It would be as much misnomer to call Max Wadiya a B&B as it would be to call it a resort. It is a small, high quality, high-service guest house. You ought to book for full board (3 meals/day) even if you know you'll be missing lunch occasionally because, frankly, the food is that good. The suites are lovely as well as practical: water pressure is excellent, the A/C worked reasonably well (though it was really, really hot outside), the internet connection was reliable and faster than we've experienced at lot more fancier places. They also supply electric adapters as Sri Lankan outlets are different from European or British 200 volt affairs.
The grounds are kept immaculate. The salt water swimming pool is spotlessly clean, as is the rest of the place. There are hammocks for chilling, and the beach about 30 feet from your room. A lot has been written in these reviews about the incredible service provided by the manager, Ranjan. He and his staff treated us as if we were the only and most important guests ever to stay over. We had our meals either at a gazebo overlooking the ocean, or on the veranda of our room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Max Wadiya is an award-winning select boutique hotel that offers an authentic Sri Lankan experience beyond 5-star. With a verdant garden opening onto a sweeping unspoiled beach, it offers a sanctuary of peace and tranquillity, a kitchen that rivals the best on the island and a professional and caring staff who will attend to your every need. Two luxury suites provide intimacy and privacy. A connected 3-bedroom villa, rented as a single unit, is just right for a family or group of friends. The entire 10-bed property, which can be expanded with extra beds for children, is perfect for reunions or gatherings of far-flung families. All rooms are en-suite with terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean. A secluded 40-foot infinity pool is a watery alternative to the sea, and ayurvedic treatments and massages are available on request. Tariffs are inclusive of three full meals, taxes, service charge and extras like coffee or afternoon tea. The Wadiya does not serve alcohol but guests are welcome to bring their own, without a corkage fee. The concept: your temporary home on the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Max Wadiya Hotel Ambalangoda
- Max Wadiya Sri Lanka/Ambalangoda