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Weligama Bay Resort
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Weligama
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“Nice but overpriced”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

We travelled 3 weeks through Sri Lanka as a family. We stayed 2 nights at Weligama and looked for the best hotel in internet. We choose the Bay Resort.

The hotel is relatively new and the quality of the bungalows is great. We booked 2 bungalows, each for 250$/night. The rooms and bathrooms are big, and everything was perfect. The only problem is the price. When we compare with prices of the Cinamond in Colombo, we get much less quality for 30% more price. If we compare with the hotel Safary at Tessa, we get a bit less or same quality for 130% more price.

The setting along the beach is great. The sea in Weligama is good for surfing, with nice regular waves and not dangerous. Weligama itself is nothing special, as a village. The main road runs with all the trafic just behind the hotels, but there is enough distance to the bungalows so that you do not hear the trafic. But it is not practical to walk around, as the trafic makes any walk pretty dangerous.... I could not imagine walking with small childs along the road...

Also what we did not like at this hotel is:

a) the restaurant: Food is not tasty with poor service. Actually when we looked at the poor self serving menu and waited for too long to get drinks, and after I looked in the kitchen and have seen the mess (dirty plates piled up on the ground in many places, dirty..) we just walked out and went with a tuk-tuk to a nearby restaurant 1 km away along the road (was cheap and good, with an open kitchen, but do not remember the name). Also the breakfast was nothing special. Also what is annoying is that the terrace of the restaurant is on one side beautiful, with nice view on the sea, but it is too small, and far from enough tables for all guests...also it is the same restaurant during the day for people on the beach or swimming pool, so the wooden chairs and tables are all "greecy" from hundreds of sun creams....a "turn off" if you come in evening well dressed and want to eat ...

The service was poor, just because it was understaffed...

b) When we were on the beach, we got beaten by sun-flies, we took refuge at pool...but they were also there...and had to go back to terrace of bungalow for reading without getting "eaten up". Sun-flies bites are in my view 3x worse than moskitos...there were some in Bentota too, but a lot in Weligama.

We would not go to this hotel again, mainly due to restaurant and if they can not kill the sun-flies, would not stop at all in Weligama, unless just to surf and get away after taking a few pictures..

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Stayed here for four nights as part of a tour as we couldn't get a guesthouse or hotel in Marissa. The hotel was clean and had good facilities although I would say over priced for what is on offer. Watch for additional taxes not included in the price quoted.

Location is good with views of the sea and the hotel leads straight on to the beach. Cleverly the restaurant and bar are at the bottom of the path right by the beach, pool and views. Only problem with this is there are lots of savaging crows and flies. The beach was great for surfing and cleaner than some might lead you to believe. This meant it was great for swimming and sun bathing.

Staff are very friendly and food quality is good. Unfortunately limited choice for vegetarians. A little pricey.

Room was very clean and great shower. A few things to address as they use two single duvets which is a bit odd and frustrating for a double bed. The sockets are not the asme as those used in the rest of the country although when asked a converter was provided. Really nice balcony areas for the rooms in the main hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

We went without booking hoping to find a hotel or return! We tried many hotels-they all said the sameting-"Sorry rooms full". We almost gave up searching for good hotels! So we went towards Weligama. At first we went towards the gates were closed!( not pleased about this!)but we horned out of frustation! Only then did they open the gate for us! We went inside and asked if they have a room. To our surprise they said "yes"!!! And it was a Deluxe!their food was great service great and every thing else great! All I can say it was a great hotel! I reduced one mark for the Keeping the door closed. Otherwise it was great!!! ( do you know what? Once they oped the gate other hotel searchers came flooding in! FOR THEM THERE WERE NO ROOMS!!)

Room Tip: rooms on the south side are best! They give you sea view and swimming pool view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

A beautiful hotel, with excellent rooms. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The beach was just right for us as, although not a picturesque as near-by Mirassa, the tides were not as strong as there which meant we could let our daughter play in the sea.
It is unfortunate that a hotel is being built next door so if you plan to spend all day in the main building (not cottages) you should be prepared for some noise.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

Let me share with you my experience with Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world.Thera are long sand beaches, clean sea and tropical flowers. But this is not the only reason I have come back to this country. I came here in November when there is a bad weather in my country. Just after landing in Colombo I could throw away my antiasthmatic sprays and I started to breathe without any problems and after 14 days of my visit my doctor could not believe my improved health condition. But not only that.Your skin becomes soft and not dry, your hair and nails grow faster and do not break. And the food is the medicine itself - it is very healthy and dispite of thei it is very delicious. And my great experience with Sri Lanka was enhanced in Weligama Bay Resort where you can enjoy very nice rooms and relaxing atmosphere of the small resort. The staff was always smiling and ready to fullfill all your wishes. I am looking forward to come back soon.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

This was the sixth place we stayed on our tour of Sri Lanka.

Fantastic modern hotel which is located right on the beach. Rooms and Staff were excellent. We had a room which overlooked the beach, you could here the sea from the room, you can also get rooms right on the beach. Room was clean and modern, bathrooms were excellent also.

It was great to sit and relax here after our long drive, there is a bar and pool on the beach front great atmosphere.

All a carte food was fantastic, Buffet dinner was nice but dishes were cold. Other than that a very pleasant stay. We would defiantley come back here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

it was perfect surprise, not easy find something like this in sri lanka.modern design, perfect services, friendly staff, excellent beach.highly recomended for everybody who likes first class quality.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Weligama Bay Resort
Address: Matara Road | Pelena, Weligama, Matara 81700, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Weligama
#3 Luxury Hotel in Weligama
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Weligama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Weligama Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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