About Us


The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels was formerly known as the Ramada Resort in Kalutara while it is one of the finest hotels to enjoy a beach holiday with friends and family. The hotel consists of a variety of accommodation options including standard and deluxe rooms, cabanas, and luxury and family suites. All rooms and suites are well equipped with modern amenities and beautiful views of the ocean. There are a number of restaurants where you can enjoy delicious meals while the hotel consists of a pool and fitness centre for recreation along with direct beach access.


Location

The Sands Hotel is located in Kalutara which was once famous as a spice trading centre while today the town is known for its unique and fine basket ware. The distance from Kalutara to Colombo is about 37km while the travel time is usually an hour or slightly more. The train station and the city centre is a mere 6km away from the hotel. The town is famous for the Kalutara Temple and the 'Kalu Ganga' which is a massive river that runs through it.


ACCOMMODATION

A beach side resort, the Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels consists of a number of 109 guestrooms while each room offers guests with a beautiful sea view. Guests can choose from standard rooms, deluxe rooms, cabanas, luxury and family suites. All rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, mini bar, LCD television with satellite and local channels, tea/coffee making facilities, free bottled water, telephone, safe, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, 24 room service, laundry service and dry cleaning.


Facilities

There is a unique concept offered at the Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels while this includes the 'Dine Around Concept' which has been set incorporating the hotel's 3 restaurants. The ambience and the atmosphere changes accordingly while you can choose where to dine according to your mood while a memorable culinary experience awaits you. The hotel consists of a picturesque landscaped garden while there is an outdoor swimming pool with a bar where you can enjoy a swim and a drink to cool down. Other facilities include a fitness centre, conference facilities with Wi-Fi connectivity and a number of facilities that will help you enjoy your vacation.


Excursions

Kalutara is a town that is famed for its cultural inheritances while there are a number of sightseeing options that guests can enjoy. Some of the main and most enjoyed excursions within the area include the Kosgoda Turtle Hatchery which is a sea turtle conservation project. Water based sports activities can be enjoyed towards the south along the coastal areas of the country such as Bentota and Beruwala while longer excursions include the Richmond Castle, the Sinharaja Rain Forest Reserve and the Dutch Fort in Galle. If you are interested in culture and local arts and crafts, then the Kalutara Basket Centre is a perfect place to visit.

Restaurant

The Sands by Aitken Spence Hotels offers our guests the exclusive opportunity to experience the “Dine Around Concept” with our Three Restaurants.Our guests get the opportunity to enjoy their meals at the hotels’ at the various restaurants located around the hotels. each with its specific locations and views.Let your taste buds experience a true culinary adventure while you guide your way through our restaurants.

Gym

The hotel has a modern gym fully equipped with free weights, treadmills and exercise machines. Professional trainers are available at all times to advise and assist you. The gym is free of charge to guests of the hotel.

Spa

At Diviyan Spa our philosophy is simple.we want to make you feel better and more beautiful. Our three fundamentals are professional expertise, professional treatments and professional products.Our own line of blended pure massage oils and genuine herbal cosmetics are made in Sri Lanka from the finest natural ingredients.Our honest and professional therapists from Bali are trained in our spa center in Indonesia. They will ensure that you have a relaxing, rejuvenating, enjoyable and memorable experience.