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Uga Bay
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Kalkudah
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“Love the place will come again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We booked in for 1 night but changed and stayed 2 nights.Rooms were very well done and clean.The food was excellent and the staff very friendly.Enjoyed the beach and the pool which is in a nice setting.
Quite happy to come again and will recommend to anyone needing a quiet holiday.

Room Tip: Beach front upper room
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We had an enjoyable two day visit during the off season that made us think of comming again. During the first one and half days the meals were on set menu. The quality and taste of the food was excellent. Although there was a choice of items available it would have been nice if the choices are changed daily. The Saturday buffet was very ordinary, although the hotel was full. The hotel is located on a pristine beach which may get crowded during weekends. The size and ambiance of the room was a let down.

Room Tip: Avoid weekends where the meals could be buffet if you are a connoisseur of fine food.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Matara, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

The hotel interior and exterior was superb.garden is very nice and clean,pool is good and pool view is amazing.Staff is friendly and service is excellent, foods are good but not to five star standard.Beautiful beach and clean.the view is amazing.nicely arranged rooms large and clean.place is quite.many water sports available,glass bottom boats available to see the corals around the pasekudha sea, Lot of hotels around this area but not rush.overall service of the hotel is superb.free wifi service also available.

Room Tip: nice sea view from upper floor rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

the hotels interior designing was amazing but we regretted choosing this after like 10 minutes we got there... the staff were not very hospitable and there were few unclean aspects in one of the rooms.... although the food was quite delicious only a set menu was available and so it was very unfair to the customer and therefore a limited choice for vegetarians too.. the drivers were treated very poorly and it was a big disappointment to hear what they had received for there meals...we simply were very frustrated after the stay as the service we expected was not received and i would not recommend anyone to waste money on this hotel unless the management pay serious attention to these conditions and make it a more ethical service!!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

The staff and the management was excellent. Eat Sri Lankan food, they make some of the best Sri Lankan food I have ever eaten. Beautiful grounds and very large comfortable rooms. The management and the staff will go out of their way to make you comfortable. Look no further this is the best !!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Suminda S
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

We stayed here as part of a business trip during the last week of November. We knew it was the off season so we weren't expecting good weather and true to form, it rained for most of the day.
However the bad weather was more than compensated with a luxurious hotel setup and sumptuous cuisine that was on offer.

Pros:
-A seamlessly never ending excellent A La Carte breakfast service
-A beautiful appointed beach studio room
-Friendly staff, especially at the restaurant and bar

Cons:
-The WiFi in the rooms- slow and patchy (possibly due to the rain)
-The bathroom setup was too open for my liking

Overall we loved our stay here, would highly recommend it for luxury travellers and honeymooners.

Room Tip: Choose a beach studio or for a bit of added luxury stay in a beach villa
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

Five of us spent three nights in the hotel even though our initial booking was only for two nights. We had two ground floor rooms right next to the beach and only way to describe the view from the room is 'Perfect'. Rooms were very clean, large and well maintained.

My 3 1/2 year old son loved rushing to the beach every morning soon after sunrise. We enjoyed both beach and the pool despite the bad weather. Passikuda is one of the few places where you can ride Jet ski on sea and hotel got its own which was my highlight.

I must also mention the great food and friendly staff who made us feel welcomed. On our third day we requested food that wasn't in the menu and restaurant staff didn't hesitate to cater for our request. Additionally I requested a surprise for wife's B'Day and I must thank the staff for their efforts.

Unfortunately weather wasn't on our side during the visit. So we had to stay indoors at times which wasn't what we planned.

Passikuda is one of the places we visit every time we come to Sri Lanka and Uga bay will be on our top of the list during future visits.


Stayed December 2013
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Additional Information about Uga Bay

Property: Uga Bay
Address: Coconut Board Road, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Kalkudah
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kalkudah
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Uga Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located along the beachfront and set just meters from the pristine beaches of the stunning Pasikudha Bay famous for its gentle swell across one of Sri Lanka’s shallowest beach where guests can walk waist- deep to the edge of the coral reef. Turquoise waves gently break their long stroll over coral reefs as it caress the powdery white sands warmed by the sun, sitting at the centre is Uga Bay the 46 Studios built in a cluster style brimming with vibrant energy, offering its guests a memorable ocean vacation. The accommodation at Uga Bay is unique in many ways. Located along the beachfront and set just meters from the pristine beaches of the stunning Passikudha Bay comprises of 46 spacious 500 square foot rooms, a Bay Suite and a Beach Chalet. The architecture is contemporary tropical fused with a Mediterranean theme set amidst swaying palms. Each cluster features two Beach View Studios upstairs and two Studios on ground level with direct access to the beach. All studios offer breathtaking views of the tranquil Indian Ocean. ... more   less 
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