The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels

Kudawaskaduwa. Waskaduwa, Kalutara, 12000, Sri Lanka | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $98.00

Travel Blogs from Kalutara

Fergy gigs for the beautiful people.

A travel blog entry by fergysrambles


... happen in three months if this had all happened in three days and the next thing was that the waiter came round with a plate containing one of each of several different types of fish, some of which were still just about twitching and asked would I like some. Well, it had been a long time since the excellent omelette. I pointed to one which I believe may be called a para fish although I may be completely wrong there and a short time later up came the ...

Hairiest Bus Ride yet.

A travel blog entry by skeetstravel


Find our chariot to Colombo, scenic route along the ocean, about100k journey. The driver would have done credit to any chase scene in a Bruce Willis action movie, the handles on the back of the seat are not for decoration. Speaking to an English guy later, he reckons the bus crashes are horrendous, but as lots of the buses are owned by government ministers there are never any prosecutions. Arrive at the bus stand at the fort, find a tuk tuk driver and tell him we want ...

Galle to Kalutara

A travel blog entry by lucifrost


... if you leave stuff lying about. Instead of shooting them with the air pistol like we were supposed to (who would?) we fed it some bananas and cookies by placing them outside and running back in. Watching them peel bananas and have a nibble is pretty funny!
After a mad rush to try and find an internet cafe to print train tickets, we went to the beach for another sunbathe and lunch after getting back in the tuk tuk and getting to the train station. We had a half hour wait for the train ...

Colombo, City of Curries and Cricket

A travel blog entry by rupertcdean


Colombo is a striking city and on that is most definitely on the move. Construction is the name of the game and in the next few years the skyline will transform itself and the city will have several new crisscrossing roads. Not before time, the traffic weary locals will say. Currently the city resembles a building sight. I started off in the Fort or Port area where the main railway is located amongst bus stops, markets, bazaars and a ...

Sri Lanka

A travel blog entry by larryhq


... me much as I still failed to win a single race for the day. Not to worry, if I got into a spot of trouble with the bookies I had found a tuk tuk driver who could get us back to Australian via Christmas Island, no papers required. We ventured to the northern part of Sri Lanka to see for ourselves the impact of the civil war. Only three years previously the 30 years of civil war had ended and the Tamils had lost their bid for independents. The war was over and the Tamils were ...

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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels Kalutara

    Excellent Beach Hotel


    Rooms a good size, staff couldn't have been more helpful, buffet style food well above average, pool and beach area very good, only criticism was that bathrooms need refurbishing



    My husband and I stayed at the Golden Sun Hotel in August for our Honeymoon. We had a fantastic time all the staff were polite and couldn't do enough for us. The hotel was clean and tidy, always to a high standard. We would recommend this hotel to anyone. Although it was not their peak season we had a super honeymoon - it was like having the beach, pool and staff all to ourselves. Bliss.

    Good in parts but not for those sensitive to smells or poor air con.


    We were in this hotel on full board for two seperate periods of a few days as part of a 2 for 1 VJV. package tour of 2 weeks including 5 other (all better but 4 / 5 star) Hotels in Sri Lanka in April 05.



    Just spent 4 very relaxing days at the Golden Sun. The staff are very friendly, the food is very good, the rooms are spacious with excellent service. A wonderful beach. Not luxurious but good value for money.

    What more could you ask for!!

    Loved the peacefulness


    Have just returned from staying 7 days here. Very pleasant staff lovely choice of food. Lovely beach. Water areobic staff very enthusiastic!!!!!!. Wonderful massage up on the roof. Saw man climb palm trees collecting toddy and the icing on the cake was releasing baby turtles back to the sea.Altogether a wonderful place.

    Hotel Golden Sun - Sri Lanka. - Devastatingly Awful.


    A very poor quality hotel. It aspires to be shabby. A tired, worn-out and faded memory of a quality hotel. Food is lukewarm and immensly inedible. I wouldn't wish a holiday at this hotel on my worst enemy.



    Came back to England on the 7/12/2004 from the superb Golden Sun Hotel what a beautiful place fantastic food -service-people,

    if only we could go back now and give help to all the friends we made especially Mahesh our friend

    God bless you Mahesh and your family we pray you are all safe.

    We will return-one day

    Great Hotel


    We have just returned from this hotel 30th November 2004 and had a great time. The staff can not do enough for you and the food was great. We never once had to go and get a drink as this was brought to us and the sunbeds were made available at our favourite space. The entertainment staff are good at getting visitors involved in the games and the bar staff never seem to stop working. We appreciated the flowers left in the room each day and look froward to our next visit.

    Can't wait to return.


    I too found this hotel great. Friendly staff, always at hand if you need them.Great food. Clean rooms and Hotel bars- resturants.Can't wait to return to this Hotel.

    We Will Return!


    We returned on 22 November from the Golden Sun Hotel, after a truly wonderful holiday at a superb hotel with a great team of staff. We have never come across staff so friendly, helpfull, and willing to make our stay with them really special.

    From reception to restaurants, bars and room boys and garden boys, they were all smiley and happy.

    Good selection of food, fresh bedding and towels every day, usually beds made with decorative flowers, so pretty, and a really good pool, a gem of a hotel.

    The sea is a bit scary if you'e not a good swimmer,there are a few beach boys but they are good too -especially if you spend a few rupees with them.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels Kalutara

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent