Eden Hotel Sri Lanka. Eden Resort & Spa Review

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If you’re looking for a luxurious, relaxed ocean-side stay during your time in Sri Lanka, thEden Resort and Spa (Agoda link for booking), near Beruwela (Beruwala), could be the perfect place for you. We stayed earlier this year and loved what we found. The Eden Resort is visually impressive, the moment you pass through the giant gates and approach the central reception area with pool and ocean views, you know you are somewhere special. Guests receive a full Sri Lankan welcome, “Ayubowan” as they say hereThe Eden Resort and Spa is a self-contained oasis. Everything you could need for your holiday is housed within one building. Multiple dining options and bars, shops, a gym, games room, nightly entertainment and that pool and beach view. It’s all here. We thought the experience of staying at The Eden was reminiscent of our cruise ship experiences, with far more space.

Read our Eden hotel review to find out what we thought of the Eden Resort experience, the rooms, service, food, facilities and location. Is it as good as it looks?

Eden Resort and Spa, pool view from reception
The view of the Eden Resort and Spa pools through floor to ceiling glass at the spacious reception, the central hub of the hotel. The beach, the Golden Mile, is beyond and the grassy area is used fr relaxation and special dining events.

The Eden Resort and Spa Location, Near Beruwela

One of the beauties of Sri Lanka is that it isn’t a vast country requiring long distance travel. The location of the Eden on the Golden Mile beach is one of many perfect bases for your stay in Sri Lanka or it could be the first part of a relaxing holiday tour.

Beruwela is only around 100km from the airport and if taking a private taxi or shuttle on the new southern expressway, it take under 2 hours door to door. Most of Sri Lanka’s other main beach resort areas are further south, making your transit time longer.

On the door-step of Eden are the inland waterways, perfect for wildlife watching and cruising. Boats leave from the beach area right outside the hotel. There are turtle hatcheries and temples within a few minutes reach.

If action sports are your thing, dive centers and watersport companies are located nearby.

From the Eden Resort and Spa it is only an hour down to Galle, a fascinating historical city and a great place to head off whale watching.

If you’re interested in Sri Lanka’s Golden Triangle it is a little further afield at 3 hours to Kandy but again you can still manage this including the Pinawalla elephant orphanage in a 1 or 2 day trip, knowing you have the Eden to return to after your explorations

Yala national park is about 4 hours away which you could do as part of a tour of the east coast or overnight if you were interested in this part of Sri Lanka.

See the Eden Resort and Spa here, to book, check rates and availability

The Eden Resort and Spa Food Experience

As you’d expect, the food at Eden doesn’t disappoint.

The Executive Chef and his team have gone out of their way to make dining at The Eden Resort the special experience it is.

From breakfast right through to the dinner buffet the food is a great mix of traditional Sri Lankan and Western style food. The Executive Chef is justifiably proud that his team make 35 varieties of bread daily for the hotel. In fact, practically all the food for the hotel is prepared fresh, on site, in the vast kitchens. That’s unusual in the hotel world.

Eden Resort and Spa Buffet Dining

Breakfast provides a vast array of breads, pastries, fruits and hot dishes. Of course, there is a chef or 3 on hand at the egg station to cook to order. The Sri Lankan breakfasts are my personal pick here, good Sri Lankan food is sometimes hard to find, at Eden, they’ve nailed it, with the usual string hoppers, dahls and sambols plus a further selection of curries.

If you don’t know us , my husband is an Australian Executive Chef with a wealth of experience in London’s 5 star luxury hotels. He was impressed as was I. It takes a lot to impress us.

Sri Lankan accompanyments, sambols and pickles at Eden Resort and Spa
These are just the accompaniments! Freshly made sambols and pickles at Eden Resort and Spa.

Chef and I were in agreement that the food at Eden was better than anything we’ve had on luxury cruise-ship buffets.

