Laid-back beach front luxury

A Lifestyle Hotel in Weligama

Ceylon Sliders pays homage to the nomadic surf lifestyle with a gentle nod to the island’s heritage. This hotel  is for the traveller, the space is spread across a minimalist beachfront building on Galle Road in Weligama bay, with views over Indian ocean, and the traditional colonial house at the back with a private gate towards the backstreets of Weligama town. The rooms are named after places where the founders have found inspiration and the walls are filled with artwork and photography from the different places. Tall ceilings, raw materials and airy design together with the bustling café and shop downstairs makes an inspiring space. The beach just in front is home to some of the best beginner waves in the world and the challenging reefs down the road makes a great place for the adventuring surfer to set base.

Island Suite

The spacious ocean view suite is designed by surfers for surfers. Natural light flows through the large windows and stir you awake in the morning, check the waves from your bed upon sunrise and step outside onto the balcony of the hotel for uninterrupted views of Weligama bay before making your final decision on which surf break to go for. Sat on Ceylon Sliders second and third floor we have two island suites available, both of them fit an extra bed still offering plenty of space. There’s privacy from the café below, yet close to the shared palm-fringed courtyard when you want to socialise with fellow new friends, or the rooftop terrace if you feel like stretching out in a yoga class. The rooms are spacious and minimalistic just enough to feel like a home away from home. Complete with four poster bed and air-conditioning, travellers can look forward to a good night’s sleep. The island suite includes a desk, perfect for the traveller that brought some work on their trip, a Marshall Bluetooth speaker and a minibar so you can turn up your favourite tunes and enjoy the sun setting over Weligama bay in your own privacy from the balcony, still in the midst of it all.

Island Suite facts

  • Located in the new beach front building on Galle Road
  • 375 sq. ft. (35 sqm.)
  • Double king size four poster bed w. high-end spring mattress
  • Private balcony with lounge chairs (160 sq. ft. / 15 sqm.) and ocean view over Weligama bay
  • Air-conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk
  • Marshall Bluetooth speaker
  • In-room safe
  • En suite with rain shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar

From 149 USD

For the designer

The Louisiana Courtyard

At the back of the Ceylon Sliders is the colonial Weligama villa where the more authentic rooms are set back under the palm trees. They flow with the same distinctive easy-going vibe; tall ceilings and white walls dressed in our relaxed style, a unique aesthetic for a hotel in Weligama. The Louisiana courtyard, named after the Louisiana museum of modern art in Denmark, offers plenty of privacy when you want it, but in a prime position to socialise. Complete with access to the courtyard and the café, this room is the ultimate space to kick back and unwind before exploring Weligama beach.

Louisiana Courtyard facts

  • 280 sq. ft. (26 sqm.)
  • Super king size double bed w. high-end spring mattress
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • En suite with rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Access to courtyard

From 109 USD

Celebrating a nomadic lifestyle

The Stockholm Standard

At the heart of Ceylon Sliders villa sits our standard room, a cosy space reflecting our nomadic lifestyle. Adjacent to the library, this private room offers plenty of peace and quiet from the streets in Weligama. Quality linens, authentic aesthetic and lashings of natural light. The bathroom is big and airy with light shining through the ceiling window onto the tiled floors. Set back in the colonial Weligama villa with it’s own back entrance makes it perfect for those looking for a little extra privacy.

Stockholm Standard facts

  • 155 sq. ft. (14 sqm.)
  • Super king size double bed w. high-end spring mattress
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • En suite with rain shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk

From 89 USD

An easy going vibe

The Galle Room

Perfect for privacy seekers travelling on a budget in Weligama, our basic colonial room is hidden towards the back of Ceylon Sliders. The room is designed in an authentic colonial style with a big bay window, white walls, tall ceilings and antique furniture. The room is airy and spacious with an entrance to the living room if you want to socialise or sit back and read a book from the library. The room does not have an attached bathroom, instead the separate bath is sat down the hall way. This is the largest and most airy room in the colonial house, adjacent to the villa entrance which is accessed by a separate door to the back.

Galle Room facts

  • 195 sq. ft. (18 sqm.)
  • Queen size double bed w. spring mattress
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Separate bathroom down the hall
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk

From 49 USD

Frequently asked questions

What’s the difference between Ceylon Sliders and a classic surf camp? A surf camp normally sell packages of one week or more and are focused solely on surfing. At Ceylon Sliders we offer surf lessons for beginners and surf guiding for the advanced. If you just want a couple lessons it’s a great option for a beginner. If you you’re an intermediate surfer and don’t want surf coaching but only guiding it’s also a great option. However, if you want to make the most of your sufing and develop your skills we recommend Sunshinestories Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat as they teach in a totally different way.

Are you located beach front? Yes! We want to claim that as we are as close to the sea as you possible can on this stretch in Weligama and we call that beach front. However the Galle road is between us and the beach so we are not “on the beach”, unfortunately the case in many locations on the south coast as they constructed the road very close to the ocean. That said, we have panoramic ocean views, a beach out front (on the other side of the road) there’s nothing blocking the view from our suites and the indian ocean.

Can we check out later? Sometimes that’s possible. Please ask when you are on location.

When is the best time to visit? Any time! Sri Lanka have seasons but the weather is almost always good and the surf in front of our hotel is good year round, you can surf 365 days a year.