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Buckingham Place - Tangalla - Bedroom
1
9.6 Excellent (277 reviews)
C$ 385+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Buckingham Place in Tangalle, you'll be 13 mi (20.9 km) from Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary and 31.7 mi (50.9 km) from Bundala Bird Sanctuary. 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: We had the most amazing stay! The genuine and kind hospitality of the staff and owner Nick was so nice. The hotel oozes personality and style, with little touches that makes it special and memorable. I don't think the photos online do it justice, its much nicer. And the food both local and international is great :). We wished we could have stayed longer, two days just wasn't enough!
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
9.2 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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning hotel, we were blown away from when we arrived to our gorgeous huge villa covered with flower petals, with an outdoor bathroom/shower. Although out of town, the privacy and scenery is worth it, located directly on the beach, with ocean views during meal times. Two pools to enjoy, one with swim up bar. Food is delicious with rotating menu every few days, plus all day breakfast is a bonus. Service is impeccable and staff are very attentive. Best hotel I've stayed at.
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service. Amazing facilities and accommodation. Felt like a home away from home. Nick, Bella, gracie and all the team were fantastic. I would highly recommend staying at Buckingham place.
Cons: Nothing
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!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff! The food! The location!
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort - Tangalla - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (1,544 reviews)
C$ 448+
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: We had such a great, peaceful holiday at Anantara. We were treated like royals, the service in this hotel is beyond excellent, and the guest relation manager is very professional and good at her job. We had a villa with a pool (highly recommended) which comes with its own butler. You feel at one with nature here, walking up to peacocks knocking at the window, and there were monkeys on our roof from time to time, the resort is built in perfect harmony with nature. The breakfast was the highlight of the day, and the spa is also really wonderful. The resort is big so you can have a nice walk, with several restaurants (the Japanese one was our favourite). There are also gym/yoga classes every day. We had our honeymoon/baby moon here, which this place was perfect for. Thank you Anantara for the lovely stay.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, fabulous staff and great food! We had the best time there
Cons: A lot of little bugs due to the weather
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Anantara was an absolute treat to arrive to after 9 days of travel. Felt absolutely relaxed during the stay. The building is set in a beautiful location looking out over a private beach. The room was perfect with everything you could need. The service was seamless with our hostess Sayuri able to be contacted via WhatsApp for any queries or bookings at any time.
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything perfect
Cons: Nothing everything was perfect
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Cleaning
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Luxurious. Perfectly maintained. Pristine. Right on the ocean with direct access to private beach. Tastefully furnished rooms with relaxing balconies looking onto ocean.
Cons: Food was good but nothing amazing. Overpriced compared to all the other places of similar category we’ve been to in sri lanka. Pool bar food was of very poor quality. Staff were sometimes over-eager, constantly offering us services and enquiring about our activities, which was a bit overwhelming.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location on the beach. Our room looked straight out to the ocean The staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Cons: The only criticism would be the prices of the food and drinks. A scoop of ice cream was around $9-$10 AUD which is crazy. The cocktails were also very expensive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent staff and hotel. Definitely exceeded our expectations!! Welcoming & goodbye ceremony is lovely, rooms are clean, light, spacious and nicely decorated. Hotel well-maintained, beautiful location at the shore and has many facilities. Big infinity pool with great towel service. Food & drinks at the pool are wonderful and fair-priced. We also had diner at Il Mare, the Italian restaurant which was delicious!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service. Great food. Friendly staff
Cons: Nothing to report
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Taru Villas -Mawella - Tangalla - Building
3
9.6 Excellent (105 reviews)
C$ 418+
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!
9.6 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
9.6 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)
9.6 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
Green Parrot Hotel - Tangalla - Building
4
9.5 Excellent (120 reviews)
C$ 138+
Overview Reviews
Located in Tangalle, Green Parrot Beach Resort 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.
Seven Turtles Resort - Tangalla - Building
5
9.3 Excellent (575 reviews)
C$ 146+
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 Kahandamodara Beach. 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.
9.6 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.
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.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic find, beautiful location, peaceful, well worth the drive up local roads to get to this hidden gem. Great breakfasts too.
9.2 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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hotel - very clean, beachfront , fantastic staff and beautiful rooms! Delicious food, especially at breakfast
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The friendly and helpfull staff, The food, Peaceful and quiet place
Isana Beach House - Tangalla - Bedroom
6
9.3 Excellent (156 reviews)
C$ 66+
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly good value for money, Isana is a real gem.
Cons: nothing!
9.2 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!
9.2 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.
9.6 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.
9.2 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!
Lanka Beach Bungalows - Tangalla - Bedroom
7
9.2 Excellent (515 reviews)
C$ 129+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lanka Beach Bungalows in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Kahandamodara 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.
9.6 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.
9.6 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: Lanka Beach Bungalows undoubtedly was the best stay we had in Sri Lanka - wonderful accommodation, fabulous staff, the best pool ever and a lovely beach. A special thanks to the staff who made the stay so memorable - so friendly and attentive.
