Shinagawa Beach

Shinagawa Beach

No 30, Old Teacher's Quarters Road, Balapitiya 80550 Sri Lanka
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4.5
#4 of 8 hotels in Balapitiya
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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Escape to luxury on a secluded beach like no other with its own natural rock pool. It's no wonder that Shinagawa Beach is a Small Luxury Hotel of the World. Our twenty four Deluxe Rooms offer an amazing view with a private balcony. The two Suites offer a panoramic view from the room, balcony and bathroom and include butler service. You'll appreciate IPTV guest systems, an LED screen and complimentary wifi. The restaurant and bar open out to sea and serve the trendiest cuisine with an exceptional cocktail menu. Dive into the pool, stay active at the gym or enjoy a retreat at the spa.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Airport transportation
Spa
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Family
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles959 reviews
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Shinagawa Beach hotel is often lauded for its spotless cleanliness and picturesque, tranquil location adjacent to a serene beach. While guests commend the friendly and attentive staff, some have encountered issues with service charges and air conditioning. The rooms are celebrated for their cleanliness and views, though maintenance and outdated aspects have been noted. The hotel's amenities, including the clean beach and comfortable sunbeds, are well-received, yet the gym facilities fall short of expectations. Travelers express mixed feelings about value, appreciating the affordable massages but criticizing additional charges and the quality of food.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Uninspiring
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Underwhelming

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Wandering Fernandos wrote a review Jul 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka162 contributions23 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to Shinagawa for a mid week getaway for our 10th anniversary
Loved every bit of it.
The hotel followed all protocol for post covid travel, and you witness them cleaning the area ever so often even with the reduced number of guests.

We were very comfortable with the kids running around knowing the space was super clean and disinfected so often

The rooms are nice and spacious with beautiful views of the sea. The beach was ultra clean, however we avoided the beach due to rough seas.

The food was just amazing. Each item was one better than the next. We were so stuffed with some of the tastiest food.
They had a good selection of food to select from and the portions was very generous.

The staff were ever so friendly and helpful.

We loved the whole ambience of the place and really enjoyed our stay.

Definitely hope to return back for a another getaway soon.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Asia Leisure, Marketing at Shinagawa Beach
Responded Aug 14, 2020
Dear dheethikap, Greetings from Asia Leisure! We are glad to know that you and your family had a wonderful stay at Shinagawa Beach.. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beach, food, facilities and the exceptional service of our staff. It was a pleasure accommodating you at our hotel and hope we succeeded in serving you. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. . We look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon!
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Laura C wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom135 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was small, friendly and is on one of the nicest, cleanest beaches I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The rooms are all sea facing and have a great balcony to watch the sun going down. Breakfast was buffet style and there was plenty to choose from. Dinner was a set menu but had a good variety to suit everyone, was a lovely change as most other hotels we stayed at were buffet. There was a BBQ one night which was immense. The prawns were extra special. A special mention has to go to Sajith and Malinda who were so friendly and attentive throughout our stay. A must if you travel to Sri Lanka
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at Shinagawa Beach
Responded Apr 21, 2020
Dear lauracD5816NR, Greetings from Asia Leisure! We are glad to know that you had a wonderful stay our hotel and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beach, food, facilities and the exceptional service of our staff. It was a pleasure accommodating you at our hotel and hope we succeeded in serving you. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. . We look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon!
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Booboo wrote a review Aug 2020
7 contributions4 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing stay at Shinagawa beach past weekend. The resort was stunning , facing the ocean . You can continuously hear the ocean and feel the ocean breeze from any nook or corner in the hotel . The interior was amazing . The rooms were of great quality . And the food was heavenly! My husband has a sea food allergy and they were extremely kind to substitute all sea food to chicken for him, which we thought was an amazingly kind and a sweet gesture. All the managers and staff were amazing as well! The reservation manager Mr Janaka, room a manger and food and beverage manager Mr Dasun and all the staff members were extremely accommodating, helpful, polite and made us feel right at home! The indoor pool over looking the ocean is perfect so you can still be in the pool and enjoy some sun without burning yourself in the sun. The views from the room are breathtaking and the breeze just had us captivated all weekend. I would rate shinagawa and it’s amazing managers and staff 10/10. So so worth it! Will definitely return again :)
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Asia Leisure, Marketing at Shinagawa Beach
Responded Sep 7, 2020
Dear DulariH128, Greetings from Asia Leisure! We are glad to know that you had a wonderful stay at Shinagawa Beach. We are delighted to hear your comments about the location, food, facilities and the exceptional service of our staff. It was a pleasure accommodating you at our hotel and hope we succeeded in serving you. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. . We look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon!
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Anna wrote a review Feb 2022
Poland6 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recommend this hotel for visit and spend mant time in this place. The biggest impression is the amazing view from the windows of the room. Palm trees, beach and sound of the Ocean. Nothing else you would need to feel like in paradise🌴🐬🌞. The view of the rocks is symilary of the Seychelles🏝. Rooms large and clean in a minimalist style. All the hotel staff very kind and helpful (especially thank you Madushani and Hemantha 🥰 is very nice and helpful, always smiling and likes children and cats 😀). Thank you to the chef for very good food. The menu is not too big, so do not throw away food like in large hotels. I spent a very nice 10 days here. I recommend this hotel 100% for people like quiet place.
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Date of stay: February 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Exlelent place, beache, view from room, frendly staff
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Phil D wrote a review Apr 2022
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We finished our honeymoon here at shinagawa. What a wonderful place for some R+R. The location and views from the rooms were stunning, with beautiful sunsets seen from virtually every room. The pool and lounge area was popular and drinks and food were on offer throughout. The a la carte menu was my preferred choice although the evening buffets were varied and the fresh salads were my favourite. The staff were kind and attentive. The room was very nice with big spacious and comfey king size bed.
The best part was the effort made for the Bhuddist New Years celebrations where all the staff put on a host of fun games with prizes on offer. We have had a fantastic time and would highly recommend staying here. Darshan and Suranga served us brilliantly all week.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Be careful swimming in the sea, strong currents
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Sarah wrote a review Mar 2022
5 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is okay, but it is not 5 star, maybe 4 at a push. Staff are helpful here but there are a lot of staff and you have to ask them 3 times for something, but they are friendly and willing to help.

