AVANI Kalutara Resort(4 stars)

St Sebastian’s Road Katukurunda Kalutara Sri Lanka View on map

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219 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.2
  • Location
    4.5
  • Food and Drinks
    5.5
  • Sport & entertain
    4.6
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Sabrina
Great hotel, no wishes remain open.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
The hotel is in great condition, everything was very modern and newly renovated. It has about 120 rooms and is flat, usually 2 - storied, sometimes 3 - storied in the wide built. There were rooms facing the sea and side of the river. The all-inclusive service includes: lots of food and drink (only local alcoholic drinks) from 10 to 24 hours, safe, wi-fi, fitness centre, billiards, table tennis, kayaking, yoga. The hotel is in the color line and everything has been agreed, the uniforms to the decor. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    All rooms are very modern, fashionable and with its own air conditioning and ceiling fan. The room has about 20-25 square meter. The bed was about 1.60 m wide and with plenty of pillows. The bathroom and the big shower, ground level, and with rainfall showerhead. There is also a built-in closet with a light, chest of drawers, work desk, a large tv, hair dryer, free safe, kettle (instant coffee, tea) and for a fee, a telephone. Our terrace had 20 square meter and garden furniture. The room was cleaned every day.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    Large buffet is served in the 1st floor, 3 times a day, the air-conditioned restaurant. There is plenty of choice of: local dishes with rice, curry, fish, often also fresh, salads, dessertkreationen and also european dishes such as noodles or pizza. There is at each dish a sign with the appropriate name. The food was very delicious. In the restaurant it was always clean and empty eaten plates immediately collected. We tipped not here, but we had never the feeling that these normal or required. In the ground floor there is an à-la-carte-restaurant, but we had never visited.

  • Service
    6.0

    The whole hotel staff was very nice and courteous. They spoke english, sometimes even some german. The room cleaning was spotless and with a little tip to the room service you can get an even more beautiful decoration of the beds with figures and flowers. Complaints or wishes are immediately accepted and implemented. If the food, because from excursions not can be used, it is possible at any time a lunch package to provide it.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    The hotel has no entertainment, disco or kids club. table tennis, billiards, kayak, board games (mill, lady, chess), water polo and fitness center with a treadmill, stationary bike, and stair machines are available. The hotel also has its own library with books in various languages and a private spa. The pool is always warm, as well as the sea. The beach chairs were in sufficient number (early in the morning you have the best selection). An employee of the hotel, distributed mats (for the beach chairs) and the hotels own towels. In addition it helps the aligning rollbaren beach chairs and at the opening of the sun umbrellas. At the pool there were 3 wasserfallduschen. On the beach there is no shade, the sand is very hot and the waves are high. The current not to be underestimated, so the red flag. With a little caution, but of the waves float. Because the beach was public, scrimmage there many beachboys the excursion possibilities and trips offer. They can under circumstances strongly a friend.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is in great condition, everything was very modern and newly renovated. It has about 120 rooms and is flat, usually 2 - storied, sometimes 3 - storied in the wide built. There were rooms facing the sea and side of the river. The all-inclusive service includes: lots of food and drink (only local alcoholic drinks) from 10 to 24 hours, safe, wi-fi, fitness centre, billiards, table tennis, kayaking, yoga. The hotel is in the color line and everything has been agreed, the uniforms to the decor.

  • Location
    6.0

    The hotel is located at the end of a promontory overlooking the flusslagune and the sea. No other hotel is in the immediate vicinity, and there is no traffic or noise. Occasionally a train departs on the opposite side of the lagoon, and we do not in any way disturbing. With the tuc tuc left it for a bit of money everywhere. Outside of the hotel are a few small stores, but in about 2 kilometer away from the hustle and bustle, and plenty of shopping are. Nearby is a supermarket are, in which the prices for both locals as well as tourists are equal.

