We spent 5 nights here after our tour of the island and stayed in a Garden Villa. The room was massive with loads of storage space and had a large bathroom with a semi-outdoor shower which I loved! The bed was comfortable and each day was scattered in fresh flower petals.
The staff were fabulous and absolutely nothing was too much trouble - even bringing a dish of prepared aloe to soothe our sunburn (self-inflicted by sitting in the pool drinking beer for far too long!). The pool was one of the biggest we had experienced on our tour and would have been perfect for laps had we brought our goggles with us.
The hotel was excellently placed for whale watching from Mirissa, the town of Weligama just 5 minutes away by tuc tuc and the train station not far away for trips to Galle.
As the hotel was full to capacity for 4 of the 5 days, breakfast was a buffet and was very extensive with western food and some sri lankan goodies too - loved the banana cake. Even on our last morning, breakfast was a la carte and we had a choice of three or four different breakfasts to choose from.
Others have complained that the food was expensive. Yes, you can eat much cheaper in Sri Lanka but to have a great ocean view with good ambience, extensive selection of food and no plastic tablecloths, we found the price of the food very reasonable.
The beach is beautiful but the sea off Weligama is best for surfing or learning to surf, although it was very calm at times for swimming. There are little coves nearby or more sheltered areas of beach which are perfect for swimming.
Yes, there is a hotel being built next door and we did experience some disturbance from it but Katerina and her staff (and Dasha the Hotel Dog) were so wonderful that we were able to forgive this noise.
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- Weligama Bay Resort is 4**** property with 24 rooms and suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Weligama Bay Hotel Weligama