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Uga Bay - Excellent Choice
As it was our first tour of Sri Lanka there was a lot of effort put into route and choice of hotels. Many of the country’s hotel chains are local brands and not too many of the more common brands are available at most locations, chains such as Hilton and Peninsula. For this reason we were a little unsure of what to expect when selecting 5* properties - With Uga Bay we were not disappointed. First observations on entering the property was that the bare concrete frame/structure was a little cold and uninviting but this was just a passing thought, the grounds and staff soon made up for this. The property is set on a stunning beach location and free of local beach touts, which are often found around the world. The beach bar is an ideal spot for drinks and nibbles, especially as the sun goes down. Absolute chill! The staff at the hotel are super friendly, efficient and highly professional. Not once did we have reason to question this, whether it be room cleanliness or F&B. With regard to F&B, the evening buffet is very good and excellent value for money. We found the beach area to be the preferred area over the pool as it is quite sheltered with no breeze so could get very hot and uncomfortable in the regular 30c+ heat. Another negative for the pool area, and a big negative for a 5* property, is that there was no evidence of cold towels or complimentary water. This would be so easy to rectify. We will definitely plan another trip to Sri Lanka, possibly combining with Maldives, and are already considering other Uga properties in the country. An excellent property chain with amazing staff. Thank you for a terrific 5 nights Uga Bay.
Definitely coming back again!
Another beautiful hotel by Uga Escapes. 5+++ Beautiful, relaxing environment. Spacious rooms, clean and nice. The beach is clean and beautiful. Very friendly staff and great customer service. Special thanks to Yasanka. Thank you so much for everything. A very nice person who always serves everybody with a pleasant smile. He was very helpful. Again thank you so much. Definitely coming back again! One more to explore. Chena Huts
I have been to Uga Bay twice, and I'm planning on going there for the third time too! Lovely, neat rooms with lot of privacy and also the staff is super-friendly! The infinity pool is a wonderful place to relax in an evening. Food is great! and you can get good sea food here!
Well organised big resort hotel
Our two nights here were very comfortable but it is a big resort. The architecture is very pleasant and the grounds beautifully maintained. The hotel is set back from the beach and blends in with the surroundings, unlike one enormous hotel just to the south. Pasikuda beach is a wonderful crescent of pale sand, although in February the sea was very rough. The food was very good and we were able to sit and eat on the outdoor veranda. For non-package guests for dinner there is either a buffet or a la carte menu. We tried both. A la carte, the grilled reef fish 'catch of the day' was excellent, my husband's barbecued ribs less so. The Sri Lankan dishes in the buffet were good, although some seemed rather under-spiced. We also enjoyed having a beer at the beach bar. More negatively, the infinity pool was too shallow. Also whilst we were there a group of noisy youngsters moved from volley ball to the pool, taking it over completely for most of an afternoon which was offputting. We had a beautiful view of the sea from our beach studio but, with so many people in sun loungers right outside our window, our little patio area wasn't very private. The room could also be a bit noisy when the people upstairs moved their furniture around.
The hotel offers a best stay if you are looking for a quiet beautiful place in a not very touristic area. The good atmosphere with their stuff, makes it very pleasant to be there . For us is very important, a good care of the working people. Most employees are locals ,as well most products or cooperation partners are from the local area , which gives the local economy a good support.This important point for us is , investment in the local economy versus exploitation and only benefit for big investors. Next positive point is the respect towards the nature in many areas : no plastic ,all refill and reusable material, Solar energy system on the roof of the hotel. On top of all ,the very big and comfortable rooms , almost all with balcony and fantastic seaviews even from the shower . We have been the second time in Uga Bay and would any time like to come back . Our special thanks to some outstanding stuff : Tareek , Fairooz from the service and the lovely lady Patiba from the kitchen team ,the guys at the morning buffet pancake area. But really all stuff was amazing!!
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