Cons: The road to the hotel is challenging - more so if it’s rained. Of course not the resorts responsibility but something to be aware of...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hans has thought of everything when he planned the bungalows at Lanka Beach. The most comfortable four poster beds with luxurious white soft cotton sheets and a mosquito net. Air conditioning as well as a ceiling fan not only in the room but also on the spacious verandah where we could seek shelter from the odd shower on a comfortable double recliner or at the little outdoor table. Great bathroom with lots of space to put things, also a drying rack. Good storage in the room and a safe. The staff were friendly and looked after us very well. The infinity swimming pool is gorgeous and so refreshing, the grounds well looked after and full of tropical flowering trees and shrubs. The beach is simply beautiful in its wildness. The food was great and fresh seafood was offered as well as traditional Sri Lankan curry and rice. Turtle watch is only a short tuktuk ride away. The WiFi was the best we had in all of Sri Lanka. We didn’t want to leave and hope we can come back here one day!
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.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful clean spacious room great staff remote location
Cons: We were he only people there as it was off season
9.6 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!
6.7 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 !!
The Waves Holiday Chalets - Tangalla - Building
8
9.4 Excellent (81 reviews)
C$ 60+
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.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast
Cons: Everything ok
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.
9.2 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 staff welcomed us with a fresh juice. Our cabana was super clean and comfy, good mosquito net and even a jacuzzi! Sri Lankan breakfast is served on the terrace with a beautiful view on the sea. The best part is the private beach - truly amazing place to relax. You can have dinner in the resort or a resort next door. Try to find sea turtles on the beach at night, go kayaking (available in resort) or walk around the little paths in the area. Great place for a few relaxing days on the beach!
Cons: Sea is a little rough for swimming but there are some places nearby for bathing in the sea.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service and location was amazing!! Highly recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, great host, good price. Exceptional experience.
Cons: The wifi didn't really work (not that you'll need it in such paradise).
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.
Talalla Bay Beach House - Talalla South - Bedroom
9
9.0 Excellent (335 reviews)
C$ 121+
Overview Reviews
Located in Devinuwara, Talalla Bay Beach House is by the ocean, within a 15-minute drive of Dondra Lighthouse and Star Fort. Featured amenities include microwave in a common area and refrigerator in a common area. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a train station pick-up service.
8.5 Excellent
Pros: The location is just heavenly, it's a little bit of paradise! At the far end of the beach with steps directly onto the beach so you never need shoes during your stay here. A view that's blissful & such a relaxing atmosphere about the place. Lovely to have a day bed outside the kitchen window, so when we were chilling there we could chat with the lovely ladies who run the place & cook the most delicious food. It really took me back to my childhood, sitting on the kitchen step podding peas while my Nana was cooking. We particularly enjoyed the evenings spent around the large dining table with other guests & although 10 of us had different dishes, there was more than enough for it to be shared if you fancied trying something you hadn't actually ordered. The portions are very generous! We ate here both evenings of our stay, it would be madness to go out as the food is so good & the atmosphere so convivial.
Cons: We booked last minute & our room was quite small & there no air conditioning or mosquito net, but I wouldn't let that stop me staying again as everything else about the place is gorgeous
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredible hotel - small (5 rooms) and private; delicious communal breakfast (included) and dinners (1000 Rps per night), I ate there every night. Best location in the gorgeous Talalla Beach. Simple but comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and even the ‘single’ room is a double. Could easily have spent my whole time in Sri Lanka here. Nilmini and her team were great. Would stay again and recommend.
Cons: There is a small road only passable by tuk tuk to the hotel - my driver couldn’t find it so I ended up walking across the small beach. So make sure your driver calls ahead to get precise instructions!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was magical, right on the beach. We wished we could have stayed for longer, it was so relaxing. Safe and easy swimming beach. People running it were super friendly, made delicious food. Owner also gave us brilliant tips for our onwards journey.
Cons: There was nothing that we didn’t like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing views, beautiful rooms and the staff were so lovely. The best food by far in Talalla
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: No traffic noise,only the sound of the surf directly below the house.Hosts were great and would help you with whatever you wanted.Food was awesome
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Talalla Bay Beach House was something really special to us. We booked 5 nights and with each day passing, this place became more like home to us in Sri Lanka. Let alone the astonishing view, just a stair away from the beach, the fabulous home-cooked food and the wonderful Talalla, it was the people there who made us truly felt like home, who truly took care of us and treated us like own family instead of just guests. We are going to print a photo from our hotel window view and hang it in our bedroom so that we could be reminded of those beautiful day spent at the Beach House.
6.3 Good
Pros: The location is great, on a wonderful beach. The staff is very nice and the food quite good.
Cons: The hotel needs serious renovation and cleaning. The rooms and the bathroom need to be painted. Lots of things were old and/or broken: light switch broken, bed frame rotten, fridge extremely dirty, etc... Too expensive for the current condition of the hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location, location, location!!! Wow...you could not any close to the beech! The staff were amazing so helpful, food was suburb! A little gem with a stunning beech on your doorstep. A place to relax & get away from busy places.
