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“Miltons Beach Resort , Unawatuna , Galle ,SriLanka - rip-off”

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Miltons Beach Resort
Ranked #108 of 147 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Miltons Beach Resort , Unawatuna , Galle ,SriLanka - rip-off”
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We stopped by for lunch , since we had heard about this place which got destroyed for the Tsunami & it was just by the main road. The restaurant was in very bad shape & not at all clean. We ordered a srilankan rice & curry. This took quite a while to be served. When the food was put on the table it surprised us since we ordered food for two persons but the portions were hardly sufficient for one. It was served in tiny bowls, hardly suffient for even one person. The fish also came in this tiny bowl & consisted of small bits - about six pieces of half inch bits , over fried with some onions & chilli sauce. The biggest surprise was when we saw the bill - we were charged Rs.1,300/- for the rice & curry plus another Rs.800/= for the tiny bits of fish!!! I am surprised that the hotel owner could rip off guests in this manner. My advise - don't sight the place.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We were actually supposed to be going to somewhere much more flashy but they were fully booked on arrival. I have stayed in much worse and this place served its purpose. The bathroom desperately need a refit but both it and the bedroom were clean. My only major complaint was the delivery of orange juice at a really inopportune moment.

Also, be aware at check-in, we did not have a reservation and they tried to charge us US$100 which was one hell of a joke - it went down to US$60 on complaint.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Lodged for just one night and thought the food was quite unreasonable compared to others places around..the portions are very small as well.Service is average and the room was average too.I guess they could do better.

However, the little patch of beach right in front was nice. You could walk quite a distance with the water level just at your hip.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Colombo
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I went to Miltons with a few friends around 7.30 p.m. as it was famous for its beach front. We requested a table opposite the beach, they agreed but failed to do as there was one steward for the whole hotel at that time. We went to the beach, dipped in water, spent around 30 minutes and decided to cancel our dinner as there were no stewards to serve us. We used their fresh water tap and requested the hotel our willingness to pay for the use of fresh water. He submitted a bill for Rs. 5,500/= for 11 people for using the beach and their fresh water. Upon receiving the bill, we spoke to the Manager who does not have the minimum qualities of a hotelier, probably a thug in the area scolded us asking us to settle it. After a lengthy negotiation process, ultimately he agreed to reduce it to Rs. 3,000/= just for going there. I have not come across such a horrible treatment from any other hotels in Sri Lanka. Please be aware before you step in. I would not recommend this to anyone. - Prasanna

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

stayed 5 nites (19may-24may 2013)...didnt pay much for 5 nites. Very reasonable. (if u have to know, wasnt more than US$50/- per nite).of cos, those of u who stayed during peak season were paying double, so, yr expectations were obviously higher...well, i got the ground level beach front room and it was PERFECT. Just 30 sec away from the splashing waves (as long as no tsunami, of cos)...OTHERWISE, I WONT BE POSTING THIS REVIEW..LOLZ.HEHE...

Back to Miltons...it really depends what yr expectations are... i just wanted a basic room i could just step out in my sarong and touch the Indian ocean, and I GOT IT! i'm single and didnt need the family amenities...just the basics... proper shower , cable Tv and gd aircon... AND ViolaH!! I GOT IT ALL, bravo AGAIN! REALLY CANT COMPLAIN... STAFF WERE SO NICE TO ME,(hopefully to everyone else)...i guess if you're nice to people, pple respond likewise....im not the type to find fault anyway.
SRI LANKA has had worse days...LTTE, tsunami, downturn... but they are recovering..and recovering well..AT LEAST THEY ARE TRYING...really!! --as for 'private beach claim' , Miltons is relatively private, but the locals tend to 'help' themselves to this 'openness'~PERHAPS WHAT MILTONS COULD DO IS TO DO WHAT SOME RESORTS DO...CHARGE OUTSIDERS FOR CERTAIN USES OF THE FACILTIES AND ACCESSIBILITIES...THAT WAY, ITS A WIN-WIN SITUATION AND LOCALS CAN FEEL THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO THESE PREMISES AND THE GUESTS CAN MINGLE WITH LOCALS AND GET TO KNOW ABIT MORE ABOUT SRI LANKANS..., OF COS, EVERYONE DOES PAY WHEN DINING AT THE COFFEE HOUSE...

TO CONCLUDE, On my last day, i spoke to the management and the boss's son was all Ears.. VERY RECEPTIVE TO MY IDEAS AND FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS.(pity he forgot to offer me that fresh orange juice he promised)...next trip perhaps..lolzz. . THERE IS HOPE FOR MILTONS...if the bosses really start to Listen to their valuable customers,ie.if we are valuable to them..(sigh!). AND - Hopefully the Big boss has stopped shouting around at his staff too! IT IS IMPT TO Talk to yr staff, not At them !

HE (THE OWNER)COULD START TO TRUST HIS STAFF AND FAMILY MEMEBERS TO RUN THE SHOW WITHOUT HIM 'BOSSING' AROUND ALL THE TIME...maybe then things will really pick up and improve....its just my 2cents worth...till my next trip... i still like Miltons but i really love EXOTIC SRI LANKA...u made it happen. WELL DONE! WILL RETURN YEARLY.....

Room Tip: request for ground level beach front room... spectacular view...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

we spent few nights in this hotel and it was probably the worst hotel we came accross in Sri Lanka. Room was dumpy, small, worn out and you could hear absolutelly everything from outside.Breakfast rather poor and we always had to wait at least half an hour for ust toasts and tea. Location not great either as it's quite out of main Unawatuna beach and busy road not suitable for walking specially during the night (we had car with driver, but in case you don't it is better to choose hotel by the main beach where all restaurants are close. Unawatuna is beautiful and we liked it there a lot, just not this hotel

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 19 January 2013

I stayed there in January with my family for one night : full board.

# not in time at all:
Our check in time was 11AM, even we went there around 12:00 room was not ready. We have to wait another 30 minutes at restaurant with luggage.

# No towels
Even waiting long time for preparation, they did not arranged towels. We have asked 3 times to arrange towels.

# Meals terrible and boring
We have reserved as full board. There is 4 options in Lunch menu. And also they are saying dinner also same as Lunch menu. What a terrible place ever stayed. Only 4 options for lunch and also dinner!!!

# Not clean at all
Bath room is bad smelling at all. Lights are hanging by wires and can not feel as hotel.

# Staff English ability is poor

# Not good for small kids.
Beds are very high. It is danger for small kids.

Staying here is just wasted time and money. Even they give free of charge staying I will never accept. Not recommend for anyone!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Miltons Beach Resort
Address: 368 Ganahena, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
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Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #108 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Miltons Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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