Reflections on our honeymoon

John and Nicky Dodson
Mr. and Mrs. J. Dodson

17 December 2009

Reflections on our honeymoon

To whom it may concern

We arrived at the airport after a very long and tiring journey, to be met by Jith and Jawardene (Jaya). We were taken to at first hotel, the Dolphin, There we were given a briefing by Jith over dinner. Our room was beautifully prepared with fresh flowers and fruit, and we also had fully working air condition. Our room also overlooked the sea with a balcony.

The following day we transferred by car to Sigiriya, to what was to become our favourite hotel of all. Set in beautiful woodland and eco friendly it was also very quet and peaceful perfect for honeymoons. On the way to our hotel Jaya gave us an insight into the history and culture of the region, and stopped several times so we could take photos. We stopped at a lovely restaurant for lunch. Jaya demonstrated his discretion by leaving us, so we could eat and chat by ourselves, a habit he maintained throughout our entire trip. We arrived at our hotel in a rainstorm to be met by extremely corteous and friendly staff who made us feel really welcome and for whom no request was too much trouble. Jaya was always punctual wherever we went at for a trip , and always made sure we never missed anything. He was extremely knowledgeable throughout the trip put on many occasions gave us sound advice which ultimately saved us time and money by steering clear of local touts, ‘guides’ and street sellers. Unfortunately Nicky became very ill at one part of during the tour. This could have had dire consequences to our continuing of the journey. Diagnosis and treatment was made within the hour, thus saving Nicky days of discomfort and meant we could continue with our itinary. Jaya maintained a fantastically calm manner whenever he drove and we always felt safe with him behind the wheel. His car was clean and tidy on every trip, even though we constantly managed to fill it with sand and many occasions. During all of our hotel stays we have enjoyed the extra touches that have been arranged for us, from flowers, to fruits to chocolates, and this is what has made our honeymoon so special for us. The one hotel that we found did not meet the standard was quickly changed, so that we did not feel that we had lost the feeling that this was our trip of a lifetime.

We leave this beautiful country very reluctantly, having experienced the fantastic hospitality of Jaya, Jith and the friendliness that everyone has shown us. This is something we could not have experienced had we been on a package tour. We thoroughly recommend Jith and Jawardene to any prospective honeymooners.

Yours,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Dodson

Name of Guest: 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Dodson
Tour review date: 
17 Dec 2009

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