Cons: Because of the location it is prone to many insects in your room, & also communal areas. The shower needs upgraded very tired & only a fan in the room, air con would be good. The room was small & no where to put your bags other than the floor which had bugs & ants. You are paying for the location!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Wonderfully looked after by the whole team, from Emma sending lots of really helpful information in advance via booking.com messaging and arranging taxis to Nilminis cooking, great Sri Lankan breakfast being one of the highlights. Since the quiet season we had beach and house to ourselves. Surfing at nearby beach easy to get to via tuk tuk and board hire cheap. Thoroughly recommend for a chilled few days.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location was beautiful
Cons: Nothing
Utmt-underneath The Mango Tree Hotel - Dikwella - Bedroom
10
9.2 Excellent (55 reviews)
C$ 381+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at UTMT-Underneath the Mango Tree Hotel in Dickwella, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Dickwella Beach and Wewurukannala Vihara Temple. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour 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: The staff are fabulously friendly and welcoming without ever being anyway invasive. The rooms are a dream, the pool is gorgeous and simple features like the fruit stand at four, the tea and cake, the cinema and free popcorn are all great. Especially recommended are the yoga classes (with Aditiya in particular) and my partner was inspired by her meditation with Mr Garvin. It’s a wonderful place and don’t forget to also order off the menu for breakfast, the egg hoppers are unreal!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: wonderful stay at the UTMT - starting from the welcome to the departure. A great location to spend relaxing days in a caring, beautiful surrounding. The color concept and the stunning view will be in my memory forever. Also the pure Ayurveda spa day was great!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent food through out our stay
9.6 Excellent
Pros: First we went there just for a coffee but we decided to stay there. The hotel has a great genius loci, amazing view with one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. Great beach with stunning pink sand, lovely pool, beautiful rooms, it is a hidden gem in Sri Lanka. Welcoming guests was great and we want to thank the lady at the front desk for her professionality.
Cons: The staff at the pool bar during afternoon (not breakfast) is a bit mess. You wait quite a long for drinks, and they seem to have difficulties to understand how the service in 5 star hotel shall look like. Nonetheless they are trying and we believe they will get along soon. So be patient.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Nice weekend out with friends, made a great use of plunge pools and ayurveda center. Very helpfull staff, specialy receptionist.
Cons: Nothing critical or adverse comes to my mind, Maybe just a suggestion to replace plastic straws with an eco friendly replacements (and we were informed, that they are already on order). And an accommodation for drivers should be part of the deal.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic views, wonderful staff, excellent food, superb pool and grounds. The attention to detail was outstanding, both in design and in service.
Cons: N/a
7.5 Good
Pros: amazing look and feel, good vibes, cool details, super friendly staff
Cons: Too expensive for what you get, all activities on the side are for example still extra charged for such as yoga. Further, the menu from the restaurant is very limited. It’s a cool place but I’ve stayed in better more ‘special’ hotels for less
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect: from the welcome on arrival to the goodbye at checkout. We were planning to stay one night, but ended up staying four nights. We really didn’t want to leave. What makes this place special - besides the great food and beautifull landscaping as well as the best Spa of Sri Lanka - is the people. We felt so enormous welcome. Really genuine. The staff is wonderfull: very friendly, thougtfull and attentive. All the facilities are great. We loved the spa treatments, enjoyed the wonderfull food and service of the restaurant and the inhouse cinema is a great and original extra. Special mention also for inhouse trainer Aruna for the daily workouts or bicyclerides in the fields. Our room was spacious, well designed (compliments for seperating the airconditioned bedroom from the other rooms) with a large bathroom with separate bath that fits two persons. The turndown service, inclusief a notice with program of the daily activities for next day, was very nice.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very nicely located hotel on a hill with nice view over the sea from the restaurant area and some (but not all) rooms. Nice pool area with 25m basin next to restaurant and nice private beach area at 3 minutes walking distance. Very friendly and helpful staff and very clean rooms. Nice style of hotel and rooms with large beds and wooden walls with its own UTMT color branding. Good food at restaurant and free cake and fruit during happy hour in afternoon; daily changing dishes in addition to standard menu (Curries are delicious!). Good Ayurveda treatment offerings including corresponding food. Private pool next to our apartment was very nice and relaxing. We would definitely recommend to go there and enjoy a few days of relaxation in a beautiful resort.
Cons: High season also raises the prices in this hotel (such as in most others as well). WiFi reception varies from good to bad over the hotel area.
Handagedara Resort - Tangalla - Building
11
8.7 Excellent (552 reviews)
C$ 98+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Handagedara Resort in Mirissa, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Mirissa Beach and Polhena Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and welcoming staff. We visited during the Sri Lankan New Year days, so some things were a bit scetchy, e.g. the pool had not been cleaned but this was explained and therefore not an issue. Anyway with two lovely beaches to choose from close-by we did not need the pool, really. Located between the two and close to harbour and mainstreet too, yet very quiet. Awoken by sounds of peacocks in the morning. Breakfast was lovely - very friendly service. The staff was always very helpful in every way. Would definitely stay again.
Cons: Not a very good WiFi at least in our room
7.9 Good
Pros: Loved so much about this place. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location. So close to the beach but quiet. Our room looked fairly new and was a pleasure to stay in. Comfortable beds and it was private.
Cons: The pool could do with more regular cleaning. It looked murky. We did see staff cleaning this as we were leaving but we were unable to use during our stay. The bathroom was stuffy and had an odor.
