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Ananya Beach Resort - Tangalla - Building
1
9.6 Excellent (712 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ananya Beach Resort in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel in the middle of nowhere, far from the main roads. If you want to relax and have the beach almost just for you this is the place. I did walks of around 5km and just seen dogs and crabs. Close to Ananya Beach Resort there are just few small bungalows or villas. During our stay in June (low season) we were the only guests. Just few restaurants around which were closed so good to have your own transport not to be dependent on the hotel restaurant which by the way is also good. Road to the hotel is not asphalted so by prepared, it's bumpy :). Very good breakfast - try Sri Lanka one, we could not eat everything, big portions, excellent fruits. View from the room awesome!!! Staff very helpful and kind. Rooms clean. I would definitely come back to this hotel. Unfortunately during our stay ocean was too rough to swim so the only option was swimming-pool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best Part of our holiday was here. Great hotel, great location and brilliant staff. Would definitely recommend to future visitors in the area. Very quiet also which was nice for us.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The property was beautiful and the staff were really attentive. The pool area was unresolved and the pina coldas and mojitos were fantastic. The restaurant over looked the pool and the balcony facing the ocean was so lovely to relax on.
Cons: The only downside is that it is a fair way out of Tangalle and the road out the front is difficult to drive down
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The location is unreal! If you are looking for a deserted beach with no one on it and you don’t mind a little wind, paradise has been found! Quiet and lovely stay. Recommend using the bikes to explore the community. Highly recommend!
Cons: We had to leave and a little windy as we were there off season in August.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved everything. We had big expectations, but it was even better.The rooms were huge and the view just perfect. The pool was fantastic and the beach so beautiful. We enjoyed walking to the laguna and beyond. The breakfast was big and tasty - and the waitress was very attentive and changed it a bit when he noticed that the children didnt like some of it. We enjoyed eating dinner there too. Which was fair priced. All the staff was really nice and helpful and smiling. Even when it was raining it was a great place to stay. We stayed 3 nights and could easily have stayed longer. Thank you.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was good ! The hotel is very quiet, clean, with a amazing view. The swimming pool was perfect and so was the beach. We loved the breakfast that you can order in the room !
Cons: Sometimes, we had to wait just a little bit too much time for the food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect. It's a beautiful property with an amazing clean private beach. The food was excellent and the rooms are super clean and comfortable. Highly recommend this place and will love to stay there again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff and owner were fantastic, did their jobs fantastically well and very unobtrusive. The location is amazing even in off season. The pool was stunning! I stayed in a sea view room it was spectacular. The bedding, mattress, pillows were world class. I am running out of superlatives to describe this hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were there for 5 nights. The staff is very friendly and the service is amazing. There is wifi at the beach and the food is excellent. This place is perfect for a gateway vacation.
Buckingham Place - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (289 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Buckingham Place in Tangalle, you'll be on the waterfront, just steps from Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a fantastic hotel - such a beautiful setting right next to the turtle beach. Food is absolutely amazing and the animals on the property are sure to make you smile!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything absolutely amazing we really enjoyed our stay there
Cons: There was nothing we didn't like
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing locations, views, and pool. Amazing staff and attention to details. Excellent breakfast!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is a tranquil oasis with the most wonderful staff who assist you in every way possible. The food is delicious and the breakfast that is included is exceptional! A truly magical place to stay!
Cons: There was nothing we did not like but perhaps some music in the spa could add to the atmosphere.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: a great hotel, nice view, beautiful room
Cons: nothing,
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved everything. The service was amongst the best I’ve ever come across and the food was Devine. Absolute luxury with a keen eye on what the customer wants.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked the beautiful infinity pool, excellent service from the entire staff (Kalpa, Malwyn), chats with the owner - Nick, our spacious and comfortable room, fantastic restaurant and daily changing menu, special chocolate cake for our wedding anniversary, super wifi, reasonable price, beautiful setting with many birds, monkeys and "home-grown"peacock Gene and horse Rocky. We are also impressed by the resort's innovative way of doing business, focus on the environment - no plastic utilities f.ex drinking straws, and spreading the environmental ideas to the local community.
Cons: We cannot find any failure with this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed here during our honeymoon and it was wonderful. The rooms were huge and beautifully decorated. One of the best things about this hotel was how relaxed it was, it somehow manages to be luxurious without being pretentious which meant we felt very welcome. The attention to detail was second to none. It was perfect!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place. We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon and the staff made a special effort to make our stay memorable. The hotel is ran by Nick Buckingham who also lives at the hotel. We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing break. The food here was also incredible and the unlimited breakfast was an absolute winner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff! The food! The location!
Taru Villas -Mawella - Tangalla - Building
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9.6 Excellent (115 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Taru Villas -Mawella in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Dickwella Beach and Tangalle Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service!
Cons: The sand flys for the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location on Mawella beach was amazing. The staff were fantastic. The accommodation was the best and the food was also great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day at this wonderful place. The villa is beautiful and the setting is out of this world. The sea out the front of the property is perfect for swimming and the water is clear and warm. What really sets this place apart though is the service. They made Christmas so special for us and we can’t wait to come back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is magic! If you are looking for relax, privacy,exclusivity and beauty, this is the place. Our room with a private pool was huge! You can have a private dinner or go to the Taru Tangalle Social restaurant, the other property just next to Taru Mawella. Every single detail is just perfect! The food is so good!!!! The garden, the flowers the huge trees are unbelievable! Congratulation to Heshan, the manager, for his kindness and smile. Congratulation to all the staff because each one of you are doing a great job for caring so well of this place and make it a small paradise. Thank you! This was for sure one of the best moment that we had in Sri Lanka.
Cons: Nothing!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: excellent service,great locations
Cons: The sand fly form the beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff Great quiet beach Atmosphere Cleanliness Beauty of the villa Great staying!
Cons: Big waves at the new year seasons
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The staff and the location
Cons: A spa on the premises
8.8 Excellent
Cons: Small property size No activity choice (except lying on beach with sun)
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in the beautiful 2 bedroom villa which was very luxurious and lovely. Great spaces all around to chill out, whether on the veranda, garden or by the pool. The food was delicious
Cons: It is quite quiet, which is great if you want a secluded break but not many other restaurants close by. It is however only a 15 minute Tuk Tuk from hirikitya which has lots of restaurants and a relaxed surfer vibe
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was beyond our expectations! we had an amazing time in Taru Villa and will definitely go back. The place was simply beautiful, clean, and the service was beyond excellent! specifically sanjeeva and sujeeva made it feel more than a five star hotel stay! And the food was fantastic! Better than any other place we ate at in Sri Lanka. The owners really know what it takes to make a guest happy. Thank you Taru for making our trip to Sri Lanka one for the books
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort - Tangalla - Building
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9.4 Excellent (1,545 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Dickwella Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is really a piece of heaven. We need some days to rest after 2 weeks visiting and travelling through the rest of the country. The last week in Sri Lanka we split between Tangalle, Mirissa and Galle. Initially we thought we will stay only 3 nights here but we booked an extra night and still we did not want to leave at all. But we had to stick to our plans although when we arrived in Mirissa ( don’t worry Mirissa is lovely too) we were thinking to coming back for 3 more nights. That much we liked it here. Everything was exceptional: services, beautiful comfortable big rooms, infinity pools, tasty breakfast with plenty of choices and excellent facilities. We swam, played table tennis, court tennis and used the gym, too. No matter where you are the views are to die for. The hotel is in the middle of a little oasis full of trees, palm trees and wildlife with exit to the Indian ocean beach with golden white sands and shadow from tall coconut trees. Also we were given early check in/ late check out. That was very welcomed.
