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The Sandhya

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Interior entrance
On the beach
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Balcony

Overview of The Sandhya

The Sandhya

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Ahangama with outdoor pool, restaurant

9.8/10 Exceptional

15 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
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Kabalana Beach, Baranige Watha, Walhengoda, Ahangama, Southern, 80650

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 118 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Hana's place - 4 min walk
  • Mr Sunils - 3 min drive
  • Wiener Dschungel - 5 min drive
  • Shirani Home Made Rice & Curry - 7 min drive
  • Dorian Restaurant - 7 min drive

About this property

The Sandhya

The Sandhya is a great choice for your beach stay in Ahangama. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, facials and aromatherapy, and the outdoor pool provides a splash of fun. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and beach.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 10:00 AM
  • Express check-in available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This is a designated quarantine hotel. The property can only accept bookings from travellers who are required to quarantine (i.e. international travellers). You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120 per person (one-way)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

The Sandhya Hotel
The Sandhya Ahangama
The Sandhya Hotel Ahangama

Frequently asked questions

Does The Sandhya offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Sandhya does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Sandhya?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Sandhya on 2 March 2023 start from €235, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sandhya?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Sandhya?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Sandhya?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Sandhya?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Sandhya?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sandhya?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 AM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Sandhya and nearby?
The Sandhya has an outdoor pool and spa services, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Sandhya?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Hana's place (4-min walk), Wiener Dschungel (3.2 mi) and Shirani Home Made Rice & Curry (3.8 mi).
Does The Sandhya have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Sandhya like?
The Sandhya is located a short 1-minute walk from Kabalana Beach. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Reviews

9.8

Exceptional

9.9/10

Cleanliness

9.9/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Amenities

9.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Mamoun, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A truly unique stay
I came back to Sri Lanka for the first time since the pandemic looking for a place to relax and base myself. The photos of Sandhya looked amazing (note - somehow better in real life) so I booked 7 nights. I was not expecting the simplicity and luxury I found and, with the small number of rooms, equal parts private and communal. I describe this as a modern guesthouse, coupled with barefoot luxury overlooking a pristine surf beach in the Southern District. Dan and his team do a great job making everyone comfortable, well fed and hydrated! The menu is tight but considered, and enough to keep me interested for the duration of my stay. There are a couple of good local places within a few minutes walk if you so wish. By good fortune I met the owner as he passed through on a visit. I always enjoy meeting the person behind the property, and Alan was a pleasure. Will I be back? Absolutely. The sheer easiness of all this space offers makes it a no-brainer.
Spence, 7-night trip
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6/10 Good

The property was all good except the fact that the common areas didn’t have any fan or AC coverage and it was super hot to sit in any of those areas. There was no phones or any communication channel to call the helper staff from the room and you were expected to go around the property looking for a staff.
Shahid, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I originally booked in for two nights at The Sandhya—I was sold by the reviews of the hotel but wasn't sure about the beach as some reviews I read said it was too close to the highway. From the moment I arrived, I fell in love with this property and the beach. Everything is done so thoughtfully at The Sandhya—from the awesome service and interior design to the location, and delicious food. The beach is super chill and has a really nice laid-back vibe—the road wasn't an issue at all and the beach is great for walking, swimming, and surfing. My room (#3) was awesome - the view is incredible, it's spotless and the bed and linens are very comfortable. Water is provided and turn-down service is offered each evening. The staff really goes above and beyond while you are staying there and since it's a boutique hotel you really feel like you're being taken care of. I had booked 4 nights in Weligama afterward but cut the stay short to return to The Sandhya! Upon my return, the staff made me an amazing Sri Lankan dinner and when I checked out they gave me a Christmas gift! Super sweet! Breakfast was included in my stay and it was awesome: fruit juice, fresh fruit, toast + jam, and your choice of breakfast with coffee/tea. I also ate dinner there several times and the food was always delicious, well-presented and the service was impeccable! I can't wait to return to The Sandhya and highly recommend it!
Meaghan, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hotel by the ocean
Enjoyed everything in lovely "The Sandhya" hotel & would absolutely recommend!
Nastja, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Property, management, food, service and location all seamlessly working in harmony at this hotel. One of the best
Fred, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location, on a beautiful beach. The hotel and rooms have a real ‘wow’ factor about them. Great views from the rooms. Very relaxing environment, nice pool, great food and exceptional service in a boutique style hotel.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved the hotel so much that we extended our stay from the originally booked 3 nights to 10 nights. The staff were beyond wonderful and we felt relaxed and "at home" in the environment. I had not experienced a boutique hotel yet in my travels and after staying at the Sandhya, a boutique hotel would be my first choice. The intimate, relaxed environment was a nice change from the typical large resort. The hotel's design, décor and attention to detail were exceptional, sort of a modern minimalist environment, yet with everything you need. And, you cant beat waking up with full ocean views right out your patio! Wonderful resort, would absolutely recommend and would definitely visit again!
Shelly , 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing architecture, design and location!
We stayed 3 nights at The amazing Sandhya, and we absolutely loved it! Great architecture and designer furnitures. The staff where very nice and service minded. The food was good and the atmosphere quite and very comfortable. We immediately felt like “home” here. Would absolutely recommend this hotel if you appreciate great architecture, design, and would love a good spot at the beach :)
Therese, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best place in Ahangama!
This is the best place in Ahangama! We had such a beautiful relaxing time. The room, the breakfast (until 12.oooh available!) staff and the direct beach access... everything was fantastic. There are several restaurants in waking distance. Home away from home.
DUONG, 5-night romance trip
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