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Uga Bay By Uga Escapes - Kalkudah - Building
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9.5 Excellent (2,012 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Uga Bay by Uga Escapes in Valachchenai, you'll be 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Pasikuda Beach and 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel has prime location on Pasikuda beach and entrance is very impressive when arriving. Staff are very courteous and even when we had a slight issue with our room, they couldn’t do enough to rectify and compensate us. The food on the a la carte menu and evening buffet are very delicious and represent good value for money. Overall, an excellent hotel with great rooms, service and facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff. Good food. Excellent surrounding
Cons: Nothing especially
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff were incredibly friendly and the room was fantastic, the hotel is situated right on a fantastic beach and the pool is lovely too. Beach bar and restaurant give good options for food and drinks throughout the day.
Cons: Few slight issues throughout our stay. We found the staff to be incredibly friendly however we felt service was slow throughout the stay, sometimes waiting for up to 20 minutes for two drinks. We paid for the all inclusive package however it was very limited in terms of the food and cocktails available and this was not communicated to us properly beforehand.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent and the location was good
Cons: nothing. everything was perfect. looking forward to coming back
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The best property location in Pasikuda. Friendly staff excellent food choice. Large rooms very conferable. A must mentioned about the Sea food platter. Devine!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Beach Studio was very spacious and comfortable, as was the bed/pillows. The grounds and white sandy beach at the hotel were beautiful. A nice large pool with comfortable sun loungers. The beach bar/restaurant did nice lunch time snacks and great cocktails. The staff throughout the complex were very friendly, from the gardeners to the staff at reception, who were very quick at responding to any queries or finding out information you requested.
Cons: Noise of people above in the pool when you are in the spa.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I went to Uga bay with raised expectations from that previous stay with a hotel in the Uga chain and they did the magic again to treat us well above expectations. Seamless service ensured smooth transactions from check in to check out. Food and drinks were refreshingly fresh, made with attention and served with passion. Family friendly environment will ease the burden on any traveler with kids, specially if you are foreign to Sri Lanka. Special thanks to Head Chef and Mr. Chinthaka for warn hospitality extended to us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved my stay at Uga, superb quality and pampering experience. I loved my room, the beach was super clean, calm, and nice, and the food was amazing. Breakfast menu isn't very big, so when I requested something extra my requests were efficiently met. Overall, it's a great value for money, thank you Uga team!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Best beach and hotel in Kalkudah. Ty the big and awesome Curry a la card and skip the expansive buffet. Take a beach Studio with a terrace, not the more expansive Ocean Studio, which is exactly the same size but has only a balcony.
Cons: Although Sri Lanka is quiet affordable for us Europeans, Uga Bay chared for staffing on EVERY bill, not to forget the two extra taxes you have to pay on top.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Was so beautiful
Anantaya Resort and Spa Passikudah - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (717 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Anantaya Resort and Spa Passikudah in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Pasikuda Beach and a 4-minute drive from Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean big room with beautifull view.
Cons: The Internet connection was very poor in the room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and comfortable rooms with great access to the pool and beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything, service, beach, quality breakfast, staff etc.
Cons: Dogs barking at night- everywhere in Sri Lanka! The food wasn't great (breakfast buffet was good)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautifully situated on Pasikudah beach. The villa’s (we got an upgrade) are very spacious and nicely decorated. The food was excellent and the staff went out of it’s way to make our stay memorable. All together: a perfect stay. We would like to visit again soon!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was spatious, clean and well decorated. The food buffet was really tasty and it was a real delight for us. The beach was super clean and the water was hot!
Cons: Nothing, everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is superbly five stars. The views from hotel room was great and the beach was very clean. Food choices were great and the swimming pool was large and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was better than a five star in colombo. location , rooms, pool, was perfectly done And the staff was so friendly caring and pleasant.
Cons: Ive been to so many places in pasikuda anantaya resort was nothing to unlike about.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff is incredibly kind and the room is wonderfully designed and very clean. The pool is cleaned round the clock as well as the beach. Having seen the neighboring accommodations this one stands way above the rest. Half-board is plenty enough food and you get a lot of local food now too (following past negative reviews I guess - seems like they listen to feedback constructively).
Cons: We didn't mind it so much but there are many crows in the area and they can get loud (this would apply to any hotel). In our case we also had a large group of people which were noisy late in the night - the house didn't seem to do anything about it - we weren't happy about it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The resort is lovely, the beach and swimming pool area are beautiful. It’s an amazing place to spend a few days and really relax.
Cons: The music at the pool bar - same music every day and didn’t fit with the relaxing vibe the rest of the resort had!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was big and so confortable. Swimming pool was huge and you were in front of the beach
Cons: No public transport to arrive. You need to take a tuktuk from valaichchena
Ahsram Accommodations - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (95 reviews)
Overview Reviews
AHSRAM Accommodations is offering accommodation in Pasikuda. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. There is free private parking and the property offers paid airport shuttle service. At the guest house all rooms include a private bathroom with a shower. A continental breakfast is available every morning at AHSRAM Accommodations. The accommodation offers a children's playground. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at AHSRAM Accommodations.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The host and his family were very helpful and kind, the food was delicious and the garden is such a peaceful and beautiful place. When we arrived there and saw the beach we decided to stay one more night.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hosts.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was great, 5mins walk either way to two totally different beaches. Slide and swings for the children
Cons: Bathroom wasn't as good as it could be, shower was a watering can head attached to a pipe at a very strange angle.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Arul give us a small tour in Passikuda and explain where everything is (really nice of him he took us in his car as a briefing). He also invite us to lunch when they did have a family gathering. One of best lunches we did in Sri Lanka. The location is perfect to go to both beaches.
Cons: They forget to do our laundry but it was busy day for them (see positive comment).
8.8 Excellent
Pros: room and property ok with all the necessary. location is walking distance from both beaches (like 10 minutes) and from the only restaurant (not good) of the town. Tuk tuk from Valaichchena stop at 250 lkr bargaining.
Cons: not against the property but we didn't like the town so much cause there are no restaurants, not so much local life, so apart from beaches there is nothing to do. the room is the most expensive we stayed in Sri Lanka but the dinners were cheap.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly and lovely family, were happy to chat with us and help us organize our next stop. Breakfast delicious! Very close to both beaches. Room is huge, good bathroom. Rooms are cute huts on stilts, loved them. Big grounds, very relaxing and quiet surrounds
Cons: No complaints
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We spent two days in this place and everything was perfect. The entire staff was very friendly. The owner and his wife have amazing English, which made it easy to get all the info we needed and organize our activities. The room was nice and clean, with mosquito nets on the windows. The location is convenient to visit both Pasikuda beach (10 minutes walk) and Kalkudah beach (5 minutes walk). Definitely the best stay of our 10 days trip.