Cons: Everything was perfect. Just a few remarks for other visitors. The staff is very willingly to please you and make sure you get best experience. Sometimes it may feel a little bit too much but we met exactly the same behavior at all our accommodations in Sri Lanka and figured out that it is more like a tradition when they have guests. It is a way to express hospitality.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely loved our stay, the staff were genuinely so kind and helpful. The resort was so beautiful and clean! The food was delicious! Perfect place for both families and couples!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: First when we arrived we had a warm welcoming. The check-in process did not take more than 3 minutes. We had a nice hotel tour with Mr. Yohan who really covered the small details, he even gave us Bose speaker so we can use it during our stay. The hotel facilities were very well maintained. We stayed in a garden view villa which had a private swimming pool. Everything concerns the villa was perfectly made & Also it was very clean. Staff were very well trained and they were so nice with us and with the other guests. If you are looking for a luxurious & relaxing 5 star hotel in Sri Lanka, this the place you want to be.
Cons: I think it would be nicer if there was some lights facing the ocean at night.
7.5 Good
Pros: Staff, ocean location, food
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Indian Chef Deepak was great and left no stone unturned in making our experience wonderful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I have already post my review as we stayed 3 nights and then extended one more. Everything is excellent and beyond!
Cons: Nothing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Was great
Cons: It’s 4 hrs from Colombo
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The spa treatment and facilities were some of the best I have experienced! The pool area was beautiful and the room perfect to relax in.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Located in beautiful gardens next to the beach the hotel was very well maintained. You are allocated your very own butler on arrival who offers to drive you around the resort in a tuk tuk. Fabulous spa with reasonably priced treatments. Staff training was excellent. Lovely pool area. All in all a fabulous week.
Cons: The hotel advertised 6 dining options however only 2 were actually open and of these only 1 was open each evening. Because of this the choice was very limited especially for a vegetarian. Whilst not the fault of the hotel the distance from the International airport means transfer time is very long. Took almost 6 hours on the way to the hotel due to the rain. Returning took 4 1/2 hours with clear conditions.
Lankavatara Ocean Retreat & Spa - Tangalla - Building
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9.4 Excellent (548 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Lankavatara Ocean Retreat & Spa in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach and 11 minutes by foot from Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. 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.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place for a beach getaway, very beautiful rooms (+we were upgraded to deluxe room for free - what a great bonus), great food and variety at the hotel restaurant. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We have also very much enjoyed the spa.
Cons: The place was a bit hard to find and we had a lot of issues with the transfer back to the airport - driver did not have necessary permits and took a very dangerous route, plus driving was generally unsafe.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very calm, friendly and helpful/accommodating. The hotel was well decorated and the breakfast was very nice. The room we got was comfortable and had an amazing view of the nearly deserted beach. This is a good place to sleep, read a book, rest and eat well.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We came to Lankavatara after an intensive week of discovering central Sri Lanka, so we hoped to chill and rest. We got everything we came for. The beach is beautiful and perfect for walks. It's very quiet. We went to a fisher's market one morning and the next day had a coffee on the beach while waiting for the sunrise. The waves were violent so we couldn't go into the ocean, but no worries, the pool is just great. The staff is nice and helped us out with some specific requests. We also rented a scooter directly from the hotel. The price seemed fair (more or less 6eur per day). The breakfast was delicious. We shared it with the squirrels that apparently love even curry. There are around 6 menus to choose from. The Sri Lankan one was great. Highly recommended!
Cons: There seems to be a constructruction starting on the land nearby, so we had a bit of noise from time to time, but I think that concerns only one room, so no problem.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful gem right on the beach. This was a great relaxing stay away from the buzz; a perfectly maintained retreat - as the name already says. Hotel staff very attentive, at the same time unobtrusive - just the way we like it. Also really enjoyed the ayurvedic treatments offered by the hotel. If you are looking for a beautiful and well managed place, this is it!
Cons: -
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A lovely hotel, with lovely staff, and secluded location. Really peaceful
Cons: Western breakfast was very bad! The worst breakfast as any hotel I have ever stayed at No bacon, no sausage., nothing. The eggs Benedict was 2 fried eggs on white bread - we laughed when it was presented
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed our stay at this lovely hotel. The pool was great and the room was spacious and comfortable. We were given a free upgrade to the ocean view room on arrival which was wonderful. We enjoyed the service of the waiter Kavinda, who made us laugh and very comfortable at meal times. The srilankan meals we had for dinner were great and the mix fruit juice was delicious!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hotel!!! We absolutely loved it here! Very clean, modern, and beautiful view. good price/ quality value! This is our favourite hotel in Sri Lanka!!! Big thanks to Chaam who is a great manager!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: We got a free upgrade when we arrived Generally very friendly staff Clean and nicely decorated rooms We appreciated the cleaning of our room each day Beautiful beach with no other people. In July, the waves were very big and it was a bit dangerous to go to the sea. There is a great restaurant located just across the street, so you are not forced to eat at the hotel, which is very secluded located.
Cons: In excess of breakfast, we only had one meal at the hotel’s restaurant. The food was actually good, but we waited close to an hour for our lunch. That’s too much. We experienced two power outages during our stay of three days. Maybe just part of the charm.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Incredible location (endless clean beach with almost no people), the most friendly personnel and for me one of the best designed hotels I have ever slept in (from architectural, landscape, interior/exterior designs), great food. Good massage too. I want to return to this paradise on Earth!:)
Cons: Shower in room No. 14 needs more pressure. In room No. 10 it is much better.:)
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful stay on a secluded beach. Beautiful hotel and warm pool in a green lush setting. Super nice staff. We had the deluxe double room with ocean view, which was very spacious, nicely decorated and comfortable, offering quiet nights. The hotel is not surrounded by many restaurants (only 1), but their menu is quite good and reasonably priced. One of our highlights in Sri Lanka and a perfect place to rest with your partner!
Cons: The sea is very rough/dangerous in summer time (July/August) like on the rest of Tangalle coast. Not possible to swim in the sea but there’s a very pleasant pool.
Seven Turtles Resort - Tangalla - Building
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9.3 Excellent (593 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Seven Turtles Resort in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: There is nothing we did not like about this place. The staff is extremely helpful, friendly and attentive. Our room had a breathtaking view over the garden beach area. The room itself is light, spacious and clean. The beach is one of the most tranquil places we have ever seen, there is hardly anyone there, it is clean, wide and bordered by tall coconut trees - it is perfect for long walks. Even though it is a very quiet place, there is still a lot to do, whether it is nature or culture you want to experience, so complete relaxation and activity can be very well mixed there. You can always ask the manager to help you organize day trips or tours. Both breakfast and dinner were delicious and varied, they have a great selection of drinks as well. The property is very well maintained and designed with care.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We love the room and view Bed was comfortable The food and drink options on the menu are very good Host and staff very welcoming
Cons: Pool area could be a bit more attractive Some light music could be nice for around the pool/bar area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super kind. They do everything for us, a lot of things what wasn’t their tasks. For example: they helped us to plan our trip in Sri Lanka and also you can rent a scooter by them etc. You can’t find better place to stay.
