Halcyon has come to mean in ‘a time of happiness and contentment’ 


Halcyon Mawella is our place to rest the mind and experience Sri Lanka's bounty

Mawella, where the jungle meets the sea

Our surroundings are important to us. Any initiatives we can start to protect the environment is a way of giving back to the local community. Keeping the beach clean is top of our list as is the minimal use of plastic

Our ethos

Behind the pandanus lies a stretch of sand and the Indian Ocean...

Leave only footprints

Our Guests Say

Mikhail CherniaevMikhail Cherniaev
10:22 11 Jan 23
Great place. Stylish hotel.Next to the beach. big rooms, amazing food. If you want wine , buy bottle.You can take some surf tools (don't know in English)Definitely recommend this place
Christian FilipovChristian Filipov
10:54 28 Nov 22
Halcyon is truly amazing. It is something between a 5-star hotel and a hip beach community hangout. The hotel is right on the beach and there is a freshwater lagoon to the left. Really beautiful, no noise, no pestering insects or mosquitos. You come on a very narrow road that meanders through a lush forest and you think you are going to the end of the world. Then you arrive at a stylish hotel with a lush garden and an elegant pool in the middle. The hotel is separated from the beach by something like a green curtain of trees, bushes and flowers. Halcyon has 8 very large rooms with very spacious bathrooms. Very stylish design, bathroom, shower, bed, sheets, towels – all impeccable. The bath products are fabulous, organic and made by a local place somewhere nearby.
Marie-Axelle HenrozMarie-Axelle Henroz
04:42 19 Nov 22
Great place, it is clean, aesthetically pleasing and the staff is so nice. The beach is amazing. The food is delicious and can easily be tweaked to your liking. Price is definitely cheap considering the high quality and quantity, however beware of Loki who will give you the most convincing puppy eyes.
Tsvete PoppTsvete Popp
05:40 15 Nov 22
Amazing place to stay at Mawella Beach - our favorite beach so far in Sri Lanka! Halcyon Mawella is a new hotel, located directly on the beach - all amenities are great, the food is super delicious and the people working here are very kind and helpful. We did many activities like swimming, paddle boarding , kayaking and even sailing. We will come back for sure ????
Elad AbboElad Abbo
08:10 17 Oct 22
Great place to stay in Mawella! The staff and owner are super friendly and create an amazing atmosphere to this magical resort on the beach. Rooms are clean, big and comfortable. We came for two nights and very quickly decided to extend our stay. Definitely will visit again on our next trip to Sri Lanka.
kushan Rathnayakakushan Rathnayaka
06:40 29 Sep 22
Lovely property, excellent hospitality by the staff. located in a beautiful beach in Mawella. Rooms are lovely and unique. Kayak ride in the lagoon was really impressive and unforgettable experience. hope to visit again soon.
07:18 14 Jul 22
Stunning boutique resort with bar and restaurant, pool, beach... Everything. It is spectacular in all ways
Jan FormanJan Forman
16:36 27 Jun 22
Something exceptional! From beach front location, over amazing food to attentive staff. This boutique hideaway offers everything any demanding traveller needs.
Mad TeeMad Tee
14:39 19 May 22
Amazing little resort hidden in Mawella. Super friendly staff and unique cocktails. The entire hotel is well planned and built with great creativity. I stayed for one day but I wish I stayed more! The beach is just a few steps away and you can see finishing boats all day long. The beach seems very private and you can bathe in the sea as it's not too deep.
Olga COlga C
08:05 07 May 22
A luxurious experience in Sri Lanka! Beautiful hotel, great stuff, delicious restaurant, special cocktails. We loved it!
Maurane DeboutteMaurane Deboutte
12:44 24 Apr 22
I stayed 2 nights with my boyfriend. This place is MAGNIFICENT. We have been 2 weeks in Sri Lanka and never felt better. This hotel is just the best, with the setting in beautiful boutique style and design, small in size and so cosy, serving delicious food & drinks at premium quality and still very reasonable priced.. the staff is very friendly and helpful, and the rooms are bomb: most comfy huge bed, so stylish and lovely products in the bathroom too. if you’re in for a relaxing stay in a serene and peaceful setting on the beach, go for it!
