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Shangri-La Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota
Shangri-La Hambantota

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8.6

Excellent

374 reviews

374 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport 20.8 km
Weerawila Airport 24.7 km
Koggala Airport 83.1 km
Ampara Airport 150.2 km
Ratmalana Airport 151.9 km
Bandaranaike International Airport 176.3 km
Batticaloa Airport 189.8 km

Shangri-La Hambantota

Sittrakala Estate, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka, Ambalantota, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka, 82100 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Ambalantota part of Ambalantota, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Private beach

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Golf course [on-site]

Spa

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center15 km
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Shangri-La Hambantota

Premier Ocean
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Ocean Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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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
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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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 Room
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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JANAPATHI SUITE
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  • Room size: 240 m²/2583 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Premier Ocean Suite - King
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Ocean Room - King
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Shangri-La Hambantota?

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 Hambantota?

Shangri-La Hambantota 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 Hambantota 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 Hambantota 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.

Is breakfast offered at Shangri-La Hambantota?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Shangri-La Hambantota. Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. 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 Shangri-La Hambantota?

Shangri-La Hambantota features 4 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Shangri-La Hambantota?

Shangri-La Hambantota 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 Hambantota

  • 9.6

    Exceptional

    "The resort is also beautiful"

    Dioni

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    January 12, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

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

    Vidura

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    December 13, 2019

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Fantastic hotel."

    So

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    August 18, 2019

Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
374 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
9.2
Location
8.2
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More about Shangri-La Hambantota

More about Shangri-La Hambantota

Shangri-La Hambantota

The facilities and services provided by Shangri-La Hambantota ensure a pleasant stay for guests. 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 taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Ambalantota.
Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests. 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 ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
In-room conveniences include 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Shangri-La Hambantota. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms. Shangri-La Hambantota also provides a hair dryer and toiletries in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. 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.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Shangri-La Hambantota. The private beach at the hotel is a very special feature, providing direct ocean access exclusively for guests. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, salon, steam room, spa and sauna. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
The hotel's the poolside bar allows you to have the most casual of cocktail times with a mellow drink. For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the hotel's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like water park made available at Shangri-La Hambantota. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the yoga room, golf course on site and hiking trails in the hotel.
Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and games room. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the shops and souvenir shops.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Swimming Pool

1 mention

View

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Malay
  • Sinhala

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

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

  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water park
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Yoga room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • 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
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Buzzer/wireless intercom
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mini bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Sera

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Thai
  • Menu: Buffet

Bojunhala

  • Cuisine: International
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Location
Sittrakala Estate, Chithragala, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka, Ambalantota, Ambalantota, Sri Lanka, 82100
Excellent
Location

8.2

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.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • There is an additional meal charge for children. Please contact the property directly for more information.
  • 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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee164 USD
  • Distance from city center15 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 USD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges3
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants4
  • Number of rooms 300
  • Room voltage230
  • Year property opened2016
  • Most recent renovation2016

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 USD

Reviews of Shangri-La Hambantota from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.6
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10
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities9.2
Location8.2
Service8.7
Value for money7.9
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9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (11)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (4)
Time of the year
Mar - May (8)
Jun - Aug (5)
Sep - Nov (14)
Dec - Feb (18)
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10.0
Exceptional
Vidura from Sri Lanka
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Spacious & star class hotel with exquisite features.”

Absolutely great and friendly staff who are willing make sure your stay comfort and safe. Good place to relax and spend a calm weekend. Lots of fun activities (free of charge) including water slide, fun wet area, two pools. Cleanliness, amenities, room facilities and other facilities are good. Breakfast buffet was all right, however, do not recommend dinner here at all. Dinner is only a couple of inches away from being perfect. I am sure it will improve in no time.

Reviewed December 13, 2019

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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

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9.6
Exceptional
Dioni from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

loved it”

This resort is great particularly if you have young kids. 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. The resort is also beautiful

Reviewed January 12, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
devaprasad from Sri Lanka
Couple
Premier Ocean
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

great stay”

ist class beach resort

Reviewed May 12, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
So from Hong Kong SAR, China
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

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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

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7.2
Very good
Erandi from Sri Lanka
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Satisfactory ”

No Valet parking.Staff was very friendly. Ala cart menu is very expensive and have limited options to select.Hotel location is very nice.Rooms are very clean.Our mini bar was empty and we had to ask form them to refill the mini bar for several times.Buffet have variety of foods.

Reviewed March 10, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Blanca
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Nice traditional hotel”

Nice accommodation with great access to the area.....Caves, Pollinawarra, Harulla etc.

Reviewed December 26, 2019

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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

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2.4
Tanya from Canada
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Terrible experience”

This hotel is not worth going all the way to Hambantota for. The staff were unfriendly and the hotel is very dated. We have travelled to many hotels in Sri Lanka since we have visited the country three times and this was our least favourite spot. The rooms and amenities were on the expensive side and was not worth it, were even surprised this was part of the Shangri-La chain.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

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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

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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

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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 Hambantota
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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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