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Lion's Rest

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Nestled in the small fishing village of Gurubebila 2km away from Weligama Lion's Rest sits 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, at Lion's Rest will do our best to make your stay a memorable one. Book direct with us at Lion's Rest for the best rates online.
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Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
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Outdoor pool
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5a Kadabeddagama Gurubebila, Weligama, Matara 81700 Sri Lanka
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Koggala Airport5 mi
Mawella Lagoon Airport19 mi
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We initially wanted the most expensive room facing the sea on the first level but it wasn’t available so we booked the garden room at the rear of the property on the ground level. This was the best as we had our own verandah overlooking the restaurant, pool and out the large
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The Lions Rest was our favourite stop on our 8-day stay in Sri Lanka. Sunil, Rachel and all the team ensure the hotel is of a high standard & they freely provide advice on the area & things to do. The room and the pool are excellent. The location in a friendly village with a
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Response from Lionheart88, Owner at Lion's Rest
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Kevin, it was an absolute pleasure to have you both stay, please do come back to us on your return to Sri Lanka!
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This is easily the best spot for surfing and swimming. There's 2 really fun peaks about 100m from the front gate and plenty of nice swimming spots, Lion's rest also have a few boards you can hire if you don't bring your own. The staff are EXTREMELY friendly and helpful it's a
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We stayed for two nights with our teenage son, it was a fantastic location, the staff were greatly helpful. It is a quiet location with a reef break right out the front of the guest house. We enjoyed the yoga classes and the surf lessons. Would highly recommend a stay
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We are a family with 2 teenagers. We booked 5 nights and somehow timed it perfectly with the arrival of the new swell. As my son & I are surfers, we were thrilled! Sunil the manager organised us with boards from the hotels quiver, as soon as we arrived. There were about 6-10
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Coconut Reef Break - View from our room!
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Local excursions by Tuk Tuk to places like the Tea Plantation, local temples, Kogalla Lake Safari and the Turtle Hatchery range from $10 to $20 USD . Day trips to the Safari Parks and Rain Forests a driver with a van can be arranged for $80 USD for the day.
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The food at Lion's Rest was great! The menu is not super extensive but everything we tried was good. There are some western dishes on the menu like burgers, sandwiches and pasta, as well as the usual fried rice and noodles, BBQ and of course Sri Lankan curries (very good!). Prices are moderate. Everybody in our party of 5 kids from 6-13 and 4 adults were very happy to have all or meals during 4 days at Lion's.
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Hi, Yes we have baby cots available at Lion's Rest.
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"We had room 1 which is next to the pool and front gate, quite noisy."
"All rooms good"
"Select to stay in room #2 if you can! Beautiful private balcony looking at the surf break "
"Room 2 is slightly more expensive but worth it for the private balcony and sea views."
"All rooms are great"
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PRICE RANGE
US$79 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceMataraWeligama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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