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Pigeon Island Resort

11th Milepost, Nilaveli 31000 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 14 hotels in Nilaveli
Pigeon Island is located north of Trincomalee, off Nilaveli, one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka. It offers 43 rooms (A/C), including suite rooms all of which have mini bar, internet, satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. Some of its amenities include spa and fitness center for adults, and play area for children, reading corner, and a secure outdoor playground for children. Scuba Diving ,Snorkeling,Fishing, Trolling,Whale Watching, Dolphin Watching,Catamaran Yacht for daily rent out, Romantic Dinners organized by the resort on a yacht or at the Beach (through reservations)
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Table tennis
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Raki991 wrote a review 5 Apr
Maldives2 contributions
Just in one word......... DISGUSTING DUMP Spent 3 nights (2 rooms) and 2 nights (2 Rooms) at this dump with 10 family members and it was nothing but a nightmare Absolutely disgusting. The regulatory body for Sri Lankan Hotels should not let this place to function at all. During COVID i guess staff must wear face masks. But that's not the case in this DUMP. Nothing works at this dilapidated property, except the Beach, which ...luckily ...own by the state. The food diabolical, bed linen must be from a jumble sale, towels from the last Millennium, sanitary ware not secured properly, plumbing done by carpenters but not by plumbers. Though they boast internet availability in all the rooms, it is NOT, it is only available in the restaurant. That also only shows the signal. But not connecting to internet. The EXECUTIVE CHEF, who may have come back from Alcatraz, should realize the hotel guests are far more valuable than he is. The food should not be rationed or recycled from meal to meal, he should be at their service but not the other way around. They make sure they cook their own food and have a mini buffet for him and the rest of the managers. You as a guests, eat bloody rotten fish and left over food from meal or day before. No taste nor passion for his bloody cooking. will you eat "Milk Rice & String Hoppers" for consecutive 3 days in a star class hotel? or in your own home? But no other options. So be ready if you are looking to visit this DUMP. The CHEF think, he is FULL PROOF to COVID. That's why entire Kitchen team is roaming around without face masks. You don't feel safe at all. To the positive side, there were few team members who tried their best to overcome all the short falls. Just to name a few of them, TAMARA (FOM) PRAMODH (FBM) BONNY (POOL ATTENDANT) 2 waiters from the restaurant, HK cleaners. Finally, I know my relatives & I made a massive mistake, but sincerely hope any prospective visitor who look at the glossy pictures that this establishment display in the web should be taken with a pinch of salt ( or may I say a bag of salt) and avoid this DUMP at all cost. #Ministryoftourism
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: 400 series rooms are bigger than others, however, shower is with Jacuzzi.
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Trevor B wrote a review Jul 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited this week for a very enjoyable 3 days. Having the place to ourselves we benefitted from the friendly and very accommodating staff. We enjoyed very comfortable and clean air conditioned rooms with sea views. The dining room was well serviced by the staff and the food was excellent with all choices well catered. The beach was kept neat and tidy and as wide as a 6 lane highway and a nice comfortable walk from our rooms. The resort also featured a large swimming pool, gym but sadly the Spa was closed due to current health reasons. Happily reccomend this resort and very likely to revisit.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
RugbyFan78 wrote a review Dec 2019
Durham, United Kingdom35 contributions28 helpful votes
Spent two nights at this excellent resort and enjoyed it very much.The cleanliness was at 5 star standard and the food was freshly made and exceptional. The staff were very attentive and friendly,specialy Bobby who kept the pool and the beach to a very high cleanliness level. As this was off season the sea was rough but there is plenty of attractions to keep one occupied in Trincomalee which is nearby. I have no hesitation in recommending the resort
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Date of stay: December 2019
James D wrote a review Nov 2019
35 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here in early Nov. the concierge, Lori was EXTREMELY helpful, recommended some great shows & places to eat.. the room was GREAT, we appreciated the valet service, checkout was a breeze. We will certainly return and tell all our friends to stay @ this location.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Lorraine R wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff were wonderful, all so helpful and eager to do all they could to make your stay perfect. There is little to do local to the hotel, you can walk along to a few shops. We had some wonderful trips with a local fisherman we met on the beach, snorkeling, dolphin watching - and yes we saw a whale and calf too! - and a lagoon trip. The chefs here were top class and liked to come chat to see if you enjoyed their food - which we always did. Black and Brown the beach dogs are adorable!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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USD 37 - USD 136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pigeon Island Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Pigeon Island Resort?
Nearby attractions include Nilaveli Beach (4.0 km) and Pigeon Island National Park (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pigeon Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pigeon Island Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pigeon Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pigeon Island Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pigeon Island Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seafood Restaurant, Family Restaurant, and Nilaa Rice & Curry Seafood restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pigeon Island Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pigeon Island Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Pigeon Island Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Velgam Vehera (15.4 km) and Girihandu Seya Temple (15.8 km).
Does Pigeon Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.