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Romaya Villa - Habaraduwa - Building
1
9.8 Excellent (44 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Romaya Villa in Unawatuna, you'll be a 4-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 10 minutes from Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include a safe deposit box at the front desk and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The property is set up and maintained beautifully, away from the main hustle and bustle of the main street. For me, a born and bred city girl, the best thing was how close it felt to the nature - I would just sit by the pool in the afternoon, and listen to the birds singing in the trees. The breakfast was to die for and there's a lot of it! Don't know what's the last time I've had so much fruit... They also serve tea/coffee in the afternoon - a nice touch. Staff are lovely and very helpful, we did have a slight hiccup in communication once, but they more than made up for it later. We stayed in the deluxe triple room, which is one of the two units in the villa, separate from the larger building. It is just by the pool and feels quiet and secluded. The pool itself is very nice!
Cons: The only thing is the location - you do need a tuk-tuk to get around. That said, usually staff are available to give you a lift to the beach or to a restaurant, and plenty of tuktuks are available for the way back. For good food options its best to travel to Unawatuna.
7.5 Good
Pros: You can rent scooters on the spot (which is needed). The view is amazing and relaxing. Good breakfast. Nice room with a good shower/bathtub. Very friendly staff.
Cons: The power is unstable in Sri Lanka and the Villa doesn't have a generator, which means that when the power is out, there is nothing they can do about it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel was one of the best we experienced in Sri Lanka. We loved the location (Nice and quite surrounded by nature), the room (very luxury and clean), the food, and most of all the people. The owner made sure we had a perfect experience in Habaraduwa. He always asked us what kind of breakfast we would like (english or Sri Lanka, both very good). He always took us to the places we wanted to visit or arranged another ride (beach, Galle, restaurants). The other people in Romaya villa where also very friendly and happy. The pool was also a big bonus after a long hot day, or to relaxe at all day. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is planning to in Habaraduwa or close to Unawatuna or Galle. It will make your holiday a lot better :)
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is just amazing. We felt soiled there and very safe. Beautiful garden with cashew trees and mango trees, birds and even a lizard joining the party one day. The swimming pool was an excellent option for morning and evening swimming and we could enjoy the marvelous views just sitting there. The rooms and the bathroom were very clean, comfortable and sunny. The staff very helpful and smiling :) Last but not least - THE FOOD! You have to try their traditional dinners. Poetry :)
Cons: Nothing I can think off
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay in this beutiful villa. The place, the staff, the food... everything was absolutely amazing. Hope to come back soon!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Wau, what an amazing, peaceful and relaxing place! Very warm and wellcoming atmosphire. The staff was super: friendly, helpfull and they took good care of all their quests. The bed was comfortable and large. Breakfast was very good, every morning it was a little bit different and always very tasty. Coffee was also good and they served it during the day aswell. One evening they organiced a BBQ-night for all quests and the food was the best we had in SriLanka. Thank you for everything Romaya Villa!
10.0 Excellent
Cons: Wow! Just wow!... Amazing villa with pool... Brilliant breakfasts.... The staff could not do enough for you.... Tuk tuk available on site.. 5 mins walk to local shop... 5 mins drive to local town with atm and local restaurants etc.. The manager was a great man... Special shout goes out to the other staff... Especially kg... The place to stay whilst in unawatuna area!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hotel surrounded by nature with very friendly staff. Organized tuk tuk Transfers to Galle and Unawatuna Center incl. pick up afterwards as well as airport transfer. Very comfortable bedrooms and modern bathrooms. Nice pool area. Delicious Sri Lankan and English breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing!! Staff were wonderful, would help with everything, nothing was ever too much trouble, made you feel at home and part of a large family. Very informative about things to do in the area, took us to a great little beach where the waves were mild enough for our kiddo and not crowded like elsewhere. Helped arrange a safari day trip. Breakfasts were also amazing, both Sri Lankan and English, also the staff prepared a bbq one night for us (even though normally the kitchen only serves breakfast) which was delicious and done local style. The resort has 2 villas, total of five rooms, really nice and intimate. The gardens are amazing with parrots, lizards, wild peacocks etc. It’s a bit further to the main town so if a big beach town party atmosphere is your goal, this one may be not quite what you’re seeking. For our goals, it was fantastic!!!
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful villa, tranquil, perfect to relax. Very nice breakfast and super friendly staff. Would definitely come back!
Jacks Bed And Breakfast - Talpe - Bedroom
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9.9 Excellent (34 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located five minutes from Talpe beach, Jack’s Bed And Breakfast gives you a little slice of English hospitality in southern Sri Lanka. Each of our cosy rooms has its own en-suit bathroom, four-poster bed, mosquito net, fan and Air Conditioning. Wifi is also available throughout the facility.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great time at Jacks b&b. We were so well looked after and they helped us with everything we could have asked for and a little more! Lovely place and a lovely couple!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a warm welcome and a really nice two days stay. The owners, Jacky & Jim, are lovely and helpfull. Everything was taken care off. The pool is nice and the room was clean. Amazing place to relax!
Cons: Nothing :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We truly enjoyed our time at Jack's bed and breakfast! Everything was super clean and the pool was great. It was the best accommodation we stayed in during our time in Sri Lanka. Jim and Jack are one of the kind, they are super friendly and helped us with everything (like getting a tuktuk or renting a scooter) It was super nice chatting with them and the breakfast was the best! Highly recommend this place! We are sure we'll come back any time soon :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything you could need was in the room or only an easy question away. Excellent hospitality here.
Cons: It was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Jacky and Jim are great hosts and made our stay here wonderful. Their hospitality makes you feel like this is a home away from home. We stayed in the room with pool view which was very clean and modern, and had a huge bathroom. They arranged a local tuk tuk driver for us when needed, made suggestions on where to visit in the area and where to eat etc. The pool is fabulous - we enjoyed a day just relaxing by the pool, enjoying the weather and the wildlife! I would 100% recommend staying here.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The quality of food. The quantity of food was excellent. High level of customer service. Different price range of rooms so you can enjoy on a smaller budget(i would highly recommend the more expensive room though) Amazing pool and chillout area. Lovely people and common area to chat with other people staying. Very clean. Pictures are actually realistic unlike other sri lankan hotels and homestays that look so much worse in real life. Run by British couple rather than money grabbing sri lankans. Away from loud tourist areas. Quiet jungle area with lots of monkeys and pretty birds Great place to book if you had 6 friends that want a great holiday. Amazing turtle sanctuary down the road to release baby turtles. Not far from Galle fort by bus. Very cheap. BEST PLACE IN UNAWATUNA/GALLE TO STAY Would recommend to anyone!
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We had an excellent stay with Jack & Jim!Comfortable and clean room with a/c and fan, good breakfast with delicious sri lankan omlett and a nice pool to cool down on a hot & sunny day. They were super helpful-organized a scooter for us and called a tuk-tuk to go to the railway station which is 2km away. Thank you for being so nice to us. Best regards, Natasha & Jonas
Cons: Nothing!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bacon Omelette by Jim and Hospitality by Jack. On top of it pool side dinner and card game.. Recommend this place to all my near and dear ones..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This accommodation is beautiful. Jacky and Jim are wonderful hosts. Cooked breakfast everyday, lovely clean rooms. Stunning pool and patio area with the added bonus of seeing monkeys in the tress while you have your breakfast. Jacky and Jim couldn’t have made us feel more welcome and I can’t recommend this place enough. They arranged restaurants, Tuk Tuks and trips if needed. Absolutely loved spending time getting to know them. Only regret was having to leave! A must, try one if Jim’s special omelettes, delicious.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool area is a little paradise! The owners are always up for a chat, they have lovely dogs and cats walking around and the breakfast is a perfect start of the day! We stayed in the budget room which is basic but nice and clean. When back in Sri Lanka, a visit to this place is definitely on our list!
