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“Beautiful resort + great Sri Lankan service + beach = paradise”
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Amanwella
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Tangalle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Our gorgeous room had every luxury amenity plus smaller details like note cards and bar snacks. It also had a spectacular ocean view with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and a full length balcony. It was spectacular to see during the day and the sound of the waves lulled us to sleep at night.
The ocean was extremely rough. We saw a group go in for a swim and one of the (2) hotel lifeguards accompanied them until they came back out. The beach was very clean.
My favorite part was Nero, who looks like he's mostly black lab. He's the official greeter but I guess he got some time off. We played in the waves and the sand until we both needed a nap.
It is a fabulous place and we would really like to go again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

As my title would imply the Amanwella is hands down the best luxury beach accommodation in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. I spent the second part of honeymoon here and I had a great time.

The food, staff, service, rooms, atmosphere were top of its class and they were so flexible with all our requests.

I have become an Amanjunkie!!! :)

Room Tip: Go for the rooms smack in the middle between their beach club and main restaurant
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank UdiWickz
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We have found paradise! My husband and I enjoyed 8 beautiful days at this incredible property. The location, the buildings and the staff were amazing in every way. What I love about Aman properties is that they select the most picturesque locations and make sure not to ruin it with too much construction and ugly buildings. The suites were nestled into the cliff side overlooking a beautiful bay. We were lulled to sleep each night by the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. The people were as amazing as the property itself. Our private butler, Ihsan, was friendly and always on call to support us in any way. He even served as our tour guide when we went to visit one of the local Buddhist temples. Charlie, the F&B manager, was available for light conversations in the bar, or to recommend a local drink. The chef, Sujith, was a joy for my husband and I and will be to anyone who is a foodie. My recommendation is to stay away from the menu and arrange your dinner with him during breakfast. His Sri Lankan dishes are the best! We stayed at the end of July and I found the timing to be perfect, despite being considered “low season.” The weather was ideal, it wasn’t too busy, and the whole week was spectacular. Amanwella is excellent value for money as it has the five star foundation couple with genuine warmth and hospitality. I can’t wait to return – I am an Aman-junkie!

Room Tip: Any room is beautiful. Most are stand alone suites but there are a few that are connected closer to...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ashley B
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

I would like to thank all the people at Amanwella for providing me & my family with a holiday of a lifetime. We enjoyed the 4 nights stay. The Ocean suite was beautiful & the view was breathtaking. On a more constructive note, it would be great if you could have some Sri Lankan food in the menu. But the food was lovely & very tasty. Thank you once again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 October 2013 via mobile

Words cannot explain! This place is simply fabulous. The scenery is dramatic, the grounds are immaculate, the staff are absolutely kind and helpful, and the villas are exactly what you would expect from such an exclusive resort: undeniably the best! You come here to forget the outside world and indulge in what only the lucky few can ever hope to experience: paradise in Sri Lanka...

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

From the moment we stepped into the beautiful entrance and were welcomed by all the staff, we knew we were going to have a great stay.
The minimalist architecture, perfectly integrated in the natural environnement, makes you feel really relaxed. The bay surrounded by the hotel is just wonderful. It's probably the most beautiful beach in Sri Lanka.
We immediately fell in love with this perfect sand beach...
The 46 meters swimming pool overlooking the sea is also a big plus.

All the rooms have a great sea view. We were in a ocean suite. These rooms have the best views even if the waves can be quite noisy. The terrace is definitely the best part of the room ( huge and nicely designed).

We found the food to be quite good and the cocktails at the bar not to be missed. Special mention to the beach club for the amazing barbeque dinner.
The staff was great and particularly friendly.

We were aware of some drawbacks other reviewers noticed and it didn't ruin our stay at all. These drawbacks are:
- the villas are not totally private as the villa above yours has a partial view on your swimming pool. It was not a problem for us as we were most of the time on our terrace and prefered to use the main swimming pool that was often empty.
- the shower is open air so you can find some bugs inside. But again, no big deal for us.
- the big waves can make the swim quite difficult. Two lifeguards are always there to help you to find the best area.

These minor drawbacks were largely compensated by the peaceful atmosphere and the Aman touch.
We also found the prices of food and excursions really reasonable for this standard of hotel.

Overall, a great place to stay and relax in Sri Lanka after visiting the cultural triangle and the tea country. One of our favorite beach resort.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Georges_AS
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Me and my partner have stayed in Amanwell(This is the 3rd Time actually. We loved it first time and one place we always go back) this May.

Resort and Service was excellent and view was breathtaking. if you go there you need to try Amanwella Signature Cocktail from the bar.... exquisite fine dining,Chefs special Srilankan meals were no words to explain.....

We have enjoyed so relaxing 3 days in beach with one of the best customer service we have ever received.

Thank you.....

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dhanika R
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Additional Information about Amanwella

Address: Bodhi Mawatha, Wella Mawatha | Godellawela, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Tangalle
#4 Family Hotel in Tangalle
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tangalle
Price Range: £488 - £970 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amanwella 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach, Amanwella is a seaside resort offering 30 contemporary suites, each with private plunge pool and terrace. The resort's suites are linked by pathways along a landscaped rise with beach and ocean views. Guests can relax on the expansive terrace surrounding the main pool or on the sand beach. The seaside town of Tangalle is nearby and a short stroll will reveal village life and Sri Lanka's diverse flora and fauna. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amanwella Hotel Tangalle
Amanwella Resort Tangalle
Amanwella Sri Lanka/Tangalle

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