Cons: Nothing. Maybe they should put a net on the windows so guests could open it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice hotel on a quiet beach. We stayed in the separate bungalow and it was quite nice. Also the restaurant on the beach is charming.
Cons: The room could use a bit more light, it was a bit dark inside.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well built all rooms excellent views. Food was great. Alexander manager is such a good professional man. He looked after us like family or a friend!
Cons: Infront of hotel ocean a bit rough but near by good swimming. Pool is great and super clean.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is spectacular. The hotel is beautifully designed, stylish and comfortable, the architect paid attention to details and they did not cut corners or go cheap. The management is attentive and very hands on. I highly recommend it and will definitely return.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic find, beautiful location, peaceful, well worth the drive up local roads to get to this hidden gem. Great breakfasts too.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, very clean rooms with nice view to the ocean. Food though a little less spicy than elsewhere in Sri Lanka. Endless beaches.
Cons: Unfortunately the ocean was too rough for a safe swim. But this is something we knew it could happen. So, no big deal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: During construction of Seven Turtles in 2013, there were seven sea turtles that visited the beach. And that's where it gets its name. The property is at the end of the world. It is right on the sea side, and you will have the beach (mostly) to yourselves. We loved the design. The architect spent a couple of years in Japan, and it shows, the property is elegant and thoughtfully made. The staff is very warm. During our stay, Kirill and Alexander were very helpful. They had some great recommendations about things to do, in and around Tangalle. Outside: Beautiful fountains and gardens that are well maintained. Lounging areas away from the sea with chairs, books, and hammocks, next to the pool, and on the beach - with deck chairs and pool side loungers. They have a sea side bar. At night we would sit at the beach and look at the night sky strewn with stars. We had the beach to ourselves. If you are lucky you may spot some dolphins or whales. The pool is magnificent, we spent hours there. The sea is a bit rough. Rooms: Comfortable rooms, with all modern amenities - AC, Fridge, Safe, and Hot Water, and depending on your choice, a view of the sea or the garden.. Location: It is a little away from the city. That gives you privacy. You can get bicycles from them to explore the nearby beaches, or rent scooters to go into town. Tuk Tuk is also available. Food: Food selection is very good. You eat by the beach. We enjoyed our meals. They have both local and continental food. Ask for kitchen timings. Food is made fresh, so you need to order before hand.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hotel - very clean, beachfront , fantastic staff and beautiful rooms! Delicious food, especially at breakfast
Cons: Nothing
Green Hill Cottage - Tangalla - Building
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9.4 Excellent (151 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, Green Hill Cottage is located just 2.2 km from the famous Mulkirigala Rock Monastery and 16 Km from Mulkirigala Rock Temple. Free WiFi access is available in the public areas of the property. With a new room category with an ocean view, each room here will provide you with a seating area and work desk. There is also a dining table. Featuring a shower, private bathroom comes with a bidet and free toiletries. You can enjoy garden view from the room. At Green Hill Cottage you will find a garden, terrace and snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. The property offers free parking. The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 49 km away. You can enjoy the meals at the in-house restaurant. Room service is available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Walking distance to 2 gorgeous beaches. The host were lovely. Got to see a lot of different fauna and animals like peacocks and turtles in the property ground. Awesome pool. Breakfast was amazing and so was the Sri Lanka dinner they cooked us as well. Would stay again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is very unusual..the room is open on the top so you get the sea freeze in the room it is very nice. The breakfast was amazing..the best I had during my all travel. It was so generous with lots of traditional variety of food. The pool is lovely and location is perfect
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location close to our favourite Srilanka beach, the family who runt he cottages are lovely, and the accommodation sizeable.
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We just loved this beautiful place! When we arrived in the hot afternoon we sat at the huge swimmingpool with nice deck chairs in the wonderful breeze and were served tea ... There is a delightful garden with peacocks, the family bungalow was very spacious and beautiful. The daybeds in front of the houses are really nice. Two nice beaches are just a short walk away. Food was delicious and plenty both for breakfast and dinner. But the biggest plus are the incredibly attentive staff and hosts. Best service we had on our journey, we felt right at home.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our time here! So peaceful - apart from naughty monkeys sometimes! Great little chalet with two separate rooms, a/c worked well and the shower was good. Loved the rural feel of the place and yet it was only jut over 5 minutes in a tuktuk to Tangalle beach. No need to go there though because the dinner we had here was far better than at the restaurants. Two beaches within short walking distance 5-10 mins. We thought Goyambokka beach was nice on the first day and then we went to Silent Beach and were blown away - by far the most beautiful beach we visited in Sri Lanka and we just spent the rest of our time here. Lovely to have a swimming pool too for the hot afternoons. Amazing breakfast and we were spoilt with New Year specialities! We loved talking to the owner Mahendra, he speaks perfect English and we had some good conversations about everything. Would highly recommend this place if you are looking for somewhere quiet and are prepared to walk to the most beautiful beach - it is worth it!
Cons: It was all perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We simply loved this place and its owners. In this price range, Green hill cottage was by far the best accommodation we had in Sri Lanka. The property is vast and well maintained with a good swimming pool and many birds and lizards. Mahendra and family were great to chat with and we learnt a lot about Sri Lankan culture and communities with him.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great place with amazing hosts. Thanks!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely family, excellent food, peaceful settings with great swimming pool and lots of space to run around for children. Several restaurants accessible by foot and local beach is idyllic with a few bars.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The guest house has an amazing location in a green garden full of wildlife. Mahindra was an exceptionally accommodating host for whom nothing was too much trouble. The food was spectacular and plentiful. Our family loved our time here, this guest house is perfect for families with young children.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property was much larger than expected and was a forest/jungle of mixed natural trees and bushes. We stayed in one of the cottages which was spacious with a kettle and a fridge. We also were shown the rooms with the magnificent view over the trees to the sea. We enjoyed watching the wildlife including black faced monkeys, iguanas, squirrels, and during late afternoon magnificent birds including firebirds, woodpeckers, parakettes, and a kingfisher over the pond. The food was delicious, plentiful, and diner was very reasonably priced. The owner Mahendra and his family were friendly and looked after us so we felt at home. We also enjoyed the pool where our 6 year old grandson learnt to swim. I was able to have surfing lessons with Thilak at the nearby Unakuruwa cove for 2500 rupees per hour. As a booking.com genius this is the first stay where I have awarded a 10 out of 10. I highly recommend this homestay.
Cons: Nothing. Our stay well exceeded our expectations.
