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“Fantastic hotel, exceptional food” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Blue Water
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Wadduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic hotel, exceptional food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed in the hotel for my honeymoon. I must say that Blue waters is an excellent destination. Even though I stayed for only one night, we had a memorable stay. From the welcome of the receptionist every thing was perfect. Food is exceptionaly great, and the service was good. Hope to visit this place soon.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the blue water hotel for your honeymoon and we are thrilled to know that your expectations were met and thank you for all the wonderful compliments extended to staff and food department.
While we wish both of you a life long happy wedded life, look forward to welcome you back perhaps for a longer stay in the very near future.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here for one week at the end of April. From the moment you walk in the door the staff are there helping in every way they can. They offers us a choice of two rooms which were both lovely!! We have a ground floor room which allowed easy access to the pool. I could not have asked for more from the staff they were all fantastic!!
The food was incredible with lots of different options and a cookery class on Wednesdays (unfortunately we missed this). We would highly recommend going to the Nautical restaurant it was the best food I have tasted in a long while we ended up going twice in the week. The waiters (so sorry I forgot your name) was lovely he showed us the wine cellar had the tabnle and wine setup for us on the second night and we thoroughly enjoyed talking to home not to mention the game of pool later that evening with him & Dom.

We had thunder storms every evening which was incredible!

I would recommend going to the elephant orphanage and the temple. I was amazed with the whole experience.

A visit to the spa is worth while with one of the best massages ever and at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jasmine F
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review of your recent holiday on TripAdvisor for the benefit of the future guest to the blue water hotel.
Your kind compliments extended to the service staff and food department in highly appreciated and thanks!
While we wish you both a lifelong, happy wedded life 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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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Stayed for 10 days and enjoyed every minute. The staff could not have done more to make our stay any more enjoyable - always smiling and helpful and any minor issues that we had were fixed within a couple of hours. The quality of the food - whether at breakfast, evening buffet or at Nautillus was exceptional. Booked a trip to Kandy through the hotel's travel office next to reception with an overnight stay at the Thilanka hotel where we experienced the same friendly welcome. Food was also exceptional. Our driver, Niroshan was knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the 2 days with.

Looking forward to a return trip to Sri Lanka and the Blue Water.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jonathan C
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing the blue water hotel as your holiday destination in Sri Lanka and for your lovely compliments to staff and food selection and quality during the entire stay.
We are also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed dining in the Nautilus a la carte restaurant very much.
Look forward to welcome you back in the very near future on your next visit to Sri Lanka.
Yours sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I stayed here, with a friend, from April 5th for 14 nights and had a truly amazing time. The staff cannot do enough to make your stay a memorable one. Those people who write critical revues when they get home should remember ........ You only have to mention something to staff and it is dealt with immediately. An issue with our room was responded to with every consideration. As a result we were able to upgrade to a suite for a reduced fee........ What an amazing way to stay! We loved it!!! thank you for making it possible. We did an overnight to Kandy through the hotel tour office and had the most amazing driver..... Thank you Niroshan, and to your lovely family. The food was excellent but everyone should eat several times in The Nautilus Restaurant- the food is out of this world.
My friend Alison was even asked to judge the Mr and Miss Bluewater competition- she hasn't stopped smiling. You must also cross the road to Benetton Gems- some truly amazing individual designs. All in all, I cannot recommend the Bluewater enough.

Room Tip: We originally had a very lovely superior room but the suite was absolutely wonderful.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pat U
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review of your recent holiday on TripAdvisor for the benefit of the future guest to the blue water hotel.
We are thrilled that your friend took part in the “Awurudu games” during your holiday and thank you for the lovely compliments extended to our staff and food department including the a la carte restaurant “The Nautilus”
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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Dublin, Ireland
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

Overall, loved this hotel particularly every single one of the staff that we encountered and that DOES make a difference.
Food was truly delicious, fresh, 'safe', and sufficiently varied. There was also the signature restaurant that we ate in a couple of nights. Such a pity we were there in low season, so the atmosphere was a bit quiet but the food and the service would not be beaten anywhere.
The hotel already know some of the bedrooms, particularly the bathrooms are quite dated and are working to sort that out. The view from the balcony was fab - out to the sea and the sunsets.
Loved the pool and gardens. Jimmy at the pool was very attentive! All the pool attendants were very professional and quick. We regularly had lunch at the pool restaurant, which was exactly what we needed. Nothing was too much trouble.
Criticism? Didnt even realise there were hotel shops until the last day! They really could sell themselves better.
The bar was drepressing.... really needs a revamp NOW. However all the bar staff we met made up for it!

Room Tip: Go to a newly renovated room!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VIVODublin_Ireland
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor of your recent stay at the blue water hotel and also for choosing us as your holiday destination in Sri Lanka, Wadduwa.
Your kind compliments extended to service staff is very much appreciated and has been passed on to the entire team!
We have noted your comments on gift shop advertising and also of the first impression of the bars and will be looked in to for improvement immediately.
Once again thank you and look forward to welcome you back in the near future on your next visit to Sri Lanka.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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852 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014

A nice seaside hotel.Went for a wedding, it has a nice ball room & the food was really great which was typical Sri-Lankan,

Unfortunately could not stay over as it was fully occupied, hope to make it again to stay over.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DilrukshiH
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking time to review us on TripAdvisor and for the lovely compliments extended to food department and the ballroom and its service staff. We look forward to welcome you back to experience the true blue water hospitality by spending a few days with us in the near future.
Yours Sincerely,
Janaka Jayasuriya
Resident Manager
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Lovely hotel, fantastic location. The hotel employees were attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was fresh, delicious and always presented beautifully. We stayed for 12 nights and ate different foods every night.
We were throughly relaxed due to a great night sleep every night and amazing air con despite the high temperatures and humidity in the evening.
We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Louise B
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Janaka J, Manager at The Blue Water, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for posting a review on TripAdvisor for the benefit of future guest to the blue water hotel and for your lovely compliments extended to service staff and Chefs department in particular with food selection, taste and presentation.
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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Property: The Blue Water
Address: Thalpitiya | Colombo and South West Coast, 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Wadduwa
#2 Spa Hotel in Wadduwa
#2 Luxury Hotel in Wadduwa
#3 Romantic Hotel in Wadduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Blue Water 4*
Number of rooms: 140
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