Cons: Weak WiFi in the room.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had a very warm welcome
Cons: Good food and good services
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owner. Arranges anything you need: information and fruits when asked for. One of the big plusses is the goal of the owner to care for orphan-children from the war and tsunami. This in contrast to the money-resorts along the coast. Location of the place is very close to both beaches (north and south)
Cons: the seawater was cloudy at the time we were there. Possibly because of eartquakes in indonesia... it seems to be clear normally...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is run by wonderful family. Very hospitable people, helpful and open to guests needs. Every meal and drink was great and at decent prices. We had vegeterian meals prepared as we liked - in non-spicy way (for our 5 year old son). The place is friendly for children and both beaches (Kalkudah, Pasikuda) are just few minutes by walking. Our staying was pleasant and relaxing. I highly recommend this place. It's great value for money considering its location and what it has to offer compared to very expensive hotels located near the beaches.
Cons: Everything was perfect.
Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa - Kalkudah - Building
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8.9 Excellent (1,140 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Maalu Maalu Resort & Spa in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, just a 4-minute walk from Pasikuda Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Valachchenai? This resort has facilities measuring 1180 square feet (109.60 square meters), including conference space. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved the design of this beachfront resort. Casual luxury on a beautiful sandy beach! For the full experience, try for the upgraded Oceanview Suite. It's nice to fall out of bed for an sunrise ocean swim, and shore walk, to watch the night fisherman bring their boats in onto the sand. The pool is always ready for you and the restaurant has great food choices. Also, I had a great massage in their Spa.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely stunning hotel, The pool was to die for. Located right on the beach. Our room was stunning. The bathroom huge. Breakfast plentiful. High praise to the staff. They were so welcoming and friendly. A real credit to the hotel.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The facilities of the hotel, rooms, shower, cleanliness, swimming pool, are really 5-star. Bed is very comfortable. Location; very quiet and relaxing with breathtaking views.
Cons: We booked a private ocean suite, but were disappointed when we discovered that the privacy is a bit limited: you share it with other 3 rooms, including the private pool. Bitter-sweet feeling when we found out that we (foreigners) were practically financing the accommodation of the locals: locals pay much less for the same thing. The food, breakfast and dinner, is far from being 5-star quality.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The location is absolutely ideal for a relaxing holiday and service is almost perfect.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful pool, rooms, beach etc... A very luxurious place. It is not a big resort so it never felt really busy or crowded.
Cons: There was a problem with them overbooking. Instead we were put in a lower standard hotel for a night, then also given free spa treatments... But we would have much prefered to just stay at the hotel all 3 nights like we booked. The first day or so there was no hot water in our room- not something you expect when you pay so much for a room! They also know you're a captive audience with few restaurants or bars around so food/ drimk at the hotel is pricey.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff were amazing, so attentive and helpful. Spa is very good and a reasonable price. The location is fantastic, on a beautiful bit of beach with a lovely (almost) infinity pool. Rooms are comfortable and we'll furnished with a huge bathroom. Overall Maalu Maalu is a great place to spend a few days.
Cons: The food is average. It's expensive for what it is but that's the nature of this sort of hotel I suppose. Also we never had any hot water but it was so hot it didn't really matter to us too much. They have an extensive wine list but only one or two bottles of each so they ran out of our choice (within our price range) very quickly. Better to do a few and have good stocks of them.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The resort property executes its theme thoroughly and is both cute and comfortable. The large pool in the center of the property is wonderful, the chairs plentiful in the off-season (we visited early September) and the ocean serene and easy to swim in. If we're in this part of Sri Lanka again we'd absolutely consider a return visit to Maalu Maalu.
Cons: The breakfast was nice and if we stayed again we'd include it, but the a la carte menu was rather mediocre. Luckily there's a few really nice kitchens immediately adjacent to this property and you have plenty of food choice. The local area around the resorts here is modest and you'll have an adventure finding some supplies you may be looking for. We had an minor issue with an air conditioner stopping working twice but it wasn't a major issue and the site's service team were very quick to make repairs.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff were fantastic and so helpful. After an issue on the first night with dinner (in mitigation we had just had a major storm) they couldn't do enough to make up for it. Mr Tennekoon (Head Chef) put on a lovely pre dinner cocktail party the next evening with superb finger food ( the mini pizza's with a little Sri Lankan spice were a big favourite). The beachfront location was excellent and the Spa very good. Dilshan at the front desk was a star whenever we had any questions or requests. The waiters also were cheering for England in the Cricket World Cup final with us. which made for some fun one evening.
Cons: Could have a little more light in the bar area as it was difficult to see when we were playing cards. Also the rooms could have had a little more light in them as well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hotel Fantastic staff Fantastic location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: happily spent the holiday in that beautiful hotel...the setting was perfect ..beautiful cottages clean n friendly environment ..wow the pool was perrrrrfect ...good is also good....
Cons: the colours of the chairs at the restaurant..the black chairs gives a dull n unclean look to the restaurant..it makes the place more n more darker when comparing with the surrounding.. ...if it is white with blue cusions or white chairs with black cusions it will add more beauty to the restaurant and will be more radiend
Sunrise By Jetwing - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (850 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sunrise by Jetwing in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
6.0 Good
Pros: location and building was excellent worth for the money reception staff was very nice and helpful
Cons: we ordered meals for the room. It was not brought. after 45 minutes we reminded the staff. Then only they said no enough staff and brought food to room. after finishing we inform restaurant staff to collect empty plates. they did not come. we had to hand over the plates to restaurant to keep our room smelling free. if no sufficient staff was the problem , we could go to restaurant and bring ourselves and return back after finishing ourselves. But restaurant staff and coordinator did not respect the feeling of guests.
7.9 Good
Pros: The half board food was really good with a great variety of choice. The location on the gorgeous beach was great. The staff were friendly and attentive.
Cons: The pool had quite a lot of insects and leaves in.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely long pool with direct access to the long, immaculate beach. Great breakfast and dinner buffets. Also a good selection of seafood restaurants with competitive prices a short walk from the hotel. Sea was lovely and warm and the small waves were perfect for body surfing. The attractive sunhats and flipflops were a thoughtful addition
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: Mosquitoes and food options
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast selection was good. Room tidied twice a day and each night beds were turned down. Very peacefull location right on the beach. Nice swimming pool.
Cons: Not enough sunbeds. Some restaurant staff not very attentive. Ceiling inside the restaurant area extremely grubby.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The whole resort is beautiful. You’ve got the beach more or less for yourself and enough space and hammocks to please everyone. The rooms are nice, the beds are very comfy and everything is very clean!! All the employees are also really nice and try to comfort you. Breakfast is also really nice and I would say worth the price.
Cons: The dinner (buffet) has quite a variety of food and everything is ok. But it’s nothing special. We ate way better for less money so I would say it’s not worth the price. Though you don’t get many options around. The cocktails we ordered were also quite small and not good. Same for the massage. I can really not recommend it. Overall we still enjoyed our stay but would just not book any extras if not necessary.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Relaxing place. Beach and sea is excellent.
Cons: Food quality need to improve.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pool!! And the bed was so comfortable. Great food too
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool.
Cons: Nothing, our stay was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: unmatched hospitality of staff, great comfortable modern well decorated rooms, presitine beaches, excellent food...what more do you want?
