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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay at Anilana! The rooms were lovely and clean, the food was excellent and the staff were all so friendly and offered a great service. Not forgetting the fabulous cocktails made my Michaelangelo - we would recommend his famous arrack attack. Beautiful setting right next to the beach and lovely facilities at the hotel make this the perfect relaxing couples break.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Lucy O
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Shemali S, Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Thank you for visiting our hotel Anilana Pasikuda and thank you for your flattering review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our team gracious and attentive, we work hard to satisfy the needs of our valued guests. We have passed on your comments to the team.

We will look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully before too long!

Many thanks and regards
Anilana

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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had a one week stay at Anilana Pasikuda as part of a trip around Sri Lanka. It was exactly what we were looking for to end the trip - complete relaxation! If you are looking for chilled out days around a lovely pool, this is a great place to stay. We agree with previous reviews regarding the beach, but if you borrow the sea shoes (or take your own) the water is beautiful to swim in and there are other beaches a short walk or tuktuk ride away (Kalkudah beach is gorgeous!). Other reviews have mentioned the crows around the pool - they can be noisy, but the hotel do their best to keep them away... There’s not much more that can, or arguably should, be done about this natural feature of the location.

Due to low capacity at the hotel, each meal was a la carte. The food was tasty and generally to a high standard with a choice of western or eastern food. We certainly didn’t go hungry!

The barman, Michael angelo, made us a variety of tasty drinks and was very friendly. Unfortunately the bar ran out of a few key things - namely local beer and gin! - while we were there, but this was resolved quickly and the staff, including the manager, were apologetic.

The staff in general at the hotel were great! From the waiters and bar man to the guy at the pool.

One thing we would say is to be aware that this is a hotel for relaxation. While we were there, there wasn’t anything going on in terms of evening entertainment and the atmosphere was muted. Not sure if this was due to the season / low capacity, but it meant early nights throughout.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend - if all of the above is to your liking!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shemali S, Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2018

Thank you for staying with Anilana Pasikuda and for taking the time to review our hotel, we very much appreciate your comments.

We are very fortunate to have such a friendly and warm team of staff, who are very committed to provide high quality hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel

Regards
Anilana

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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I found anilana pasikuda pretty decent. Since we went on a card promotion we paid 35%less of the total amount. For which it was worth. But I wouldn’t pay the actual amount n go there since the food and beach area are not that good.
The restaurant area during breakfast was a bit iffy since crows kept coming to d tables and not to mention the amount of flies.
The beach is not what u see. The area the hotel
Is situated there are lot of stones n rocks so u gotta walk abit to get the good part of d beach
The pool had way too much chlorine which was another put off

However the rooms were decent and d place looks pretty

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank zibu16
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ShemaliS, Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for choosing Anilana Pasikudah for your stay, we were disappointed to read your comments written regards to our food. .
Our Chef and team are known to go the extra mile catering to diverse request, and offer a wide selection of international and local cuisine from our meus

Anilana Pasikuda is built away from the highly populated Pasikudah bay, and offers a secluded beach with a swimmable beach protected bya coral reef.

We appreciate the feedback given and highlighted issues, we take your comments to heart and improve areas that our highlighted.

Regards
Anilana

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Reviewed 12 September 2018

We spent four nights at Anilana Pasikudah and I must say, it was nothing short of blissful.

It was my first time at the property and I was blown away by its beauty. It was maintained fairly well and provided us with all the comforts we could possibly ask for. We didn't really travel around that much but spent the four nights there. We were quite impressed by how friendly their staff was. They always tried to go the extra mile, and did so, with smiles on their faces.

The rooms are well appointed and come complete with panoramic views of the Indian ocean. The beach chalet we stayed at was extremely spacious and was quite airy. The dining options were ample and the seafood was to die for!

It is without a shadow of a doubt that I say, staying at Anilana was the highlight of our holiday in Sri Lanka.

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Buddhika K
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ShemaliS, Manager at Anilana Pasikuda, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

It was our pleasure to have you with us at Anilana Pasikuda, we are so happy that you have taken the time to provide such a positive review on our behalf.

We will look forward to seeing you again at one of our sister hotels.

Regards
Anilana

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stayed here with our children for four nights in August. The best things about the hotel are firstly it's friendly and helpful staff, who were all lovely; and secondly the beautiful pool. On our last night we swam all evening as it got dark. Michaelangelo the barman at the pool bar can knock up a mean cocktail - I recommend the Arrack Attack.

The beach outside the hotel is not great, but the public beach around the corner is buzzing - it was very busy with local people (and busloads of garment workers from Colombo), while we were there. The men played kabaddi or made human pyramids in the sea, while the women went into the water fully clothed. I hope the resort is not developed so much that this atmosphere is destroyed.

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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