7.5 Good
Pros: Good villa with pool and friendly staff. Enjoyed the stay and location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very conveniently located just off Mirissa beach, Colonial Villa is a great place to enjoy Mirissa and the surrounding area.
Cons: Nothing at all - it was great
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast, welcoming staff
Cons: Lack of window, concrete floor, bathroom weird concept
6.3 Good
Pros: Nice room. Staff very kind and helpful
Cons: Dirty pool Very dull restaurant Breakfast could be better
4.2 Okay
Pros: Good water pressure
Cons: Location is not as good as led to believe. About 10 minute walk to beach via a filthy jungle track. Swimming pool water level was about 40mm below gutter meaning it was not filtering and had scum floating on top. No TV no phone in room bed was matteress on a concrete slab. Bathroom was adjoining with only mosquito mesh over shower for roof. View from left side of bed is the back of a wardrobe and fridge motor.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was great - super helpful and very friendly. It‘s location is also great - close to the beach at Mirissa but also near the whale watching at Weligama too.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were lovely at this hotel. We were made to feel so welcome and actually extended our stay by a further 2 days. Nice rooms with air con/ fridge and modern bathrooms. Nice pool with a snack bar also. Close enough walk to the beach and restaurants and far enough away to chill in the pool and watch the chipmunks running around. The breakfast was lovely each morning, mix of continental and Sri Lankan- missing the hoppers and sambol! We will return for sure
Cons: Nothing - all lovely and had a true Sri Lankan atmosphere.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect! Beautiful room, nice pool, very tasty and fresh breakfast, perfect location. Wonderful owners!!! We recommend this place and definitely come back in the future!
Sole Luna Resort & Spa - Tangalla - Building
12
8.7 Excellent (518 reviews)
C$ 73+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sole Luna Resort & Spa in Tangalle, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Dickwella Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything Was Perfect... Really Good Service with Friendly Staff. Highly recommended...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location and facilities. Room was modern, clean and comfortable. Staff was pleasant.
Cons: Breakfast was a bit too European. Food lacked of spices.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Swimming pool. Big rooms. Lovely views. Good laundry service. Friendly staff.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean rooms and nice shower
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really nice hotel, superb view, nice staff!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spectacular location. Amazing view to the ocean. Large room size, clean and comfortable with friendly staff.
Cons: Nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Me and my family loved this hotel. Amazing big and spacious family room with comfortable beds for 4 for of us. Good location good service. Good drinks in the evening in the pool. Everything was more than expected. Good value for money. Recommendath it with two hands.
Cons: Everything was excellent.
7.5 Good
Pros: Clean and comfortable,hotel manager was very lovely and helpful,she was more then happy to help with any questions you have.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great location. Funny little drive but fab views over the sea.
Cons: One noisy night. Loud music over the road from 11pm?
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff and the calm surrounding. Staff helped my dad and my new born with their food and other facilities. Was very kind and helpful in all the way.
Cons: Beach is across the main road and walking towards the beach from the place is not practical. But a nice sight to the room of the beach.
Talalla Retreat - Talalla South - Building
13
8.6 Excellent (826 reviews)
C$ 61+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Talalla Retreat in Devinuwara, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Dickwella Beach and Talalla Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Devinuwara? This resort features 500 square feet (46 square meters) of event facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and RV/bus/truck parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The pool was divine, and loved also having direct beach access, the options to join in yoga, boxilates, and surfing, or to lay by the pool. The breakfast was also delicious. The staff very accommodating, informative and friendly.
Cons: We paid to upgrade to the Deluxe Suites and found that these were much more suited to our style than the Big House rooms. The cost for dinner and the yoga classes was higher than other places throughout Sri Lanka.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Loved the setting, right on the beach, breakfast was good and the rooms lovely.
Cons: There was a hula hoop retreat on at the same time which was noisy. It's annoying paying $15 for a yoga class (which is already super overpriced) only for it to be disrupted by pop music while they practiced on the beach
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Talalla Retreat is a magical little oasis in Sri Lanka. The beautiful palm trees, lush grass and great beach makes this place special. The activities on offer were fun, ranging from surfing lessons, spa and yoga classes. The morning yoga class I took was crashed by some local monkeys which was fun. The food is fabulous and the staff are lovely.
Cons: It was a little busy during our stay with a hula hoop retreat on at the same time. This group seemed to dominate the space wherever you went especially the pool and dining space. They we all having fun but the noise was sometimes too much to handle (increasing anxiety levels) and detracted from what should have been a relaxing stay. Maybe notify guests when booking that a retreat is on at the same time and that the property may be busy. Our room was also located right next to the pool pavilion which made for noise late into the night and early morning with hula hoop retreat activities/music or early morning boxilates etc. The room without A/C was hot, the bathroom door latch super annoying to use and close, using the shower made the tile floor wet and very slippery. There was also nothing to put down on the tiles to soak up the water. Also the room was lacking anywhere to sit except for the bed. It would be useful to have a bench seat along the wall for putting on shoes, or searching through your bag or many other reasons. We were also unable to book a spa treatments because it was already booked up. We were staying three nights so this was disappointing. We would probably only stay here again in the AC sea view villas.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location on the beach, and a nice combination of a natural setting with a sense of luxury (such as the open shower in the bathroom and the small balcony section). The yoga classes were really good too :)
Cons: Whilst good quality the restaurant is relatively expensive compared to what you could find elsewhere and the open-ended rooms may not feel private enough for everyone (although they have blinds that completely cover the rooms in the evenings)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Talalla is beautiful. I took 18 people from all over the world on a yoga retreat to Talalla and we had the best experience. Beautiful gardens, yoga Shalas and beach. Staff was so friendly. I will be back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Talalla Retreat has it all; excellent seaside location, beautiful property, clean and well designed rooms, delicious food and a super-friendly staff. Highly recommend.