Cons: none
Giman Free Beach Resort - Kalkudah - Building
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8.9 Excellent (85 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Giman Free Beach Resort in Koralai Pattu North, you'll be 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from Pasikuda Beach and 11.5 mi (18.6 km) from Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: THis is a very good hotel in sri lanka.i can't forget customer service
Cons: Place
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly stuff, very polite and giving everything to make you feel comfortable!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Giman free is one of the best hotels. I have been to in my whole life! Everything was perfect. The location is completely isolated, nevertheless all comforts are provided... it's like a dream. The beach is stunning, the rooms are perfect. I loved it and I dream to go back!
Cons: The pool loungers are all under a big free which results in you being right in the drop zone for bird droppings.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was nice & clean with a big bathroom. AC & fan too.the doctor, manager & all spa & other staff were the most helpful we have came across during our trip. treatment also amazing. beach also like 50m from my room(good view of the sea). would definitely recommend. see you soon giman free.good luck.
Cons: garden should maintenance. like you can planting new flowers around the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The whole resort is amazing. Best breakfast, wonderful food , beautiful pool and beach .the bangalows &location look and feel like trincomalee jungle beach.the staff is extremely
Cons: No WiFi in our room but this was quite nice in the end
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is superb - right on a swimming snorkeling beach. Great pool also
Cons: Gardens could do a wee tidy up
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything was wonderful: staff, room, check-in, dinner. We would really would recommend it to anyone looking for a real chill place to unwind. We also found the staff absolutely wonderful. You couldn't ask for more, or from the beautiful room.
Cons: The only problem was the beach. While the hotel cleaned their part of the beach the rest of it was littered in plastic. The litter would have drifted in on the current and not a reflection of the hotel or its cleanliness. We were told that they recognised the problem and the staff were going to spend the day cleaning it.
7.1 Good
Pros: We got upgraded by the manager and that made the difference. the rooms were very nice but the bath water was cold.
Cons: Beach is beautiful but too many rubbish.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: After 2 weeks of traveling around Srí Lanka, this resort was a blessing. Quiet and peaceful place with extraordinary services, helpful staff, delicious meals (I recommend a fish they catch for you right before your dinner). Just next to the beach with a room with ocean view. The best stay in Srí Lanka for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: just wonderful location on an amazing quiet beach with no other properties.staff make us very welcome.the room was superb with an amazing view of the beach! specially i would like say thanks to chef your birthday cake was fantastic. the foods is quiet there which we loved & is the overall aim of the resort. would highly recommend for couples.
Cons: Nothing! it was perfect for us.
Amaya Beach - Kalkudah - Building
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8.7 Excellent (1,285 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amaya Beach in Valachchenai, you'll be 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Pasikuda Beach and 13.2 mi (21.3 km) from Batticaloa Lagoon. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms, staff and cleanliness.
Cons: The WiFi wasn’t so good.
6.7 Good
Pros: Not much. The a la carte menu was OK and the restaurant staff very nice. Otherwise I was not at all satisfied with this hotel for reasons below. This is a five star hotel supposedly and though the rooms are nice and it looks very swish in the lobby and corridors, it does not actually live up to its rating. I have stayed in equally nice rooms for much less.
Cons: 1. The very poor English on reception. 2. The wifi that infuriatingly changed passwords constantly and which was virtually unobtainable in my room on the second floor (1209) 3.The entire theme of the hotel is cubism. Everything is square built which might look very nice but I defy you to sit comfortably in a square chair. The bedroom has a huge window into the bathroom for some unknown reason, and though there is a door on the toilet itself, it is made of GLASS! Unbelievable. Also the glass shower door has a very heavy square stainless steel handle on the inside. I dread to think what would happen if you were to slip in the shower and hit your head on the 90 degree corner. 4. The swimming pool is not designed for adults who wish to have a decent swim. It is deep at both ends but very shallow in the middle and a swimmer just hits their feet on the bottom trying to swim the full length. I therefore spent my entire four days stay at Passi Villa next door. I knew from two years ago they have an excellent pool and for a small fee I was able to enjoy a decent swim. 5. THE PRICE !!! When I booked this hotel maybe a month before arrival, it was about 18,000 rupees per night. I booked it thinking I was getting five star facilities for a few days rest on the coast. WRONG! I was totally dissatisfied with the place but even worse was to come. Before I checked out, I looked online at the current price per night and it was 9,500 rupees, or nearly half what I paid. I tried to question this disparity with front desk staff but they were adamant that as I had booked at the higher price, that is what I should pay, which I did reluctantly. I therefore now request for the GM to contact me on gordonclarke3@virginmedia.com to explain to me exactly why I paid double and what I got for my money and give me a refund.. It is an absolute disgrace that prices are manipulated like this. I feel I was robbed.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: Good
Cons: None
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The overall impression is minimalist, but palatial. Amaya has everything you would expect to find in an upmarket resort: large pool, excellent cafes and restaurant, gym, private beach. The rooms have all mod cons and are spacious. The food comes in the form of a sumptuous buffet with a huge selection of foods and some tasty Sri Lankan specialities. The staff are ultra-friendly and always ready for a chat or a laugh, creating the perfect resort atmosphere.
Cons: Only two negative aspects: you cannot go into the water at the private beach as it is very shallow and under the surface there are sharp rocks. The pool is too shallow which makes it very warm.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Beach side accommodation. Friendly staff. Good Restaurant facilities.
Cons: Nothing
5.4 Okay
Pros: Staff was nice.
Cons: Room was not ready when we were arriving. We had to wait 45 minuts till they make it ready . Staff was nice. Hotel was on the beach but beach was rocky. it's not situated in the best area. Security guards couldn't speak english or sinhalese.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was excellent, very clean and big rooms, very good breakfast and very friendly workers. This hotel also have a friendly price. I'll for sure reccomend it
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room was comfortable, friendly staff, good food and lovely scenery
7.9 Good
Pros: Location. Room Breakfast
Cons: Swimming pool . Very large but 60 cm of Water. I could not swim properly only at the ends
Amethyst Resort Passikudah - Kalkudah - Bedroom
8
8.7 Excellent (767 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The property comprises of 38 luxury rooms equipped with every conceivable modern amenity, a fresh water pool that is set by the edge of the Ocean, a pool bar to quench your thirst and "the Barrel Bar" - an archetypal pub which serves a variety of beverages and pub foods together with "Taprobane", serves the best seafood specialities on the Eastern coast, give several dining options during your stay at Amethyst. The spectacular swimming pool is a delight to our guests who will undoubtedly spend much of their time relaxing in cool waters even though there is a fine beach and warm stretch of ocean to swim in right nearby. Naturally, when the pool is dripping with scenery. The elegant 100ft X 40ft outdoor pool is open from 7.00 am - 9.00 pm daily. Together with a kiddies' pool and a lovely Jacuzzi to provide an added invigorating touch to your relaxation.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Need good and friendly staff to the front office and reception .. also need updated system, for online booking .
