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avani kalutara refurb progress

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avani kalutara refurb progress

Hi all

Just about to book Avani Kalutara for October 12 - can anyone confirm if it is fully open - we dont want to be going to a building site.

We were there 2 years ago and it was lovely - worried now about going back

grateful if someone can advise

thanks

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1. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

an email i received 2 days ago from Serendib Leisure, confirms they are on course to reopen on 1st October 2012 as scheduled.

(some may notice that the 'as scheduled' date seems to have changed...)

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thanks for this .... i'm a little worried as we r planning to go Oct 4th

hmmmm decisions decisions

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3. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

we booked very early, and I suspect we may have got in at the old prices. A re-furb must surely mean a steep rise in prices....

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4. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

Steve..

Canny shopper as always ?

Can't confirm your info, as my "insider" is currently "on assignment" in India for a few weeks !

But as you are only too well aware, Sri Lankan timing can be somewhat "elastic" !

Regards

Dave

Edited: 5:00 pm, August 01, 2012
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let us be totally honest, Dave, Sri Lanka time is possibly what makes the country so wonderful...

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6. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

Steve...

You are right of course, not only wonderful, but so unpredictable at times too..

Oh, going on a little about hotel refurbs, Golden Sun/Ramada Resort was closed for refurb as you may recall?, now open again under the yet another new name of The Sands, and that took 8 months longer than originally planned !!, lovely place now though..

Dave

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7. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

i emailed the hotel direct and serendib group replied and will just be open for our arrival by the sound of it !

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8. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

Dear Guests,

We are pleased to inform you that Avani Kalutara Resort is closed for a complete upgrade and renovation from 1st May 2012. We are excited about the changes we are doing at the property and the refurbishment is proceeding as schedule. Avani Kalutara Resort will be re-opened on 1st October 2012.

Serendib Leisure Hotels.

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9. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

Good info Serendib...

Would this be a full opening or a soft one ?

For those who don't know, a "Soft Opening" is when a hotel opens but maybe not ALL facilities are finished !

Regards

Dave

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10. Re: avani kalutara refurb progress

thank you Serendib for your reply. It is very helpful.

Can you provide information about what we can expect to see at the newly refurbished Avani?

Dave, good question...

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