I had such a great time in Insight Resort. Very clean, nice hotel. With very helpful and polite staff, I’ve never felt unattended. Beautiful private beach access and spacious pool. The food at the restaurant was amazing and super fresh. Will definitely come back!
The hotel itself was OK for a night or two. Use of the spa was disappointing. New staff not trained in their advertised services. the pool was quite small and not enough loungers available. All was clean and tidy but I wouldn't choose it as a permanent base but is was value for money.
I went for my anniversary full board package. When I inform my reason, they arranged some surprises for us. They decorate our room and arrange a candle cake in dinner. It's staff also very friendly and kind. Their rooms also very clean and fully featured. And meals are based on for foreigners. But they had local rice and curry for lunch, it's very good and tasty. Price also best for place. We went by train from Colombo. Its near to Ahangama railway station after we went by walk from station like 500m.
I stayed a total of two weeks in an ocean front room. The view is amazing!! Especially if you surf! There’s two surf spots right in front of the hotel. The one on the left is a shortboarding break, while the one to the right is called Marshmallows and is good for longboarding and is beginner friendly. A third spot about 20 minutes by paddling to the right is my favorite break called Sticks. It has more punch than Marshmallows. The beach right in front of the hotel is really clean and almost always empty. The water is so clear and clean too and good for swimming. During low tide you can walk along the beach to the left for about a kilometer. Early mornings and late afternoons you will see fishermen on sticks - a fishing technique unique to Sri Lanka. The room I was staying in was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was spacious and comes with a rain shower with really good water pressure. Towels are fresh and really good quality. The furniture is a bit old but kept really clean and functional. I’ve read negative comments about this which I think are unjustified. For the price I paid per night I think everything is really worth it. And if modern furnishings are very important to you then stay at the Marriott in Weligama and pay 4 times as much. Overall my stay at Insight is really amazing! I traveled solo but never felt lonely because everyone is just so friendly! I can go anywhere in the hotel and just start a conversation with any of the staff! I felt so at home the whole time. Will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Sri Lanka.…
At Insight you have the most beautiful beach in Ahangama at your feet, that's why it's worth it. The rooms are very clean and you have friendly, professional and effective reception staff that will help you if you need it. Beach and pool are very nice. What I liked the least was the service in the restaurant. But I would still come back!
We first came to the Insight resort, by recommendation of our good friend Veerle Helsen, the author of Surf and Stay, on December 6th for 4 nights. We were so happy with the location that we have rebooked 4 more times since and will have stayed for a total of 6 weeks here, spread across December 2021 and January 2022. The location is perfect. As surfers we want to be as close as possible to a good surf break, so we were pleased to have 3 excellent surfing locations right in front of Insight. The building is really nice, with lots of space, nice garden en excellent pool, overlooking the ocean. We really enjoy the breakfast buffet, perfect after a long surf. The staff has always made sure to give us our favourite room, room 505, overlooking the surf, so we can do our surf check from our comfy bed. Everyone working here is very friendly, always present when you need them and super professional. I would like to give a special thanks to Ginny, the frontdesk manager, for always going above and beyond our needs. This place feels like home, will return if we come back to Sri Lanka.…
Very nice atmosphere with the private beach but room cleaning is 3 days once that is most awful. Most of the rooms have a view of the ocean and a bit attractive gardening area, friendly squirrels. The restaurant could provide a vegetarian menu. Most of the food is not tasty, buffy is not worth money, even the Naan like rubber. Out of the resort nearby small restaurant, which is preparing tastier than insight resort. However, the restaurant manager is very good and nice, he re-fry the naan or re-cook the possible food as on request to as an eatable. At Last, we ask him no need for buffy give a 1-dish with good manner cooked and he did it. Have to appreciate the Restaurant manager and their team Prashant, others… humbly served. Cons:- The hotel has to provide the proper Amenities, not to request or repair every time. Very worst cleaning services, Room cleaning has to be every day. Awful to ask for a complimentary water bottle 3 to 4 times a day with the reception staff, it is their responsibility to provide it every day on time, but pay for the water bottle to reach the room in minutes. Each request has to make 2 to 3 times in the reception, which is horrible. The bed has to improve with the Softest mattresses, innerspring are disturbing our sleep to turn around the bed When all the rooms are almost occupied food is very worst not eatable. There is no kid’s zone or play infra for children. A good Resort but poorly managing which makes it repulsive.…
As a couple, we stayed 13 nights in Corona quarantine at Insight Resort Ahangama and we are very pleased. The personnel was from Sri Lanka only and it felt local but still extremely friendly and welcoming. Food is great and even if the hotel is not brand new, it has charm with a lot of open spaces, a large outside area including a swimming pool suitable for swimming and a private beach and massage. I expected to feel a bit trapped during the quarantine but given the open spaces and the welcoming and service minded staff, I very much enjoyed my stay. / Arvid (Sweden)
I did quarantine here when I came to SL in Feb. Good Lankan food, great service and an amazing location! The staff are super friendly and its a great place to hang out. I would definitely stay here again.
Stayed here for 2 weeks. The location is amazing just next to the beach and close to the center of Ahangama. Rooms and cleaning is really good, the food, staff, service! Have nothing to complain about :)