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5A Kadabeddagama, Matara 81700 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#1 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in Weligama
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Lion's Rest a Sri Lanka Tourism Authority Approved Grade A property. We sit on an unspoilt beach overlooking the azure Indian Ocean and the famous Coconuts Surf Break. We have 8 luxury A/C rooms including 2 Family Rooms, with comfy beds with high quality sprung mattresses, and bathrooms with solar powered rain showers. Our wonderful restaurant produces excellent Sri Lankan and western cuisine to suit all tastes Whether you want to learn to surf, practice yoga or just chill in a hammock by the pool or work with our free super fast fiber optic Internet broadband, we will do our best to make your stay a memorable one. Book direct with us at Lion's Rest for the best rates online. We are a certified Safe & Secure property listed on the Sri Lankan Tourism website.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Fishing
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi, Sinhala

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Grade: 37 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 1 km
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Nigel H wrote a review May 2022
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Lovely hotel and amazing location for a Sri Lanka surf trip. Just an easy taxi tide from the airport , waves on your doorstep, stunning views and super friendly staff! Stayed here for two weeks and surfed all the local spots including Coconuts right outside. Thanks Mike, Sunil and all at Lions Rest for making it feel like home …. until next time :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lindsey Z wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a 2-week stay with our 2 girls (8 and 5) and we are so glad we spent this time at Lion's Rest. There is a culture of authentic and warm hospitality that runs through the place, and that is really what made our time special, in addition to the great recommendations from Mike, Sunil and many others on everything from waves to beaches to local restaurants. Families, single travelers and couples all mixed into the vibe of the place and we can't wait to come back! Lucky is a super skilled surf instructor, giving our kids their first lessons and helping me better understand strengths and weaknesses in a way that really helped with progression. There is a nice restaurant with something for everyone. We were grateful to get to experience this special and very well-run place - not easy to do on the heels of a pandemic. it was hard to say goodbye and we feel more like it is a see you soon. Thank you, Lion's Rest, it was amazing!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 6 Apr 2022
Thank you Lindsey for your wonderful review of Lion's Rest! It was our pleasure to host you and your lovely family for 2 weeks, we sure will look forward to your return. Please be sure to contact us when you plan to return and we will send you a promo code to apply when booking. See you very soon! Mike, Sunil, Lucky and all the team at Lion's Rest
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Sarah P wrote a review Mar 2022
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We cannot recommend Lions Rest enough! Mike, Sunil and all the staff were amazing - so welcoming, friendly and great advice on trips to take and places to visit. They really can't do enough for you. The room was spacious and clean with a great views from the balcony. The curry buffet was the best curry we had whilst in Sri Lanka and great choices for breakfast. You are paying a bit more when you stay here, but it is totally worth it - especially when the power goes as it often does in Sri Lanka and Lions Rest have their own generator which kept the fans going! Really well appointed to explore all the local beaches. Can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Lion's Rest, Owner at Lion's Rest
Responded 12 Mar 2022
Thank you Sarah for your lovely words about your stay here. It was our pleasure to host you and your family and we are so happy all your needs were catered for. Please do contact us when you plan to return. Everyday Beautiful!
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Julia M wrote a review Feb 2022
Warsaw, Poland11 contributions7 helpful votes
The place is really great to stay here in Weligama. All the staff is very friendly and Sulim, the manager, is very welcoming and will always help you with everything. The rooms are very clean and the food is great. We definitely recommend this stay!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Lion's Rest, Owner at Lion's Rest
Responded 12 Mar 2022
Thank you your super review. It was wonderful meeting you both and we hope you can can back to see us soon. Best Regards Sunil
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Dave H wrote a review Feb 2022
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We loved our stay, couldn’t recommend it highly enough for anyone looking for somewhere beautiful to stay in Weligama - Mike, Anil & the team couldn’t make you feel more welcome, the spot is gorgeous and the vibe is bang on, big thanks from Dave, Kam, Indra & Étaín xxx
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check out Shrihani restaurant just round the corner for authentic curry action
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Response from Lion's Rest, Owner at Lion's Rest
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Thanks dave for your wonderful review of you time at Lion's Rest, it was a pleasure to host you and Kam and the kids. Please come back and see us again next season! Drop us a line and we will send you a promo discount code as a returning guest. Have a great UK summer and I hope all goes well for you. Take care Mike and the crew x
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Phil B wrote a review Jan 2022
Poole, United Kingdom22 contributions
My Fiancé and I have just returned from a 2021 Christmas and New Year Stay at The Lions Rest Guest House. I want to thank the staff so so much for the most wonderful holiday! We stayed in room 2 with a balcony overlooking the village green and beyond to the stunning warm ocean and surf. Many evenings and mornings spent on the balcony watching the sights, the local lads playing cricket, the incredible sunsets and lets also mention the little group of cows and calfs grazing. All a feast for your eyes, heart and soul! The Lions rest is situated just metres from the beach in the small village of Gurubabila, perfect for the couples and families, Yoga fans and surfers. Mike (The owner) and his team couldn't do enough to make our stay just perfect. Whats special about this place is where its situated along the stunning Sri Lankan South coast. A small community village where you really slot into the lifestyle in your time here, meeting and making great friends with other guests and the lovely locals. Thank you again Mike, We WILL be back! Special thanks to all the staff at the guest house, Sunil for his big welcome smile, laughter and help with everything, such a lovely man! Thanks to the guys behind the bar for the 100's of Drinks you beautifully prepared for us. (yes we racked them up, it was Christmas after all!! ) Come and stay here you will love it! Phil & Nicola
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Room 2 has the balcony view
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Response from Lion's Rest, Owner at Lion's Rest
Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you Phil & Nicola ! It was great having you both stay here at Lion's Rest over Christmas and New Year. I've let the team here know your kind words and we all will love to have you return. Stay in touch and have a fantastic 2022 !
