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Mawella Beach...few kilometers away from villa tanjuro
Garden and Private Bungalow
Villa Entrance gate
Beach next to Villa Tanjuro, less than a minute walking distance
Beach next to Villa Tanjuro, less than a minute walking distance
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Villa lounge area
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Bedroom 2
Delicious Sri Lankan cuisine
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Tangalle, Southern Province

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Kliph
Toronto
Level 5 Contributor
2 reviews
“Highly recommended!!!”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We stayed 4 nights at Villa Tanjuro and the only negative thing I can say is that we should have stayed longer! We absolutely loved the place. There is a lovely couple who manage the property and will cook delicious meals for a small fee. Great location - It is located 3 minutes down a village road to a limitless stretch of beach & 5 minutes to Tangalle's main commercial street. The house itself is very comfortable and nicely decorated. The pool is perfect for cooling down and having a bit of a swim (the beach has big waves and swimming is not necessarily safe). At dusk we sat on the terrace by the pool, sipped our gin and tonic and watched the parrots flit madly through the trees. All in all, Villa Tanjuro was a real highlight of our trip. Highly recommend it!!

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Management Response
19 Aug 2014
We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay at Villa Tanjuro and we hope to welcome you back again one day soon!
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JVT113
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Our most relaxed holiday so far!”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We stayed at the Villa Tanjuro in September after reading all the positive reviews on trip advisor. We travelled with our 18 month old and our Nanny and wanted a place that would have the space for our son to run around and be close to the beach. This villa and its location are perfect. The house manger and his wife took care of us throughout the entire stay. We ate everyday authentic and freshly prepared Sri Lanka food. It was divine! The house manager cleaned our pool on a daily basis and made sure that all the surroundings were clean and safe for our child. The walk to the beach is less then 5 minutes. The town is close by where you can by any essential if you need to. For the first time we felt that this was the most relaxed holiday we had since we had our son. Staying in hotel rooms is just not an option for us anymore. So this turned out to be the perfect get away. I can't recommend this villa more. If you want the true Sri Lanka experience, this is the place you need to go to!

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Liked best: The option to have the food prepared in the villa.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
12 Oct 2013
Dear guest,

We are very happy to hear that you and your family had a very good stay at our villa and were well taken care of by our Manager Jayentha and his wife Priyanka.

Thank you for your review and recommendations and we hope to welcome you back to Villa Tanjuro again in the near future.

Best,
Romain & Juliana
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PKCD
Chorley, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Beautiful villa close to the beach”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The Villa Tanjuro lived up to our expectations and its previous good reviews. The villa is furnished to a high specification and well equipped and the grounds and pool are well maintained. The manager and his wife were very welcoming and attentive without intruding on our holiday. They shopped and cooked two meals each day for us and the food was excellent. Our eldest daughter enjoyed having her own space in the detached 'cottage' which even has its own garden area with seating!
The villa is in a quiet area, a two minute walk from both the town and the beach. Our stay at Villa Tanjuro provided a relaxing end to our holiday in Sri Lanka.

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Liked best: Layout and design of the property and space.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Mary00000...
2 reviews
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“Very restful”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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This is a beautiful villa and the husband and wife (Jayentha and Bianca) take a lot of trouble to make your stay a great one. They took us to the Parahera festival and Bianca's food was delicious!

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jeanettea...
Dubai
2 reviews
“Fantastically delicious food!”
Reviewed 22 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

As I have a lot of food intolerances (including to spicy food) and a sensitive stomach, I was extremely nervous about visiting Sri Lanka which is known for spicy curries. Villa Tanjuro's managing couple (a husband-wife team who cook/clean/garden) provided an astoundingly delicious non-spicy meal for us all. I was completely blown away since I have been accustomed to rather bland food whenever cooks remove the spicy element from their dishes. My absolute favourites was the mango chutney, sweet and bursting with flavour and the chicken, tastily delicious.

While the villa is quaint, relaxing and a mere stone's throw away from the pretty beach, the definite highlight for me was the delectable cuisine whipped up so quickly by the villa's 'chef'.

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Liked best: Food and location and new air-conditioning
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Yvette M
Toronto, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Feel at home! Tranquil and taken care of by the lovely mangement staff at this cozy Villa, minutes from the beach.”
Reviewed 7 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

A great place to stay with family and friends. We felt safe and relaxed here, amongst a little Sri Lankan village by the ocean.

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Liked best: The location and the food prepared by the manager's wife!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Monica K
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“A private oasis, minutes away from the beach, supported by wonderful staff.”
Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Villa Tanjuro is ideal for anyone looking for a private oasis. Ideal for a couple, families and small groups. The property itself is definitely has a Caribbean and Sri Lankan feel that is up to date, comfortable and very clean. The grounds are kept immaculate and beautifully groomed. The outdoor courtyard area, swimming pool and lounging deck is an area you can definitely get comfortable, get a great tan and relax all day in.

However, if you want to take a little stroll - take a three to five minute walk to an amazing beach. The setting is beautiful and very private. Tip - if it's high tide, make sure you keep your towels and sarongs hung on the bamboo fence that edges the beach or it may get swept away. We had a couple of laughs, running after some of our flip flops.

The bedrooms are all air conditioned and very comfortable. The kitchen has a nice lay out and is run by one of the best cooks in Sri Lanka. Priyanka greeted us with the most amazing avocado and mango ice cream smoothies and cakes. Lunches would consist of chicken curries, red rice, homemade mango chutney, assorted vegetables etc. etc. I can with confidence say that your meals will be outstanding and made by a sweet, shy and beautifully spirited woman. She is the wife of the property manager, Jayentha. You could tell straight away my his smile and eyes, that he is a wonderful person who takes great pride of his role in making Villa Tanjuro run so beautifully.

Overall, you will not be disappointed. Everything from about this place is wonderful. I would recommend this place with no hesitations. Can't wait to come back soon.

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Liked best: the property was great, the staff was awesome, food was delicious
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
23 May 2013
Dear Monica,

We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time at Villa Tanjuro and loved the villa, the beach and Priyanka's delicious cooking.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again!
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