7.1 Good
Pros: Wonderful location, beautiful beach, great pool, delightful gardens, friendly staff, great food, cold beer
Cons: The rooms were pretty basic for the price - while I love an open air bathroom and no walls or windows - the price was 5 star but the room was 2 star
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Location, staff, great level of yoga classes
Cons: There was a big group a bit noisy while doing the yoga classes and putting music.
7.9 Good
Pros: the yoga staff,restaurant and security were lovely. The pool was fantastic.
Cons: Our driver did not turn up at the airport as we had been promised. I emailed to confirm twice before we left. Arriving at midnight with a child, and no one too meet us was not ok. The admin staff seemed a little lazy.
7.1 Good
Pros: The retreat in general was great and the beach was beautiful and quiet :) Staff was lovely and the place and restaurant were nice, although they could have more options in regards to the food.
Cons: I think they should look after the small details as making sure the shampoos or shower gels are filled as well as in the right bottle, a bit annoying to find body lotion where it says “shampoo”.
Talalla Freedom Resort - Talalla South - Bedroom
14
8.6 Excellent (234 reviews)
C$ 38+
Overview Reviews
Situated in Devinuwara, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Talalla Beach, Gandara Beach, and Noonnawella Beach. Devinuwara Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location above Talalla Beach. The pool was beautiful. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was amazing. Great value for money.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Talalla Beach is an absolute gem - lively surf, beautiful clean golden sands and not too busy. The accommodation is at the top of a hill, which requires the climbing if steep steps - maybe not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. Our room was a bit basic and lacking in some maintenance, however, the staff and food more than made up for these short comings. Meals in the hill top restaurant overlooking the beach were amazing.  Another plus was the infinity pool - well maintained and clean.
Cons: Rooms a bit basic and need up dating a liitle
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The sparkling clean pool is an amazing place to unwind after a beach day. The beach is a 2minute walk away and looks like a postcard. The local Breakfast was very delicious aswell. The friendly owner let us have a late check out for free. The bungalow was clean and comfy with a nice view. Cannot recommend this one enough.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location, friendly staff and fantastic food. The only letdown were the massive cockroaches in the bathroom. The other bits were so good it was still worth the day.
Cons: Cockroaches in the bathroom
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Such beautiful views from the balcony, a peaceful and tranquil location far away from the hussle and bussle of the nearby towns. Talalla beach has plenty of options of eating and drinking
Cons: Our only issue with this beautiful accommodation was the thin matress- but totally worth putting up for to experience the amazing views from our balcony!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was great,bit of a trek up the steps but the view and wild life was fantastic food and staff wonderful and the pool was clean and a v/good size
Cons: What’s not to like
6.7 Good
Pros: If you are a young backpacker,you will find this jungle top location is very exceptional and romantic. Very unique. Birdseye view through the woods onto Talalla beach. Hosts were very good to deal with. Pool was a welcome respite.Talalla beach and awesome waves soooo beautiful.
Cons: Our fault, We are a little too old and needing our comforts to enjoy this budget property. No air con...we knew that, but the concrete construction of the room means NO air circulation in room despite fan at full speed. Thus no sleep due boiling hot room. The romantic view through the trees to the beach also means many stairs to climb to get down to beach, which is wonderful and adventurous going down, but gruelling going up.to note u cannot drive a car easily to this property, u are better to keep the car below and get a tuk tuk to find the route up to this property. GPS isn’t gonna help a foreigner find this property without a local showing them the way. Not a good idea to walk with your bags across the sand beach then up the stairs to property, that is doing it the hard way.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best place in Talalla Beach
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location is perfect, in front of one of the most beautiful beaches in Sri Lanka! You can sleep With the sound of the Waves...Swimming pool very good, even the restaurant on the terrace with a fantastic view on the beach and the Cooking also! The perfect Place to relax yourself!
Cons: The rooms are not so good...the shower was broken, the beds were noisy and uncomfortable, and the wall that divide the rooms is very thin so you can hear the people inside...but all this is far exceeded by the position!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The pool was really good and very clean The family did anything to make your stay easier. Breakfast was tasty and view from there is amazing.
Damith Homestay - Tangalla - Bedroom
15
8.6 Excellent (205 reviews)
C$ 24+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Damith Homestay in Tangalle, you'll be a 4-minute walk from Tangalle Beach and 14 minutes by foot from Parewella Natural Swimming Area. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Quaint little family-run homestay a few minutes from the better beaches in Tangalle. Great location not even 5 minutes walk from the bus station. Owner was very helpful and informed us of a direct bus to Udawalawe which everyone else had told us didn't exist (it's once a day at 9:20am for the record!)
