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Max Wadiya

147, Galle road Madampe, Ambalangoda 0351 Sri Lanka
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Max Wadiya is an award-winning select boutique hotel that offers an authentic Sri Lankan experience beyond 5-star. With a verdant garden opening onto a sweeping unspoiled beach, it offers a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity, a kitchen that rivals the best on the island and a professional and caring staff who will attend to your every need. Two luxury suites provide intimacy and privacy. A connected 3-bedroom villa, rented as a single unit, is just right for a family or group of friends. The entire 10-bed property, which can be expanded with extra beds for children, is perfect for reunions or gatherings of far-flung families. All rooms are en-suite with terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean. A secluded 40-foot infinity pool is a watery alternative to the sea, and ayurvedic treatments and massages are available on request. Tariffs are inclusive of three full meals, taxes, service charge and extras like coffee or afternoon tea. The Wadiya does not serve alcohol but guests are welcome to bring their own, without a corkage fee. The concept: your temporary home on the beach.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free internet
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Ocean view
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This boutique hotel combines modern with colonial style. It is with its wonderful garden andth is large sea water pool like an own island. Large suites with a living area a bed in colonial style and big bathrooms let you feel like in your own house. The staff is fulfilling every wish before you finished thinking it. Ranshin who is the staff leader and the manager of the property is a great cook and is asking you every day for your special demands. We enjoyed every evening a different dinner and ate on different places (in the garden, on the balcony or in the Villa). Fresh juices, fruits, and vegetables whatever the Sri Lankan kitchen could provide, Ranshin was able to serve it. We can recommend this place also because it is not in a highly frequented touristic area. Ambalangoda is more surrounded by nice local people with some other holiday apartments around but close to shops or neighbor-citys if you are looking for offers for tourists like snorkeling, diving or other things. Max Wadiya has its own beach area whats wonderful and quiet. No beach boys around what was one of the best news we got. Wheather in October was better than in April. The humidity wasn't that high, but some rainy hours we had. Bit I think thats normal for October. Overall it was great wheather and we could enjoy a lot of things in the sun. We can say it worth every penny we paid and thats why we give this location 5 points. Thanks for a great time and for the culinary experience.
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When I read all the raves about Max Wadiya and booked it for New Year’s, I didn’t think that the place could possibly live up to such high expectations. Was I wrong! It so far exceeded any expectations or any description written in these reviews that it’s impossible to put into words. I don’t even think the photos, as good as they are, do it justice. And, none of the rating categories go high enough…six or seven stars might be sufficient. But I’ll give it a go…. Even before we got there, I was impressed with Ruth’s friendly and professional management skills preparing us for our stay. She even called from France while we were there to make sure we were satisfied. And, upon arrival, everything was handled with speedy efficiency overlaid with Sri Lankan grace and smiling hospitably. Ranjan and his exceptional staff greeted us and brought us to our room, the blue suite (which again exceeds any description given here or by the hotel). It is spacious and comfortable and has a charming view from the balcony overlooking the lush landscape and out to the Indian Ocean. The Blue Suite is definitely sweet…however, both of the other suites look terrific, too. Everything about Max Wadiya is magical: the accommodations, the grounds, the gorgeously endless empty beach. But wait there’s more. On New Year’s Day, at the last notice, masterful Ranjan arranged massages for both of us. Because it was so last minute, he had to use a back up masseuse, whose name I think, was Darshan (I’m sure I’m getting this wrong — my apologies). All I can say is if he was the back up, the regulars should watch out! He should be a regular for Max Wadiya. I’ve had hundreds of massages all over the world and this was one of the very best. And then, there’s the food. Ranjan is a gourmet chef par excellence and designs the menu and works with his staff to deliver the best Sri Lanken food we had during our three weeks in the marvelous country of Sri Lanka. The culinary experience itself is worth the stay and is beyond compare. We didn’t get to do this but I would advise folks to spend long enough at Max Wadiya to take the cooking courses that Ranjan offers. I could go on for pages but this is probably already too much. I do have to include the incredibly friendly and winsome staff that really makes the whole experience come together. Everyone is terrific and always available but never hovering — perfect in their invisible but constant presence. Always with a smile. Always gracious. Everyone made us feel welcome and they all deserve special mention: Tharindu, Harsha, Chandma, Roshan, Indika, and, the cook, Prasanna. And, of course, Ranjan, who always went out of his way to include us and welcome us and make us feel comfortable every minute we were there. Thank you Ranjan!!! We only stayed four nights and wish it had been weeks or a month. We will find a way to return. Run don’t walk to Max Wadiya and have an authentic Sri Lankan experience that you will remember for a life time1
