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“Great food (ex 5* chef) and super friendly owner Chatura”

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Plantation Surf Inn
Ranked #1 of 32 Midigama B&B and Inns
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Canmore, Canada
1 review
“Great food (ex 5* chef) and super friendly owner Chatura”
Reviewed 6 February 2013

I was the first guest lucky enough to stay at Chatura's place. The highlight has to be his dad's cooking, he used to be the chef at one of the 5* hotels in Colombo). Also, it's set back from the highway so you don't get the traffic noise that affects the beachfront places. The places on the beach have the view of the waves, but really if you want to see if the swell is good you just walk down the treed lane and you are there in a minute, but without the full surfer scene and the noise of the road.
Chatura has a big smile and goes out of his way to welcome and make things right, unlike a few other places I stayed. If it hasn't changed, look for the surfboard sign next to the highway about 200 meters south or the much more expensive and sceney Ram's.
Would love to go back!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Easily the best value for money guest house that I had in Sri Lanka. Chatu was a great host and friend during my stay and I am recommending his place to all people heading to midigama.

Rooms are clean and simple with mosquito nets fans and attached bathrooms.

Great place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

We have just spent two weeks at Plantation Surf Inn and it was great. Chathu and his family and friends who were always around were so helpful; they knew all the best spots, the food was excellent and the recommendations about where to go were excellent. Chathu was always around to provide food and information. A great service and we were welcomed from the moment we arrived in Sri Lanka, to the moment we left. The Hardings.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Surf_Guest_House, Manager at Plantation Surf Inn, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Hi dear friend

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review! Really helps let others know what to expect when they come and stay with us :-) And also thank you for your note on the photos - might be time to get some more, since the garden is now super green in lush. also we have changed room look.
looking forward to meet you again


Warm regards
plantation family
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 15 January 2013

Plantation Surf Inn is a great place to stay near Midigama. Chathu and his family are great hosts and do everything they can to make their guests feel at home. The rooms are basic but clean and the food is delicious. They have a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the prices are very affordable. The Sri Lankan curries are the best option for dinner. Overall, the location is perfect for surfing and the room rates are cheap compared to the other options nearby. I can recommend staying here to anyone looking to avoid the crowds found in other beach locations in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Surf_Guest_House, Owner at Plantation Surf Inn, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Hi dear friend

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review! Really helps let others know what to expect when they come and stay with us :-) And also thank you for your note on the photos - might be time to get some more, since the garden is now super green in lush. also we have changed room look.
looking forward to meet you again


Warm regards
plantation family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Plantations is orientated towards surfers and it is perfectly located for surfing at Rams Right or Lazy Left at Midigama. This family-run guesthouse is friendly and well-suited to the budget traveller.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Playa de las Americas, Spain
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

The place has a great family vibe, Chatu, the host is friendly, helpful, he does not rip people off (like other establishment owners in Midigama..... you have been warned) and takes care of everything the travelling surfer may need. The location is incredible so close to the best spots.
I would have to recomend this place above all the rest in the village and trust me when I say that over the years I have stayed at them all. Well done Chatu, you have set the accomadation standard for all others to try and best!!!!
I will be coming back again soon.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Surf_Guest_House, Owner at Plantation Surf Inn, responded to this review, 29 May 2015
Thank you so much for your warm words about plantation surf inn and stoked to hear that you also love our neighborhood of Midigama - we think it is pretty special too. Finally a special thanks for the lovely photos that you shared with us from your trip! Has been great sharing them on Facebook giving people a feel of our area and what we offer. Looking forward to having you back - the waves are waiting!

