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Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Chilaw
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I would say the long drive was definitely worth it. The breathtaking view took us by surprise. The friendly staff, spacious room, wide food spread, sea view bar, 2 large pools and Spa made our two nights stay certainly classy, comforting and homely.

Cheers to Anantaya team, we will definitely be back!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for making such inspiring comments about our beautiful and magnificent property Anantaya, it holds a great deal of success and team effort in making your stay a memorable one and we certainly look forward in having you with us once again to experience the breathtaking beauty of nature and the surroundings at its best along with the facilities that we at Anantaya could offer.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hotel was opened just a few months ago and it's relatively unknown yet, which was perfect for us. The rooms are really spacious, offer amazing views of the ocean and my personal recommendation is to upgrade to a room with jacuzzi :) Furthermore, we enjoyed the great swimming pools (length: 56 m.!) and the water beds, the endless beach (although you can't really go in the ocean, very rough out there), but great for a walk, the gym and the Spa were also nice. As other reviewers said, the restaurant service needs improvement to match the quality of the facilities, however a special thanks goes to the talented bartender at the lounge bar who was always mixing perfectly our drinks. A must try in the morning is his freshly squeezed orange juice!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Guest,

As one of the initial visitors who have patronized this wonderful property its indeed a pleasure to have such wonderful comments, the name Anantaya means in its own way Infinity and we have stood up with the expectation of our valued guests offering our best towards each requirement with the surroundings, amenities, the Spa and all other facilities available, the restaurant from then to now has improved at a very high pace and we would be pleased to have you back with us at Anantaya to experience the same.

Thank you,

Dev George
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I was with my friends there recently. We liked the choice of food, service and the friendly atmosphere. We were warmly welcomed by the staff. We enjoyed the location too which was absolutely picturesque. Looking forward to go there again in December.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments and we look forward in having you back at Anantaya once again to experience the breathtaking exquisite's that are on offer.

Thank you

Dev George
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is a New facility put up at Chilaw , Srilanka. We two families with grown up children were there for Vesak holidays. The reception staff were excellent and greeted and treated us nicely.
The hotel has Two large swimming pools , Spa ,Gymnasium ,Bar ,restaurant and many other facilities.
The rooms are large with large bathrooms designed in a unique style. we bought deluxe rooms which had sea view on one side and lagoon view on the other. The rooms were one of the best i have ever being.
The food variety and quality is something to be improved. The service at the restaurant too need improvement.
you could arrange a Boat ride in the lagoon where the trip will take approximately 4 hour.
Good .fresh sea food could be fetched at Madampe town.

The facility in overall is a pleasant one.

Room Tip: Deluxe or suits with the spectacular views and open up experience
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments, yes indeed this was a new concept for the first time that was built to cater to any clientele about 10Km’s away from the main city of Chilaw, its one of the unique properties that offers utmost relaxation, picturesque surroundings, a beautiful beach and amenities and other facilities, having your presence at Anantaya has been an privilege to all our staff which have indeed given them to serve your purposes promptly.

We look forward in having you at Anantaya once again.

Thank you

Dev George
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Had a fantastic stay at Anantaya resort and spa. We were graciously welcomed by the staff and shown to our rooms. The rooms were beautifully appointed with great features. The views from the bedroom as well as from the large bathroom looked onto beautiful views of the ocean which was breathtaking.
The hotel consisted of two swimming pools which was very relaxing. The meals were well thought of. From our two nights the second day had us buffet meals which were absolutely delicious !
It was a relaxing and enjoyable stay and hope to return on our next visit!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank Maneeshakap
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for selecting Anantaya Resort & Spa for your recent holiday and for recommending us with a wonderful review.

We are glad to note that you found the rooms to be with a beautiful view & we are humbled by your remarks about our pools and that the food quality was great.

Your comments provided great encouragement to our associates & we will certainly share your thoughts with them.

Thank you once again for your beautiful review & we would love to welcome you back at Anantaya in the near future.

