By Maryam Rizwan
The new year calendar year has some really nice long weekends to look forward to, here are some hotels that may interest you in case you need a getaway!
1. Hilton Weerawilla
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and slip away into a tranquil space surrounded by greenery and a lake – this is the place for you. Boasting an outdoor pool with a view of the lake. There are also two restaurants, three bars (one of which is by the pool), a spa, and a fitness center, as well as parking and breakfast.
Hilton Weerawilla is located on the banks of the Weerawillla lake, six kilometers from the Weerawilla Tissa Sanctuary.
They have dynamic rates and :
|Room type||Full Board||Half Board|
|King Deluxe Room Garden View with Terrace||Rs 40,000/- upwards||Rs 35,000/- upwards|
The prices for each meal that can be added to any room :
Breakfast – LKR 2,800
Lunch – LKR 3,800
Dinner – LKR 4,800
2. Araliya Unawatuna
The sister hotel in Nuwaraeliya is very well known, so Araliya Hotels have now stepped into the waves and opened its doors in Unawatuna too. Overlooking the gorgeous sandy shores of the southern coastal line – Araliya Unawatuna is perfect for a beach fiend.
|Room type||Full Board||Breakfast Included|
|Deluxe Room||Rs 28000/-||Rs 22000/-|
|Premier Room||Rs 34000/-||Rs 28000/-|
|Two Bedroom Apartment||Rs 75000/-||Rs 65000/-|
3. Sheraton Kosgoda
Kosgoda is known for its Turtle Conservation Projects and now for Sheraton too. This hotel is banked by lush greenery and has pools nestled in the middle. The balconies also overlook the Kosgoda beach – the sunsets are serene.
Their All day dining restaurant S Kitchen is very popular among the local patronage and defenitely worth a visit if you are a foodie.
At Sheraton – the rates on the weekdays will be LKR 33,888/- on full board for a double and on the weekends LKR 40,888/-
4. Cinnamon Bentota Beach
Along the Bentota beach front, Cinnamon Bentota Beach is a mini oasis with 60s inspired dutch architecture, that is surely a view you will like. It includes four foreign restaurants/bars with outdoor seating provided, as well as an eatery on a pontoon boat accessible for private use. A spa, a sports complex, and water sports facilities, as well as two outdoor pools and children’s activities, all available at the resort.
|Room type||Half Board||Breakfast included|
|Deluxe Ocean View- Hiru Suite||US$1,329||US$1,156.50|
|Luxury Suite- Geoffrey Bawa Suite||US$1,511||US$1,320.30|
5. Tribe Yala
If you like camping with modern amenities – look no further. Located in Tissamaharama, Tribe Yala provides luxury camping in the best way possible. Also surrounded by the Yala forest, you are in the leopard’s kingdom.
|Tent type||Tent price|
|Deluxe Tents||Rs 30,000/- upwards|
|Luxury Tents||Rs 45,000/- upwards|
|Super Luxury Tents||Rs 60,000/- upwards|
6. Tallala Blue Beach
When a Santorini inspired villa opens, everyone wants to visit. The villa looks like it is straight out of a picture – mini white villas surrounded by the blue sea. Tallala Blue Beach is located on the Tallala beach front and is quite easy to find when visiting.
One night stay – Rs 25000/-
Inclusive of 1 mini villa with 2 rooms (double bed) that can accommodate 2-4 people
One day package – Rs 25000/-
Inclusive of brunch and 1 mini villa with 2 rooms (double bed) that can accommodate 2-4 people
There is also the option of having a 3 course lunch or dinner meal from special curated menus both priced at Rs 2000/- per head.
They also have an A La Carte menu option.
*Disclaimer – These prices are stated as of January 1st 2022 and a subjected to change with no prior notice.