# 2 of 12 hotels in Kalutara

Hotel Royal Palms Beach(4 stars)

De Abrew Road, Waskaduwa View on map
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  • Great hotel (4)
    "Great hotel" found in 4 reviews
    • " Great hotel " 
      5.535714285714286
      September 2012
    • " A really recommendable hotel with minor flaws. The structure is because of the age quite taken but meticulous and ... " 
      5.535714285714286
      September 2012
    • " Good hotel , good food, a little bit program " 
      4.216666666666667
      September 2012
    • " If you don't the whole time in the hotel anyway, for the hotel is very good . All inclusive not necessary! Evening -entertainment was a bit meager, pool animation is ... " 
      4.216666666666667
      September 2012
  • Good food (1)
    "Good food" found in 1 review
    • " Good hotel, good food , a little bit program " 
      4.216666666666667
      September 2012
  • Staff are friendly (1)
    "Staff are friendly" found in 1 review
    • " ... not necessary! Evening -entertainment was a bit meager, pool animation is passive-we found pleasant. Children have neither an animation and also the food could use a small child corner brook! Staff are friendly and makes every effort, but unfortunately is the whole system obsolete, despite the latest ... " 
      4.216666666666667
      September 2012
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  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.2
  • Location
    4.8
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    52
  • very good
    19
  • acceptable
    4
  • poor
    1
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

4.828571428571428

As mentioned in the previous reviews say - the rooms are very spacious, however, you must not every corner, otherwise you already have a water stain on on the ground or a very clean splices were in the bathroom. But you are not at home... The hotel is outdated, will probably but at the moment piecemeal renovated. There is here and there a small construction, is however not further disturbing. The people here are in any case extremely friendly and it is al …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.966666666666667

The hotel is unfortunately apparently ageing and if you are one of the old room shall, you will feast, that the expectations a 4 (, 5) stars -hotel not be met. The lobby makes a very good impression and also the employees are always very friendly and hard-working. The food in the main restaurant is every evening on a specific region and all together delicious. The hurricane bar is, as pretty much the whole hotel, far too much on the English guests orienta …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (4)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 4 reviews
      • " Great hotel "  read hotel review
        5.535714285714286
        September 2012
      • " A really recommendable hotel with minor flaws. The structure is because of the age quite taken but meticulous and ... "  read hotel review
        5.535714285714286
        September 2012
      • " Good hotel, good food, a little bit program "  read hotel review
        4.216666666666667
        September 2012
      • " If you don't the whole time in the hotel anyway, for the hotel is very good. All inclusive not necessary! Evening -entertainment was a bit meager, pool animation is ... "  read hotel review
        4.216666666666667
        September 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " ... not necessary! Evening -entertainment was a bit meager, pool animation is passive-we found pleasant. Children have neither an animation and also the food could use a small child corner brook! Staff are friendly and makes every effort, but unfortunately is the whole system obsolete, despite the latest ... "  read hotel review
        4.216666666666667
        September 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " Good hotel, good food, a little bit program "  read hotel review
        4.216666666666667
        September 2012
J ay
Paradise
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
An excellent hotel. Attention to detail from our room 314 to the public areas and gardens were all immaculate. Every single member off staff provided a very attentive and genuine service. We cant wait to go back. read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
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Alex
Very nice hotel with partly impossible guests.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
We were there at the beginning of december 1 week Hotel Royal palms beach. The hotel is really great and the staff is very friendly. Unfortunately there were a lot of russians were under the guests (almost exclusively), Really very misbehaving behaved. read hotel review
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
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Viola
Delicious food, clean rooms, nice staff
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2013
Friendly staff, clean rooms, food very good and varied, visitors mostly of retirement age! Evening entertainment awful! read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Location
    5.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
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Linda
Great people, great food, great holiday!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
In general, the hotel is really recommendable! As we didn't go during peak season, I don't think it was fully booked, though we did hear of 'room issues' from other guests. However, whether it was sold out or not, it was wonderfully quiet and you could relax really well. During our stay, a wing of the hotel was being renovated. Initially we heard virtually nothing, as the work was being done behind high walls. Towards the end, there was a little construction noise here and there, but it didn't really bother us. There were many young couples in the hotel ... (Germans, Russians, British), older couples and families with young children. At weekends, the hotel is often used by locals, who also come with younger children. The hotel is often used for wedding photography. The inclusive services were perfectly adequate. The local beer tastes good and there is a large selection of cocktails. Wine connoisseurs are catered for. This is not included in the all-inclusive, but it doesn't cost more than German restaurants. The resort itself is very well maintained and spacious and you can find a quiet spot. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    I can only say good things about the service. We were welcomed in a very friendly way and no matter, whether it was the gardener, the waiters, the pool boys or the entertainers were - you were always met with a smile and left with a smile. After a short time we found that we were only ever walking around smiling. This is also the reason why it's not difficult to give a decent tip. We gave our 'usual waiters' in the restaurant, for example, 200-300 rs per day, as we always had a reserved table (even if the restaurant was short on places).The foreign language skills are very good (all English, some German). I can't say anything about about the handling of complaints, either. In one evening, I had water on the walls because of the air conditioning. I told the front desk and immediately someone took care of it and the problem was resolved after dinner.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    In general, the hotel is really recommendable! As we didn't go during peak season, I don't think it was fully booked, though we did hear of 'room issues' from other guests. However, whether it was sold out or not, it was wonderfully quiet and you could relax really well. During our stay, a wing of the hotel was being renovated. Initially we heard virtually nothing, as the work was being done behind high walls. Towards the end, there was a little construction noise here and there, but it didn't really bother us. There were many young couples in the hotel (Germans, Russians, British), older couples and families with young children. At weekends, the hotel is often used by locals, who also come with younger children. The hotel is often used for wedding photography. The inclusive services were perfectly adequate. The local beer tastes good and there is a large selection of cocktails. Wine connoisseurs are catered for. This is not included in the all-inclusive, but it doesn't cost more than German restaurants. The resort itself is very well maintained and spacious and you can find a quiet spot.

