The Palms - Beruwela

The Palms - Beruwela

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Average: 3.5 (1 vote)
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889 Reviews

Relax On Beruwela's Beautiful Beach "The Golden Mile"

Drenched in Sri Lankan charm – in its architecture and hospitality – The Palms - Beruwela is a beach hotel on the island's west coast that welcomes you to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Rooms have terraces with views of the Indian Ocean, while the large main pool is the best place to cool off in the day. An open-air main restaurant welcomes you to daily buffets while those craving seafood will have plenty of choice at the à la carte restaurant, The Fisherman's Wharf. A gym and beach volleyball help you stay active, but for the best time, make your way to the spa and recharge your batteries in perfect comfort. 

  • Beachfront Location
  • All Rooms Ocean Facing
  • Dine Around All Inclusive

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

The Palms - Beruwela

889 Reviews 74% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 377
  • Very Good 266
  • Average 135
  • Poor 63
  • Terrible 48

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Feb 15, 2018

The perfect getaway!

Toronto, Canada

This is 3.5 star hotel with beautifully laid gardens and buildings with scenic pathways. The ponds and canals filled with colorful fish lining the walkways, adds to the serene atmosphere. Checkin was very smooth. It was a nice gesture of them to provide a wheelchair at the reception for my wife since she had walking difficulty. My advance request for a room closer to the main restaurant, lobby, elevator etc. was provisioned efficiently. We got 201/203 very close to the elevator on the south wing on the first floor. Note that the elevator is on the south wing if you don't like stairs. It was nice to find out that restaurant/beach were quite close that even my wife was able to walk on her own to these areas. Rooms/washrooms were quite clean and had a full set of bathroom amenities including toothbrush, shaving kit etc. Some of these amenity items we don't see even in 5plus star hotels in the Western Hemisphere. You can see the surf from the room balcony but the horizon is covered by the tree tops. Checked the view on the 2nd floor from the elevator, sadly both the surf and horizon is covered by the tree tops. I booked half board which included breakfast. Lunch/dinner is around Rs.2500. I'm a foodie who likes quality over quantity. Breakfast had a great choice. You will not find any spicy/salty food like some locals prefer. You can skip lunch or dinner by ordering room service which has a decent menu or walk to the nearby beachside restaurants to try some local cuisine. The service here is very commendable with humble and friendly staff. Make sure you treat them well. The beach by the hotel is the best as moving further south along the beach is a delta where the river brings dirty water into the sea. Check google maps to get a lay of the land. The waves are moderate around here for a safe dip.
Feb 13, 2018

Very basic buffet lunch and not suitable for Locals

Colombo, Sri Lanka

We visited this hotel for a family outing and it was a very disappointed experience. First, we wanted to have buffet lunch for 4 people and wanted to use the pool. But they said they would charge separately for the pool which is really high priced. Second, buffet lunch was basic with limited choice. Also poor dessert corner. I guess they are mainly targeting foreigners and food is not suitable for Sri Lankans. No salt, no chilly etc. I would not recomond this place for anyone. There are many alternatives available around that area.
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Equipped with modern gym equipment and staffed by an instructor to help you get the most out of your workout.

Swimming pools

You'll spend quality time in the pool, swimming and cooling down from the sun. There is also a kids pool for younger guests who want to have fun in the water.


Take yourself away from everyday life and experience pampering treatments in the hotel's spa. Barlini therapists who are experts in their field will help you to holiday bliss so you can come back feeling rejuvenated.

The Palms - Beruwela

Room Types

Deluxe Room

Tasteful in design and comfortable in function; the Deluxe Rooms each come with a private terrace with views of the Indian Ocean. Convenient amenities include a mini fridge, shower and hairdryer, while entertainment can be sought in the TV with international channels.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
The Palms - Beruwela

Food & Drink

Pavilion Bar

The main bar is accessed by wooden bridge in a more secluded part of the resort. Pull up a bar stool and enjoy a refreshing beverage from a menu of local and international brands.

Golden Palms

Hosting attractive spreads of Sri Lankan and international fare, the main restaurant has a contemporary open-air atmosphere; high ceilings with exposed beams and tropical views.

Fisherman's Wharf

The hotel's la carte restaurant specialises in fresh seafood prepared in a myriad of ways.

Coffee Shop

With a simple and more casual atmosphere, the coffee shop has a food service for lunch and dinner on top of your favourite freshly brewed hot drinks.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

FOOD: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the main restaurant. DRINK: Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks between 10:00 - 23:00. (Wine not included) ACTIVITIES: Indoor games including pool billiards and table tennis. Fitness centre access. Daily entertainment programmes.