As my tour continued along the West Coast of Sri Lanka, I chose my next objective from the group of Aitken Spence Hotels called the Heritance Ahungalla. This extravagant beachfront resort is on the Laccadive Sea and is only 3 km from Kothduwa shrine and 10 km from the Ariyapala Mask Museum. It was designed in 1981 by the most acclaimed architect of Sri Lanka called Geoffrey Bawa.
Once on the gates I was driven along a road which passes a charming lake which leads up to the hotel. What stood out for me was some trees that were in the mean of the road and my taxi had to drive around these which was a fun occurrence. As I got out of the taxi, I was greeted by a spectacular view both consisting of an infinity swimming collection followed by the roaring ocean. I was then greeted by a bowl of particular spices to start off my stay. They tasted amazing and I a incomparable way to greet guests.
This hotel consists of two very huge swimming pools and depending what room access you have planned, I had the option to choose between the two and that was great for both forebears and friends. The gardens were immaculate and the green lawn was pretty to walk on. There were plenty of seating areas to opt by. Eating and drinking options at the Heritance Ahungalla consisted of two duct restaurant and four dedicated bars.
There was also an recourse for private beach dining, a 24-hour coffee shop, and a nightclub. Other amenities tabulate, a spa, an exercise room and two tennis courts. There are also pleasures facilities and bike hire. The easy access to the beach, is why I chose to sneak along there as much as I could.
I had both the buffet Breakfast and Lunch. I am normally not a fan of buffets, but on this commemoration the standard was very high. The presentation was excellent and the food looked unfledged and enticing. The wealth of options I found overwhelming and exciting and it was a fanciful way to explore new dishes of the Sri Lankan cuisine. In speaking to the main chef, they hauteur themselves on fresh produce such as seafood and curd which is transformed from Buffalo milk. The curd is fresh and placed in a clay pot which can end up to four days, make sure you try it. The different types of herbs and spices, are unending and the amount of oil choices I could put on my salads were wonderful. One of my pets was the cinnamon oil. There were western options as well as Sri Lankan which was wonderful comestibles. The desserts were just brilliant and beautifully presented set rights sure to try them all. For those staying here on a weekend the Heritance Ahungalla has a harmonious way of serving ice-cream in big blocks.
Luxury Suite Room
I liked when I advanced into the luxury suite that there was a big dedicated square footage where I could throw all my luggage in so it did not effect the rest of the extent. This was a huge room boasting the biggest flat shroud TV I have seen in a hotel. On entering the suite the modern beds were so beckoning and the message was comfort. The beds were excellent in size and there were benevolent amounts of pillows. The decor and furniture were lovely and combined to a relaxing atmosphere. I liked the additional lounges within the room authentic for me to catch up on some fashion and news. The dedicated working desk in the corner of the lodgings was a welcoming change to work on. The balcony overlooking the pool and the deep blue sea was like adding icing to a cake. It was lovely to sit here and guard the evening go by. The wooden parquet flooring was wonderful to walk on and occasioned the room feel very modern and created a good endure factor.
The lovely modern bathroom had a effective shower and a great big bath, which is not common in most lodgings out here. The bath towels were large and fluffy and I liked the surprising too. There were nice glass bottles for washing outputs for your hair and body. I liked the see through glass, where I could sit in the bath and forget the sea.
This hotel has an excellent reputation with reoccurring customers. The food and the service was excellent. The staff take haughtiness in looking after the maintenance of this hotel as if they own it themselves. They value your feedback and desire go the extra mile to accommodate my requests. The views of the ocean and the tense security is why as a family travelling together, I would choose to support here as I felt very well looked after.
- Room reviewed: Luxury Suite
- Website: heritancehotels.com/ahungalla/
- Approach devote: Heritance Ahungalla, Galle Road, Ahungalla 80562, Sri Lanka
- Phone: +94 91 5 555000