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Best Of Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Tourism awards serves to recognize outstanding achievements and rewarding quality to promote the excellence in tourism. Whether it’s cruising on a dolphin or a whale watching ride, or enjoying the majestic beauty of the historic monuments, the experiences below will inspire you to discover the wonder of Asia.



Five Star (City)

Cinnamon Lake Side - Colombo

Ranked the Best Five Star City Hotel by Sri Lanka Tourism, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo is the epitome of indulgence and elegance. Overlooking the tranquil Beira Lake, the hotel offers rooms that were completely refurbished as recently as October 2011.

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Five Star(Resort)

Cinnamon Lodge - Habarana

Welcome to a charming resort set in the little town of Habarana, located at the heart of Sri Lanka's world famous cultural triangle of Kandy-Anuradhapura-Polonnaruwa. Explore the glorious past of our country from a hideaway where history, time and tradition meet.

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Four Star

Amaya Lake Resort-Habarana

Stroll along tree-laden pathways and surrender to the pristine beauty of Amaya Lake. Discover rustic living in a lush island sanctuary, resonating an air of simple luxury, refined elegance and laid-back seclusion

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Three Star

Plam Garden Village Hotel-Anuradhapura

The hotel is situated on a 50 acre plot of land that was originally used for chena cultivation. The land was devoid of trees and completely abandoned at the time of purchase on the early 1990's. Since then, a new forest has been created through hard work and patience.

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Unique Accommodation-Boutique Hotel

Amangalla - Galle

In the historic port of Galle, Amangalla sits within the ramparts of the 17th-century Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Named after the Sanskrit word for ‘peace’, and galla, the Sinhalese word for the town of Galle, the resort reveals the Fort’s daily activities and its rich legacy, the narrow streets lined with buildings from the Dutch and British colonial eras.

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Best Host Hotel-Ayurveda Tourism

Barbery Ayurvedic Beach Resort - Weligama

In this retreat at the edge of the ocean, we will use yoga and Ayurveda in conjunction to instantiate long wholesome healing and lasting change in each student. This is a unique opportunity for in-depth yoga study and personalized guidance, with both yoga and Ayurveda leading to deep healing and vibrant health.

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Best Host Hotel/Establishment - Spa

Azmara Spa - Cinnamon Lake Side – Colombo

The Azmaara Spa offers a tantalizing range of treatments administered by Balinese therapists hand-picked from Universities in that country. This is the first Sri Lankan owned Spa to obtain the International Spa Association certification and will be opening several branches in other areas of the island. Branches of this chain are already operational in the Maldives.

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Best Green Practices in Accommodation

Heritance Kandalama - Kandalama

Located on the 1st floor, Welcome to a very special Sri Lanka hotel. A hotel that doesn’t sit on the landscape but is part of it. Where monkeys climb your balcony pillars as if they were trees, swifts nest in the corners of corridors as if they were cliffs, granite crags erupt into the sinuous white walkways. Where you can float in the infinity pool while gazing across at the Sigiriya rock fortress, the eighth wonder of the world.

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Best Heritage Hotel

The Galle Face Hotel

Galle Face Hotel is located in the heart of the city. This was built by British Entrepreneurs at that time in 1864 and the Galle Face Hotel is a Luxury Heritage masterpiece boasting Victorian architecture and having offered exceptional hospitality over the year.

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Adventure Operator

Lanka Sportrizen

Lanka Sportreizen Travel Agent and Tour Operator over the years, has been engaged in providing all types of tour programmes specializing in Adventure, Nature, Water Sports, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Cultural / Religious programmes and Special Interest programmes such as Bird/Flower/Butterfly watching and Sports etc.

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Best Accommodation Unit/Establishment

Chaaya Wild - Yala

The rustic luxury of the rooms at our 4 Star accommodation will surely transcend your expectations, and many a lucky visitor has seen leopard on the rocks which border the hotel. Chaaya Wild Yala houses 68 Jungle Chalets and 08 Beach Chalets. The rooms are designed and furnished to provide the best comfort and all the modern facilities despite being lost in the wild.

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Nature & Wild Life-Service Provider

Natural Trails

The wonder of Yala Village is that guests do not have to waste hours commuting to explore the sites of the city; they merely have to step out of their rooms. Guests will leave early morning with a packed breakfast to explore the hotel’s Nature Trail. This early morning trek through the wilds of Yala provides an exhilarating close-up of the surrounding wildlife.

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Home Stay Units-(Small Category)

Armitage Residence - Galle

Armitage Residence is a Sri Lankan styled residential home owned by a German and an English speaking Sri Lankan family. It is located on a hillock within a large coconut plantation in the village of Wackwella at Galle. Its spacious garden together with many botanically interesting plants gives ample space for a quiet living. The residence is in the quiet village of Wackwella, just 50 meters from the main Galle Wackwella road.

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Best Themed Cuisine Restaurant

Paradise Road - Gallery Cafe

paradise road galleries -the gallery café opened in 1998 in a structure which was the former offices of world renowned sri lankan architect, the late geoffrey bawa. bawa personally approved fernando taking over his beloved property and converting it into a restaurant and art gallery and respected shanth's design sense in the conversion and renovation of the building to complement his own

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Travel Agent-Inbound(Large Category)

Walker Tours Limited

Sri Lanka’s premier Destination Management Company, handles over 20% of the total organised tourist arrivals to the country. Since it was established forty years ago, Walkers Tours has gained a reputation for the highest levels of quality, products which are effectively and imaginatively designed, and a service level hard to match. The Company offers a unique mix of programmes from customized “packaged” tours to special interest excursions conducted by multilingual tour guides.

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Travel Agent-Inbound(Medium Category)

Asian Adventure TMC(PVT)Ltd

We at Asian Adventures pride ourselves on our reputation and rely on it for our business. Our dedicated & knowledgeable Travel Professionals who truly care about our clients take pride in their careers and personal achievements. Asian Adventures is a private entity with a wealth of experience in providing quality service in the in-bound travel business. Asian Adventures is always open to forming strategic Alliances with reputed Travel partners in major cities around the world to facilitate our customer's and corporate customer requirements.

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Travel Agent-Inbound(Small Category)

Lion Royal Tourisme(PVT)Ltd

We promise you nothing short of Right Royal Treatment from the moment you set foot in Sri Lanka. From airport pick up to car rentals and hotel reservations, Lion Royal Tourism offers you Personalized or Organized tours. Whether it is Cultural tours, Nature and Adventure tours, Ayurveda Health tours or any other special interest tours to suit your individual needs while on holiday in Sri Lanka.

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Provincial Destination Development Project

Ruhunu Tourist Bureau

Ruhunu Tourism Bureau was established under the statute of Ruhunu Tourism Bureau, no. 01 /2000. The main objective of establishment of this institute was to promote tourism industry in the Southern Province.

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Large Category

Srilanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management

The Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) is the only Government approved premier Institute in Sri Lanka, which was established by the Government in 1964 to train young men and women in the complex field of Hospitality and Travel Industry, and is managed by Sri Lanka Tourism under the Ministry of Economic Development.

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Small Category

International Hotel School of Mt.Lavinia

he International Hotel School of Mount Lavinia Hotel provides a launching pad for those interested in taking up careers in the Hospitality Industry. Students may enter with Ordinary Level and / or Advanced Level qualifications and embark on exciting careers in the Hospitality Industry either in Sri Lanka or overseas..

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