|Sunday, 12 May 2002|
Tropical Villas - Beruwala: Ideal get away for a quiet hide away
by Text and picture by BEVERLEY JANSZ
Tropical Villas at Beruwala is the ideal get away for a quiet hide away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Set in a large specious garden, the hotel has 50 villas, which are equipped with Satellite TV, Mini Bar, Telephone and a small lounge area. Each Villa has a verandah or a balcony which gives guests a view of the beautiful garden, many varied trees and birds. It has been recorded that over 56 different varieties of species are seen from the hotel.
Tropical Villas is an ideal location for those who are just beginning to embark on bird watching. The hotel is also a good base and conducts the famous tours to the Sinharaja Rain Forest and Morapitiya for bird watching.
The hotel has a large and an impressive swimming pool and a kiddies pool. The latest addition to the hotel is a traditional Sri Lankan herbal massage centre built according to Balinese architecture.
The friendly and courteous staff, from the Manager, Gamunu Srilal right down to the room boy, has been the key success factor of Tropical Villas.
Guests are offered flavours of exotic continental cuisine with plenty of fresh sea food prepared by Executive Chief, A.H.M. Haris and his team at the exclusively designed restaurant. The bar of the hotel is noteworthy. It consists of black and white photographs, classic furniture and wooden floor, which take guests back to the Colonial era.
'The clientele we get over here mostly tend to be repeat guests', Manager, Gamuni Sirlal said. We also operate the famous excursion the 'Taste of Sri Lanka' which involves a short train journey, raft river cross, a village market and breakfast in an aristocratic family house and visit to a four hundred year old temple.
Tropical Villas is certainly a hotel for a quiet and relaxing holiday in a homely ambience for both foreign tourists and Sri Lankans, Tropical Villas is a member of the Jetwing Family of hotels.
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