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“Good option in Passikudah”
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Anilana Pasikuda
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Kalkudah
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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good option in Passikudah”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I stayed here for two nights. The room was over looking the beach. It was very peaceful and a really good size. The pool is beautiful with a great view over the sea. It is true that the beach isn't great with quite a lot of coral around but it is still possible to go swimming. The staff were really friendly and went out their way to make sure we had everything we needed. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for taking the time to review our hotel, we very much appreciate your comments.

We are very fortunate to have such a friendly and warm team of staff, who are very committed to provide high quality hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel

Regards
Anilana
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Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Last week I had stayed at Anilana Pasikuda for 3 nights. To describe it in a single word. Phenomenal.

We are a family of 4 and booked two double rooms both of which were by the beach and had an amazing view.
The manager Apinash along with his amazing team were extremely hospitable.
Being the busy manager he still greeted us on arrival. Thereafter atleast twice each day he checked in with us to ensure our stay was going well. Its personnel like this that make the difference between good hotels and great hotels.

The food. Magnificent. The sea-food was as fresh as it gets. I felt as if the lobster and prawns were caught at 12pm and then served to us within an hour.

During our tour of Sri Lanka and Maldives we stayed at Fun Island (in Maldives) and at the Cinnamon Lakeside (in Colombo) - but Anilana was far better. Both, in terms of hospitality and quality of food.

Overall Anilana Pasikuda was an amazing experience and I hope to come back in December with my family again.

Apinash and the team. Keep up the great work!!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, July 27, 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for taking the time to provide us with such a positive review, we very much appreciate your comments.

Apinash is an excellent manager, with great skills and a great future that is for sure. Our culinary team are very talented and committed to producing high quality food so we are very happy to see this dedication appreciated. We are lucky to have such high quality hospitality professionals.

Thank you and we look forward to your return

Regards
Anilana
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Aalborg, Denmark
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Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful luxurious hotel where you are greeted warmheartedly by everyone in the staff. They really make you feel like the most special person in the world. It is placed on a lovely beach and the staff is doing a hard work removing feet-hurting corals on the beach and in the water. There is a fantastic infinity pool and with nice sunbeds. The rooms are clean and in a high standard. At dinnertime two boys make the beds ready for sleeping and dinner is really nice and varied. There are a lot of people ready for your sake therefore it seems a little odd that the servantes tend to be a little slow or forgets your order. But the manager in charge and the Chef de Cuisine are frequently at your dinnertsble asking if everything is alright. All in all the hotel is worth every rupee. Don't miss this.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for your review and for the complimentary remarks you have made concerning Anilana Pasikuda, we really appreciate your support.

We have been working hard on maintaining a clean beach, once you walk after the first few feet of broken coral washed up by the tide, the sand is very clean, providing a pleasant experience. We are also very fortunate that the protection of the coral reef and shallow water for almost 100 meters from the beach make this very safe area, especially for children.

We have passed on your kind comments to our staff, thank you again.

We hope to see you again soon

Regards
Anilana
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

feel so very welcome.The resort itself is so beautiful land quiet in the nighttime, you won't lose any sleep on that account.The staff were very attentive and so gracious from the gardeners to the front reception.The whole place is a paradise.We stayed in the beachfront villa, if you can afford it do try it . definitely the best place there. All in all this the most fantastic place I've stayed,

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Thank you for visiting our hotel Anilana Pasikuda and thank you for your flattering review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our team gracious and attentive, we work hard to satisfy the needs of our valued guests. We have passed on your comments to the team.

We will look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully before too long!

Many thanks and regards
Anilana
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I enjoy quiet luxury holidays, good food, nice views & excellent service, here at the Anilana we achieved this objective & more. We were met by the staff in reception upon arrival, given drinks & whisked to room 15, one of the beautiful beach chalets. From that moment on until our 14 day stay was finished I could not have wished for a nicer place to be, the rooms are superbly appointed, the pool is inviting, the staff bend over backwards to facilitate your every request ( Thankyou Sandeep Dias & I hope you get a promotion). The head chef spoke to us daily inviting suggestions for his kitchen to prepare for us in the evening meal, He went out of his way to provide whatever we fancied eating, pure indulgence, beautifully presented.
I have, however, to mention the beach which is raked daily, yes it has coral washed up onto the sand but the hotel has around 6 full time staff constantly cleaning, sweeping, weeding & watering the area, its not a huge beach and the sea is calm at this point with a mixture of soft sand and corals to the floor, if you really want a great beach with proper waves, watersports & noise & crowds then they are available about 10 minutes walk away. In a sum up this hotel caters for couples who don't want noise want superb food & feel they have been spoilt for the duration of their stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to review Anilana Pasikuda, we were delighted to receive your kind comments which have been passed on to the team.

Our staff work hard at providing our brand of Sri Lankan hospitality and sincerely appreciate the recognition you have provided. We will all look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the not too distant future.

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Anilana
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went with couple of my friends to spend the day and we were on the way from Jaffna and it was utter disappointment! Hotel interior looks good! Food was ok but when it comes to the sea??? Luckily they have a pool! Someone is coming to passikudah to enjoy the beach and relax and get comfort on a luxury hotel but not this hotel! When you walk down that beach you will get plenty of hotels with a good beach! Someone who want to have a sea bath will definitely not go there.

  • Stayed May 2014
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
We were very disappointed to read your review and sad to receive our first "Terrible" rating from you. This was not easy for us as we have tried very hard to provide comfortable, spacious rooms and thoughtful amenities and services, as well as creative culinary offerings. All of which have received positive comments from other reviewers, and never before such a poor rating.

We appreciate your visit, but apologise for disappointing you to such a degree.

Thank you
Anilana
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

As a local from Colombo you generally goto Passikudah for the white sandy beach and the amazingly calm turqoise blue ocean. Sadly Anilana has not been blessed with the perfect ocean. Their beach area is filled with broken corals and you are provided slippers to swim in the sea.

Apart from that Anilana is a fantastic hotel. The Chef Mr. Indrajith was very obliging regarding the set menu, and he would discuss with us what our preferences were.

Saman was a very good waiter providing excellent service.

Rooms were big and comfortable same with the bathroom. They have a wonderful infinity pool overlooking the sea.

I had gone their on offer so they charged us separately for drivers quarters. Driver was not given proper accommodation and was unable to sleep at night, lunch they served him was spoilt. This led to a disastrous return trip, with the driver feeling extremely sleepy and I had to take over the driving.

Apart from that, its a great hotel.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Thank you for your stay and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback, we very much appreciate this and have taken your remarks seriously. Whilst we were happy to hear your kind comments about Indrajith and Saman, obviously we were concerned to hear your remarks about the Driver accommodation and meals. Our Chef is looking into this.

We assure you that we have taken your comments seriously, again thank you

Regards
Anilana
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Property: Anilana Pasikuda
Address: No. 14 Hotel Development Road | Pasikuda, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anilana Pasikuda 4.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anilana Passikuda is a lush hideaway built with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, situated in the northen coastal belt on the world famous Pasikuda Bay. You’ll quickly embrace the exhilarating atmosphere in a tropical heaven, tailored to those who prefer a quiet retreat or a lively holiday. ... more   less 
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