Cons: Reception and receptionist
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Rooms were lovely and clean. Bathroom was huge!! Pool was lovely and it was so nice being right on the beach. Food at the restaurant was good (we didnt try the buffet though). Very kind staff around the grounds! One of the cheaper ones in the area, would recommend it.
Cons: Tried to rip us off at check out, we paid in US dollars and when we were given our change it was much less than it should have been. They told us they had taken 7% for exchange rates but it was more like 40%. When we didnt leave they eventually gave us the extra 1000LKR without looking at us or apologising. Check your change!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay here and waking up to a super view of the white beach and ocean was the icing on the cake. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was enjoyable.
Cons: It would have been great to have a good freshly brewed coffee served at breakfast. The bar area lacked atmosphere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quick access beautiful beach and pool. Everything is excellent. No words ! Only we can say excellent!!!!
Cons: Everything is great for value
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Was a great resort screaming for customers
Cons: A bit of distance to walk to shops not a backpackers destination but fantastic for a 5 night resort stay for family or couple
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beach and pool
Cons: Lake side inky
5.0 Okay
Cons: Reception lady was very bad. She didnt welcome us nicely and bad mood.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had an excellent 4 night stay with my parents and it was an absolute paradise from the moment we stepped in. The accommodation was beautiful with lovely cabins and huge bathrooms. We had the river view rooms so it was really relaxing sitting on our back terraces. The pool was lovely and the beach had clear clean water and fine sand that we thought you only see in brochures! The food was very good also. We ventured out into Valachchenai to the restaurants there and went once to the dinner buffet just to mix it up at Calm Hotel which was similar with maybe a little more variety. The best part however overall was the customer service which was absolutely excellent throughout and all staff went above and beyond to help with our multiple requests!!! Particular mention to Prashanth, Paul, Nihal, Santhu and Mr Roshanth as we dealt with them more frequently. Very grateful to the manager Mr Roshanth in particular for his professionalism and promptness in dealing with an incident completely unrelated to the hotel also. Would highly recommend this place!
Cons: Not much - the variety of food options isn't as great as other hotels we went to in Kandy/Colombo but it is still good. Also we went during low season so it may have been reduced due to this. There are also not a huge range of restaurants nearby as it's on a road full of hotel resorts. The area doesn't have tons to do if you aren't happy staying in the hotel resorts/on the beach/at the pool/doing watersports, saying that it was more than enough for us to do, as we didn't even manage to make it to the few tourist attractions in the neighbourhood!! (Batticoloa is 30 mins away, there's also a pottery place in Valaichenai and a Coconut Park)
8.8 Excellent
Cons: Food is not tasty and it is not fair
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed an excellent buffet breakfast with a variety of foods and beverages on the table. Food was delicious. The location was excellent as well.
Cons: Everything is at its best and we really enjoyed our stay over there. We hope to repeat our stay in the future.
Sun Aqua Pasikudah - Kalkudah - Bedroom
9
8.7 Excellent (412 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Official booking site! - 34 suites - Luxury boutique resort - International brand (Sun Siyam Resorts) - Located in the Pasikuda Bay - Untouched stretch of white sandy beach - Personalized service - 01 infinity-edge outdoor swimming pool - 06 options of dining venues - Indoor and outdoor sports and excursions - Luxury spa - Free wifi - 24 hour front desk - Kids Club - Gym
7.1 Good
Pros: Nice room, clean hotel and beach. Kind personnel.
Cons: No drinking water, not even at breakfast or dinner. Extremely expensive drinks and food (ok, it is a five star hotel but me as a guest am prepared to pay extra for extra value but not 7x the price of the same beer as in normal bar or restaurant. No activities on the beach or at the hotel, no animation. The sea is very shallow and not suitable for swimming.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room and included an outdoor hot tub as an extension of the bathroom. Beautiful. Staff were really friendly and even noted my partners date of birth from his passport and presented him with a birthday cake and song at breakfast - really lovely surprise.
Cons: That the sea had a stoned barrier area just for the resort. Lots and lots of mosquitoes everywhere.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: fantastic swimming pool. friendly and responsive staff. good wifi.good range of toiletries and bath/shower options.very comfortable bed.
Cons: cuisine below par poor variety and quality in respect of in room meals. comparatively expensive buffet. but staff responded to feedback. poor choice of cable TV channels.Could not watch the test match.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was excellent, the operations manager and the food and beverage manager were always on hand to help out and make our experience better. The local dishes were exceptional The beach and pool were incredible
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff! Buffet was good and had enough variety too.
Cons: The markup on water was a bit ridiculous
5.8 Okay
Pros: - Close to airport - Sea view - A la cart menu
Cons: - Unwelcoming busy reception - Canteen style restaurant - Rooms smelt damp
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place is beautiful and it was sad to see we were the only guests. The Sri Lankan (not western) food was the best. However because of the lack of people the food was limited and we couldnt get couples massage. However we loved the room and the pool. Thanks for having us
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness and the location right on the beach. Staff were friendly and helpful. Comfortable room. Well cared for gardens.
Cons: Nothing it was lovely.
8.2 Excellent
Pros: Great stay, only problem was the open bathroom area would of been better if it was completely enclosed. Also wish the doors were frosted. Really wanted to swim in the beach, but due to so much coral didn't want to take a risk and cut my foot. (They should sell water shoes). All in all the staff and food were great.
6.7 Good
Pros: Quiet location and peaceful place. Efficient and friendly staff including the management. They tried hard to make you feel at home.
Cons: Beach wasn’t as per expectation. Food could be improved. The selection was pretty ordinary.
6.7 Good
Pros: The swimming pool was huge and amazing. The hotel is directly next to the beach, which is nice ! The Sri Lankan buffet for the dinner was varied and yummy. The room is beautiful with a large bed and a sofa.
Cons: The hotel is not very clean... We found 3 big cockroaches in our room but after we tell the staff, they changed us the room at 01:00am. The bath was not cleaned at all and we had to clean it by ourself before using it. The chairs and long-chairs were also a little bit dirty. We were disappointed about the cleanness/price.
Amanda Beach Resort - Kalkudah - Building
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8.8 Excellent (105 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Amanda Beach Resort in Valachchenai, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food was amazing. Sam asked us in advance what we would like to eat, and we just had to tell him what time we would like to eat, and everything would be freshly made and on time . The rooms were very clean. The swimming pool was great to have, and even though its near a part of the hotel that it's not finished yet, that did not keep us from enjoying it the same way (there are no works being carried, so you don't have to worry). The beach it's just in front and you will most probably have it all for yourself. Mw and my family had an amazing time. We would definitely go back
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful, friendly and engaged personal. We felt mor beeing part of a familiy then tourists. Very good food (freshly cooked and tasty). 100 m to the beach, see view (from 2nd floor).
