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“Mawela Beach Resort”

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Mawella Beach Resort
Ranked #59 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
Ceska Lipa, Czech Republic
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“Mawela Beach Resort”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed just two nights. Fortunately. Yes, there is beautiful and romantic beach where you can meet friendly local people - fishermen, but the hotel itself was terrible. Not clean room, no waste bin, old very noisy airconditioning, toilet and "shower" with bed smell and dirty. Food was very poor. We had to wait one hour for every ordered meal, no matter if it was "just" soup or main course. Breakfast just toasts with marmelade and fruits, nothing more. Everning buffet: choise of one meal (fish, smashed potatos and boiled vegetables). Avoid!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

We travelled during the off season and ended up having the place to ourselves for the night! We had an initial problem with animals in the roof but we're able to change cabanas with no hassles. The rooms were comfortable but very musty at first. Bathrooms haven't had a good clean for a while.

That said, pool was fine, view was spectacular as was the proximity to the beach and the food for both dinner and breakfast was brilliant.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hobart
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We stayed at Mawella for 11 nights out of season and had the place to ourselves for a few nights. It is a beautifully quiet area. Beachfront - and swimmable ocean, we were out body surfing 3 times a day often with a 1km stretch of beach to ourselves (get your own boogie board before you go there, difficult to find in Tangalla). Breakfast was included and varied, all delicious, great seafood available and veggie options. Meals were among the best we had in Sri Lanka, highly recommended, and very substantial. Thanks to Mr Lal. The owner is very helpful - if you have any problems let him know and he's likely to get it fixed. Massages, steam bath available. The inside of the rooms are slightly run down (and dark) but it didn't materially affect our stay. Given the price we considered the whole deal exceptional value. All rooms have a little balcony with ocean views and there is plenty of space in the lovely gardens. We enjoyed seeing monkeys in the trees on a few days

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stayed here with two families with older children. The place is located at the beach with a lovely garden and a swimmingpool. The cabanas are simple but sufficient and with a nice terrace and view of the garden, swimmingpool and beach. A few minutes walk from the resort fishermen are doing there work. Actually we bought a lobster one morning from one of the fishermen and the cook at the resort prepared it for lunch. The resort is a bit remote, maybe 10 minutes by tuktuk from the centre of Tangale. When we were there the shops closed at 7.00pm and there were hardly any restaurant in town. Most of the restaurant are on the beach. This place is a gem and great value for money. We think it is important to stay at places run by Sri Lankan.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The hotel is nicely located near a large and secluded beach which is something rare nowadays. The staff was nice and caring and organised a baby cot with mosquito net for our son. This is however about the only positive thing I would say about the hotel. The room hadn't been cleaned properly and did not offer value for money. I'm simply glad we only stayed there for 1 night.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We had a very pleasant evening at Manahara - a good meal and the hotel has an excellent location on the beach. We were annoyed by the fact that we were leaving early in the morning. The manager did not have change and promised he would give it to us in the morning before we left, however he was not available when we left to settle the amount due to us which left a bed taste in our mouths :(

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

Cute cabanas at the most perfect beach, with a nice swimming pool . Very friendly staff! Food is very good and a good price! Tuctuc from the hotel, at a good price also. The cabanas can use a little update. The beach is perfect with no people around! There are no crocodiles in the sea as said in a previous comment! Perfect for a good relaxed sun bathing time.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Mawella Beach Resort
Address: Mahawela Road | Moraketiyara, Nakulugamuwa, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
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Ranked #59 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
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Number of rooms: 16
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