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Royal Palms Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Kalutara
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A five star resort!!”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

One of the best ocean resorts in Sri Lanka. The staff is friendly, courteous and helpful. The ambiance is fantastic! The rooms are large and provides an atmosphere of home away from home. There is a variety of restaurants that provide food to suite your palate. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning a beach vacation in Sri Lanka.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Nice, a little pompous hotel that meets the requirements you may have in a 4 star hotel. Friendly staff and nice rooms. Nicely situated near the beach. Clearly the best hotel in the area. Because the clientele hotel lena has in this environment does not seem to be the type that wants to see how the environment looks so you can walk all day through Kalutara which is a major city without seeing a single foreigner.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2014

We like this hotel, the room was good and it has a beautiful view of sunset, the food was also good.
We were very happy, however our tour guide Andrew was not looked after by the staff, that was too bad.The hotel thought that he is our driver and did not care for him. He was very upset for that and had to stayed in a Rest house outside.
We enjoyed happy times in SriLanka only because of him and not because of your hotel, so make sure next time all Hotels look after our Guides or Drivers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank LunaCui
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2014

It is the perceptive and friendly service that makes it worthwhile staying in this small family-run hotel. The owners and staff are social at just the right level and they go to great length to make you feel at home.
beauty parlor services not upto mark...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Smitaaaaa
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Sankt Gallen, Austria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Thank you for the wonderfull stay.
I habe been to an other hotel before in the same area and it was not recommendable. Than I changed to this nice hotel, so the rest of my vacation turned out to be great.
Good:
- view and beach
- service
- food
- management
- no problem with special needs (food/ beverages/ calm rooms)
- clean
- pool
- sports
To improve (personal opinion)
- more hammocks
- better internet access
Thnak you and if Sri Lanka again, than this hotel.
Best wishes

Room Tip: Beach side, not near to the train
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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2 Thank Eva T
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Moscow
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

i spend a valentines day with my girlfriend there..the property it self was one of the best in sri Lanka, the staff are polite and very very helpful...
the front manager director is a lovely great man...
but few minor details area missing :
* no bathroom robes or slippers are provided.
* no fresh juice in breakfast...and no change in the breakfast menu for whole my stay!
*the golden rule here is TIP...and TIP...and TIP...to get a good service.
*the biggest fault here is the room check in policy..!!! i will explain,...
most of international flights to colombo arrive at mid night or early morning to avoid the morning crazy crush hour and jam around the airport...but ONLY THIS PARTICULAR hotel in WHOLE sri lanka will not get you check in earlier than 11:00 !!! EVEN if they have free rooms..instead they will offer you an early chech in for 85 dollars !!!
we arrived at 8:00 and we had either to pay 85 dollars for 3 hours difference or to stay in the lobby !!!!even the HILTON, RITZ or MARRIOT will never do such a thing !!!
which is by the way the first impression you get about the hotel...!!!
also no late chack out after 11:00 you have to pay for a whole night if you wanna leave late by a couple of hours!
so my advice stay in Colombo at your first night or pick up an international flight to get at noon !!!
by the way forget about any refreshing juice at your check in ..!!!!
only coffee provided..!!!!
* finally my personal advice , do your booking via AGODA ( pay the tax in advance for whole your stay) ...i did mine via BOOKING.COM , and the room rate it self for 3 nights was around 550 dollar however, when i pay at the hotel with their own calculations and taxes i paid more than 850 dollars!!!
( even the colombo hilton tax fee is waaaay waaaaaay cheaper around 40 dollar per night !!!!)
which is a ripping off by sri lanka hotel standers, which you get in return!!!
so , try to pay in advance before coming here !!!
over all...my stay was not that bad...! i enjoyed it.
as i have said earlier, DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS...!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Just returned from ten days at the Royal Palms. Excellent holiday. The staff were extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The food was excellent - always a great selection of dishes really well cooked and fresh, The rooms were spacious and clean. The pool attendants couldn't do enough for you. There is a train line close to the hotel which does sound its hooter as it nears the crossing but this did not disturb us although our room did not face the train line. Not a lot of entertainment at night but that suited us. Don't go expecting to be able to swim in the sea as the currents are treacherous.

Irene C

Room Tip: Beach side seems quieter because of the train line.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Royal Palms Beach Hotel
Address: De Abrew Drive, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kalutara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Kalutara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kalutara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kalutara
#3 Family Hotel in Kalutara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Palms Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 136
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Royal Palms Beach Kalutara
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