Nilaveli Beach Hotel

Nilaveli | Standard

Founded in 1974 and the oldest resort on the golden sands of Trincomalee, Nilaveli Beach Hotel oozes history. It was the first tourist approved resort on the east coast and apparently a popular haunt for film stars in its heyday, before this area of Sri Lanka was deemed off limits because of the civil war. Now Trinco is back on the tourist map, the Nilaveli has re-opened its doors.

The seriously enviable beach setting is a major draw, but equally appealing is the large shaded swimming pool, which is perfect for families. Rooms are simply furnished, with a private patio that looks towards the sea or over the gardens, and whilst they may not be the most stylish when it comes to décor, or feature the latest hi-tech amenities they are clean and comfortable. The warmth of the staff, some of whom have been with the hotel since it opened, are part of the property’s charm and there’s an easy-going, welcoming atmosphere.

We Say
Being the oldest resort on this stretch of beach, the Nilaveli has certainly bagged the best spot.


Nilaveli Beach

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 45 Rooms
    • First class room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • Main restaurant
    • Fine dining restaurant
    • Lounge bar
    • Beach bar
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Swimming pool
    • TV lounge
    • Snorkelling
    • Dolphin & whale watching

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