Cons: The only reason not to go here is when you think Jackie deserves a holiday herself as well ^^
Kk Beach - Habaraduwa - Building
3
9.6 Excellent (57 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at KK Beach in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Galle Fort. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice and Friendly stuff. Amazing food. good size swimming pool. The beach is clean. Nice, clean and big room. Intimate and cosy. really tasteful interior.
Cons: Dinner option is limited. 3 course menu was too much for us. I prefer lunch menu, a la carte.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: 1st class hotel with excellent service located on a beautiful beach. Food was first rate with well conceived menus. Easy access to Galle and only 2 hours to Columbo Airport.
Cons: Bathrobes a tad too small.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was amazing and friendly! Even as I arrived late and the kitchen was closed they offered me some bar snacks and a beer. The place is beautiful and located on a beautiful beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were very friendly, with excellent service. The food was amazing, both breakfast and dinner. It was extremely clean. The pool was great. Special mention to Kasun, we were there on our honeymoon and he made it extra special. He was like our own tour guide, setting up day beds, taking us for walks and was a great photographer! Thanks kasun- a gentleman.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place and excellent customer service. The staff were exceptional and the hotel itself was pristine, incredibly well maintained and very well run. Can’t fault this hotel and the price merits the stay.
Cons: We then needed taxi to Colombo but be aware the hotel taxi is at least twice as expensive as a local taxi or Uber. We used Uber and very straight forward.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location, service, room, pool, restaurant.
Cons: Needing to pre order Sri Lankan breakfast. Expresso machine broken.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Stunning location and hotel design! Perfect to relax and unwind.
Cons: Menu is limited and could get boring if you are staying for more than a couple of days. Generally, food could be better too.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place, lovely people and direct access to the beach. Hidden from street and car but so close to reach any entertainment in Sri Lanka. I would love to come back one day :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location right on the beach, good staff and nice looking hotel. Only 10 rooms so it never felt too busy. Very attentive staff and no problems getting a great spot around the pool or facing the beach. We were there for our honeymoon and it was great to have a bottle of champagne and fruit platter on arrival to our room.
Cons: We stayed in one of the penthouses and whilst the room was nice I feel it was a little overpriced. There’s a nice big bathroom with a tub in the middle however you won’t be able to have a relaxing bath as the windows either side face the street and there are vents at the top of the windows that can’t be closed therefore a lot of noise comes in (and sometimes mosquitoes).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Location.View of the beach form the room.Clean,unspoilt beach which was not crowded.Seafood was very good.Service was excellent.
Cons: Garbage dump a little distance from the hotel.Tea was too weak for our taste.
Dreams Garden Surf Lodge - Ahangama - Building
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9.8 Excellent (37 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dreams Garden Surf Lodge in Ahangama, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Mirissa Beach and Midigama Left Surf Break. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and an elevator (lift). Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was lovely!! We booked 1 night and stayed 4! -The family were all so sweet, kind and attentive! -The food was delicious (and they even made us pancakes late at night!) -The room was cleaned regularly -The garden was great for doing yoga and a nice little green space -The location was good, I don't surf but my friend did and he could walk to the beach & the bus stopped right at the end of the lane -Quiet and peaceful atmosphere located in a family's house -They lent us their bicycles, and when one of the chains broke Dao came and got us with his moped and let us take it home! -We also hired the moped the next day for 1000 Rs -They taught us karam, a traditional Sri Lankan board game
Cons: Nothing, it was just what we were looking for :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly host family.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: They are great people, the whole ambience is very chill and great to relax. Dev and his family are attentive and will do their best to make you have a great stay. The food prepared is quite good! Beautiful birds flying around garden. Thanks for a good time in Midigama!
Cons: Mosquito net could be better set up (wider) so it doesn't fall so low before the corners. They need to know where you are most of the times, and coming back late is an issue as the doors have to be locked. To solve this make sure you get their phone numbers so you can write them and keep in touch :) my advice to Dev and Vish is that you ask for the guests contact info already at the check-in. That will make it easier and clearer for all.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you need a quiet place to stay in Midigama, this place is perfect. The family there cares about everything you need. They are soooo friendly. The meals they provide are excellent, WiFi was very good, I felt safe all the time. Enough reasons that I decided to book more nights then expected. Thank you so much! To walk to the beach takes 10 minutes. And for surfing it's just great!! If you're looking for party, this place is not for you. But I enjoyed the stay to the fullest. No noise from the street and trains. Would defintetely come back! High recommends! :)
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Vish and family were great hosts, looked after us and made us welcome. We had a great stay with them. Short walk to the beach. Comfortable room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean. Nice rooms. Great and very friendly hosts. You are part of their family the food is excellent,better than in the restaurants. Very quite place. Good to relax. Only 15 minutes from the beach. Good place to surf and relax. Thanks again.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: -we booked two nights here and stayed four! -nice bathrooms - hosts were really friendly, helpful and generous - we enjoyed the porch in the evenings! nice garden and space. - good location - easy walk to the beach. we did it a number of times. we also rented a tuktuk so it was a quick drive and there was room to park
Cons: -nothing bad but just a note: you can order food from a menu. we had coffee but the food was higher priced than nearby restaurants and other surrounding guest houses. because we were travelling with a tight budget we opted to get food elsewhere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean quiet place, a short quick stroll back from the beach so you aren't right on the noisy main road. The owners go above and beyond to ensure a great stay. Organised a tuktuk & scootas for us & our laundry. Cleanest place we've had in Sri Lanka. Very Nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind and helpful family!! Very clean and the room big and comfortable. The dinner was so good and the hous is near the beach. Thank you!
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The host family is awesome. If you need help, ask them! if you like, they will teach you the traditional game "carrom". I would definitely go back to this lovely family :)
Chinthas Villa - Ahangama - Building
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9.6 Excellent (37 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Ahangama, 15 km from Unawatuna, Chinthas Villa offers free bikes and free WiFi. The bed and breakfast offers a terrace. Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area. Hikkaduwa is 41 km from Chinthas Villa, while Galle is 21 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Chinthas and his family are a great hosts. Staying in their villa is like being like home. I would come back some time for sure!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service good price very clean place ' guy was very friendly I'm Happy to stay one Night in chinthas villa
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very spacious and the breakfast delicious. The owners are lovely and will do everything for you to have a wonderful stay. Only 5 minutes tuk tuk ride from town and the nearest beaches. Very quiet so perfect for good nights sleep. I can’t wait to go back!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really liked my stay at this place. The room is big and comfortable and the breakfast is really nice as well. From the place you easily can catch a bus to town or walk there (30 minutes) from where you can surf, go to little markets or chill at the nice beach. The owner is a really good person and host and is very friendly! If I ever come back I will defensively stay there another time.
