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Serene Pavilions
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Wadduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2014

stayed at Serene Pavilion for one night as the first stop in our honeymoon. Simply amazing experience. the chalets are beautiful and spacious with each having its own pool and Jacuzzi, personal butler service. The chalet has all the luxuries of fine living and perfect for a special get away.
The food is fantastic and the little area near the pool/porch is a lovely place to enjoy a meal in privacy while enjoying the sound of the ocean and cool breeze.
Very friendly service from our butler, chaminda, and from the guest comments it seems everyone is well trained and efficient.
Enjoyed every minute of our stay there..

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We booked our stay at Serene Pavilions as a very last minute "baby moon."
I am 5 months pregnant and my husband is working extremely hard, so we wanted somewhere with privacy that we could really relax.
We could not have hoped for better.
We took a garden Pavilion, which was the ultimate in privacy and relaxation. We wouldn't have even known there were other people staying at the property, had we not left the Pavilion for Breakfast and dinner.
Private plunge pool in a gorgeous decked garden. Stunning greenery, flowers and wild life. The bedroom, bathroom and living area were HUGE and gorgeous! Almost too much for two people!
Huge bathtub in the bathroom, plenty of room for two!
And our own personal butler. Who was understated, subtle and really quite wonderful. Bringing in fresh fish they had sourced that morning and offering to have it all cooked for our dinner or lunch.
A really fantastic experience. We were sad to leave.
We had visited Sri Lanka before and this time we didn't want to do any touring, it was about complete relaxation and if that is what you're looking for, you can not go wrong!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

Nice beach resort (only 12 suites) with very friendly staff (actually you have your own butler!). Very well maintained garden and pool area. Management is always present and trying to help within their possibilities. Very good food and very nice beach (always clean and well maintained in front of hotel). In the garden you will find about 5 waran's (large lizards up to more than a meter long !!!)
I would highly recommend two eggs sunny side up accompanied by dal (my absolute favorite, although they did not not this combination ;-).

Room Tip: one of the ocean villas - the garden villas offer more privacy but definitely the beach villa is wha...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank nombulele
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We have just returned after our stay at this hotel. WOW. What a stunning paradise. After a very long journey with delayed flights, we were given a very friendly welcome, check in was easy and quick, they fed us, and then gave us privacy to relax and catch up on our sleep. Our butler was on hand if we needed anything.
We stayed in a garden pavilion which was lovely. Spacious, clean, and with its own plunge pool. The rooms were cleaned every day, even tidied round on a night time when they came to turn down the beds. Our butler, Nimal, was fantastic, a font of knowledge, and always there to help. We would like to thank him for making our stay so extra special, and especially for being there at 4am on day of departure to say goodbye!
The service here is excellent, everyone greets you with a smile and they can't do enough for you. The pool boy, Mahindra was lovely, and very helpful. Staff stood at the entrance to the beach day and night to ensure privacy. The Hotel grounds are stunning and immaculate. The main pool is wonderful and most days we had it to ourselves . Fresh towels were brought every day at the main pool and to your own pool. Sunbeds were always available and Mahindra moved them to where you wanted.
Food – well what can we say – it was absolutely fantastic. The Chef, Hasantha Pinnaduwa, is so creative, and nothing was too much trouble. Anything you wanted would be provided, and presented with great flair. To be Executive Chef at such a relatively young age in this exceptional hotel speaks volumes to his talent. Watch this space, this man is a rising star in the food world.
This place is a gem, a little bit of paradise. It is quiet and secluded, just right for total relaxation, but maybe not for you if you want any night life.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

well what a great place to stay right on the beech , service was 100%, our butler looked after all our needs , ice and lemon was brought to our suite at around 6 ever night food was also good about same prices back home , we had a sea food meal at jeni rest appox 2min from the hotel and great food and good value, we had 500 kg of king sizes prawns a whole lobster and a whole mullet all for £35 all in all great place to stay

Room Tip: we stayed in a beach front villa with a pool so much space only one draw back that the pool look rig...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

My husband and I have just returned yesterday from this hotel. We were staying on our honeymoon for 2 weeks. WOW. What a stunning paradise this is. absolutely fantastic in every way. I can't understand the bad reviews, all I can say is these people must either be blind or just moan about everything in their lives!

