Text and Pix by P.D. De Silva
If you wish to take a break and feast your eyes on the breaking surf with the roar of the sea in your ears, then you should check in at the 17-room Rock Fort Hotel in Dalawella, Unawatuna.
The Rock Fort is set atop a rock outcrop sandwiched between the A2 trunk road and the Indian Ocean. It is a subsidiary of entrepreneur Gamini Wickremarachchi’s GW Group and was opened on 11 June this year.
The three-star Rock Fort Hotel boasts of four large deluxe triple rooms with ocean front views as well a scenic panoramic view across the Weligama bay and another 13 deluxe double rooms with an ocean view. Every room has free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a mini-bar and provisions for pouring your own tea or coffee.
Hotel facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a coffee shop, a restaurant, conference and banquet facilities and a rooftop where you can take in the sun during the day or enjoy cocktails under the stars.
“Situated a one and a half hours drive from Colombo, Rock Fort Hotel is an ideal location for a conference or company get-together or to take a break from a hectic schedule. Executive Chef LakmalMudalige is capable of laying out a mouth-watering spread at short notice and our staff is ready to pamper you,” said General Manager Deepthi Hettiarachchi.