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything! The location is peace and quiet but it’s quite far from the beach, walking is not the best option to get to the nearest beach. The room is spacious, clean and well-furnished, it has a private bathroom. Breakfast is good. Owners are very pleasant people! We enjoyed staying at Chinthas Villa so much.
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Chinthas and his family are adorable. We stayed 11 nights and felt in our own home. He helped us to rent a motorbike at a very good price and also let us his surfboard for free. He is always trying to do his best and also he is open to have nice conversations and answer any doubts, very helpful. The bedroom was very confortable and spacious, the breakfast so good! The location for us was perfect because the guest can scape of the tourist crowd and feel more the Sri Lanka's customs. In conclusion we had a fantastic stay!!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice homestay with super friendly stuff. Great breakfast, huge portions Double bed with own bathroom Fan Price/quality is more than perfect Would highly recommend this place
Cons: Ants are in the room but that doesn’t matter Fan is a Little bit smelly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing. The guesthouse owner was very accommodating and wanting to ensure that I had a pleasant stay. He even drove me to the train station and was very friendly. I would highly recommend. Thank you!
Cons: No complaints :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about Chinthas villa was good. The breakfast was massive, and dinner is also very good and cheap - Chinthas' wife is an amazing cook! It's a little bit out of town, but Chinthas offers to drive you wherever you need to go and he has bicycles too. The room is really nice and comfortable, and it even has a warm shower. The place even has decent wi-fi! Chinthas is very friendly, and I will definitely stay here again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Extremely welcoming, helpful and super friendly host, good clean rooms, nice breakfast - unbeatable value for the money. He was so helpful to me no matter what I asked for. If you want to stay in a single room around ahangama, this is your perfect stay. Thank you very much - I will defenitly come back:)
Nirmala Villa - Habaraduwa - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (99 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Nirmala Villa in Koggala, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Galle Fort. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: FANTASTIC what a place well kept great staff fab pool if u are lucky u will see the monkeys passing over. We had an excellent big breakfast different each morning, we had our washing done at a reasonable price all clean and folded on return, this is one of the best value for money establishment we stayed in, in the last 3 weeks 11/10 thanks so much for a wonderful stay, if u like birds and wildlife visit the lake near by it so rich with birdlife and nature “recommend”
Cons: Nothing but to find the location cross the railway line about few hundred meters turn left at the book shop on the left and follow road to the villa
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely well maintained garden. Clean room cute pool good facilities nice staff.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very Hide away. Garden Breakfast. Swimming pool.cleaness.
Cons: Long time to open gate always close no guard and parking difficult for car.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The welcome was lovely, the room was very spacious and clean and comfortable. We asked if they could provide us with a dinner and a well as a mountain of rice, there came currys, dhals and sambas and bread. Was all great .
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The location was very peaceful, peacocks everywhere, lovely walks. Staff were very nice and food was lovely. Pool was good and well needed. Had help organising a safari which was amazing. very quiet location away from the town but only a short tuc tuc drive if you need shops, bank etc.
Cons: Only let down was the very creaky bed which really is a minor thing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The beds were lovely , the rooms were super clean, the staff were so friendly and helpful and treated us like family. The breakfast was delicious and so much of it. Location less touristy than many places but that’s why we chose it, close enough to walk to the beach. The whole place was like an oasis of tranquility in the jungle xx we loved our stay at Nirmala and we are a family of 7 , ages ranging from 3 up to parents !! So lots of different boxes to tick and Nirmala ticked them All.
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great pool, nice clean rooms, friendly and helpful staff, delicious breakfast
7.0 Good
Pros: Good Eco Hotel. Nice staff. Swimming pool was cool. All the Monkeys, birds during the breakfast :)
Bluewhale Lagoon Resort - Ahangama - Building
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9.5 Excellent (32 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Bluewhale Lagoon Resort in Ahangama, you'll be by the sea, within a 15-minute drive of Mirissa Beach and Midigama Left Surf Break. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Genuinely one of the nicest places to stay, you have everything, monkeys, lagoon, walking distance to beach and the owners are soooo nice!! Hot water too. Loved it.Thanks for a great birthday stay!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice host who prepared a good packed breakfast because I was leaving early. Lovely bungalow with space and a comfortable bed. Fast Wi-fi. Scenic location at a lagoon.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic breakfast every morning and the couple running the place were very friendly and helpful. Peaceful setting and lovely gardens overlooking the lagoon.
Cons: I think the eating area could use a little extra work, but to be fair I think this could already be in progress.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place, clean, modern, very quiet and relaxed. Definetely recommend staying here. Lovely owners, who take the best possible care of you.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful friendly hosts, clean comfortable room, good ac, short walk to the beach, quiet!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our hosts were lovely people going out of their way to help us. It felt like home: lovely food and friends. The nature is beautiful, away from the busy main road along the beaches. In the evening monkeys are climbing the surrounding trees and white cranes cross the grounds, sailing to a nearby tree. So much to see!!! We will come back at the end of our journey. :)
Cons: Everything was perfect, but we recommend to improve the bungalows with moscito nets, so people can sleep with open doors.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice quiet location next to the lagoon, really helpful and friendly service. The hosts provide free mineral drinking water in glass bottles to reduce plastics. Enormous yummy breakfast - hosts couldn't have been more helpful. Monkeys in the trees every morning was a treat :) rooms nice size with fridge and kettle (and pot of Sri Lankan coffee powder) and warm shower too! Thanks ever so much :) xx
Cons: Nothing :)
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Location, away from main street and all the noise. 5-10 min walk to Main Street, a scooter might be neccessary to get around to restaurants and beaches etc unless you take a tuktuk or walk.. Spacious and modern cabanas. The hosts are very nice and kind. Breakfast, continental (egg and bread and fruits with either coffee or tea - simple but still good) Wifi was good. Pressure in shower was okey. AC was great. The garden outside the cabanas are next to a lake and it's beautiful and peaceful We stayed 4 nights and enjoyed it.
Cons: The hosts aren't always around so make sure to ask for toilet paper and towels etc in advance.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at lagoon resort! Amazing view into the peaceful lagoon right in the middle of nature and a very quiet neighborhood, but still a very close walk to the main road with a bus stop, food, beaches and surf. The owners were so sweet, the room was super comfy and spacious and breakfast was delicious!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place to stay! the hosts are very kind and helpful to make your holiday better. Very good breakfast. Go and enjoy!
The Sandhya - Ahangama - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (31 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Sandhya in Ahangama, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Stilt Fisherman. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The property is spot on for any person who would like to have downtime for himself. Cleanliness and service is second to none. The food quality and menu variety was amazing. The customer oriented approach and attention to details was very clear in how the team handled the guests. The room facilities, bed, and all other room furniture was chosen with care and really provided an experience which was modern yet very classy. All in all, a great experience that I would repeat.
Cons: Check in took a bit longer than required although they were gracious enough to let me in prior to formal check in times.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was the most beautiful hotel we have stayed at. Everything was amazing, from the rooms, the view, the staff and the breakfast.
Cons: Tv would have been nice when escaping the heat in the middle of the day but I get that it’s not the style they are going for.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and views are great, right on the beach, design and furniture wonderful, very comfortable bed and sheets, and the staff friendly and attentive
Cons: A few small details like the doors were a struggle to open, the pool tiles were loose and sharp and the pool wasn’t available for 1.5 out of 3 days let it down. I could have overlooked these but unfortunately I got food poising on the first night and the management struggled to believe me, which really ruined the experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel faces the best beach in Ahangama. It is really quiet and it’s beautiful to only be able to hear the sound of the ocean. The bed is very comfortable and the interiors are stunning.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing,Amazing,Amazing!!!!!! The place,the location,all was perfect!!
