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Full Moon Garden Hotel
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Katunayake
Reviewed 29 July 2011

We arrived in Sri Lanka very tired and sleepy and it was 4AM so we took a tuk tuk that brought us to the nearest hotel to the airport. I think it was about 45USD and the price was so not worth the stay! I suggest you read the reviews before hand! The cab guy cheated us, we had to pay at the airport first then he drove us to the hotel. He was loitering around for a tip but after seeing the hotel condition, we decided to skip the tip.

We slept for 4-5 hours then checked out. My boyfriend couldn't sleep because the mosquitoes were biting him. Also, NONE of the rooms had any TV and no running hot water. There was a open window from the toilet and someone from outside can spy on you if you shower! We had to pull the curtains tight!

When we were walking downstairs to the receptionist, there was a man sleeping on a fold able mattress on one of the floors..just plain disgusting. The walls of our room were stained, the windows wouldn't open, BUT thank God the air cond was working!

When we checked out, I told the receptionist about the service, the room and the shower. He said they are on schedule to revamp the place (add TVs and much needed hot water shower) Anyways they had some loud music going on when we checked out and the kitchen/restaurant was open (I didn't dare thread in anymore, after having enough of the room) so I asked the guy at the counter if he could fill up my flask with water which he did and we both walked out of there-never going back again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

This hotel was close to the airport - really its redeeming feature. We arrived and were checked in slowly. We had a room with a living area and a bedroom for the four of us. They brought in a single bed but had no cot. We all slept in the same bed for most of the night then my husband used the single bed but couldn't sleep due to the loud fan. No lights worked in the living area but they did bring us a couple of lamps when we asked. The bathroom wasn't great, but I wouldn't bathe my kids in the bath. The dinner was nice but breakfast (American and English) was pretty awful. There was confusion over the bill at the end when I paid for breakfast in cash and then was charged again on my card (they apparently were aware that they were going to return my cash to me but didn't tell me that when i asked if the breakfast was included in the amount they were charging on the card.) Handy for a quick drop in, but only for that.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2011

We stayed here for a night as we had an early morning flight to catch. The walls were stained, the bed sheets didn't appear to have been washed. The bell boys were surly and refuse to leave the room until you tip them. When I asked the receptionist for a blanket, the bell boys replied for him that I was not entitled to one.After talking to the manager, they agreed to provide one but it didn't materialise till we left next morning.
The only plus point is the proximity to the airport.

Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
1  Thank singtraveller_11
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Reviewed 25 January 2011

I will come straight to the point - we had fleas in the bed!
The bedroom & the bathroom, not up the any standard.

We had a great time down in the bar, as all the staff very friendly and the food was very good.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TomThomasKD
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Reviewed 24 November 2009

We lived in Sri Lanka for 3 years, our home not far from this hotel. We went there for meals out ourselves and when friends and family visited. I also took the children from WISE International School there for their swimming lessons.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a reasonable priced hotel outside the city and near the airport. A good transient hotel too.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lynda C
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Reviewed 19 October 2008

We stumbled on this place, trying to find something affordable near the airport in Colombo (which is not easy). This place is about 5-10 mins drive from the airport. The rooms are small and basic, but clean. The food in the restaurant was great. It had a large pool and garden area. The staff were all very good and arranged for a tuk tuk to take us to the airport at 5am in the morning.

It was everything we needed for a short stop before we left Sri Lanka, and I would definately use it again. I think it was $US25?? for a room - hard to remember, but other hotels in the area charge upwards of $US100!

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 September 2016
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Stayed: September 2016
1  Thank Michéle J
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Additional Information about Full Moon Garden Hotel

Address: 754 Colombo Road, Katunayake, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Katunayake
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Katunayake
Price Range: £28 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Full Moon Garden Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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