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Leetal_El wrote a review Jan 2022
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I really enjoyed my stay at Lion's rest. I've been traveling in Sri Lanka alone for a month and staying here was one of my highlights. The staff is so friendly and accommodating. I always felt so safe and secure there. The staff is always willing to help and answer any questions. The place is located in a little pocket, it's easy to get around and you are within walking distance from the beach! Breakfast is served with a view of the pool and beach and you have a menu you can choose from daily. I highly recommend grabbing a surf lesson with Luck!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 10 Jan 2022
Thank you Leetal for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to host you and we are very happy your needs were met. Shalom and see you again sometime !
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Daniel H wrote a review Dec 2021
Wadebridge, United Kingdom1 contribution
No small hotel in Sri Lanka does it better than Lions Rest in my opinion. To stay in an authentic Sri Lanka village and experience the daily life is a unique experience. The hotel is safe, clean and in times of the Covid pandemic the place feels secure and the owner Mike has a wealth of knowledge about the area. The hotel offers such an array of facilities, swimming pool, yoga, surf instructors, good food, a cool hang out area and they put on amazing barbecues and Curry buffets. The rooms have real character , beds extremely comfy and easy to use safe for valuables, also a bonus being away from the busy coastal road and railway its quiet as well. The staff and management make you feel so welcome, and are always there for your needs and enquiries. There are several walk to surf spots so ideal for surfers , and nearby is a good mix of cafes and restaurants that are within walking distance. Great places for families as well, with many daytime excursions that can be arranged by Mike and the staff. Go you won't be disappointed!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lion's Rest, Owner at Lion's Rest
Responded 26 Dec 2021
Thank you for your lovely words about Lion's Rest ! It was our pleasure to host you and your pals here and thank you for your support. It means a lot. All the best for the new year and please do drop us a line when you plan to return and we'll send you a great offer as a returning guest!
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nigeldix2016 wrote a review Dec 2021
Ventnor, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lions rest Right on the beach front of coconut point...a great surf spot. The hotel is a beauty The staff are super friendly. Always smiles Its very clean. Its very safe. And has a nightwatchmen too The food is deluxe...the pool is immaculate and more useful than you think. Plenty of chill out luxuries dotted around.. Hamocks. Giant bean bags etc. Service was ace. Loved it and defo recomend it. .theres a good knowledge base too so if. You need to know something theyll know it
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 26 Dec 2021
Thank you for your lovely words about Lion's Rest! I've passed your comments onto the staff and we look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for your support.
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Adam B wrote a review Dec 2021
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Lion's Rest is perfectly positioned overlooking the sea & beach at Coconuts. It's a quiet location in the evening but only a short stroll from other bars and restaurants in the village. You can walk to surf Coconuts, Plantations & Rams and tuk-tuks are readily available to grab ad-hoc if you want to go further. The owner Mike is really helpful and knowledgable on all things local and makes sure all his staff attend anything you could want or need. The rooms are really clean and well maintained, with air-con, fans, a safe, as well as newly upgraded fast internet cover. over the whole site. Food is fresh and tasty, with daily specials and a weekly BBQ, and the bar is well stocked and everything is competitively priced. There's a really good vibe to the place, thanks to Mike & his friendly local staff, and thats the feel of the whole village, friendly, chilled and safe. We arrived straight after a hard time for Mike keeping things going after covid lockdowns, but genuinely, with 12 years running it he knows his stuff and has hit the ground running. My advice....treat yourself you won't regret it!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 27 Dec 2021
Thank you Adam for your kind words about Lion's Rest. It was a pleasure hosting you guys for 2 weeks and having you as our first guests since our re-opening! Please come back to see us next season with the family. All the very best for 2022. Mike
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PRICE RANGE
US$98 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceMataraWeligama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lion's Rest
Which popular attractions are close to Lion's Rest?
Nearby attractions include Tour with Rasad (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lion's Rest?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lion's Rest?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Lion's Rest?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lion's Rest?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lion's Rest?
Conveniently located restaurants include Plantation Surf inn's Restaurant, Shirani Home Made Rice & Curry, and Jamu surf lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lion's Rest?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Lion's Rest have airport transportation?
Yes, Lion's Rest offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lion's Rest?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Lion's Rest?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kushta Raja Gala (2.1 km).
Does Lion's Rest have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.