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Weligama Bay Resort
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Weligama
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We definitely enjoyed our stay at WBR (X-mas 2013) - but it is also true that all the roses also have some thorns:
Yes, the location is great with the resort being placed directly next to the wonderful (narrow) beach - but you need to develop some kind of tunnel vision to really ignore the HUGE hotel construction right next to the WBR site which literally dwarfs poor little WBR. However it is possible.
And yes, the staff is very friendly - but their service is not very consistent. English is not fully understood by all waiters, and your orders are sometimes misunderstood or much delayed.
The restaurant is not fabulous and the quality of the serving differ from day to day; but it is not bad either. (Generally speaking, food quality is not very high in Weligama at all - try Mirissa or Galle instead for a treat).
The rooms are very nice and very clean. But in the main building some guests may also be annoyed by the road noise (esecially during early morning hours).
The pool/bar area is also very nice.
The (Czech) management is friendly and helpful.
In sum, WBR offers a nice base for exploring the southern parts os Sri Lanka, but it is not cheap (db room starting at 250$/night). Would we choose WGR again ? Maybe not, if good alternatives could be found - but if they can't we would not be unhappy to go back to WBR. Because in spite of all the caveats we did have a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: The rooms in the main building are somewhat exposed to road noise, especially in the early morning h...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in a junior suite.

This property, as other reviews have said, has a great location and wonderful views. Yes, there is some construction going on next door (should be done in 5 months), but it did not bother us - you hear the sounds of the waves more than the construction.

Best part of this hotel are the services and staff. They try their best to really take care of you here and they pay attention to detail. They are professional and friendly. I put this down to excellent management which this hotel clearly has! This was a welcome break from so many other hotels in Sri Lanka which were friendly but greatly lacked good service.

The food is good. Breakfast was great, with more western options. They have excellent Sri Lankan curry for lunch/dinner! They do need to work on making good pasta however.

Weligama is a great beach that is not as busy as Mirissa, and other beaches in the area. Surfers seems to like this beach. There are quite a few bars and other simple-style restaurants to chose from. I'm sure this will increase year by year. Go now! It's a 20-30 min drive to Galle which is great for evening walks and shopping.

I would definitely stay here again !!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Myself, my husband and his parents have just spent 8 days in this wonderful hotel. The rooms are large and well equipped, great views from room balcony, pool is a good size, restaurant has good selection for breakfast and other meals. Hotel is right on the beach and very helpfully have a selection of body boards and surf boards you can borrow.

Room Tip: Middle rooms 4/5/6/7 have best views down middle of garden looking towards the sea.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank CathyHurman
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

we spent two days at the resort during our honeymoon and were absolutly pleased with it. The rooms are luxury and beautiful, the breakfast was good, the location was great for those who like to surf or even learning to. We booked the room through agoda and got a cheaper price comparing to the price the hotel offered (150$ for the deluxe room which is the basic room). Just one thing, the nearby hotel is on constraction but we were not annoyed by that. Overall we would recommend it warmly.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Very nice resort with comfortable villas and direct access to the sea. Personnel was friendly and at very good service. Kitchen was really great. The only con is a construction site of Marriott hotel next door.

Room Tip: If not limited in budget go for the single villas facing to the beach
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Really nice hotel .stuning view.very close to amazing mirissa beach.5 minits to WELIGAMA town.we stay two nights this hotel and happy to stay again.the beach is best place for the surf lessons.Great service and clean rooms.

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Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Excellent boutique hotel overlooking the Wilgama Bay. The hotel is also located very close to an excellent surf point and it is a great location for armature suffers to learn. On the day of our arrival we arrived very late, after mid night and the kitchen was closed but the staff still prepared us a sandwich because we were hungry, excellent service. The rooms are very good, it has all the amenities you expect from a boutique hotel and they are clean and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and their service is very efficient. There is a large hotel which is being constructed right next to this hotel and it can be a little disturbing but I guess this temporary and should be over in a few months. Not too many places to go eat/party near the hotel but a short 10 - 20 min drive down the road you can find many seaside bars and restaurants in Unawatuna and Mirrisa. Highly recommended this place if you want to spend some quite time on the beach without spending too much money and enjoy excellent service along with good quality food.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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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:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Weligama
#4 Luxury Hotel in Weligama
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Weligama
Price Range: £97 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Weligama Bay Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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