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Michaela
Always again Avani.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2014
A beautiful hotel, tastefully decorated, and very clean. The staff was very friendly and fulfilled our request for possible immediately. The beach is clean but the sea is not very badefreundlich as the sea very wild and the waves unshattered on the beach shell. The buffet in the morning and evening are very varied and there was something for every taste. Overall, a highly recommended hotel! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Juergen & Marianne
Nice hotel on a wide beach with wild sea.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
After our trip in the country we experienced Avani hotel beautiful relaxing and enjoyable days with a sensational new year's eve party. Could not have been better and the hotel is highly recommendable for those seeking peace without children. The service, the cleanliness and the food were very good. The sea is wild and rough with high waves, the partly against the rocks of individual ramparts break. Long lonely beach walks were possible, but because of the sloping beach also strenuous. But open other wonderful possibilities with the friendly locals in contact or the fishermen in the einhohlen your networks ... to watch. Contrary to some opinions on the net, seemed the pool is not too small. Daily fresh large pool towels comfortable cushions on beautiful wooden beach chairs. Enough pool chairs in the sun or shade available. Romantic candelight dinner at the beach for lovers with fire, torches, hussen etc. Here, every wish was fulfilled. All inclusive was worth it, both from the food and the drinks was. Thoroughly friendly, lovely staff. Guests from all countries. Many from the german-speaking countries, but also different Europa and Russia. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Seestern124
New year on Sri Lanka.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
Very nice and modern renovated hotel. Number of rooms and size of the hotels well arranged, therefore no cafeteria atmosphere in the restaurant, no rush at the pool, no oktobefest drinking in the bar area. When all'in all meals and drinks until 0:00 a. m. free, it had the room number and a receipt signed. Mostly european guests (german, italian, dutch, austrian,...) , there were a few russians, at weekends many locals. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    As a family we have 2 double rooms booked, with the journey we 2 rooms with ocean view in the 1st floor (227/231), by another in between undeveoped rooms separated. The view from the balcony on the ocean is a joy. The rooms feature a large bathroom with shower (rain shower), toilet and sink with sufficient storage space, a room with a large double bed with mattress, the other room had a double bed with 2 mattresses. In both rooms there was a minibar (content not included), a large led tv (german only german wave, otherwise international sports channels, bbc, national geographic,...) , quiet air conditioning, fan, electric kettle with tea and coffee, closet, safe and desk. 2 seating area with a small table on the balcony. The last 2 days we as a family in a junior-suite moved (number 143), with a terrace to the ocean and the mouth. The room has an additional seating area, in our case, however, the place has been transformed. For 2 people is this spacious room, for 3 persons, for 4 persons only short-term tolerable. The bathroom has an additional bath, and is more spacious.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The hotel has a buffet restaurant, an à la carte restaurant and at the days over a bar with food. All ' guests have free access to the buffet restaurant to use (breakfast, lunch and dinner), every day there was a different motto, with european food as well as many local dishes. The buffet was rather often refilled, than beginning of large quantities available, thereby there were occasionally to bottlenecks (especially the salad buffet), but they were taken care of immediately, if one of the many cooks spoken. The offer of dishes was extensive and varied, local food should definitely be tried (very spicy). Wine was allowed to dance along with all ' just for lunch and dinner free of charge to be ordered, in the bar area or on the pool only against payment. Christmas and Sylvester there were galabüfetts, in which one could not try everything. The staff in the restaurant are small tips or other benefits (chocolate,...).

  • Service
    5.0

    Very attentive, polite and well-trained staff. Communication on english with the staff, a few understand and speak german (in the training at the school of hotellery as a foreign language trained). Orders for the drinks to the food sadly partly longer ( allín ), dirty dishes were immediately cleared away. Our rooms were always thoroughly cleaned, evenings were additionally anti-bugs spray in the room.

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    If you want a extensive entertainment program with evening shows, is wrong in this hotel. In the evening there was a different music program ( guitar music, saxofonmusik, small bands with singing), either in the bar area or within the pool range with beach views and in. Ocean. During the day there is sometimes a sports entertainer, who tried beachvolleyball-ball, water polo or other activities to offer, but often due to the tourist structure and number of participants cannot carry out. Pool table in the bar area for free. A fitness room was available, but because of the quote (1 times treadmill, 1 times stepper, 1 times ergometer) not earn this designation. Beach chairs and umbrellas were always sufficiently available, also to excursions could the pool boys always a place to offer. Towels and mats were the pool boys immediately provided. Mats were with our stay completely renewed, the beach chairs have enough comfort for an extensive sunbathing. The pool area consists of a small children's pool and a larger pool, in addition to a small increase in 2 water are available. The pool is about 1.30 meter deep. During our stay there was always enough space for swimming and fun in the pool. At the beach there were no beach chairs, we have daily bathed in the sea (water temperature about 28 degrees), this is at their own risk, a supervision is not available and the indian ocean at several days, a strong current in the beach area.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Very nice and modern renovated hotel. Number of rooms and size of the hotels well arranged, therefore no cafeteria atmosphere in the restaurant, no rush at the pool, no oktobefest drinking in the bar area. When all'in all meals and drinks until 0:00 a. m. free, it had the room number and a receipt signed. Mostly european guests (german, italian, dutch, austrian,...) , there were a few russians, at weekends many locals.

