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“Comfortable and great food - amazing romantic destination”
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Anilana Pasikuda
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Kalkudah
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 December 2013

The beach chalet was fantastic - very nice design and luxurious bathrooms. It is a great romantic destination and one to sit back and relax.
Buffet is small but great food. Grilled seafood, when the action station is available, is an obvious choice.
It's a long ride from Colombo - about 6-8 hours - but the last stretch is a great drive. And once one gets to the resort, its all about kicking back and immersing oneself in superb accommodation.
Difficult to walk along the shore as it is absolutely carpeted in shards of corals.
Good for couples, kids may get bored here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AHP1234, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review of Anilana Pasikuda, we are very appreciative for your remarks. We were glad to hear you like the beach chalets, which are larger than usual to provide couples with an extra cosy indoor seating area overlooking their verandah.

Chef was very happy to read your positive comments about the food, we focus on providing high quality produced specific to the requirements of each guest, rather than providing an expansive buffet of food which cannot be maintained over time to the same levels of freshness.

We hope to see you back here soon

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Anilana

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

this was the best vacation i have had in a very long time. the staff are excellent! friendly and polite and willing to help with anything. the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed. could sit on the open deck with lots of space and view of the pool and the sea and reef beyond and just enjoy the moment.
food was excellent and they would happily accommodate any special requests. the rooms are great. most comfortable hotel room I've been in. the bathroom and amenities were top class. the pool is just outside the rooms so you dont have to walk a mile in a bathing suite. the beach is just in front and you can have a quick walk there at any time or just stand any enjoy the breeze.
the whole experience exceeded my expectations.
I recommend this place without hesitation to anyone! family, couples, friends... great place to go.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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AHP1234, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for your wonderful review, we appreciate you taking the time to write such positive and inspiring remarks. Our staff were very happy to hear your comments and the culinary team was delighted to hear how special you felt the food had been during your stay.

We will look forward to welcoming you back soon

Regards
Anilana

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Reviewed 23 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of the luxury beach chalets which had two beach chalets joined into one massive unit. The hotel is new and is brilliantly designed. The bathrooms are almost as big as the rooms, wifi access across the hotel and excellent buffet options for all three meals. Staff were extremely nice and courteous at all times. The pool is amazing!!
Wished we stayed longer.
Room tip- if you can afford it get a beach chalet. You will not regret it.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Nikhilsjk
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AHP1234, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful and kind review, we were very happy to recive such wonderful positive comments about Anilana Pasikuda, this has been a real boost to our staff, who very much appreciate the remarks you have made.

We hope to be able to see you back here again before too long!!!

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Anilana

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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We are a family of 4 with 2 young kids from Seattle WA. We came across this property by accident when we were looking around for a place to stay in eastern Sri Lanka.

We stayed in a loft room - with 2 twin beds on the loft and a king bed in the main apartment.

We checked in during the middle of the week so the hotel was not busy. Staff were super friendly and very helpful. We wanted to have local food - especially fresh fish and the chef had a chat with us and made an excellent dinner for us.

The pool is right next to the beach and the kids had a great time running to the beach and playing in the sand. The sea was a bit rough - Life guards were always there and attentive.

We also drove to Batticaloa town - around 20 miles from the hotel. This is a must see. Taking a boat ride in the lagoon is also highly recommended.

This is a great property and we will be there again...

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mil412
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AHP1234, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of our hotel, Anilana Pasikuda. It is always a pleasure for our team to hear such positive comments about the service they provide.

We hope to see you here again, although we are a long way away from Washington, but your family is always welcome...

Regards
Anilana

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Reviewed 20 December 2013

Wonderful 5 star hotel and we had a fabulous time.The management and staff were fantastic and did everything possible to ensure our stay was the best it could be. This place exceeded all our expectations. The food was delicious and the rooms luxurious! No hesitation in recommending this place! A trip to the nearby "Topigala" is a must if you come to Pasikuda.

Room Tip: There are beach villas and rooms in the main hotel. All have great views
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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AHP1234, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for such wonderful, positive comments concerning Anilana Pasikuda, we were all delighted to see such a positive review. We hope we will be fortunate enough to welcome you back before too long.

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Anilana

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We had two families with kids and we loved Anilana ! It had a very casual yet elegant resort atmosphere with great views across the pool to the sea. The rooms had a minimalist concept which went well with the rest of the setting and the deluxe rooms were literally on the beach just 50 meters away . Pool was accessible directly from the rooms which was definitely a plus with children,food was excellent not over the top but everything you want , The service was great and the staff were pleasing and always willing to assist.having been to the other hotels of similar standing around this area we felt this was far better with more privacy

The beach was very private overall It was a great hotel! We will definitely go back to ANILANA PASIKUDAH!

Room Tip: The beach chalets or deluxe rooms were closer to the sea
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank iroshaw
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shamila p, Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you for your gracious review and for choosing Anilana, our staff were very happy to hear your comments. We appreciate the feedback from guests who take time to comment on Trip Advisor. Of course we are always happy to see guests returning to our resorts such as yourself, and our staff look forward to welcoming you and your family once again in the near future! We assure you of our utmost thanks.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Pasikudah is a peaceful destination. Anilana augments the peace and quiet with an amazing service, attention to detail and really making us feel at home. With two toddlers it's tough holidaying but at Anilana with its flat garden space and a very nice pool, keeping our kids occupied and out of danger was a breeze.

Special thanks to the staff who are always ready to help out and make our stay memorable. We were at the upper elevation overlooking the pool and the view was spectacular.

It would have been 'perfect' if the beach was of soft sand - the shallow area ... The ground was very coarse and was difficult to walk about.

All in all it was an enjoyable stay. Thank you to the staff ☺

Stayed: October 2013
2  Thank ShanakaRSU
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AHP1234, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review concerning Anilana Pasikuda, we were very happy to receive your comments. We have passed on your thanks to our staff and they were delighted to receive such positive recognition.

We look forward to welcoming you back

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Anilana

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Additional Information about Anilana Pasikuda

Address: No. 14 Hotel Development Road | Pasikuda, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kalkudah
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range: £82 - £255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anilana Pasikuda 4.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anilana Passikuda is a lush hideaway built with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, situated in the northen coastal belt on the world famous Pasikuda Bay. You’ll quickly embrace the exhilarating atmosphere in a tropical heaven, tailored to those who prefer a quiet retreat or a lively holiday. ... more   less 
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