Cons: The mosquito net impedes the bed space quite a lot so the queen size bed isn't as big as you'd expect
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location right next to the bus station in Tangalle, but still in a quiet street. Also walking distance next to very good restaurants and beaches. Damith was very pleasant person always ready to help. Breakfast was good and in good quantity. Room was basic but was very good value for money. we enjoyed our stayed there
Cons: Bathroom ceiling had spider webs so could be cleaned more
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were only passing through Tangalle, but staying at Damith’s made us sad we didn’t plan a longer trip! The room was clean and dinner and breakfast were excellent. Absolutely the best place to stay while traveling on a budget. Damith even personally drove us to our next destination! Thank you again!
7.1 Good
Pros: The room is comfortable and the guesthouse is close to the Beach and the Bus station.
Cons: The kitchen is not shared
7.9 Good
Pros: Breakfast very good and abundant. Damith and his wife very helpful. Hotel only 10 minutes walking from the beaches and few meters from Tangalle bus station.
Cons: The room was very small and without terrace, although on Booking we had booked a room with terrace.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is very well located : restaurants, beaches, bus station are very close to the hotel. It’s also very easy to rent scooters. The place is very comfortable, beds are kingsize and the bathroom is clean. Breakfast are tasty and delicious, you can also have dinner if you want (there are delicious too). The hosts are just lovely, very helpful and always smiling!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Had a lovely stay here for three nights, couldn’t of asked for more. Damith and his wife were lovely and went out of their way to help. He helped me organise a trip to Udawalawe and kayaking in the nearby lagoon. Beds were comfy, breakfast was good and bedroom and bathroom was clean. Also, great central location, only 5 minute (maximum) walk to the bus station and nearby shops, but also 10 minute walk to the beach and a range of restaurants. Had a lovely stay in Tangalle and this homestay made it even better. I would 100% recommend to everyone and I hope to return one day. Thank you!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality and Service. Ready to help nature
Cons: Not applicable.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good value for money! The Homestay is located near to the main road and near to the beach. The breakfast was good and they are very friendly owner who helped in every situation
Cons: sometimes bad wifi signal
Dickwella Resort and Spa - Dikwella - Building
16
8.5 Excellent (900 reviews)
C$ 178+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dickwella Resort and Spa in Dickwella, you'll be steps from Dickwella Beach and a 3-minute drive from Wewurukannala Vihara Temple. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was beautiful and clean and we really loved it
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location, breakfast
Cons: Hotel needs a renovation . No room service available
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location by the sea, arrangement of the rooms
Cons: Bathroom is small and had issues with drainage..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast and friendly stuff. Also very good location.
7.9 Good
Pros: View For family ok Young couple .. No
Cons: Cold shower, no toilet paper, blocked toilet, safe not working. Bed uncomfortable. Check in was over 45 minutes wait.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The location is great - on a mini peninsula with sea views all round - and there are two decent beaches on either side. The pool is a good size. Our room was a great size and had good sea views. The bed was large and comfortable. The air conditioning worked well. We ate twice a la carte and twice from the buffet - each was good and the buffet was relatively good value for the selection available. The dining room terrace was great, with views over the rocks and out to sea. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and reception arranged a taxi for us to our next destination in Sri Lanka.
Cons: The room was dated and needed a refurbishment. The mosquito net covering the bed was full of large holes. Several windows in the room were extremely dirty (see picture). The minibar fridge had been turned off and left shut, and so it was mouldy and foul-smelling inside. The toilet seat was stained brown, and the toilet itself wobbled when you sat on it. The grouting around the shower was stained and mouldy. The curtains were stained and some of them were ripped/falling from the wall.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location of the property and swimming pool.staff was very attentive and helpful.it was off season and there were very few guest but still they managed to put a buffet for us.
Cons: Some rooms are not maintained well example we have to move to a new room middle of night due to AC stopped working it was hectic with three kids.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing staff their attention to guests is thoughtful and genuine.
Cons: The restaurant isn't wheelchair accessible but the staff were amazing and carried my dad up anyway.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic rooms and food!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The ocean view dining
Cons: The guy at the front desk who did my reservation was irritating. Not flexible or friendly.
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Palm Paradise Cabanas & Villas Beach Resort Tangalle in Tangalle, you'll be near the beach, within a 15-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Dickwella Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and a library. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available 24 hours).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Room/Villas design, especially wooden doors and windows. we licked a lot the bathroom without roof. Gardens are fabulous and well maintained with different trees and other plants. picocs and squirrels roaming around. Recommended for nature lovers.Excellent value for money. Staff always available. weliked also the swimming pool with deep area. we stayed two weeks in srilanka in 5 different resorts and this is one of the best. Photos on booking.com are not enough to show room beauty
Cons: Breakfast offered is set menu with little amounts. we have same breakfast every day. we understand that resort occupation was 25% or even less. However restaurant staff are very cooperative. I think there are some bugs in the bed as we all had skin allergy during our stay. we saw the staff putting pillows on the grass directly in order to expose to sun. They should put on a table or something high
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The beach is amazing, the staff super friendly, and villas are very luxury
Cons: Nothing! Our staying was awesome and the staff really made the extra mile to welcome us
6.3 Good
Pros: It was ok. Not as nice as I had hoped for. The bathroom was clean at least
Cons: Considering the time of year we arrived and the fact that the air was quite damp, nothing dried - it would have been great to have fresh linen every day during our stay. Get some new matches for your mosquito coil!!!
