The beach road is awash with many guesthouses. Iroshawn made every effort to be a attentive host. My budget room cost me a little over 10 USD for a fan room which was perfectly cool and comfortable for how freaking hot and strong the sun is. I think the rooms go up from there depending on how many occupants you require.
You need to order your food in advance, but everything is reasonably priced and Iroshawn will source you some beer, which, is hard to get so it seems.
I had great conversations with Iroshawn, who patiently sat with me and taught me useful phrases in Sinhalese. He is a rockstar of a host. Strong reliable WiFi and only a 5 minute walk to Polhena beach which is perfect with a little place to buy cigarettes, snacks and soft drinks.
You can also borrow a bicycle to take a ride into Matara. It should cost between 150 -300 LKR to get to Polena from the Matara train station.
If I were to return to Polhena, I wouldn't mess around and just go straight to Ravana Ridge. :DMore
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking