Sri Lanka’s first Amari hotel is located on the much-talked-about southern coast standing before a quiet sandy beach in the coastal village of Gintota. Three miles south is the historic city of Galle and just nine miles north is the surfing hotspot Hikkaduwa. Amari’s penchant for colour is reflected in the hotel’s red sun umbrellas, deep blue pool and the sea and sun inspired rooms.
The 172 ocean-facing rooms are housed in the high rising curved resort style building. The rooms are named Deluxe Ocean View, Deluxe terrace Ocean View, Grand Deluxe Ocean View, One Bedroom Suite and Presidential Suite. These have a bright clean and simplistic ambiance. The spacious living spaces feel light and airy and modern and comfortable. All rooms can sleep up to 3 persons. In-room amenities include a King or Twin bed, private balcony, 40” LED TV, free WiFi, radio, multimedia hub, ironing facilities, work desk, alarm clock, mini bar and coffee and tea making facilities. The luxurious bathrooms come with rain showers, bathrobes, slippers, shaver point and hairdryer. Room facilities also include in-room dining, wake-up service and turn-down service. Deluxe Terrace Ocean View Rooms have a private terrace with two sun loungers and the Presidential Suite has a terrace with Jacuzzi. Interconnecting rooms, extra beds and cots can be requested and seven disabled-accessed rooms are available on the second floor.
Amari Galle serves Sri Lankan, Indian, Asian and western cuisine. The pool side restaurant offers sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and snacks. The rooftop bar Bommu has superb views of the Indian Ocean. There is a large free-form outdoor pool and a shallow children’s wading pool. The spa provides a variety of treatments and massages and the fitness centre is up to date with modern equipment. The Kids Club has activities arranged for kids and a babysitting service is also provided.