6.7 Good
Pros: Good location, fairly priced restaurant and good breakfast. Nice pool. Easy transport to local places. Good games for kids: giant chess, table tennis etc
Cons: Not the friendliest of welcomes after a long drive. Holes in mosquito nets in a very open cabana. No tea/coffee facility. Warnings about falling coconuts with every walkway overlooked by hugely tall coconut trees laden with huge coconuts. Worrying with small children
6.3 Good
Pros: Nice cabana balcony with the sea view. Friendly staff except for reception ones. Game zone with ping pong table and board games. Nice pool. Facility is good.
Cons: Indifferent office/reception staff. No greetings and luggage assistance. Overpriced cabana that looks used to much. Water can accidentally end. Mediocre breakfasts and restaurant. Unstable and unreliable wifi. Ridiculously huge room key number badge. Missing breakwater makes impossible to enjoy the sea. And waves can be dangerous.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Quiet and beautiful
Cons: Loved it all
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful area close to the sea, the cabanas are really nice and clean, you can always hear the sound of the waves. The restaurant offers different food for not too much money. Beach ist close and clean. The pool is very nice, not so crowded, and the pool restaurant has delicious food.
Cons: Breakfast was okay but very continental, Toast, marmelade, egg, tea or coffee. In the evening you can order Sri Lankan breakfast for the next day.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: This is a great, family friendly resort located on the beach. We were very happy staying in a cabana and swam in the ocean and pool on a daily basis. The room was spacious and clean and provided lots of storage. It also contained an over head fan and a fan above the bed. My husband and I found that sufficient to stay cool at night. However, if you do not tolerate heat well, book a villa. We were surprised to find that eating at the restaurant was cheaper than eating on the beach. The restaurant offered a great variety of food and their daily specials for both lunch and dinner were excellent. Our breakfast was included and was substantial! We also made use of the lounge/games area in the evening, playing ping pong, reading or just having a drink. The beach was lovely and we had a great time playing in the waves. Lounge chairs are not provided by the resort but local restaurants have them available. We never felt pressured or harassed to buy anything while using the chairs. The pool in the resort was also refreshing and provided a nice alternative to the ocean. The pool bar/restaurant also provided great food and drinks. Overall we were very happy with our stay and would recommend this resort to others.
Cons: We had a couple of mid-orders at the restaurant and would recommend checking your bills closely. Nothing major and was quickly corrected when we pointed out an issue. It can also be hot and humid in the cabanas so if you do not handle the heat well, book a villa.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The beach is perfect, coconut fringed, soft sand, blue sea. I think you would struggle to find such a perfect setting. The grounds of the property are beautiful, with peacocks roaming around. Our villa was perfect, cannot comment on the cabanas
Cons: It is a shame the hotel do not provide loungers on the beach. It is also a shame the pool bar does not serve cocktails! Although they are available elsewhere on the property (but no one tells you this!!) We only ate in the restaurant once, and the service was very slow even by sri lankan standards, but it was local New Year so perhaps staff was limited. The check out process is slow, and the staff lack the warmth we have experienced elsewhere in Sri Lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: everything!!!!!
Cons: the breakfast (continental) was very basic
Golden Lodge Tangalle - Tangalla - Bedroom
18
8.7 Excellent (55 reviews)
C$ 33+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Golden Lodge Tangalle in Tangalle, you'll be near the beach, just a 4-minute walk from Tangalle Beach and 14 minutes by foot from Parewella Natural Swimming Area. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice location and good food with friendly staff
Cons: AC not the best because of so much air leak around doors. 2 small blankets instead of one big that would cover the whole bed... why...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! Perfect communication!
Cons: Nothing at all
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good location, 2 minutes to the beach. Provided with a good breakfast, eggs, toast, fresh juice and tea and coffee Hosts were very friendly and helpful and gave good advice on the surrounding area. The host also met us in his Tuk tuk at the bus station and took us to the property, which was nice. Property is 2 minutes into the main town and a small grocery shop a minute away.
Cons: The water supply was a bit hit and miss and no hot water (weather is very hot so not too much of a problem), Host offered and allowed us to use another bathroom on the ground floor.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are new.
Cons: Sri Lankan breakfast has to be ordered one day before.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very comfortable, the owner was very helpful, and gave us a wonderful experience. We will came back. Thank you very much
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lady was really lovely she let me stay 2 extra nights. Room was nice
Cons: Wifi was sometimes abit weak but most of time it worked
4.2 Okay
Pros: AC room, close to the beach and nice restaurants.
Cons: Basic services missing : no hot water at the shower, no sheets at the bed. Everything looked much older than the pictures at booking. The room was extremely humid, almost impossible for me to breathe without the AC on. After being in many different rooms in Sri Lanka, I consider this is completely overpriced.
7.1 Good
Pros: Well sized bedroom with private bathroom at the property of a lovely family. The room has a ceiling fan and a mosquito net. There is no hot water in the shower but as it's so warm in Tangalle you don't really miss it :)
Cons: Bring your own locker if you want to lock your room when you are outside. I was not provided toilet paper and the night when I wanted to ask for some everybody seemed to be sleeping...