Cons: Hotel consists of two building (main building, very good). 2nd building (apartments) still under construction and therefore not looking nice. Did nor affect our overall experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: + Good view from the room + Huge Clean room + Sumptuous breakfast + Friendly staff
Cons: None
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were amazing and very welcoming! Food was great, pool and location were both wonderful! Room was clean and aircon was perfect!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great personal, absolutely amazing. Fantastic house food. The two most beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka
Cons: Outside the hotel complex, weak public amenities
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is new, nice and clean and has a great pool. Kalkudah Beach is very close (200m) and visible from the balcony. The staff is very nice and the food (breakfast and dinner) were great. The garden around the house is beautiful and there are 2 peacocks and a white rabbit walking around.
Cons: The second building which is located behind the pool is still under construction but no construction was going on when we were there so it didn’t matter to us. The breakfast/dinner are are a little bit sterile.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Just a very short walk (abt. 2mins) to Kalkudah beach and a short walk (abt. 5mins) to Pasikuda beach which is the better one in our opinion. Staff was very helpful and friendly at all times. The hotel manager Saman was always available for any kind of question. Breakfast and the lunch/dinner options were great and tasty. Well maintained garden with two peacocks held as pets which is quite fun to watch. The pool itself is very nice and great to relax at. The pool area is surrounded by two buildings which are still under construction, but this didn't really matter to us. It was still nice to hang out there. Amanda Beach Resort is absolutely recommended for everyone who wants to stay around this area.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff and food were excellent
4.0 Okay
Pros: On the positive side the pool is large and refreshingly cool. The garden is well kept with a few peacocks and other animals. The rooms are spacious and have a fantastic view of the sea and Kalkuda beach, which is only about 50 metres away. Rita, who runs the kitchen, is very helpful and friendly. Ample breakfast.
Cons: On the negative side, the hotel is only half finished. The area around the pool is a building site. No WiFi in rooms (as advertised), only at reception area. Most Western TV channels not subscribed to. There were lines of ants marching through the room and the occasional cockroach. The food menu was very limited. There was no fridge in the room so when I asked for ice, I was told they did not have ice cubes in their freezer, so I bought my own from outside - a hotel without ice for drinks???? There was no mosquito net or any possibility of hanging up our own. No mesh on windows. When it rained the water came through the bathroom roof and dripped down the walls. In general overpriced for what you get.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The location was excellent and quiet and 2 min walk to the beach. The wifi was strong and room was clean. The bed was comfortable. The AC worked great and the breakfast was amazing! We had a wonderful stay at Amanda.
Cons: Nothing. We had a great experience.
The Calm Resort & Spa - Kalkudah - Building
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8.6 Excellent (494 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Calm Resort & Spa in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, just a 3-minute walk from Pasikuda Beach and within a 5-minute drive of Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We loved the calm feeling as well as the location on the beach.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff for always more than helpful to get what you needed and beyond. The room was gorgeous and very clean. A very relaxing few days spent here.
Cons: Could do with some more entertainment especially at night.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good Admosphere
10.0 Excellent
Pros: “The Calm Resort and Spa” name describes the quality of the hotel. We only stayed 2 nights there. We should stay 5 or 6 nights absolutely calm environment at the beach front Pasikudha. It is good to see early morning sunrises from the room. The sea also calm, Green flag is on all the time. It is safer to have a sea bath any time of the day. Special thank goes to Palitha, the swimming pool supervisor who look after us whole day when we were at the beach. The hotel location, comfort, safety, quality of the food and the hospitality offers by the staff is excellent. Thanks for the Browns Group Ltd [Ceylon] to managing the resort in higher slandered.
Cons: none
6.7 Good
Pros: The location is fantastic with nice view.
Cons: Room.maintenance is poor.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing and very welcoming. They are very reactive and always ready to help to make your stay perfect. The hotel is located just in front of the beach with an amazing pool facing it. Even though there is not much variety in the food proposed a la carte, the prepared food tastes amazing, especially the seafood grill they prepared! I loved it! The ambiance is peacefull and very relaxing especially for someone who is looking to take a break from a busy life in Colombo. The spa they propose are of great choice and the therapist is very good. I will definitely come back for sure.
Cons: My only regret is not having hammocks in the beach for hammock lovers like me. But this doesn't change in anyway in the service they propose
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice staff, beautiful pool and instalations
Cons: Food quality was REALLY expensive for what it was: beef was 3 out of 10, and we payed 15USD for the buffet and 60USD per room night, doesn't make sense at all, but we really enjoyed the instalations .
7.9 Good
Pros: Property is right on the beach. Clean and quite. Nice pool. Rooms are spacious.
Cons: Front desk attend too much other things while they checking you in. On the phone too much. Not paying attention to the gust. Below average breakfast for Sri Lanka. Most of the hotels I have visited have great breakfast buffet. They didnt even have orange juice.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very good location
Anilana Pasikuda - Kalkudah - Building
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8.6 Excellent (442 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Anilana Pasikuda in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The beach in front of the property is not swimmable as it hasn’t corals. The reef shoes the provide are very old and torn so technically we couldn’t enjoy the beach. I would pay extra and go to either Jetwing Sunrise or Maalu Maalu next time since we love to swim in the ocean. The property itself is beautifully done but a little run down. It is in desperate need of a boost. The food is very mediocre but they were able to make a good crab curry on request. The staff is friendly and nice and there was one guy in particular who was extremely good.
Cons: No good reef shoes available. Horrible pizza’s. Slow service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was an amazing place & we had a wonderful breakfast...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extraordinary! Fulfilled all our wishes and even more. We got an extra special dinner by the pool for our last evening. Everything else was top notch!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Apartment was very clean, very nice, brilliant WiFi, beautiful views, very nice swimming pool, food was very good, very quiet location. Would definitely recommend!
Cons: If you like the ocean you need to walk 15min from where you can swim as where are corals everywhere.
7.9 Good
Pros: Family chalet location and set up were truly exclusive and made us feel at home whilst being 20 meters away from the pool and beachfront.
Cons: Some little details were overlooked such as maintenance in certain common parts to name a few the wooden floor (e.g. broken steps) and the swimming pool (e.g. damaged and missing tiles).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff are lovely, excellent breakfast. The pool area is beautiful/ would highly recommend Anilana
Cons: Everything was great
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: The experience of a bad stay which is needed once in a lifetime
Cons: Don't stay here. This is the worst hotel i have stayed in. It rents its place for local parties and DJ and loud music play till 12 in the night. By law DJ music can be played only till 11pm which they violate at guest's cost. As a business traveller, this stay put off my schedule because of the night time disturbance and noise. Staff is incapable. Also they do not give payment invoice for booking.com reservations. I missed my bus to Colombo as these guys refused to give payment invoice. This hotel's location is at the end of the beach which is not swimmable and the food is bland and overpriced. Recommend you to book other hotels nearby like malu malu. Ignore whatever the hotel replies to my review. They have no ethics
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was exactly as pictured. However it is even more amazing in real life!! The bed was super comfy and so were the pillows. The staff was very accommodating and was just aware of our every need. We were greeted after a 9 hour hot train ride with cool wash cloths and a cup fruit juice. The hotel hooked us up with a fantastic tuk driver who took us down to Batticaloa and showed us everything (we didn’t even need to say what we wanted to see or where we wanted to go) - 4 hours for a very reasonable price. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. Overall just an amazing time!!
