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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a place to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city this is the place! Property- like a small village with chalets around Rooms - were clean and spacious and nicely decorated. However the room we stayed in was made of wood rather than cement so if it's not your thing might want to think...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful hotel with a very chilled out atmosphere, the staff are very attentive but not overbearing and can't do enough to ensure you have a pleasant stay. We had the villa with AC which was very comfortable and having a baby gave us full amenities for all the baby stuff. Our 8 year old had movies in the bar...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was such a beautiful experience while in Sri Lanka. The Palagama resort is tucked away far from everything else, and you really get the feeling of being in a oceanfront paradise. The staff are incredibly nice and accommodating, from Sunil, the head chef who taught a brilliant cooking class, to the on-site masseur who I visited a few times...

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Holetown, Barbados
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Palagama. It's chilled out, offers great food, has great staff - we couldn't fault it. Very family friendly, free bikes to pootle around on. Unfortunately the beaches nearby (Palagama appear to clean their beach regularly) struggle with plastic pollution but I think that these days it's difficult to get away from.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is something natural, I went this place number of times and treated very well by the staffs. It is a beach hotel which is situated in Puttalam town. When you are in puttalam, you should not miss this, If you miss you are not a nature lover!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you Viraj for everything you did for us. All I can say is you have to go to a place like this to enjoy a fantastic peaceful holiday. We have not been to such a private resort like this with only 14 rooms that made everything so special. Thanks for everything.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A beautifully landscaped tropical beach resort whose individually designed cabanas are set within a tranquil, idyllic location. Friendly staff, fabulous margaritas, roast cashews, curry leaves and garlic nibbles...gorgeous! Excellent food offering traditional Sri Lankan breakfast too. I would highly recommend this resort. Have been here twice now, most recently for a wedding which will be impossible to top. Dancing late...

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Herzlia, Israel
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Spent 5 wonderful days in june Viraj and his crew were there for all my needs The food was outstanding with the chef availible for all special requests This was my seond stay at palagama beach resort and am looking forward to my next visit Do not hesitate if you like a a natural setting and being pamperd this is...

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edinburgh
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Our driver got lost trying this place as it's just so hidden. I've never stayed anywhere like this before it's like a boutique resort. The pool is just stunning and I spent 1.5 days in it as it's the best way to keep cool. I loved the huge gazebos to hide from the sun and have the odd siesta. I...

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Location – fabulous and tranquil location, chosen specifically to avoid the more commercial tourist-laden southern beaches. The peaceful location and setting made for a very relaxing 3 night stay. Accommodation – we stayed in the Nelum beach cabana, which was really spacious and wonderfully decorated. The shower was the best out of our entire holiday. The cabana has both a...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palagama is a beautiful tropical beach resort designed by world famous architect Cecil Balmond and John Balmond. Ideally located along a sandy beach, more than 2 kms from the main road, the resort enjoys pristine and serene surroundings. The number of cabanas has been limited to 16 to be able to provide tailor made experiences for our guests. Designed using natural materials and inspired by the local architecture, our four Beach cabanas offer direct view of the Ocean and espouse an Eco Chic vibe. Other Cabanas and Villas are nestled amidst tropical and lush gardens. Despite its small size, Palagama offers all the services and facilities including a great outdoor restaurant serving western and local cuisines with a special emphasis on seafood, a beach bar fully equipped with an international selection of wines, a fresh water infinity Pool, SPA, travel desk, complimentary wifi, local bikes tours, handicraft shop, daily recreational activities and cooking classes. Day excursions include seasonal dolphin and whale watching, KITE SURFING expeditions in Kalpitiya and day safaris to Wilpattu national park famous for leopard sightings. Palagama has all the ingredients for a fun and relaxing beach holiday. Just 2.5 Hours from the airport, it is also an ideal gateway to the famous Cultural sites of Sri Lanka including Anuradhapura, Sigiriya and Kandy, as well as a relaxing stop before or after an international flight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palagama Beach

Address: 12 Palmyra Avenue | Ettalai, Alankuda, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Price Range: ₹ 8,576 - ₹ 17,016 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Palagama Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“The beach Cabanas don't have AC. No kite school at the hotel its at the lagoon, you can kite off the beach if you have your own gear.”
 of 5 bubbles tomhC3714DT, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Beach cabana was really great”
 of 5 bubbles , 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are individually designed and offer garden or sea views.”
 of 5 bubbles carolynr94, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Beach cabanas”
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“Nelum cabana is further away from the pool so quieter”
 of 5 bubbles BDN2414, 8 May 2016 | Read review
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