RugbyFan78 wrote a review Dec 2019
Durham, United Kingdom35 contributions29 helpful votes
Spent two nights at this excellent resort and enjoyed it very much.The cleanliness was at 5 star standard and the food was freshly made and exceptional. The staff were very attentive and friendly,specialy Bobby who kept the pool and the beach to a very high cleanliness level. As this was off season the sea was rough but there is plenty of attractions to keep one occupied in Trincomalee which is nearby. I have no hesitation in recommending the resort
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Date of stay: December 2019
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James D wrote a review Nov 2019
35 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here in early Nov. the concierge, Lori was EXTREMELY helpful, recommended some great shows & places to eat.. the room was GREAT, we appreciated the valet service, checkout was a breeze. We will certainly return and tell all our friends to stay @ this location.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lorraine R wrote a review Nov 2019
21 contributions2 helpful votes
The staff were wonderful, all so helpful and eager to do all they could to make your stay perfect. There is little to do local to the hotel, you can walk along to a few shops. We had some wonderful trips with a local fisherman we met on the beach, snorkeling, dolphin watching - and yes we saw a whale and calf too! - and a lagoon trip. The chefs here were top class and liked to come chat to see if you enjoyed their food - which we always did. Black and Brown the beach dogs are adorable!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Sarah F wrote a review Oct 2019
Cologne, Germany15 contributions4 helpful votes
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Nice hotel with direct access to the Nilaveli Beach! +Big, clean rooms +Good breakfast buffet +Nice view on the beach +Clean, big pool +Helpful hotel manager -Unfriendly and warily employees at the reception (especially the elderly woman), they tried to trick us (be careful with the tuktuk prices they tell)
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Date of stay: October 2019
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jackiejoy2019 wrote a review Sep 2019
Woongarrah, Australia12 contributions4 helpful votes
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My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed out stay at this hotel. The staff were amazing, very helpful and friendly. We received a cool drink and refresher towel on arrival. Location is wonderful right on the beach though a long way from town. Beautiful pool and the young pool boy couldn’t do enough for us. The restaurant served delicious food & buffets and you can sit in air conditioning or in the natural temperature. We stayed in the older part of the hotel upstairs and the stairs were a little tricky to walk up. Also the shower pressure was poor. Though apart from these minor things, this was one of our favourite hotels on our trip. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$52 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pigeon island hotel nilaveli
LOCATION
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceNilaveli
NUMBER OF ROOMS
43
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pigeon Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pigeon Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nilaveli Beach (2.5 miles) and Pigeon Island National Park (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pigeon Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pigeon Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pigeon Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pigeon Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pigeon Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nilaa Rice & Curry Seafood restaurant, Seafood Restaurant, and Family Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pigeon Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pigeon Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pigeon Island Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Velgam Vehera (9.6 miles) and Girihandu Seya Temple (9.9 miles).
Does Pigeon Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.