8.7
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Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

"The breakfast was amazing and the food pretty reasonably priced."

Lucy - September 30, 2018

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Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Sittrakala Estate, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka, Ambalantota, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka, 82100 - See map
What guests are saying:Read all 354 reviews
Exceptional cleanliness
9.2 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional facilities on premise
9.2 facilities on premise

It’s got three pools but one of them is super kid friendly with slides , and the kids club was the best I have seen.

Dioni | January 12, 2020

This is a great resort to stay with toddlers or young kids, the best we have found in Sri Lanka so far.

Laurens | April 23, 2019

Absolutely great and friendly staff who are willing make sure your stay comfort and safe.

Vidura | December 13, 2019

Lots of fun activities (free of charge) including water slide, fun wet area, two pools.

Vidura | December 13, 2019

Cleanliness, amenities, room facilities and other facilities are good.

Vidura | December 13, 2019

Fantastic location, staff and very spacious and comfortable rooms.

Aruni | June 18, 2017

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

Value for money7.8
Distance to city center15 km
Location rating8.1

Rooms available at Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Premier Ocean
Premier Ocean
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Ocean Suite
Premier Ocean Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Ocean Twin
Premier Ocean Twin
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Premier Ocean View Suite
Premier Ocean View Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 super king bed
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Deluxe King Room
Deluxe King Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Staycation Offer: Deluxe Twin Room
Staycation Offer: Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Premier Ocean Room - Twin
Premier Ocean Room - Twin
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe King
Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa?

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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa?

Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa 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 164 USD. 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. A stay at Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ambalantota with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa?

Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    "This resort is great particularly if you have young kids."

    Dioni | January 12, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    "Good place to relax and spend a calm weekend."

    Vidura | December 13, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 
    "Excellent facilities and customer service."

    So | August 18, 2019

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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
354 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
9.2
Location
8.1
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What travelers say they love:
the property , facilities , location and staff is very good.
Sivaganeshan from Sri Lanka
Couple
More about Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

More about Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Overlooking the pristine southern coast of Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in rich history. The resort spans 53 hectares, with 300 spacious rooms and 21 suites. The resort is home to an 18-hole golf course, an expansive spa and a village that celebrates local Artisans. It also features state of the art fitness facilities, a dive center, a 30-metre lap pool plus an additional free form pool, tennis court and retail facilities.

Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa, is a place of personal peace and well-being that features exceptional Chinese and ayurvedic treatments. A 24 hour front desk for all guest inquiries is available for the discerning traveler. Rich and tasteful furnishings have been carefully curated to complement the surrounding natural beauty and local culture. Flat screen TV’s with cable channels, complimentary broadband internet and wifi access is offered in all rooms. A glass-enclosed shower, deep soaking tub, designer bath amenities, plush linens and extra-large towel for your comfort is also provided.

The resort offers guests a variety of exquisite dishes. A Sri Lankan restaurant, Bojun Hala; the beautiful Beach Grill; and Sera, which is inspired by the famous hawker stalls of Southeast Asia. Giman Hala and Ulpatha, provide a fine selection of refreshments throughout the day.

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Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining
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Swimming Pool
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
"Dinner is only a couple of inches away from being perfect."

Vidura | December 13, 2019

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

Restaurants on site

Sera
Cuisine:Asian, Chinese, Thai
Menu:Buffet
Bojunhala
Cuisine:International
Menu:A-la-carte

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Reviews of Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa from real guests

Overall rating
8.7
Excellent
From 354 reviews
9.2Cleanliness
9.2Room comfort and quality
9.1Facilities
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Rating via Agoda8.6
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Cleanliness9.2
Facilities9.2
Location8.1
Service8.7
Value for money7.8
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9.2
Exceptional
Robert from Switzerland
Family with young children
Stayed 8 nights in December 2017

mazing & very familyfriendly Resort - definitively worth the 4.5h car journey!””

We are a Swiss family of 5 currently living in India and wanted to enjoy a break-out to recover. We were very positively surprised about the Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort in all aspects. We enjoyed a lot the great infrastructure of the resort in combination with the wide range of activities as well as the many opportunities nearby such as safaris or turtles watching live at the beach. Our holidays were made very special by the hotel team from the day of arrival at the Colombo airport until the departure. The service quality was outstanding. Also, we enjoyed Sri Lanka as a holiday destination. A very special thank you goes to the crew of the flying trapeze. They teached us knee-hangs, flip backs and knee drops, which all our family members from 3 to above 40 years old enjoyed greatly. Also a huge compliment to the kids club crew. The hotel has a very professional manager who took excellently care of us and stayed in contact through out our stay and beyond.

