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Turyaa Kalutara
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Kalutara
Certificate of Excellence
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
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“another great holiday”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

just a thanks to all staff at the Sands - this was our second visiit to this hotel and on both occasions we have had no complaints - all the staff in every department were very efficient and friendly. Our room was kept to a very high standard every day, views from the room were excellent. The Animation was very good, very good fun. The food was very good, something to please everybody. We hope to pay a return visit again next year and look forward to meeting all our friends again. There is a Wishing Tree for a local orphanage and it would be greatly appreciated if anybody who has some extra rupees left after their holiday, if they could make a donation.

Best wishes
Donnie and Margaret,
Inverness, Scotland, UK

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

The Hotel was very good for our family stay. We stayed in 5 hotels when we where in Sri Lanka and The Sands happens to be the best hotel we have stayed in Sri Lanka. A perfect hotel for beach lovers and swimming pool lovers. My Kids enjoyed staying in The Sands. The rooms are facing the Sea and it looks very nice during day & evening time. There is a gym which is also facing the sea which is neatly maintained with necessary equipments. The restaurant has a buffet spread in the evening which is very tasty and lots of options for Europeans and Asians. Overall a very good hotel

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel has been designed beautifully with a large pool that come with a jacuzzi for the traveller looking for relaxation. The highlight for me was the beautiful cabana rooms with a great view of the sea. Which would certainly get the attention of honeymooners. The cabanas are near the pool so it is easy access for anyone. The hotel has friendly staff. However, they need to employ more staff at the front. The restaurants need to have a better service and a menu. Overall it was a great stay.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Very disappointed about the jetwing hotel The Sands.. We booked the room before 2 weeks,it was a online booking.just after our wedding we came to the hotel.n we went to chek in.we have booked a sandard a. Room.and when we chek in they informed us that they will give us a cabanna.since its a offer.n when we went inside. It was very smelly.n inside the toilet there were cockroach n housegecko. We informed the situation to the reception and refuced the offer and askedd for our standard room which we booked..then they said no standaerd rooms all are occupied..and when we question them regarding the booking.they said sorry and only dulux rooms are vacant.so they will provide it..n we had to stay along Time untll they provide it.we came to the hotell at 11 p.m aNd we got the room @2.a.m.the booking waS for a fullboard as the conversation we had with the hotline @ the time we booked..but the hotell did not.aLow us to stay after 2p.m. Very disappointed and cannot recommend this hotel ..

Room Tip: Deluxe room of course...don't buy Cabannas
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2013

I cant rate this hotel highly, the food was poor and repetative, the beds were 3/4 in width for 2 adults, the staff were poor. if you go A/I you can only have certain beers (none bottled) and a limited cocktail menu. Anything else that is not on the AI list you have to pay for. We had a family of 4 but only allowed 3 towels per day. I have stayed in much better hotels and for the price we payed it certainly wasnt worth it. I would not use this hotel again and wouldnt rate it 4 star. The location of the hotel is not within walking distance of any aminaties. The sea is not swimmable and the beach is dirty, not recomended

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Wanted to celebrate my wife's birthday away from the city and have a relaxing weekend at the same time. We received an excellent family suite consisting of master bedroom with a King sized bed, top quality Celsius Pillows and luxury bedding, a full bathroom with a Bathtub. The second room had 2 twin sized beds with luxury bedding, and a bathroom with a shower stall. The Suite also had a living room and a dining room. The suite had a long balcony with Patio furniture, overlooking the pool and beach area. We never had issues with mosquitoes or any any other type of bug (but that may depend on the time of year as well), and we did not have to use any kind of insect repellent or plug-in device.

The meal plan was full board. The Sands culinary crew is a truly talented lot. Supervised by Chef Sunith, the kitchen turns out a mouth watering assortment of Eastern and Western dishes, that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. We were never disappointed with the meal time offerings.

The Rooms, common areas and the dining lounges are clean, and the wait staff attentive and courteous. If you require Wi-Fi access, just ask the front desk, and you’ll receive a userid/password free of charge for broadband access.

It’s the little touches that sets this hotel apart from others, like the Birthday cake delivered to the dining table during dinner, or setting our minds at ease, that a particular dish did not contain any kind of Tree or ground nut, as my daughter is heavily allergic to Nuts. The chef visited us during a couple of meals to inquire if everything was up to our satisfaction. The family really enjoyed the outing. Will definitely add this property to the list of ‘must visit again’, and will recommend to friends and family.

Room Tip: Family Suites are great for families with 2-3 kids. cabanas are not connected to the main building...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Our family stayed in the property during the August Holiday. Room was old and in cozy. we wanted to change the beds to a larger double bed but thay did not have any option. they offered us a different room instead. service was poor and lethargic. Will not highly recommend for families with kids.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Turyaa Kalutara
Address: Kudawaskaduwa. Waskaduwa, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka (Formerly The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels)
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kalutara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kalutara
#4 Spa Hotel in Kalutara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kalutara
#4 Family Hotel in Kalutara
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kalutara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Turyaa Kalutara 4.5*
Number of rooms: 199
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Ramada Resort Kalutara Hotel Kalutara
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