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Royal Palms Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Kalutara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2014

We as a family had spent great holidays in this hotel. We appreciated the very attentive service in the restaurant, during our pool stay as well as the room service. The food in the restaurant is really the best we have enjoyed in Sri Lanka. Also we we have to mention the management, because our flight was really very late and they offered us to stay in our room till we had the pick up for the airport transfer. For us it is very sure, this hotel we can highly reccommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We visited this hotel 9th march for 12 days. From the moment we arrived we were warmely welcomed and my partner and i knew we had chosen the right hotel. Our room 334 was well furnished and the room boys who came in the mornings and turndown service kept our room immaculate. The food in the restaurant was excellent and always piping hot. I thought i would struggle as i dont like curry or fish, but i didnt go hungry once. Every single member of staff were an asset to the royalpalms hotel. We cant wait to go back!

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2  Thank monkeyglobal
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We had booked a week In Dubai and a week in this hotel in Sri Lanka ,,After being kept waiting at reception for almost 2 hours then taken to our room, only there One hour and had to complain ,as the room was so Dirty and stunk of Cats wee in fact the whole hotel did!!!The beds were dirty and old the base of the mattress was full of holes,and no way were we sleeping in those beds ,, so while they moved us to their best room (which i wouldnt allow my dog to stay in) we sat at the pool ,unable to enter the pool as it was full of dead crabs !!! far from amuzed!!! the pool bar lacked any signs of Hygiene ,,the pool was in a very bad state steps loose tiles off to the point we felt in unsafe !!! at that point we packed our bags and flew back to Dubai and had a wonderful stay at the Westin thank god for Dubai !!!!

Room Tip: Dont go here !!!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank thornbird
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Elsworth P, Manager at Royal Palms Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Dear Sir,

Please accept our sincere apologies over the inconvenience you encountered during your stay.

We understand the discomfort may have caused you. Please allow me to introduce myself; my name is Elsworth Perera, Residence Manager at Royal Palms Beach Hotel. The reason for my message is that I have noticed your Comments of the 23rd of March 2014. Our investigation is ongoing, as your date of stay was April 2014.

Please rest assured that the points you have raised are receiving our full attention and we hope to be in a position to answer you very shortly.

Appreciate if we could have your contact details to finalize our investigation since this is the first such complaint we have witness for the history of this hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Elsworth,

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Having just returned from what was our fifth visit to this wonderful hotel, it seemed only fitting that we post this review.
To have returned five times probably gives a reasonable indication of our liking for the hotel, nonetheless, some of the many pluses deserve underlining.
The hotel fronts on to a beach that is usually deserted save for a mixed handful of hotel guests, some locals and a few beach boys and sellers. The beach boys will try to interest you in a "trip" to various attractions across the island and the sellers to get you to buy a sari or souvenir - all low key, pleasant and polite and a refusal taken in good part.
The hotel facilities are superb and the food fantastic, the variety and quality over the various restaurants has to be seen and sampled to be appreciated. So good are the facilities you need never venture out of the hotel if so inclined, but I would urge you to get out and explore as there is a lot to see in this part of the country. The staff is polite, helpful, attentive and cheery in a manner that is all too rare these days.
Part way through a refurbishment programme, the room we occupied had recently been done and was excellent.
From the front office staff through catering, leisure, grounds, to pool and housekeeping, all contributed to another momorable stay.

Greg and Beth
Scotland

Room Tip: upper floor rooms in blocks 5,6&7 are quieter
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

A beautiful hotel, located just next to the wide, sandy beach (and next to the railway, but it really doesn`t disturb anything). Fantastic, friendly and helpful staff - always smiling, making every guest feel most welcome. High standard, clean rooms, simply but elegantly decorated. Wonderful food - each evening was a different buffet, local cuisine included. The best hotel I`ve been to :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mzywiol
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

I and my husband have stayed at this hotel from 03/03-07/03/2014. The first impression was very good during our check in, because staff of hotel have payed us much attention. Our room was very spacious and was very well equiped. Bed was big and comfy. Bathroom also had everything person needs starting with simple slippers ending with conditioner for hair. The territory of hotel is very big comparing with other 5* hotels at Sri Lanka on the beach. The pool is enormous and there is a pool bar what is very comfortable. It is a good place to stay with children, you can join many group activities which hotel offers and I noted that children were happy to take part in them as well. Hotels restaurant offers a big variety of food. The beach is good, ocean is not very calm, but you can swim in the morning and some time in the afternoon and not get much waves.The city center Kalutara is not far away and you can catch tuk-tuk to get there and do some shopping for clothes and food.

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1  Thank Olga M
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

this is a good 4 star hotel the room we were given was 242 it was clean and tidy and near to the beach the minibar is not part of all inclusive package there is a fabulous choice of food so there should always be something for people to eat the staff are friendly and attentive there is entertainment on at night from musicians to snake charmers on the whole it was pretty good entertainment there are shops within the hotel complex and also approx 200m from hotel outside there is a spa which offers a wide range of treatments this is based in hotel immediately next door the hotel is approx 3km from train station which would allow you to travelto galle in south of island or colombo which is approx a journey time of one hour it is an experience and dont expect a seat all in all i enjoyed my visit to this hotel

Room Tip: get a room as far from entrance to hotel as railway is close by this didnt detract from my stay
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: De Abrew Drive, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kalutara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kalutara
#2 Spa Hotel in Kalutara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kalutara
#3 Family Hotel in Kalutara
Price Range: £66 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Palms Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 136
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Royal Palms Beach Kalutara
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