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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Avonlea is a guesthouse located in a quiet neighborhood east of downtown Batticloa. Rooms are pleasant and of a similar standard to the area, although equipped with A/C if requested. You will get mosquitos in the area so be ready for them. The Sri Lankan breakfast is excellent. No wifi so make sure you have your Sri Lankan SIM...

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights. The owner is very friendly and a great cook too. Rooms are basic but clean and come with a small terrace. Location and the bicycles for rent in the hotel are helpful to explore the city and almost empty nice beaches around. Anytime again.

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Thank Christian B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a well located, friendly family-run guest house. Mr Joseph was immediately welcoming and provided me with a bicycle to take a look at the sights of Batticaloa - not many it has to be said but having a bike made it much easier to get around. The room was clean and spacious and good value for money. A...

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Thank andycr777
Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two Nights in mr. Josephs guesthouse and it was really nice! The room was quiet Big and clean. We paid 2200 rs, which was a really fair Price! The Food he cooks for Dinner and breakfast is cheap, Local and super delicious. If you stay there you should Rent Some Bikes and make a tour through kallady,...

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Thank loooockasthewoertz
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Owner was very friendly and we ended up here after being moved from a hotel we had booked which closed renovations. Room with AC and fan was offered for a reasonably price, except the electricity had low current until about 8pm so effectively was an expensive basic room for half the day. There is no generator to help. We went...

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1Thank dhodgso
Micheldorf
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We spent 2 nights here as we wanted to dive in the area. The room was relatively spacious but simple - the bed was extremely hard, even by Sri Lankan standards. The bathroom was rather old and had certainly seen better days - the shower was OK but the toilet flush was rather hit & miss. the owner was very...

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1Thank Cavey_Austria
Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Joseph was great. He made us feel really welcomed and helped us with everything -even with a hotel for the next night in Arugam Bay. He is an exellent cook, some of the best food in Srilanka. Charge for room is 2000 (plus 200 tax), for AC room the price is 3500 (plus 350 tax).

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2Thank Andrej A
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

The rooms are basic and reasonably priced (2000rp/night). Fan, no wifi. Joseph runs this place and is very welcoming. We'd recommend to hire his bicycles and discover Batticaloa this way. The location is 10min away from the beach which was great and empty! Food (especially rotti) is delicious!

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4Thank MaryLou336
World
Reviewed 21 August 2014

very cosy and comfortable place - absolutely clean, quiet, great food (curry was incredible), super friendly staff (we even got breakfast at 5 am as we had to catch our bus very early) and a very reasonable price. I can recommend this place to everybody!

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1Thank curryandpasta
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I've stayed with Joseph several times during trips to Batticaloa. Its always a nice experience. He is a superb cook (try the prawn curry with roti) and makes sure you enjoy your stay. Its very good value. Its also only a ten minute stroll to Kallady beach which is perfect for a late afternoon swim/walk. Joseph speaks good English so...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
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An oasis of calm in a green environment, Avonlea Inn usually delights the guests in search of a peaceful place after a busy day. Guests recommend Avonlea Inn for its coziness, its great food and above all, for Joseph’s hospitality and friendliness. Don’t miss a good chat with your host and let him organize your days for an unforgettable stay in Batticaloa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avonlea Inn

Address: 57/A Nagathambiran Kovil Lane, New Dutch Bar Road, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Batticaloa
Price Range: €8 - €21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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