Ok. This place is picture perfect. Manicured gardens. Best beginner surf spot straight out the front. Also fun waves for experienced surfers. The rooms are clean & fresh. The bungalows again ... Picture perfect. BUT. do yourself a favour and read EVERY review before staying here ( including those in ALL the 'more reviews tabs ) We were actually stoked for the first 2 days. Lovely room, met some lovely people, fun surfing. Must say though we could not believe why Neptune was close to empty and next door was packed. A new friend had a good sum money and travellers cheques stolen out of his room. We know this can happen anywhere but he did have it hidden and the management did stress they had a one key policy. He was leaving the key with the manager while he was surfing when the incident happened. Next was a surfboard hire incident with another couple. Management claimed a fin was missing from the surf board they had returned however being a witness to this incident, there was definitely no fins missing when the board was returned . We have now discovered this incident in another review. If they had read the reviews in the 'more reviews' tab they could have realised that this was a scam. They paid money to have the board repaired. I know it this may not seem much but it made us take notice of the general vibe of the place. We found Neptune to be deceiving. The management were tricky. Nice enough on the outside but something was not quite right. We left after 4 days. We had paid upfront for seven. This was the only place in Sri Lanka in which we felt like we could get ripped off. One thing I must mention is that when we were traveling around, & a local would ask us where we stayed, when we mentioned Neptune Weligama they would ALWAYS have something negative to say. 'Very bad man' was the most common. This place was known to locals from Galle to Tissa. Don't be fooled. Stay at ANY other place in Weligama. We stayed in Sri Lanka for one month. When people at home ask us 'what was the highlight?' Without hesitation the answer is 'The people'. Always smiling and welcoming. I cannot wait to return. But we will never return to Neptune Weligama
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Good Story Hotel is located in the south of the island, right on the beach in the village of "Weligama." This is one of the best places in the world for learning to surf. Sandy bottom and not fast waves provide security for beginners. Its also popular among longboarders for long right and lelt rides . In a 10-minute drive away there are good reef spots such as Mirissa, Matara, Cabalana, Plantation and Lazy Left. The variety of waves suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers. ... more less
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