Stayed here for 5 night last week and very much enjoyed the food and the general comfort of the rooms.
However we had a lot of noise problems to start with. On our first night the loud hum of the air con generator outside our room prevented us from sleeping, resulting in our ringing housekeeping to get it disabled.
The second night we were subjected to hugely loud music from the bar below, which we were told carried on until midnight. As we had a very very early start for a trip next day we asked to change rooms, so had to pack and unpack at 11pm that night. The second room was great and very quiet.
So ask for a room on the west wing - the 200s - and avoid the 400s.
Lovely buffet food and a very good range.
Do dress appropriately or both men and women are given a sari to wear as a skirt in the restaurant!
The Tangerine Tours office is a huge rip off. We got an independent driver to take us to Udawalela, and then got public transport - the commuter trains (packed but fascinating and so cheap!), buses and tuk tuks - to take us to the Galle tea plantation and turtles. Much cheaper and gives a far better view of real life in Sri Lanka.
Lovely pool at the hotel though.
Loved Sri Lanka and its people and we will be back, but will tour round next time and not stay in just the one hotel.
Airport - an hour and 15 mins
Udawalele - 3.5 hours' drive
White Virgin Tea Plantation, Galle - 2 hours by train and tuk tuk
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