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What We Love

  • The quiet intimacy of this 12-room beachfront resort
  • Spectacular sunsets
  • Spacious suites have private plunge pools and verandas
  • Dine in the on-site restaurant, or have the staff arrange an alfresco meal on the beach or in the gardens

What To Know

  • On-site Aditya Spa opened summer, 2012
  • Best for those who like peace and quiet; particularly nice for honeymooners
  • The airport is about 90 miles away; transfers are about $115 per car, each way
  • The on-call yoga instructor will conduct classes on request

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

With a stay at Aditya Boutique Hotel in Rathgama (Galle District), you’ll be within the vicinity of Hikkaduwa Coral Reef and Seenigama Temple. This 4.5-star hotel is within the region of St. Aloysius College and Galle International Cricket Stadium.

Make yourself at home in one of the 12 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Premium TV channels and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and you can also request irons/ironing boards.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and complimentary babysitting/childcare.

Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Aditya Boutique Hotel
719/1, Galle Road, Devenigoda
Rathgama, GL 80260 Sri Lanka

Reviews

To talk about Aditya Hotel makes me want to cry!
Jayantha S

On holiday, most of us hope for something new and exciting to happen in a place novel and extraordinary to visit.
We hope against hope for a surprisingly pleasant and sumptuously comfortable stay.

And if we cannot find a friend to host us, where you are graciously welcomed and generously pampered by alert personal attention, we hope for reasonably good service from a hotel with charm and a personality located in surroundings garlanded by either natural beauty or artistic elegance.

Oh! And to be treated, if not like a king, then, at least as a honourable and very dear friend. To be dined as if it was a last meal offered a condemned convict.
In short a stay in heavenly comfort in celestial serenity, served by angels in disguise. As far as hotels go Aditya boutique hotel in Sri Lanka comes close.

A boutique hotel of just 14 rooms- but of enormous proportions (each room is the size of a large Bombay flat - about 1,400 sq.ft) Aditya, nestled on the shoreline by the sea, fringed by shrubs, the hotel on the southwest coastline of Sri Lanka pays homage to a style of architecture much liked by Sri Lankans - a sort of rustic majesty bordering on monasticism popularised over a career spanning 60 odd years by Sri Lanka’s most revered and internationally renowned architect Geoffrey Bawa.

In adding a touch of whimsy such as placing a personal plunge pool on a secluded and private balcony open to an expansive view of the wide ocean front without exposing oneself; in thoughtful amenities such as an additional open air commode next door to the bedroom in the loft upstairs; in designing bathrooms so large and so thoughtfully appointed one may be excused for spending the entire stay in there, reading and relaxing; from these and numerous little details, one gets a feel for the thought and care that have been expended in getting it to resonate with homely, rustic style and quiet luxury. The kind of style and mood you expect in a private home of a well to do friend who has got the nuances just right. But in a hotel of any classification? That’s rare.

I was there for one night with my girl friend. I felt I had visited a dear friend given to grand gesture heaping his love with honest hospitality reserved for his dearest and nearest.

The fact that the owner is actually a treasured old friend makes it harder for me to say anything beyond the most obvious for obvious reasons.

To talk of the quality of our stay is impossible- for no matter how wonderful the words, no matter how unique and earth shattering my experience, in describing them, they should not be sullied by my poor words or appear to be cheap compliments forced by obligation.

But if I don’t say something about service of the staff I commit a grave injustice.

The super service we expect often becomes burdensome when it is obtrusive and over the top or overly gracious.

But here, your privacy is guarded even when you are in public.

Left severely alone to enjoy your sojourn and only disturbed to remove a fly that impudently enters your space ; or when you push back your chair after the best baked fish you have had in your 60 years on earth, and a pill box of toothpicks magically manifests itself at your elbow, that’s when you notice that serving staff exists. Otherwise, privacy reigns supreme.

In closing I must admit I am forced to write this - by my gratitude and my guilt.
Gratitude for the experience and guilt for for not having made the simple effort to rate my stay on trip advisor even after six months!

I hope I can make amends, a little late but true.

Jayantha Sittampalam
1st Nov 2019

Nice rooms ..but mediocre and expensive half board.
rister

Stayed from 2.4 - 5.4.2019. Nothing to fault on service and rooms. We had a villa with pool which was very convenient with our two grandchildren. But....paid extra 48$
( LKR 8700.00) for half board...which was way overpriced per person for very mediocre food. For that price you could have a feast in Sri Lanka, and not just a set menu!
Just go for BB and and eat a la carte which will cost much less.

Absolutely amazing
AthidewaRanasinghe

The pictures on the site do not do Aditya justice. It is a place that looks amazing, and all the aspects of the appearance of the hotel contribute towards it. From the moment that you step in, the staff is more than happy to help you enjoy your vacation.

We stayed in the Vaayu suite, which is spacious and well-designed. While the view of the sea is not the highlight of the suite, it was quite attractive as well. It was very tranquil, and the rooftop jacuzzi was just perfect. The bathrooms were spacious, and the room had everything that one would need ranging from bathrobes to hairdryers.

The food was excellent. While there were certain food items on the menu that were towards the expensive side, all the food items were delicious and well-prepared. The portions were just right, and the Sri Lankan breakfast menu is one of the best I've had. The time taken to prepare all the food items is also quite impressive, as you do not have to wait for long.

The staff is well-trained and very friendly. They are more than willing to assist in any matter, and there is a personal touch to the attention that they give you. At the same time, they let you enjoy your privacy. Much thanks to all the staff that made the stay such a comfortable, memorable one!

Overall, it is perhaps the best stay I have had, and we will definitely be visiting again.