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Sandy Cabanas

Marakolliya Beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We' ve been there casually attracted by the place on the beach and by the buffet of fish, bbq, soup and other plates that seems so good and for a really good price. We found the fish baebecue not really fresh and other plates not completely cooked...there were also two beautiful dogs walking in the beach without disturb people at... More 

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Stoke Newington, London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Four of us ate here after reading the positive review in the Lonely Planet. There's a buffet option for LKR1500pp (or Rice & Curry for LKR750pp). The former includes a table buffet of vegetable dishes, meat & fish from the BBQ, plus dessert. The latter only includes the veggie dishes. Our first issue was that the different options & price... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Although this is one of the most beautiful places on earth, we had to leave earlier because of a very bad experience. The owner violently attacked his wife/girlfriend and the whole team was busy either protecting her or keeping him away from her. We were extremely scared and shocked. This is our first review and we are writing this because... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I must admit , we checked into Sandy's and were taken away by the lovely amazing relaxed atmosphere . Our room was on the top level over Looking the ocean with full open sea views,the outside shower was so fantastic after "slumming" it in other places. The place was impeccably clean and fresh sheets ! After checking in we read... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Sandy's cabanas is a perfect place if you want to live on the beach. Me and my family stayed at a family cabana as close you could get to the sea. Here you constantly heard the sound of the waves. You slept at the top floor just under the roof with no walls between you and the sea. When you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

When we called to ask for the price we agreed on 6000 rupies per night including breakfast and dinner. When we arrived we learned that there's also service charge of 10%. The cabana was awful. The worst thing about the entire place is that is smells horribly. I think that their plumbing must be leaking or something. We left after... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

We arrived in Tangalle and most accom was booked so the driver took us to Sandys. We'd been travelling in the mountains and were paying approx 3000 rupee per night, Sandys was 6600 but included buffet breakfast and dinner which was actually very nice. The bungalow was basic, but nice experience in a hut. The mattress was thin and on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We ended up at Sandy Cabanas on New Years Eve after our booking in another town fell through. The owner was great and everyone was really accommodating. The food was fantastic and plentiful and catered to our dietary restrictions - vegetarian and gluten free. Both the buffet dinner and breakfast (included in the price) were amazing. Our two issues were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We stayed there only one night in a family room facing the see and kind of open rooftop so you feel the real nature with palm trees meanwhile you hear the ocean. Very nice views and great and quiet beach. We had dinner included and was very good with a wide buffet selection and fish BBQ in the beach. Also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The following post describes what happened to me on Nov 16, 2014. I returned to the hotel at approximately 23:30 after eating dinner elsewhere. The gate was locked and all the lights in the hotel complex were turned off so I called out for someone to open the gate. The manager (recognizable by his bald head and big muscles) appeared... More 

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