Reviewed December 30, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Hind from Denmark
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

Perfect place to relax”

We were there when the hotel was at full capacity but the place is big enough that you can still get a lot of privacy. The rooms are stunning, the food is very good, and the staff is great but the pools can get overcrowded (with kids especially). The spa was a little disappointing... the space is beautiful and the staff very attentionate but the treatments themselves are not exceptional. Particularly disappointing is the spa pedicure which is quite expensive and has nothing spa about it. It's a plain pedicure that takes an hour long with no extra perk. The deep tissue massage was good.

Reviewed August 29, 2017

Dear Hind, Thank you for staying with us at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa. We are in receipt of your feedback via our on-line survey and agoda.com. We thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent stay experiences. Feedback is extremely important to us because it gives us an insight into the operations from a guest's angle. We believe that it is through our valued guest feedback that we are able to continue to improve on our services and facilities. Sincerely, Ghislaine Lê, Resident Manager

Responded September 21, 2017
Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
9.2
Exceptional
Laurens from Netherlands
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

This is a great resort to stay with toddlers or young kids, the best we have found in Sri Lanka so far. The swimming pools are great and very children/toddler friendly. The water slides are awesome for the kids. The food in the resort is pretty good and there's quite a variety of food available. I wouldn't say it tastes the best compared to some other hotels in the country, but still it's pretty good. There were also some peacocks walking around in the hotel garden, so it's nice for kids to look at. You could likely also do a Yala park safari from here, it's just about an hour drive. Don't know if there's anything else around in this area, but if you travel with kids around the country it would be good to stay here for at least 2 nights as 1 night would be too short to enjoy the facilities in the resort.

Reviewed April 23, 2019
8.0
Excellent
Tom from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

Honeymoon stay as part of our Sri Lanka tour”

This is a very up market hotel that we chose as part of our honeymoon. It was after 8 days of travelling around the country to just enjoy 4 nights of relaxing and the facilities. The hotel is beautiful and is a 5 star resort in that respect. Was clean and food was very tasty in their 4 restaurants. The staff were amazing. Always friendly and helpful. It served its purpose as a hotel to relax before we continued our travels. I would say that it is very expensive compared to the rest of the country and other glorious hotels we stayed at. It’s location isn’t ideal for trips out, which that wasn’t our aim but to be noted. The beach is beautiful but cannot swim in the sea as dangerous as is many places along the south. The golf was fantastic but the sport and recreation let it down due to poor equipment and lack of guest uptake, which was one of the reasons for picking this hotel. I did raise this with their management who have said they are looking into improving this.

Reviewed January 13, 2019
7.6
Very good
Pauline from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 13 nights in April 2017

Very good”

Hotel rooms and facilities, especially the spa, were very good and the children's entertainment was excellent, but sadly there was very little for adults to do if you didn't play golf! Evenings were too quiet and any twenty year olds would've been bored to tears. There were no other restaurants or nightlife nearby and you always needed a car with a driver to go anywhere which was very costly. Unfortunately the numerous Chinese guests in the hotel were very loud and often rude. Sorry not likely to return again.

Reviewed April 28, 2017
6.4
Good
micheal from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Hotel”

This is a 5 star hotel- at the very least there ought to be a refreshing drink on arrival, somebody to show a family to their room and better communication from the staff. I felt the food I ate in other hotels in Sri Lanka was of better quality and a fraction of the price compared to the Shangri-La. This was also an issue with drinks etc. where prices were comparable with the most expensive in the world. On the upside the amenities for children were fantastic. The golf course was well above average, even if some of the holes were out of commission due to ongoing works. As a value for money concept I believe the hotel scored low as evidenced by the 2 stars I have given above- Shangri-La you can do better!!!!!!

Reviewed January 08, 2019
8.8
Excellent
Jinadasa from Sri Lanka
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Excellent”

It is well located with all facilities and very friendly staff ever willing to help Rooms are spacious, comfortable Probably only drawback is fairly expensive food , we played Golf one round well maintained greens and fairways. , Very good place to relax

Reviewed February 05, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
anuwatr from Thailand
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

this is for golf player not a beach lover. ”

Newly opened, one of the best in Hambantota area.