  • Location
    5.0

    Shuttle from the airport to the hotel about 2 hours, in next time but still be better, as the construction of motorways progresses, and then the center of Colombo circle can be. The hotel is located on a peninsula, there are small shops on the main approach road, the next larger shops (supermarket, clothing.) About 20 minutes on foot or 5 minutes with the Tuk-tuk. Railway station, bus stops about 20 minutes walk away, Tuk-tuk are available at the hotel entrance ready, with tours will it be collected directly at the hotel. Restaurants are at the zufahrtsstrasse available, were however not tested by us. Nightlife or other is in the immediate vicinity not available and restricted to the hotel area.

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Matthias & Saskia
Nice hotel for silent holiday.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
A chic hotel for couples (without children), quiet, and a bit off the beaten track but ideal for relaxation. The rooms were inviting and the room boy was always beautifully decorated with flowers. The pool is not very big, but there were enough beach chairs on the extensive grounds. The waves in the sea are partly wild, the sand reddish and a bit coarse, but it was but about 1 kilometer people empty idyll. A superior room with a view of the sea is recommendable, beautiful sunsets and waves from the balcony is certainly better than the noise from the ... city (train, cars and the prayers calls from the mosque). Food was good, but little variety. Local curries with bones and hot, but we enjoyed it. Festbüfett at christmas was very good, varied and beautifully presented. We only had half board, which we but completely enough for us. Drinks for the day when we food city (main road turn left, about 1 kilometer on foot) with the Tuk-tuk in/out privileges. At the beach exit vatch the beachboys in the shade and want to sell trips. They leave a but after a few days and clear words in silence. Other travelers reported but also good excursions with them. We were with the local rep of FTI and had made a very competent and friendly guide, the spoke german very well. Greetings hereby at sumith ☺ read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    3.0
  • Service
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Child care or playground
    1.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    3.3
    Family friendliness
    1.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
  • Location
    2.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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Markus
Super nice hotel with a small 'hook'
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
We had a 'modest' room at the end of the first hotelabschnittes - 'gardenview' - never again - you look out on the terraces and balconies of 2. hotelabschnittes - distance about 10 meter Rooms with sea view or lagoon view are certainly better, but never 'gardenview' book! Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm was in order - picture remains sometimes hang. First controlled channels is russian (!) Channels. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom big enough. Safe and internet costs (!) In the room. Room was always clean, new ... towels and toiletries every day. Guests were very international - in this week (or two half weeks) mostly eastern european/russian (circa 80%)! lt. Statements of other guests, the already longer sunday. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    Quiet rooms... Nice furniture but too little shelf space in the room for two people. Room-bathroom-toilet everything was always clean.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    There was the main restaurant for breakfast and dinner, as well as a bar and a pool bar, at which it also limited small dishes such as pizza or burger gibt. Hygiene and cleanliness in every area. Food lovingly prepared with a lot of taste.

  • Service
    4.0

    The whole team was always friendly and helpful. In a german track would say 'they were always tried hard...' One notices marked differences in the speed of the service of the guests - depending on, whether the guest only breakfast, half board, full board or all-inclusive and the nationalities of the guests... It has the old principle 'who greases well...'

  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0

    Sufficient beach chairs, umbrellas or palm trees for shade available. Pool boy brought quite quickly cushions and towels. Pool is rather small, so nothing for swimmers. The ocean was very restless, waves very hard. Gym. Available, but not deserve the name.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We had a 'modest' room at the end of the first hotelabschnittes - 'gardenview' - never again - you look out on the terraces and balconies of 2. hotelabschnittes - distance about 10 meter Rooms with sea view or lagoon view are certainly better, but never 'gardenview' book! Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm was in order - picture remains sometimes hang. First controlled channels is russian (!) Channels. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom big enough. Safe and internet costs (!) In the room. Room was always clean, new towels and toiletries every day. Guests were very international - in this week (or two half weeks) mostly eastern european/russian (circa 80%)! lt. Statements of other guests, the already longer sunday..

