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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Sri Lanka previously I had never visited the East Coast. I think that we made the right choice for the hotel, as the others around looked very large and imposing. The hotel has a lovely setting and nice location. The accommodation is bungalow style. The rooms are large and airy. I recommend the sea view ones. The...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property on TripAdvisor and please note that your comments are very much valued. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next vacation! Yours Sincerely, Roshanth Selvaraj, Resident Manager, Amethyst Resort, Passikudah.

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passikuda bay has seen a proliferation of several luxury hotels in the recent years. The Amethyst is one such popular place. The premium rooms have an unobstructed view of the beach and sea. The other rooms face an artificial lake with crocodiles and fish. The sea is noted for its tranquility. The flat sea bed makes it ideal for sea...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property on TripAdvisor and please note that your comments are very much valued. It is our pleasure to see that you have enjoyed the stay especially the pool area. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to us!...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to say that i was well chuffed to find this hotel and stay here for the 4 days. The hotel is right on a beach, and what an amazing beach, great for swimming, also a fresh water pool, which we spent plenty of time in. Also they have a lovely restaurant / Bar / Pool room, where we ate...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for visiting this beautiful resort on the coast during your visit to Sri Lanka. We are really grateful for your generosity in placing a valuable comment on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to inform that we have taken your comments and suggestions to be very useful. Please pay us another visit to this picturesque hotel in...

Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If sun soaked beaches and the calm blue ocean is your thing, this is the place you need to visit. The hotel rooms are built as chalets of two rooms per block. We were lucky to get upgraded to Beach View Rooms. The views from these rooms will heighten one’s senses. The ocean is calm and cleaner than that of...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. It is very encouraging for me and my team to receive positive feedback like these from our valued guests. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring...

Chertsey
Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife and I love Sri Lanka but, over the years, we have never explored the less developed and less populated East coast. What a revelation it was and, the hotel that we chose, The Amethyst, suited our holiday requirements perfectly. Reception, Restaurant and Bar/Lounge area form one side of this lovely hotel. Accommodation, pool and miles of stunning white...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate your valuable feedback followed by your visit. Your nice comments made on our staff members will be shared with them which will further encourage them to do their very best. Thank you very much for the recommendations given. We are awaiting your next visit to us with your family and friends and please do let...

Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Most suitable hotel to stay with family in Pasikuda. There is enough space to play around. Beach is in your door step and can use it for swimming. Thanks to staff for keeping well maintained hotel ground greenly even in dry season. Food was delicious as usual in aitken spence hotel chain. Only imperfection of the place is we cannot...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. It is very encouraging for me and my team to receive positive feedback like these from our valued guests. Thank you for sharing an invaluable suggestion as well; we shall incorporate it wherever possible....

Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Pool Is wonderful My children loved it...food was excellent. We had a wonderful time with the pool and beach. Rooms were well maintained and very comfortable. Beach was beautiful!!!!! We enjoyed the time we spent at amethyst and it is definitely a place that we would be willing to experience again.

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property on TripAdvisor and please note that your comments are very much valued. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next vacation! Yours Sincerely, Muneesh Sharma, General Manager, Amethyst Resort, Passikudah.

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

For a such a large resort, very nice and great facilities. Personalised service and quick to help with issues and questions. Beach side location is beautiful, and lovely swimming pool. Food very good and big portions!! although dining area a little characterless.

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Dear Valued Guest, We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring you to Passikudah again in the future. Yours Sincerely, Muneesh Sharma, General Manager, Amethyst Resort, Passikudah.

Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It was a memorable stay at Amethyst Resort, Passikudha. I stayed on 13th September with my family. Lovely and calm place with magnificent view of sea from large room windows. Rooms are clean, tidy and comfortable. The best part of the Hotel is long swimming pool with Jacuzzi. Foods were ok, but no buffet and few of the items showing...

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Nipuni S, Manager at Amethyst Resort - Passikudah, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property on TripAdvisor and please note that your comments are very much valued. We really appreciate your comments regarding the beautiful views. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next holiday getaway! Yours Sincerely, Muneesh Sharma, General Manager, Amethyst Resort,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A lovely polished resort on the beach. Comes with its own crocodiles! There is a good buffet but also bar meals and beach bar.The pool is wonderful. Great service. VERY honest staff. They found a wallet of my son and brought it to us.

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Dear Valued Guest, We are glad to hear that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that you were fully satisfied with our services. It is very encouraging for me and my team to receive positive feedback like these from our valued guests. We will be delighted to welcome you back in our hotel, shall your plans bring...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The undisturbed, pristine coastline, with golden sands and clear blue waters form the beautiful region of Passikudah. Google Maps calls it one the prettiest beaches in the world. Situated about 28km North of Batticaloa town, in the Batticaloa District, of the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka, Passikudah is an approximate 5 hour journey from the Capital, Colombo. The Bay of Passikudah is a crescent-moon shaped inlet of shallow water. The bay is flat and sandy; and provides a very soothing effect on the feet. Its panoramic views and clear, cool waters, ideal for swimming has made it a much adored destination by holiday makers. The amazing tranquility of the beach lends itself beautifully for moments of blissful solitude, with gentle waters lapping at your feet. For more adventurous vacationers, the 4km-long wide and sunny beach provides a great location for bathing, windsurfing and water skiing. Nature lovers will be pleased to find that the bay comprises of a shallow fringing coral reef towards the outer bay with scattered coral communities within. A hotel by the ocean’s edge, a hotel by the banks of a rippling stream, a hotel amidst lush tropical greenery and mangroves… Amethyst resort encompasses all these comforts rolled into one, to offer you the perfect retreat. Immaculate, untouched beaches bordering the beautiful Bay of Passikudha provide the setting for this luxurious holiday destination we call Amethyst resort. Set on 10 acres of the bay, this beautiful coastal gem is a 97 room hotel, facing possibly the most beautiful beaches the island has to offer. Amethyst resort’s uniqueness is emphasized by a beautiful flowing stream running through it; adorned with lush greenery and mangroves. ... more   less 

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Address: Coconut Cultivation Development Board Rd, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Price Range: €102 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amethyst Resort - Passikudah 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
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“Best views: ocean view rooms. Stick to the main roads (Much faster).”
 of 5 bubbles Dulan81, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We thought river facing rooms were better and more interesting than sea facing rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DKCChertsey, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose sea view Rooms always...”
 of 5 bubbles ravinclifr, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Ravindumal, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“try to get a pool side room as they get internet.”
 of 5 bubbles leips, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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