9.5 Excellent
Cons: Many room doors are distorted, and it takes a lot of effort to shut down. Also, the hotel pool is too small
8.0 Excellent
Pros: located directly at beautiful beach with own green terrace above the beach. Food was very good (breakfast and dinner). Staff was very friendly. Nice style of hotel in modern architecture. WiFi works good. Netflix available in TV room. Beautiful view from the rooms over the sea. Hotel very clean all over.
Cons: TV only in directors suite; otherwise only available in shared TV room. Pool is an old 40 feet shipping container and therefore a bit small. Hotel rates very high, especially in high season. Airport transfer organised by hotel costed 120$ but driver only received 30$.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: design, ambience, staff, quality of food
Cons: they charged me much more, then it supposed to be... because they have their “special internal currency rate” price is 20 percent higher, then they put on a booking.com
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything! The food was amazing, especially the pineapple jam served at breakfast! The view from the rooms were spectacular and the staff were the sweetest people I’ve ever met. It felt like home.
Cons: Loved everything
9.3 Excellent
Pros: We came to this hotel for its design and it didn't disappoint. It looks amazing and has a great view from the room to the ocean. The beach is nice and great for surfing, with a surfing school right in front. The food could be better, but since there is an amazing restaurant right in front of the hotel, made our stay even more perfect.
Ocean Crest - Ahangama - Building
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9.1 Excellent (80 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ocean Crest in Ahangama, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Stilt Fisherman. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location, right on the beach with a great pool and friendly staff. We will be back here! Great value for money.
7.5 Good
Cons: No surfboard racks
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were great. They did anything to help, organised me a cooking class on site. Other guests had a birthday and they got them cake without asking. Location is really good for surf. Looks over a wave that is for intermediate surfers. I found there was everything you could need in the room- hair dryer, books and magazines, lots of little touches felt like home
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location, right on the quite part of the beach, the big pool is a bonus. The view from our balcony was magnificent. The place was spotless. Staff were nice and friendly. They served us a very nice coffee and tea at breakfast. If you like yoga , try a lesson with Zoey (the yogi from New Zealand) she is a good teacher. We actually had the place for ourselves when we were there !!
Cons: Breakfast was so so, not many selection. And there was no tea and coffee maker in the room. I was told on the last day that this can be arranged up on the request of the guest !!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice location, very helpful personnel and cute design.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Really friendly, helpful staff, nothing was too much to ask for. Extremely clean. Room serviced every day. Surf break straight out the gates. Great pool 13m Good security. Clean comfortable day beds over looking the beach.
Cons: Nothing, really enjoyed this property.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: All good! Great service and superb location for surfers!
Cons: A bit overpriced
10.0 Excellent
Pros: From the first minute we felt like being home. The manage and his stuff is super welcoming and helps with everything. I can not recommend this place enough and I would always come back. Thank you so much of everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: From the moment we checked in until the moment we left our family of five was treated like family! Thank you so much for a wonderful Christmas holiday. Wonderful food-nothing was too much trouble-even making gluten free pancakes for our son. The beds were comfortable, wifi and air con great, all spotlessly clean and the team of staff are so kind. With a fantastic surf beach 200m to the right at the end of the garden and a great beach shack that rents surf boards for less than £2 an hour it makes for a perfect family holiday. Lots to do in the area and Sanath the manager sorts out tuk tuks or transport as required! Thanks for a great Christmas, we will definitely be back!!
Cons: It would be nice to have drawers/shelves for clothes in bedroom and tea/coffee making facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning location, staff wonderful, very helpful and friendly , fantastic food
Cons: Nothing a very so vial
Lasindu Guest - Ahangama - Building
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9.7 Excellent (21 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Lasindu Guest is offering accommodation in Ahangama. Both private parking and free WiFi are accessible at the guest house. At Lasindu Guest, the rooms are equipped with a seating area. Hikkaduwa is 38 km from the accommodation, while Galle is 18 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is awesome. I stayed there for three whole weeks and I am happy about every single day. I feld very comfortable and welcome from the first moment and was very sad to leave at the end of my stay. The whole family is so lovely and made me feel home as much that I want to come back as soon as possible. The food is outstanding delicious, no matter what you order. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, I tried it all and it was better than at any other place. I can't imagin any better place to stay in Sri Lanka.
Cons: There was nothing that I did not like, except that it was very sad to leave.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Overwhelmed by Ami's & his family's hospitality. From the moment we arrived we felt at home right away. Especially the following exceeded our expectation: - tucked away from the main road yet super close to Kabalana beach which offers sun beds to hire, small beach cafes and board rental so perfect for a lazy beach day - <10min walking distance to surf school sri lanka which is where I joined a course during our stay - house and the surroundings felt very safe, would recommend also to solo female travelers, with Ami or his wife being constantly around to help with whatever is needed - very nice room and very clean offering plenty of space for 2 people + also the option to store surf boards and dry your swimsuits outside and also enjoy breakfast/lunch/dinner outside - super cheap rental of a brand new scooter - mind blowing food and huge portions cooked by Ami's wife, def. ask for a jackfruit curry for dinner! All in all the best home stay we have stayed at - would highly recommend to anyone staying in Anhangama/Kabalana!
Cons: n/a
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Really kind family, nice breakfast and great room.
Cons: The whole room starts shaking when a train passes by.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely family and great location
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The kindness of the family is a very positive point. They smiled and speak well. They can arrange some service or tour. The room is confortable and we had our own bathroom. The breakfast is very good (fruits, eggs and tea) and can be served early in the morning (to go surf after). The beach is at 200m and there are many restaurants.
Cons: The place is nice, so perhaps the noise of the train just next the house.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely family that runs the guesthouse. They help you with everything you need. The room was the cleanest we have had so far in Sri Lanka, very big and mosquito free. We also ate a delicious home made rice and curry. We rented the motorbike with them, and it was cheaper than in some other places. We would have stayed longer if we could! Thank you for everything :)
Cons: Everything was great.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Clean and cosy. Location is great to the beach. Very helpfull owners (advising u about all local issues, and overall feel like at home). Breakfast is simple (eggs, toasts, fruits) but very tasty and big. Can cook seafood brought by you - great homemade meal. Wi fi is speed. They have bikes (very good condition) for rent.
Cons: Keep in mind nearby railway but still not too noisy and no trains in the night bothering your sleeping. May be hot sometimes without AC but depends on the weather and your personal feelings.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly family that really wants you too have a great stay! And helps tou with any questions or trips you are planning! Clean rooms Close to the beach and surf!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lasindu guest is probably the best homestay I've ever stayed in. Ami is a perfect host and his wife Yamuna makes the best rice and curry! The room is quiet with a clean comfy bed and a good fan and mosquito net. Nice bathroom. Fair price. The vibe is great too with lots of Amis family coming and going. I know i will come back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and wekcoming family that helps you with every question! Yamna cooks the best rice&curry in Sri Lanka. Rooms are clean and comfortable.
