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Sanmali Beach Hotel

Beach Road,Marawila, Marawila, Marawila, Sri Lanka (Show on map)

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Features of Sanmali Beach Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • bicycle rental
  • business center
  • car hire
  • currency exchange
  • express check-in/check-out
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • poolside bar
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • games room
  • garden
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • private beach
  • sauna
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

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Resort Description
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Sanmali Beach Hotel is ideally situated in Marawila; ...see more Designed for both business and leisure travel, Sanmali Beach Hotel is ideally situated in Marawila; one of the city's most popular locales. The excitement of the city center is only 3. Km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Sanmali Beach Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour room service, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as private beach, sauna, outdoor pool, spa, massage. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Marawila, make Sanmali Beach Hotel your home away from home.
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karl B. Couples
Norway, February 09, 2015

weijuan Z. Couples
China, October 09, 2014
very good location

the staff are really helpful, the service is great and the sea view is wonderful.
It was a really pleasant stay. I would definitely recommend to my friends.
Edwin S. Families with young children
Sri Lanka, February 19, 2014
rather poor

only thing is its close to the beach.
no room service. dirty fridge and toilets. rather over priced. no wifi. breakfast was horrible. pool was extremely dirty. infact the filtration system was turned off. visa card pos system was not functioning. rather inconvenient this. beach was ok but cannot bathe because the location was such. rooms are very run down and badly maintained. linen smells awfull.
Hussain M. Families with young children
Sri Lanka, October 29, 2013
charm relax place for holiday

nothing to say best things about the hotel
need to clean the swimming pool not like in the hotel image.
KIM C. Solo travelers
Singapore, October 13, 2013
Nice quiet stay

Quiet stay, swimming pool, not many tourists
Nice stay. Decent size hotel with airy feel. All rooms face the sea. Some rooms have TV. Rooms a bit rundown - some refurbishing would be good. Note the hotel is in Marawila and not in Negombo. There are few hotels in Marawila along the beach front. Many residents have start claiming the land and beach. The restaurants in Marawila are rather pricey. CAWA is good.
Pernelle S. Families with older children
Denmark, March 30, 2013
Very quiet, nice. fine pool, very friendly staff

staff, pool
Very good, But it is not near Negombo. But to relax and lean back, it was perfect, very much because of the staff.
Mikael B. Couples
Sweden, February 28, 2013
The room was nice and big quite sourronding.

Calm place, nice staff.
Relaxing enviroment, beach ok. Friendly staff. The food served was very tasty. Pool clean. We enjoyed or time there.
Mark M. Couples
United States of America, February 21, 2013
Loved every minute

excellent staff, amazing view, remote location, quiet, affordable
I initially planned on staying one week at the Sanmali resort as my first stop in Sri Lanka, but enjoyed it so much I added another week The staff was so friendly & accommodating it was easy to feel like I lived there. The pictures fail to do the sunset justice, I would (in fact, will) stay there again. However, some notes for the potential visitor: -The Wi-Fi is hit & miss: sometimes it's great, other times you get little to no signal even standing next to the router. Be prepared if you need to regularly check e-mail or similar. -There are a lot of insects in & around the hotel. No harmful ones beyond mosquitoes, but if you come expecting "showroom floor" room you will be dissapointed. Small spiders, bees, & other bugs abound as well as a large number of geckos. Personally, these qualities make the place MORE appealing, but if you enjoy vacations as sterile as your living room, this is not the place for you. That's it. I'd recommend this resort to anyone.
Jan-martijn R. Groups
Netherlands, February 05, 2013
good relaxed start or finish of your trip

peacefull, relaxed, small scale resort
we stayed in sanmali beach hotel for 3 nights at the start of our trip. a taxi from the airport was aranged inside the terminal for reasonable 3000 r. welcome reception, and started with a downstairs room, while an upstairs was cleaned and were able to change rooms quite quickly. realy enjoyed the stay, nice swimming in the rough sea, and wonderfull welcoming staff. ate out at night , 2 times at tao further up the beach road. nice food, for little bit ouristy price. aprox 2500 rps tuk tuk for 300 rps. breakfast was nice, and plentifull. would return when in sri lanka.
willem K. Couples
Netherlands, January 19, 2013
Very good price quality balance

Simple but good rooms, nice garden with pool, right on the beach
Nice hotel, 60 min drive from Colombo airport. Quiet village on the beach. Friendly personnel, but poor in speaking english, say yes to every question. Good kitchen, we had breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rooms simple but adequate. Our non functioning airco was immediately repaired. Beachservice could be better ( parasols, lying beds etc.) Overall we were satisfied and happy.

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