2 adult & 1 kiddies
nothing but sun sea and sand!
Ayurvedic treatments to cleanse the mind, body and soul
This was my first stay in a hotel since the Coronavirus outbreak and I was hugely impressed by the measures taken by Camelot Beach to protect guests. On arrival you are met outside and have your temperature and travel history checked before you are allowed into the lobby. You walk through a disinfecting mat to clean your shoes and your bags are sprayed. On arrival at your room only the guest is allowed inside - once the room has been cleaned and disinfected it is sealed off until occupied. I checked my room thoroughly and it was spotless. The same cleanliness was apparent in the restaurant. Floor, tables and chairs were clean and shiny. You order your food individually and it is brought to your table (it’s hard to maintain hygiene at a buffet). I felt totally safe within the confines of the hotel which, by the way, has 2 pools and a beautiful garden area. It would be quite feasible for British holidaymakers to fly to Bandaranaike airport (only 20 minutes from Camelot), spend 5 - 10 days sunbathing and relaxing at the hotel and return home - effectively enjoying an “air bridge” holiday to a low-risk destination (Sri Lanka has only had a couple of thousand virus cases). That could be the way long haul travel will develop in the new normal. Needless to say you would be welcomed with open arms since the Sri Lankans are desperate to get tourism up and running again. Camelot has remained open while many others have temporarily closed and it deserves to pick up a bigger share of bookings. It’s a nice property with friendly staff, good food and comfortable facilities.
Well trained and always friendly staff. Lovely pool, nice spacious room with balcony, free upgrade because we have to stay longer because of corona. Staff thought they'd come with us. Good food and drink. Very wide choice. Pool bar where lunch is also available.
"I have stayed at Camelot Beach a few times over the years. It is a good mid-range hotel with a beautiful pool & garden area. The new wing rooms are nice (and more pricey); the old wing rooms are tired but cheaper. What was different this time was all the safety measures implemented to stop COVID-19 from getting inside - and Camelot is taking this very seriously. Guests are checked thoroughly before being allowed inside and once your room has been cleaned and sanitised no one else can go in. I was in the old wing this time but even so the room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The restaurant was clean and the meals (brought to you individually) were good. I’ll certainly carry on staying here especially now that many of the Negombo hotels are either closed or being used as virus quarantine centres, something which Camelot has totally avoided doing."
"Camelot offered a very good post covid pandemic treat. They followed the guidelines to ensure safety of the guests. Rooms are very clean and have all what you need. Has three pools and kids loved it. Great job guys !"
"I stayed here with my family on July 2020 after Covid 19 outbreak. This hotel has enough parking place and I could parked my vehicle safely. The front desk staff failed to give positive image of the hotel but every other things were above expectation. Rooms have balcony and wonderful view of seaside. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Television, A/C and other electrical equipment worked properly. Maintains staff was very quick and friendly. Free wi-fi is available with good speed. This hotel has two wonderful swimming pools. Swimming pools were very clean. When we were in pools lifeguard was always with us. They were also very friendly and helpful. Garden is also clean and properly maintained. All the foods were delicious. The restaurant staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very clean and nicely arranged. I am really writing this review to thank all the members of restaurant staff for the lovely food and service we received. I am really satisfied and highly recommended this hotel."
"We've needed to stay longer then planned because of the Coronavirus, meanwhile the employees where really helpful! The Excalibur bar had some very kind bartenders who were always there for you, just as the main restaurant. Besides that we've been talking to the swimming pool employee Nuwan, who was exceptionally kind and always helped everyone. Big credits to this man! Besides that the whole hotel was nice and clean, and we had nothing to complain about."
"Spent time in Camelot (Full Board) with few families and we all are so pleased with the quality of service, food and friendly atmosphere. Service is exceptional. Food was so delicious and had variety that pleased everybody from Adults to kids. Swimming pools were so clean and nice. Last but not least, I saw staff attend to the needs of both foreigners and locals alike to make them feel special."
Date of stay: January 2023