Sun & Moon Good View Villa - Talpe - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (20 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Situated 7 km from Japanese Peace Pagoda, Sun & Moon Good View Villa offers a garden, a terrace and accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, a fireplace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bidet and free toiletries. An oven and toaster are also available, as well as a kettle. Hiking can be enjoyed nearby. Yatagala Temple is 2.7 km from the bed and breakfast, while Dalawella Beach is 1 km from the property.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely new accommodation, well laid out and nice sitting out area. Best nights sleep over many stays in Sri Lanka. Quiet neighbourhood, safe and secure. Walk to beach full of nature and culture. Owners so excited about their letting and want to ensure you have a great stay
Cons: Some may find it a little set back from the beach , it is set up a small hill. It was fine for us we walked everyday. There is a tuk tuk driver contact udes very reasonable less than £1 to the beach if you want, he took us to onward stay. Possibly breakfast could offer more, hosts are still gauging what visitors want, would we go back again, yes without hesitation
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and clean, it even had a well equipped kitchen and a really comfy bed. It‘s located a bit off the track BUT its just a 10-15 minute walk to the beach and you can easily rent a scooter for a good price or get a tuk tuk. For the yoga lovers, the beautiful Yoga Shala is very close:-) Plus the owner was really caring, kind and friendly. Everything was perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet location in a small village. There's a great view from the roof top to see the sun rise & set. It's beautiful in the morning to sit there and listen to birds waking up. The room is very spacious and clean. It's better than shown in the pictures. Owner is very nice and helping you on whatever you need. There's very nice yoga place (Sri Yoga Shala) close by.
Cons: By walking it's bit far away from restaurants etc. The owner rented out a scooter and with it was easy to get around. Upstairs' room might get bit hot but the fans are pretty effecient.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: .Suranga is the best host that I’ve ever had so far! The villa is very clean and cozy. The location is greet - 5 min to the Dalawella beach, 5 min to the grocery store and 2 min to the Sri Yoga Shala. So I definitely recommend Suranga’s villa!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Room was really nice. One of the best of our trip. Clean new, great bed. Great shower. owner was super nice, it was our friends birthday and we had a bbq on the roof top and they helped us make the bbq. Stay here it’s awesome, good value too.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Just WOW!! This was our absolute favorite place of all places we stayed at on our journey. Suranga and his sweet little family are literally the best people! We got welcomed with the biggest smile. The location was exactly what we were looking for. It’s in a wonderful local neighborhood and very peaceful. The room was beyond clean and the bed was the most comfey one we had. You even have your own kitchen and fridge! We rented a scooter which made it super easy to get around!! We loved this place so much that we stayed three nights and made it our last stop before going back home. As we had to leave at 5:30am, Suranga and his wife still prepared us a lovely breakfast and made sure everything went as planned. We would have given 15 points if possible. Overall, this place is a thousand percent recommendable and soo good value for the money!! We still can’t believe it and hope we will be back some day!! We miss it already...
9.3 Excellent
Pros: It was a very beautiful place to stay. Nice bed, very nice bathroom with pretty lights and the whole room was nice and spacious. We even had our own little kitchen so we could make our own breakfast and coffee/tea in the morning.
Cons: The location isn't bad in terms of the surroundings. It's very pretty and you have a really nice view from the roof of the building (nice to watch te stars at night). But it's quit far from the more busy part of Unawatuna and you need a tuktuk or scooter to get there. Of course you can also walk but at this time of the year it was either too hot, or too dark at night.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The owner was very nice and made sure we were comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I m traveling to Sri Lanka for holidays above 5 years, and Sun and Moon is the best place were I ever stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. This is a perfect place if you like peace and quiet after a day out by the sea. It’s self contained so you can suit yourself for food but the host (Suranga) also offers meals and is attentive to your every need whilst respecting privacy. It’s modern and clean and comfortable. A real gem of a place about 5 mins to the beach by scooter (which he also hires). Suranga genuinely cares about being a good host.
Cons: Nothing
Villa Jungle & Wiener - Habaraduwa - Building
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9.0 Excellent (70 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Facing the beachfront in Habaraduwa, Villa Jungle & Wiener has a garden and a terrace. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The accommodation features an ATM, valet parking and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, every room has a desk. At Villa Jungle & Wiener, the rooms include air conditioning and a private bathroom. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a à la carte breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire is available at Villa Jungle & Wiener. Hikkaduwa is 33 km from the hotel, while Galle is 13 km from the property.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent boutique hotel on the beach. Exceeded our expectations in every respect. Beautifully appointed rooms . Hot water at all times. What more can you ask for. Train station less than 200metres away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was one of the biggest, most luxurious places we stayed. The bathroom was huge, as well as the room! The garden in front is lovely! Koggala beach is vast and magical! Def recommended for a day or two during anyone’s trip to Sri Lanka !
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had a great stay and owner is very helpful! Superb beach, good food anf friendly staff
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location on beach. Good south facing balcony and large, clean and comfortable rooms.
Cons: Restaurant was closed because it was the Full Moon holiday - so check dates before you go! Happily, there was another restaurant just along the beach who were open, otherwise it might have been difficult!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Own beach front on koggala beach. This is a very quiet beach area away from noisy tourists but with enough services around that are in walking distance. The room is really big with hot water. Restaurant was good, ate alot there as there aren't many options around. Unawatuna beach is 15 mins away by tuk tuk for a more lively vibe and the area has much more to offer in terms of food.
Cons: Upon arrival I was surprised that the room doesn't actually have a beach view even though it has it's own beach front. This is due to the small garden in front of the Villa. When I brought this up and said that this is false advertising the owner said you can cancel and leave! Was shocked as I've never met a rude soul in Sri Lanka! He was ok the rest of the stay not as welcoming as others though.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Very nice beach. Restaurant with very good local cuisine!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location to enjoy Kogala beach and at the same time 20 minutes far from Galle by Tuk Tuk. Big room confortable and clean and very kind staff.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and helpfull staff. Good food. Very good room.
Cons: The wawes were to big to swim. But only 3 kilometers away there was a good place to do snorkling.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The very best accomodation in Sri Lanka! Great location right on the beach. Rooms are clean and super spacious. The owner and all the staff are really nice and helpful people. Very good beach restaurant it is worth to have dinner at (don’t go anywhere else, the best rice & curry is right here! And btw if you ask no spicy they really cook no spicy unlike other places :) They might warn you not to go to the ocean because of strong currents but don’t worry if you don’t go too far you can have some fun in waves.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice and spacious and airy. Nice cool temperature without the aircon. Very quiet and peaceful
Cons: Food at the restaurant was not great
Lilly House - Talpe - Building
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9.8 Excellent (16 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, Lilly House offers accommodation located 200 metres away from the Thalpe Beach and 11 km from Galle. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a sofa seating area with a kitchenette, a bedroom and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. It offers a terrace. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkeling and fishing. Unawatuna is 5 km from Lily House.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic place outside of Unawatuna (ca. 5km). Very relaxed and perfect to calm down for some days. We really enjoied our stay and would recomend it to everyone :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really as close to perfect as you could ask for. Dominique and Manjula have to be the perfect hosts, there when you need them, as helpful as you could possibly ask for and the best cooks in Sri Lanka. Breakfast was absolutely amazing with fabulous fresh fruit and amazing cooked food. Only the best and freshest ingredients - Bloody Fantastic!!!! I had been having a real coffee drought so it was a great delight to also have the best coffee in Sri Lanka with breakfast. We persuaded our hosts to cook us dinner one night and it was by far the best single meal we had in our time in Sri Lanka. The beach, about 150 metres down a flat street, was breathtaking. We had it to ourselves and it was perfect. The cleanest water and sand we have experienced outside Australia. Lilly House is set in a beautiful tropical garden with abundant wild life; an incredible variety of beautiful birds, squirrels, monkeys - who just came to visit the once and were very polite, quiet and stayed in the trees, a fine looking Lace Monitor and Dominique and Manjula's very well trained dog and cats. The accommodation is perfect with a large, really comfortable bed in a large bedroom. A huge bathroom with a fabulous shower. The sitting area/kitchen was ideal with plenty of room if you wanted to stay inside (although a fan or air con would have taken this area from a 9 to a 10 out of 10). The outside porch come living room, where we spent virtually all our time, is just perfect - a great dining table for leisurely breakfasts and that amazing dinner, two brilliant lounging chairs and a huge day bed for reading/relaxing and a fabulous spot to watch the incredible varied visiting wildlife. Manjula also has a tuk-tuk so it was really simple to get a ride into Galle which is a fabulous city just 10 Kms from Lilly house with lots of history and beautiful buildings, some fascinating museums, restaurants and great shopping.
