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!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Weligama Bay Resort is 4**** property with 24 rooms and suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Weligama Bay Hotel Weligama