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Amaloh by Jetwing
Ranked #9 of 20 Hotels in Matara
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

I booked this hotel before any reviews being published as it is so new and therefore was a bit nervous of what we would get ourselves into but we were not disappointed!
This place is not on the cheap side but it is worth every penny!
We were welcomed with an amazing fresh passion fruit juice by the lovely team Suranga, Sanath and Dulag and showed to our room which was huge, had its own private little garden and the best of it all was the shower and bath tub!
The team is really attentionate to your every need and they are so pleasant to talk to.
The garden, pool, subtile decor and sun beds overlooking the sea (granted it is not a place were you can swim and relax by the beach) just made it perfect to chill out in paradise.
The best of it all was dinner and breakfast when the perfect chef customises his meals for the guests. It was such a nice change from 1 week of hotel buffet for breakfast and dinner! The chef lived in Italy for over 10 years and is really cooking some fine food for his guest.
We had the best time ever there, Amaloh do not change anything!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Truly stunning bedroom with amazing outside shower. Very tastefully done. Very very clean which is always nice. It's not in Mirissa as advertised which is misleading as it's not in walking distance to anything. No beach by the hotel. More staff than guests. We found the food to be very expensive for what you get, although our lunch was good. Lovely huge swimming pool. Such a shame as the rooms are 5 stars just wish I could say the same about everything else.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Madeleine B
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Chamaradp, General Manager at Amaloh by Jetwing, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Guest,

We welcome all the comments positive or negative which helps us in improving our services.

It was pleasure to understand your liking of the property and surrounding (and the pool). The property actually borders to a bay and protected by a reef few hundred meters away from the shore. This allows our guests to do sea kayaking (paddle to the island on the sea), snorkeling etc.

As for the cost of food, we customize the meals according to our guests needs and the pricing is done accordingly. Cost of our Dinner has an average of USD 30 per person and this is a four course menu and probably the best fine dining experience in the area. And for guests who wishes for a lighter meal the costs are as low as USD 15 per person and the lunch menu prices start from as low as USD 6. Our chefs go to the markets on daily basis to buy the freshest fish, meat and vegetables and put a lot of effort in providing the best dining experience.

We have clearly mentioned our address in all the media as Polhena, Matara (6 km from Mirissa and a 15 min tuk tuk ride will get you there) and it is clearly shown on google maps. The famous Polhena beach (white beach as locals call it) is 400 m to our right and the Matara town is 1 km from where we are. And the Turtle point in Madiha, considered one of the best surfing spots in SL is a mere 1.5 km from us.

We thank you again for your sincere view of Amaloh and hope to host you again in the future and might be able to assist better in making your stay with us more pleasurable.

Thanks and best regards
Chamara Perera
General manager

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We found this place by accident. Desperate of not finding a good place in Mirissa, we "walked" in to this one on internet/google. We wish we had found this earlier, and we wish we would have known it was so good. (We had planned other hotel in next city, Galle.

Amaloh is new, it has class/style, its wonderful decorated, beautiful garden and pool, super rooms and bath rooms, and... a great chef (Sasika) and staff... The chef informs about your whishes and gets it all at the market, fresh. Fish or meat.

We have collected the names:
Sanath, the bartender: Probably the best coffee maker in town (we have teached him. Check if the espresso machine is switched on).

Dulaj, restaurant: at your service, daytime and evening. Head of music (ask him to tune in on Sun FM)
Suranga, restaurant: same as Dulaj. Great team, always laughing

All staff members are ready for a next step and probably will do soon. The are a team, understands the needs of a guest, without over reacting (slimy).

The owner is a business man in Colombo and decided to start this place, with his wife. One of them has taste: this should be full booked 365 days a year and will soon be. Keep the price in shape, and the guests will follow.

5 star hotels should eat their heart out. Take a visit here and see what people want.

Only minus: not really easy to swim in the sea.

3 nights might have been 6 if we knew this all...

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

This new hotel is the best place to stay in Mirissa.
The hosts and the personal of the hotel provide a fantastic welcoming, the environment and the rooms are amazing, the food i just so good...well every thing is perfect.
We spent a fantastic new years eve, every thing was just magic!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed at amaloh for 4 nights, and from the moment we arrived we were blown away by the level of service provided by the staff. As there are only 7 rooms, it feels like a very personalized service and there is always someone there if you need anything.

