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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Very good quiet place with little bit small and dark cabanas, but who is in room during stay on beach? We stayed with baby, so we appreciated small pool (not perfectly clean). Food is really a bit overpriced, but reasonable. For 40 USD p/double + 4USD breakfast good choice.

Thank michalek123
Bruges, Belgium
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We stayed 6 nights early January 2013, half board, (youngish) couple. It's a perfect stay if you want peace and quiet. Privacy of your own cabana, a nice pool and a garden that morphs into the beach, which you basically have to yourself. Need more? What about decent food, extremely friendly staff, and a very helpfull owner? We would highly...

Thank Charlie1902
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Do not stay here... we didn't book the hotel, our guide brought us here for one night. I will admit the beach is great, but the greatness ends there. The rooms were musty and gross. My husband had to kill several cockroaches...beds are dirty. The AC in our room did not work, and the fan was so loud it kept...

Thank Martin G
Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 1 August 2012

We stayed here on a package tour. The cabins/cabanas were very cute and small. The roof hung a bit low so there wasn't great airflow when sitting on the porch but the view is great. It felt like being in a shaded forest next to the beach. The cabanas were spaced very far apart and very private. The AC was...

Thank Pnguyen10
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 9 May 2012

Hotel is located 8km from Tangalle, so if you need/want to get there you need to take a bajaj (might be expensive but the prices depend on your haggling abilities ;)) or bus (veeery cheap). Great garden just on the ocean beach - it seems to be a part of paradise. The rooms are basic but clean. The staff are...

Thank Anna M
Putten NL
Reviewed 8 April 2012

We skipped fully booked Mirissa and found this cabana through our driver. What more luxury may one expect for guesthouse rate while right at the beach, a garden with nice pool, cabana with airco and balcony? Only minus for me that the bed was set against the wall on one side and the maintenance is not 100%, but, as stated,...

Thank ligt55
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We recently spent 5 nights here and it was a wonderful experience. Yes, the rooms are a bit basic and would benefit from a lick of paint, but the friendly staff, great food and superb location more than made up for it. It is a really secluded place with a fantastic empty beach. Most days we were the only people...

2Thank MrRobSharjah
Notodden, Telemark, Norway
Reviewed 6 March 2012

It was a lovely place to relax, and go to the beach, but not for doing much else. This is not in Tangalle, as we thought, but at a very secluded beach with almost no tourism - this, obviously, has it's pros and cons. The scenery is gorgeous, and the beach is clean. The hotel restaurant is the only food...

Thank Julves
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Manahara Beach Cottage & Cabanas is about 8 kms. away from Tangalle. That means taking a three-wheeler or a bus every time you want go to Tangalle. If, like me, you have no problem in taking a bus (just Rs. 10), it's not a problem at all... But taking a bajaj can become a very expensive habit. When I was...

1Thank JG_Vermeulen
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2012

We stayed here in January at the end of a 10 day tour. The room was great, the staff really friendly, food good, but the location was outstanding. We had a gorgeous mangrove fringed beach practically to ourselves, we could have stayed for weeks! A complete contrast to Mirissa.

1Thank UhiM

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Address: Mahawela Road | Moraketiyara, Nakulugamuwa, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: €21 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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“Sea View Room”
 of 5 bubbles wiliam462, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All cabanas faced to sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles neminnz, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“dont travel to tangalle durng off season”
 of 5 bubbles yescaybabs, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“please try this hotel this is the best forever.”
 of 5 bubbles lithiran, 20 Mar 2015 | Read review
“at the begin check the room and if something doesn't work just ask to change room and explain the reason.”
 of 5 bubbles Excellent_sri_lanka, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
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