This was our first hotel on arriving in Sri Lanka for a 3 week tour. Rooms on ground floor overlooking the pool were ok but i don't think I'd want to satya in the main block of rooms given their location. No lifts. The room, as with most hotel rooms in Sri Lanka, was showing signs of being affected by the humidity and looked a bit worn and had a damp smell about them. Unfortunately there was a drain smell in the bathroom which although not really bad was a bit off putting. The buffet breakfast was good and we ate three times in the hotel dining room over our 5 night stay, the food was very very varied and good. There is direct access to the beach from the hotels and although there were lots of beach hawkers they did not encroach onto the hotel property.
Unfortunately when we visited in Nov 2018 there was a lot of building work going on as they are extending the hotel and this was right next to our block. We were not told about this before we arrived. One day the building work went on for a full 24hr period, right through the night. When we complained the next day they said they had to work through the night as there was a load of concrete coming the next day and they had to have everything ready for it!!!! The staff were OK and surprising got more friendly the day before we left!