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Weligama Bay Resort
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Weligama
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Very pleasant stay ... perfect!

The hotel is really nice ... I think it perfectly fits the category of boutique hotel.
With a good location and easy access.
It is situated in a charming fishing village in Weligama Bay, 10 minutes from the town center and 15 minutes from the island Taprobane.
The rooms are comfortable, clean, modern. At the time we stayed at this hotel the manager offered us an upgrade to a garden village. Superb!
The hotel staff are very friendly and always willing to help.
Housekeeping staff every day left messages on bed, designed with flowers. We love it!
The restaurant staff were amazing ... whenever possible, the food was cooked the way we liked more ..

The food was very good and there was always plenty of fruit.
The only thing less positive was a thing with our bill. They put more extra values in our account .. we only bew aware of this after checkout and leave the hotel!But I believe that was not intentional .. anyway do not do as we did and confer the account.
Regrettably, I think this hotel will not survive long in the market. Right next to the hotel, the Marriot is building a monstrous hotel .. it is indeed a pity. Especially because the Weligama Bay Resort combines much more with the surrounding landscape than the marriot's hotel that is being building there.
I strongly recommend to stay at Weligama Bay Resort ...

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

This place is truly magnificent. I have chosen Weligama Bay Resort to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and couldn’t find better place for this special day. Since the moment we arrived (we came too early but there was no problem at all – gentleman who was welcoming us with big smile announced that we can check –in immediately!) until the last minutes of our stay we felt very welcomed and everybody looked after us so well.

We stayed in one of the chalets which was specious, very comfortable, with many great facilities and huge bathroom equipped with both shower and bathtub. I would highly recommend it for couples as there is plenty of privacy, close to the swimming pool and ocean and you have your private sitting area (terrace).

The beach is just amazing – you can feel like in paradise and sea is safe for swimming.
On top of the above was the staff. Very friendly, very positive, always smiling. They have made my boyfriend’s birthday so special, have prepared lovely decoration in the room, the best table in restaurant with beautiful setting and great surprise – birthday cake!

We had an amazing time and would like to thank all of the staff for their efforts and making our stay so special. I would highly recommend this place to everybody!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JustineR126
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

Good location, with lovely beach frontage and a very pleasant walk to Weligama along the beach, or visit the numerous small fishing communities which are dotted all along the huge bay.. Downside is it is close to the road and there is a major hotel construction taking place next door ( this is more a criticism of Marriot Hotels who are building something completely out of character with the area and locale). However, once in the garden villa or by the pool or on the beach you are completely unaware of these distractions and with the choice of pool or ocean swimming, surfing, walking, eating, just soaking it all up on a lounger or going slightly further afield to watch the stilt fishermen at work it is a great place to spend a few nights.

Room Tip: Do not know about the rooms in the main hotel block, but the garden villas are excellent, with a hug...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Keith S
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Reviewed 15 April 2013 via mobile

The website is more than misleading. There is a huge construction site right next to the hotel. The rooms are ok but the price is excessive in comparison with what you get in return.
There are empty bottles in the garden here and there. The beach in front of the hotel is not even maintained by the hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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2  Thank weiniBangkok
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Katerina P, General Manager at Weligama Bay Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2013

Dear client,
thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor and thank you for your visit in our property.
Let me please just to explain you, the construction next to our property has nothing to do with our property, there will be a new Marriott hotel buildt, it is the Srilankan government interest to improve the Tourism in our area. They are running usual working hours from 8.00 am - 17.30 pm, no work during the evening.
Regarding the beach - all beaches in Srilanka are public, our interest is to keep the front beach clean as we do on daily basis as well as the garden.
Thank you for your understanding and hope to welcome you again in our property.

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

Great location, lovely beach with volleyball court and good waves for surfing. The buildings are in nice style with wooden floors, air conditioning and really comfortable beds. There is medium size swimming pool and restaurant where they serve amazing fish, steaks and salads. You can also borrow surf from the resort, free of charge. The staff is kind and helpful. Ideal for families with children!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank MatejC899
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

This is an excellent place - clean and friendly with great food and a nice beach-side bar.
We went there in February 20013.
The only negative was the large number of day-visitors using the pool.
There is building site next door but, as we out most of the day whale- watching, we hardly noticed it.
We would definitely go back.

Room Tip: Villa rooms are very peaceful - room service do an evening anti-mosquito service as standard.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Hugh-Val
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We didn't stay here but had dinner one night and it was the best dinner on our whole trip! Staff were so friendly and nice, restaurant had nice candles on the tables and it was really clean and super relaxing atmosphere. We ordered the seafood platter and it was amazing. Also got the fruit platter for desert which was super good.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Johanna A
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Additional Information about Weligama Bay Resort

Address: 254 Matara Road | Pelena, Weligama, Matara 81700, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Weligama
#4 Luxury Hotel in Weligama
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Weligama
Price Range: £79 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Weligama Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Weligama Bay Resort is 4**** property with 24 rooms and suites. ... more   less 
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