  • Location
    4.0

    Hotel right on the beach - depending on traffic about 2 hours from the airport to the hotel. Evening as - live bands - kandy dance. Very isolated - nothing for people who in the evening times wanted to get out.

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Wolfgang
Honest assessment of the hotels.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2013
We had a great, quiet room at the end of the hotel of the sea. Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm Deutsche Welle was ok. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom was very large. Safe and internet without costs on the rooms. Room was always clean, new towels and toiletries every day. Older guests from 50 years upward Breakfast and dinner just a dream. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Large quiet rooms. Nice furniture great new mattresses where you have can strike. Room bathroom toilet everything was always clean.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There was only the main restaurant was sufficient. Hygiene and cleanliness in every area. Gigantic spesenauswahl lovingly arranged with a lot of taste. Fast service not be waiting for tips. We gave much tip the staff deserves.

  • Service
    6.0

    The whole team was always friendly and helpful. English were no problem some even german. Rooms were perfect and cleaned quickly - laundry service very fast, clean and cheap.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Ausriechende - pool boy brought quickly cushions and towels. Umbrellas available.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We had a great, quiet room at the end of the hotel of the sea. Air conditioning very quiet and easy in de service - large fachbildschirm Deutsche Welle was ok. Quiet fridge where you own drinks cool. Room and bathroom was very large. Safe and internet without costs on the rooms. Room was always clean, new towels and toiletries every day. Older guests from 50 years upward Breakfast and dinner just a dream.

  • Location
    5.0

    Hotel right on the beach about 3 hours from the airport to the hotel. Evening as oktoberfest - live band kandy dance brought no long while. With tuck tuck in front of the hotel, you could everywhere. The hotel is located on a river estuary ( kaluganga river) - great bays turn left out of the hotel after a few minutes walk to reach.

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Andreas
Spell on Sri Lanka.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
New rooms perfectly equipped with high-tech television, with Internet connection. Bathroom with rainforest shower. Cleanliness Excellent. We had a room with a sea view and Roomboy the very efficient and courteous. We had All inclusive catering is highly recommended Guests englishmen, russians, german and on the weekends People from Sri Lanka (doctors, lawyers) and saudi arabia. Average age from young to retirees. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Since everything was new, no drawback. The sea or land is A matter of taste. A view of the sea and a view of lagoon with City.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    2 bars some drinks are not included in the all package. Red wine one can Drink, have rather not, many service people in restaurant Always very hard to fulfill all wishes. Kitchen style Sri Lanka many spices which we do not know. Sharp food is healthy and makes the soul free. Chicken, beef and pork and fish in many variations. Always 2 soups of the day in the offer and great sweets+ Fruits with special taste. Tips are gladly Taken 100 rubien is adequate (€0.60)

  • Service
    5.0

    Friendliness perfect. Trying to learn german and To speak. We didn't need a doctor. Child services Not available. Room cleaning perfect and laundry 1 Euro what More could you want.

  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0

    Sport only sometimes, if entertainer desire has. Wasserbeachvolleyball all 2 days and darts all 4 days. At the pool always couches available. On the beach there weren't any pool chairs. Sea october still stormy, Flag always red. The current is extremely strong. But there is a bay about 400 m where it is bearable. Color of the sea as the north and the Baltic Sea. In december should Baden be possible, since the monsoon, there is over. It is The meerfarbe turquoise as you from the ind. Ocean knows. Rain sometimes sinnflutartig but then again sun as Crazy.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    New rooms perfectly equipped with high-tech television, with Internet connection. Bathroom with rainforest shower. Cleanliness Excellent. We had a room with a sea view and Roomboy the very efficient and courteous. We had All inclusive catering is highly recommended Guests englishmen, russians, german and on the weekends People from Sri Lanka (doctors, lawyers) and saudi arabia. Average age from young to retirees.

