Like a previous reviewer, we stayed here for the Test cricket in March/April 2012.
The hotel (sort of two hotels in one) has one of the best beachfronts you could wish to experience, even through swimming wasn't for the faint-hearted as the undertow was fierce and the waves big.
We had to be realistic about what to expect accommodation wise as the price was pegged to keep the overall trip realistic. However, it was a bit basic to say the least.
The first room we were shown to was like a prison cell. However, a small electric shock and a scalding from a faulty shower later, we had a much nicer room.
Staff were all very nice. They had very little English (and why would they?) but this made ordering a bit of a nightmare. When you consistently ask for 'red wine' and get 'white wine', even after pointing to a picture, you can't help but feel a little training might be in order.
The fact we were not full board but wanted to eat in the restaurant at night seemed to confuse them every night. There was a long wait to sign all the endless paperwork and we were even ordered back to our seat one night when we tried to leave, which was a bit off.
Food was okay/disappointing but there was at least plenty of rotation.
There were two nice-sized pools and plenty of sunloungers for all. The place was clean, too, which is something to be said for it.
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- Also Known As:
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- Club Koggala Village Sri Lanka