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My family (kids ages 6,10,12) recently traveled from the U.S. to Sri Lanka for 10 days. Our last 4 days were spent at Max Wadiya. We had day trips planned but canceled because we could not bring ourselves to leave Max Wadiya, Ranjan (manager) and his team. The family villa, beach and pool are stunning. We had the beach to ourselves- so peaceful and beautiful. My kids loved body surfing the waves. When the waves became more intense they were off to the pool which is quite large. We also had the pool to ourselves as no-one else was booked during our stay. :) I can’t possibly say enough about Ranjan and his team. Kind, gracious and incredible cooks. Ranjan happily accommodated my children when they were craving western foods and they loved his cooking. My husband and I enjoyed the Sri Lankan dishes which were fresh, plentiful, always different and beyond delicious. The best meals we had on our trip hands down were all at Max Wadiya. Our kids watched turtles hatch with Ranjan and later helped to release them into the sea at sundown- twice! Those memories will last a lifetime for them. Ranjan is so kind, interesting and easy to talk to. We all miss him! Last but certainly not least, Ruth Max, the owner, could not have been more helpful when I was planning this trip for my family. Sri Lanka is the farthest I have traveled with my children to date. She went above and beyond to help and quickly eased my nerves. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with the kindest people (they love kids) and there is SO much to see. Max Wadiya was the perfect end point to relax on the beach before heading back to the airport. I only wish we had more than 4 nights there. Go and let Ranjan and his team spoil you. The beach is amazing.
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Four of us recently spent 5 days enjoying the splendor of the Max Wadiya. The building was exquisitely decorated, the rooms were very attractive and comfortable (and air conditioned!), the staff was always at our beck and call, and the food was out-of-this-world in both taste and presentation! Ranjan, the property manager, went above and beyond to arrange a fascinating series of local day trips and local activities for us. His menus were varied, exciting, and food was plentiful. One of the highlights of our stay was our Sri Lankan cooking lesson with Ranjan. It was unseasonably hot during our visit, and we were thrilled to relax in the lovely pool overlooking the sea every day! I would very highly recommend the Max Wadiya to visitors in this area!
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I spent some wonderful days at Max Wadiya with a small family group. It was perfect in every way - all the staff were friendly and very helpful; Ranjan, the manager was incredibly warm, caring and capable - and an amazing cook. We really enjoyed the best of Sri Lankan foods including a cooking lesson and a complimentary collection of spices to take home. My room was so beautiful and comfortable, with a beautiful view and a large balcony overlooking the yard and the sea. The bathroom facilities and amenities were excellent. The Wadiya property is beautiful boasting a large salt water swimming pool which we hated to leave. The gardens were lush and the two outdoor gazebos let us eat all our meals al fresco in comfort as we gazed at the sea and listened to the surf. There were dozens of butterflies and birds. We had fresh fruit drinks whenever we liked. The manager helped us plan excellent day trips. The island was pretty hot and humid so if you're very sensitive to that, beware but we managed fine. The only downside is how long it takes to get there from the States but we broke up our trip on the way there, which I recommend doing.
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAmbalangoda
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Frequently Asked Questions about Max Wadiya
Which popular attractions are close to Max Wadiya?
Nearby attractions include Tsunami Photo Museum (4.1 miles), Community Tsunami Museum (4.2 miles), and Tsunami Honganji Vihara (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Max Wadiya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Max Wadiya?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Max Wadiya?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Max Wadiya?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Max Wadiya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bord'eau, Chill pill, and Seven Two Note 720.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Max Wadiya?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Max Wadiya have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Max Wadiya offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Max Wadiya?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Max Wadiya?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Max Wadiya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.