The Blue Water
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It has been 4 days of lazing by the pool since arriving from Nuwara Eliya. Although the 5 days touring round were exhausting we saw lots of fascinating sights and got to see a few different parts of Sri Lanka.
This hotel well deserves its 5 star rating. The room is large, cool (rather than icy as it was until we worked out the aircon) and …
Tea factory, Rafting. Beach
We started the morning by breathing in some fresh hill air - Nuwara Eliya is 6500 ft above sea level so whilst it wasn't cold it was definately more chilly than we had been used to. The view from our hotel window was over the tea plantations and surrounding hills and was quite beautiful. Our hotel was a …
We're in Sri Lanka! Mr Chinnadurai, a friend of Jo's family, invited us to stay and since we were in the area it seemed a great opportunity to see the country. My first impressions of Colombo airport were that it was much smarter than Trivandrum airport. In fact, as we took our taxi through the city it was apparent that the whole of Sri Lanka was …
We're now in Sri Lanka and staying with family friend Chinn. It is so lovely to be in a house again and Chinn, his 3 year old son Ravi and housekeeper Tawabech have made us so welcome!The house is extremely comfortable and is set in grounds that back onto the river. There are beautiful palm trees that sway in the breeze and lots of tropical plants …
Having kissed Thailand goodbye, I sat in the airport killing time, and decided to, out of interest, see how long it would take to fly direct from Bangkok to Columbo, versus the 13 hr route via Dubai as booked by our travel agent. Oh, just 3 hours then - I tried not to think about this too much. It will be nice to meet Lego for the final leg of the journey, and in no way am I kicking myself for not looking into this sooner... 13 hours later, and with long lost fiancé in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Blue Water Wadduwa
We stayed here in July/August 2003. We had booked a multicentre holiday with Emerates Airlines to stay in Dubai, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. I was really looking forward to Dubai and my girlfriend was really looking forward to the Maldives so we were both taken by surprise by the wonderful time we had at the Blue Water!
I stayed at the Blue water hotel whilst working in Sri Lanka. This was my first trip without my partner or kids. After the long drive down from Sigeria I was shattered and the welcome to the Blue Water is lovley. Garlands of flowers cool towels and a lovely drink was very welcoming. From the outside it looks like a prison, no signs just a long concrete wall and enormous gates not very welcoming esp as it is surrounded by poverty, however the inside is paradise.
We had a family holiday at the Blue Water Hotel for 11 days over Easter 2005.
We spent ten nights at the Blue Water and came away totally relaxed because we did not feel like we had to do anything. So many times you go on holiday and you feel that you should go to the local museum, or the local market or the local relic. The Blue Water is totally for doing nothing.
We stayed here for two nights at the end of a quite hectic and exhausting tour of the island itself, ready to do nothing but relax.
Fantastic Hotel & Service
We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights before moving on to the Maldives. I cannot fault the Blue Water Hotel at all the staff were very friendly & helpful, the rooms were simple clean and spacious with a nice size balcony and wooden patio furniture. The food was amazing all Buffett style but something to suit everyone. We got married here and had a fabulous time. Would definitely go back again.
The swimming pool is huge and runs through the hotel with ponds and waterfalls the attention to detail is amazing the hotel was designed by a top architect as well. The grounds are well kept and very clean. Please visit you will have a great time.
We stayed in the Blue Water in August 2004. It was an amazing two weeks. The hotel is beautiful, the pool fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful.
We stayed at the Blue Water at the end of March 2005. The hotel is beautiful: immaculate, with a fantastic pool, and located right on an almost (except for the odd beach haggler who were only really there in the mornings) deserted stretch of beach. The food is mainly buffet style and the quality was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful - but I have qualified this comment a little later on. The hotel had been hit by the tsunami, but it was only cosmetic. You would not know it had happened to look at the place.
One of the best hotels
We visited this hotel in early 2004. What a fantastic experience! The hotel is very well designed and the rooms are A1. Service is exceptional and the food is fantastic.
The hotel is just off the beach which stretches off into the distance in both directions.
If you want to visit Sri Lanka then please consider this superb hotel
This hotel is beautiful! Spacious rooms with an interesting layout, large, clean bathroom and wonderful sea views. The pools are glorious and the service is immaculate. The only issue I had was the 2 or 3 cockroaches that would find themselves in your room after you turned the lights on but those things get everywhere. Food was great, we were all inclusive and the buffets each night had a wonderful selection of international and local food.
Very relaxing holiday.