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Hotel Lighthouse Hotel 5 star
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The Lighthouse is the most beautiful hotel in Sri Lanka. Built directly on a rock, many a visitor will be amazed by its architecture and its decoration. Ideal for couples on their honeymoon and also for those seeking peace and wellbeing.

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    Location 5.08 /10

    The hotel is located on the south-western coast of Sri Lanka, 1.2 mile away North of Galle. Colombo is 71.5 miles away from Galle and the international airport is 81 miles away. The Lighthouse overlooks the ocean from above its rock.

    Accommodation 8.95 /10

    The hotel is a small complex of 63 rooms accommodating guests. They all are modern style decorated but sometimes ancient materials have also been used. All the rooms have a terrace and view of the sea. They are equipped with modern amenities such as, television, telephone, music, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities. The bathroom has a bath-tub or shower, welcome products and hairdryers.

    Overview 9.20 /10

    Designed by the famous Singhalese architect Geoffrey Bawa, the Lighthouse was built directly on a rock in 1997. On arrival, you will imagine you are at the entrance of a fort because everything is in stone. The reception hall opens on to a garden, and you can admire historical scenes in the ceiling, on colored batiks. To reach the floors above, you will have to take a monumental staircase made of wood decorated with wrought iron characters, recounting the island's history. The hotel is a harmonious blend of wood and concrete. The main bar makes it possible to relax while admiring the ocean from the terrace. Billiards, television and board games will make you spend pleasant moments with friends. Ideal for a good swim, the 2 large swimming pools offer a view of the ocean. A pool bar serves cocktails and snacks through out the day. The Serena Spa is hidden beneath the hotel. A huge swimming pool faces the heavy wooden doors. You will find massages, hammam, Jacuzzi and various treatments there.

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    Should you want to eat, you will have the choice between the main restaurant, the Cinnamon Room and the pool bar. The main restaurant, with a buffet, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a hall overlooking the ocean, and the view from there is stunning. You will have the possibility to eat on the terrace. The decoration of the hall is refined and elegant, very beautiful wooden furniture, wicker chairs. Decorated in an ancient style, the Cinnamon Room offers a very unique atmosphere. Ideal place for couples to have dinner. You will also be able to have a barbecue on the beach.

    Beach 8.20 /10

    The Lighthouse has a very beautiful sand beach at the foot of the hotel. On the lawn overlooking the sea, deckchairs, sunshades and palm trees allow you to laze about. For those who love idleness, there are also hammocks hung on the trees.

    To know

    The Lighthouse is considered the most luxurious hotel in Sri Lanka. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, hammam, massage, beauty salon, keep fit, sauna

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, squash, beach volley, fitness, volleyball, sports, gym

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Excellently located, it overlooks the ocean
    • Its architecture   is   original; it is built in a rock.

    disadvantages

    • Sometimes the concrete does not fuse with the rock

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