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Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Kalkudah
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic location and beautiful hotel”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

The Maalu Maalu Resort is based off the Passikudah beach, situated right at the edge of the seaside providing a breathtaking view from the hotel. The rooms were really beautiful and spacious, with modern fittings. The resort has a very nice pool, sauna and spa facilities, which we enjoyed in between dips in the sea. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The in-house restaurant provided a good range of both local and western food. Will definitely go back for another visit.

Room Tip: Rooms on the upper floor of the chalets at the edge of the beach have the best view
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

We started our journey from Kandy all the way to the spectacular Maalu Maalu resort in Passekudah two days ago.The roads made our journey a lot more enjoyable and the breathtaking views were just mind blowing - green as far as the eye could see. guess our timing was great :) the first impression about the resort was its great location and the extremely warm & courteous staff .the rooms were great & we loved the modern set up of the washroom. we were on full board basis & we must admit the we were served all scrumptious meals. we also got a chance to try out the Karaoke bar ,we simply loved the place.and not to forget the beach was simply awesome, well maintained. we enjoyed our long dips in the sea & we took a ride on a glass bottomed boat which was quite an experience along with scuba diving. we loved the tiny colourful lights resembling stars in the pool, just made it a whole new experience. we would definitely recommend this resort to all & hope to make a visit again .thanks for a great holiday Asanka & Shalinee

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dehiwela
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Had a supper holiday, Great beach, hotel is good. Staff and service was very good and helpful. I am already planing another holiday at Maalu Maalu

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2011

The best location on the beach - actually the only location on the beach at the moment!! We stayed on a local credit card promotion which I thought was still a bit overpriced, for what they offered. Food was not great the only meal that was ok was breakfast. Lunch was all protein yesterday there were no vegetables, bad luck if you were vegetarian. The hotel itself very cheaply built it rained on the weekend and there were drops of water leaking off the flat roof into my juice!!
The boarded floors in the rooms are so badly warped that there are 1/4 inch gaps between each board the rooms were an ok size you get a little loft it you are staying in an upstairs room. The best thing about the room was the bathroom, which was lovely. If you are in one of the first two chalets the service areas are right behind them and there is alway a loud babble of voices from the rear, the staff also use the little pathways by these two chalets to access the service areas, so no privacy on the ground floor chalets blinds have to be down all the time.
The beach in front of the hotel was not cleaned on Friday and Saturday there was sea weed plastic bottles, yoghurt cups etc all over the place, but it was cleaned on Sunday morning, the day the guests were all leaving!!!!!! I thought this was actually not the fault of the staff but of the resident manager who should have been doing his job. The staff were always very nice and courteous.
If you are going to pasi and you want an ok place to stay that is on the beach you have no other choice other than this hotel at the moment. However, there should be more options by next summer.

Room Tip: First two ground floor chalets on the left of the hotel when facing beach very loud coz service area...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We stayed at the resort for 2 nights. It was wonderful, specially the beach and the pool. The food was superb. However the facilities could be better compared to the price they charge ! Overall it was a good holiday and felt like we were in the Maldives..

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Weston Super Mare
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2011

We were taken to this hotel by our guide just for the day. We were given a brief tour of the facilities by the hotel manager which included the pool and the beach bars. We asked if we could use the pool for a few hours. The cost was 1500 rupees for use of the pool which we paid without question. We could have included lunch for an additional 800 rupees but we decided just to swim. The infinity pool with jacuzzie at one end was sublime. We had drinks served to us at the pool side. We wandered down to the beach which was clean and oh so white. We did enquire as to the price per night and for a double chalet with panaromic views over the ocean where this is the only hotel in the area that's completed, in a town still devastated by war and the 2004 Tsanami was a whopping $450 per night!!! Lovely and gorgeous though it is, I think may be a tad overpriced. That's higher than beach side chalet in the Maldives. Maybe when other hotel are finished in the area, the prices might lower.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2011

Had an absolutely wonderful holiday @ Maalu Maalu. Wish we could have stayed longer. The setting, amenities, food and above all people were way better than we expected. Before the trip we were a bit apprehensive, having read a previous review, but in the end are very happy we made the trip. The rooms were spacious, modern and comfortable (kids loved the spacious attic), the beach great for a nice bath, pool in the right place, between the beach and the chalets, food fantastic with the eastern province flavours as well and the staff were wonderful, going out of their way t help and engage with guests. We certainly will be back.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa
Address: Passekudah Bay | Hotel Road, Passekudah, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kalkudah
#3 Luxury Hotel in Kalkudah
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maalu Maalu our beach hotel is awaiting you with its services in the beautiful environment of Pasikudha. The hotel offers comfortable 32 Deluxe rooms, 04 Interconnecting Chalets, 08 Rooms with Attics. A swimming pool, a sauna, a massage tub and further services are available for our hotel guests who wish to relax and indulge in Ayurvedic treatments. You can feel endlessly rolling waves reflecting the blue of the sky and tipped with frothy whiteness fill the air with a salty haze that sticks to the skin and fills the ears with sound. ... more   less 
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