Check in was easy and quick, they understood we were tired and gave us privacy but we had the butler on hand if we needed anything.

We stayed in a garden pavilion, it was lovely. Spacious, clean, own plunge pool, The rooms were cleaned everyday, even tidied round on a night time when they came to turn down the beds.

Our butler, Suminda, was fantastic. They work hard and very long hours but the service is excellent. Always on hand if you need anything but you can also have privacy, they aren't always in your face.

All service throughout is excellent, everyone is friendly and can't do enough for you. The pool boy, I forget his name, shame on me! But he was excellent, very helpful, He even took us into the sea one day as we were not keen on going in alone. There are staff stood at the entrance to the beach day and night on watch, to make sure no one wonders in. They also clean your feet every time you come back from the beach.

Hotel grounds are stunning and immaculate. There are so many maintenance staff, working all day long at preening, gardening, watering etc. Not one thing is out of place.

The main pool is amazing, we had it to our selves more or less the whole time as everyone was sunbathing in the gardens, in their pavilions etc. Fresh towels every day at the main pool and in your own pool. Sunbeds already sorted for you and moved to where you want them when you come out. You don't have to lift a finger.

Food - wow. Fantastic. We went all inclusive so didn't look at the prices too much. But the food is amazing. The chef is so creative and nothing is too much trouble. If we didn't like something on the menu, he would cook what we wanted. presentation is beautiful and plentiful.

I've gone on a bit here but I just want people to know what an amazing gem this is. It is quiet/secluded and not much to do on a night. Also, can feel as if you have the staff and hotel to yourself sometimes, which was nice but may not suit some people wanting to make friends, be lively on a night etc.

In one word, paradise. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Garden pavilions are so much more private and walled off from the hotel. Ocean pavilions have some o...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We recently spent 8 nights in an Ocean View villa at Serene Pavilions and could not recommend it more highly. If you are looking for total peacefullness and pampered luxury then this is the place for you. We paid for the all inclusive option but broadly ate and drank whatever we wanted whether or not it was supposedly included in the package and yet there was no further charge. Nothing was too much trouble for our Butler, Thrahatra?, and Mahindra the pool guy was also fantastic. The food was first class, the Sri Lankan curry breakfast was a stand out meal - we had it 4 times!

We took an overnight trip to Kandy, flying there by sea plane and returning by rail to Colombo the next day. This was a wonderful trip and enabled us to sample some of the culture of the country.

We have been to many great hotels across the world, but for a slice of peaceful pampering Serene Pavilions takes some beating.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Serene Pavilions

Address: 20 Upali Mawatha, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Wadduwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Wadduwa
#4 Spa Hotel in Wadduwa
#5 Luxury Hotel in Wadduwa
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Wadduwa
Price Range: £257 - £629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Serene Pavilions 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Serene Pavilions is a spacious tropical haven, located on the Southwest coast of Sri Lanka. The boutique hotel comprises of 12 Balinese-inspired pavilions, spread over 5 acres of landscaped gardens dotted with coconut palms and lotus ponds. Each pavilion offers a sumptuous bedroom, large living and dining areas, a marble bathroom with Jacuzzi, a kitchenette. The delightful outdoor area features a private plunge pool, and a wooden sundeck with outdoor dining space. With an emphasis on personal service, Serene Pavilions can craft your dream escape. Start the day with breakfast served by your private butler by your plunge pool, or take a dip in the Indian Ocean. Unwind in your villa, where a mix of Sri Lankan and Balinese furnishings create a natural style and tranquil atmosphere. Play tennis, swim a few laps in the central pool, enjoy a spa treatment, or sit back on the beach and wait for the spellbinding sunset. For dinner, choose from the daily menu, or book a private dining session and give the chef free reign to create something new. Then enjoy a nightcap at Amritha Bar as you listen to the waves roll in. ... more   less 
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