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Tangerine Beach Hotel
7.7 Good
De Abrew Road, Waskaduwa, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
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3.1 km from city centre, Kalutara, Sri Lanka 
GoodBased on 121 reviews
7.7

Located in Kalutara, Tangerine Beach Hotel is within a 40-minute drive of Ratmalana Airport and provides outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet throughout the property.

Avani Kalutara Resort
8.5 Excellent
St. Sebastian's Road, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
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1.7 km from city centre, Kalutara, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 96 reviews
8.5

Guests of this modern resort will appreciate the seclusion of its private beach and on-site spa, all located just a quick car ride from the heart of Kalutara. It also provides an outdoor pool, a sauna and water slides.

Coco Royal Beach Resort - Waskaduwa
8.2 Excellent
Beach Road, Mahawaskaduwa, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
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3.6 km from city centre, Kalutara, Sri Lanka 
ExcellentBased on 37 reviews
8.2

Located in Wadduwa, Coco Royal Beach Resort is within a 35-minute drive of Ratmalana Airport and offers an outdoor pool. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and meeting rooms.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:November
Average price in Kalutara:C$ 178/night
Cheapest price found:C$ 4/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
C$ 52 - C$ 407
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C$ 23 - C$ 135
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About Kalutara

One of the first beach resorts south of Colombo, Kalutara lies where the Kalu Ganga flows into the Indian Ocean. It’s home to a colossal whitewashed dagoba and one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Sri Lanka. It’s famed for its mangosteens, a reddish-purple fruit introduced from Malaysia in the 19th century.

Things to do in Kalutara

Gaze up at the three-storey dagoba of the Kalutara Chaitya, which was commissioned in the 1960s and is said to be the only Buddhist stupa in the world that is entirely hollow. Step inside to admire the interior decorated with scenes from the Jātaka tales, which details the birth and life of Gautama Buddha.

Overlooking the mouth of the Kalu Ganga is the Kalutara Bodhiya, one of the 32 saplings of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi tree in Anuradhapura. Witness the devotion as pilgrims come and go from its riverfront setting and take in views of the 38-metre-long Kalutara Bridge.

A short drive along the banks of the Kalu Ganga takes you to Richmond Castle, a two-storey Edwardian mansion that was built at the turn of the 20th century. Inspired by an Indian Maharaja’s palace, its design also fuses British and Dutch elements, featuring exquisite stained-glass windows, intricate carvings and a Burmese-sourced teak staircase among its highlights.

Getting there

Kalutara is around 1.5 hours’ drive south of Colombo and Bandaranaike International Airport or just over an hour from the historic fort of Galle. Kalutara South railway station is closest to the town centre and connects along the Coastal Line while buses are available to the surrounding towns and villages. Tuk-tuks are the main means of getting around the town and taxis are also readily available.

Facts about staying in Kalutara

  • What are the best hotels in Kalutara?

    121 reviews rated Tangerine Beach Hotel with an average score of 7.7/10. It may also be worth looking into the Avani Kalutara Resort, which received a rating of 8.5/10 from 96 reviews. Anantara Kalutara Resort could also be a good option, with a score of 8.8/10 from 133 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Kalutara cost?

    C$ 71/night is the average price of a hotel in Kalutara, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days. For 4-star hotels in Kalutara, the average price found is C$ 326/night, and for 5-star hotels the average price is C$ 198/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kalutara?

    Over the last 3 days, Kalutara hotels have been found for as cheap as C$ 8/night in searches by HotelsCombined users.

  • How much is a hotel in Kalutara tonight?

    A hotel in Kalutara tonight has an average price of C$ 71, but some deals have been found for as low as C$ 8 in HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. Prices in Kalutara are changing frequently. The best price found for a 4-star Kalutara hotel for tonight has been C$ 98.