The rooms themselves were big and spacious with a super comfortable king size bed. I also loved the outdoor shower! The main building is beautifully finished in the Dutch colonial style, and is elegantly and tastefully fitted out. The pool is great, and leads out onto the big open area which is right on the beachfront. The kayaks are a nice touch and we enjoyed a fun morning paddling around in the bay.

All these things make amaloh a great place to stay, however, the real trump card is the quality of the meals produced by head chef, sashika. Using local seafood, he produced an astonishing variety of meals which need to be tasted to appreciate how good they are!

I would highly recommend amaloh boutique to anyone looking for a luxurious and exclusive hotel on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

The Amaloh is a brand new (hence it's few reviews), stylish hotel with a contemporary design (and a nudge to the old colonial architecture). Very relaxed atmosphere, great apartments/rooms with beautiful (!) high wooden ceilings, outside shower and bath, views and access to the sea (right outside hotel it's a bit rocky, but great for snorkeling, and all gear is supplied by the hotel... )

Polhena beach (10 min walk) is the closest sandy beach, beautiful, quiet and great for snorkeling and Mirissa Beach, which is really beautiful, although bit busier, with great waves to play with, is just a 10 min ride with a Tuk-Tuk.

The team (we got to know Dulag, Sanath and Suranga) at Amaloh is really friendly, warm and super efficient..

But the most amazing thing that really stands out is the food! If you are a foodie, and enjoy to go to the odd Michelin star restaurant - you will absolutely love staying at this hotel! I'm sure chef Sashika Nirman Ranatunga and his wife (both only recently moved back to Sri Lanka after a 10 year stint as chefs in Italy) will build a name for themselves very soon! Every day we could ask for an entirely personalised dinner - and in the evening a delicious surprise would be served.. Very sophisticated flavours and textures: starters, mains and deserts all as interesting: We hope they'll write a cook book!

The only thing less positive (which I'm sure they'll address in the coming months) is the lack of WIFI in the rooms. There is good WIFI in the lobby, but it has a very small reach, so you pretty much have to stand right next to the router to get access... In a hotel of this quality I really would expect wifi in each room...

Other than that, strongly recommended!

Room Tip: We got one of the little apartments right next to the central lobby 'with ocean views' which...
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chamaradp, General Manager at Amaloh by Jetwing, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2014


Thank you so much for the time taken to review the property and services we offered. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the stay at Amaloh and hope to see you again.

Also we will address the issue of Wi-Fi and hopefully will extend the service to the rooms before end of February as well. The lack of 4G coverage has caused us some issues in the past and the service provider is working on it. And thanks again for bringing that to our notice.

Best regards

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

huge beautiful rooms and it is all brand new. the service level puts other hotels to shame. when we arrived we were met by the hotel manager who took us to our room without the hassle iof signing forms and giving credit card details and was informed we can do all that when we leave which is fantastic. when we asked what was for dinner we were advised that we could have whatever we wanted and the chef came out which was very personal and something I have never experienced before. When the dinner arrived- it was a four course meal- a great surprise! we have tasted the freshest and most delicious seafood dishes at Amaloh. even the waiters were on top of their game, attending to all our needs promptly and efficiently and spoke perfect english. One of the waiters Dulaj also created a special mojito with local arrack when we asked- the most delicious mojito we have ever tasted. you can relax by the pool or the ocean or go snorkelling or kayaking by the rocks and island near the hotel. you will not be bored. overall there was nothing we could fault. great job amaloh.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Address: 36/9 1st Cross Road | Polhena, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#3 Spa Hotel in Matara
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Matara
Price Range: $92 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amaloh by Jetwing 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amaloh by Jetwing is a beautifully designed boutique hotel located on a pristine stretch of coastline in the South, 2km away from Matara Town. The property has 20 luxurious rooms and is an exclusive retreat that ensures privacy. The idyllic resort is designed for individuals seeking absolute relaxation in a serene and secluded surrounding. The property borders a reef sheltered cove of the Indian Ocean, making an ideal location for snorkeling and kayaking. ... more   less 
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