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Neela's Guesthouse & Beach Restaurant

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Galle Road,634 | Narigama, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 103 Hikkaduwa B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is right on the beach with its own beach side restaurant and beach beds with woven coconut leaf shades. Room was big with a balcony and a comfortable bed with aircon and fan. Food was western-Sri Lankan mixture both were very tasty. I wish they would serve more Sri Lankan options as they seem to cook it very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for Neela's during lunch time. The food was very delicious. I ordered noodles with prawns which were cleaned perfectly unlike the other restaurants. The dishes were slightly more expensive than the other places on the beach but it is definitely worth it. Totally recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great location, lovely lovely people. Huge room and Charmra is a superb host. I think they could add more Sri Lankan dishes to their offering and it is a bit more expensive as stayed in a better place for same money. But they are lovely there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Neela's for 12 nights at the end of January til early Feb 2015. Having stayed at Neela's before, we decided to return back to the 2nd floor triple room with private balcony. The room included A/C, fridge, hot water, fan, mosquito net, wifi, and breakfast. It cost us $80 per night, which we found quite reasonable for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't fault this place. Had lunch their during our stay in Hikkaduwa and it was great. The food was tasty and well-valued, the beer was cold and came in a little thermal sleeve and the wine was nice too. The location is great, it's right on the beach but set back a little so you can stay in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 2nd stay at neela's (came last year) for us it's the only place to stay in hikkaduwa Chamara & family & staff are like family. Great rooms, really nice chilled laid back atmosphere You can't beat this place, look no further. Their restaurant is excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

So, back for the second time at Neela's and it was good again. Chamara and staff are doing their best to make the stay a succes. We were here for two weeks and for a reason; we know it's clean and a perfect place to stay. Some people might say that there are cheaper places but we know that you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I recently spent 5 nights at Neelas Guest House and would do so again! As a party of three it can be a tad more difficult to find suitable accommodation but there was plenty of space in our room here. It is central to restaurants and nightlife within Hikkaduwa and a stones throw away from the beach. Our included breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I originally booked in for 4 nights here but loved it so much we added an extra 2 nights on. Everything about Neela's is brilliant. The rooms are clean, spacious and great value. All the staff we met were all accomodating and very friendly and the restaurant was excellent too with effort made on preparation but also... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Spent 3 nights late january at this amazing place. Neela's was the most perfect place to stay. The staff and the food was perfect as well as the location! The rooms are super clean. A great place for a stay in Hikkaduwa. They also provided with excellent service during my stay. ( organizing airport transfert, etc..)

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