- Reviews: 899
Chaaya Blu: Four star hotel
Chayaa Blu is part of the Cinnamon hotels has earned a 4.5* rating recently with some updates they have made. They have 81 rooms 3 different catergories of rooms, beach chalet, superior rooms and 2 executive suites, a conference hall, a banqueting area under cover outside with a buffet attached indoors. They also have a free standing beach restaurant called the Crab which serves as the pool bar as well.
The rooms are set back a bit from the beach but they offer a view of the ocean some have a porch directly onto the beach. The pool is quite large and well maintained although not very deep. They have a diving center attached as well as a place to book for pigeon island and watersports.
I have not stayed here but have visited a friends room which was very comfortable with an orange and blue theme running through and little balcony where we enjoyed our room service. I have been to conferences here and enjoyed the buffet on several occasions always nice. The staff members are well trained and very polite.
Please note that the pool is only for guests or membership holders so if you wish to use the pool please enquire before hand.
Wifi password needs to be obtained at the reception it has been restricted due to other guest houses nearby using it as their own private line.
You can order delicious birthday cake here if it’s a special occassion
They add a tax and service charge onto bills which comes to 25%
- Reviews: 899
Fench Garden: Basic backpacker style guesthouse
I have not stayed here but know people that have and have seen inside the rooms . Ok French Garden is divided up into 2 sides some kind of sibling rivalry. Tuk Tuk drivers love to take guests here first even if it will definetly not be up the persons alley. The rooms probably seem ok until you stay the night and discover not working lavatories, extremely loud music and a haven of mosquitos. Dirty sheets have been mentioned but as in any very budget place in sri lanka it is always advisable to ask them to change the sheets as I know it is not mandatory in the cleaners minds if they don’t think it looks dirty or god forbid a European slept here so its clean.
If you are a young backpacker and love to stay up to the wee hours drinking and dancing in season time this may well be the place for you, pass out and you won’t notice any problems and it is cheaper then other places.
On a positive note they do have a good restaurant and I have enjoyed several meals there especially pastas. They do not have a liquor licence so if you purchase beer or spirits here be aware that you are supporting the corruption that is in sri lanka.
Also there is nothing french about these guys in case you were wondering its just what the area is called.
- Reviews: 899
Aqua Inns Hotel: Best beachside budget accomodation
This hotel has 20 rooms aimed to provide affordable, comfortable, clean accomodation for those visiting Trincomalee. Set on a prime beach location with Trinco's only upper deck bar serving as the restaurant.
The rooms can be double / triple rooms, there are some rooms with hot water showers although this was not needed in hot trinco. Airconditioned rooms & non airconditioned rooms are both equipped with a fan and en-suite bathroom. There are non-smoking rooms with small private balconies to enjoy the ocean view.
The restauarant (Fernando's Beach Bar) provides spectacular views of Trinco Bay, tables and chairs are also put on the beachfront which provides that relaxed vibe where all you can hear is the sound of the ocean.
January 2013 The rooms have all been upgraded to all beds are now 4 poster beds with pretty mosquito nets. The swimming pool has been completed for use of guests and for the purposes of the dive center training.
Wooden Cabana Upper Deck Bar with great views, friendly English speaking staff and management.
The hotel has a onsite scuba diving company which is Sri Lanka's only 5* techincal diving establishment offering recreational diving, snorkeling trips to Pigeon Island, Whale watching. Fishing trips can also be accomodated if requested.
The hotel has extra long beds in some rooms for taller guests.
Swimming pool for use of hotel guests, an ayurvedic spa and fast wifi access
Newsflash: This hotel has been awarded by the guardian as number 5 top beachside accomodation http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/feb/26/top-10-budget-beach-hotels-guesthouses-sri-lanka
- Reviews: 184
New Silver Star: Reasonable Budget Accomodation
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Across the road from Bus Station - handy for town, 10 walk City Beach
Locks up at 9pm
- Reviews: 1
Palm Beach: Palm Beach or Luca and Donna place.
I was living for a year inside the Palm Beach and service was excellent and food great.... in the town there are several options but if you look at same time a place friendly and for sometime you look instead of the spicy Sri Lankan food but to have a break with a proper italian meal, than Palm Beach is the place.
- Reviews: 112
Club Oceanic: The tsunami was here
Light and airy with a gentle sea breeze.
Right on the beach, which sloped very gently. It took ages to get into deep water, but there was a pool for swimming. The facilities have been restored following the tsunami.
- Reviews: 112
Welcombe Hotel: Breakfast on the Terrace
The hotel was clean and tidy. The rooms were huge and cool with good a/c. Cleaning was unobtrusive and then there was the bar with timber panelling and a sattelite TV. Communications can be a bit difficult but the manager is most helpful..
It was great to have breakfast on the terrace looking across the bay, and it was great to have dinner on the terrace with a cool breeze to take away the heat of the day and keep the mosquitoes and flies at bay. Sun, sea, and a cold beer. What more could you ask for?
- Reviews: 482
Trinco is severely lacking in accomodation, although this is rapidly changing. A five star hotel is apparently in the planning stages and several more modest guesthouses are opening up.
If you wander around the streets off from the town centre then there are a few small guesthouses - not sure about the quality. The most well known place is 7 Islands hotel, which has recently been refurbished. It's on Orr's Hill Road, at the northern end of the Inner Harbour and has some rooms with a view of the bay. Costs used to be about $5 a night, I assume it's probably increased since the refurb.
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