Dev George
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

With all the hype Anantaya has been receiving through the media and the local grapevine, I decided to drop in at the property last weekend with family. Having been welcomed most graciously, I immediately felt at home! All staff had smiles on their faces and took no time to point out my options for a cup of tea. You start feeling the sprawling expanse of the hotel from the entrance itself. We were directed to the main restaurant.

Being a person who loves openness and unobstructed views, I didn't much care for the wooden screens that separated out the restaurant into little cubicles but my Mum loved them! On learning that they were sourced locally and used local craftsmanship, my acceptance of the screens increased. :)

Very good tea (a Sri Lankan essential!) was served to us with the yummiest piece of warm butter cake which I had had in a long time - homeliness re-established! Service at the restaurant was also impeccable.

Requesting to take a tour of the hotel, the Resident Manager himself obliged to take us around using an electric buggy (kudos to the environmental consciousness!, and I hear they have bigger plans in this regard, although walking would have been the better option if we were staying longer) and we started with the spa. I felt I would have been keen on a treatment package even if I didn't require it, as the setting of the spa was just so beautiful and inviting! I might return just to give myself a treat here! The foliage around the spa is just taking root but once it has grown, the setting would be even more attractive.

Taking a peak into the regular rooms, they suggested simple luxuries, spick-and-span and very beautiful. The mostly wooden finishes were definitely to my taste although the central wooden screen in the bedroom, to me, again restricted the continuous and unobstructed view which to the West was the Indian ocean and to the East was the southern protrusions of the Puttalam lagoon complex, speaking of which, the location of the hotel is very unique and indisputable at that. It is also located in an area that is very rich in its natural and cultural heritage and a longer stay here would be ideal as a base for exploring the area, especially the colonial influence there and the dual ecosystems that surround the hotel - the coast and the mangrove-rich estuary.

The 2 magnificent simple but large pools offer a third option for swimming in, and are definitely another reason as to why I would return. The suite I checked out was large and spacious and would be ideal to stay in if I went with family or a band of friends for a celebration.

Anantaya is definitely a place for relaxation and just being. The environment makes it essential and the staff facilitate it. A quick hop from Colombo, it's ideal for just the weekend or a longer stay, which I look forward to!

Room Tip: Each regular room has superb views of the West coast and the lagoon on the east. However, the suites...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking your time to share this beautiful detailed review of your stay with us. It brings us great joy to be a part of your wonderful experience and we are delighted to know that you have enjoyed our facilities/surroundings & encouraged by your kind sentiments.

Your kind comments on your service are much appreciated & I consider our associates as the heart of our Anantaya and your kind words of praise will provide encouragement for them.

We have also noted your remarks about the spa and pools.

It was a pleasure to have you with us and we are glad to note that you and your mother had a wonderful, relaxing time with us.

Once again thank you so much for your remarkable review and we all look forward to see you back at our Anantaya soon.

Dev George
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

The location is impeccable.... simply bang on..... Service even better.....The Chef took extra pains to ensure we had a vegetarian spread prepared for us across 4 meals we had there.... One of the servers Dilip Kumar gave service with a smile.... He should be rewarded.... He is just one of those many people who made our holiday super special....

Room Tip: Ask for a beach facing room.....
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Dev G, Resident Manager at Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for leaving a comment regarding your recent stay with us at Anantaya. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant comfortable stay with us.

Your compliments to Chef & Dilip at the restaurant duly passed on to them.

Once again thank you for sharing your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back hopefully in the near future.

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Address: Anantaya Chilaw, Karukopane, Bangadeniya, Chilaw 61000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Chilaw
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Chilaw
Price Range: £32 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anantaya Resort & Spa Chilaw 4.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 66 km north of the Bandaranaike International Airport and a 20 minute drive from the city of Chilaw lies the village of Karukupone, a place of breathtaking natural beauty with a vast, sandy beach kissed by a sea of the bluest hue. This is home to Anantaya, a luxury resort in an idyllic setting for the discerning traveller. ... more   less 
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