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Tangerine Beach Hotel
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Kalutara
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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“Fantastic Sri Lanka”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

A really lovely place to stay, not a big hotel so no towers of concrete to suffocate you therefore enabling the staff get to know you, a very personal service, would definitely return to the Tangerine Beach Hotel. Level of customer Service excellent. Facilities very good, every thing a tourist needs within the room and around the hotel.

Anyone travelling to Sri Lanka to explore should the services of Reshni Tours, Reshni really made our holiday perfect, we saw some amazing sights and wonderful experiences. Nothing is too much trouble and Reshni really does his best to ensure you will have a wonderful holiday. Do not bother booking with holiday tour rep's as they are too expensive and tell you what you want rather than listening to what the traveller wants. Feel confident in booking and using the services of Reshni, you will not be disappointed but will leave the beautiful island a very happy traveller.

Thank you Tangerine Beach Hotel and Reshni.

Room Tip: It is worth the extra money for a sea view, as a stunning view, especially when the sun sets on the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Tangerine Beach. Your positive feedback suggests that our team has lived up to your expectations. While thanking you for selecting Tangerine for your valued holiday , we would like to welcome you again in the near future.
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North Brabant Province, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Nice hotel, really wonderful staff jn restaurant/lobby and cleaning service, but not so much at the reception (inflexible). The beach was a bit of a mess (moesson season?), but the pool was excellent!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

My wife, 15 month old and I stayed at the hotel in July 2014. For the most part is was a good hotel. It was a 3 star hotel. The food was decent (a little pricey) and the service was average. The location was amazing. Our room had a great view of the beach. The only issue was that our AC wasn't cooling our room efficiently, so everything was a little damp due to the humidity. We called about it and they sent the AC guys but it never really fixed it.

On a side note if you stay in Kalutara go to Red Lobster, it is by far has the best food in Sri Lanka (Calamari is to die for!!!). The family ran and operated restaurant really does an excellent job at making you feel like your a part of the family. One of the sons; Yohan, was an amazing tour guide and can arrange anything you want to do in Sri Lanka with the best prices! They were so quick to respond to emails and even called internationally to arrange every thing with us. I Would encourage all who visit Sri Lanka to stop at this restaurant and book all your tours and even airport pick up with them. Yohan you ROCK!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Christchurch Dorset
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Couldn't really fault the hotel and facilities...room great , food excellent, service and friendliness good ..cleanliness great also ..One thing for the hotel , just get the attention to detail sorted ...and it would be fantastic ...The staff were lovely but made the desire for tipping too obvious ! ..I tip well when I get the service and consistency without obviousness !! otherwise...could not fault ! The spa is also excellent and I'm a fussy trained and qualified aromatherapist. .This spa massage was on top form !

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stunning hotel design and grounds! The staff were beyond courteous, especially the waiting staff and animations team who took the time to recognise us personally and even invited us to a staff organised party. The food was delicious, providing a mixture of Sri Lankan and British cuisine; hot food to cool fresh fruits, a wide variety of desserts and fresh juices. The main buffet area overlooks the sea, breath taking view.

The pool and spa area were always clean, again with the staff more than willing to wait on you at the poolside with cocktails, soft drinks etc. The massages at the spa are AMAZING and definitely worth a try! Although the hotel advise that you do not enter the stretch of beach (accessible via a gate from the hotel grounds), we found it completely safe; likewise with leaving the hotel gorunds, we had brilliant days out visiting Buddhist temples, Kandy, the turtle sanctuary and even the stretch of shops directly outside of the hotel.

A/C in the rooms needs to be left on constantly due to the heat; however it is not noisy so goes unnoticed while sleeping. I visited Sri Lanka in May 2013, during the wet season and yet despite 1 stormy night the weather and climate was still beautiful.

The only grip I experienced with this hotel was biting ants(?) within the hotel room. As soon as I mentioned this to the hotel staff, a member of staff was sent up to inspect and rectify the problem.

This hotel is perfect both for people who love to experience a new culture, and those who just want a home from home holiday- it is what you make of it!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed at the Tangerine Beach in June with friends, we had an absolutely brilliant stay. All if the staff were professional friendly and nothing was too much. The rooms were excellent, clean and airy they even had insect repellant plug which was changed each night. The food was excellent plenty of choice no one could complain about the quality, the staff also were the best. We were all inclusive pity the holiday company didn't make clear that wine is not included, further investigation most of Sri Lanka don't include wine. But this did not spoil our enjoyment. We went on several trips organised by a great chap called Reshni his company Reshni tours can be found on the internet he his very professional tours are very reasonable and he thrives on ensuring you have the best memories to take away, he is fully licensed all in all great place to go and stay

Room Tip: Stayed on South side room overlooked the beach
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Overall we had an enjoyable week at the Tangerine Beach but it could have so much better with a few (relatively minor) improvements.
First and foremost if you've got a no smoking policy in all public areas don't supply ash trays at the entrance and at every table in the building - it gives off a confused signal. In reality smoking is encouraged throughout the hotel with the sole exception of the restaurant. Great if you're seeking that 70s smokey room vibe.. but not so good otherwise!
As another reviewer has mentioned the dress code for dinner was smart casual which isn't too unusual - BUT the way it was enforced was verging on the bizarre. A man wearing a shirt and smart shorts would be barred where a man wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt would be fine. Equally a women in short tight skirt would be fine but if wearing same length shorts would not. And all this for a standard (OKish) buffet meal - not even a la carte..
I had been told on booking that the fitness room was unavailable, but they forgot to mention the ongoing building works resulting in the sound of drilling all day every day... not so restful.
And when the web site says WiFi available it really means available (at a charge) - pretty ambiguous wording!
And don't get me started on the "live" music...
Having had my rant the fundamentals were OK - clean room ,comfortable bed, quiet enough for a good sleep, (mostly) good staff keen to help. If they could just fix some of the quirks it could be so much better.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Tangerine Beach Hotel
Address: De Abrew Road | Waskaduwa, Kalutara 12000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Kalutara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kalutara
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Kalutara
#5 Spa Hotel in Kalutara
#5 Luxury Hotel in Kalutara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Tangerine Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 179
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