" Attractive Hotel, Confi Room and Friendly front staff" ( Dushi, Champika, and Ravi) Our Special Thanks to Carlton the F&B Manager, Because, whenever we meet, he went above and beyond for us to make sure we are happy (Especially for my Daughter ). And Our extraordinary thanks to GM Liynage, as a consequence we extend our stay.
We chose this hotel after civil unrest centred in Columbo forced us to move from the hotel we had booked and this hotel was a Lagoon front location which looked ideal in the online details. First impressions were not so positive when you turn off a busy street down a long single lane back-street in between a tyre garage and a small diner, then greeted with a huge ‘Park at own risk’ sign in the car park! But don’t let this put you off, it is a very nice hotel in a good central location with some fantastic views across the lagoon. The fact that it is fifteen minutes from Negombo International Airport (which is actually Columbo international, the same airport!) is a bonus, and for most people that are on organised tours, this hotel is usually a one night stop either at the beginning or end of their trip. We prefer to stay for a week and venture out on day trips and again this location worked well for us. Day trips to the Pinawawe elephant safari or Millennium Elephant Foundation (domesticated elephant rides), Lagoon tours to see the wild monkeys and an easy TukTuk ride to the beach (all can be arranged by the front desk) as well as a good pool, lawn deck overlooking the Lagoon and a fantastic rooftop restaurant with great panoramic views (unfortunately closed for refurb while we were there, but ask for a tour, well worth it for the photos). The buffet restaurant service is fantastic, I enjoyed every meal. Full of authentic Sri Lankan spices and flavours which made the A La Carte menu (when the buffet is not open due to the number of guests) look a little uninspiring, but if you ask for the Chef I’m sure he will cook you something else (he will even offer a personal ingredients shopping expedition and cooking lesson). There were quite a few minor issues we had during our stay, mostly down to a lack of attention to detail: housekeeping missed our room three times, shaving mirror fell off the wall and broke on day 1 and despite being asked what happened it stayed in our room, pool bar service was sketchy at best, room key stopped working 3 times and the decking uplights make it hard to see where you are walking at night, as well as table lights that make it hard to see what you’re eating, then there’s the beautiful waterway entrance to the downstairs restaurant with water so dirty you would never know it’s full of Japanese Koi and Fancy Catfish. Luckily they had just been joined by Carlton Fonseca, a hotel industry Guru and things could already be seen to be improving within a few days and I’m sure these things will be resolved. All the staff here are great, very friendly and you can get one of the best Mojitos I’ve ever tasted from the bar too. To summarise, a great hotel in a good location, near the airport with potential for great extended stays. I was also told that they have a second hotel on the beach so that you could easily move between the two.…
Excellent Hotel, water front. Super clean. Spacious rooms. Food is phenomenal, great menu for breakfast and lunch. special thanks to the massage therapist from indonesia she is the best, her massages are the best best we have had in a long time. Special Thank You to Carlton the General Manager, he runs this property perfectly. He checked on us every morning for breakfast, and every evening. He went above and beyond for us make sure our vacations where going perfect. He has hisbstaff perfectly trained, everybody was super respectful, profesional and friendly. We will stay here every single time we come to Sri Lanka Thank you Carlton for making our stay the best stay ever, we love your hotel, how you run it, amd every single employee that works for you. You are doing a great job.…
Amagi Aria Hotel is a true hidden gem that needs to be discovered and savoured. We were there over the New Year holidays (13/14 April) and the New Year celebrations that were conducted were simply superlative. We had such a wonderful time and it felt like coming home. We want to make special mention of the general manager Mr Pathmasiri Liyanage; he was an absolute joy to deal with. He was friendly, very switched on with everything that was going on and had a wonderful manner with all the guests. He made us feel very very special and I wish more hotels had Managers like Mr Liyanage. The rooms, food, ambience, location and services were absolutely fantastic. We will return for sure
The Amagi Aria hotel is very well run, with delicious food, clean rooms, attentive staff, pleasant views, close proximity to the Airport. We were particularly pleased by the services offered by their in house masseuse, the two receptionists, Krismi and Sachini, and their suggested tuk tuk driver, Asitha. I would recommend this hotel for anyone wishing to visit Sri Lanka, in particular people wishing to acclimatise in a peaceful environment on arrival, or for people leaving Sri Lanka and wanting a stay close to the airport.
Thank you very much for serving us such a delicious food as we all really enjoyed it. Chef Sagara, you treated us very friendly and genuinely. Always remembered. Keep in touch. We hope coming back next time.👍
Nice hotel very close to Negombo. About 30mins from Colombo. We booked the hotel for a weekend getaway. Check in was smooth. We got two rooms one with a Lagoon view whit the other was a "city view". Rooms are large. Good AC. Nice bedding. Spacious luggage space. Can easily have another bed. Bathroom was large. Good gush of water. Hot and cold. Top marks for the room The pool is small a bit too close to some rooms. Water may even splash in to some rooms. Apart from the pool nothing much to do. Lagoon is easily accessible. Would have been concerned if I had young kids running along. There was wedding happening the nextday with VVIP attendance. Hence there was lot of clutter. Buffet dinner and breakfast was great. Good spread of Sri Lankan , Indian and western food. Was indeed impressed. Fish,chicken, beef and pork. Breakfast was a treat as well. Western and Sri Lankan . Fish curry was certainly fresh and tasty. However restaurant service was a bit slack. Had to wait a while for a water refill. I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a place close to the airport or to get a quick breather from city life. …
The hotel is in front of the lake and some rooms have a lake view. Be sure to book better rooms. The standard rooms are a bit old but the deluxe rooms are in a new and clean building. The staff was very friendly and welcomed us with drinks. Thanks to the mr ravi who helped us and changed our room for a better one
Excellent staff with good english near airport ,food accepted but can be varied more BUT rooms had a horrid damp ,rotten smell like pipes were blocked . I do not recommend for those allergic or asthmatic It is not beach front .
All the staff at Amagi were so welcoming and friendly!!! they go above and beyond to make the guests comfortable. Highlight for me was food at Amagi!!! No second thoughts about coming back. Special thanks to Mr.Ravi!!