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Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

South Africa
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Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

Hi everyone,

I am travelling to SL from 19 to 30 April with my mum and would appreciate any guidance or tips on our proposed trip.

We have arranged a private tour as follows:

2 nights Colombo ( we only arrive at 5pm on the first day): Galle Face Hotel

1 night Hill country : Heritance Kandalama

1 night Kandy: Hotel to be confirmed

1night: Tea region: Heritance Tea Factory

3 nights beach resort: TBC

1 night Galle: TBC

We are planning on doing a few day trips from each region.

I initially wanted to spend three nights at the Anantara Peace Haven in Tangalle as the reviews seemed great, but our guide has suggested the Mariott at Weligama instead. The online reviews seem good, but it strikes me a busier and more generic feeling resort.

We would like a relaxed, less commercialised beach destination, but one that also has good nearby restaurants .

Has anyone had recent experience with either? Any suggestions on which resort and town would be preferable are welcomed!!

Thank you!

5 replies to this topic
Monaco
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1. Re: Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

Definitely Anantara in Tangalle. Marriott is a big building.. While anantara offers nice villa in a huge, huge garden on the coast.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2. Re: Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

The marriot is an eyesore. It's a high rise building near the beach.

Anantara (quite overpriced in my opinion) is a resort with great common areas etc

Monaco
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3. Re: Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

True, it is overpriced (even if price went down recently because of competitors around tangalle) but the place is stunning.

I have been in both places and I would definitely recommend Anantara

South Africa
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4. Re: Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

Thank you all very much!

Anatara it is;-)

May I also ask if anyone has experience with the Heritance hotels? Are they worth the price?

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5. Re: Weligama Mariott or Tangalle Anatara Peace Haven?

To relax and enjoy, look no further, Anantara. It’s a haven of Course!

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