Sri Lanka, South West Beaches
Info : Heritance Ahungalla
Formerly known as The Triton Hotel, the Heritance Ahungalla is a large resort style hotel and another Geoffrey Bawa designed gem on Sri Lanka's south west coast. It is located in Ahungalla, a small fishing hamlet just north of Ambalangoda, between Galle and Bentota.
A recent refurbishment has restored the Heritance Ahungalla to its former elegance and we think it is an excellent choice for a beach stay. The beach here is large and fairly private, while the facilities are brilliant.
The Bawa signature style is in evidence here - the spectacular location is used to very clever effect, particularly the magnificent entrance with its view directly through the hotel to the sea beyond.
Styled as a 5* resort, we would suggest that a 4* rating might be more appropriate, but with those expectations in mind, Heritance Ahungalla is a great choice for families and couples alike.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
The Ellerton and Apa Villa were excellent. Chaaya Village as expected. The Hideaway room could have been cleaner. Otherwise excellent.