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.
"Excellent service from Nick and he was able to answer any questions that we had. In addition Nick was very helpful in finding alternative hotels when the original selections came back and advised that they were unable to accommodate us."