Decided to have a spontaneous weekend away and chose Era beach - it's a well designed property and only has about 6 (I think) rooms so it's not your average big beach hotel which was great for us. It's good for a private, quiet vacation & is relatively child friendly (we travelled with a 2 year old).
The food was good - but we were disappointed at breakfast when we learnt we had to have placed the order for the Sri Lankan breakfast the night before - no one told us this!! So we didn't have much of a choice - and their version of muesli is a mix of corn flakes, oats, bananas & raisins!! NOT muesli!! But I wasn't too fussed about it.
The pool is great and the view of the sea is amazing; unfortunately the stretch right in front of the hotel isn't suitable for swimming. We were there off season so the sea was rough in any case but even during the season I doubt you can swim there cos of the reef. Best check on this with the hotel manager (Ethan who was really helpful & obliging) before you make the
The rooms & bathrooms are large & spacious in typical geoffry bawa style. We did see 2 cockroaches in the room - gross but it is a tropical country. These things happen :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With beautiful views and a tranquil environment, unwind listening to the therapeutic sounds of the Indian Ocean. This outstanding place, offers pure relaxation and luxurious understated elegance and comfort. Throughout its expanse, in architecture and in choice of furniture and fittings, a strong Dutch influence prevails, giving you a glimpse of a historic past. Just a few seconds walk through the garden and find a pristine stretch of the beach with golden sands and turquoise sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Era Beach Hotel Galle