We came from the Villa Bentota to Aditya and spent most of the time wishing we hadn't moved. The Aditya is an ok hotel but worth about a quarter of the price it charges. We started in a room with no view and a passageway used for (as far as we could gather) delivery lorries, rubbish bins and air conditioning units running alongside it. After an evening here we moved (at additional, although discounted cost) to a suite that was far fancier, split level and with a fabulous view.
Both rooms, however, suffered from bathrooms that were completely open to the elements (I don't know if they have rooms without this feature). While this might look exotic when you first see it you quickly realise some of the downsides...no temperature control and absolutely full of mosquitoes.
The other major disappointment was the plunge pools that each room, I believe, have. Again, a fabulous enticement in a brochure but a freezing cold (again no temperature control) plunge pool isn't what you want unless it's sweltering outside and otherwise you are paying for a fancy feature you don't use.
The food was fine but not great and very pricey, as was Aditya in general. It is also about 30 minutes from Galle so not great for sightseeing and the beach outside is almost non-existent (a very steep drop down to the sea caused by treacherously strong current) so you are confined to the (average, not overly new/clean) pool.
We have a large number of friends who have since been to Sri Lanka and have stayed at nicer, far far cheaper hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aditya is an exclusive all suite luxury boutique hotel on a hidden stretch of beach close to the historic city of Galle. The hotel is small and intimate and its rooms are amongst the largest and most lavishly appointed on the island. The accent is on unrestrained luxury, personalized service and total privacy. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aditya Hotel Hikkaduwa