If sticking to the main restaurant and its buffets each day isn’t your style they also have a 24 hour coffee shop cooking fresh food from the open kitchen. The pool bar, with dry area and swim up bar, also serves fresh food during the day. The flagship Grill restaurant, is also available for extra-special dining. A fresh fish grill can also be found near the pool, where diners can pick their own catch-of-the-day.

24 hour coffee shop at Eden resort and Spa
The 24 hour coffee shop and restaurant at Eden.

The Eden Resort often hosts themed nights next to the beach, such as the seafood BBQ with live cooking stations that we witnessed during our stay. Any great holiday relies on having great food to compliment the rest of the hotel. Here at Eden whether you wanted traditional Sri Lankan or comfort western food there is always something to please even the most demanding guest.

The Accommodation and Facilities at Eden Resort and Spa

Penthouse Eden Resort and Spa Pinewala

The hotel has different grades of room to suit a variety of travelers.

From the luxury penthouses at the tip of both wings, to the superior rooms, all are spacious and well equipped.

Bedroom at Eden Resort and Spa with extra child bed.
The huge beds are big enough for parents and a child. The room will also take an extra bed with space to spare.

The Penthouses and Suites overlook the ocean with views to die for. All the remaining rooms open up onto the central pool area either with direct access to the pool or onto balconies with pool view.

See the Eden Resort and Spa‘s availability and prices here

Rooms open onto the pool at Eden Resort and Spa
Rooms open onto the pool area, either directly, or with balconies.

The Eden Resort is an older building ( 1995) but after a recent renovation, the rooms are luxuriously appointed. From the sprawling mini bar and closets to the huge 4-poster bed overlooking the 54-inch TV, nothing has been missed. You can control everything in the room from the bed, including all the lighting. With many things to do you won’t spend much time in your room, but when you do it will be in true spacious comfort.

The Eden has an Ayurvedic spa that includes an experienced doctor on hand to make sure your time in the spa is first class. Starting with a consultation from the doctor, treatments are tailored to the individual.

Spa at Eden Resort and Spa Beruwel

Perhaps games are more your thing? Perfect, the well appointed games room and gym provide options if you’re not interested in the beach or the vast pool which takes center stage in the resort. They even have a squash court if that takes your fancy.

After the sun sets, the focus shifts from the Pool Bar to the 7th Heaven Bar. Located on the top floor overlooking the pool area and across the ocean, this is the perfect spot to sip a pre-dinner cocktail. All drinks are made fresh while you wait and the list is extensive.

A second bar area is to be found down by the pool, this one also produces cocktails to order and hosts after-dinner entertainment. Shisha pipes are available here, and poolside in designated areas.

Shisha pipes and bar at Eden Resort and Spa Beruwela
Shisha pipes and cocktails at one of the Eden’s bars.

Believe me, the facilities are so extensive that it took most of the afternoon to see them all, much more to use them.

Why Choose Eden Resort and Spa?

Eden Resort and Spa reception

If luxury vacationing is your style look no further than the Eden. If you want to check in and have everything arranged for you, this is for you. From the moment you check in your every need is looked after. Staff can arrange all tours and activities right from the resort, leaving you to lounge around the pool or beach.

Food and drinks are taken care of in 5 star style, making sure your taste buds also have a brilliant holiday.

This is holiday-of-a-lifetime stuff.

Most visitors at the Eden come on package holidays from Europe, but of course, you can book direct or through Agoda and tailor your own Sri Lankan experience ( contact details below)

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Eden Resort and Spa. Luxury Holiday in Sri Lanka


Contact The Eden Resort and Spa

Visit The Eden Resort and Spa website or find them on Facebook. They currently have no other social media accounts.

We recommend booking through Agoda for Asia.

Address: Kaluwamodara, Beruwala 12070, Sri Lanka

Telephone number: (+94) 342 276 075

Email contact: eden@brownshotels.com

We were delighted to be guests of Eden Resort and Spa during our stay. All views are 100% honest and our own, as always.

Eden Resort and Spa Review by World Travel Family first appeared on this site.

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

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