  • Location
    5.0

    To the airport 3 hour there are no highway. On the coastal road and all like crazy. It will no longer what the stuff and horns for german standards a disaster. Kalutara reached the city you With the Tuk-tuk taxi. Shopping possibilities at the hotel Good as not available. You could book excursions with Tour operator or beach boys (much cheaper). We both out tried, worked. We were in kandy with the tooth temple, herb garden, elephant orphanage In galle and in the national park. The best was kandy with a visit A tea factory, the botanical garden and elephant orphanage.

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Kazza
A dream in Sri Lanka
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2013
We have been going for 4 years in this hotel and it is really nice renovated. The lobby and the rooms have a great asian style. Wi-fi, there were everywhere something is really not a matter of course in Sri Lanka. There were a lot of british and german and dutch guests in the hotel. Russians no! The cleanliness is fantastic. It is cleaned mornings and evenings and the room boys make a very creative job in the room always great decorated had. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Rooms are very nice renovated and very well furnished. Mini bar, tv (australian television!) Etc. All the best. Very comfortable beds. The shower is a beautiful rain shower.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The chef was very good. One of the best food in Sri Lanka and we were already in many hotels. Always fresh and varied. The singhalesische food tasted very good.

  • Service
    6.0

    The service in this hotel is super. At the reception you receive a warm welcome and the guest carer manager about everything in a super english taken care of. A little german was also spoken. The room cleaning was excellent as already described. The whole staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is in the whole hotel a positive atmosphere which the personal care of the guests is concerned. The pool boys ( kahlua and nilahn and suresh ) do a great job. Always friendly and helpful.

  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0

    Unfortunately, the fitness centre just renovated. The tennis court was also not more. Unfortunately, the pool was too small for all the people. The animation is super. It is water polo, Volleyball and yoga. The temporary gym in the former office does not go at all!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    We have been going for 4 years in this hotel and it is really nice renovated. The lobby and the rooms have a great asian style. Wi-fi, there were everywhere something is really not a matter of course in Sri Lanka. There were a lot of british and german and dutch guests in the hotel. Russians no! The cleanliness is fantastic. It is cleaned mornings and evenings and the room boys make a very creative job in the room always great decorated had.

  • Location
    5.0

    With the tuk tuk one is fast in the city kalutara. Otherwise, it is very out of the way but for those seeking peace is just the ticket. Shopping possibilities such as a supermarket ( apeco ) are reachable on foot.

