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Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas
Ranked #18 of 134 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Superb location, staff wonderfull... Highly recommended. We spent last year 4 days and it was great, hope they will maintAin the standards!

Service: very good
Staff: very friendly
Rooms: no ac but nice and tidy. All you need, is cleaningness, acheived!

If you plan to go there. Hope you will enjoy!

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

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We thank you very much for taking the time to write a comment on TripAdvisor about our hotel, we appreciate this a lot and we will do our best to maintain our standards!
Hope to see you again. ;-)
All the best
Nalin

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

30 paces from a beach it is usually safe to swim from. Plenty of shade (very important). Clean sand tidy beach swept daily. No pestering from locals to buy things. A shower on the beach. A range of sitting and lying options including hammocks. Clean spacious room with modern bathroom and good working reasonably powerful shower. We had room number 1. Well away from traffic noise and not too hot. Close to town and ATM. Space to hang clothes (we always bring way too many). Laundry service. Room cleaned when we say. Good range of food from cheap and cheerful to lobster and large fish. Good standard of cooking and excellent service. Drinks available all day. Good range of drinks. List of possible excursions in the room.

It is near the harbour but local fishing is by row boat so attractive rather than irritating. The property is modern, well built and excellently designed with wonderful décor. The only downside is there is no sunset over the sea. A plus is that it is relatively hard to find on Trip Advisor!

Room Tip: Air conditioned rooms are available but we found the fan in room number 1 was adequate and the room...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Hi

We hope that you're fine and thank you a lot for taking the time to write a comment on TripAdvisor about our Hotel!

Take care and, of course we hope to see you soon again!

All the best,
Nalin

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

My wife and I stayed at Frangipani for 5 days and then moved on to our next destination in Talalla, but were so "homesick" for Frangipani we returned the same day for 3 more days! Nalin runs a very laid back and relaxing place. He and the rest of the crew made our stay so nice we really hated leaving even after 8 days....but we had to catch a flight.

We stayed in several rooms and can recommend either of the rooms on the top floor facing the water. They offer a bit more privacy and a better view.

The food was great! Augustine the cook did a great job! Very tasty in deed. I can additionally recommend the Sri Lankan Bfast -- string hoppers, egg hoppers, curry, sambal, and tea.....it was outstanding, very fresh and full of flavor! Remember to order it the day before.

Susu, the waiter in the restaurant, is also worth a special mention. He was always right on time with drinks and food. He has a great sense of humor.

The water right off the beach is great for swimming. No rocks or strong currents. We had a great time watching the fishermen haul in their daily catch as well from the hotel's beach. You can help them if you want. I did once, but it is far too much work for a vacation.

All-in-all we had a great time and can highly recommend a stay at Frangipani. I can't wait to return!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Hi Mark

Hope you and your wife are fine! Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a comment about our hotel! And of course we are looking forward to see you again :-))

Take care
Nalin

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Frangipani is my nickname, so we just had to stay here a week on our latest adventure. It's located at the beginning of Tangalle beach pretty much, well located to the village for shopping/ATM etc. They rent scooters, so you can easily get around.
The vibes are easy going, the dudes working there sport an easy going beachbum / Rastafaria look, but don't play the music to match, preferring to rock out to cheesy pop in the bar which was kind of funny!

The room: We took a room on the top floor, beach facing. No actual view of the beach tho, due to to restaurant but we could hear the waves & feel the breeze. The room was comfortable, very comfortable, the bed was divine. The ceilings are high, bright & airy. The bathroom....well, we wanted to take that home with us. Was hard parting with it!

The beach: The beach immediately in front of the hotel was kept clean by the boys. And the (unofficial?) guard dogs kept passing fishermen at bay! Which, as a woman traveler sunbathing solo, I was rather grateful for. They were definitely strays, but probably get fed titbits by the guests so were there all day every day.
The rest of the beach was kind of disappointing. Very dirty & not that idyllic. The fishermen make a hell of a mess around the abandoned resorts to the left & i actually ended up only making 1 beach walk. The sea itself is not for the fainthearted. My husband loved it, but i found it a little overpowering at times, the waves come fast & furious. Raw ocean power at it's best.

