Nice hotel with friendly staff and good food. However, but don’t use the travel desk of the hotel, because you get screwed with a smile!!!!
When inquiring at the Tour Operator desk at the hotel if the four of us could go for whale watching next morning The price mentioned was of USD. 65 for 3 hours cruise and we thought this was a lot of money. However all boats were booked, but the tour operator at the hotel would try to accommodate us. Later during the evening we got the confirmation that they had a boat and they asked if we had objections sharing the boat with two other persons, which was not a problem for us. Upon departure it appeared that we had to share the boat with 4 other persons, which was still not a problem for us. Our fellow passengers told us that they paid LKR 2000 (USD16) per person, So as simple calcalutation made us believe that we had misunderstood the tour operator and that the price pf USD 65 was for the boat to used by the four of us, But but when paying our hotel bill we found out that we had to pay USD 40, per person and that we were granted a discount. So we strongly advise all hotel guests to book such trips through a local operatorMore