Brandon WickettBrandon Wickett
07:57 12 Apr 22
Wow! Fantastic place, delicious food and cocktails. Only went for lunch, ended up sleeping there? Zander is an amazing & funny host. Perfect romantic getaway❤️
symon meiklesymon meikle
08:43 11 Apr 22
Loved my four days here…The setting is spot on -facing the long, golden, crowd free Mawella beach, perfect for stroll, swimming or taking in sunrise or indeed the pink painted clouds of evening. Halycon is a beautifully designed, furnished, thought through space that wouldn’t be out of place in a well known members clubs portfolio. The international menu offers very fine fare indeed, bursting with fresh flavours and made with love. Cocktails, certainly the ones I tried, were off the scale. Think Shoreditch hotel, at 1/4 the price. The team are all super friendly, attentive, well trained with high standards. As a boutique hotel Halcyon is a cut above anything else I’ve experienced in SL. Highly recommend.
Rajini VnathanRajini Vnathan
09:14 08 Apr 22
This is such an amazing hotel - it’s like a wonderful secret I’m almost reluctant to share! Alex and his team are so accommodating. The rooms are just amazing, the ocean close by is a dream, and the food is wonderful. Coffee and breakfast also great. A brilliant place and one of my new Sri Lanka faves.
Kay AndersonKay Anderson
11:11 14 Mar 22
Spent 48 hours in this stunning hotel. The rooms are uniquely gorgeous, upcycled antiques, hand made tiles and beautiful thatch style roof. The attention to detail is breath taking, unlike anywhere else on the Island. This extends to the food menu with delicious vegan food and deserts to die for. Cocktails are a different class... must try the Burnt Pineapple tequila ! The staff are laid back yet attentive, nothing too much trouble - service is excellent. An experience like no other in Sri Lanka.. would love to come back one day...
Randike LicRandike Lic
00:51 08 Mar 22
CALM AND Quite PLACE.OPEN RESTAURANT & BAR ( 7.30am - 10.00pm.)
Chris GainesChris Gaines
14:32 20 Feb 22
Wow! What a place! An exclusive little paradise, in a pretty much unspoilt and untouched area with 2km of empty sandy beach. This boutique hotel is everything you want from this type of establishment, elegant and classy from top to bottom. 10/10
Eliza ZEliza Z
05:53 16 Feb 22
Paradise on earth!This is truly one of the most charming hotels I have ever stayed at. The whole design and the furnishing is fantastically beautiful and looks exactly like the photos. Each room is individually designed with great attention to detail and the entire facility is of a very high quality. The rooms as well as the private terrace are very spacious, there is even a small space in between, as a dressing room with a large closet. I loved it!The rest of the complex is just as beautiful. Comfortable loungers by the pool, direct access to the beach and a very comfortable and casual vibe. Perfect for relaxing.The beach is really long, lined with endless palm trees, garnished with colorful fishing boats and incredibly quiet... when I was there, the waves weren't too strong, so you could swim well. Above all, it is quite a bit relatively flat into the water.The restaurant serves great Asian fusion cuisine from morning to night. All very tasty and imaginative. The same applies to the drinks, which can also be enjoyed in the cozy bar on the floor above. Tip: the Pina Colada was amazing!Otherwise, right next door on the beach there is a small restaurant run by a local family (called Sea Dragon) where you can get very good local cuisine. Also, they are incredibly kind and welcoming.The highlight is the exceptionally good service. The staff is really well trained and professional. No matter what you need, there is always someone with a friendly smile.Why am I reviewing in such detail? Because the hotel has only been open for two weeks and I'm really impressed by what Alexander and his team have achieved! It's normal for a new store to have small things that need to be improved, and I think the team takes every criticism, no matter how small, to heart and optimizes it as quickly as possible :)In any case, I was completely satisfied and will definitely be back soon.Thanks again for the wonderful stay!

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