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Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Nilaveli
Delhi
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23 reviews
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“Lovely and peaceful, great service”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We had nothing to complain about with this hotel. It's not super luxury but it's very nicely done and the staff were fantastic - quiet and unobtrusive, but very helpful.
The location was simply stunning, with a beautiful beach at the end of the garden - on which we were often the only people.
This is definitely a hotel for people who like peace and quiet away from the crowds. If you want a paradise beach all to yourself this is the place.

Room Tip: Only a couple of the rooms are sea facing - but the garden ones are lovely too.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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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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Cuthbert, Georgia
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had a regular room and found it clean and comfortable. The air conditioning worked well, the satellite TV had several English channels to choose from, and the bed was comfortable and large. The free WiFi worked well in the dining area.

The grounds are well kept, which make all the difference in whether or not a hotel in the area has a good beach or not. This one does. In terms of the facility itself, the place isn't beautiful, but neither is it unappealing.

The dining options are limited to one restaurant, but it offers a choice of menu and buffet options, and we always found the food tasty and satisfying.

As for the gym, it's tiny and not well-appointed, but it at least offered me a way to keep in shape a little bit.

Each staff member we interacted with was pleasant and helpful. I'd recommend Pigeon Island Beach Resort.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely medium size hotel and felt right at home. The staff were all lovely and made every effort to make our stay as good as possible.

We got a good deal on agoda which made it good value.

The food was excellent and the hotel is beach side with a lovely pool to relax in after. We visited the other hotels along the beach and the pigeon island resort was the best. The beach is certainly much nicer in front of this hotel than further down in the Nilaveli beach hotel which was significantly overpriced. We would recommend this hotel any day.

  • Stayed September 2013
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Pigeon Island Beach Resort

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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