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“Excellence”
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Anilana Pasikuda
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Kalkudah
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Excellence”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This is the second time I've been to this resort. I usually don't write reviews but Anilana Pasikuda and their friendly staff definitely deserves one.
Excellent Food! Excellent Service! Excellent Rooms!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for your second stay in our hotel and for taking time to review us with such positive comments, we are really grateful to you.

Can we look forward to welcoming you back again soon???

Regards
Anilana
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We stayed at the Anilana for 4 days in August. The hotel, food,rooms, pools and gardens are first class. All the staff are very attentive and the Hotel Manager, Operations Manager and the Head Chef were very active in ensuring guests were having a good time and were happy.

The beach is fine really, the broken coral is not a massive problem, and if you use the walkway you can get to swim in the sea without treading on any sharp coral.

Overall, a fantastic hotel made all the better because of the senior management commitment to their guests.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for staying with usaf Anilana Pasikuda and for taking the time to review the hotel. We are fortunate to have a very hospitable staff and dedicated management team, we all appreciate your kind comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon

Regards
Anilana
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is my visit to the second Anilana Hotel (other being in Nilaveli) One thing I had to say that as looks goes this place has got it! From the moment you enter the premises the view that extends to the beach overlooking the pool is just phenomenal. Once you settle and move around the artsy arrangements, soft music adds to treating and soothing your senses. Delicious stiff drinks from Charles the bartender-- wonderful guy. A variety of delicious dishes and desserts. No complaints on the service I received-- always with a smile, always willing to help and make our stay better. Attentive managerial staff.

According to preference there are pool chalets, beach chalets (recommended*), lofts and studio for overnight stay.

Serene and gorgeous beach. Upon request boat trips are available.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 20 August 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for taking the time to provide us with your positive review, we very much appreciate your comments.

Thank you

Regards
Anilana
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luxembourg
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

The warmest of welcomes, and faultless service and attention to detail from the 2 managers, Apinash and Tushara. All the staff were extremely friendly with the children, indeed they were treated like little princes. The hotel has an intimate feel as there are not 100s of rooms, so access to the pool and sun beds is not an issue. The loft room was ideal for our family of 4 (kids need to be age on stairs) We had cooking lessons. Pizza for the boys and pork curry and aubergine curry for us. Great fun. Sailing trip to elephant rock is also to be recommended. The ocean is warm and full of fish.
All in all this is what we expected and even more. The warm greeting you get from the managers & team , restaurant chef and his team are making this a truly exceptional experience we hope to find again when we come back.
A big thank you to anilana.

  • Stayed August 2014
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1 Thank kandelama
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda, we are cry proud to make you and your family so happy. Our team try very hard to make every one feel special and their stay with us memorable.

We look forward to your return

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Anilana
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We came here on our honeymoon (with our children and hence family honeymoon) and have loved our stay. The reception entrance with views out to the pool and ocean beyond is a stunning first impression and the rest of our stay has matched this. Our beach chalet has two rooms each with the most amazing bathroom and with an interconnecting lounge. The style and decor is contemporary and modern and of course excellent quality. The pool is the best we've experienced with a middle stepped section which is great for lounging whilst keeping cool and surrounded by super lounge beds. The sand on the beach is lovely and although there is coral you can swim from the pontoon. The size of the hotel, I would say is more boutique which allows some really nice touches like the manager and chef coming to check you are happy and asking for feedback. The staff as a whole are friendly and helpful, making it a pleasure to stay here. As a post script the wifi is fast with great coverage, which is very important when travelling with teenagers!

We will really miss you Anilana!!

Room Tip: We love room 20 the beach front double room, which is great for a family group
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for your kind comments. We try very hard to provide a highly personalised service and appreciate the importance of this to our guests.

We are grateful that you selected us and that you are so happy with your decision to stay with us.

Can we welcome you back soon???

Regards
Anilana
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

ANILANA This is a young hotel, facing the reef with shiny new- largely untrained staff . But what the staff lack in hotel skills they more than make up for in enthusiasm and pleasantness.A happy smiling team. The welcome desk needs attention . Anipash - the manager is inexperienced but he will get there. He's bright, he listens and this hotel with develop well under his leadership. Our beach chalet was immaculate, it was comfortable with efficient air-con and an outside shower if you were coming from the beach. However, I like to swim and you can only do this safely when the tide is full otherwise the water is too shallow and you risk hurting yourself on the damaged ( Tsunami) coral. The swimming is better elsewhere.The food was good and the service OK. Breakfast was very filling - good English breakfast- plus pastries.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for taking time to provide a review, we very much appreciate your comments. You are right, we have a young and inexperienced team, but we have been focusing on training them to international standards and with their enthusiasm and can do approach, we have been making good progress. We will look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon.

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Anilana
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is a luxury hotel located in the east coast of Sri Lanka. The atmosphere in the hotel is overwhelming and the hotel carries it's own style and beauty. The lobby area, the pool and the rooms are nicely done and it's very eye catching. We stayed in a beach chalet facing the ocean and it was great. The room was a lot comfortable and clean. The pool is amazingly beautiful facing the sea. What made our trip memorable were the staff who works really hard to satisfy their guests. They attended to us personally and ensured that we're having a good time. They're extremely hospitable. The food were delicious and made to our taste. We all loved the food very much including our daughter. Although there are corals at the entrance to the beach, once you pass the coral reef it's safe to have a sea bath or go for a swim even with your children. It's unfortunate that we didn't have time to stay for long in the hotel and wished our trip was more longer. But next time for sure we'll be coming for a longer holiday to get this amazing experience> I would recommend this hotel to anyone and keep up the good work Anilana Pasikuda and thanks for your hospitality.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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AHP9477, General Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for your very kind review.

We have been working hard to provide a consistent high quality service, and whilst some staff may not be the most experienced, they certainly make up for this with their friendliness and warmth, they try very hard to provide very good hospitality for sure..

Our beach is a beautiful coral beach, whilst we do have broken shells and coral for the first few metres as you enter the ocean, the sand is soft and pristine thereafter and we are surrounded by a reef that protects the whole area making it ideal for swimming. Children are safe to swim and can wade out safely for 200 metres in shallow and calm water, so we feel this is more than ample compensation for the small belt of coral as we enter the water.

It was our pleasure to have you stay with us, and we will look forward to welcoming you and your family back again, hopefully before too long

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Anilana
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Property: 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
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kalkudah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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