This colonial-style residence is located right on the Indian ocean 6 kilometres east of the UNESCO world heritage town of Galle. Era Beach offers breathtaking views, Sri Lankan and Western cuisine, and a glimpse of the colonial comforts of a bygone era. Its architecture, furniture and fittings are a journey back into the colonial past. The sun-kissed golden beaches provide privacy and solitude for total relaxation, while the lush tropical garden will bring nature closer. Seven spacious bedrooms with tasteful furnishings and fittings include every modern comfort.
Reception Area & Garden
From the moment I turned up in my Trishaw, got out and stepped in to the Era Beach resort I was greeted by a stunning view. I knew I was in for a special stay. This resort regarding interior design is inspired by the colonial past of Sri Lanka. The high standard of the building and the way it is maintained was just superb.
The wood and stone materials used throughout the resort, are of a very high standard. One of my favourite features was the wooden staircase and the door paneling. I also liked the artwork that was used in the main reception area, which gave it a nice modern effect.
This boutique hotel, boasts modern décor, it is in excellent condition and the staff keep it spotless. There are only seven rooms, within this two story level resort. I loved walking up the wide wooden staircase, to be greeted with ocean views. Hearing the roaring sound of the ocean and having unobtrusive views, is why I was so chilled and relaxed.
The veranda was a wonderful area to stand or sit and take in the South Coast of Sri Lanka. I loved working here and taking in nature at its best, which included a cheeky monkey and some squirrels.
Sea View Suite
I Stayed at the sea view suite and the moment I walked in, I felt like I was home. I was greeted by massive high ceilings, wooden flooring and access to the balcony with open double doors. The balcony was the perfect place to take in this gorgeous boutique hotel. The room was spotless and had a huge four poser bed with mosquito netting. The mattresses were perfect not too hard or too soft and that is why I slept like a baby. The room was large enough to have two extra beds for my children. The nice local art work also completed the overall interior design.
The bathroom was large and clean and I loved the stone effect and double sink. I liked the floor to ceiling clear glass effect in where I could look out into the room. The shower was a ceiling type and was warm and powerful. I liked the glass bottles which had excellent bathroom treats, for both my body and hair.
— Gracie Opulanza (@gracieopulanza) June 27, 2017
The pool area was gorgeous to look at and to swim in as it was facing the ocean. I am a big advocate of saltwater pools, it’s just delightful on your skin. With the view of the ocean, this was just luxury at its best regarding relaxation. The pool is not that deep (1.50m), so if you can’t swim you can still enjoy the pool.
— Gracie Opulanza (@gracieopulanza) June 28, 2017
Bar and Restaurant Area
There are many locations where you can seat and relax. For eating there are two locations right near the ocean. There is a dedicated bar area overlooking both the swimming pool and ocean. The lounge chairs are clean, comfortable which adds to the luxury stay. The other area opposite the pool is the restaurant which again had a lovely feel to it, and this is where I really adored the door panelling. There are also lounge chairs right at the edge of the resort, overlooking the ocean and this was breathtaking to be part of especially at sunset and sunrise. A nice cocktail, a Kindle and I was set.
Throughout this boutique hotel, the bathrooms both within the rooms and in the public areas had stone flooring which was lovely to look at and felt great on my feet. The attention to detail throughout the resort is why my stay was wonderful.
Near the beach were some lounge chairs and this was the perfect place to listen to the ocean. The sea can be a bit rough so only very experienced swimmers should try and have a go.
I opted for a Sri Lankan breakfast and I was not disappointed. The produce was fresh and it was well presented. I was given a detox, green soup and it just started my day off to a tee. The scrambled eggs and western options were excellent too.
Overlooking the ocean and soaking up my luxury environment, is why I would come again. Overall the food is of a very high standard and I could eat here all day.
The staff at Era Beach were very accommodating and professional. Nothing I asked for was too much of an effort. Era Beach is a gorgeous boutique hotel. If you want to spoil your family and friends then I would book the whole resort and have a wonderful stay. It is well catered for regarding families with children and couples. The high standard of the architecture here is what makes this place very special. The furniture is of an excellent standard with a lot of attention to detail, I felt blessed to be part of it. It’s why the moment I entered, I chose not to leave. I caught up on work and sleep. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
- Room Reviewed: Ocean View Suite
- Website: www.jetwinghotels.com/erabeach/
- Address: No-834, Galle Road, Talpe, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
- Phone: +94 91 2 282302