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Serene Pavilions - Luxury holidays in Sri Lanka

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  • About this holiday

    Serene Pavilions in Wadduwa is an exclusive boutique hotel set right by the Indian Ocean, offering a peaceful haven with wonderful views.

    Client testimonial: "Our favourite hotel as the personal butler went the extra mile for us."
    Mrs M, April 2016

    The journey and how you get there


    Fresh fruit basket on arrival, Private butler service, Unlimited still drinking water, Use of the gym and tennis court (rackets and balls), Weekly sunset cocktails, Unsecured WiFi access

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Sri Lankan London to Colombo return in economy, private car transfers, bed and a la carte breakfast based on two people sharing a double or twin room.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to Serene Pavilions in Wadduwa are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room 
    £2,640 for 7 nights 
    The price displayed here is a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    Serene Pavilions in Wadduwa is perfect If you are looking for the ultimate luxury boutique hotel by the beach in Sri Lanka - indulgent, very private and the service is divine. Serene Pavilions is a really special treat which is ideal for tranquillity and romance.

    Hotel description

    Serene Pavilions in Wadduwa is set amidst a 7-acre coconut grove, beautifully landscaped lawns and water lily pools, offering a peaceful haven from the outside world and wonderful Indian Ocean views. Designed with adults in mind (only 15 year-olds and above are welcome), guests are treated to attentive yet discreet butler service, enjoying the luxuries of their own ‘Pavilion’ as well as the hotel’s restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis court, and beautiful grounds. Stepping-stone pathways weave through the gardens to the twelve Sri Lankan and Balinese-style Pavilions, each with their own plunge pool and sundeck, bedroom with four-poster bed and separate living/sitting room. Beneath each red-tiled roof at Serene Pavilions, the high ceilings and airy open-plan design offer a true sense of space and luxury, with rich, exotic furnishings and polished teak floorboards. The tropical grounds are home to a colourful assortment of butterflies and lotus flowers, and monitor lizards bathing under the sprinklers. Days at Serene Pavilions are spent relaxing on your private sundeck or by the central swimming pool with its unique Jacuzzi beds, taking a stroll along the golden sandy beach or enjoying a tailor-made treatment from therapists at the Serenity Spa. Each evening, the doors of Serene Pavilions' bar and restaurant are thrown open to a panoramic view of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. Buy fresh fish and seafood from the local fisherman and let the chef teach you how to cook your own dinner, with an innovative Sri Lankan touch. Serene Pavilions allows guests to get away from it all in a natural and luxurious setting. It is also conveniently situated, only 30 kms from Colombo and a 2-hour drive from the international airport, with some interesting day excursions possibilities such as along the south-west coast to historic Galle.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    About 2 hours by car

    Closest airport


    Room types

    All 12 rooms have Private pool with timber deck, Balinese-style Bale for shaded outdoor dining, Bathroom with Jacuzzi and separate shower, 24-hour personal butler, Butler’s pantry and kitchenette, Mini-bar, Air-conditioning, Home entertainment system including TV, iPod, DVD, CD, Safe, WiFi access, Telephone.
    One-bedroom Garden Pavilion. Located in its own walled garden near the hotel swimming pool, all on one level.
    Two-bedroom Garden Pavilion (based on a group of 4 people sharing the Pavilion). An additional second bedroom that opens onto the patio on the far side of the living room. This second bedroom has two single beds and its en-suite bathroom only has a shower cubicle (no Jacuzzi bath).
    Two-bedroom Garden Pavilion (based on two people sharing the Pavilion).
    Ocean Pavilion (one-bedroom). Private plunge pool with sun deck and shaded sitting area and outdoor shower, and a walled garden. Dining/sitting room with home-entertainment system. The first floor houses a bedroom, study, dressing room, and bathroom.

    Hotel facilities and services

    The Pavilions Restaurant, Amritha Bar, Central swimming pool with 4 underwater Jacuzzi beds, Reading room with books, games and DVDs, Serenity Ayurveda Spa (in-room treatments and a Spa Pavilion), Wifi access

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Clay tennis court, Air-conditioned gym

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Near to Serene Pavilions are: Fishing communities along the coast, local life, Bolgoda lake, Gangatilaka Vihara Temple (Kalutara), Richmond Castle, Brief Garden (nr Bentota), Colombo for shopping and sightseeing/
    Excursions further afield: 72 kms to the historic city of Galle – with its Dutch Fort; 72 kms to Ratnapura, the city of gems famous for Sri Lankan cornflower blue sapphires; 140 kms to the famous inland city of Kandy – renowned for its Temple of The Tooth.
    Nearest shops and restaurants outside Serene Pavilions : There are shops in the towns of Panadura (4 kms) and Kalutara (12 kms), in Wadduwa and on the main Galle Road. There are a few basic local restaurants nearby but it is advisable to go to the other hotels in the Wadduwa area if you want to eat out.

    Sports nearby

    Golf at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (1 hour drive). Watersports at Bentota (50 minutes drive).


    Only guests aged 15 years old and above are welcome

    Minimum stays

    A minimum stay of 5 nights is required during the Festive Season (20 December to 10 January)

    Other information

    The hotel is not suitable for disabled guests.


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