Cons: The food was really tasty but they could use to expand their menu a bit.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The property is beautiful when you enter. The clean minimal architecture facing the beautiful beach. It’s a very good property. The staff is also very friendly.
Cons: The pool could be safer and you could hire a better chef. The seafood is fresh but they aren’t cooked with great flavour.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hotel to relax and enjoy the tranquility.
Cons: Nothing to complain
New land Guest House - Kalkudah - Building
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8.6 Excellent (118 reviews)
Overview Reviews
New Land Guest House has a restaurant, free bikes, a shared lounge and garden in Pasikuda. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. At the guest house rooms come with a private bathroom. The area is popular for cycling, and car hire is available at New Land Guest House.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Comfy and well-located place to stay near to the beaches. Nice owner. An excellent dinner and breakfast available. Comfortable with the fans and the mosquito nets.
6.3 Good
Pros: The apartment has a very good price performanc. The location is very good (only a few bicycle minutes from both beaches). You can rent the bikes for free. The owner is very friendly and in front of your room you have a nice place to sit and to eat.
Cons: The bathroom (especially the showerhead - it would be really good to change it) was really dirty. On our first day it smelled really bad in there. The bed was super uncomfortable and also super loud.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: breakfast, location, house...
Cons: the bikes were really old
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host, tasty welcoming drink, breakfast and dinner were so good and very cheap. The bicycle rent was for free and uncomplicated, even though I lost the bicycle key ... By bicycle only 7 min to the beach.
Cons: Bed were not so comfortable and noisy everytime you turn around. WiFi was not really working in the rooms, only outside.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was clean and staff were really helpful. They cooked dinner and breakfast everyday for a very very fair price. Gave us bicycles for free as well. Really recommend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner was amazing!! Rooney i think his name was, i probably spelt it wrong. Anyways, i wasnt expecting such a great host and his cooking was really good. And as a bonus he let us use some bikes for free to ride to the beach. I would definitely come back!
Cons: Nothing comes to mind
9.6 Excellent
Pros: A very peaceful and restful location which is located really close to both of the beaches. Bikes are also available to cycle to the beaches of you wish. The rooms were clean and a good size. There is no hot water but it was not missed given the temperature outside. We had dinner and breakfast at the property. Both were very well priced and delicious. It was also great that they were served directly outside your room with a fan above you. The hosts were very accommodating and reacted quickly to every request. We'd definitely stay there again!
Cons: The bed was a bit hard, but we still slept well.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Our host Runi was very friendly and super hospitable. We were upgraded to a better room upon check in at no extra charge and were welcomed with a complimentary drink. The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable. The dinner served at the guest house was delicious, huge and great value for money. The location was also excellent, just a five minute ride to both Pasikuda and Kalkudah beaches on the free bikes. We loved it here and doubled the length of our stay.
Cons: The wifi was quite slow, but sufficient for checking email, booking accommodation etc.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The guest house is 1km from Kalkudah and 1,5Km from Pasikudah, good walking, but if you want you have free bikes in the hotel. The rooms are big, clean and beautifull. You have good wi fi, AC and good restaurant. The staff are very friendry and help us for all we need.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice rooms for that price
Laya Waves - Kalkudah - Building
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8.5 Excellent (243 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Laya Waves in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Location and friendly staff
Cons: Meals
5.8 Okay
Pros: The beach is beautiful
Cons: Suite was huge but mostly not furnished so bizarre layout. Staff not very helpful. Bad smell in the bathroom
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Stunning rooms and views. Great pool. Friendly staff. Good Wifi. A good breakfast spread. Great Sri Lankan food. We asked the chef at lunchtime to prepare us some local food for dinner - and we certainly weren't disappointed! Beautiful beach.
Cons: The Western food was average. Not the resort's fault, but there was a lot of plastic in the sea in front of the resort (maybe it was just the currents that day?). Quite a walk (10-15m) to other resorts for dinner if you feel like a change. Long waits for tuk tuks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely beautiful location, can’t compliment it enough. You pretty much have a whole beach to yourself, save a few cows! The staff were so helpful efficient, great service. Rooms are massive with a little kitchen and bathroom, all face the sea. Very comfy beds.
Cons: Maybe the food could have been a little better but was still nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A paradisaical hotel in front of the beach. The place is really nice and so quiet. I think there are in total only 8 rooms so you often feel like you have the entire place for yourself ! Staff is always prepared to help you and food at the hotel restaurant was absolutely amazing.
Cons: Wifi wasn't working really good (but it was the same in all the hotels on the East Coast so maybe normal...)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The location is fantastic - really needs to be emphasised. Away from the busy Pasikudah beach, it sits almost alone on a long stretch of unblemished coastline visited primarily by fishers and crows. Long 10km walks on the beaches, seeing almost no one. The staff were very friendly - but do need a little more training in hotel and service skills. Food was excellent - thanks to the cook.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice beach and big pool. Our kids loved that they had the 2nd floor for themselves.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Way better than the photos give it credit. Perfect place to celebrate my birthday. Cows on the beach Exceptionally priced
Cons: Nothing
5.0 Okay
Pros: The hotel has good facilities and very good rooms. Fabulous environment to spend your vacation.
Cons: I booked two double rooms twin. But when get it n to the room only I realized that they have arranged a double and a single room. When I complaint it took almost 1 1/2 hours for the staff to get another bed but it was also a bunker bed. One of my kids volunteered to sleep on that but felt really sad.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The lovely quiet beach not busy & pretentious like Passikuda, pretty much had it to ourselves. Lovely pool, spacious room, nice & quiet due to only 8 rooms. Beds were very comfortable, lovely balcony & view.
Cons: Only non-locals staying there. Built by army & therefore army staff get discounts. Staff very nice but have very little English except the lady at reception who was very pleasant and helpful. Menu at the restaurant very limited, ate out quite a lot.
Inn On The Bay - Kalkudah - Building
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8.4 Excellent (264 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in the Pasikuda Beach district of Pasikuda, Inn On The Bay provides a garden. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. Guest rooms at the guest house are equipped with a seating area. At Inn On The Bay each room is fitted with a desk and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a à la carte or a Full English/Irish breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Inn On The Bay.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: My friend and I spend two nights in a little cabin at Inn on the Bay and enjoyed our stay. It has a very local setting in between the two beaches of Passikudah and Kalkudah with a little shop right outside along with the neighbourhood dogs, tuktuk drivers, young lads and the odd cow hanging around. I liked that it felt local rather than too touristy. The accommodation area itself was clean and tidy but it was so sad to see all the rubbish around Passikudah Bay. We arrived at the end of the weekend when lots of locals come to swim at Passikudah Bay and picnic, have icecreams, etc and then just leave their rubbish everywhere. It is very hard for Westerners to see this!! We enjoyed walking along Kalkudah beach in the early morning and swimming later on. There were a few fishermen, some dogs and some cows. No tourists! It's a beautiful beach and sea and is only a few minutes walk from the accommodation. Passikudah is also only a few minutes walk away with locals swimming at one end and some tourist resorts down the other end. Be warned, this area is hot(36 degrees when we stayed) and a real shock after coming from the cool climate of Ella. The air conditioning in our cabin worked well though and a swim in the sea is the perfect way to cool off. We enjoyed talking with Ashook, the manager. He looked after us well.
