Trinco Blu Review
DuoEscapes is known for reviewing luxurious properties, but we are always up for an adventure!
Last year, we were undergoing health issues, planning an year-end trip was quite spontaneous. Since we got an excellent offer (half-board) from Cinnamon Hotels, we thought of heading to Trinco Blu by Cinnamon.
Trincomalee in Sri Lanka is ideal for a family holiday. In fact, adventure lovers will have a gala time here!
Entering the property: Trinco Blu Review
We started from Colombo early in the morning. Since we started early, we reached the hotel by 12:30 pm.
The rooms were not ready (since check-in time was 2pm), but we were happy to head to the beach and walk around the property. While we were walking, we observed the buildings and the surroundings.
For starters, the building is quite old. Nothing is fancy about the hotel! We do not blame the property owners, after all, it is an older property. However, you will find some villas near the beach.
Reviewing the ‘Simplistic’ Room
We booked the standard room. If you wish to get the most of the hotel, opting for the beach chalets would be better.
Since we booked the standard room, we had to make peace with a ‘partial view’ of the sea.
All the basic amenities are provided including a safety box, coffee-making machine, indoor shower, and television.
The room was pretty ‘basic’, but it was very well organized and perfectly cleaned. Perhaps you can opt for a luxurious room elsewhere, but the property DOES have superior beach chalets to enjoy the view.
An Evening In Trincomalee by Duo Escapes
Since there was nothing new in the room, we stepped out to explore the city. Even though we have visited the best attractions time and again, we thought of revisiting the same places.
Here’s a quick list of places to visit while you are in Trincomalee:
- Koneswaram Temple
- Fort Fredrick
- Trincomalee Harbour
- Trincomalee War Cemetery
- Marble Beach
If you are here for an adventure trip, do indulge in the ocean adventures here. There is a diving centre too. Book your adventure package, but make sure you do considerable research before that.
The Famished Couple Head Back To The Hotel
We were excited for the buffet because we are true foodies.
The buffet had excellent variation. There were special items from the Eastern region. Yes, the restaurant area is not as large, but the food items laid out was impressive.
Since we had visited the property in December month (peak season) and a weekend, there were many people in the restaurant area. Nonetheless, we had a yummy meal and there was enough food.
The next day, the breakfast spread was as lavish and elaborate. We were extremely happy with the food.
Things To Do Within The Property
DuoEscapes recommends travellers to bring a binocular. You can use these to watch the far-off attractions. Attractions include Trinco bay and the port.
In the hotel, you will not find as many things to do. The beach (again) is not as clean.
Yes, there is a decent-size pool to dip into. The pool overlooks the beach! This can be a visual treat for sore eyes. In case you want to relax further, there is a spa within the property. Book a full body massage to rejuvenate your body and soul.
You can also enjoy a dining session on the beach. All you need to do is ask the staff to set it up for you!
Concluding Thoughts in Trinco Blu Review
As we headed back to our home, we had mixed emotions.
We have been to so many luxurious properties that it gets difficult to match our expectations as a couple.
Before you head to Trinco Blu, we will summarize what is special about the property:
- The view: If you wish to get the best view, opt for the beach chalets and not the standard rooms.
- Proximity: The property is close to all the major attractions of Trincomalee. If you are planning an adventure trip, this property is great.
- Excellent buffet: The food is the main highlight of the property. We loved it! There was excellent variety and the taste was spot-on.
If you are getting a good offer from the hotel, we recommend you to take it with open arms!
Avoid heading to the property on a busy weekend if you want more freedom. And, make sure you opt for the chalets.
Till then, let us know YOUR experience at Trinco Blu. If not, you can also tell us how you liked this post!
Points to Note: Trinco Blu Review
- Price: Rs.14,000 (USD 80) Booked on Half Board Double Basis through Agoda
- Visited in December 2019
- Super friendly staff at Trinco Blu.
- You may visit various attractions nearby since the hotel is conveniently located for all of these
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