Blue Sapphire Hotel: "A true gem in Sri Lanka" Sri Lanka Hotel Tip by westy1959

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We wanted to visit Sri Lanka again but this time away from the established tourist areas that brought us far too much unwanted attention from everybody trying to sell us everything (we all need to make a living but some of these guys just crowd you from the minute you walk out of the hotel gates)
We were lucky enough to find the perfect place in the Blue Sapphire hotel near Beruwela (kalamadora, sure I have spelt that wrong but should google ok) Set in a quiet urban area this walled colonial style building stands in a beautiful manicured garden with a fantastic pool and outdoor eating area.
Our room was just great, light airy with a balcony overlooking the garden. The bed was the most comfortable I have found in any hotel and the air con fully adjustable.
The owner Mandu and his staff bend over backwards to make you feel at home but do so without crowding you.
Sri Lanka is an astonishing country, beautiful countryside, beaches and incredible wild life make it a must visit location. Stay at the Blue Sapphire and you will have found yourself the holiday of a lifetime. We will be back there for sure.

Unique Qualities: The peacefullness is outstanding here. If you are eating at the hotel order by late afternoon and the food will be brought directly from the market that evening.
The Seafood is outstanding.
I suspect the fruit juice at breakfast was still on the tree the evening before it was served. The hotel has its own mini bus that collected us from Colombo airport at no extra charge.

Address: Devala Road, Kaluwamodara, Near Beruwela
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Travelling south from Colombo on the coast road towards Galle pass through the town of Beruwela and turn into the residential area opposite the first of the big tourist hotels.
Price: US$20-40
Theme: Hotel

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  • Written Nov 4, 2011
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