Hi, Were staying here shortly but only have Breakfast as our meal plan. Are there any local restaurants away from the hotel that are accessible? Thanks.
Hello everyone. I will be travelling from Leeds, England, with my future wife on the 2nd July 2005 and then getting married at the Blue Water Hotel. I read on another website (which I now cannot find!!)that due to the tsunami, the spa was due to be closed until the beginning of July. But I've read on this forum that the hotel is back up and running as usual. Can someone please let me know whether the spa is now up and running ahead of schedule? Also, to save baggage space, could someone let me know whether the rooms have hairdryers provided? Thank you. Michael.
Hi Im due to travel to sri lanka shortly for a holiday at the blue water hotel. Has anyone visited the hotel since the tsunami? What is the damage and did it have an impact on your holiday? Many thanks in advance for your reply Lisa x
Hi Im due to travel to Sri Lanka in a couple of months on a multi centre holiday staying at the Blue Water Hotel Wadduwa. Can anyone tell me if there has been alot of damage. Thanks Lisa x
I am getting married in April at the Villa ocean view hotel and included in our package is traditional Sri Lankan wedding Attire. We have asked the travel agent a number of times what exactly is included with this and I have emailed the resort and all they have said is that its a Sari and local jewellry. Has anyone else out there had this package? I booked with first choice. Does the jewellry include the tikka and bangles?? Do you really not need to take anything clothing wise for the big day? What does the groom wear?? I dont want to go all that way and forget something! Any info would be great.
we stayed at ocean view in 2003 and wanted to know if wadduwa was hit by the tsunami we are concerned for the people that we got to know while we were there. There is a little girl named Sagrica who lives on the beach with her family and we would like to know if they are ok. I would be grateful for any information.
i stayed at ocean villa view with my husband and friends june 2004, we had a wonderful time. the staff and even the boys on the beach who we did trips with where wonderful people so friendly and helpful. we would like to know if any one has any news on the saftey of terance and susantha who where bar staff often working the pool bar . also really concerned for the saftey of shelton who worked from the beach we used his taxi service several times and also went to his home where they made us very welcome. we will defienately be going back to sri lanka and will stay at ocean villa again.
I am adding to our existing question we already have on this page. We were due to get married in Sri Lanka departing on 6th Feb 2005. We booked our holiday for 15 people through TV Travel Shop, and its a Thomas Cook holiday. We are experiencing nothing but problems with both companies. Neither will offer a refund and we have been advised to wait a couple of days and then we will be able to receive our money back. Is anyone else experiencing so many problems. We have spent the last two days on the telephone trying to sort out this matter and we are no further forward. We have been offered alternative locations such as Cyprus, Canary Island & Cuba. We are happy with Cuba but the TV Travel shop do not offer Cuba as they are an American company. Can anyone help in our battle with both companies?
My sister is due to get married at this hotel on valentine's day and all 15 of us are due to fly out on 6th feb. Thomas Cook has told us we cannot have a refund or can not offer a suitable alternative destination (offers so far, Lanzarote or Tenerife). so we are stuck! Can anyone give us an honest view of what damage has been done to this hotel and surrounding areas? Also has anyone got any views on travelling to this area. We are also travelling with 4 young children.
i would like to check if my friends H.D Sylvester and Damian Wallace and Marsh who work at at the villa ocean view are ok. If anybody has any information could you please let me know. Thanks, Alice, Shaun and Andrew
I am due to get married at The Villa Ocean View hotel in Wadduwa in April. Does anyone know if this hotel was badly hit by the earthquake and also is Monica (the hotel elephant) alive and well? I was so looking forward to seeing her!
I am getting married in Sri Lanka at the Villa ocean view in Wadduwa. The wedding isnt untill 29th April but im interested as to weather or not the hotel has been affected. Do you think we will be ok to go? Please Please can someone get back to me.
I am booked to have a tour of Sri Lanka andthen a hotel stay in Wadduwa departing the UK on 12th January. I know it's not going to happen. You know it's not going to happen. Everyone knows it's not going to happen. Hayes and Jarvis (my tour operator) will not make a decision as to what they will do until Friday 7th January - 5 days before we are due to go. Am I the only person who feels this is ridiculous? There is no way that anyone should now be going on holiday to Sri Lanka until such time as the infrastructure can support it - with the devastation, all the resources are needed for the local population - for whom it is a terrible time as they have lost loved ones and possessions
Trying to gather information for an upcoming trip to Sri Lanka. One of the places I'll be staying is Wadduwa - trying to find details of restaurants/local places of interest. Thanks for any help.