Reviewed October 19, 2016
7.6
Very good
Lorinda from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

Excellent location but not well maintained ”

Excellent location and facilities. Rooms not as lush or as well maintained as other Shangri-La properties. Paint off walls, broken items in room, staff would not approach if by the pool to provide service unless you ask. Great hotel but not yet five star service. I’m sure they’ll get there.

Reviewed November 08, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
JUN from China
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Everything is great”

Shangri-la is only Shangri-la, truly 5 stars hotel.

Reviewed November 10, 2016
7.6
Very good
Lucy from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 6 nights in September 2018

Fabulous pool for small kids but quite isolated ”

Staff were amazing. So friendly and always helpful. The kids pool is amazing and our kids spent hours on the slides. The beach however is way too rough to swim in which is a little disappointing. The breakfast was amazing and the food pretty reasonably priced. The ShangriLa itself is quite isolated which is good and bad. There were almost no tourists in the local towns so it felt authentic. However the trek to get to the resort is a VERY long one if coming from Colombo. Overall a good experience but next time we will probably stay a bit closer to the airport.

Reviewed September 30, 2018
7.2
Very good
sanna from Sweden
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

Good for traveller with kids or if you want to play golf.”

It is only good for people with small kids or if you like to play golf. The hotel have not good food. But the staff is nice and the room. It was a bit kaos when we where there but guess they will be better after some time.

Reviewed September 21, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
So from Hong Kong
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Exceptional”

Fantastic hotel. Excellent facilities and customer service. Unfortunately during our stay, the hotel was hosting a private event with very loud 'nightclub' type music continuing late into the evening. Therefore depending on your room location, it can be very annoying.

Reviewed August 18, 2019
8.8
Excellent
danuka from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Excellent”

It was a really good stay Staff and the service was excellent but the resort very much needs to improve the food

Reviewed October 16, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Tamer from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

from unexpected to extraordernary ”

we checked in and we were wowed by the hotel and how grand it was, the hotel staff and hotel manger were insanely helpful, we got upgraded to the Araliya suite and the trip couldn't get any better, facilities are super amazing and food was awesome, we had one of the best vacation ever, we will definitely go back

Reviewed July 16, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Stephane from Singapore
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Excellent”

very nice with wonderful amenities. unfortunately we were quite disappointed by the food. You have no restaurant in the close neighborhood so you end to choose one of the restaurant of the hotel. You have basically two bars offering basic food (not tasty and not well prepared (bones in sandwiches)), one restaurant pretending to be upper scale (horrible food, worst food in Sri lanka in 2 weeks , no taste, very basic, no presentation). so in the end you have no other choice for decent food than the last restaurant which is a buffet. In several restaurants we had rude staff, each time it was when we came after 8:30pm (restaurant are supposedly closing 10 or 11.)

Reviewed December 30, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Diana from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

great hotel but..”

everything was great: food, staff and room. Only negative point was during check out. The person in charged our check out for more than half an hour!!!! we has to wait for a long time and they assisted a guest after us before attending to our needs, which was unacceptable. I didnt want to make it a huge issue but because of that i was not satisfied even though everything else was good.

Reviewed November 25, 2016
7.6
Very good
Antony from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

Great hotel but Looooong way from Colombo Airport”

Great hotel, food and facilities and I would highly recommend. Only downsides is the 5hr trip from Colombo airport and don't expect a nice beach that you can swim at, it has big breaking waves and hotel has warning signs advising not to swim and takes no liability if you do so. If you fly into Matala Intl Airport, only 30 min drive to hotel

Reviewed September 30, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Sivaganeshan from Sri Lanka
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Pricey but very good.”

Its pricey compared to other hotels. But the property , facilities , location and staff is very good.

Reviewed February 12, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Sandini
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Wonderful family holiday destination ”

Our whole family stayed there during Christmas. Everyone found the stay equally pleasurable and memorable. It was hard task to get my four year old out because he enjoyed so.. much, so were my teenage nephews and nieces. It’s the place to enjoy a holiday with kids.

Reviewed December 27, 2017
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