Biggest issue here is the harassing men on the beach. My mother and I walked together on the beach and were harassed by 6 men who would not leave us alone, made the entire experience uncomfortable. For 2 nights of my stay I moved to Mirissa.

Considering there are no amenities at this hotel (no spa, no gym, and cannot walk on the beach as you are harassed), you would think that the security guards would stop creepy and annoying men watching through the fences surrounding the hotel … they don’t. The security men simply encourage them and chat with them. In fact, the security men made me feel quite unsafe, clearly not doing the job they are employed to do. Both security guards would literally stare at people, making others feel quite uncomfortable. 2 young guests even left 4 days early from this hotel and moved to a different hotel also.

When I arrived and realised there was no gym (as the website suggests that there is), I asked reception for advice on a nearby gym I could use. They told me to google it … very helpful.

Food here is good, although given the hotel is small, naturally the buffet is limited. Good is nice though, healthy options. Would like to see more nice fresh breads, rotti, hoppers etc.

Other things which need sorting: wardrobe doors are TERRIBLE, bathroom door does not stay open … bathroom gets steamy and the blinds will get mouldy. Fix the gym.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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DortheAbsalon wrote a review Feb 2022
Fredensborg, Denmark72 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this lovely hotel for 8 days and we didn’t want to go home again! Everything is simply amazing. It’s a small cozy hotel with 26 rooms. They are all quite big and we had the suite which were very big. The housekeepers are doing a great job keeping everything clean and with beautiful decorations on the beds.
Also the bartenders are doing a great job making really tasty cocktails and they are so friendly.
Actually all the staff are making you feel at home and giving you the best service ever.
The food in the restaurant is also very tasty and delicious. They change each day between buffet and a la carte. Some days they even have live music or a DJ.
The best part is the location: right on a beautiful beach with nice white sand and a more calm ocean.
All the rooms have ocean views and you will see the most fantastic sun sets.
I can highly recommend this lovely hotel if you are looking a relaxing stay with luxury and beautiful settings!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Josefine_Vio wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for a week and enjoyed every moment there. Excellent resort with wonderful foods.. Our room also with a stunning view of the ocean, Housekeeping guys are very busy every time to keep the rooms clean and tidy. People who working in the front office doing a great job and a very special thanks to them for the very attentive service by us. Restaurant and Bar also provided a good service and however we are still wonder why the person who is wearing a shirt with a long sleeves told us to take all our bills by ourselves to the reception and pay. We think he is the supervisor of the restaurant and we believe nobody will accept the service from that kind of a unprofessional way in a star class hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at Shinagawa Beach
Responded Jan 5, 2020
Dear Josefine_Vio, Greetings from Asia Leisure Hotels! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. We are glad that you had a wonderful stay at Shinagawa Beach. It is exciting to hear your comments about the rooms, view, food and the exceptional service of our staff and we are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused during your stay. We will share your kind compliments with our team as it will certainly inspire them to continue raising our standards. we really look forward to welcoming you back and Hope you visit us soon again!
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V.K. wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spend 6 days at the Shinagawa Beach by Asia Leisure.
The rooms are very spacious and clean with a balcony and sea view (even from the bathroom!!).
The Hotel staff was always very friendly and fulfilled every wish. food was quite good and beautifully served, but the entrees and salads are very small portions.
Unlike other hotels in Sri Lanka, you are able to leave the hotel and find little shops on the street.
The best feature of this hotel was definitely the beautiful beach.