Cons: More time to spend here - Sri Lankan heaven.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners went out of there way for us. Good bird life in and around the property. The breakfast was very good ,different everyday. Fabulous.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lilly House is an idyllic bungalow situated within the tranquil gardens of Dominique and Manjula's lovely house! The bungalow was the most modern and clean place we stayed in Sri Lanka. The breakfast each morning was a scrumptious feast that left you full for most of the day! We saw so much wildlife in the garden including monkeys which we enjoyed watching from our patio. The bungalow is walking distance to some 'wild' beaches - perfect if you want a true Sri Lankan beach but it is also a tuk tuk ride away from Unawatuna and Galle if you are looking for more tourist life. We loved our stay at Lilly House, it was the perfect end to our holiday.
Cons: There are quite a lot of mosquitoes around so make sure you take spray!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A little corner of paradise, comfortable and well equipped with a magnificent garden full of wildlife. A little off the beaten track, but Mandula is always on hand to take you wherever you want to go. He took us to a beautiful deserted beach with some shade and a good restaurant and to nearby temples through lovely countryside. Dominique and Mandula are the most gracious hosts, the breakfasts were varied and plentiful. Nearby Unawatuna is a great village with some notable restaurants and a slightly “ hippyish” feel to it. Sri Lanka is a lovely place with the most friendly people of anywhere that I have visited and our stay at Lilly house was the icing on the cake.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Words can not describe! It is a private bungalow in an amazing garden! We spent much moore timed then planned in our really nice an comfortable outdoor area. The breakfast is amazing! It has everything you need and moore, and they will go out of your way to assist in any mather. Also they are so easy to talk with and likeable, good chats about life in sri lanka! Highly recommended!
8.8 Excellent
Cons: Unfortunately we misunderstood the location, we thought that it was right on the beach.The info says that it is 50 m from the beach which is not so . It is situated in the village in a beautiful garden setting close to the beach. Dominique and Manjula were wonderful hosts who accomodated our change in plans. Thank you for your hospitality kindness and the delicious breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Dominique and Manjula were amazing hosts! Lilly House is beautiful with a really lovely garden and veranda to watch the many birds and wildlife going about their daily activities. Best breakfasts we had in Sri Lanka and the personal touches were really nice. The local beach is 2 mins walk away and is to die for!
Cons: We liked everything!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was excellent and staff was very friendly.
Mellow Hostel Sri Lanka - Ahangama - Building
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8.8 Excellent (98 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Mellow Hostel Sri Lanka features free bikes, garden, a bar and shared lounge in Ahangama. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a shared kitchen and room service, along with free WiFi. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and valet parking. At the guest house, each room includes a desk. At Mellow Hostel Sri Lanka, each room is fitted with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Continental and American breakfast options are available daily at the accommodation. Mellow Hostel Sri Lanka offers a terrace. You can play table tennis at the guest house, and bike hire is available. Hikkaduwa is 38 km from Mellow Hostel Sri Lanka, while Galle is 18 km away.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Clean room with ac, a big bed and a good shower! Restaurant and bar on site so you can eat and get a beer too, which can be difficult in Sri Lanka! Also opposite Kabalana beach, which is by far the best for surf and just for chilling on.
Cons: Nothing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Place was fantastic new restaurant on site was fab- Just location for non surfer's was not ideal Place was very quiet. But this was not a reflection on the property
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is perfect!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: This hostel was very cozy! The staff were really friendly, and even though there were very few guests, there was a nice atmosphere. The bunks were very cool. And the food and coffee in the restaurant is awesome.
Cons: The rooms were quite humid, so my mattress was a bit damp. Also, the bean bags could do with a wash. Otherwise great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing dorm rooms, super comfortable with great little areas for your personal stuff. Bathroom was very nice and all the staff were great, especially the owner Deniz, very helpful.
Cons: Nothing, I loved everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow What a fantastic place to stay. Meet super nice people have a great time together. Repeat until you have to leave. Mr Deniz and the whole crew are genuinely lovely, helpful, welcoming people. Definitely stay here, bring your own good vibes to share with the rest!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are exquisite with amazing bathrooms (rain shower), comfy beds and beautiful interior design. Cooking is fun due to a well equipped kitchen. Homey vibes.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I'm so glad that I chose Mellow for my vacation! I was travelling alone and ended up not being alone thanks to amazing people I met at Mellow :) It was very clean and comfy too - I'll be coming back for sure.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mellow Hostel was above expectation. the dorm was amazing with a really comfortable bunk bed and air conditioning. The atmosphere is great. you can meet with nice people and if you are looking for a place to chill, you are at the right spot as well. The location is great, just few steps to the beach. There is kitchen and also a restaurant with delicious foods, and should add this; the best coffee in Ahangama. Deniz, the owner, is a great guy who make this place home for everyone. so i can definitely recommend to stay at Mellow.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this place, the vibe, the facilities, the location, the people. It was a perfect stay. I've never stayed in a dorm so clean, so comfy and one that has such good air con. The beds are also made in a way that makes you feel like you really have your own privacy as they are concrete beds. The location of the hostel is so good for surfers, its right opposite a beach. One that you people can learn to surf in the white water, or one you can surf at if you are an advanced surfer too. Or if you walk 5-10 minutes down the road there are even more surfing spots for all different levels of surfers, with lots of places to hire boards. The hostel is 5 minutes from the closest town where you can get cheap food and groceries. Mellow has a kitchen for you to cook in with your friends as well, and many places to chill out/socialise, indoors or outdoors. The price of the rooms may seem a bit on the pricey side, but its worth it for the extra comfort (such as hot water) and all the benefits you get from staying at Mellow. Everyone here is so welcoming and accepting of all kinds of travellers. This is the first place I've stayed travelling alone and it turned out to be perfectly suited for me.
Cons: No criticism to give.
Tharanga Surfing Villa - Ahangama - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (105 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tharanga Surfing Villa in Ahangama, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Stilt Fisherman. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Property needed some repairs in places but staff very good
Cons: Sliding door to balcony needed replacing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great place for small groups of friends/family. The lady cook and the service team were so very helpful. From the point on confirming the booking they offered options and assistance.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The staff did make every effort to accommodate us, but there just wasn't a suitable option for our family. Thankfully, we were able to cancel the last two nights of our booking and move someplace else, although the single night rate we paid was a bit pricey, but we agreed to pay it to get out of the rest of the booking. The outdoor garden area was lovely, and it was right on the beach (and the beach is gorgeous!)