Bv Residence - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (267 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at BV Residence in Tangalle, you'll be near the beach, just a 2-minute walk from Tangalle Beach and 13 minutes by foot from Parewella Natural Swimming Area. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, by a beautiful beach. Peaceful, but still walking distance to the city. The service was excellent!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was the best accommodation I've ever stayed in. The staff was very nice and respectful, the service was irreproachable and the owner went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and made our stay unforgettable. We had dinner at the property on several nights and the food exceeded our expectations every time, it was very tasty and came in large portions. The room was clean and big with much needed AC and fan. I can't recommend this place enough! If you're considering staying here, do yourself a favor and book it right away, I promise this is the best choice you can make!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Good service, clean house and near to sea side. We had dinner in the 3rd floor which is a big balcony that we can enjoyed sea breeze and morning sunrise. The owner allowed us to stay late in the balcony, he is a very nice person. We enjoyed our stayed there. Highly recommended.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: BV Residence was fantastic. It feels brand new, it is sparklingly clean, the room is huge, the bed is very big and comfortable. The bathroom & shower was one of the best we have had in Sri Lanka. You have a balcony with a lovely view over the trees and sea. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Simply awesome. Rohan (the host) was very helpful and is a lovely man. The breakfast we had there was delicious and the property itself is fantastic. Great location (short walk from the beach & other restaurants & bars) and it is outstanding value for money. Great WiFi as well.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was excellent!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Everything was clean
Cons: The lock from our room, was not really working. No Tipps for activities at the place. Staff was not really lovely and not like a sympathetic family
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Extremely clean and airy room, wonderful view from the rooftop. Modern facilities and an excellent shower. The premises is close to the main bus station.
Cons: As other reviews have echoed here, the host is friendly at first - but extremely pushy about eating at the restaurant. I understand this comes from a good place, but as a solo traveller, the 'guilt trip' it made me feel very uncomfortable. He asked several times, even stating "You WILL eat at my restaurant!" once. This made me avoid it further. The area doesn't feel safe for solo travellers. It's a short walk from the rest of the main tangalle area with restaurants and shops. Good for couples who want seclusion and somewhere quiet though!
7.0 Good
Pros: Friendly owner who greeted us. We booked late and was checked in an hour later.
Cons: Bed was very firm
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice spacious room, very clean. Would definitelly stay again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Modern Rooms Quite Environment Delicious foods Friendly welcome & Feedback
Cons: Nothing..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is an oasis in the center of Tangalle. Close to the city centre and just 1 minute walk to the beach but it's totally quiet and relaxing. The room was nicely furnished, super comfortable and extremely clean. The staff was helpful, kind and professional and the cook just cooks delicious food. We had dinner there the only night we stayed and it was one of the best meals we had in Sri Lanka. Don't miss the chance to go there if you're around. The experience won't let you down. If we ever come back, we'll stay ib BV Residence for sure!
Cons: Everything was just perfect.
Green Parrot Hotel - Tangalla - Building
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9.4 Excellent (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tangalle, Green Parrot Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Featured amenities include 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: Such a lovely place! We spent one night over here and were totally satisfied! The food was amazing, room was tidy and spacious, hotel staff is so friendly and ready to help you with anything you need! I'd recommend this hotel if you're looking for something really nice and quite to relax from the city noise.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great deal! Thanks to owners for great holiday. Strongly recommend this hotel! Desert beaches with no people around.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really like this hotel. I'd like to stay there. Advise you this hotel. Clean and cozy. I had a great time at the hotel. The view from the windows is beautiful. The administration is very polite and smiling.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome place! Very quite. Chef Danil cook very delicious dishes. Room is very clean and spacious. Beautiful beach without beach boys. Super relax. Thanks to Ilia and Anna for great accommodation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was excellent experience! Thanks to Anna! We will come back to this place for sure! Delicious food, beautiful beach, tranquility atmosphere. Wow!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The locations is just excellent. Super quiet! Great nature around. The hotel itself is super nice and has a beautiful plants in it. The pools are perfect and so are the rooms. Everyone was so nice to us. And breakfast was one of the best we've had on our whole trip. Also you can ask about laundry service here. Was helpful for us. Special thanks to Anna for super accomodation!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place, quite new, staff has provided great service. Thanks!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A nice hotel in a quiet place located out of the city. Room was clean and well decorated, the bed was very comfy. Although the ocean was very rough during our stay, we enjoyed the on-site pool which is awesome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best places we have stayed during our vacation in Sri Lanka. Hotel is quite new and well maintained. The room is spacious and clean. Food was very delicious, thanks to chef! Since the hotel is located out of the town, the area is very quiet and relaxing. The beach was amazingly empty, so we could enjoy our romantic walks in full and nobody disturbed us. Stuff is very friendly and helpful. Will definitely come back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel! Friendly staff. Excellent food. And desert beach, nobody around, super! Relaxation.
Isana Beach House - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.3 Excellent (158 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Isana Beach House in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Dickwella Beach and Tangalle Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a library. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It is the BEST place to stay I've seen in all of Sri Lanka - both homey/cosy and boutique/with great architecture. Part of the staff is family, so I guess this also helps to maintain the feeling of home. Food is very, very good and the beach is a gem - very secluded (almost private), clean, with awesome waves (good for swimming), and real working people going into the ocean to fish at 4am. AMAZING EXPERIENCE for people to want to get away from it all and really relax. 9.9/10.
Cons: Not bad things, but rather something to take into account before going: 1. Free breakfast is great but basic - eggs, toast, some fruit and coffee - it's not a breakfast bar. You need to pre-order lunch and dinner in the morning at a separate cost to get the best food experience. Budget ~15 USD/day for the two meals with beer - will be more than enough. 2. This is a beach to relax. Look elsewhere for jet skis, scuba diving, etc.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly good value for money, Isana is a real gem.
Cons: nothing!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Really nice and kind staff, especially the "older" waiter
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just perfect, so far the best hotel, bed, beach, food in Sri Lanka! Hope to come back one day! Thank you so much!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best stay in Sri Lanka. Superb japanese inspired hotel with the beach as your backyard. Great breakfast and amazing staff. Loved it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Isana is located right on the beach, so our room had an ocean view, balcony with a hammock and our shower had an open ocean view. The staff were amazing, friendly, helpful and we always got individual attention. I was so impressed by the food, I only had Sri Lankan dishes but they were all tasty and flavourful. The house was large, beautiful, peaceful with a large hammock in the garden and lots of deck chairs for relaxing. It’s a quiet beach so at times we had the beach all to ourselves. Would def recommend this to anyone looking for a peaceful ocean front get away
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing for a complete switch off! Amazing, almost private beaches, one after another. The house itself is really nice and spacious. And super clean and all the staff is sooooo nice! I had a really nice room upstairs with a balcony and a huuuge bed. Oh and a hammock!!
Cons: I would work a bit on the menu. Me, personally, I would prefer more local dishes in the menu. Coconut roti was amazing, though!! Thank you for that!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing room with sea view Clean and very confortable Good breakfast I had a fish barbecue one night and it was really good Possibility to rent a scooter for 1500rps a day Very friendly staff!
Cons: Location a bit far from city centre
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One piece of heaven! The beach house is on a breathtaking empty beach, with an amazing garden. We stayed in room 3 and had a great terrace and slept with the sound of the waves. Staff is very nice, breakfast and dinner were very good.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The main draw card of this property is the beautiful stretch of beach at the end of the garden. We saw less than 10 people every day - it’s practically deserted and private. Clean white sand, clear warm water, although the current is quite strong. Rooms are spacious and clean, albeit a little dark, but the little outdoor balcony with your own hammock more than made up for it. Good water pressure in the shower, courteous and helpful staff. Breakfast was a little basic for a room at this price category, but overall quality of food was decent.