If you are planning trips around the island and need a trustworthy and friendly guide and driver, do contact Dinesh +94 76 356 7816.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from AsiaLeisureLK, Asia Leisure Team at Shinagawa Beach
Responded Mar 31, 2020
Dear VK1119 Greetings from Asia Leisure! Thank you for choosing Asia Leisure hotels and we really appreciate your wonderful remarks about our hotel. It is exciting to hear your comments about the hospitality, food and facilities at Shinagawa Beach. It was our pleasure in accommodating you at our hotel and hope we succeeded in serving you. Your reviews and comments have been shared with our team who continually strive to create seamless and positive experiences for our guests. . We look forward to welcoming you back. Hope you visit us soon!
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Vince W wrote a review Nov 2022
Rhyl, United Kingdom54 contributions18 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely medium sized hotel
All rooms overlook the beach which is immediately to rear of hotel.
Great swimming pool but water is very cold as its mostly covered over so not heated by the sun.
Staff and service great, food excellent: buffet breakfast (though for 2 of the 3 days we had to get a take away breakfast due to early starts for trips), lunch was extra and a godd choice off the menu, Dinner was a set menu with 3-4 options for main and 2 options for desert.
I chose a lamb shank for one meal but what they served were 2 lamb chops - mostly fat and bone with meat tough; stick with local food and you should be fine though.
Rooms spacious, clean and comfortable with the cleaners doing some amazing bed art each day
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from weeranga silva, Revenue Management at Shinagawa Beach
Responded Nov 20, 2022
Dear Vince, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Weeranga Silva
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Answer from Chaminda D
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
Thank you. If there is anyone in particular that you remember? we will make sure they are recognised.
Answer from Mahesh W
7 contributions3 helpful votes
I think they do offer the service. But better to call the hotel directly.
naina P asked a question Mar 2019
Bengaluru, India8 contributions2 helpful votes
Hey good time to visit in August this place?
Answer from Fernando
Negombo, Sri Lanka82 contributions9 helpful votes
Hey yes it is good to go anytime of the year since it is one of the best beach hotels you can find in Srilanka... Enjoy... Don’t forget to enjoy the sea bath....
Answer from V4545XOmaria
Burgas, Bulgaria15 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi, Shinagawa is quite away from Colombo. We haven't used local transport, though. Food is very good, people are very friendly, though it is reported about crime level within Colombo & Kandy. We normally use Tour Operator's services for accommodation and transportation, but otherwise you check on websites for alternatives.
travler-ceylon wrote a tip Apr 2024
Colombo, Sri Lanka36 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Safe hotel"
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raquel R wrote a tip Mar 2024
22 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try a cocktail😆"
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Johnny Eldridge wrote a tip Feb 2024
Four Marks, United Kingdom150 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"See main review"
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suzybabe36 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Evesham, United Kingdom110 contributions76 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t stay here!"
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julie m wrote a tip Jan 2024
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom95 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t use the beach tuk tuk guys / Asela or his lovely wife as just 2 doors away - great service and not a ripoff."
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PRICE RANGE
$66 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Shinagawa Beach by Asia Leisure
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceBalapitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shinagawa Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Shinagawa Beach?
Nearby attractions include Suduhansa Tours (BoYo) (1.7 miles), Ahungalla Beach (1.2 miles), and Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shinagawa Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Shinagawa Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Shinagawa Beach?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Shinagawa Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shinagawa Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bord'eau, Oruwa Beach Restaurant, and Sankarest Garden Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Shinagawa Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Shinagawa Beach have airport transportation?
Yes, Shinagawa Beach offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Shinagawa Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Shinagawa Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wanawasa rajamaha viharaya (9.6 miles).
Does Shinagawa Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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