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Sea Lotus Park: Resort on the golden sands of Trinco

By Sanath Weerasuriya, Pic by Shan Bandu Weerasinghe

Whether you love to do snorkeling or Scuba diving in exotic ocean waters or sun-bathe on palm fringed beaches, Trincomalee is the place to be. It is a land of miles of sun kissed beaches, where the world’s beautiful sun rise over the bays is just free of charge.

Now blessed with the dawn of peace, Eastern Province, specially Trinco has become the major destination for tourist traffic. In Uppuveli, a few kilometres north of Trinco town, you come across Sea Lotus Park Hotel, the resort with a different approach. The resort situated midway between Nilaveli and Trinco, has 54 rooms including 17 sundered rooms, ten beach chalets, 21 deluxe rooms and six suites
‘Serve with a smile’ is our motto and we always stick to the theme’ said Oscar Rodrigoe, the Manger Marketing and Sales.

Each room consists of all modern facilities, mini bar, internet service, pipe music and satellite TV facilities as further entertainment. The guests who want to take their lifestyle with them, when travelling, have the privilege of staying in one of the six suites, which feature stylish design, two bedrooms and a private and personalized service.

The restaurant serves daily buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner and A’ la carte menu too is available for those, who welcome a differnt choice. ‘We are specialized in Western, Continental and Sri Lankan cuisine. Also we prepares according to the guest’s choice. Our specialty is seafood and traditional Hindu dishes could be arranged on request’ explained Jude Desmond, the Restaurant Manager of the Resort, who is looking after the culinary requirement of the guests.

‘We also undertake outside catering orders’ Jude added. Sea Lotus Park has two swimming pools – outdoor pool and a separate swimming pool for kids. Conference Hall, Bar / Lounge, Tour Desk, Gym / Fitness Centre, Boat Trips to Pigeon Island, Fishing and safe sea baths are some of the facilities available at the hotel.

Hotel also arranges excursions to Nilaveli beach, Koneswarn and Lover’s Leap off Trincomalee town, Kanniya Hot Springs, Marble Beach and many popular archiological sites. ‘Fishing trips, Dolphin and Whale watching too can be arranged upon request. Whales and Dolphin watching is a popular event in Trinco since lately.’ Oscar said.

The hotel also has fully A/c Conference hall that can accommodate 150 pax. Sea Lotus Park Hotel offers different kind of packages to Sri Lankan clientele. The most popular one is the weekend package for families.

‘This can differ from group to group. It depends on the number of rooms and the number of guests visiting the resort. From Friday dinner to Sunday lunch on full board basis is the most popular package’ Oscar explained.

During the weekdays the package comprises of bed and breakfast basis. Corporate sector gets more discounted packages for over 40 pax during the weekend and holidays. ‘But it depends on the individual or group requirements’ Oscar said. Lotus Park Hotel is located at No.33, Alles Garden, Trincomalee.
For more on packages call Oscar Rodrigoe on 0770851821 or 0723532112

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