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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our last stop during our vacation in Sri Lanka and I was so excited to spend few days at the beach until I got at this hotel. The hotel needs some upgrades ASAP. Our room was huge but awful at the same time. No queen on king size bed... instead we had 2 single beds together. Everything looks... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic location right on amazing beach view of pigeon island. Well maintained garden clean swimming pool .Rooms are spacious well cleaned.Great service by the specially the steward served to us. we were well looked after by the F&B Manager Only disappointment was when we went for B'fast some dishes were empty and lack of TV channels but we didn't want... More 

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srilanka
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very Good Hotel, stayed there for 2 days in October with my family, staff were very helpful Buffet food variety was good compared to other hotels in East coast. WiFi was good Beach had the excellent view the pigeon island located in the middle

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4 Thank ahamed m
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Average hotel. We went there with 10group of friend. 2meals were buffet. Lunch was set menu. It was average. Very near to pigeon island. Rooms was average. But there was a very bad smell at the bathroom. Small bathrooms.

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2 Thank Piumalie L
PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Many thanks for your valuable feed back . With regard to the bath room smell we have already rectifed . More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good location.but not good rooms and very bad looking garden near the beach.ayurveda spa together hut is not compatible.receptionists not friendly.unable to speak English.already closed eight thirty in the morning swimming pool.pool boy not friendly.low losses will range.

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8 Thank nalin f
PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Many thanks for your feed back . We have taken serious consideration the areas which you have indicated and taken necessary action . More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I agree with most of the reviews I read before arriving; the place is somewhat run down and needs upgrading. I can't comment on value for money given I booked through an agent and don't know exactly what he paid but I was expecting more. A very small old-fashioned box TV and towels that lost their fluff years ago sum... More 

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1 Thank Shroomonthego
PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Value Guest , Many thanks for your value comments . More 

Kotte, Sri Lanka
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Had a long weekend and most hotels were full up, but luckily this was available at a 40% discount on a credit card offer, which worked out to Rs 16k per night for a triple room (as we have 2 kids) . At first we were very doubtful as most reviews were not good but anyway we took the chance... More 

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3 Thank Dinendra484
PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Many thanks for your feedback . We trust you enjoyed your stay at Pigeion Island Beach Resort and we are looking forwad to welcome you once again. More 

Cairo, Egypt
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

we were in a deluxe room sea view, very nice view, food buffet for breakfast and dinner had a lot of variety and food tasted delicious, we stayed for 2 nights. the ocean's beach was very clean, staff were extremely friendly and supportive. a very nice massage treats are there.

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3 Thank mahitabk2015
PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, many thanks for your valuable comment . We at Pigeon Island Beach Resort is looking forward to welcome you once again. More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Yesterday we were at pigeon island beach resort, after hectic work schedule i wanted a relaxing holiday. Problem started with the booking it self. Hotel front office says rooms available, their head office sales and marketing people says no rooms. I was wondering about their sales oriented acts and the link between the hotel and the head office. Any how... More 

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Thank Raam T
PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Sir , Many thanks for your comment . Wiith regard to the rooms avaialblity sometimes we get last minute cancelaltions , In this instant rooms will be avaialble at the last minute . Anway trust that you have enjoyed your stay at Pigeon Island Beach Resort . More 

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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Myself and family arrived at this Hotel for our wedding and from the moment we got there it was very clear that they were un-organised, incapable and complete con artist! When we arrived none of the hotel rooms where ready leaving us sitting around reception for 2 hours whilst the attempted to clean the rooms, have guest vacated from rooms... More 

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PIGEONISLAND, Management Team at Pigeon Island Beach Resort, responded to this review

It’s our duty to serve our guest the best possible way and which we were flexible at all times to meet clients requirement which we go beyond our limits to fulfill our clients need and wands to satisfy them. Some of the members of this group arrived early morning to the hotel. As the hotel was full due to high... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pigeon Island is located north of Trincomalee, off Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka. It offers 38 rooms (A/C), including suite rooms all of which have mini bar, internet, satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. Some of its amenities include spa and fitness center for adults, and play area for children, reading corner, and a secure outdoor playground for children. Scuba Diving ,Snorkeling,Fishing, Trolling,Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching,Catamaran Yacht for daily rent out, Romantic Dinners organized by the resort on a yacht or at the Beach (through reservations) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pigeon Island Beach Resort

Address: 11th Milepost, Nilaveli 31010, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Nilaveli
Price Range: $112 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pigeon Island Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Rooms of Pool view or Suits on Ocean Views are good”
 of 5 bubbles ahamedm, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The few beach facing rooms have a long lawn between hotel and beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Shroomonthego, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“only 3 facing the sea, so doubt it would be available. Get a room closer to the beach, but you will have a longer walk to the buffet”
 of 5 bubbles Dinendra484, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“take the deluxe room, we stayed in 311”
 of 5 bubbles mahitabk2015, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else - Nilaveli beach hotel”
 of 5 bubbles AvrilF846, 17 Jul 2016 | Read review
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