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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Great hotel with many high quality options for relaxing, dining and exploring the beauties of Sri Lanka. The staff is amazingly kind and dedicated to make your experience unforgettable (special thanks to Isuru!). Perfect for families and couples, I hope we will have a chance to come back!

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Dear enricopn,


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a fantastic review of your experience.


We are all delighted to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us at Anantara Tangalle and that the personalised service delivered by Isuru was a true highlight. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future! Life is a Journey.


With kind regards,


Ross Sanders
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Anantara is a top quality resort. The hotel itself is quite big and has a beach front. It is the perfect place to stay if you want to relax for a few days. There are a number of restaurants onsite which all had very nice food and amazing ocean views. The buffet breakfast was one of the best I have had at any resort.

The staff are very friendly and accommodating, they go above and beyond to ensure your stay is very enjoyable. Upon arrival we were assigned our own butler 'Piyal'. Piyal helped us book any trips we wanted and arranged dinner reservations etc. he was very accommodating and helpful throughout our stay.

We had a room with an ocean view which was very spacious with a very nice balcony. The only issue I would have is that the room offered ceiling fans and air conditioning, we found both to be very noisy however and if you are light sleeper its very noticeable and take a little time to get used to. Overall however we were very happy with the room.

Something to consider if you are planning a beach holiday is that we went to Anantara late August and although the beach front was beautiful to look at, the sea was very rough. Large waves and a strong rip meant we could not swim there, note my gf and I are very strong swimmers. We did go for a 10 minute walk down to another beach which was a little less severe and we could swim but not go out very far. I certainly would not recommend the beach for children. This may have just been a once off but worth researching as we ended up spending most our time by the pool.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank niall862018
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Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Dear niall862018,


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently with your family and for writing such a positive review of your experience.


We are all delighted to read that you enjoyed the quality of cuisine served throughout, the stunning Indian Ocean views, the personalised service delivered by Piyal and the team, and the design and luxury of your room. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future! Life is a Journey.


With kind regards,


Ross Sanders
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

We have traveled a great deal but this is by far the most fantastic hotel we have ever stayed in. There is so much to tell you! But a few highlights below...

1. Room upgrade - without any request, we were upgraded to an ocean view room, with a butler! Our butler, Kani, was fantastic - we felt almost embarrassed to ask him for anything, but he was such a friendly guy. He booked restaurant reservations, excursions and more. Fabulous guy and a credit to Anantara.

2. Fabulous restaurants - only 3 but perfectly formed restaurants. Il Mare is an Italian delight. Superb service, great cuisine - perfect views. "Journeys" is the daily buffet, including the most fantastic breakfast every day. The Verala is an "Asian" restaurant - do the Teppanyaki! It is without a doubt, the most exciting dining experience. Delicious food and great entertainment.

3. The staff - I hate even calling them "staff". They are so incredibly friendly, helpful, wanting to make your stay perfect - I can't say enough positive things about them. Sri on the hotel lobby desk. Kishan & Anusha in the Journeys Restaurant, Omesh at the Pool Bar, Kani in our room/butler service. These people could not be any better. Top 5 * for all of them - they are a credit to the Anantara brand. And so much better than we've found anywhere else around the world.

4. An eco/conservation-friendly hotel - if you love cooking, book the Spice Spoons experience. Visit the local fishing harbour, choose your fish/seafood, choose your veg at the local market - and then have the hotel chef teach you how to cook proper Sri Lankan curries! Magical! I can't rate this highly enough.

5. The hotel cares - talk to Eddy (local naturalist) about what the hotel does. Vegetables, herbs, spices - every tree, plant,bush has a purpose at Anantara. See the hotel's rice paddy fields, cinnamon, lemongrass, basil, coconut and much more - all in the hotel grounds, It's amazing!

6. The hotel rooms. They are exquisite. Every attention to detail that you'd want and could imagine. Beautiful day beds on the balcony. Extremely comfortable beds. Nespresso coffee. Wine 'humidor' - perfect! Nightly turndown service. You couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: My preference would be a 3rd floor ocean room - even more than a villa!
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Thank ClaireGribbon
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Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Dear ClaireGribbon,


Thank you so much for visiting us and for writing such an amazing review of your experience!


We are all absolutely thrilled to read that you enjoyed each aspect of your stay and that so many of my team helped create a truly memorable experience. Kanishka, Sri, Kishan, Anusha, Umesh, Eddy, are all delighted to know that their genuine hospitality has been appreciated - it truly gives us great pleasure to have the opportunity to share our little piece of paradise and to make our guests happy.


It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future! Life is a Journey.


With kind regards,


Ross Sanders
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rsanders@anantara.com

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Great resort: Amazing service and wonderful value for money. Everything from the room, to the restaurants and food quality, pools, landscape designs, room ambiance and above it all: the quality and friendliness of everyone from the staff.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Francisco G
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Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Dear Francisco G,


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a fantastic review of your experience.


We are all delighted to read that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us at Anantara Tangalle. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future! Life is a Journey.


With kind regards,


Ross Sanders
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rsanders@anantara.com

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

My sister got married here and I wish I stayed longer to enjoy the full facilities of the resort. We had a beachfront villa apartment with our own little pools in the front, together with a butler. I genuinely loved my stay here and thoroughly enjoyed the food in all of the places that we ate. I would definitely go again! It was worth splashing out a little extra and having an apartment villa because it gave us the feeling of privacy. Other family members were in the villas nearby so we were able to pool hop and see each other as and when we wished. The beach is stunning with not so many people on it so I never felt crowded or imposed. I had a very private stay. The staff go above and beyond and are genuinely wonderful. I am really grateful to each and every one of them that looked after us. THANK YOU all at Anantara Peace Haven - you made our trip to Sri Lanka magical. A great place to honeymoon, get married, or just to go and chill out :)

Stayed: September 2017
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Management response:Responded August 23, 2018

Dear Sukistar7,


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us recently and for writing such a fantastic review of your blissful experience.


We are all delighted to read that you enjoyed the luxury of your private pool villa, the quality of the cuisine served throughout, and the genuine service delivered by my passionate team! We are all thrilled that your experience was magical in every way. Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you with us and we all hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future! Life is a Journey.


With kind regards,


Ross Sanders
General Manager
rsanders@anantara.com

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