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Amethyst Resort - Passikudah
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Kalkudah
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“Good location, pleasant stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Amethyst resort is a nice place to stay, comfortable, rooms itself are a little tired but pleasant staff with a warm welcome. Buffet was of a good quality and variety of food was provided. Wifi only available in reception, not in the rooms itself. Beach was beatif and clean.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor! We are so glad you had a pleasant stay and hope to see you back soon!

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

Rooms were comfortable and bathrooms very spacious. We had interconnecting rooms which was very convenient traveling with family. The highlight of the resort is the large pool set in the middle of the resort with a view out to the beach. The resort also has a large lake which is crossed by a foot bridge to get to the rooms. All in all, very picturesque.
We stayed two nights and the only hiccup was breakfast on the first morning: they didn't seem to be prepared and it was a bit confusing as to what was available. This changed the next morning and a buffet breakfast was provided.

Room Tip: Maybe rooms near the pool would be an advantage.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, September 10, 2014
Thank you for your kind review on Amethyst Resort! We apologise about the confusion on your booked basis and hope it was rectified accordingly. We are glad you enjoyed the hotel though and look forward to welcoming you once again!

Warm regards.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

The hotel was a bit of a surprise for us..we did not expect it to be one of the best in the area, however, the place was really nice.the rooms were spacious, elegant with large bathrooms..Pasikudah is hot..and extremely hot, we could only get out of the room after 4..and once you did it was fantastic..overall, value for money!

Room Tip: Don't get fooled by the "River View" rooms..there is no river but a small man made lak...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear lalindadef,

Thanking for taking the time out to review us! We appreciate your kind comments and will pass it on to the rest of the staff! We hope you enjoyed your stay and that you'll come visit us again!

Have a pleasant day!
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Food was delicious. Lot of varieties.Pool also good. Only drawback is, rooms were like complex for me. Not enough space though. Other than that, everything was superb. I would like to re-visit this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Kasun R,

Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Warm regards.
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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed two nights with family.family. Cosy small cottages.bathroom clean.its large in comparison to the room :).Food was good with and average spread. crab curry was great. staff friendly from Manager down to house keeping. take the trouble to inquire/chat and help full.adding some activities to kids and young ones may add spice to the quality .nothing to do except watching TV/DVD. Could have done better with the exterior look of the cottages to be more attractive.Bar is affordable. Try it

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Prasanna A,

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your comments and suggestions and will do our best to continue to provide our guests with an pleasant stay. We hope you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Have a great day!
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Stayed for two nights with my family in a triple room. The booking process was smooth so no hassles there. The hotel layout is very nice with river and sea views. We chose the sea view. Sad to say the architecture of the resort was poor. The colours were very dull and uninviting. The triple room wasn't all that spacious. The queen bed was comfortable however I was appalled at the sight of the third (single) bed made of metal which looked as if its been bought from a cheap second hand market. Scratches everywhere and it looked terrible. We asked the staff to change the single bed but the new bed was no different. The view of the beach was excellent. The toilet on the other hand was very spacious and clean with basic amenities provided. We enjoyed the breakfast as the selection and taste was very good. However lunch and dinner is a different story. There isn't much of a selection for vegetarians (except the local corner) and some of the curries were absolutely tasteless. I can't comment on the meat/seafood dishes. There was a wide array of meat/seafood but this is not the best place if you are vegetarian. Its not worth. The staff are a real plus point for amethyst resort. They are well trained and all of them are very friendly and polite.

Room Tip: Go for the sea view rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Sidath,

Thank you for taking the time out to review the resort. We hope you did manage to have a pleasant stay and we are sorry about the aspects that did not meet up to expectation. We have made note of your comments and suggestions and will do our best to improve certain areas to ensure we maintain the service levels expected. We hope you will visit us again sometime in the future.

Have a pleasant day.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel with excellent service. We impressed with service offered by the staff. Wonderful beach for relaxing. Good pool but jacooz is switched off more oftem. I recommend this for all da trawlers.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rajitha R
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Fazeeha M, Public Relations Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Rajitha,

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you taking time off to review us and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! Do visit us again soon!

Have a pleasant day!
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Property: Amethyst Resort - Passikudah
Address: Coconut Cultivation Development Board Rd, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kalkudah
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amethyst Resort - Passikudah 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The undisturbed, pristine coastline, with golden sands and clear blue waters form the beautiful region of Passikudah. Google Maps calls it one the prettiest beaches in the world. Situated about 28km North of Batticaloa town, in the Batticaloa District, of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is an approximate 5 hour journey from the Capital, Colombo. The Bay of Passikudah is a crescent-moon shaped inlet of shallow water. The bay is flat and sandy; and provides a very soothing effect on the feet. Its panoramic views and clear, cool waters, ideal for swimming has made it a much adored destination by holiday makers. The amazing tranquility of the beach lends itself beautifully for moments of blissful solitude, with gentle waters lapping at your feet. For more adventurous vacationers, the 4km-long wide and sunny beach provides a great location for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing. Nature lovers will be pleased to find that the bay comprises of a shallow fringing coral reef towards the outer bay with scattered coral communities within. A hotel by the ocean’s edge, a hotel by the banks of a rippling stream, a hotel amidst lush tropical greenery and mangroves… Amethyst resort encompasses all these comforts rolled into one, to offer you the perfect retreat. Immaculate, untouched beaches bordering the beautiful Bay of Passikudha provide the setting for this luxurious holiday destination we call Amethyst resort. Set on 10 acres of the bay, this beautiful coastal gem is a 97 room hotel, facing possibly the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer. Amethyst resort’s uniqueness is emphasized by a beautiful flowing stream running through it; adorned with lush greenery and mangroves. ... more   less 
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