also thanking for all the help and friendly meeting with smile
we are happy to enjoy again in our place

cheers --- all the best
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

Lovely quit place just off the noise from the road. just a couple of meters walk from some of the best waves in the region. If you are a surfer be sure to check this one out. Chathura and his family will definitely take good care of you, and the food they prepare is the best. Top budget guesthouse where you can easily spend weeks!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Plantation Surf Inn
Address: 87 Miles Post | Southern Province, Midigama, Matara 80650, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Midigama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Midigama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are 6 best bed rooms in total . 2 rooms are downstairs separate (6 x 6 feet bed ) , 1 rooms is inside house (6 x 6 feet bed) 1 double room ( 6x4 feet bed ) 2 rooms are upstairs (one family and twin ) with one of open sky bathroom and view of sea from balcony .the rooms are basic and all the room with own attached bathroom . it is very clean and specious and work perfectly within this tranquil paradise. 2 x bigger bed in family room ( 3 or 4 person) with en suite bathrooms and 2 type of shower(no hot water although it' never cold enough here to need warm water)also has a mosquito net and overhead fan. when you book through web pages automatically book the twin room ( possible couple or 2 people ) with en suite bathroom. In case you wish to have the more space for family or crew let us know and we will handle it. Also if you are solo traveler contact with us to take discount or single room. The prices are include breakfast . it mean we offer FREE BREAKFAST with each room . it is though menu . you will be able to choose what you need on morning ( 7.00 am to 10.30 am) some of traditional cuisine need to order in advance. because it will be take few hours prepare. The house has been modernized and renovated after the tsunami as guest house in 2009 and new expansion have been added. it is in between LAZY LEFT point and PLANTATION surf points. It is an ideal place for either surfers(any level) or non surfers the PLANTATION SURF POINT is awesome footers paradise in down south Sri Lanka. Across the street there are more than four surf breaks, where some of the best waves in Sri Lanka roll in..(Ram's right ,Lazy left ,lazy right Coconut point , jungle beach, Secret point) Weligama is a BEACH BREAK - 3 km away and 5 minute by tuk tuk .this is ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers. Kabalana is a sandy POINT -- also 3 km away from here Koggala point , Talpe , Unawatuna and Mirissa , Madiha , Matara ,Dondra Talalla and more . The home provides exceptional sun set views that can be enjoyed frequently. Laying out on the quite garden , lazing in the hammock surfing the sound of birds in the garden sprawled across our lounge chair. Perfect chill out , cuisine , drinks,coffee (espresso ,cafe latte, cappuccino and More ) swimming in the beach , sun bathe under shade or surfing We are here to serve you and to make your stay a memorable and enjoyable one. also always ready to give our support and help you any time you may need it. Check-in time from 12.00 noon Check-out time from 11.00 am we offer for you : surf lessons WITH GEARS/surf boards also ding repairs scooters or speed bike for rental when you plan to see more of cost line hiring Tuk Tuk or taxi with driver OR without Adventure WATER SPORT YOGA LESSON with professional instructor and Vippassana meditation programmed fishing ( deep figshing or lifting fishing ) diving & snorkeling enthusiast. Ayurveda massage(spa) board safari in river cooking lessons for preparing rice and curry is possible. Attractions and distance snake farm (15 km) & Sinharaja rain forest (75 km ), water blow in Hummanaya(50 km) Mulkirigala ancient temple (50 km), Galle or Matara fort and museum.(20 km each) Kanneliya forest (50 km) , Excursions to local sights like the Many local temple Turtle hatchery in Habaraduwa & Weherahena temple is 30 km away . The wildlife sanctuaries of the Yala and Udawalawe National Parks is 112 km away.. Ussangoda in Ambalantota is a panoramic view of the beach and the sea is 75 km away . Holy city of Kataragama and Tissa is 128 km away . Tea plantation , Up country tours ( Kandy / Ella / Nuwara eliya / Sigiriya / Dambulla ) and MORE excursions where you are interested to visit !! Other attractions are : Wewurukannala Wihara(under ground) , Dondra temple and Light house ,Bird island and cinnmon island , hiking ,cycling around village... Round tour and day tripe whale & dolphin watching tour Gems & Jewelry factory Batik factory Internet Internet is available and it is wireless & WIFI You can use my laptop computer to access internet free of cost (if yo(URL HIDDEN)do not have equipment) our Wifi is through out and can be used in the room or lounges , in the hammock or end of the garden. ... more   less 
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