Cons: The rubbish around the Passikudah beach area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfectly suited between two beautiful beaches. We also loved the garden and the open shower!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The place is near beaches, AC and hot water is available, breakfast in restaurant was good.
Cons: Staff dont want to give access to wifi, in fact we ask them couple of times, but they dont want to give it, If you go to dinner to restaurant you need to be prepared to wait a long time for food.
4.6 Okay
Pros: staff and open bathroom was nice
Cons: couldn‘t sleep because we had no blankets and the fan blew away the moskito net which was very unstable and so we got eaten by the moskitos. horrible night
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, great location near both beaches. Kalkudah beach is the nicest of the two and can swim there. Delicious breakfast great value. Nice owners friendly. Clean bungalow with outdoor shower..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, close to both beaches (we liked Kalkudah best). The A/C hut was comfortable and clean, the partly outside bathroom was nice and had warm water. The banana pancake breakfast was good.
Cons: -
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location and nice personel! Excelent restaurant; food very cheap and tasty! Free wiffi in the reception.
Cons: Water from shower didin’t smell good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly poeple, good localisation, good breakfast, nice place !
1.0 Poor
Pros: Walking distance to beautiful beaches.
Cons: Nicely located, but tough to find a good meal nearby.
7.5 Good
Pros: The room was comfortable and clean, with a very nice semi-outdoor shower (you could look up and see the palms and sky). The breakfast was excellent, and the gardens are lovely and peaceful. Overall, the staff were helpful.
Cons: The manager was generally friendly, but also seemed a little unapproachable at times. Pretty much the first thing he said to me was to complain about the taxi we had arrived in dripping oil in his driveway. The impression given when making requests (e.g. asking if any snacks available, enquiring about hiring bikes) was that it was inconvenient. The property listing says that bike hire is available. Other staff managed to find two serviceable bikes, but one had the saddle sticking up in the air at an unridable angle, and no tools available to adjust it. However, the woman who showed us the bikes was helpful and did her best.
Marina Beach Passikudah - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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8.2 Excellent (185 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Marina Beach Passikudah in Valachchenai, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The photo's online do not do this hotel justice, such a beautiful landscape & location. My room was enormous, amazing creature comforts, exceptionally clean & comfortable, great shower. Great huge swimming pool, delicious food from the restaurant, the manger is full of wonderful and helpful information.
Cons: There wasn't too many options for food (cafes / restaurants) around the area, so you had to stay at the hotel and eat from the buffet. Most of the staff, could not understand English and if you needed anything you had to try and find them hiding in the air-conditioning area of back of restaurant, it would have been great if they came out to the pool or beach area and offered drinks or food / service.... The diving centre that sits along the property, the staff were a little over friendly.
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff was obliging. And a peaceful environment.
Cons: Open balcony had pegion dropping on the chairs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent food and friendly staff
7.9 Good
Pros: The location was good They have a large pool Staff were helpful Beach front hotel Water activities also available
Cons: The TV had only few channels No Tamil channels
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff giving excellent service. Size of rooms. High quality of food served in the restaurant. On the beach.
Cons: Very quiet, bar closing early as a result.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Having a Gym would be good. Staff with readiness to promote and assist in Kayaking, water rafting could be added values to your hotel.
Cons: None.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality
Cons: Price not included breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything, we had a very nice and relaxing time and enjoyed our stay a lot.
Cons: Everything was lovely but unfortunately the price on booking.com didnt include a lot of taxes and so on. Value for money was still good but you have to read the small printing.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: staff is vary friendly beach area is very calm and quit and location very nice
Cons: i am not satisfy about room because water shower not working and AC we cant operate,( remote control for AC)
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: absolutely nothing
Cons: Shower tap was broken and leaking from everywhere. bathroom dirty ,towels very old and dirty, air conditioner is very noisy, no hot water in bathroom.no toilet papers or toiletries.
Shakti Vani Ayurvedic Resort - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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8.6 Excellent (21 reviews)
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: The room was clean, big and new. This is pretty much the only positive thing to say about the place.
Cons: Totally overpriced! This place is like a ghost town! You don't get any information about anything. There is no service at all. We didn't know anything about that it's a treatment-place. You can barely get food there. We tried to order a vegetarian pad thai, and we were told that it would take 1,5 hours to prepare. When we went to the "restaurant", we've got noodles and potatoes and a water that was not cold at all, even though it was 35 degrees outside. Breakfast was not good at all! We were not told, what we would get, and the waiter couldn't speak english... If you want to isolate yourself from the world outside - this is the place to be. At least you get everything for yourself there. We left two days before planned, because it was just a too weird place to stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff were very friendly and the facilities are amazing. We only got to stay one night as a stopover but the resort is beautiful and enjoyed the comfortable room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Usually budget travellers, we wanted to end our Sri Lanka trip with something fancy. The Shakti Vani was the perfect choice for this! Everybody in the hotel (receptionist, manager, therapists, doctors) took great care of us. We felt extremely welcome and special during our stay there. We're both vegetarians, the cook prepared a huge variety of breakfast/lunch/dinner for us and talked to us before and after every meal. It was super delicious!! We also enjoyed a full body treatment Ayurvedic massage. After the treatment my friend (who has had many massages in many different countries in this world) summed up her experience: "this was simply the best massage I was ever given. It was magical." We both felt fantastic afterwards. Late check out (we left for the airport in the evening) was possible without additional charge. We could use our rooms until 6pm as the hotel wasn't fully booked. The manager spoke excellent English which made communication very pleasant and delightful. The pool was amazing. Very clean and pretty. Thanks, Shakti Vani, for fantastic four days! We'll be back! Kim and Verena
Cons: Absolutely everything was perfect!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hotel, very nice decoration. Beautiful rooms, beautiful pool and gardens, everything very clean and the staff very nice, we madre a wrong reservation and they fixed it without extra charges. The breakfast was very good quality and quantity (we missedthe fact that there was no menu), the pool was really beautiful and we enjoyed spending the time there. They also provided driver accomodation. Wifi worked excellent in reception but in the rooms it was on and off. The beach is only 4 minutes away by tuctuc. We had a great time and we recomend it!
Cons: Wifi was not excellent in the rooms, there was no menu at the restaurant, spa treatments were only writen in tamil (this is why we were not sure and we didnt get any), towels were not always available at the pool, it is necesary to ride a tuctuc/car to get to the beach (it would be great if the hotel provided any bus every hour or something similar)
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly and helpfull staff. Beautifull large rooms and a lovely pool.
Cons: It did not say on the ‘booking site’ that it is a medical Spa resort. The only serve vegetarian food (good food) and Don’t serve alcohol. There were very few people in the resort when we were there .
