Having researched in the Rough Guide to Sri Lanka for an area that would suit us and having opted for Hikkaduwa we then hit Trip Advisor and found the Asian Jewel which topped the Best Hotel and Best Restaurant categories.
What a stroke of luck!
We arrived from wet and cold UK in early Feb, jet lagged and flagging. We were greeted by sunshine and hosts who couldn't do enough for us, in a perfect little hotel 5 mins from the beach by tuktuk.
The hotel for us was perfect. It is set in a quiet location, has an incredibly friendly and helpful staff, nice air conditioned rooms, beautiful views over the lagoon, well kept pretty gardens, a deceptively large and well maintained swimming pool, relaxing loungers and a splendid restaurant. The choice on the menu was huge, from delicious Sri Lankan and Indian curries to Italian pizzas and pastas to English specialities as well.
When we wanted to visit Galle or go to the beach of an evening sundowner before dinner, the hotel summoned Chamindra and his tuktuk and we were whisked off on a fun ride with a guided commentary and stories of lizards and cricket.
We had a most relaxing and enjoyable stay and thank you to the hosts and staff for making us feel so welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Due to its unique location, the Asian Jewel Hotel, Hikkaduwa - Sri Lanka combines the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquility and serenity of the picturesque Bird Lake while being just 2 km inland from Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lanka's oldest and most established beach resorts. Ever since the very early days of travel, Sri Lanka has been known as one of the world’s most beautiful, diverse and exotic holiday destinations. So, what are you waiting for? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asian Jewel Boutique Hikkaduwa
- Hotel Asian Jewel Boutique