Cons: Would’ve loved to have some insect spray in the room. Given the design of the room (there are little holes for ventilation in the doors), there is no way to keep mosquitoes out so we were eaten alive despite the netting over the bed. Wifi signal strength from our room was just okay. You pay a price for having such a long stretch of beach pretty much all to yourself - there is nothing that is within walking distance. Tangalle itself is about 10 minutes away by tuk tuk. You can rent a scooter from the guest house for 1500 rupees/day which i would recommend - makes it easier for seeing the local sights (handy tip - don’t go to the reputed 2nd biggest blowhole in the world that is nearby - it’s probably the second biggest disappointment in the world). Given it’s remoteness, for those who don’t want to eat 3 meals a day at the guest house, there is a small shack on the beach about 30m away called Muthu’s - they do a killer grilled fish for a killer price.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Awsome accomodation. Beach for ourselves! They also lent us bodyboards for free and arranged all the transport around. Very friendly and helpful staff!
Mangrove Beach Cabana - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (585 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located 3.6 km from Tangalle Lagoon, Mangrove Beach Cabana features free WiFi access and free private parking. The resort has a barbecue and views of the sea, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your convenience. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. You will find concierge service at the property. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and canoeing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast very good and the Staff anyway is willing to satisfy as much as they can all your request . Great Place !!!
Cons: At least a rope to dry your swimming Costume or Towels !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place to chill, good food, everything was perfect. The staff and manager were extremly nice and friendly.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location and beautiful rooms. The restaurant was very good. The staff was friendly!
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The magical cabanas are right on the beach which makes for some lovely walks! The famous beach where turtles lay eggs is about a 5min walk away. The room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was also very good. It was one of our favourite staya on the trip!
Cons: As with everywhere in Sri Lanka, you can't seem to avoid stray dogs. The road to the cabanas is quite bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: LOvely breakfast under the palm trees looking at the beach......so good we extended our stay .........
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful beach cabanas in a unique setting on Tangalle beach. The Cabanas are designed in a very nice and quaint way with lots of space and areas to chill such as hammocks or deckchairs. The restaurant was outstanding and the staff is very friendly. Defiantly try the Sri Lankan brekfast and their evening menu, it was great and fresh food.
Cons: Be aware that swimming in the water is impossible as it’s very choppy
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Right at the beach. Clean and nice cabanas. Very friendly staff. Overall a great place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location on the beach, great wildlife - frogs in shower, geckos, hermit crabs, dogs, puppies & best of all turtles nesting 500m away (walk to left at sunrise to see the tracks). Staff friendly, food absolutely delicious. Clean, great use of shells in bathroom!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place and the people are great. The food is amazing and the view stunning. Best place in Sri Lanka
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, view on the sea from bed. Hammocks, loungers, all kind of places to relax. Nice restaurant for breakfast, lunch in dinner. The remote location doesn't offer much in the direct neighborhood. But then, why would you want to go? We regret we booked only 1 night.
Cons: The sea is pretty rough there.
Ananthaya Beach - Tangalla - Building
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9.2 Excellent (556 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Ananthaya Beach in Tangalle, you'll be near the bay, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: We were three weeks in Sri Lanka at the end of June 2019 and spent our first nights at Ananthaya Beach Resort. We were welcomed warmly, there was a welcome-drink and the manager showed us around. The manager and the staff were very friendly and they took great care of us. The breakfast was delicious, as was the dinner. From the room you have a fantastic view of the sea. The room was very clean, the whole area very well maintained. Above all, we enjoyed the remote area of the hotel. To get to Tangalle, you have to drive with the Tuk Tuk, which is not a problem. The sea is right outside the door, but it is very rough and you can not swim there. But the beaches invite to long walks. We can highly recommend this place and Ananthaya Beach Resort.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great quiet boutique hotel. Nice infinity pool. Comfortable rooms. Friendly staff.
Cons: Food was not upto my expectations initially but they made the BF great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very quiet and beatiful place! Staff is friendly with a remarkable and very good customer service! Food is fine. Very clean! Definitely Reccomendable!
Cons: Staff is super caring as said but it sometimes became too much. As soon as you finished the meal they are already there to clean the table and bring away the dirty plate. I am sure it was not intentional but just the way in which they mean the customer service.
6.8 Good
Pros: The hotel is nice and in a quiet side of the coast. Great little pool overlooking the ocean, and food is good albeit pricey (we didn't have breakfast included so had to pay extra). Comfy beds.
Cons: Too far from everything and the beach is not really for sunbathing, more like a fishermen's beach.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel in a marvelous place. Close to the beach and view on the sea from all rooms. The sea at the beach is not perfect for swimming, in particular for young kids, but the place is relaxing and precious. Restaurant is good and necessary as the hotel is isolated.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We can only agree to all the positive comments about this hotel. It's been a wonderful 3 days. Samith has taken excellent care of us and made our stay a real treat. You won't regret coming here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful place with great staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast (wonderful natural fruit juice, delicious banana crepe, very fresh natural fruit, among other things - all done at the moment), dinner is ok too, staff friendly and helpful, calm environment, deserted beaches, small but very nice pool, cozy environment, very nice view from the 1st floor bedroom, close to turtle spawning observation area (5-10 minutes Tuc-tuc). I really felt good there.
Cons: The nearest beach (5 min walk) is occupied by fishing boats but close has very good sandy beaches. The sea is not good for swimming unless you go to a certain place (the staff give this information). Around the hotel there are no restaurants or anything else, just nature but by tuc-tuc, in 10 minutes, you will find the village.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful staff
Cons: Not a lot
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was superb , it was right next to a fabulous beach. Pool was also a major attraction point , sea is visible from the pool straight. Hotel was really calm and smooth. Food taste was really good , only didn't had buffet. Rooms were very clean and tidy.
Cons: We expected to have a buffet breakfast and a dinner , but it had only like set menu. When we went to the room fridge and the cable TV was not working , but they fixed it quickly once informed.
Lanka Beach Bungalows - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (537 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lanka Beach Bungalows in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, and 3.3 mi (5.3 km) from Tangalle Beach and 17.2 mi (27.7 km) from Dickwella Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect for switching off. The beach is spectacular and very clean. Only few people can be seen. The drawback is the waves are strong and you cannot swim. For swimming, we used the pool. The property is very well maintained and looks the same as in the pictures.
Cons: The matress was a bit uncomfortable.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: - The Bungalow was very clean - All Staffs are friendly and polite - The location is amazing - The owners are very helpful Overall we recommend Lanka Beach Bungalow to 100% and if we get the chance we will definitely come back .
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good swimming pool, clean beach, nice guests, motivated and happy hotel team, wonderful location, good management
Cons: swimming in ocean maybe dangerous (waves, fish?)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really loved this place. Beautiful, super clean and well-kept bungalow, extremely kind staff, delicious food. Nice swimming pool just in front of the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: great location, beautiful beach, friendly staff, tasty food, breakfast selection was good, free bikes was a bonus, room was lovely with ocean views from balcony, pool was refreshing
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely perfect stay, spacy rooms with A\C are in perfect condition,right on a beach across beautifull garden and everything absolutely clean, swimming pool is big enought for relaxig during hot days, staff is so friendly and working all the time - cleaning garden,pool, beach and so on.... Sandy beach is nice for walk, outstanding sunsets here... , there is no noise and you will hear only waves:) mostly recommended this stay is absolutelly super high level on SriLanka! You will get more then you can imagine.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful clean spacious room great staff remote location
Cons: We were he only people there as it was off season
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Had a lovely time here. Staff were the highlight as always in Sri Lanka. Facilities fantastic, food and beer reasonably priced and very nice. Bang on the beach and a fantastic swimming pool. Had an evening meal at The Fishermens Lodge 5 minute walk away, also thoroughly recommend. Had bikes FOC to use which was great even if the seats did feel like they were made of concrete!
