Mandra Resort to meet growing demand
The Mandara Resort in Mirrisa, Weligama is looking at acquiring more
land and expanding their property to meet the growing demands.
This four star standard boutique hotel with ultra luxury facilities
was built four years ago by Managing Director, Rosan Renaissance group,
Sagara Palihawardane, also owns and operates, the five star, 52 room,
Manager, Mandara Resort, Conrad
Fonseka with Assistant Manger of the Hotel, Bernard De Silva
in a room
Mandara Renaissance in Weligama offers four rooms attached with
plunge pools, eight suite type deluxe rooms with jaqusies, four
penthouse rooms and four standard rooms.
Manager of the Mandara Resort, Conrad Fonseka said they recently
opened their own Spa.
The hotel has three wings with one section having three stories with
the Penthouse and suite type deluxe rooms with jaqusies being built in
The other two wings are two storied having four plunge pools and four
standard rooms. One of the key features of the hotel is the huge room
which has been specially designed in where Spa treatment could be taken
in the room.
"We are also looking at introducing a butler service to this section
soon," he said.
The large swimming pool with shallow end for kids and fibre optic
lighting is another major attraction of the hotel in addition to the
large and well laid garden adjoining the beach. "We also have Paddle
boat for water sport lovers," he said.
He said that due to its quite surrounding with the river and sea on
either side is well patronized by Honeymooners both locally and
Executive Chef, O.K.W. Karunaratne
Resort in Weligma
The market for the hotel is French, Russian and UK tourists and their
local clientele comprise of around 30%. "We are offering nearly a 50%
discount for locals, until the end of this month and a full board
package for locals under this offer would be less that US $ 95."
Whale watching is very popular in the area and the hotel organizes
excursions to various attraction places such as, Madoul Duwa, Galle and
Matara Fort and several other places of interest. "We also have built a
new Gym and have facilities for indoor and outdoor sports," he said.
Rooms also have Internet connection, TV, CD/ DVD player, IDD telephone,
writing desk and chair, and luggage rack. Additional fittings, include
hair dryer, refrigerator, mini-bar, and safety lockers in every room.
"With the opening of the highway a guest from Colombo could travel to
the hotel in less than two hours and with the highway to be extended to
Marata, the travel time from Colombo would be even quicker," Assistant
Manger of the Hotel, Bernard De Silva said.
Executive Chef, O. K. W. Karunaratne with over 25 years experience in
the industry with overseas training has a 15 member team and is geared
to serve any local and international dish.
Rosan Renaissance group also participates in all major travel
exhibitions, such as the ITB, WTM, ATM and other major events and due to
these marketing efforts, the hotel maintains over 50% occupancy
throughout the year.