The food: The dinner/lunch is simple, but tasty. Great devilled dishes.
Wasn't so keen on the included breakfast. Like everywhere in Sri Lanka the jam has no real fruit, the bread is totally over processed and they give you margarine in stead of butter. The room does come though with a fridge. So we ended up buying our own butter/jam/cheeses etc.

Service is friendly. They do laundry, which is perhaps a little over priced.
Definitely worth the price. We eventually moved on in search of a better beach.

TIP:
We drove on the scooter to the turtle watch. Definitely don't miss that magical experience.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Hi Miss Frangipani ;-)

We thank you for your precious time you have taken to give a feedback on TripAdvisor about our Hotel. Your comments are very appreciated and for us always a chance to improve our services towards our guests. It is our pleasure to welcome you at our place and to give our best to make your stay comfortable.

We started to make our own jam :-) for the start we can offer jummy mango jam.

All the best to you and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Frangipani beach has the nicest staff. Nothing is a problem and they are always at your service and helpful. Location is perfect, right at the beach, 5 minutes walk from the center. Always tuktuks available for small trips to other beaches or restaurants. Rooms are great value, spacious and well kept. Great beds! Breakfast is the same as everywhere in SL. Eggs toast. marmelade. Every day the same. Cooking is on the whole not great. If Frangipani would work on a better kitchen this place could be a real gem. We stayed for two nights and stayed three more nights! Loved it!

Room Tip: all the rooms are good but we prefered one of the the two rooms at the first floor because they had...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a comment about our Guesthouse, appreciate this a lot! Also I wish to thank you for your honest and authentic comments. Take care & hope to see you again :-)

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

I fell in love with this place and people and I recommend it to everyone who looks for beautiful quite place on the beach and want to feel like in paradise.
Frangipani beach villa is located just 7 minutes walk from the town directly on the beautiful beach. There are many sun beds and lovely hammocks for relax. I loved it soo much! The wifi is in the room, at restaurant and on the beach too.
We had very nice and clean room with spacious bathroom in 1st floor with view to the restaurant. The food is soo delicious. You can have fresh sea food dinner every night. The cook is excellent and waiter is very nice too. You will get perfect service. Dining here is very romantic because you can sit on the beach with your feet in the sand and enjoy the moon light and sound of the sea. There was quite big waves for swimming, but we had a fun with wave body board.
All staff is very friendly, kind and helpful especially the owner of the gest house, thank you for everything, we had wounderful and unforgetable stay! I come back for sure! :-)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a comment about our Guesthouse, appreciate this a lot! Also I wish to thank you for your honest and authentic comments. Take care & hope to see you again :-)

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed there only for one night and decided for a basic room they have in the dislocated cabanas on the beach for 3.000 rps. The room was really basic (we didn't care since we were on the beach all the time) and clean. The place is a real peace of paradise. It is situated right on the beach, with a lot of chairs and sunbeds and hammocks in the shadows. The staff is very nice and kind. Everything is really nicely decorated and the evenings there are really magic. Unfortunately we could stay only for one night, would definitely return and recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nalin H, Owner at Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a comment about our Guesthouse, appreciate this a lot! Also I wish to thank you for your honest and authentic comments. Take care & hope to see you again :-)

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Address: n.u. Jayawrdana road | Medaketiya beach, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 134 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
Price Range: £23 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frangipani Beach Villa is located in a quiet and peaceful part of Tangalle, directly on the beach, with a magnificent view over the ocean. Stepping outside in the morning with the coconut palmtrees surrounding you, the soft white sand under your feet and the sound of the waves makes you feel like you are still dreaming. You can also enjoy our swimming pool. One of the charms of Frangipani Beach Villa is no mass tourism but a quiet and unspoiled place where you can discover the real Sri Lanka. This combined with the warm Sri Lankan hospitality and great service will make you feel at home. At Frangpani Beach Restaurant you can dine under the stars or in our natural style restaurant. Enjoy the exotic, fresh seafood and traditional Sri Lankan dishes. Frangipani Beach Villa is conveniently located as it is just a short walk from the centre of Tangalle. It is known as a beautiful fishing town in the deep south of Sri Lanka and provides a perfect starting point. ... more   less 
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