About Heritance, Ahungalla
Heritance Ahungalla Hotel, a luxury beach hotel at the fishing village of Ahungalla, close to Galle is a five star luxury property designed by Geoffrey Bawa, the master architect of Sri Lanka. Arrival at the luxury hotel to the open-plan lobby presents you all with a stunning long view of the infinity pool reaching all the way to the sea. The airy and spacious hotel is designed in such a way as to make the maximum off the natural light of the sunny beach at Heritance Ahungalla. The expansive wooded gardens of the hotel are well shaded from the tropical sun.
Location of Heritance, Ahungalla
Heritance Ahungalla is located in 15 acres of beachfront property in the south west coast of Sri Lanka in the town of Ahungalla. The hotel is located just south of Bentota while the distance from Colombo is approximately 76km. The Colombo – Katunayake new expressway offers travellers the convenience of reaching Colombo in less than 20 minutes while the drive from Colombo takes about 2 hours or less depending on your mode of transportation. The southern railway also runs via Ahungalla while buses and taxis are available right throughout.
Accommodation at Heritance, Ahungalla
A number of 152 guestrooms are available to choose from under a number of categories. Private balconies are available in all rooms so that guests can enjoy beautiful views of the southern coast and the Indian Ocean. Categories include deluxe rooms, premium rooms, luxury rooms, suites and luxury suites. Rooms and suites are very elegant while the monochrome colour schemes highlight stylish living conditions. One of the best features is the polished wood, stone floors and glass-panelled bathrooms with giant rain showers or Jacuzzis.
The rooms are also equipped with energy efficient air conditioning, television with satellite connection and local channels, a very comprehensive mini bar and a digital safe. The guestrooms at Heritance Ahungalla are also accessible for guests with disabilities while free Wi-Fi facilities are offered. Guests can also choose from smoking and non-smoking rooms. Free cots are available for babies while extra beds can be provided.
Facilities at Heritance, Ahungalla
The cuisine at Heritance Ahungalla is simply a heavenly affair with experienced chefs creating dishes with local ingredients and westernized presentations. "Jute Restaurant" is the main restaurant of the hotel while it has full length glass windows that overlook the lush gardens of the hotel. For special occasions, the "Upper Room" is a fine dining restaurant where you can experience a culinary journey from around the world. The "Mustard Coffee Shop" is the perfect venue to enjoy a wide range of a la carte menus at any time of the day. Heritance Ahungalla also offers a wide range of dining options which can be discussed with the restaurant manager.
The hotel also boasts of 4 bars and a night club offering guests a wide range of international and local brands of beer, wine and various spirits along with a number of signature cocktails. They include the "Bacchus Bar", "Pool Bar" "Apollo Bar", "Wall Bar" and the "Orpheus Bar" which is the night club.
The “Diviyan Spa” offers professional expertise, professional treatments as well as professional products. A complete range of services from massages, body treatments to facials and nail care, the spa also comprises of a steam room, sauna and an open air Jacuzzi. Heritance Ahungalla is also a fine location for weddings and corporate functions while there are professionals to help you organize successful events.
Other facilities include two superb swimming pools, beach access, a gymnasium, gem and handicraft shops, a library and a number of sports and games.
Excursions and Day Tours from Heritance, Ahungalla
Due to the excellent beachside location of Heritance Ahungalla, guests can explore the area without any hassle. The Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery is a famous tourist attraction where sea turtle conservation is carried out, while Madu River safaris are ideal for nature lovers enabling you to explore through an extensive mangrove eco system. Ambalangoda is a town that is famed for its arts, crafts, masks and antiques while you can also visit some moonstone mines. For the ultimate 'Bawa' experience you can visit 'Lunuganga' and the 'Brief Garden'. Further excursions include a visit to the Galle Fort and whale and dolphin watching tours in Mirissa.