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice area arround the rooms also arround the Resort. Very nice and friendly people. Also the Beach is very close to the resort. At the beach only a few people and very clean
Cons: Found nothing, but stay only 1 night
Cocoville - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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8.3 Excellent (35 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Facing the beachfront in Pasikuda, Cocoville features a restaurant and a garden. There is a terrace and guests can make use of free WiFi and free private parking. The resort offers a continental or à la carte breakfast. At Cocoville guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely cottages. Perfect location on a beautiful long stretch of quiet beach. Jacob and his staff were wonderful. We would preorder our dinner a few hours before and he would head off to market to buy the fresh ingredients and the chef would prepare a fantastic dinner for us. Breakfasts were excellent too. This is a gem for those wanting to find a peaceful beach destination. The sea is flat, clear and warm - a good option for young children too.
Cons: The Cocoville premises are very well maintained but litter along the beach is sad to see. It would make such a difference if an effort was made countrywide to try and clean up the beaches. Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country - it deserves to be cared for.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Meal was good but no more choices. Beach was good but not maintaining
Cons: The reason why I'm rating poor instead of terrible is due to the fantastic beach where this place is, kalkudah beach, and the cabana / room where we stayed is not maintaining properly. Full of mosquitoes,
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was beautiful, the service received from the staff was amazing. We we’re served lunch, dinner and breakfast on our terrace, the food was fresh and really lovely, some of the best we’ve had during our stay in Sri Lanka. It’s right on the beach.
Cons: When ordering food, the menu said there would be a 10% service charge, which on the food, I don’t mind paying. But we were charged 10% on the room price too which wasn’t specified on booking.com. We booked it for 61€, and ended up paying 66€, I know it’s not a lot, but in Asia it is. The only other complaint would be the pressure of the water in the shower.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location. Was like having your very own private island. Staff were friendly and helpful. Amazing bedroom and food.
Cons: The beach was amazing with no body on it however there was a lot of rubbish but this is quite common on a lot of the beaches in Sri Lanka. Although the rooms were very clean the beach location meant that you still got a few creepy crawlies in your room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect setting right on the wonderful white sanded empty beach - just us, the fishermen, cows and crows keen to steal your snacks. The chalet accommodation is perfect, spacious, well designed, huge bathroom, all spotless. Great food cooked on site & v reasonably priced. Lovely staff. You can hire bikes along the road and explore the other local beaches. Wonderful east coast break in between the ancient cities and the trekking in Ella
Cons: There’s nothing to dislike
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is in a beautiful location, the accommodation was luxurious and the staff were very friendly. The beach is amazing and, after strolling to Passekudah, we decided it was a better beach.
Cons: We liked everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Coco
Cons: Our stay was amazing , the chalets were clean and very comfortable. We had our own private beach which was all natural and unspoilt. Jacob was a legend , he and his friends looked after us and couldn’t do enough to make our stay enjoyable . We would definitely recommend Cocoville.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Homestyle hospitality and food
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, nice villa, very quiet, nice staff, really good Sri Lankan food, highly recommended to stay here when visiting the area; also great with a baby/ small kid
Cons: Everything was nice
6.7 Good
Pros: Great to be near the beach and fenced at night. Very quiet position so could relax and unwind.
Cons: Our chalet was very tired and needed to have a makeover. The rest of the property had been destroyed in the tsunami in 2004 and still looked like nothing had been done to it. Food was good but pricey.
John Guest Inn - Kalkudah - Bedroom
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7.9 Good (58 reviews)
Overview Reviews
John Guest Inn features free bikes, shared lounge, a garden and terrace in Pasikuda. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests. Guest rooms include a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. The guest house offers a à la carte or Asian breakfast.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff! The location is close to the beautiful Kalkudah & Pasikuda beaches. The dinner was delicious! Good value for money.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dinner was available (really perfect rice curry) and that saved our life! Breakfast (we had pancakes and fruits) was really good
7.5 Good
Pros: Price/performance ratio is good.
Cons: One of the rooms we got did not have any window. Lighting in that room was poor.
7.5 Good
Pros: Value for money
Cons: It was basic
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast! Nice chats with little John....
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect accommodation in Kalkudah/ Pasikuda location. Close to the beach. Amazing host family, very clean room & bathroom, safe parking spot for my scooter. So yummy breakfast!
7.9 Good
Pros: very nice family.
Cons: room was quite dark and there was no wifi.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location is very nice, about 1km to the beach. You need to bare in mind there is not much to do in Kalkudah so this property was perfect for the one night. The host (Sorry I never got your name) and his family are very very nice. Breakfast was also very good! Thank you
Cons: For a couple, the bed was pretty small I must say, however we slept well. Although we didn’t get eaten alive, a new mosquito net would be ideal seeing as we slept with the window wide open.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: breakfast amazing, friendly staff
Cons: room is dark
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The family that run this place are lovely, made me feel very welcome. John the young boy is adorable. The dinner was fantastic and at a great price. The room was great., Clean and very cosy. Both beaches are a short distance away, around 20 minutes walking.
Cons: Not many food options around, but it was very quiet when I was there.
Gnanam Holiday Inn - Kalkudah - Building
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8.2 Excellent (16 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, Gnanam Restaurant & Guesthouse offers accommodation in Kalkudah. Guests can enjoy the on-site snack bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room at this guest house is air conditioned and is fitted with a TV. All rooms come with a private bathroom. You will find shops at the property. Free use of bicycles is available at this guest house and the area is popular for cycling.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We liked the stay at Gnanam holiday Inn very much. It was a huge residence with a large dining room, chair corners on the wide hallways and the beautiful view to the garden. The personnel was nice and helpful, they prepared us delicious breakfasts and dinners (even though it was rather modest). They cared for us. The location is quite good, it is located by the main road from Valaichchenai (6 km by tuk-tuk) and in walking distance to Kalkudah and Pasikuda beach (20 min).
Cons: We could connect the wifi only in dining room or in hallway chairs, it did not work in a room.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. :D
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay a holiday .wonderful memories ..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The food
7.9 Good
Pros: The bed and room setup is ok but barth room is not that perfect clean, staff is exalnt with service
Cons: Staff, food and service are exalnt
6.3 Good
Pros: It was okay enough, little different to usual setup
Cons: Not really
4.6 Okay
Pros: Just the basic facilities for a room, good size of the room.
Cons: Spiderwebs and spiders in every corner, under the bed, bathroom, everywhere, also dusty, clearly they hadn't cleaned in a while. No mosquito net, we couldn't open the windows because of that and fan not very useful, so it was terribly hot. Tv signal was awful, all blurred, what's the point of the TV to watch it like that. Location is 30 min walk to the beach, too far. Wifi never worked, but we got a discount for that.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: These guys began this bussiness not a long time ago and they're improving step by step. Really nice staff, always smiling and ready to help you. The room is very comfortable and clean, it has hot water, tv and a/c-fan...wifi must be better. Food is good although service is slow. Location is where they explain in their profile...20 minutes walking to the both beaches. A good place to stay!!