I shopped around a lot before getting this deal. They won't let me mention the rate but it was about the same rate as a hotel on Nilaveli beach but much, much better. Two years ago, we stayed in a hotel opposite pigeon island dive site and had numerous issues with cleanliness and a colony of insects came in to the room after dark which made for a restless night for my daughter. Trinco Blu had no bug problems. Though it's not on the famous Nilaveli beach, its location has other advantages. There are about half a dozen cafes and restaurants within 1 KM of the hotel, so we had dinner out both nights. It was so much cheaper than the hotel dinner buffet and the food was great (pls read reviews on TripAdvisor). The breakfast buffet at Trinco Blu was included in our room rate and was an exceptional value for money. The air conditioning was a plus. Typically, in many beach hotels in Sri Lanka, the air conditioning does not cool well but there was no such problem at Trinco Blu. Their pool is not the biggest but who needs a jumbo pool when the ocean is a few yards away.
Please note that online hotel rates fluctuate a great deal but you can get a great deal if you're patient and if you're traveling during the low season (May-September). I got a very good rate and this hotel was an excellent value for the money I paid.
It is a nice place to stay. Cleanliness was very important. Both myself and my wife were very happy. Staff were very god and friendly. The most important to me was the illumination of the pool area. The free moving of Rabbits was another attraction. Breakfast was reasonably good. Looks like more improvements could be done.
A verified traveler from Melbourne stayed at Anantamaa
Travelers to Trincomalee are advised to consider booking a place to stay sooner rather than later, as they won't find a wide range of hotels and apartments in the vicinity of the city heart.
The Trinco Blu by Cinnamon is nearest to the center of Trincomalee and the only hotel within a short drive.
The Pigeon Island Beach Resort is 9 miles away from the center of Trincomalee.
The nearest places to stay in Sri Lanka are Giritale and Habarana. Giritale is 45 miles to the northeast of Trincomalee, while Habarana is 50 miles to the northeast. Hotels and apartments in Giritale include the Deer Park Hotel and Giritale Hotel. The Cinnamon Lodge and Habarana Village by Cinnamon are some of the hotels in Habarana.
If you are traveling by air to Trincomalee, the most convenient airport is Bandaranaike International Airport. The nearest place to stay is Amagi Lagoon.