  • Room
    6.0

    The rooms are very spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. Each room has a balcony, from which you have at least the pool, but mostly pool and sea. Every day you got two bottles of water, which you could use for free but are refilled on the same day, so that you always had enough water in the room. The mini bar is well stocked, but has to be paid for. The bathroom was also completely sufficient in terms of size, and always very clean!

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The facilities are not huge, but if you use them all, you'll fill up your day well. After breakfast it usually starts with water aerobics (sometimes as disguised as a fat-burner-workout), and water volleyball follows. Early in the afternoon you can then play croquet or boules. Once there was a kitchen tour or a cook gave fruit-carving lessons. In the late afternoon you can then play beach volleyball with the entertainers, who were all very friendly, but not pushy. There is also a small fitness room with lots of cardio machines and free weights. We were usually there alone, always with at least one member of the activities staff. There is also a disco in the basement, but this was closed during our stay. The pool is 110 m long and circa 1-1,30 meters deep at the largest point. There is a deeper, smaller area, though, which is about 2 meters deep. The pool was always very clean and, as in the hotel description, fits well with the surrounding area. There were always enough deckchairs and umbrellas available, and if you tip the pool boys from time to time, they'll reserve them for you.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The food was the best thing about this hotel. The breakfast was very extensive - from fruit to all kinds of sweet things - everything was there. Omelets or fried eggs were freshly prepared and tailored to you. We didn't usually bother with lunch, as you barely got hungry in the humidity. There was a good offer for this, however, and you could always find something. The dinner is served in weekly themes - however, there are always local curries and a pasta alternative. I have never eaten so well as in that fortnight! In the evening you can either sit in the Hurricane Bar or the Cabana Bar, where you can play billiards or darts.

  • Location
    5.0

    The distance to the airport is approximately 70 kilometers, but the journey takes about 2-3 hours. We arrived at the airport during rush hour, so there was tons of traffic. It has to be said, though, that the journey to the airport is a little experience. Not only the native style of driving, but also all the things you'll see on the journey will make you forget home fast. The beach is right next to the hotel and as soon as you've got rid of the first local waiting by the hotel fence, you are right by the sea. Unfortunately we couldn't swim in the sea because of the time of year, but if you went into the water at thigh-height you'd still get soaked in the high waves and get an 'i was-in-the-sea-feeling'. Behind the hotel is a train station, but we didn't use it, as we had a two day trip with our tour operator to Kandy and a one-day trip with a local (Boni-Tours; right directly by the hotel beach-very recommended!).

