I travelled around Sri Lanka for 27 days. Throughout this spectacular trip, I decided to choose my favourite luxury stays. Overall I reviewed 13 luxury hotels and each one did not leave me disappointed. Luxury hotel stays can vary for me and let me explain a little on what defines my top five.
For me, the staff are important in how they build a rapport with me. No one is perfect and therefore I am not looking for the perfect staff. What I am seeking is that anytime I ask for help, it’s their actions that speak louder than words which make all the difference.
Serving with a passionate heart is the key.
Another contributing factor for me regarding a luxury hotel stay is hygiene and attention to detail regarding my room. I love when a hotel leaves flowers on my bed, or use my towels to create and animal-shaped object. Or noticing I am running out of water or coffee and tea. I respect when a pool attendant makes sure I have a mat on my lounge, let alone a towel to dry off. Or when they see I am exhausted and have a sore throat. They go out of their way to create their own natural medicine to cure my sore throat. I have a lot of respect when I see the leaders, demonstrating a passion for the hospitality industry and asking me for advice. On a few occasions, my suggestions have been taken on board and that makes them and I feel great.
So keeping in mind the above factors, here are my top five luxury stays for Sri Lanka this 2017.
The jungle secluded location and feel is why Kurulubedda By Jetwing was my one stay in Sri Lanka. The access to civilization is so close yet feels so far. The other reason this is my number one stay is due to Prebath, the manager of the hotel. His passion for the industry and his jungle tour and knowledge is amazing. I loved how he then convinced me to taste the food that the jungle had to offer. It is an experience like no other and one that I will not forget. The secluded huts are stunning and to be able to watch animals and nature day in day out, is a rare adventure in itself.