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The Blue Water
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Since we got married at this hotel in 2008 we have visited this hotel many times.

Simply the best beach resort in sri Lanka.

From a tastefully decorated room to an stunning view of a Sun set over the Indian ocean this is purely a place to come and forget about the rest of the world.

From the moment we checked-in to the time we had to leave we were treated like royalty by the wonderful staff..

And the selection of food was endless and definitely yummy.


Thank you

Can't wait to come back for another stay. .

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
1  Thank Dinesh7777
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the blue water hotel as your holiday destination in Wadduwa and for posting a review on TripAdvisor for the benefit of future guest to the hotel.
We are very pleased to learn that you have enjoyed the great architecture and the blue water hospitality very much and look forward to welcome you back in the very near future.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I returned on Sunday from this lovely hotel (There at the same time as the Irish wedding party).

I'll echo what they say, excellent staff, well trained, helpful and sincere. The duty manager Laksikah is worthy of high praise for his handling of a delicate situation while we were there. He was also visible almost all day every day.

A worthy tip is to visit RUCHI - the blue building across the road from the hotel - he does tours considerably cheaper than the reps do. He or his brother (Thara) will be your personal guide
along with a driver. Virtually new mini buses or cars along with well planned visits. Don't be fooled by threats or warning from the reps, Ruchi offers high quality value.

Difficult to fault the place really.

Plus points:

1. Staff (always greet with a full, genuine, smile)
2. Beach location.
3. Cleanliness
4. Food quality (other than the flies)
5. Sleep quality.
6. Nautilus Restaurant - simply delicious if you fancy a change to the standard restaurant.
7. Excellent gym and massage facilities.

There aren't many minus points to be honest.

1. The crows are annoying along with the blank shots that are fired to scare them.
2. Covers are required for the salads and deserts to keep flies off them.
3. The entertainment is average and echos around the hotel at night.
4. The hotel looks uninviting from outside and should have flowers in the car park and the entrance pools just inside the hotel need something in to make arrival more pleasant.
5. Beach sellers (polite and better than all other places I've been to)

We will certainly return as soon as possible.

Room Tip: 3rd floor main block or one of the new suites.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank sunseasandtequilla
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor for the benefit of future guest to the hotel and for the lovely compliments extended to service staff and food department.
Thank you for pointing out pluses and minuses and we will certainly look in to where improvement is possible keeping in mind the Bawa architecture.
We look forward to welcome you back in the near future when your travels bring you closer to us.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

i have just returned from our daughter wedding at the blue water resort, we were a party of 6 and i found everything to be first class. STAFF were more than good, willing to go the extra mile for visitors. Food and hygiene were excellent, no one in our party could find a fault. I hope i am lucky enough to get the chance to return to this wonderful hotel in the beautiful island of Sri Lanka

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank mary r
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor of your recent stay at the blue water hotel and we are thrilled to hear that all were up to your expectations and more.
Look forward to welcome you back when your travels bring you closer to our City in the near future.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

I never wanted to be for this hotel provided it was a very popular place among most of guests I have spoken (because I wanted to check in to places that others have not much visited).
But the from the moment I checked in It was proven I was wrong.
Pros:
What a landscape and architecture, well trained staff, gorgeous food with plenty of varieties, yet very reasonable. They got a massive beautiful pool.
Cons:
No 24 hr laundry service

Room Tip: If you need open space hotel with plenty of new air circulation, great food, trained staff, this is a place to be.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the blue water hotel as your holiday destination in Sri Lankan and for the lovely compliments extended to the service and food in general. We will definitely look at your suggestion with regard to 24 hr laundry service.
Look forward to welcome you back in the near future on your next holiday to Sri Lanka.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager

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Reviewed 8 April 2014

My second visit to The Blue Water, really enjoyed it both times. The gift shop and jewellery shops opposite are well worth a visit - the staff are incredibly friendly and will help you with anything. I needed to get some jewellery repaired and my mother went for her wedding rings and was extremely happy. Very friendly, fairly priced and fantastic service!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor and for the repeat patronage to the blue water hotel. We look forward to welcome you back in the very near future when your travels bring you closer to us.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager

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