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“Run down rest house” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Tangalle rest house
Ranked #73 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Run down rest house”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

I stayed at this place in Jan 2014 overnight. This place used to be really nice with great food a few years ago but now it has become my list of places to "not to stay".

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- We were given a room with A/C but A/C wasn't working but staff reckons it does (even after reporting it)
- Rooms were not clean at all
- Bathroom was not clean
- Terrible beds
- We were given a room with an almost broken lock

I will never stay again in this place.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Nuwan A
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo
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173 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

Stopped over for lunch en route to Yala, with family and friends. The place was dirty and swamped with mosquitoes. The table cloths were dirty as ever. We didn't want to waste time stopping at other places so we anyway ordered food. Food was relatively okay and the staff was quite accommodating and friendly. It is sad that being in a nice location the maintenance is very poor and the place is in no state to treat guests.

Anyone who has plans to have a meal here, think twice or if you really want, use a lot of mosquito repellents! Wonder where the PHIs (Public Health Inspectors) are in this area

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank ShanakaRSU
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Richmond Surrey
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Got recommended this place by our hotel owner, wasn't let down, food was delicious, loads too. Usual 5 or 6 curries with rice, cold beer and nice service. Place isn't the prettiest, but we were more than happy.
Wish we'd gone there again in the evening,,,,avoid Rok View...
Easy to find near the port.
Was 1500r, for a beer and the food, great value for a great meal.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank burrga
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Singapore, Singapore
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85 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

this very old hotel used to serve the sri lankan navy personnels but have been opened to the public since then. I chose this hotel as it was within walking distance from the bus station of tangalle town.. about 10 minutes walk. towards the harbour. The room are huge and airy and have the fan or air condition options. All rooms fronting the beach which is very pleasant , windy and local folks gather in the evenings. The room though airy is not kept as clean as i would wished for. The room rates are stiff and hence need to bargain hard. the staff though friendly cannot help much in the room rates. the food was good but s bit pricy.

the compound and the surrounding beach area with the navy barracks behind make a good evening stroll . in the morning we also visited the fishing harbour where the boats arrived with their catch . In the afternoon we swam in the warm and clear waters fronting the beach. in the evening we took a tuk tuk to Rekava beach which is located about 45 minutes from Tangalle, drive to watch huge turles lay eggs in the night. it was a wonderful experience all in .

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jamestankee H
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Battaramulla
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100 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

For nostalgic sake, i went to the Tangalle rest house for lunch...the lovely view of the unspoiled bay and the fishing harbor was still there so was the super Southern sri lankan rice and curry spread. Unfortunately, The old colonial period building had some badly designed extensions that didn't seem to have still recovered from the 2006 tsunami, and the interior .....with gold seat covers and curtains etal..seemed to some how miss the plot of the old rest House.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank ImalF F
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Property: Tangalle rest house
Address: Navy Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
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Ranked #73 of 108 Speciality Lodging in Tangalle
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Tangalle Rest House Sri Lanka

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