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9

Exceptional
/10
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Food & Dining4
Beach4
Housekeeping3
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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 60 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Nilaveli Beach 2.5 km
Pigeon Island National Park 2.6 km
Trincomalee War Cemetery 5.0 km
Jetty Police Station 6.7 km
Vilgam Vihara 9.7 km
Whale and Dolphin Watching 12.2 km
Snorkeling / Surfing / Scuba diving 12.2 km
Uppuveli Beach 13.2 km
Hot Springs of Kanniya 13.5 km
Kanchimadam Government 15.7 km
Nilaveli Beach Resort

"Neat little touches made the whole experience extraordinary for a 3 star hotel."

Roy - November 25, 2019
Deluxe Double Room Nilaveli Beach Resort
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Nilaveli Beach Resort

Km. 19, Nilaveli Beach Front, Nilaveli Beach front, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Tel (94) 777 951871 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Nilaveli Beach front part of Trincomalee, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous China Bay Airport. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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  • Airport transfer

  • 60 meters to the beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Blackout curtains

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center20 km
Location rating9.1

Rooms available at Nilaveli Beach Resort

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.1

King Room with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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King Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 2 queen beds
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Nilaveli Beach Resort?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Nilaveli Beach Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Nilaveli Beach Resort?

Nilaveli Beach Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 140 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Nilaveli Beach Resort has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Trincomalee with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Nilaveli Beach Resort?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 10 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Nilaveli Beach Resort?

Nilaveli Beach Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Nilaveli Beach Resort?

Nilaveli Beach Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What popular beaches are close to Nilaveli Beach Resort?

Guests at Nilaveli Beach Resort can easily visit Nilaveli Beach in the Nilaveli Beach front area.

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What people love about Nilaveli Beach Resort

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Neat little touches made the whole experience extraordinary for a 3 star hotel."

    Roy

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    November 25, 2019

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "The room was supper clean and stylish."

    Roy

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    November 25, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We had all our dinners on the beach, it was a great experience."

    Triin

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    July 7, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 182 Trincomalee properties
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Room comfort score
9.1/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Service score
9.2/10
Location score
9.1/10
Better than
98
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Better than
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96
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Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
152 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.1
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What travelers say they love:
The hotel was beautiful, staff perfect and food excellent.
stephen from Norway
Couple
More about Nilaveli Beach Resort

More about Nilaveli Beach Resort

Nilaveli Beach Resort

Nilaveli Beach Resort is a smart choice for travelers to Trincomalee, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time. Lose yourself amidst the natural charm of the sea with a stay at Nilaveli Beach Resort. Stay flexible with your holiday planning when you're in Trincomalee at Nilaveli Beach Resort, just 19.2 km from China Bay Airport.
Nilaveli Beach Resort provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hotel's easy to book transportation services. The hotel provides car hire services to help you find what you want in Trincomalee.
Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's tours. The hotel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Nilaveli Beach Resort include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The hotel also provides guests with bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms.
Nilaveli Beach Resort also provides a hair dryer and toiletries in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Nilaveli Beach Resort offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. The hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like fishing, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 96% of accommodations in the city.
This hotel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 97% of accommodations in the city.
Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.5

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Beach

4 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Swimming Pool

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Sinhala
  • Tamil

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laptop safe box
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
Food and dining
Restaurants on site

Rainbow Lounge

  • Cuisine: American, Asian, International
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
Km. 19, Nilaveli Beach Front, Nilaveli Beach front, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Tel (94) 777 951871
Exceptional
Location

9.1

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee140 LKR
  • Distance from city center20 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)270

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)10 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2015

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Nilaveli Beach Resort from real guests

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Cleanliness9.4
Facilities8.5
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality9.1
Service9.2
Value for money8.3
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9.2
Exceptional
Fairouz from India
Family with young children
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

Lovely stay”

We stayed at Nilaveli Beach Resort 5 nights. It was perfect : The deluxe room was very nice, well decorated and the bathroom amazing Everything was very clean and the cleaning staff very efficient when you ask something Breakfast is delicious fresh fruits/small croissants/cake/omelette... The beach is just front of the hotel and you can swim then enjoy the Transat. The beach is very long and you can walk for a morning or evening walk, very pleasant...And you can see the fisherman every morning fishing and pulling their nets. The staff is very efficient and they answered all our request I definitely recommend this place

Reviewed December 31, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Oliver from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 8 nights in May 2015

Phenomenal ”

Location, accommodation, diving on pigeon island

A perfect location to relax and unwind, friendly staff and beautiful accommodation serviced daily. Although it was rainy season the weather was stunning (mid 30s each day). Location is around a 20 minute drive in a Tuc Tuc to Trincolamlee which is worth exploring. Snorkeling tour to pigeon island was fantastic however other guests were not happy with snorkel quality (some were apparently broken) we read other reviews before leaving and purchased new snorkels which is a good idea. If you are heading to Nilaveli from Colombo its worth flying, we drove and it was a long journey (6hrs or so), we did however make 2 stops on the way to ride elephants and also take a tour of a local spice museum. All in all a lovely location. Also pick up snacks etc from Trincomalee as there is not a shop close by, there are however road shacks and stalls on route.

