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“Avoid this strange place” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Horizon Hotel
Ranked #77 of 96 Tangalle B&B and Inns
London
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Avoid this strange place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

We stayed here just after new year. I wouldn't recommend either the accommodation or the food. The room (apparently we had the best) was stuffy and dark (because the windows were stain glass!) without any space inside because they had put two double beds in although it did have a great view!

The family who run the place are superficially friendly but seemed really just interested in what money they could make from us.

The food was appalling- no variety, no vegetables, very small portions, no flavour, rubbery cold fried fish . This is a shame because the location of the restaurant is lovely. One night they had a barbecue (which was disappointing) and pumped out music from a radio until 11pm- which is late somewhere like Tangalle- and showed no consideration for their paying guests, just again, a desire to make some money.

It's a shame, if they concentrated on their service and food rather than how they could make money they would actually have a good place.

I wouldn't recommend this place unless as a last resort.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

We didnt stay here because there is no hot water or AC, but we came here to eat almost everyday as the food was lovely..i had the lobster! the old man who owns the hotel is lovely too and you feel like you are in Sri Lanka! Thank you.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebekah B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

we stayed here for nights, had ground floor room 1st night 1000 LNR, then moved to top floor the next 3 nights, it has an entrance to the room and also a balcony looking right out to the beach and sea, this room I would recommend it is 1500, best thing to do is first thing in the morning open the double doors and lie in bed and you can see the sea,
thw owners are friendly and very helpful,
the rooms are basic but clean, the wifi is fast,
food ok, cheap the fish very tasty.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bournemouthJane
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2011

We stayed just the one night and paid LNR 1 000.

The property is right on the sandy seafront and it’s ideal for walking out of your room and directly into the Indian Ocean within 10 seconds.

Our room was a walk in and we probably got the litter of the runt. It was small, dingy and not particularly clean. The double bed was OK, the pillows were not, but the ceiling fan did keep the room cool.
No TV, fridge, safe, hot water or wi-fi, but they do have an internet cafe on site at LNR 100/hour. It works fine.
Restaurant food is averagely priced but poor quality, cold and uninspiring, the beer is just over room temperature but if you send it back, it does return much colder.
Go for the beach and water, stay a night or two but don’t expect much more for your fiver per night.
As ever, more information, photos and candid comments on our Blog (see profile for the address or Google “ktelontour”) or drop us a line directly.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ktelontour
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Additional Information about Blue Horizon Hotel

Property: Blue Horizon Hotel
Address: Yeddhehimulla | Unawatuna, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka (Formerly Blue Horizon Guest House)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A newly opening guest house with 2 rooms, both with private bathroom, fan and mosquito nets. One room has hot water and small kitchen. No A/C. The guest house is located only 100 m from the famous Unawatuna beach. Daily cleaning can be arranged. Airport pick up and drop off can be arranged with previous notice. ... more   less 
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