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Reviewed June 18, 2014

I booked a cabana to stay with my wife for one night. We have received a warm welcome and drinks and early check in as well. The room is spacious and clean but the commode was not in a good condition. The pool is huge and beautiful. There were lot of food varieties. The lunch and the breakfast was really good. But we were very DISSAPOINTED WITH THE DINNER and it was really bad. The staff is reasonably OK. Good for families.

Room tip: Cabana which is away from the pool and in the upper floor.
Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Haritha T
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Sands A, General Manager at Turyaa Kalutara, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thank you for your lovely comments ./Great to note that you have had a wonderful holoiday .
See you soon .General Manger and his team .

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

This place was great, the rooms are spacious and clean, there are generally two buffets to choose from, one is european and the other is Sri Lankan and there is also another kitchen area serving additional dishes...a wide selection overall.
The staff are out of this world in their friendly outgoing welcome, all day, every day, whatever the time, day/night. I can not fault it :-)
Aitken Spence have a chain of holets throughout Sri Lanka and this is one of the older hotels so the others must be quite awesome !

Room tip: All the main hotel rooms have showers only but the CUBANA rooms have a shower over a bath if this is your preference. I was upgraded for free. I guess it depends on how you ask. The best tip is...learn to say thank you, hello, and good day in Sinhala (their language) the staff totally appreciate this and if service can be better (it really couldn't) they will try even harder.
Date of stay: May 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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3  Thank russell y
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Sands A, General Manager at Turyaa Kalutara, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2014

Thank you so much for the lovely comments .See you soon at the sands .Great to hear that you have had a good time .
warm regards .
General Manager and the team .

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

The rooms are very spacious and clean and are kept to a very high standard. The location is beautiful. Great pool & Activities.

Bad food – Food was awful, not many options in the any of 3 buffet meals.

Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Suranjith P
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Sands A, General Manager at Turyaa Kalutara, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Noted your comments .Will try to improve on the food .
warm regards .
G M and his team

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Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the time spent in Sands with my family. Kids throughly enjoyed and there were something for everyone. Staff pretty friendly. Would recommend to both locals and foreign tourists who are with families without any hesitation.

Date of stay: May 2014
Trip type: Traveled with family
2  Thank ifraz s
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Sands A, General Manager at Turyaa Kalutara, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

many thanks for your comments .great to hear that you and your family had a great time .Looking forward to your next visit .
Warm regards .
general manager and his Team

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's a very nice property , the welcome is very warm with a lovely smile makes one feel the hospitality from the first touch point , the rooms are nice and clean , with all requirements and a nice view of the sea , the pool is well spread and has entertainment for everyone , many sports to do in your leisure time , food is good but think it could be better , all in all it's a nice property to stay

Date of stay: May 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Sands A, General Manager at Turyaa Kalutara, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Dear Sharuka ,
Many thanks for your comments .hope you will tell your friends to visit when time permits .Hope to see you soon .
warmest regards .
General Manager and his team .

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