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Petra
Recommendable hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
Nice and clean facility directly on the sea. Room not brand new anymore, but ok. All-inclusive bookable, however not all drinks were free. Guest structure: many british, russians and germans read hotel review
  • Service
    4.0

    The hotel staff is always nice, even if in principle for every detail a tip is expected. There were problems with the check-in and were without guide on the next day to solve. The room was always cleaned very well. The staff was very nice. Also the laundry service worked great. Language i hotel: english

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Nice and clean facility directly on the sea. Room not brand new anymore, but ok. All-inclusive bookable, however not all drinks were free. Guest structure: many british, russians and germans

  • Location
    5.0

    The direct location on the beach is great. Hotel area and beach are through a fence separated, no chairs on the beach. The sea is august very rough. Bathe only up to the belly button possible - caution strong undercurrents! The journey from the airport took depending on the time of day up to 3 hours. Already partly newly-manufactured highway will consistently ignored. On the beach there were several small restaurants with the possibility to book excursions. The people were very nice. Public transport stop in the immediate vicinity. In front of the hotel are constantly tuk-tuk's negotiate the price well!

  • Room
    5.0

    As already above. There were problems with the check in. When booking we gave on, a quiet location and in the upper floor. We got 2 rooms right next to the construction site - on the ground floor right next to the pool. (a part of the hotel was under construction and was not occupied, from the outside with large green metallzaun hidden) that was the hammer. Only with much theater we then 1 room on the other side of the hotels and as the hotel was booked, we had to put 1 room next to the construction site to keep. Only with the help of the tour operator of the agency worked then the next day to move. The rooms were partly renewed. Shower in stead bath and flat screen tv. We have older room, but were ok. 2 times per day the room service for the mosquito spray to renew. In the room there was a water heater and an instant coffee, and tea. Minibar was available but not used by us. The decor was very appealing. Air conditioning, tv, balcony were available. Bathing area as i said not brand new anymore, but with all the amenities.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There was 1 main restaurant. There were also the all-inclusive services were offered. Furthermore, there was a sushi restaurant and a small restaurant with international dishes. Evening entertainment was then opened still another bar. In the main restaurant there were changing themes (1 times indian, 1 italian and so on.) , the repeated after a week. However, the plethora of dishes so large, that the no problem should be. The quality of the meals was really great. Of course Schnitzel expected, was disappointed. All-inclusive we had not booked, but the menu looked at. She was very poor. For lunch we often a beach bar on the snacks. In principle were the prices of the drinks the european price level adjusted. Tip, for one and the same to receive table, we have not given, has also works. The breakfast buffet was very extensive and there is something for everyone. Eggs station, pancakes, waffles, cakes, local food and so forth.

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  • What the hotel offers
    Hotel Royal Palms Beach Located by the ocean and a short walk from Kalatura Beach, the Hotel Royal Palms Beach is favored by couples and families with older children. Hotel in General The beachfront Hotel Royal Palms Beach has its own spa, three restaurants and an outdoor pool. Guests can make use of the tennis courts and the hotel’s fitness center, or relax in the spa and wellness center. Wireless internet access is available in public areas of the hotel for a charge. Check-in is available from 14:00 and guests must check-out by 11:00, whilst pets are not allowed in the hotel. Free parking is provided at the hotel.
  • Location
    Situated on Sri Lanka’s South Coast, the Hotel Royal Palms Beach is just a short walk from Kalatura Beach. The hotel is 40 kilometers south of Colombo. The hotel can provide an airport shuttle to the Colombo International Airport for a free, which is a 3 hour drive away. The plantation house and gardens of Lunuganga can be conveniently reached from the hotel as well as the Kande Vihare Temple. Rooms All rooms are fully air-conditioned and have an en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Rooms are equipped with coffee and tea making facilities as well as a satellite television, a safety deposit box and a minibar. Gastronomy The hotel’s main buffet restaurant offers international cuisine for breakfast and evening al fresco dining when the weather is good. The hotel also has an oriental restaurant which serves Asian dishes. The hotel’s coffee shop by the pool is open throughout the day and serves light snacks and dinner. Room service is also available 24 hours a day. Guests can order alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages from the hotel’s bar.
  • Leisure
    The hotel offers a wide range of different leisure activities including a tennis court, squash court and a fitness center. The hotel also has a wellness center and full service spa where guests can be pampered and relax with a massage or in the hot tub. Tourist attractions near the hotel include the Kande Vihare Temple, the gardens and plantation house of Lunuganga and the various beaches a short distance from the hotel. Services The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and offers a range of services such as a currency exchange, luggage storage, business center and a laundry service.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

Hotel News

30/04/2013:

Good day to Everyone,Today we started the Beach cleaning process and completed successfully.with the participation of the staff and Management team we had done great Job.Today the weather in Kalutara area was sunny and gloomy in the afternoon.So will write few feedbacks shortly.Have a Great day ahead. Royal Palms Team -Sri Lanka

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Shops in the hotel

Room amenities

  • Phone
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Shower

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

A choice of sports

  • Tennis court

Spa offers

  • Massages