Reviewed June 01, 2015

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8.4
Excellent
Emma from United Kingdom
Group
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Beautiful .. but quiet”

The rooms, beach and sun loungers at Nilaveli are picture perfect .. but "resort" is slightly misleading. It's very small, with not many rooms and the only facility is a single restaurant. If you want to chill out this is perfect - but two days was enough for me. Everything we had from the dinner menu was wonderful - but breakfast wasn't great. The eggs are cooked in some horrid type of fat - possibly palm oil.

Reviewed October 19, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Clayton from Australia
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

A Little Bit of Paradise”

Nivali Beach Resort was a beautiful place to stay, kicking back on a deck chair and unwind at the conclusion of our Sri Lankan adventure. We loved the fact fishermen were active in front of the hotel and we could swim. The rooms were beautiful and food at restaurant amazing! We cannot fault the service. What could improve is a better internet coverage- they have dialog in each room, but it kept needing to be recharged. Air-conditioning is quite loud- fan has three settings, but they are all the same. We think perhaps units are too large for room. Possibly a swimming pool to lift it to a five star rating and a liquor licence. We very much enjoyed our stay at Nivali Beach resort and have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others.

Reviewed April 03, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Triin from Thailand
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

When we arrived at NBR we realised we were the only two people there. Everyone else has cancelled due to the what happened at Easter. The last two nights just one other family was there, so most of the time we got to enjoy a super private resort. The resort itself is lovely, with a huge private beach and a warm and clean sandy sea. The restoran served delicious meals, they also had wine and beer, but no cocktails, although that was not a problem for us. The seafood served was very fresh. We had all our dinners on the beach, it was a great experience. Our room was comfortable, the bathroom huge with a great shower. We slept incredibly well. The staff were great, always smiling and helpful, it was just a bit sad to see the whole place so empty, but it seemed to be slowly bouncing back. We also visited another resort for dinner nearby, but they lacked the atmosphere of NBR, and were much more commercial.

Reviewed July 07, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Nazish from Pakistan
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Wonderful Stay in Nilaveli Beach Resort”

Me and my wife stayed for 2 nights and enjoyed a lot in Maldivian like resort. Its a very good start for tourism lover. Beach is also good and resort almost in front of Pigeon Island for snorkeling activities. Food quality is also good. Room services are efficient. Few suggestions I would like to present. 1. They must construct pool in front of seaside 2. Buffet breakfast must be served on daily basis. 3. Some indoor sports activities like table tennis, snooker/pool, Chess must be arranged in order to cater night time. 4. Volley / Foot ball must be arranged for outdoor sports activities.

Reviewed February 16, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
steve from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Great place to chill”

Excellent place for a few days. Probably better suited to couples than solo travellers. Superb rooms, though not much to do at night. Huge stretch of unspoiled beach front. I guess this is part of nilavali's attraction as it won't stay that way for long.

Reviewed April 09, 2016

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5.2
Brian from Australia
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Very disappointed”

My wife and I arrived at Nilaveli Beach resort at about 4pm all excited for a 2 night stay. We even more excited when we saw how beautiful it looked. To our disappointment we were told that we were double booked and there was nothing else they could do but upgrade us to another hotel. Reluctantly we agreed to have a look at this other hotel that was on offer but to our disappointment it didn't even get close to comparison. They young boy Sen who took us to show us the option and his manager didn't really care and just said that's all they had to offer. We eventually found another place but nothing to the comparison that we booked. The hotel we stayed at was very nice and so was there staff. We were also told by the hotel staff that they heard of this happening at Nilaveli Resort often.

Reviewed April 26, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Paul from Australia
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Sit back and relax”

This resort is so quiet and small. Only about 20 rooms and a deck chair for everyone overlooking a calm, safe beach. Not much to do outside the gates so bring a book (Internet not the best). The rooms are well appointed and clean with a balcony leading right onto the sand. Staff (surprisingly, all male) were attentive and the chef was happy to accommodate my dietary requirements. There is no pool but when the sea is so calm, warm and safe it would seem superfluous. A nice break from the constant travel and sight seeing.