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Thomas
Holiday in may
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2013
The hotel is just good, food in the restaurant is great, room and service is spotless, You can only recommend it. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.4
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Andrea & Daniel
A dream for peace & relaxation!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2013
Beautiful modern furnished hotel our expectations absolutely match. It is recommendable if you want peace & relaxation you will, because there is entertainment not. There is each evening in the lounge-bar soft live music, at which one was gladly evening sit out. The hotel is wonderfully located situated on a headland & the hotel is beautiful & very well maintained. Our room was on the lagoon side with a nice view on the river. The room was brilliant furnished, with a great bathroom, large shower. The staff was always friendly & helpful. A supermarket can be reached by a tuk ... tuk in 5 minutes for about 2-3 €(hin & zurück). The sea was to our vacation period was very busy. The beach is wonderful & invites you to go for walks. One was on the beach often angequatsch, but if you friendly decline you will left alone. We have a 3 day trip, the us to one of the ' beach boys' booked, which much cheaper & individual is to be carried out. The food is very good & there is plenty of choice for everyone. A spa visit short before departure is also recommendable ☺ we would recommend this hotel visit again. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Andrea
Wonderful
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2013
A wonderful hotel on a headland (a page indian ocean, other side flußlagune ) with a very pleasant and attentive service. We had a room the laguna side, which beautifully and was quiet. The hotel and the food fulfilles all wishes! If you the whole time animation and party atmosphere, you're in the wrong place here. It was every evening live music, but asian calmly and reservedly. We wanted quiet and found. The staff is absolutely lovely. The beach is, that is no one else. Just amazing read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Sabrina
Very nice beach hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
Very nice, recently renovated hotel. The rooms are wonderful with a large bed and the wardrobe is large enough. In the bathroom there is a huge shower. The balcony was the river-great view of a mosque on the other side of the river-mosque (evening prayer) didn't bother us at all. The cleaning of the rooms was wonderful-the room boy decorated the bed every day in the morning and in the evening with flowers-wonderful. The service at the bar was perfect - to 2 days knew all waiters our room number for the order a drink. The bar personnel is extremely ... friendly and we felt really good. The food in the restaurant (all-inclusive), a great variety and leaves nothing to be desired! The pool area is large enough for all guests and you get daily fresh towels of the pool boy. The beach is very beautiful - we could spend hours the many crabs at the beach watch. The sea sadly had a very strong currents so you can a few meters into the sea but for swimming rather unsuitable is too dangerous. The beach boys at the beach are very friendly and mostly just a little chat. You can also book excursions, but we didn't use it as we just returned from the trip came. The garden was very well-kept-one sees at least 10 gardeners daily at work. On the first morning after arrival, just as we a staff at cutting the palmleaves in airy height observed we had a wonderful experience. The staff asked us suddenly, whether a coconut want?! And quickly climbed the 15 meters palm high picked us up a coconut and brought us fixfertig to drink and food. Great! The spa offer was great. We booked 2 applications once only the legs and even a ganzkörperbehandlung - great. The prices are not cheap for Sri Lanka but a lot cheaper than home. Great hotel and really recommendable. Some reviews say that probably especially in the bar all-inclusive guests not so well cared for, so this review we couldn't understand. The many chipmunk in the hotel complex ask every day a great entertainment. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
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Norbert
Very pleasant
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2013
The only problem the crow, the pleasant peace permanently disturb. Otherwise, if the flight duration would not, we would immediately again to Sri Lanka And to this hotel go. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    4.7
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
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Gaby
The hotel is on the whole not worth the money
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
We were now for the 7 time in Sri Lanka and have never been so disappointed. The 4 stars are totally exaggerated. The hotel is newly renovated, but except the beautiful bathroom with generous shower there is nothing positive things to say about it. The drive from the airport takes 2,5 hours, if you're not in rush hour arrives. It is only through Colombo already times 3 hours. The new highway of Colombo after galle, is for kalutara so no zeiteinsparung. Despite booked superior room with sea view, wanted one us a lagoon room fob. Beware! The rooms beach ... chairs on the side of the river and the other bank the loud trains and it has a mosque. The food repeated every week and is predominantly spicy. Even if you are on the ' westerncorner' served you with sharp food be expected. More under the individual points. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    The rooms are small. 2 huge mirror them larger appear. Beware nothing for fengschui fans. The nachttische consist of a wall. That means you can not move and two separate beds are. Only the bathroom is beautifully large and the shower very spacious. The air conditioning is good to control and quiet. Unfortunately you can the room not fresh air or sleep with the windows open. A kettle stands ready with tea and instant coffee. There were per person but only half a liter of drinking water. Too few and tea/coffee to cook and teeth to deseam. Again our thanks to 'lol' our roomboy. He has even our somewhat messy hingeworfenen things folded.

  • Gastronomy
    2.0

    Take at the breakfast buffet no hard boiled eggs, the already been boiled to blue. Fresh fried eggs to leave also brings nothing. They are down black and above still slippery. Only omelet you get back. If you as a couple directly 2 ordered, that does not, that he both pans used. Seems to be overwhelmed. The meat we only once, since he after fish smelled. On our note, they could only laugh and shake my head. The dinner repeats itself after one week. That the beef not comparable with our is, you know, but during the 3 weeks it was the chefs not possible something else as footwear, there is a chance to go. Would be at least the chicken enjoyable, or from and offered pork and lamb chops would my evaluation of the food wasn't so turn out badly. Also the vegetables were bad, for example was the brussels sprouts one evening too soft cooked, the next almost raw. The salad dressings were sweet, and salads even from remainders of the vortag arbitrarily together mixed. Only the dessert buffet was well worth the money. The al-la-carte restaurant offered mostly Seafood to überrissenen prices. Also here are the chairs very uncomfortable. We are out in 'Silva' food. And loved it. We paid less than half the price. By the way: information for smokers, if you are not in the air-conditioned part of the restaurant sass, but on the adjoining covered or open terrace, was the cigarette after the food not a problem.