6.8 Good
Cons: Hospitality could have been better.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We booked at the beginning for only one night but finally stayed then for 6 nights as we loved this place. Beautiful empty beach, great pool, lovely bungalows with big terraces, very friendly staff, terrific breakfasts, helpful owners and delicious food for lunch and dinner. A must try is the seafood platter ! A clear recommendation !!
Cinnabar Resort - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (823 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Tangalle and with Hummanaya Blow Hole reachable within 16 km, Cinnabar Resort offers express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, free bikes, free WiFi and a garden. Offering a restaurant, the property also has a bar and a shared lounge. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The units at the guest house come with a seating area. Every room has a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. A continental breakfast is available every morning at Cinnabar Resort. The accommodation offers a children's playground. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at Cinnabar Resort. Tangalle Lagoon is 3.5 km from the guest house, while Mulkirigala Rock Monastery is 5 km away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 66 km from Cinnabar Resort, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean, super nice cabanas and a great breakfast with a view
Cons: Nothing, everything awesome. Food a bit pricey
9.5 Excellent
Pros: A dream come true.
Cons: We had to leave
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The decor suit test no concret only tree very nice ambiance tree covert the dining room bath room sky open give freedown with the nature the staff very pleasant and attentioned and alarmclok very efficient "one bird singing 4am from the tree!!!! I come for sure very soon with friends Thank you to made so lovely place everythimg in naturel look
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We absolutely loved staying here! It is an amazing resort situated on the dunes of the beach. Beautiful views, stunning rooms - insta worthy accommodation. The owner and the staff were beyond great and made our stay millions time better. Food- superb. Location- stunning. Accommodation - beautiful. Staff- amazing. I cannot fault this place. A must stay! Thank you for the amazing time!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow, wow, wow, this place is just a magic GEM! We have spent the best time of our vacation in Sri Lanka at this place! The stay at Cinnabar just exceeded our expectations! When we arrived we got an upgrade to a tree house, which made the experience even better. The place was just amazing, you were in the branches of trees, just one with the nature. In the evening you could listen to the sound of the sea and chill on the terasse with a sea view or in the bar just next to the beach. The breakfast and the dinner were the best we tried in Sri Lanka, very tasty, high quality and diversity of the served food. Beautiful rooms, very spatious, nicely done, clean and tidy. Good internet connection. The accomodation is already on the way to The Rekawa beach (Turtle watching at night). Great staff and owner, loved his philosophy of life and we loved Maxi (his dog). Thank you for these precious moments at your place!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The beach is beautiful and the resort is right next to it. The room was big and with all the accommodation expected. The food is very good and well presented. Thank you for your constant care.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great value for money. Amazing shower in deluxe chalet and great desing. For a rainy seasonask for a waterproof roof.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Loved our little tree house. When I say little I mean big :) it was great and soo comfortable loved the bathroom and hosts were great. Thy even climbed a tree house to bring our pizza to our terrace so we didn’t have to come down
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful, restful place to chill out. Undercover restaurant area is superb, could sit there all day and night long. Loved the treehouse, very special. Staff are the so friendly. Food delicious!!
Cons: Beach is rocky, not the best for swimming.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Really nice staff. Lovely rooms right on the beach and great food.
The Waves Holiday Chalets - Tangalla - Building
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9.3 Excellent (79 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Waves Holiday Chalets in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Tangalle Lighthouse. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location, great breakfast, peaceful and great for a relaxing, secluded getaway
Cons: We didn't realize you couldn't swim here, as the sea is too rough. The Jacuzzi was also not working.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Superior chalet was beautiful, independent and well equipped. Lovely terrace where we were brought breakfast and dinner. Lots of care and attention from staff. Perfect location on beautiful beach near a good spot for swimming and a couple of good restaurants on the beach.
Cons: No restaurant or communal area and the WiFi was a little weak in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service and location was amazing!! Highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What can we say? The Waves is a little piece of paradise on earth. Pramith and Asanka are true gents, faultless hospitality and kindness. So pleased to now call them friends. Sounds of tropical birds, occasional monkeys, waves on the beach and peace and tranquillity. The chalets are well spaced out, set under the shade of trees and give a lovely feeling of being far away from the crowds. This place is a gem. Hope to return one day.
Cons: Wish we stayed longer.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pramith and the rest of the staff! Great people!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was by far our favourite place we’ve stayed in Sri Lanka. We spent four blissful nights in the superior chalet and we didn’t want to leave! Asanka was such a nice host, even organising us a candlelit dinner and helped find us when we were lost. And the rest of the team were extremely helpful, even showing us where some turtle eggs were due to hatch. The food was superb, we really recommend having dinner here, we had fabulous fresh prawns one night. Breakfast was served at our chalet and each day we got to try some new Sri Lankan cuisine - fish rotti were a highlight. The room was lovely and the outdoor area was perfect for chilling and getting some shade. The location is 10/10, right by the beautiful beach which is so quiet. Couldn’t fault this place, would love to come again. We’ll miss falling asleep to the sound of waves!
Cons: We didn’t check details properly but worth noting it’s cash only for check out - our mistake! Asanka kindly organised for us to get to an ATM!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful and quiet beach. Nice bungalow. Great breakfast, everytime a different very good Sri Lankan breakfast. Osanka is a great host.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is fantastic and the chalet was very comfortable. Nice staff and food. Turtle beach!
Cons: Could not swim due to high waves on the beach nearby, which was the only disadvantage
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A very nice, quiet, clean place to stay. A true nature experience. The manager Asanka and his two colleagues were extremely friendly and always helpful. The breakfast was delicious and a lot. We always got Sri Lanka breakfast. We were very satisfied.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was a beautiful location, secluded beach. Perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all. Definitely for people who enjoy a quiet break from city life. Just incredible sunrises and sunsets. The friendly and homely welcome was excellent . Seafood dinners were excellent (thank you Mahesh) and the breakfasts were filling and tasty. Best pol sambol on the island! Rooms are private, nice bathrooms, clean and well maintained. Beds are spacious and comfortable.Asanka and Pramith are true hosts.
Sea Breeze Garden - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (124 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Sea Breeze Garden is set in Tangalle, within 10 km of Hummanaya Blow Hole and 4.3 km of Tangalle Lagoon. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, along with free WiFi. The accommodation offers room service, a shared lounge and organising tours for guests. At the guest house, the rooms are fitted with a patio with a garden view. All rooms come with a private bathroom with a bidet, a hairdryer and free toiletries. At Sea Breeze Garden, all rooms include a shared bathroom with a shower. The accommodation offers a à la carte or Full English/Irish breakfast. Mulkirigala Rock Monastery is 5 km from Sea Breeze Garden. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 72 km from the guest house, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Friendly, helpful people, near a lovely quiet beach away from it all. We got there during the local New Year, but the family who run place did their best to look after us, as we were the only people staying. The beach is only a 3 or 4 minutes away on foot.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an amazing stay, it was my birthday and they helped my partner to do me a surprise. The place is great and the owners are very nice, if we can we’ll repeat for sure!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable room in a very pretty garden. Very good homemade food.lovely friendly family. Very good location close to a beautiful beach.
