We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Polhena Reef Garden
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Polhena Reef Garden
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Matara
Reviewed 21 March 2011

This little hotel was such a treat in a small village setting with a fantastic beach and snorkling oppurtunities. There was sooo much to do outside the hotel, but it was nice to come back to clean, comfortable and quiet rooms. My friends and i (a group of about 6) went Whale watching in mirissa, crocodile cruise along the river, not to mention the lazy mornings on the beach and snorkling. We even saw a turtle while sitting at the lawn beside the beach (wadiya). It's nice to get away from the over priced touristy locations in Galle, Mirissa and Unawatuna, and the beach is so beautiful. It's a local beach frequented on the weekends by tons of people, but if you're looking for a private beach atmosphere the weekdays are best.
The staff is friendly, and helpful.. and the food is so good. We mostly enjoyed local and Sri Lankan cuisine, but one evening feeling a little homesick we got to have a fantastic western meal. All in all a wonderful weekend with my friends. The price was reasonable which was really the cherry on top.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank docspidy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (22)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 22 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2009

This place has a great location, friendly and hard-working staff, and a very nice pool...so what's the problem? Well, there were a few -- normally we wouldn't mind, but at the price we were paying we expected clean sheets (which didn't get changed after a polite request), working light bulbs (ditto), and a cleaner room. As the hotel caters predominantly to well-off Sri Lankans, most staff speak only limited English. However, they all wanted to be helpful and answered "yes" to each of our requests and confirmations of prices, the latter of which unfortunately led to misunderstandings at check-out. Polhena Beach is nice, and again every last person at the PRG Hotel was very friendly, but if you're going to stay in the area you'll definitely get better value for your money elsewhere.

5  Thank yeahrock
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Matara hotels
0.2 mi away
Amaloh by Jetwing
Amaloh by Jetwing
#9 of 20 in Matara
144 reviews
0.9 mi away
Turtle Eco Beach
Turtle Eco Beach
#8 of 20 in Matara
147 reviews
0.0 mi away
Culture Resort
Culture Resort
#6 of 20 in Matara
38 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
T.K. Green Garden Hotel
T.K. Green Garden Hotel
#15 of 20 in Matara
26 reviews
6.9 mi away
Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa
7.5 mi away
Fisherman's Bay Hotel
Fisherman's Bay Hotel
#8 of 14 in Weligama
157 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Polhena Reef Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Polhena Reef Garden

Address: 30 Beach Road, Polhena, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 20 Hotels in Matara
Price Range: £83 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Polhena Reef Garden 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com and Ebookers so you can book your Polhena Reef Garden reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Polhena Reef Garden Hotel Matara
Polhena Reef Garden Sri Lanka/Matara

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing