We stayed at the royal palms in aug 2012. we were beginning our tour of sri lanka and intended to travel north to kandy and the cultural triangle. however if we were to do that again we would choose a hotel north of colombo rather than south. it took about 2.5 hours to get there from the airport (roads very poor and you cannot travel anywhere fast generally in sri lanka). the hotel itself was very nice. rooms were large clean and fairly well appointed. starting to look a little tired especially the bathroom and could do with some refurbishment. the pool area was very pleasant and there were activities organised at various parts of the day which were fun. the sea was very rough when we were there and swimming was prohibited at that time of year. check in was slow especially tiresome after a long flight. we chose a b and b option but there was also all inclusive. the buffet restaurant was standard fare and expensive for what it was especially in comparison to some of the restaurants outsite of the hotel. however kalutara is somewhat lacking in many good restaurants so you may struggle - wouldnt stay in this town again.
no free wifi - had to pay for a card and then had to use it in public area - poor in this day and age! not much to see in kalutara other than the temple. we enjoyed other towns much more.
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- Hotel Royal Palms Beach
- Royal Palms Beach Hotel Sri Lanka/Kalutara