  • Service
    3.0

    As mentioned they wanted to at the check-in a standard room at the lagoon give, traded but immediately to a superior room with sea view for. This lay on the ground floor with rather view of the pool, as on the sea, but so we could always over the terrace run, if we into the room wanted. The roomboy we had, was extremely annoying and only on money from. Luckily changed it quickly. 'lal' called our new, the at the end had. He was reliable, efficient and friendly without being pushy. Thank you very much lol. The large crowd the waiter nearly took me despair. As from the other reviews could, runs without tip for nothing. So you time per day per 100 rupees in the morning and evening in addition, if a certain table or fast beverages to have would like. The management here would be asked. But under the guests to mix (as the lanka princess was) does not happen.

  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0

    Pool chairs and cushions there were enough. With umbrellas it looks less good. But you can under the trees to avoid. For the ' places' one must with the boss the pool boys already or other bill lie to let. In his two colleagues. These are the two, the work and to all friendly. Thank you. The pool is small and was only 1.35 meters deep. It was after several hours sun in an unpleasant bathtub cinema. Although the pool enclosing every morning were scrubbed is, the huge shoals of ceylon-raben it, that everything is different. Is. Also the towels and of course, we will be affected. The children's swimming pool is a fountain and soak the stolen bread. One has dared to lunch a small something to eat to order (no wide choice, usually sharp, sinewy burgers or club sandwich with fries) by the ravens surrounds. Very annoying and loud. We had leave his place for swimming for example they were on the sun loungers and lacerated books or took whole pace-and cigarette packets. Several times a day gathered in large swarms and krächzten loudly. From relax could be so no question. No wonder, that many russians and english already around 10 hours with beer and cocktails started. The only joy was the feed the chipmunks.

  • Hotel
    2.0

    We were now for the 7 time in Sri Lanka and have never been so disappointed. The 4 stars are totally exaggerated. The hotel is newly renovated, but except the beautiful bathroom with generous shower there is nothing positive things to say about it. The drive from the airport takes 2,5 hours, if you're not in rush hour arrives. It is only through Colombo already times 3 hours. The new highway of Colombo after galle, is for kalutara so no zeiteinsparung. Despite booked superior room with sea view, wanted one us a lagoon room fob. Beware! The rooms beach chairs on the side of the river and the other bank the loud trains and it has a mosque. The food repeated every week and is predominantly spicy. Even if you are on the ' westerncorner' served you with sharp food be expected. More under the individual points.

  • Location
    1.0

    The Avani is the only hotel in kalutara. Is very remote right at the beach on the one side and at the 3. largest river of sri lanka on the other side. This river water is very dirty, what the sea reflects that. It is so unclear, that you put your feet cannot see. Furthermore, there is the sand with clams and splinter laced and is so soft and pliable. So definitely take flip-flops. Walks on the beach will be very arduous, if you again and again in the sand sinks. The red flag = do not bathe is probably always outside. It has no currents, as in beruwela/ aluthgama, but the waves break near the beach and the lack of stability has me on the first day by a wave captured on the beach rolled. Muschelsplitter = hautabschürfungen. Best ask you the pool boys, whether it is advisable not in the sea to bathe. With children i would not go swimming. The many than annoying designated beachboys were very pleasant people and the manager of the hotel told us, that they are never a problem with this or these had been listened to. We spent the whole 3 weeks with fredee journeys in tuk tuk and were glad that we had a so good driver with its great directions for visiting paris. Itself to eat a few meters outside of the hotel he drove us. And for example for shopping after aluthgama and beruwela. Sure you get a commission from the shops. But that is his livelihood. Who wants he did not treat yourself. The drive to the nearest supermarket we found with him. There the price of drinks in the hotel horrende are (we had half board, better take a. i.) We did set. Since we wanted to relax, i can about the night life offer nearby say anything. In the hotel itself played every evening a live band. Luckily usually only until 22 hours, as the music through the whole hotel echo and without ear plugs to sleep was impossible.

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Martin
Perfect resort for great beach holidays
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
A really great resort, dont't beleive other travellers maybe telling the contrary. Service is excellent, the beach is fantastic (no people at!!), the sea is always in motion with very nice waves (don't be afraid swimming, it's definitly no problem!) Food is excellent, almoust the Sri Lankan specialities (Currys etc.). We have been here for one week and had a perfect guide for our full day trips, his name is Sunny. He's always on the beach, you will meet him as he is always looking for tourists to offer them his excursions. He is organizing everything best for you ... (car, driver) and during the trip he will explain everything you want to know about this beautiful country. You can find him in the internet and FB - just google "Sunny Tours Kalutara" (he speaks german as well). Have beautiful days in Sri Lanka! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    nice, free WLAN in all romms

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Excellent food, could be a little more Sri Lankan Specialities

  • Service
    6.0

    perfect!

