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“Our vacation at the Amanwella Hotel, Tangalle”
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Amanwella
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Tangalle
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

My husband and I visited the Amanwella hotel in Tangalle for three days in January 2012. It was one of the most amazing vacations we have had and the hotel is absolutely five star!!!!! The food, service and accommodation and cleanliness was out of this world! We would recommend everyone to go and have a vacation of a lifetime at this wonderful resort. They even have the private beach where they absolutely spoilt us by serving ice-cream, bringing cold towels and ice-water on a frequent basis. The manager of the hotel has a dog named Nero - he is a great guest relations officer!!! He came and greeted us when we check in and then accompanied us to our suite and he sometimes jumps into our private swimming pool for a quick swim :) The staff were most helpful and even remembered my parents, brother and his wife and children by their names. On our way back to Colombo, we visited the Amangalle hotel where my brother got married three years ago and where we got engaged some time back and Olivia the manager of the hotel was soooooo hospitable to us - this is what keeps us entire family going back to their resorts over and over again. Great hospitality!

Room Tip: In this resort they are all suites with private swimming pools.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is a stunning place at the end of a non-descript unsealed road. Just when you thought you were going the wrong way, you will come across a deep red driveway and you will realise that you have arrived in heaven! The view is fantastic, the pool is absolutely spectacular- the second best plunge pool I have seen (after Marina Bay Sands in Singapore!) and the food is fab. Nice little shop if you want that something special (and don't care about the price!!!).

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

If you plan to go on vacation to Amanwella Hotel in Tangalle, it means that you have the budget to afford it and you deserve perfection.
We vited the place beginning of January 2 times just to have a drink at the bar, and one time for dinner. So we do not judge the hotel.
What we got was, one of the most amazing views, a fantastic dramatic architecture inspired by the genius of Bawa in its special tropical modernist style.
Very nice waiters, but the service was much too long, we had to ask the bill for about half an hour, they could not provide a mosquito repellent (we where literally attacked, mosquitos are democratic and don't care about the place).
The list of wine was poor (the italian wine was of a rather low quality, we are italian and we know), the menu was lacking in fish, and what we got was really so so.
We had much better food on the simple shacks on the beach, with all sort of fishes, including lobsters.
You may run into a pop star or an hollywood actress, if you care about it. We don't.
My advice if you are in the area is to go there to have a drink for sunset. Enjoy the view, and go elsewhere for dinner.


Not very expensive.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

An extremely well run group of 28 gorgeous suites overlooking a fabulous golden, private beach. Amanwella stands out for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and immaculate attention to detail. Swimming in the sea or the affinity pool, food and drink when you want it, no fuss just a luxurious break.

Room Tip: Ocean suites have a direct view of the bay, but the views are good further up too.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Amanwella is a wonderful place to stay and laze around, with impeccable Aman service and style. We had an ocean suite, with a superb view and the whole place is geared for relaxing. I'd say that adding a gym would be an improvement, but Amanwella has a magnificant swimming pool and I didn't find the energy to use it so probably wouldn't have used a gym either I suppose. Some more discernment around the wine list selection would be very welcome - I'm not talking about price here, but about the quality of some of the wines on offer. This is a common problem with the top resorts in Asia, probably reflecting too much influence of local wine distributors and surely can be fixed.

Room Tip: Pay a little more and get an ocean suite.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

This was by far one of the most disappointing Aman properties I have ever been to and I've been fortunate to be at many. Pietro was a terrible hotel manager and the food was disgusting for a 5 star hotel, or whats supposed to be a 5 star hotel. Just being honest.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

This hotel is a MUST, if planning a trip to Sri Lanka. Pietro and his team offer impeccable service and attention to every detail. The beach is breathtaking. I highly recommend taking a yoga class with their in-house yogi, Michael Lear. He's the real deal. Unfortunately, the property doesn't have a gym.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Amanwella

Address: Bodhi Mawatha, Wella Mawatha | Godellawela, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tangalle
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Tangalle
#4 Luxury Hotel in Tangalle
#4 Family Hotel in Tangalle
Price Range: $807 - $1,612 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amanwella 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a mature coconut grove fronting a crescent-shaped beach, Amanwella is a seaside resort offering 30 contemporary suites, each with private plunge pool and terrace. The resort's suites are linked by pathways along a landscaped rise with beach and ocean views. Guests can relax on the expansive terrace surrounding the main pool or on the sand beach. The seaside town of Tangalle is nearby and a short stroll will reveal village life and Sri Lanka's diverse flora and fauna. ... more   less 
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Amanwella Hotel Tangalle
Amanwella Resort Tangalle

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