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Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Nilaveli
Jakarta, Indonesia
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very good option”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

An excellent choice if you’re staying in Nilaveli. The hotel is set in quite a remote location about half way along the Nilaveli beach. The hotel has a good balance between atmosphere and practicality. The rooms are clean, airy and functional with good AC. There is a decent, though unexceptional, restaurant and a bar near the large swimming pool. Wi-Fi is available in the public parts of the hotel but connection is slow and sometimes unreliable. However the main reason to visit is the beautiful beach which kids will love.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank robur66
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PIGEONISLAND, Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

Great location. The beach is beautiful and the service was great. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend it for some rest and relaxation. The only disappointment was the cocktails.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AmandaFish
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, for sure we will be changing our cocktail list and soon we will launching our new menus, thank you very for being with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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Mumbai
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139 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Was given a room on the upper floor close to the beach with partial view of the sea. The curtains on the front facing the pool needs to be better designed as current situation provides a view of the room in the night when the light is on.

Room Tip: Try and get the rooms closest to the beach for a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KIM C
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Good place to relax and enjoy the superb beach (although some loungers and sun umbrellas should be repaired). The restaurant and pool area are nice, the rooms are a bit blank in comparison though. Good middle class hotel with a top beach location!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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Delhi
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

We had nothing to complain about with this hotel. It's not super luxury but it's very nicely done and the staff were fantastic - quiet and unobtrusive, but very helpful.
The location was simply stunning, with a beautiful beach at the end of the garden - on which we were often the only people.
This is definitely a hotel for people who like peace and quiet away from the crowds. If you want a paradise beach all to yourself this is the place.

Room Tip: Only a couple of the rooms are sea facing - but the garden ones are lovely too.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LJ_DEL
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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Cuthbert, Georgia
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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We had a regular room and found it clean and comfortable. The air conditioning worked well, the satellite TV had several English channels to choose from, and the bed was comfortable and large. The free WiFi worked well in the dining area.

The grounds are well kept, which make all the difference in whether or not a hotel in the area has a good beach or not. This one does. In terms of the facility itself, the place isn't beautiful, but neither is it unappealing.

The dining options are limited to one restaurant, but it offers a choice of menu and buffet options, and we always found the food tasty and satisfying.

As for the gym, it's tiny and not well-appointed, but it at least offered me a way to keep in shape a little bit.

Each staff member we interacted with was pleasant and helpful. I'd recommend Pigeon Island Beach Resort.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shonrand
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this lovely medium size hotel and felt right at home. The staff were all lovely and made every effort to make our stay as good as possible.

We got a good deal on agoda which made it good value.

The food was excellent and the hotel is beach side with a lovely pool to relax in after. We visited the other hotels along the beach and the pigeon island resort was the best. The beach is certainly much nicer in front of this hotel than further down in the Nilaveli beach hotel which was significantly overpriced. We would recommend this hotel any day.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paulsirwin
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patrickrohan, General Manager at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you very much for the encouraging comments that you have posted, again thank you very for staying with us and experiencing the pigeon Island Beach resort.

looking forward to welcome you'll again at the resort !!
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Property: Pigeon Island Beach Resort
Address: 11th Milepost, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Nilaveli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Nilaveli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pigeon Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pigeon Island is located north of Trincomalee, off Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka. It offers 38 rooms (A/C), including suite rooms all of which have mini bar, internet, satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. Some of its amenities include spa and fitness center for adults, and play area for children, reading corner, and a secure outdoor playground for children. Scuba Diving ,Snorkeling,Fishing, Trolling,Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching,Catamaran Yacht for daily rent out, Romantic Dinners organized by the resort on a yacht or at the Beach (through reservations) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pigeon Island Hotel Nilaveli
Pigeon Island Beach Resort Sri Lanka/Nilaveli

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