My Wife and I (38 and 24) visited this Hotel for our Honeymoon, in January.
We were a bit apprehensive, because there are not many reviews written. Hopefully this will help people choose, if they are checking Trip Advisor.
The Hotel is located on a beautiful clean beach. We did not have to share it with anybody else! The Sea can be rough at times with an undercurrent, but if you swim in the coves surrounded by rocks, you will be fine... Don't go out further than you can stand up!
Kalutara is not a 'touristy' location. There are not any Bars and Restaurants like you would see in the UK. The surrounding area is quite run down, but that kind of adds to the experience... Be very careful not to be ripped off, in the actual Town!
Swimming pool is lovely. The photographs really don't do it justice, as it is actually bigger than it looks in pictures, and surrounded by beautiful plants.
WiFi is very good.
The rooms are lovely and clean. View from every balcony is on to the beach.
There is a nice restaurant / breakfast area, and also an upstairs lounge, where we spent most evenings reading and watching films on our tablet. Alcohol is served at the Hotel, but please don't travel here expecting to go to other Bars... They honestly don't exist.... At all!!
Food and drink:
Breakfast was fantastic. Every day, we had a basket of warm bread, with butter and jam. A piece of fruit (pineapple, melon etc) and either an omelette or fried egg. Served with tea or coffee.
Dinner was a mixture of local food and European food. Soup as a starter, followed by a main course. My Wife loved the Chicken Cordon Bleu, with chips!! There were also Fish dishes, Rice dishes etc.
Lunch is not included, but very competitively priced. Banana Fritters were a personal favourite!
Things to do:
Either book via the Hotel or Uplanka Tours. We stayed for 9 nights, and did the Galle tour, Kandy tour and also a half day on Bentota beach (calmer sea) and the local waterfall.
Both the Hotel and Uplanka Tours will also organise airport transfers for you, at a good price.
We loved this hotel. If you are looking for somewhere to simply relax for a week or two, this place is ideal... Please don't travel expecting a nightlife scene!
The Hotel owner (Nelson) is a lovely man, as is his Son. Both will bend over backwards to ensure you have everything you need. Nelson would often sit and chat with us, in the evening.
While we were there, Nelson invited us to an anniversary memorial lunch for his Wife, who passed away a couple of years ago. This was a wonderful gesture, and we were honoured to attend.
My Wife and I would not hesitate to recommend this Hotel to anybody from the UK that would like a relaxing getaway.
If you have any questions about the A-Prima, please don't hesitate to contact me.
The Hotel email (not easy to find!)address to book direct is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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