The Blue Water

Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Standing amidst a cool cluster of coconut palms and overlooking the beach, The Blue Water lives up to its name in every way. Mini-ponds, streams, fountains and waterways flow into one of the largest swimming pools in Asia — making this the perfect place to stretch out, relax and take it easy. An elegant, first-class resort, rooms are modern and spacious and there are so many amenities and activities to tempt you, you may never want to leave!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Games Room
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On a beautiful stretch of the Wadduwa coastline on the southwest coast. Transfer time from Colombo International Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

140 rooms on 5 floors. All are direct sea-facing, with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, safe*, bathrobes and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with 1 double or 2 single beds and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive option: Includes buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet dinner, served in Admiral's Room restaurant. Morning and afternoon snacks from the coffee shop (also available in the pool bar in the morning). Local alcoholic drinks (10:00am–11:00pm), soft drinks, tea and coffee. Soft animation programmes and live bands at the Seven Seas Lounge. Table tennis, tennis (daytime), squash and beach volleyball.

Half Board option: Includes buffet breakfast and dinner in Admiral's Room restaurant. 

Superior Deluxe Rooms are located on the hotel's second floor with ocean views, have a jacuzzi bath, DVD player, 1 double or 2 single beds and sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Club Suites have ocean view and over 700 sq ft of living space, including a sitting room, marble bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and bedroom with 1 double or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (up to 11 years of age). Guests benefits include a juice service, canapés, tea/coffee, a selection of evening cocktails and mocktails, 4G WiFi, dedicated service personnel and separate check-in. 

Admiral's Room (main restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), The Nautilus (fresh seafood and meats, open for lunch and dinner) and The Seven Seas 24-hour coffee shop. 3 bars: The Porthole cocktail lounge and bar, The Clipper poolside bar and café and The Sunset Lounge. Swimming pool and kids' pool, sun deck and plenty of palms for shade. Spa* (massages and treatments). Fully-equipped gym*. Floodlit tennis courts*, squash courts*, badminton*, table tennis*, billiards* and beach volleyball*. Organised activities*. Evening entertainment and theme nights. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting* (on request). Business centre*. Complimentary WiFi throughout resort.

Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Jul 20, 2020 Rohank346 Makati, Philippines

Checked in during the Quarantine period and stayed 15 days. The hotel was well prepared and strictly followed the Quarantine procedures. Food served was good and had healthy options were included with all meals. The rooms allocated were spacious.
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Jun 28, 2020 nelakag Zurich, Switzerland

I checked in to the Blue Water Hotel for two weeks and as a hotelier myself, I really appreciated the personal service and the care the management and staff put towards me. The hotel itself is very luxurious that caters to all your personal needs. The staff is very kind and well educated on the industry. I have to mainly notify the room service… Read more
I checked in to the Blue Water Hotel for two weeks and as a hotelier myself, I really appreciated the personal service and the care the management and staff put towards me. The hotel itself is very luxurious that caters to all your personal needs. The staff is very kind and well educated on the industry. I have to mainly notify the room service department and the F&B department in general. Mr. Tissera and his team from F&B catered to me with really exquisite meals that i was very satisfied. My personal thanks goes to F&B team in general. Thank you all. More names if i can remember, Channa, Sanjith are two lovely gentlemen from room service. Once again thank you all and i would come here once again with my family. Much love ❤️ Read less
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Jun 14, 2020 suemackirk United Kingdom

Visited just before the virus hit - hotel is so beautiful and staff lovely. Can’t wait to get back - a little slice of paradise and only an hour and a half from the airport. Would definitely recommend.
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Jun 4, 2020 savvvvvytravlllller London, United Kingdom

Having stayed at this hotel,many times since 2004, we have always had a wonderful time, .Staff are very friendly and helpful ,especially Miss Kumari,the reception manager.Rooms are lovely, food is excellent, with a good choice, and the pool is probably the biggest and best in Sri Lanka!, Good spa facilities, and relaxing atmosphere in large… Read more
Having stayed at this hotel,many times since 2004, we have always had a wonderful time, .Staff are very friendly and helpful ,especially Miss Kumari,the reception manager.Rooms are lovely, food is excellent, with a good choice, and the pool is probably the biggest and best in Sri Lanka!, Good spa facilities, and relaxing atmosphere in large grounds.Definitely would recommend this hotel. Ray and Anthea Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best Hotels out of Colombo suberbes

Jun 4, 2020 davidcX8982YX London, United Kingdom

It was a fantastic experience at The Hotel Wadduwa, suburbs of capital of Colombo, I visited couple of times while I visited Sri Lanka, this year too once the Corona virus is over will be back to stay in this Hotel, I could not resist not to visit this Hotel for the charming Hospitality great food friendly staff and such a relaxing comfortable… Read more
It was a fantastic experience at The Hotel Wadduwa, suburbs of capital of Colombo, I visited couple of times while I visited Sri Lanka, this year too once the Corona virus is over will be back to stay in this Hotel, I could not resist not to visit this Hotel for the charming Hospitality great food friendly staff and such a relaxing comfortable Rooms and Services rendered, I and my sister and her children enjoyed the stay as they are from Italy, The children enjoyed the pool and the Sea side walk, had a pleasant stay at this Hotel, Next to the Sea with a beautiful sea view Rooms great swimming pool, Who ever visit Sri Lanka should visit The Waduwa Hotel to experience the atmosphere and Hospitality, Read less