My wife and i stayed at the Eden Resort and Spa in Beruwalla for 10 nights as part of our Honeymoon, we were both absolutely delightewd by the level of service offered by the staff there and the cleanliness of the hotel room and surrounding pool and gardens. The room was however a bit dated but this didnt detract from its charm. The hotels location right on the beach is amazing with the small island just off shore makes a wonderfull photo opportunity. Even thought the hotel was fairly empty the staff arounf the pool, especially the sport co-ordinator did his best to arrange pool aerobics pool volley ball etc., there was even regular Yoga sessions in the Paradise garden. Also and special thanks to the manager of the Chamelion restaurant for his cheerful service.
I would recommend this hotel and Sri Lanka to my best friend and will hopefully be returning very soon.
I`ve stayed at the Princess already 5 times and recommend it as one of the best hotels of the island !
As a fan of SL, I know Colombo,Mt Lavinia,Negombo, Bentota, Kandy and Nurelya hotels very well; whereas you get mostly, what you may expect according to the clategory booked, it is definitely more in the Lanka Princess !
The Princess is very well maintained and - above all - managed by a Swiss-German management; the local staff reflects the excellent training, missing many of the mostly accepted, but not always appreciated "Asian special behaviors".
Excellent kitchen offered by experienced chefs, Lankan as well as international; especially appreciated the "two cultures buffet", daily at lunch and dinner, where you can savor local specialities as well as your home-favorites.
Two restaurants, one for Ayurveda - guests, the second for the not-so-strict clientele (as far as I`m concerned, I favor my Ayurvedic treatments, but also my favorite home dishes, if I like)
Many special treatments, seminars and courses, like Tai Chi, Meditation, etc complete the range of possible activities.
Do not miss a short excursion to the small island opposite the Princess, crowned with a small Buddhist monastery (and eager, nice monks, who will love to give you a tour of the temples).
Worthwile a walk on the Bentota-island; you will find boats offering the brief ride to the other side of Bentota river, where the island begins. Do NOT pay more tha 100 rupees oneway.
A tour on Bentota River is a must, but beware of the "Spice Gardens", a rip off for unexperienced tourists (you get the same spices in the Beruwela or Bentota supermarket for 1 tenth of the "Spice Gardens" price.
Unique Qualities: At Lanka Princess everything is outstanding - service, pool, people and food !Superb rooms with all amenities; nice guests, not yet overcrowded by eastern Europe guests like the near Taj hotel !
We stayed at the Eden Resort & Spa for 2 weeks in June and have to say this hotel was excellent, the accommodation was of a very good standard, the food was good, with plenty of choice on the buffet, the staff were very friendly and helpful, they made our stay very special and we would go back there.
Great service, close to the beach, nice pool.
Hotel Bayroo is a spacious resort with a range of guest facilities. This includes Reception with Currency Exchange facilities. A large lounge area with bar, guests can relax and enjoy evening entertainment in comfort. Other guest facilities at the resort include swimming pool and a shopping arcade.
Tame and friendly elephants are a welcome sight. You could enjoy the experience of riding or feeding these friendly giants?.
Dip into detectable French dips, try out delicious local and foreign cusine from around the world, on our country theme nights...
Nice hotel, roughly 3 star, although the Lonely planet classed it as more. It is next to the beach, with most if the rooms having a sea view & balcony.
There is a smallish outdoor pool, but it is adquate for the hotel, especially with the sea being so close.
Friendly staff & clean rooms, which could do with a bit of an update.
All that said I would stay here again, especially for the price we paid
Great sea & sunsets.
Make sure you get a seasfront room, then at least you get the sea breeze, The rooms at the back must have been like an oven!
Excellent hotel right on the beach. Very good food and attentive service. We were all-inclusive which makes things easy, as you don't have to carry money around.Very nice pool and a couple of bars.
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