Amanwella in Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Coconut palms sway above the golden sand beach at Amanwella, a tranquil hideaway set in a cove on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. The seaside town of Tangalle is nearby and Sri Lanka’s diverse flora and fauna is ready to be explored. The 27 contemporary Suites dot the hillside above the Indian Ocean, opening onto private terraces with dining tables and loungers. Facials, massages and body treatments are available in the privacy of your Suite, or within isolated spots beside the seaside or jungle. The Restaurant and Beach Club specialize in locally-caught seafood as well as vibrant Sri Lankan curry dishes.
Amanwella’s golden-sand beach is ideal for activities ranging from surfing and snorkeling to whale watching and fishing in the Indian Ocean. Nearby, the jungled coast is home to the cultural riches of southern Sri Lanka and infinite natural treasures such as those at the Yala and Udawalawe national parks, where leopards and elephants can be seen, as well as the Bundala Bird Sanctuary.
Location of Amanwella
Nearest Airport: CMB, DIW
Amenities for Amanwella
- General Information
- 30 Guest Rooms
- Private Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- In-Room Spa Services
- Scuba Diving
- National Park
- Honeymoons & Romance
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Amanwella
A wonderful, beautiful, relaxing place. The location could not be bettered as the hotel sits overlooking a golden sandy beach fringed with coconut palms. As keen swimmers we enjoyed the sea and, until they were confident we could manage getting in and out safely, the lifeguards were superbly vigilant and charming to boot. The service in the main restaurant could definitely be improved and we found the dinner menu quite restrictive. The beach restaurant was more to our taste with grilled fresh fish and veg of high quality. Breakfast when it arrived was good too. The rooms are beautifully designed and appointed and a very comfortable bed although the pillows could be improved. Sitting on the balcony at dawn watching the birds - parrots and hornbills to name just two - was delightful. The massages were blissful and the daily yoga sessions on the beach a good workout from a great teacher. We felt no need to leave for our 4 day stay and would love to return.
Sharkka - London, United Kingdom
We had a spellbinding five days here in December. The property is stunning, the setting breathtaking (when I first saw the view of the beach, I had tears in my eyes it was so beautiful) and the staff just wonderful. Special thanks are due to Phillipe (the general manager), and Mahesh (who became like a big brother to our five year old son). Thank you!
The hotel and location is so beautiful it is staggering. The beach is incredible and the staff there are brilliant. They played beach cricket with us so I could live out a dream of playing in Sri Lanka. The staff and security guard got involved and were excellent batsmen and bowlers! I became a little boy in a candy shop for about 3 hours and totally forgot where i was. Sri Lanka beat the aussies that day (which is how it normally is). The room we stayed in (103) had a few electricity / air con issues but these were resolved quickly. The breakfast is challenging for such a quality hotel, and it makes you wonder if they had a great breakfast buffet that it would improve your experience. It takes a long time and is quite frustrating. Besides the f&b challenges it clearly has, the little touches make it such an amazing experience. In room dining and spa treatments are fantastic and need to be done at least once. The girls received the most amazing gifts each night. Pineapple Sorbet delivered at the beach was a great touch. The laundry system really is special... and finally I noticed that the hotel put a protective plastic around my belt buckle! Who does that??? Aman does that.... The staff work very very hard - working countless shifts and despite this are brilliant. Special mentions from our stay to dilshan and Nadu nadu.
Martin S - Sydney, Australia
This was our second last stop on our 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka and our only beach stop. Our late arrival after dark meant that we couldnâ€™t really appreciate the beauty of the place until the next morning. Coming after a long day of (not so smooth) travelling from the central high country we were a little tired and cranky and the meet and greet didnâ€™t really improve things. The rooms however are truly stunning. I love the sliding timber and cane screens along both sides of the room, one side facing the sea and the other onto the private pool. The room service (cleaning) was exceptional. Clothes left in the laundry basket came back the next day neatly folded and hung up. Even my wifeâ€™s hairbrushes were cleaned!ðŸ˜³ The beach is beautiful, worthy of any postcard. Sun lounges are provided and staff at the beach look after your every need. We spent most days down there and ate lunch at the beach club dining room. Other reviewers have mentioned that the sea was not safe for swimming. That is probably the case for small children or non swimmers as the beach drops away quickly so that you are out of your depth only a few metres from the shore. For everyone else though itâ€™s fine to swim once you get out from the shore break. No more difficult than Bondi where we are from. We enjoyed drinks in the lounge usually before and after dinner and the staff are attentive and friendly. Which brings me to the one disappointment about this place. The restaurant. If I was in an average hotel in Sri Lanka I might not say anything, but Iâ€™m not. Iâ€™m in what is suppose to be a five star resort where expectations are much higher. Itâ€™s not acceptable for instance to wait an hour at breakfast for an egg, for everyoneâ€™s dish to come out at different times (often 15 mins apart), or constantly having to ask for you second cup of coffee several times because they forgot you ordered it. Iâ€™ve had dinner here once and it was ok, lunch several times at the beach club which is fine, and dinner 3 times at a local curry and rice which was really great. Tonight is our last night here before we head to Amangalla. Itâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve and we are staying here for dinner and celebrations that have been arranged for guests (US$190 per head). If that goes well I might write a supplementary review. As a side note the new manager, who mingles daily with all the guests, gives me hope that some of these hiccups will be resolved. Beautiful place
dicknormal - Sydney, Australia
We had a bit of a problem over the room bookings -- not the hotel's fault and the Manager went the extra distance in trying to solve our problem. The hotel is an exceptional architectural success -- the rooms are large airy and well appointed. The views of the nearby beach are beautiful and the general ambience of the hotel would be hard to beat anywhere. The friendliness of the staff is without comparison and their efforts to please were amazing . So what can go wrong ??It's not exactly arm and a leg territory but it's very definitely in the upper cost echelons for a night's stay. I know that everyone is on holiday but nearly one hour's wait for a breakfast order (in spite of prompting) not good enough. There seems to be a breakdown in communication between the kitchen and the dining area. Maybe a solution would be to have a breakfast buffet where guests can serve themselves I don't know. Sadly the hospitality world is a competitive place and the hotel will have to lift it's game on the food front to really justify the prices. However I have to say that other meals both in the dining area and beach club were excellent.
Drac69 - Sydney, Australia