Royal Palms Beach

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A stylish beachfront retreat with lots to choose from

The elegant Royal Palms Beach Hotel lies on the palm-fringed sands of Kalutara beach – a beautiful stretch, dotted with many coves and bays. It has plenty of on-site activities and facilities to discover, plus you can access the lavish spa and tennis courts at sister property, Tangerine Beach Hotel. Food is everything from all-day buffets, to Japanese à la carte and The Cabana; a beachfront bar and grill. Spend you evenings in the lounge or for two nights a week, Below Zero, the underground bar and club. Rooms are decorated appealingly and come with all the right mod-cons like mini fridges and Wi-Fi (payable locally).

  • "Below Zero": underground bar & nightclub
  • Spa at sister property Tangerine Beach Hotel
  • Unforgettable beachfront location
  • Beachfront grill and Japanese restaurant

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

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  • 129 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Royal Palms Beach

  • approx. 2 hours 30 minutes from Colombo Airport
1299 Reviews 83% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 698
  • Very Good 413
  • Average 113
  • Poor 42
  • Terrible 33

What to Expect

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


Nov 16, 2017

Best food and service

I recently visited the food was excellent and the service was superb specially the fb staff and Raj from the fb department gave us a exceptional service with smile always. loved the everything about...
Nov 14, 2017

Very nice hotel to stay, but

Doha, Qatar

We received a warm welcome from the staff from the time we arrived to the hotel. Room space was well enough, a comfy room and the view from the balcony was pretty good. The hotel has a big pool...
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Ayurveda Wellness & Spa at sister hotel Tangerine Beach

At the sister hotel Tangerine Beach; the spa has a menu of traditional and modern treatments including those derived from ancient ayurvedic practices. Additional costs apply.

Fitness Room

If keeping fit on holiday is on your agenda then there is a fully-equipped fitness room on site.

Swimming Pool

The large swimming pool is 1.98 metres at its deepest point and 100 metres long. A swim-up bar means that you can stay refreshed without leaving the water and a lifeguard is on duty all day long, between 07:00 and 18:00.

Daily Sports & Activities

There are loads of activities at the hotel (and sister hotel Tangerine Beach). You can enjoy volleyball, darts, crazy golf, and floor chess, water polo, and croquet. There is the traditional Sri Lankan game of carrom to try out too, and at Tangerine Beach you'll find badminton, tennis, squash and more.

Evening Entertainment

Evening entertainment includes live bands,local bands, snake show, fire limbo, cultural shows and piano/soft music.

Royal Palms Beach

Room Types

Standard Room

Comfortable and well-appointed inside, with bright fabrics and wooden furniture which evokes contemporary Sri Lankan design, the Standard Room has garden views and a choice of king-sized bed or twin configuration. There is a mini fridge with two bottlesof complimentary water per day, plus a shower and full toiletries.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Royal Palms Beach

Food & Drink


Ranthalu Main Restaurant

With a charming terrace, air-conditioned interior and a diverse menu of international cuisine with local specialities, the main restaurant serves appealing buffet-style meals throughout the day, with themed evenings to add to the mix. Dress code: Casual for breakfast and lunch; smart casual for dinner.

Hurricane Bar

Benefiting from ocean views, this lounge bar serves drinks complemented by relaxing live music occasionally. Dress code: Smart casual

The Cabana Bar & Grill

Open lunch through dinner, the menu of this bar and grill is a firm favourite with tasty locally-sourced fish, steak and fresh vegetables. Grab a cocktail at happy hour, find a comfortable perch for the glorious sunset, and look forward to evening complete with live entertainment.

Pool Bar

For drinks in the water, the pool bar has a swim-up section that you can conveniently drift over to.

Japanese Restaurant

Sri Lanka's bountiful coast affords this Japanese restaurant the freshest and best seafood freshly prepared into tasty sashimi, sushi, salads and rice dishes. Certainly a must-visit restaurant for a special evening meal.

Below Zero

Located underneath the main restaurant, Below Zero is open two nights a week for late night drinks, socialising and music and the walls are soundproof so as to not disturb the rest of the hotel. Dress code: Casual

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

FOOD: Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant serving local, continental and Asian cuisine, with accompanying theme nights.Mid-morning and afternoon snacks. DRINK: Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served by the glass between 10.00- Midnight. (wine is not included) ACTIVITIES: Land based sports include tennis (daytime), squash and badminton (all at sister hotel Tangerine Beach), plus table tennis.

Half Board

FOOD: Breakfast and dinner at the main restaurant.

Bed & Breakfast

FOOD: Breakfast in the main restaurant.