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    no animation programm, but we loved this. Pool is fantastic!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    A really great resort, dont't beleive other travellers maybe telling the contrary. Service is excellent, the beach is fantastic (no people at!!), the sea is always in motion with very nice waves (don't be afraid swimming, it's definitly no problem!) Food is excellent, almoust the Sri Lankan specialities (Currys etc.). We have been here for one week and had a perfect guide for our full day trips, his name is Sunny. He's always on the beach, you will meet him as he is always looking for tourists to offer them his excursions. He is organizing everything best for you (car, driver, ...) and during the trip he will explain everything you want to know about this beautiful country. You can find him in the internet and FB - just google "Sunny Tours Kalutara" (he speaks german as well). Have beautiful days in Sri Lanka!

  • Location
    6.0

    only one word: marvellous!!!! Absolute tranquillity and a fantastic beach with lots of coconut palm trees ...

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Karin
Simply as in paradise
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
We were for the first time in Sri Lanka. In the Avani it was really enjoyed. The staff is very friendly, without being pushy. The beach we really liked, although it sometimes a bit greater waves had. Also the natives are very pleasant, we have private various excursions, it was perfect. We have all of us in this country and the very beautiful hotel in love. :-) read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Helmut
Relaxation without animationsstress
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
Highlights include beautiful rooms with very good furnishing, as well as the staff with good service and discreet friendliness. Everything was renovated and in a clean condition. For those who love action, entertainment, sauna, bars etc. Needs, this is totally wrong. That is the hotel not in the most expensive price range. Unfortunately was to our holiday the sea surprisingly wild, so that bathing in the sea hardly was possible-here there are further south better places. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
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Katrin
Friendly but ripped off
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
All together the vacation was reasonable. What was lacking was, was the service of the restaurant staff. One chatters rather, as guests to operate. To repeated shout one was also served. To christmas were in the hotel about 200 people, when we at 20:30 hours for dinner went, were the cornucopias empty and it took a long time until it is again spears was, the unfortunately only in small quantities were presented. A day later we just 7:30 p. m. and the chef has just the grill fuelled, so again nothing. Furthermore were for dinner many pots cold ... and if, hot, spicy food was cold. I think these are things, they must not happen. Furthermore, we would like to warn, from the so-called 'boys '. You can not behind the fence apply, without that you on the cheek stick. It is more than uncomfortable. Had an experience in the pharmacy. 'beachboy' me medicines in/out privileges: cough medecine cost noisy price tag 137 rupees and 1 strip parazetamol? He gambled us 1500 from. Have unfortunately late notice. I give gladly what, but not in this fashion. Should money for an alleged wedding. Then came out to be an exit with other tourist were. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    3.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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Tom
Great hotel after renovation 10/2012 - small faults
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • December 2012
All the rooms are deluxe room, a bit small however reasonable. About the cleaning so you can't really stop and furthermore was the whole hotel in october/november 2012 newly renovated. You should however not to inspection hinkucken, then i think after 2 years the hotel is again in need of renovation. (one cleaning, but everything was with the broom, tables not really soap agreed, one sticks times feast. So constant details.) The room has everything you need. Laundry is perfect! The pool is pleasant and you lies directly at the beach. This you can not use, then the sea ... is to wild and the vendors and small trains driver nerves. Around the hotel there is nothing, you have to to the bus station with the small trains. The food is simply superb, especially the country-specific Sri Lanka food is great! The prices are in my opinion overpriced and almost an isolence. In the bar you can even get no nuts with the expensive cocktails. Evenings one should wear tidy. There is a air-conditioned inside and normal outside area to eat. The spa is next to the hotel, very friendly staff, price well. The fitness room is next door and is enough perfectly, it is only rots before humidity and mold unfortunately before itself, as the tennis court. Ayes, the several raaben and chipmunks by the pool, please do not feed otherwise every time an invasion in animals and you should also leave. The activities the offers are a bit weak and you couldn't many things. One of the best hotels what we had during the round trip (deluxe version) had. We felt and comfortable. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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