Cons: Nothing.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice place to stay in Tangalle, basic but in nature. Out of town, 1min walk to the beautiful and powerful Silent beach
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice rural place. Like living in a garden. Homemade meals. Delicious. Silent place like the Silent Beach nearby. The beach is amazing beautiful.
Cons: In the room there was a smell of moisture and mold. If you use AC, that will decrease.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our 3rd visit and love everything about this place.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The family is so lovely! I had a wonderful time there. The vegetarian curry was the best a had eaten in Sri Lanka! There are two very beautiful beaches close by...
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great little guesthouse, located 1min walking from a gorgeous isolated beach (silent beach). We were often the only ones on the beach!! The food is also amazing!! (Epacially the prawns)
Cons: The father of the familly told us he would take us to a place with is taxi. We agreed on a price. Once at destination (1h drive) he claimed an other price, much higher of course. Very bad feeling, the only time this happened to us in sri lanka. Dont trust this man
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place close to the beach (2 min. walk) Had the whole beach for us and a cute dog. The family is very friendly and helpful. They even rented us their scooters for a whole day. The food is very good. Best curry we had so far.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Thanks to Tharu! She was very friendly, communicative, easy-going and helpful; people part was perfect. The stay was amazing, good location, awesome food at reasonable price! 2 awesome beaches close to the room add value. If i arrive at Tangalle one day, surely get back to this place! Was a pleasure to meet Tharu and enjoy her place.
Cons: Area for improvement : some furniture (maybe shelves) in bathroom; extra pillows in bed. (also the space between the wall and the bed could be filled somehow so that the pillow don’t fall on the floor) - all in all some very short recommendations.
Sasagara Beach Villa - Tangalla - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (149 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a restaurant, Sasagara Guesthouse is located in Tangalle and is 20 metres from the beach. Free WiFi access is available. The guest house is 1.4 km from Mulkirigala Rock Monastery. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is 46 km away. All guest rooms offer a fan, a mosquito net and a private bathroom with a shower. Some room types also include air conditioning and a hot-water shower. At Sasagara Guesthouse you will find a garden with outdoor furniture, a tour desk and bicycle rentals. Other facilities offered at the property include an airport shuttle and currency exchange. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the surroundings, including windsurfing and fishing. The property offers free parking.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely welcoming staff!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely dinner cooked by the family, super friendly and caring also helped arranged taxis. Close by to the main road with bars and restaurants. Great value- basic but all that was needed. Perfect for budget travelling with great location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property was a short walk from the beach and resteraunts, so quite ideal. The family are really lovely and wanted to help us with anything. The room was big and clean and everything was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind family! Helpful and welcoming. They were very accommodating as well by giving us the possibility to shower after checkout time. Great location next to the beach, city center and beach restaurants. Fast water flow for the shower and big mosquito net for the bed, very convenient!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: - The family is very friendly ! - our room was very big&clean and equiped with 2 high quality fans - bathroom/ shower very modern & clean - very close to the beach (also to bus station and city market) - delicious tea, breakfast and dinner (prawns, fish, cury, ...)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful people! Very good food (we had fish) and nice location just by the sea.
Cons: Nothing
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed every moment of our stay in Sasagara beach villa! First, we were surprised with a warm welcome from the whole family! They were the nicest hosts, always with a smile on their face. Then, they walked with us to show us the beach, their son played table games with us and later they prepared a very tasty dinner! Plus, they organised for us a trip to se the turtles at night. The room was very cleaned and comfortable and we were 20 steps away from the sea. It was amazing!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Within a 1 minute walk you will reach one of the beaches of Tangalle. In your room you could hear the waves. Family is very friendly and helpfull. A lot of restaurants nearby. Room is simple but clean. Tip: Rent a scooter so you could visit all the amazing beaches in Tangalle, without tourists :)
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The location of the accommodation is great. You only have to walk a few metres and you are at the beach where the fishermans arrive with their boats. It´s very interesting to keep a watch on them when they are coming back with their catch. It's just a pity that the beach is very dirty at this point. But the further one goes to the east, the more dreamlike and lonely the beaches become. The nicest thing about the Homestay was the family. They were so nice, and it was always nice to talk to them. So we could learn a bit about Sri Lanka and their way of life. I would also like to greet the son Sanilu. A very nice boy. The UNO evenings were really beautiful. I think back often and gladly to the family. Very very dear and cordial people. On "Full Moon Day" the mum of Sanilu even executed flowers as a present for Buddha, because we wanted to go to the temple for this special holiday to get some insight into the customs of the Buddhists. The family also helped us patiently with all other questions. The food was very good. We also had dinner there three times. We ate Rockfish or Prawns fresh from the sea. Very tasty! It wasn't easy for me to say goodbye, because the family has grown quite close to my heart.
Cons: There is actually almost nothing to expose at the accommodation. We just want to give you a few suggestions what you could do better. It would be very helpful if there was a cupboard in the room where you could store your clothes. In the bathroom a puller would be very advantageous to remove the water after showering. It is not really necessary, but it would be nice if there were one or two pictures in the room. This would make the room look more sympathetic.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Great staff (super friendly host family), incredible location (10 meters to the beach), and great value for money!
Sanjis The Seaside Cabanas - Tangalla - Building
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9.0 Excellent (351 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sanjis The Seaside Cabanas in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Host was very friendly and nice. Our weather was not great and he suggested us various things to do to pass the time. The food was great and we enjoyed talking with the workers. Would highly recommend staying here!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Simply perfect! Nice, friendly and helpful staff. Every evening we enjoyed dinner at the beach. Recommendation for 100%!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Sanji and his staff were extremely welcoming and went above and beyond to make sure we had a memorable stay, including dinner on the beach, arranging a trip to the local turtle watch and a massage. We loved the beach, which we had almost to ourselves, and of course Cici the dog.
Cons: Nothing - we loved it all
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very nice personal and team.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing cabanas right on the beach. Beautiful modern rooms, outside luxury bathrooms. Spotlessly clean. Staff are friendly, helpful and couldn't do enough for you. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
Cons: We liked everything about Sanjis
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was paradise. Staff lovely very clean. We got sea view. Loved the outdoor shower. Beautiful garden area. Beautiful beach shame unsafe to swim on in April.
Cons: That it was unsafe to swim in the sea in April. There was no air con & it got but hot in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place for nature lovers, wonderful beach away from crowds, relaxing atmosphere, comfortable rooms, staff and owner are most welcome and great guys.
Cons: There was no AC so it can be a problem in the hottest months. We had temp above 40C during day and it was nice by the sea or by the pool but at night temp in the room was still 30C, luckily for us we are adjusted to high temperatures
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast, staff, location and the private beach! Amazing accommodation. Totally recommend it. One of the nicest bungalows I’ve seen so far. Totally enjoyed the stay there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was undoubtedly the BEST place we stayed during our 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. The location, right on the beautiful and serene Rekawa beach is better than any other beach we've seen. The bungalows are stylishly furnished and the outdoor shower in the private little garden is wonderful. Great swimming pool and food is excellent. Best are the staff: the two managers are true hosts who will go at great lengths to make your stay unforgettable. They arranged a private dinner on the beach under the starry night. They would always make sure every detail was all right. Food was excellent. We had a great massage. The turtle beach is only a few minutes away by car or tuktuk. We would gladly have paid double of what they were charging: it was the best value for money wd could get.
