Chaaya Blu

UpuvaliTrincomalee31000Sri Lanka
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About Chaaya Blu

Conveniently located within a five-minute drive from Trincomalee Train Station, and just a ten-minute drive from Koneswaram Hindu Temple, Chaaya Blu is an upscale 81-room boutique beach resort featuring private beach access, an outdoor infinity pool, a poolside bar, a diving and water sports centre, and free Wi-Fi.

Bright, cheerful and airy, guest lodgings feature bleached wooden decks, rattan furniture with a work desk, a flat-screen television, coffee and tea making facilities, and en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Suites add a lounge area with sofa bed.

Chaaya Blu features a 24-hour-muulti-lingual reception desk and currency exchange, Secure luggage storage and laundry services are available.

Dining/drink options include the stylish Captain’s Deck Restaurant featuring a buffet of international cuisine, the Crab Restaurant featuring fresh local al Carte crab dishes, and the Rum Hold Lounge for signature beverages.

The ferry to Mutar is less than a ten-minute drive away from the hotel.


Upuvali, Trincomalee, 31000, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94(26)2222307 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bungalows
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Washing machine
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Organized activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Loved The Dive Centre

Chaaya Blu features a dive desk and a PAD certified dive centre. Guests can take lessons, rent equipment and enjoy an incredible underwater experience. The infinity pool, with plenty of parasols and loungers and a pool side bar is a great place to relax after a day of vigorous water sports. Ocean activities include diving, windsurfing, whale watching and jet ski adventures. Guests report that the facilities are first-rate and the staff and dive instructors experienced, knowledgeable and very helpful.

Great Base For Exploring Trincomalee

Guests comment that bicycle and car rentals are available and the chic resort is a great base for exploring the island. Guest said they loved a good hike or adventure to local points of interest in the morning and then had a relaxing afternoon shopping or hanging out at the beach. Guest said there is always something interesting going on and the hotel tour desk is happy to help arrange interesting excursions.

Good Food

The main restaurant serves buffet style and the offerings are fresh and varied. Several guests mentioned that they enjoyed dinner dinning at the Crab Restaurant. The Crab offers a diverse array of crab dishes as well as other delicious offerings of the catch-of-the-day. Guests said the food at the resort was above par.

Negative Reviews

Locals Get The Best Service

Some guests remarked that the hotel restaurant and bars are popular with locals and that they sometimes felt slighted as the wait staff interacted more and served the locals faster than hotel guests.

Slow Wi-Fi

Guests noted they are pleased that the hotel provides free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with family and friends, but noted that the Wi-Fi service is sometimes frustratingly slow.

Slow Check-In

Several guests remarked that when a tour group is checking in, it would be helpful to have additional staff working on the reception desk to speed up the process.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 491 reviews across the web
8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 491 reviews