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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Trincomalee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Lovely hotel with great location but the meals were disappointing....”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is a lovely hotel along a lovely quite beach. The views are superb. The hotel has nice clean rooms with great views over the bay. The beds were comfortable. The pool was refreshing but it was difficult to get pool towels or find a deck chairs. Breakfasts were delicious but lunch and dinner was very disappointing, expensive and overlooked. If it wasn't for the lovely staff we would have been very disappointed with the hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the first floor away from the restaurant.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your comments of experiences at Chaaya Blu during your recent visit.
We are happy your were satisfied with staff and facilities.
We will strive to improve upon bettering out Food experiences.
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a beach cottage at ground floor which was great because you literally stepped out onto the beautiful beach. The room was nice and clean, spacious and nicely decorated. Airco did not function optimally and the minibar fridge was mot working. Room service menu was nice and best option in our opinion as normal dinner buffet was expensive and typically large scale touristic. Same goes for the excursions.

All in all a good hotel but with room for improvement and very tourist oriented.

Stayed July 2014
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience during your stay at Chaaya Blu.
Attention will be paid to further develop the ventilation in rooms in order satisfy out guests.
Special rates are offered during the off peak between October and March.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great Hotel on the Beach. Nicely decorated hotel, little Ibiza style. Perfect spot for daytrips in the neighbourhood. Definetly include snorkeling at pigeon island and book this in the hotel.
They offer competitive rates and equipment is excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for a beachroom in the seperate buildings on the left side if you look to the Beach.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Edo196418
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for your encouragement and comments.
We are grateful to you for sharing your experience at Chaaya Blu.
Its satisfying to note that we have met your expectations and hope to see you back on your next holiday.
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Albany, New York
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a beautiful beach hotel with chic décor and well-kept grounds. Staff are there to wait on you hand and foot- the in house tailor even fixed a zipper on my husband's backpack! Fresh squeezed juices and cold towels were made available to guests at check in. The rooms were some of the loveliest in Sri Lanka and the beach and pool kept us wonderfully cooled during the hot sunny days. I would suggest venturing away from the hotel, in regards, to any snorkeling trips or even restaurants- unless you get a package where meals are included. Things decrease in price significantly once you venture off Chaaya Blu's grounds. Another issue, is that it seemed like it took forever to have our rooms cleaned. I don't think we received fresh towels and maid service until almost 5pm! All in all, our lovely room, the impeccable grounds, and astounding scenery- kept us in heaven, even if just for a few days!

Room Tip: Check Agoda.com or other travel websites for seriously discounted rooms here!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience during your stay at Chaaya Blu on your visit to Trincomalee.
We are happy that you are satisfied with our facilities, and been able to enjoy your stay.
We regret the delay in servicing your room, we will ensure that we pay attention to correct & improve our service delivery.
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

At the beginning of May I travelled with a group of 12 Czech tourists to Sri Lanka. As they wanted to prolong their stay by some leisure on the beach for five days, our Sri Lankan travel agent choose for us the Chaaya Blu Hotel in Trincomalee. His choice was more than excellent. Not only did we stay in a good and clean hotel but the ocean at that time of year was quiet with small waves only. The beach was nice and even the usual local folk on the beach were friendly and not intrusive in selling their stuff.

All my clients enjoyed the stay enormously. The staff was friendly and helpful but definitely the best part of the stay was the excellent food. The kitchen staff under the guidance of Mr. Viswajith Dissanayake, the executive chef, prepared very tasteful dishes with many delicacies.

I was especially touched by the utmost care dedicated to the cleaning of my room . Always there was something special to admire. (see the photo)

We were happy to be in the Chaaya Blu Hotel during the Vesak Holidays. All the hotel was nicely decorated and illuminated and we could enjoy the holidays in a wonderful place with wonderful people.

Many thanks to all of you in Chaaya Blu Trincomalee. I will definitely come again and bring more tourists to such a nice place.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
We were honored to have been able to get your review.
Thank you for sharing your groups experiences at Chaaya Blu during their stay and publishing some photos.
We are happy that we were able to deliver to the needs of your clients and our valuable guests.
We hope you join us to repeat this experience for next years Vesak.
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France
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Very well organised and comfortable hotel. Good rooms, excellent bathrooms, lovely swimming pool, good location. Food excellent.
Our visit was a little ruined by some American Naval personnel who were loud and insensitive to others around them.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 11 November 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience during your stay at Blu
We are happy to have met your needs and look forward to hosting your again.
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Three days at Chaya Blu were heaven! It was sad to leave this chic hotel on the gorgeous Uppuveli beach near Trincomalee. We stayed in a beach chalet which was lovely although request a downstairs chalet which opens right out onto the sand.
The staff are so hospitable and even though the hotel is quite big, they took the time to give us a very personal experience. A special mention to Kenneth the restaurant and bar manager who went out of his way to look after us.
Uppuveli Beach is splendid and we walked it for an hour every day. For the more adventurous, there are day trips to Pigeon island for snorkeling and lots of water craft to enjoy the picturesque sea.
Lunch was somewhat limited. There is the buffet in the main dining room or the beach side Crab cafe but the buffet is too extensive and Crab too western.
Overall a fabulous hotel with spacious modern rooms, lovely pool, perfect accessible beach, amazing staff!

Room Tip: We liked the beach side chalets but be specific... ask for downstairs and close to Crab restaurant...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Lankesha, Manager at Trinco Blu by Cinnamon, responded to this review, 11 November 2014
Thank you for your comments during your recent visit to Blu
We are happy to have met your expectations with our produces and service.
We hope to see you soon.
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Property: Trinco Blu by Cinnamon
Address: Sampative Post, Upuvali, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Trincomalee
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Trincomalee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Trinco Blu by Cinnamon 4*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once a 70s resort, Trinco Blu by Cinnamon was transformed to a retro-chic design decorated with bleached wooden decks, cut cement floors, rattan furniture and denim trimmings with a splash of orange to contrast the Blue and White hues. ... more   less 
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