Cons: We arrived late in the evening and were disappointed at the quality of the rooms. They smelled musty, were minimally furnished and had small manky rugs on the floors. We had booked two rooms for us and our daughters, but they were so far apart it was very unsuitable for a family (our room entrance was facing the beach, while theirs was up a flight of stairs from the back of the building, just feet away from a very busy road.) It was too late to find alternative accommodation so we spent one night in a suite (two connected rooms), which was the third option we were offered. The breakfast was not very good, with limited options (not vegan friendly). When booking on booking.com we always consider the rating, which was an 8.8 for this place at the time of our visit. I wouldn't rate it above a 5 personally. It may be a good option for young or single folks on a surfing holiday who want cheap accommodation in a convenient location, but not so great for a family, or those who want a higher standard accommodation. They also use a bunch of stock photos of the beach in their promotional photos, and I think that could be a red flag for properties, as we visited a lot of other options when looking to change, some of which had the same photos on their pages.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice clean rooms! Great breakfast and good staff. Not far to the beach.
Cons: The WiFi didn’t really work
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome stay at Tharanga surfing villa ! The wide room is clean, lovely balcony - more like a terrasse indeed - with seaview. Perfect location on the beach, just in front of the surf spot. Very good breakfast and very friendly staff.
Cons: Only regret : not to have stay longuer
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful garden with straight entrance to the beach and surf spot! Spacious room with balcony and sea view, very comfy and clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The guys working here went above and beyond for me during my stay. When I was hungry all I had to do was ask for food and I always received a positive reaction. Plus the food tasted great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Just located in front of the ocean, calm&quiet. The manager Gamini cooked has a Chef.
Cons: Nothing
4.3 Okay
Pros: Worst we had
Cons: Room right on highway. Door rattled when trucks passed. TV didn't work. AC didn't work. Needed fixing. No water at times. EFTPOS didn't work. Poor breakfast. No tea or coffee facilities. Power points dodgy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was fantastic , literally right on the beach , the beach was beautiful. The rooms were big, bright, clean and the beds were super comfy. My kids rated the WiFi as best we had in Sri Lanka. The staff were so friendly , helpful and welcoming , they could not do enough for us and were brilliant with my kids and me and my husband. All trips organised were brilliant and a good price. There were 7 of us travelling , ages from 3 yrs old up to 45!!! And Tharanga suited us all. We all loved our stay here. Gamini the manager and Kasun the owner were fantastic as were all the staff.
Cons: Nothing
Abberny Villa - Ahangama - Building
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9.4 Excellent (16 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Abberny villa is located in Midigama. It is very beautiful antique one. Featuring free WiFi, Abberny villa offers pet-friendly accommodation in Midigama, 10 km from Koggala Airport. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. A flat-screen TV is provided. Bike hire and car hire are available at this guest house and the area is popular for diving & surfing. We can provide separate rooms or entire property(3 bedroom villa with kitchen & Lining room) Welcome.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The hosts are amazing and you can feel like part of the family. We were taken care too much, bfast and lunch was the best, fresh, tasty and huge we ever had in Sri Lanka! We received many advices exploring around as well as entertainment classes of making the local tea and cinnamon from real tree. Father and mother are best presenters of Sri Lanka and son has amazing communication and English skills. Many thanks for lovely and warm hosting! They also have a house on a tree!!!!
Cons: The time we visited, there was no hot water in our room. For cooler water lovers it should be ok.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast is a feast ! The family is kind and very helpful. The garden is beautiful laid back and full of birds, squirrels and a monkey now and then. It’s a true hidden paradise
Cons: I couldn’t think of a downside of this lovely place
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Abberny Villa is a garden paradise! The house is tucked 10-15 minutes walk away from the beach, and is set in the most beautiful family home with an incredible garden. We felt like family and met a lot of lovely people here! Also, the food was incredible, all sourced from their own garden. A very peaceful and very warm atmosphere. We wish we could of stayed for even longer!
Cons: Nothing, it’s perfect!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: A very authentic family hosted Sri Lankan guesthouse At a very nice location inside a little jungle like forest with birds, monkeys and squirrels sharing their space with you.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: This place in general was quite amazing. Probably my most favorite place we've stayed in Sri Lanka. The family was very very nice and took the time to sit with us and have real conversations. The house and the yard was unreal. So much to see and all of the nature and wild life was right there in the yard with us. For us, it was exactly what we wanted
Cons: There was nothing wrong with this place!!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A special place! Abberny Villa is a lovely villa set in a grove of trees full of birds, monkeys, lizards and other wildlife about 5 minutes drive to Midigama beach. The family at Abberny Villa have a genuine warmth of heart and generosity of spirit - and at the same time are very customer/service orientated - they really aim to stand out from the rest in what they offer - which makes for a great customer experience. Each new customer is greeted with some homemade lemonade and a tray of treats to eat. Breakfast is always a huge feast of mixed fruits, Sri Lankan curry & rice, and eggs and bread. Often with an extra sweet treat like banana roti. And the vegetable curries are delicious - again often with 3/4 dishes...plus a couple of different types of roti...and sometimes an extra treat like dhal fried patties. All the meals we had were always varied - so if you're staying there for a longer time you don't get bored of having the same thing every day. I get up early in a morning to do yoga and the first morning there was a tray of coffee/tea/spices waiting for me for when I'd finished - without my asking for it - and this was the same for the next week that we stayed there. When we arrived we were told that the family likes guests to become a part of the family for the time of their stay at Abberny - and they certainly aim to give guests an experience to remember. Tatta. amma, Nerenga, Neehsa.....it was a pleasure to spend some time with you all and thank you so much for a beautiful time spent in your special place. We very much hope to see you all again one day!
Cons: If there is anything to say on the downside it is that the rooms lead onto either a shared sitting room or verandha. So if you want to go to bed early there can be some noise from other guests. But this is just the nature of staying in a villa and a good pair of ear plugs does the trick.
Insight resort - Ahangama - Bedroom
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8.5 Excellent (551 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Ahangama, Insight resort is by the sea, a 5-minute drive from Koggala Lake and 8 minutes from Weligama Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.3 Good
Pros: Beautiful property, lovely pool and view. Staff were also very lovely and helpful.
Cons: We didn’t like the location, there is no restaurants or things to do outside the hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our weekend-stay that included friends and families totalling around 35 was truly magnificent from every angle. From the point of Arrival to the Departure, dilani was very professional and totally committed in her approach to make us really comfortable with absolute attention to detail. Though she is the Front Office Manager, she did not confine herself only to that role but was passionately accountable to our overall stay to make it an excellent experience! The food was brilliant and exceeded our expectations. Chef supun was incredible and ever enthusiastic to make our dining experiences truly sumptuous. He amply demonstrated during our stay that he is a 'solution provider' than an 'excuse giver' with a great attitude and relationship building skill. His leadership skills are quite admirable! Nishan, the F&B Manager did a great job too and was amazingly accommodating and responsive to make us feel really comfortable. Dilani, Supun and Nishan are great assets to the Hotel! Generally speaking, the staff are very friendly and customer focussed at all times. Chanaka (Animator), Bar Staff (sorry can't remember the name/s) deserve special appreciation for their fantastic dedication. Well Done Guys.....!!!
