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Shinagawa Beach

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  • About this holiday

    A modern and idyllic coastal retreat, Shinagawa Beach is a luxury hotel in an enchanting seafront location. Spend a few nights here enjoying the rejuvenating treatments of the spa, the nearby water sports facilities, and exploring the ancient Buddhist temples that line the riverbank. Shinagawa Beach combines the high standards of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World name with abundant local cultural interest.

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    Holiday prices

    Sample price is per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room.
    From £1,450 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

    Shinagawa Beach is a luxury, contemporary hotel with excellent services and access to places of interest nearby.

    Hotel description

    Set between the Maduganga Lake and the Indian Ocean in Balapitiya, southwest Sri Lanka, Shinagawa Beach is a valued member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. The modern white-washed building sits on the barrier between lush green gardens and golden sand, and proudly looks out across the sea. The geometric, minimalist architecture opens up onto grounds brimming with paradisiac Sri Lankan character, with handcrafted boats lining the shore in which you can dine, and sun loungers below leaning palm trees. The swimming pool emerges from under the shelter of the hotel building into the gardens, with intricate rattan tables and chairs on either side, and sensational views. Many hours each day can be spent relaxing here. Inside, the hotel design is guided by bold, deep colours; Crimson Bar is dominated by brown and ochre, which achieves a more traditionalist appearance. Low wooden chairs and a panelled bar adds to the tropical paradise feel, as do the views through the floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. A similar style is continued into the Salt Restaurant, but with lighter colours, more windows, and less intensity. The food here is inspired by the origins of all of its guests, featuring fish caught on the same day as well as traditional Sri Lankan dishes, flavoured with authentic and locally-grown spices. A unique dining experience can be had in the beachfront tuna boats, lit by flickering candlelight, where the water is only a few metres away. The guestrooms retain the essence of the bold style of Shinagawa Beach’s public rooms, but with a focus on the gold and blue visible out of the windows and from their private balconies. White bed linens are enlivened by soft gold or blue throws, and plush furnishings provide somewhere colourful to relax. All rooms benefit from uncompromised ocean views from their balconies, with tables and chairs from which to properly enjoy your environment. The Shinagawa Beach spa has a lengthy and varied menu that incorporates ancient healing rituals, aromatherapy, and products blended from local ingredients. You may choose to unwind here in the afternoon after a morning spent enjoying the water sports facilities nearby or exploring the religious temples. Hotel staff are always on-hand to help you plan the day ahead, introducing you to the little-known secrets of the Madu Ganga and the area about Balapitiya. Spend a few nights here as part of your luxury Sri Lankan tour, soaking up the beauty of the sea, sun, and sand of the island.


    On the stretch of land separating the Indian Ocean from the Maduganga Lake, in Balapitiya.

    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    58 miles

    Closest airport

    Bandaranaike International Airport

    Room types

    26 rooms with private balcony, air-conditioning, LED television, minibar, safe, Ayurveda bath amenities, and tea and coffee making facilities.
    Deluxe Room
    Suite with large lounge area and panoramic balcony.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Salt Restaurant, Crimson Bar, Tuna Boat dining, spa, gym, swimming pool, beach volleyball, and games.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    River Safaris on the Madu Ganga, Kothduwa Raja Maha Viharaya Temple, Kosgoda Sea Turtle Conservation Project, Karandeniya Galagoda Shailatharama Viharaya with the largest reclining statue of Buddha in southern Asia, and cinnamon plantations.

    Sports nearby


    Children are welcome.

    Minimum stays

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