Cons: There was absolutely nothing we didn't like: it truly exceeded our expectations. What we don't like is that we're currently at Nilaveli beach, where we cannot find anything that comes close to Sanjos Seaside Cabins.
7.5 Good
Pros: The pool with the view, the beautiful beach, the manager arranged a scooter for us, which was very nice. Good restaurant near by.
Cons: The whole "open bungalow" concept seems nice at first, but it really proves uncomfortable at the end of the day. Fine with the open air shower, but it is hot and humid and without A/C in the room. The fan gives some relief but far from ensuring a good sleep. Also the hotel is in the middle of nature, so an open bungalow means that any animal can get in. No wifi in the room. The breakfast is nice but the dinner wasn't.
Serein Beach Hotel - Tangalla - Building
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8.9 Excellent (345 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Tangalla Beach Front Serein Beach Hotel is a perfect starting point from which to explore Tangalle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This hotel is like paradise, private yet within walking distance of the local bars. Our room was fantastic with an amazing view of the ocean. Our hotel arranged turtle watching, which was awesome. The food at our hotel was delicious, the manager really friendly and helpful. Great value and really clean.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The outdoor pool was fantastic and very clean; in fact the whole outside area was very well maintained. The garden was peaceful with plenty of hammocks and sun loungers. There was access directly on to a small section of the beach but unfortunately the sea is too rough to swim in. Our room had a private balcony with lovely ocean views. It had tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel was in a quiet location away from the noise of Tangalle centre. Breakfast was included and there was a good variety of choices from continental to Sri Lankan.
Cons: The lack of air conditioning made it quite hot at night, though the room did have a ceiling fan.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely beach front hotel with relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast was good. Staff very friendly. We checked in late and left early but would have happily stayed longer had time allowed it.
Cons: Pool slightly murky but large.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and a very relaxed feel to the place.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Really helpful manager. Clean, very well maintained lovely sea views and relaxing pool and garden. Stunning beach although dangerous undertow mean it is for looking at, walking and paddling rather than swimming. Amusing squirrels in the garden. Bit of a walk into town but that is also a plus. End of season when we were there so few beach cafes were functioning.
Cons: No. Their stock of beer is minimal though so ask as soon as you arrive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved being looked after by the lovely staff while we relaxed by the beach.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice location, perfect and comfortable rooms, wonderful pool and garden - recommended for everybody
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice hotel, great food and a beautiful pool! We can totally recommend it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: One of the best hotels we stayed in Sri Lanka . Lovely location right on the beach with the big pool that we had all to ourselves . Close to all the bars and restaurants. The manager and staff greeted us when we got there at night after our long drive from Ella and they offered us refreshing drink and wet towels for our tired weary sweaty faces . Very personal approach and nothing was too much trouble . The manager was extremely attentive ,so was the rest of the staff and their restaurant food was delicious ( amazing chef . ) would hindered percent recommend to stay here when you come to Tangalle . We had a lovely clean big room with the balcony that overlooked the pool and the sea . It’s not a busy beach we we had it all to ourselves which was lovely . You can’t miss out on this place because you will be missing out a lot .
Cons: We absolutely loved everything . From the lovely faces of staff to their amazing food and beautiful pool and the beach .
10.0 Excellent
Pros: &Quot;Serein Beach Hotel" is a fantastic place to stay and both my wife and I loved it so much that we extended our stay. The hotel is in a wonderful and spectacular location, right on the Indian Ocean having approached down a long quiet track by Tuk Tuk with a large lagoon on the left/landward side. The Manager, "Gaje" is great and he has a brilliant team, foremost being dreadlocked "Nipone" who works tirelessly to keep guests happy. In the beachfront garden you can frequently see strutting Peacock, friendly Mongoose, scurrying Squirrel's and many Green Parakeets. The gardens crowning glory is the large, Uber clean and very warm swimming pool. Do make use of the top, 3rd Floor roof terrace. If your lucky, from up there at about 6:30pm most evenings, if you look to the tree lined horizon to the north, you may be lucky enough to see thousands of giant Fruit Bats flying from right to left (East to West) from their colony roost to their nightime jungle fruit feeding areas. The food at Serein is delicious, the rooms spacious and immaculate and the bathrooms very clean with lots of hot water. You will be tantalised by walks on the beach but do not swim in front of the hotel as there are very dangerous rip tides. Walk to the left five minutes until you see the safe area in front of a small reef. Do stay here as it is 100% great. Andrew Bruce, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, U.K.
Cons: There is no WiFi in the upstairs bedrooms and the WiFi in the ground floor communal areas can be very weak !
Sea View Tourist Inn - Tangalla - Building
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8.9 Excellent (276 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Sea View Tourist Inn in Tangalle, you'll be within a 15-minute walk of Tangalle Beach and Parewella Natural Swimming Area. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff was wonderful and helpful and the owner charming. He gave us an upgraded room. (Thank you.) The breakfast was plentiful and a mix of continental and local. Good place for a night or two. (They expand the hotel and there will be construction work going on until end of 2019.)
Cons: Really small towels...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay in Tangalle. The room was very clean and the family was extremly friendly and helpful. The breakfast with sea view was very good. The location is close to the sea and not far away from the city centre. We were able to rent a scooter directly from the hotel. We can highly recommend the stay at the Sea View Tourist Inn.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful and superfriendly hosts! Best breakfast we had in 2 weeks. Rooms are clean and modern. Both rooms with balcony offer a nice seaview!
6.8 Good
Pros: Breakfast was decent (nice fruit plate and tea)
Cons: I didn't find the bed very comfortable (need blanket), the walls had some dirt. I didn't find the location great w/o a car and I didn't have hot water (but it might be because its inverted from the standard, in which case I wish they would have warned me (normally I would be able to figure this out but was quite tired when I checked in)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Family run hotel, have had the place for 40 years and all are very friendly. Rooms are well air conditioned and the big breakfast was great!
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are lovely, clean and comfortable. Staff were incredibly friendly and keen to help with anything we needed. Only a short walk from beautiful, quiet beaches.
Cons: The property is a little walk from the main beach and the majority of restaurants. However, this wasn’t really an issue for us as the staff were extremely kind and even offered us a lift in their car, free of charge to one of the restaurants in the main area.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location and very affordable. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend for a budget stay. Room was adequate for the cost. Great location
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Really nice family owned place with helpful staff and outstanding value for money. One of the best breakfasts I had in Sri Lanka. The lemonade is definitely a must try! Also there are some details that I appreciated about this place and missed at other places in the same price segment: - toilet paper that doesn't fall apart while using - towels that smell nice and not musty - no mosquito net because no mosquitos present Definetely 100% recommended!
8.0 Excellent
Cons: Room was okay, breakfast too, but there was a weird smell in the corridor and the towels and sheets also smelled weird and had some stains.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good breakfast, great personel!
Cons: A little cleaning would be nice :-)