Shinagawa Beach Hotel, Balapitiya
The name has the Japanese connotation. You are right. The owner is from that famous flourishing province in Tokyo. Equipped with 26 rooms and ample space for meandering or private contemplation, What is unique about the location is a calm bay which was one time famous for clams. Besides it is in close proximity to the Madhu Ganga River that reaches the sea, wading through a rich and dense forest like setting mainly for bird watching, and it is popular for river safaris which are a part of the package during the stay. The beach in this closed bay is relatively well protected from predators of human kind, thus making the boutique hotel a specialty.
As for facilities, rooms that overlook the sea are furnished with modern-style beds, Flat-Screen TVs, AC and of course exclusive bathrooms with modern fittings. Adding to the luxury are the international culinary menus which include the seafood range whilst availing the mini-bar.
Transportation is not an issue as it is one of many beach haunts for tourists along the South-western coastal belt and conveyance is a 24/7 activity. None can miss for it is also a busy fishing village.
Apart from river excursions, for culture and history tours arrangements could be tailored to visit within a day to the Fort City of Galle, The Mask Museum on the way and also famous historic Buddhist Temples, to name a few. Browse the internet for further details of the hotel and the area.