Aman resorts is one of the few top-tier luxury resort companiesthat makes a practice of NEVER reducing their rates. Well, they are not exactly advertising the following fact, but they recently reduced the rates of their 2 hotels in Sri Lanka by 50%! Many tourists are avoiding Sri Lanka due to the currently political/military situation on the north of the island, but Amanwella and Amangalle are on the far south coast, well away from the "action."
If you're an adventurous traveler and have always wanted to stay at an Aman resort, without paying the full rack rate, now is your chance!
Message Edited by cruisinred on 08-20-2007 05:54 AM
thanks for sharing that with us. I have always fancied going to one of the Aman resorts as they all look really wonderful and with a 50% discount that definately sounds appealing.Anyone stayed at any of their resorts?
Good info Cruisinred - Well its about time! Aman resorts are ridiculous with thier prices We went only for lunch at Amanyara Turks and Caicos - nuts!!! It was way too Zen for us! Anemployee actually waits for guests to come out of the pool just to drape a towel over them Yuck too hands on for us Even in the restaurant everyone was whispering - come on -is that the kind of vacation you want? Hopefully all Aman resorts are not this crazy - our lunch was really expensive for very small portions etc - shrimp fried rice came with one shrimp on top! We prefer Fairmont Hotels - Glitter Bay and Royal Pavillion in Barbados gives you the luxury without the zen walking on eggshells feel - for example Glitter Bay serves you frozen washcloths while sunbathing - nice but not overly intrusive. Extremely relaxing and top rated Fairmont Canadian Hotels also rank on our top ten list. Previously Canadian pacific Hotels - all are exceptional. Thanks for the news that finally Aman is realizing global economy and coming down - more realistic in rates, but until LL community convinces me that Aman is worth it We will stay at boutique hotels or well known classics. Happy Travels ...Funtimes
Syrene- I have not yet been to Sri Lanka. We're considering combining a few days there next year on our way to the Maldives, as they are only a 45 mins. flight apart.
Funtimes- the "servant"/towel thing does seem a bit a much. However, I have heard nothing but raves about the Aman properties in Asia, particularly in Indonesia. Perhaps because in places like Bali really excellent (not fawning) service is not atypical the Aman model works better? I would particularly like to try the Amanjiwo on the island of Java...it is one of only 2 hotels adjacent to the grounds of the historic Buddhist Borobudur temple and the hotel's architecture reflects the design of the temple.