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Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Nilaveli
2 reviews
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“Perfect spot worm service , whe didn't want to leave.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

This resort is feel like home , the beach here is the best we saw in Sri Lanka , the staff is profesional , excellent breakfast , and food.
Nice rooms with cable tv and ac.
In the center such a nice swimming pool. U can easily get to pigeon island on a boat from the resort.
We came for 4 night and stay 9 night.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nadirflash
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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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 Reviewed September 20, 2013

Pigeon Island would have to do quite a lot wrong for you not to enjoy your stay with such a beautiful beach! Luckily, they don't. We had a lovely stay, very attentive stuff and a good buffet breakfast with lots of selection. Great little pool bar too.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katemd123
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The area is now getting the first tourists after years of war. This is one of the first hotels. Staff is very friendly, food is very good and is just a walk away from the beach (don't forget to visit the most beautiful snorkeling experience: pigeon island). The rooms could be better and there's bugs trying to enter the room from everywhere but it's the perfect place to just enjoy the most perfect vacation

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank mundo222
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for Visiting Pigeon Island Beach Resort and for your honest review posted to Trip Advisor, sorry about the insect attack its a seasonal problem where we have to face every year in this period, but we have taken action to prevent them coming to the rooms. appreciate a lot for the feedback, looking forward to welcome you'll again at the PIGEON ISLAND

Thank you,
Patrick De Silva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Despite the ambivalent comment of our guide book about this hotel (especially about the rooms), we trusted tripadvisor and book a room there. We were not disapointed at all. It was exactly what we were looking for: clean and high quality rooms, elegant common spaces, very good restaurant, large swimming pool, very helpful staff, additional services like massages. The highlight was definitely the beach almost desert. On your right, on your left, as far as you can see, there is not any other hotel or building.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Benjamin D
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We booked this hotel without knowing anything about it.....and we we're not disappointed! SUPERB! Great hotel, fantastic staff, excellent service.we stayed in September for 2 nights. Had lots of fun staying there, we had a good room it was clean. And food was also nice. Hotel was very welcoming and Great base to explore the rest of the city. Hoping to go again..!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sachindilan
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This hotel is a long way out of Trincomalee and is certainly not a "luxury" hotel although priced as such. It is a plain simple resort that is getting rather old with basic rooms. The furniture is old and worn; rooms are not spotlessly clean, the towels smell and had large holes, the sofa was stained and there were dead insects and a build up of dust in the corners. The room I was given the first night and a large gap between the door and door frame thus it was impossible for the lock to operate. Unfortunately the hotel was full.
The intial sight of the hotel entrance is not enticing and the staff seem very badly organized.
Don't use the safes. They are tiny, lightweight and not attached to anything. It was possible to pick it up with one hand and put it under your arm.
The food was not as good as other hotels at which we stayed and some of the chickek was not cooked properly [Very dangerous}. I even had to hand back the eggs to get them cooked properly
There is a wide expanse of lovely secluded beach and it was good to watch the long laborious task of hauling in fishing nets from well out at sea however there is very little to do in the area.
I would not recommend staying here. They need good management to get the place in order and run it efficiently. It was the worst accommodation we had in Sri Lanka.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Betula103
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

PI resort is beautiful. Ponds of little and big fish opens to the swimming area and that further opens to the sea. A swing hanging on a tree at the Center makes it even more picturesque and fun. There is a play area for kids too. A bar next to the pool and you can order your drinks sitting near the pool or the sea.
The rooms are clean and good. Bathrooms are a bit small but has a shower panel separately. The food is okay, though would recommend that you stick to local curries. The front office service is terrible and the men just don't have any clue about the bookings since a lot of them are done through the web. Besides the checking in and our, everything else about the property is great! Wished I had more days to stay and didn't have to head back to Colombo the next day!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank netra80
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Property: Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Address: 11th Milepost, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Nilaveli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Nilaveli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pigeon Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pigeon Island is located north of Trincomalee, off Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka. It offers 38 rooms (A/C), including suite rooms all of which have mini bar, internet, satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. Some of its amenities include spa and fitness center for adults, and play area for children, reading corner, and a secure outdoor playground for children. Scuba Diving ,Snorkeling,Fishing, Trolling,Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching,Catamaran Yacht for daily rent out, Romantic Dinners organized by the resort on a yacht or at the Beach (through reservations) ... more   less 
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Pigeon Island Beach Resort Sri Lanka/Eastern Province

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