Reviewed June 18, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
stephen from Norway
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 5 nights in January 2019

The hotel was beautiful, staff perfect”

The hotel was beautiful, staff perfect and food excellent. It is at the far end of the beach, but everything is easily reachable with tuk-tuk. Because of the seasons in Sri Lanka, be aware of the time of year when booking. If you like a quiet and relaxing time the winter months are good, if it is a more active time then the summer season is perfect. But whatever season you decide to travel I would recommend this hotel.

Reviewed January 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Daniel from Germany
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Stunning location and tranquil resort ambience”

From The moment we were greeted with the custom Sri Lankan overflowing friendliness we felt right at home in this beautiful paradise like resort. The rooms are spacious and clean, the restaurant food is delicious. Stick to the Sri Lankan loca spacialties though, I have yet to find someone in Sri Lanka who can cook a decent steak. They arranged a trip to Pigeon island for us which is straight across and only a 5 minute boat ride away. The wifi in the room is super slow and basically non-existent, much better in the reception area. But then, what do you need wifi for in paradise?

Reviewed September 13, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Carlos from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

A real gem”

A small resort hotel in a lovely location. The accommodation is excellent. Very good food, sufficient variety, good value. Swimming good and fabulous snorkelling nearby. Highly recommended for a peaceful and relaxing stay.

Reviewed February 13, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Denise from Switzerland
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in February 2016

Couple on holiday”

Very nice place with excellent food. Good place to relax. Beach is very clean in front of the hotel, unfortunately not when you go further down. Very helpful and friendly stuff.

Reviewed March 01, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
marjan from Netherlands
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Beautiful stay at the beach”

I loved this place. We had a lovely and fantastic stay. Only the restarant could be better at night. We had the fish plate and for a location right on the beach I expected more.

Reviewed January 27, 2017

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7.7
Very good
Novarro from Australia
Family with teens
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2015

Beautiful Resort, needs improvement in services”

Location, cleanliness & friendly staff

Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the setting of the resort. Water was cold in the mornings due to Solar Heating not functioning combined with poor weather. Perhaps, an additional off-peak hot water system may improve and provide guests, particularly overseas tourists with warm showers. NO DRIVER QUARTERS in this resort, and our driver was given an another hotel down the road 3.5 km away and we were asked to pay for driver's accommodation and meals. On written request to owner, Driver's accommodation costs, excluding meal costs were refunded. This should not be the norm.

Reviewed November 01, 2015

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6.7
Good
Young from South Korea
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Overpriced resort with unprofessional staff member”

The location right in front of the fisherman action, the beach and the wooden bungalow

Room is very nice all made by wood, and the beach right in front of the hotel shows all the fishermen actions. But staff service level is far behind the standard what you're paying for. The phone in the room didn't function at all which makes it hard for us to contact the staffs for anything, and after informing them nothing was done to fix the matter. Breakfast was so so. One tip, make sure you go to Pigeon Island National Park and swim with the black tip reef sharks. The visibility is quite good and you'll see a lot of marine life!

Reviewed August 05, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Holly from Australia
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Gorgeous ”

We had a wonderful stay in our cute bungalow, away from it all on the semi-private beach. Lovely helpful staff. Only thing missing was cocktails! The food is lovely, the bar only serves beer and wine.

Reviewed July 09, 2016

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7.6
Very good
Emma from United Kingdom
Group
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in October 2016

Picture perfect”

The rooms, restaurant, beach and sun loungers were wonderful. It is quite compact, with only one restaurant so it's perfect if you want chill out time.. There may not be enough to keep you occupied for more than a few days, though. Evening meals were top notch. Breakfast not great due to cooking eggs in some hoodie kind of fat - even the poached eggs.

Reviewed October 17, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Jacques from Belgium
Couple
Deluxe Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Noisy Eden”

It's a real paradise corner, but unfortunatly during our stay it was construction work and garden maintenance, which is alittle bit Noisy. But all is perfect and I can recommand this resort

Reviewed May 14, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Roy from Sri Lanka
Couple
King Room with Ocean View
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

3* Hotel with Five star Quality ”

While we spent only one day at this hotel. The room was supper clean and stylish. Neat little touches made the whole experience extraordinary for a 3 star hotel. No TV in the room so if you are planning to stay in make sure you have your own entertainment 😉 I would most definitely stay here and happily recommend this hotel to my friends.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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