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very comfortable, new and clean. It was really nice to have a private area in front of the room. It's few minutes walk to the beach and the restaurants. We can totally recommend this place.
Cons: There were no wifi connection in our room (problem almost everywhere in Sri Lanka)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quite comfortable rooms, balcony with chairs in the upper rooms, few minutes to the beach! One of a few places in Srí Lanka where the wifi is actually working! Owner and his mother are both very nice and helpful. We even got tasty sandwiches instead of breakfast when we needed to leave early.
Cons: There could be some clothes hangers in the room, maybe a chair or small closet. Also could be a little more cleaner from spider nets and so, but nothing crucial.
Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort - Tangalla - Building
19
8.5 Excellent (182 reviews)
C$ 80+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Tangalle Lighthouse. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous beach, friendly staff and great value for money. Would recommend the sea view deluxe rooms
Cons: Initially we had a standard room which was a little basic - we upgraded & the room we were given is probably one of the nicest rooms I've ever stayed in
6.7 Good
Pros: Beachfront location
Cons: Air conditioner in the room blew directly onto the bed. Too strong even on low. Would have been better positioned elsewhere within the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice pool area and located right on the beach. The restaurant is right on the beach which is lovely. The staff at the restaurant were very friendly and helpful.
Cons: The wifi is only available in public areas and even here it seemed to drop out a lot. There is no wifi available in rooms.
7.9 Good
Pros: The location is amazing, by the most beautiful, endless beaches and wonderful lagoon. The pool is peaceful and there's plenty of space to chill. The restaurant offered good choice and fair value given that there were few outside options. Peaceful location within a 10 min tuk tuk ride from tangalle.
Cons: We were given rooms opposite reception within the car park area, which wasn't what we expected. I suspect they weren't often used as the room was a little musty at first and there were a lot of mosquitos initially, presumably from the drain as we didn't have issues after the first night.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location feels like you’re in a jungle.
Cons: Ants can go inside your room so it woke us up early in the morning.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The pool was fantastic, the staff were very nice, we were able to rent a motor scooter which made seeing the sights very good. Good AC but the room is a bit dark and lighting is not bright enough, but we would recommend this property as we enjoyed a quiet night's stay and it is located right on the beach.
Cons: Brighter lighting in the room & a chair for the desk, these are suggestions not a complaint.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Calmness of the place
Cons: Hot water wasn't that hot
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Nice guy at reception who showed us around the place; beach location with pleasant restaurant; good price
Cons: Standard room was very dark (but had at least wifi as being next to the Lobby)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location. Right on the beach , great swimming pool and cheap food.
Little Pumpkin Cabanas - Tangalla - Bedroom
20
8.5 Excellent (80 reviews)
C$ 40+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Little Pumpkin Cabanas in Tangalle, you'll be on the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Tangalle Beach and Goyambokka Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best hostel we stayed at in Sri Lanka! Clean rooms, good food, we slept with the sound of the ocean, cool terrace, a restaurant with a lovely view on the ocean, tasty breakfast, close to a street with a nice atmosphere. I recommend 100%!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Right on the beach, great panorama views from the restaurant at breakfast. There are lounge chairs and hammocks for the guest to chill on. The area is not suitable for swimming, too many rocks. But the beach is very long and one can go along it and find many cute little places to eat, chill or have a drink. 20 min walk to the Tangalle town center. The room was all wooden inside, and a bit hot during the day - the two fans were sufficient to cool it down though.
Cons: The room is a bit small and the windows/doors hard to open/close. But it's a wooden cabana, so a little misfit is expected.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice and quiet place.. in one place u got everything what u need. Staff was very nice and kind, they help us with a lot of information. Cabanas are nice with very good A/C. We recomend this place. Thank you for everything again! Food is also delicious.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Really good location and great breakfast.
Cons: The cabanas were a little old and the toilet was not as good as expected.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the location and price was realy reasonable for the value. We are traveling with a little girl and they were really nice and gave her special breakfast which was not on the menu.
Cons: All good. Maybe I just missed the daily fresh fish we could actually see and choose, but that is really not a disslike more suggestion for the future
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing!!! We would of like to stay longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were really welcoming and helpful. Everything went perfectly. The room is nice, close to the beach and the restaurant is also good. The beach is clean but a lot of rocks. Good we could pay with credit card.
7.1 Good
Pros: Absolutely stunning view from the top room (the window facing the beach). The property is surrounded by lovely garden and peace-full beach site with palm trees & even a swing. Location is remote & good for people who like to chill & have their privacy. On-site restaurant has got also a lovely sea view.
Cons: Staff is little "unapproachable" - customer service and pro-active behaviour improvement can be a key. Rooms & bathroom can be cleaner (however its still a "beach house", so it may have some flaws..)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good location close to the amazing Rawana beach. Tasty breakfast and helpful staff
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay at little pumpkin cabanas! Owner and team is very helpful an friendly, from storage of medicine in the fridge, organising a doctors appointment, a driver to the next destination - everything exceeded our expectations! The view, the food and athmosphere were great. Definately a place to feel home.