Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Throwing you into island life and luxury living at the same time, the 58 hectare Shangri-La Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa stretches along Sri Lanka’s stunning southern shore and is brimming with surprises – from a flying trapeze to an aquapark complete with ‘inflatable human ball’. You’ll know you’re in Sri Lanka whether you’re playing golf among the coconut palms on the island’s only golf resort; bathing in its three outdoor pools; tucking into dishes inspired by South East Asia’s hawker stalls at Sera; unwinding with Ayurvedic massages at the spa; or chatting with the artisans at The Village, with everything from batik painting by day to island dancing by night.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Set in almost 60 hectares along Sri Lanka’s southern coast, this hotel sits in Hambantota, an area once forming part of the Spice Route. It is located close to the wildlife-rich Bundala National Park and Yala National Park.

Hotel information

274 rooms and suites. All have cable TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer, separate shower and soaking tub, pillow menu, and bathrobe and slippers. Deluxe Garden Rooms are 48m2, are on the ground floor, and have a tropical garden view, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Golf Rooms are 48m2 and have a balcony and golf course view, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Ocean Rooms are 48m2 and have Indian Ocean views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Ocean Suites are 96m2 and have a private balcony with stunning Indian Ocean views, and a separate living and dining area, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Araliya Suite is 144m2 and has a private balcony with stunning Indian Ocean views, a bedroom with a 40″ TV, a separate living and dining area with a 50″ TV, Blu-ray DVD player and 5.1AV system, a powder room, and a pantry, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Manel Suite is 144m2 and has a private balcony with stunning Indian Ocean views, a bedroom with a 40″ TV, a separate living and dining area with a 50″ TV, Blu-ray DVD player and 5.1AV system, a powder room, and a pantry, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Janapathi Suite is 240m2 and has stunning Indian Ocean views, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a bedroom with a 50″ TV, a separate living area with a 50″ TV, Blu-ray DVD player and 5.1AV system, a TV in the bathroom, a massage room, a powder room, and a pantry, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

4 Restaurants and bars including Bojunhala (Sri Lankan menu, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Sera (South East Asian Hawker Street-style menu, open for dinner), Ulpatha Club House & Bar (international menu, open for lunch and dinner), and Gimanhala Lounge (afternoon teas, cocktails, and late-night drinks). 24-hour room service*. 3 Outdoor swimming pools with Aqua Zone Waterpark (wading pool, two waterslides, inflatable human ball, aqua aerobics, children’s splashpad with elephant water spray). Jacuzzi. 18-hole championship golf course* (with electric golf carts, driving range, pro shop, equipment rental, clubhouse, and Golf Discovery for children). Chi Ayurveda Spa* (Ayurvedic treatments, health club, yoga, hair and beauty, aquagym/fitness classes). Mountain biking (adults and children). Flying trapeze (7m high, adults and children) and trampoline. Jogging trails. Archery. Billiards. Darts. Petanque. Table tennis. Beach volleyball. Kite making and flying. Cool Zone Kids’ Club (4-12 year olds, supervised activities and PlayStation 4 zone). The Village (artisan activities, gifts, and evening performances; with artisan huts for pottery and ceramics, woodcarving, weaving and handloom textiles, painting, batik, and mask making). Library. Laundry and valet service*. Complimentary WiFi. Airport Butler service*. Car rental service*. Foreign exchange*.

*Denotes local charge.

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Apr 2, 2020 ewi12345

We as as family had a great time. The kids had a lot of fun with the kids pool area, also with the indoor play area. The restaurant also helped us with our special food allergies and were always helpful. The golf course is a interesting one and in a good shape. We would like to say thank you very, the Hotel took care of us in very difficult… Read more
We as as family had a great time. The kids had a lot of fun with the kids pool area, also with the indoor play area. The restaurant also helped us with our special food allergies and were always helpful. The golf course is a interesting one and in a good shape. We would like to say thank you very, the Hotel took care of us in very difficult time. (Corona) We hope to return soon Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Make a beeline for the spa

Mar 28, 2020 shumingpang Singapore, Singapore

I highly recommend the spas Ayurvedic treatments Great service overall - great stay and would 100% highly recommend anyone thinking of hosting a conference here Consider going for a long walk along the beach and watching the sunrise and sunset - it was the other highlight of my trip
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful place to stay

Mar 24, 2020 devinder s Mumbai, India

It is one of the best resort great ambience and lovely lay out. superb beach . nice swimming pool open for long time and beautifully located . good golf course with lot of fun to play there . at time difficult for poor hitter of the ball. the rooms are good well lit with nice balcony and seating . the food is nice and dfferent .staff very… Read more
It is one of the best resort great ambience and lovely lay out. superb beach . nice swimming pool open for long time and beautifully located . good golf course with lot of fun to play there . at time difficult for poor hitter of the ball. the rooms are good well lit with nice balcony and seating . the food is nice and dfferent .staff very hospitable . the room i was staying had problem with the toilet. which was not fixed inspite our complaint with the staff.it had foul smell and back flow of the flush. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Site pour Golfeurs au SL

Mar 23, 2020 EEPARIS Paris, France

I would like to congratulate the whole golf team of the resort for their competence, their kindness and their attention. the course is beautiful and well maintained. the greens are unfortunately a little slow but they hold the line well. Caddies are very nice and competent if you take a skilled one. All this great team is masterfully led by Mr.… Read more
I would like to congratulate the whole golf team of the resort for their competence, their kindness and their attention. the course is beautiful and well maintained. the greens are unfortunately a little slow but they hold the line well. Caddies are very nice and competent if you take a skilled one. All this great team is masterfully led by Mr. Luke a manager who will help you have an unforgettable golfing stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful resort, great staff

Mar 21, 2020 JohnS431 Newbury, United Kingdom

Arrived here with my wife late March 15th after visiting Yala National Park the previous day. We had found all the parks in Sri Lanka had been closed because of concerns about coronavirus. So no more parks to visit and we had to be content with chilling out at this hotel. It could not have been a better choice. The food in the restaurant was… Read more
Arrived here with my wife late March 15th after visiting Yala National Park the previous day. We had found all the parks in Sri Lanka had been closed because of concerns about coronavirus. So no more parks to visit and we had to be content with chilling out at this hotel. It could not have been a better choice. The food in the restaurant was exceptional for range and quality. The grounds were spacious, of course it has a golf course although we don’t play. Many wonderful birds to see on walks around the grounds.we also had a very good ocean view room facing an infinity pool that we made good use of. The main point to mention was the quality of all their staff. They were quite exceptional and most helpful, either in the reception area, in the main restaurant we used, or in servicing our room. The hotel was quiet because of the concerns about the virus and we can only hope it comes back to being a thriving, first rate hotel. John S Newbury March 21st 2020. Read less