Cons: It was evident to most of our group that one or two staff members were 'pulling the side down'. Instead of 'adding value' to the common cause they were 'taking away value' from it! Though it was not detrimental to our stay (because of the brilliant work of 99% of the staff), this minority need to be dealt with by way of further training / attitudinal adjustments etc. before it infect the good people - a task for the Senior Management of the Hotel!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The hotel staff are so nice. I remember the last night, I was back later and feel hungry about 22:30pm, they still could help me to cook the nice dinner for me, even though the master chef had slept...
Cons: a lot of mosquito bited me at room, I can't sleep well.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A good friend of us recommended this place. Thanks. It was great!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely property and amazingly wonderful staff! My son loved the pool and facilities! Great stay!
Cons: Excerpt for some mosquitoes, everything else was great!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Bed is comfortable, view amazing and pool is perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Second visit within a year. The hotel is that much impressive. Rooms ,foods , pool, beach are super awesome. Can get a relaxing dip in both sea and pool. Lady manager was helpful and accept a late check out at no cost. If sun beds are directed to beach side and beach swings are provided that would multiply the attraction. Will come again.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very good sri lanka breakfast
Cons: i think there were some bed bugs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff at Insight were incredibly attentive and friendly. The beach area and fresh water pool were exquisitely maintained. It is the perfect beach getaway in the Galle area.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything is OK with.
The Nuga House - Ahangama - Building
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8.7 Excellent (58 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Nuga House in Ahangama, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Stilt Fisherman. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a 24-hour front desk.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly hosts, good location and very nice rooms.
3.3 Mediocre
Pros: Rooms are okay, location is close to the beach.
Cons: Our overall experience with the Nuga House is very negative. At our arrival we were more or less ignored and didn’t get the feeling we were welcome. The owner and his friends/family we’re constantly hanging around in the restaurant, busy with themselves, loud (also with loud music) and didn’t have an eye for their guests. Our room was close to a machine who made a constant noise all the time. The room itself is okay. Bathroom pretty moist with ants all over the wall. Air conditioning didn’t work properly. The water in the swimming pool looked pretty “milky” with only two beds available. Also there are two dogs on the property who are peeing on the floor in the restaurant, not really hygienic. Because of a double booking we made for the same period we decided, based on our experiences, to move to our other hotel. The owner, Avi, promised to put the room for the remaining 6 nights on Booking.com to see if he could rent it. The room never got on booking.com because of a technical issue (?). To be honest I don’t really believe this argument and I think he was happy to see us leave. It costs us an 500 euro’s. Also, the total price we were charged was almost 80 euro higher than was in the confirmation from booking.com. Overall I wouldn’t recommend Nuga House. There are way better options in the Ahangama area.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: This amazing little guest house is just two minutes from wonderful beaches and surf spots. Compared to many other hotels in the region, it‘s quite and has a unique atmosphere. The staff is very caring, serves excellent Israeli food, and they offer yoga classes twice a day. They have a nice pool, clean houses with AC and you can feel the nice spirit of the owners.
Cons: Bathrooms have little windows and high humidity. But you don‘t sleep in it ;)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibes. Perfect place for surfing vacation in Sri Lanka, just a short walk from the amazing Kabalana Beach. Helpful staff with great knowledge in surfing and of the area.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very beautiful property, stylish rooms, nice atmosphere and super friendly hosts. The location is perfect for surfing, just 2 minutes walk to the best spot for both pros and beginners. They also serve delicious Israeli food and do yoga classes, so there’s basically everything you could dream of during vacation in one place)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved our stay at The Nuga House! Our stay was only for 1 night and towards the end of our trip so we thoroughly enjoyed the chance to relax in our little villa. There was air con, the bed was huge and comfortable. The bathroom and bath were divine, concrete and open plan but also had mosquito screens so we could leave the window open as well! We treated ourselves to both dinner and dessert and the shakshouka was to die for. Couldn’t recommend Nuga House more, the owners had local surf knowledge and were so friendly too. Thanks for having us! We’ll be back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful rooms and property. The rooms have been very well-designed, plenty of storage, large bathroom and comfortable beds. There is a really nice pool which receives shade and is the perfect place to relax with a book in the afternoon. The food coming from the kitchen is outstanding, especially all of the bread.
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: The exit
Cons: The last place you would like to spend your vacation at. My expensive music equipment was stolen from me 5 min after I arrived to The nuga house's gate. The manager refused to check for evidence of theft in the security footage. Just because I'm. Black. (African origin) and yes, he said it. Do yourself a big favor and go to the other hotels/motels around. There are a lot of other good and professional places u would rather spend your time and money at. Like: South star hotel which is located 1 minute walk east of the hideous Zibi nuga house. Owned by great people from Russia. Sena villa which is 5 minute walk toward the beach and the nuga Zibi house. Owned by awesome locals. Or samee's place 1 minute walk west of the nuga house. Also owned by awesome locals. Enjoy Sri Lanka and learn from other people's mistakes to save yourself good precious time. And money. Mys T
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place to stay, nice big rooms very comfortable bed, cool yoga place, nice food. All you need in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay was perfect !!! Hotel run by very kind and nice people, the owner, her daughter, friends... everybody was so kind ! Very good food, nice atmosphere The room was very clean and so the bathroom Very nice decoration Very nice beach within 5 min walk
Why House - Talpe - Bedroom
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9.8 Excellent (10 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Why House in Unawatuna, you'll be a 4-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 9 minutes from Jungle Beach. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was extremely comfortable. The service was fantastic - Aruna was very helpful and obliging. Excellent quality of food as well.
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: I was warmly welcomed and made to feel very much at home, which was particularly nice as a single traveller. The garden, pool and house are a little piece of paradise on earth. The people who work there are very attentive but not overbearing. He food is delicious with a wide menu.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about this place is fabulous, the food, the staff, the whole overall beauty of it and the host is now a personal friend after having stayed there many times over the last 5 years
Cons: There is nothing to dislike - it’s simply the best experience you will have in a hotel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful gardens and pool. Very comfortable bed and room. Wonderful food and lovely staff!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious food , attentive , courteous staff . Abundant local knowledge .
Casa Gulio - Ahangama - Building
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9.3 Excellent (14 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Casa Gulio provides beachfront accommodation in Ahangama. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi. The accommodation provides airport transfers, while a bicycle rental service is also available. An Italian breakfast is available daily at the hotel. Hikkaduwa is 40 km from Casa Gulio, while Galle is 20 km away.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Jude is a wonderful host. The room was clean and a good standard for Sri Lanka. I had no issues during my stay and the Italian food is also good.
Cons: The wifi didn't work the entire time I was there. I didn't complain about this because I bought a local sim (very cheap data) and used this instead.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very clean new place, nice and kind hosts! Everything was nice. Thank you very much:)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything you need Gulio will get you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I had a great time in casa gulio, i spent one week and everything was great, the staff were so kind and helpful, the location very good, the food was amazing, im looking foward to come back.
Cons: nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very affordable, good light breakfasts
Cons: It’s a little noisy from the road traffic (early in the morning). But you know it’s on a road when you book so it’s expected.