Stayed here march 5th to March 10th, paid 50$ per night for a very large & very nice double room with modern air condition, warm water, clean & fresh towels & bedings, etc. IMHO this is by far the best place in the entire Midigam-Weligama stretch. The food was excellent & the hotel staff friendly and helpful. I am somewhat surprised as to how negative many of the other reviews are. The one thing that is true in these other reviews is that the place is half empty, while Samaru which is just next door seems to be full all the time, although it is far less nicer and costs the same.
Regarding surf rentals: Samaru is the King. They have many beginner boards for rent, offer surf lessons, etc.
All in all i would warmly recommend the Neptune and will come and stay here again next time. For 50$ a night, this is by far the best deal around.
A few additional tips: we arrived at the Neptune after two nights at a highly recommended (in tripadvisor) guest house in Midigama. All i can say is that unless u r a 20 years old avid surfer, Midigama guest houses should be avoided. No aircondition, often no hot water, small & minimalistic rooms, etc And nothing really to do when not surfing...
Weligama is better and Mirissa even nicer. Mirissa is just 10minutes tok-tok away from Weligama and reminded me the islands of Thailand (don't raise your hopes, it is still ver different....)
- 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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