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316 Galle Road Goiyapana, Ahangama 80650 Sri Lanka
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#17 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Ahangama
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The Southern Gate is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Ahangama, offering a luxury environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, bringing comfort and convenience to your visit.

Plus, The Southern Gate offers a pool and breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Ahangama Chinese restaurants such as Sunset Restaurant by Kabalana Villas, which is a short distance from The Southern Gate.

Enjoy your stay in Ahangama!

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Beach
Diving
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Breakfast available
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Great View
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Rusnė D wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing place to stay! We booked a room with an amazing sea view and it was just the best to wake up to it every morning. Whole place is very stylish, there are many spaces you can relax and chill. The breakfast was very good - you can choose from a few different options and all of them are just beyond delicious. Great thing that you can get lunch and dinner there also, it will be made specially for you! The owners and working staff are very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EshiniE wrote a review Aug 2020
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka1 contribution
We really enjoyed our stay there. The location by the sea was great and the staff were friendly and helpful! Areas for improvement are- (1)the A/C which wasn't working well in some of the rooms and (2) food, especially breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from The Southern Gate, Marketing at The Southern Gate
Responded 7 Sep 2020
Dear Guest Thank you for your valued review. We assure you our best services at all times. We have improved our Breakfast menu and the Air conditions have been serviced and working in good condition now. Management TSG
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Louise W wrote a review Mar 2020
Danube-Auen National Park, Austria178 contributions99 helpful votes
Couldn’t fault this place. It’s so peaceful and quiet for a beautiful relaxing holiday. It approaches surfers. Even though I’m not a surfer I had a great time watching the waves. Breakfast was good, a choice of british or Sri Lankan. We tried both Best part of the trip was the staff, super friendly and would go above and beyond to help you. One recommendation is to have a sea view room. It makes such a difference. We started with a standard room but it was extremely loud all night with the traffic we had a sleepless night, so we ended up upgrading, the rooms were bigger and brighter with a fab view of the ocean Would recommend this place
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanjeeva Gunatilleke, Other at The Southern Gate
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Wishing you good health!!
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Malika Bhavnani wrote a review Jan 2020
Mumbai, India35 contributions
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Being our 4th time in Lanka, we decided to look at a new destination and opted to stay at Ahangama which was our base for beach hopping across the coast. Not only was this central and accessible from Weligama, Mirissa and Galle, but in itself is was just breathtaking. Views to wake up to, ocean sounds to fall asleep to. The staff made our stay even better with their hospitable nature and amazing food. Would highly recommend staying here especially if one wants to explore the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka and take a surf lesson or two.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing The Southern Gate. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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José S wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions
We loved to stay in this place. They have a very large rooms with perfect view and everything was very confortable! We have the best breakfast here (omelet is great) and juices/fruits absolutely the greatest! Their staff was very helpfull and we completly recomended it!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear Jose, Thanks a lot for reviewing the property. Glad you enjoyed the stay with us. Hoping to see you again next year.
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Chamath J wrote a review May 2019
Colombo, Sri Lanka39 contributions29 helpful votes
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We booked the entire hotel out for the weekend with 10 adults and 3 toddlers. The location is easy to find using google maps even though it is placed abruptly on the main road. The place had two care takers who seemed eager to help out in any way possible. Check in was not much of a deal and the two staff members were happy to unload our bags and take them up stairs as well. The welcoming view as you enter this tiny place is breath taking and we were all dragged all the way to the loungers automatically. The welcome drink was great and refreshing. The rooms have large fixed glasses from floor to ceiling to get the most of the sea view possible. The rooms were very clean and the bed was very comfortable too. All rooms were equipped with a spacious bathroom with a good amount of sea breeze coming in. The rooms were booked on B&B basis but we did enjoy an extra meal as well. The two staff members managed to prepare and serve all 13 of us a very good meal. Even though our stay was a short one, we completely enjoyed it to the last bit. We did nothing but relax and chill with a bunch of friends, and sometimes that's all it takes to wind down.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: "Sea View" rooms have the best views. Its fun if you can book the entire hotel with 10...
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 4 Jun 2019
Dear Chamath, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hoping to see you all back again at The Southern Gate.
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dufeelios wrote a review Mar 2019
Dubai18 contributions1 helpful vote
The good: the location was amazing. 5 stars. 10/10. Our room view was incredible. Big glass windows with 180 degree view which is spectacular. The architecture is also beautiful and quite stunning the balconies between rooms are lovely for chilling and watching the surf. Also great for surfers as it's in front of a really great surf spot. One of the best places we ever stayed in Sri Lanka. Good for snorkelling too. The bad: the catering, restaurant and food is really weak and underdeveloped. Not to yhe same standard as the property. 2 to 3 stars max and 5/10. It was quite disappointing and it's what left us from giving the property a 5 star review. We ate out daily at amazing restaurants with cosmopolitan and delicious meals. Pity it wasnt served on the property at the same level. The waiter speaks little english so communicating for simple things like ice for your water was a challenge. The breakfast was lousy and really boring in our opinion. After travelling to Sri Lanka for many years and staying in such an up market boutique hotel, string hoppers and the usual (been served for 20 years) eggs, fruits, toast and coffee breakfast menu, the best you could come up with? Really boring and uncreative. Even when we asked for fried eggs and other items we were just brought pancakes and eggs in a way we didnt request. The waiter had no clue when we made request for certain foods beyond the boring standard breakfast. Robotic. The avo juice tasted like it had half a glass of sugar in it (it was too sweet to drink). The food and service should match the beautiful location and architecture. We wrote this review not to be harsh but to give the owner an honest review to improve the catering side of the business. Get some creativity in your menu and some upmarket food service and we believe this will be one of the best places to stay in the South Coast. Get some inspiration from Nomad, Hangtime, Soul Cafe and Citra. We hope to come back again one day and give it the 5 start it has the potential to be.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 4 Jun 2019
Dear Dufeelios, Thanks a lot for taking the time to review the property. Your comments well noted . We will do our best to rectify the matter. Kind Regards
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Aluthwatte wrote a review Dec 2018
Katunayake, Sri Lanka51 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed with the family and friends. As we occupied 4 rooms we were more or less alone which was very nice. A nice modern building with great views over the sea. A bit minimalistic with art - we really liked it. Both floors have a common area - great to relax and be together. Very friendly staff. Good food. Very nice beach with a good surf spot.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 22 Jan 2019
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the property. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Kathy2077 wrote a review Apr 2018
Wijk aan Zee, Nederland22 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked 2 non-sea view rooms for 2 from home directly with the owner of this little boutique hotel. About 1,5 week prior to heading to Sri Lanka we were offered sea view rooms incl breakfast for a good rate which we preferred. The rooms are clean with a comfy bed. The air o is quiet and easy to regulate. The bathroom is clean with a large hot shower cell. Lovely shower! The view is amazing! The surf is at the doorstep. The garden is perfect for lounging with good umbrellas and daybeds. The chef kooks with his heart. All whole staff is hospitable, friendly, humble and very helpful. And the afternoon king coconuts are the cherries on the cake! Thank you again! PS: a clotheline in the garden or a clotherack per room would be handy.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 27 Apr 2018
Hi Kathy, Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Noted on the improvement tips. Will work on this asap. Sanjeeva
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Shani Z wrote a review Apr 2018
Tel Aviv, Israel24 contributions
The hotel is located in the head line to a surfing point. An amazing feeling of being near the sea and falling asleep with the sound of the waves under the sky. Rooms are comfortable and cozy, Especially the open living room overlooking the sea. warmly recommended !
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sanjeeva G, Director of Sales at The Southern Gate
Responded 27 Apr 2018
Hi Shani Thank you for taking the time to review The Southern Gate. Glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Sanjeeva
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US$54 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictAhangama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Southern Gate
Which popular attractions are close to The Southern Gate?
Nearby attractions include Handunugoda Tea Estate (5.5 km), Ashintha Tours & Taxi Service Koggala (4.6 km), and Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Southern Gate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Southern Gate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Southern Gate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rise, Surf 'n' Turf, and Bay-Route Resto & Shisha Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Southern Gate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is The Southern Gate located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Ahangama.
Are there any historical sites close to The Southern Gate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kushta Raja Gala (4.7 km).