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Turtle Bay

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Kalamatiya | Southern, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I arrived at Turtle Bay via moped having driven from Galle. If anyone else is thinking of attempting this arrival they should be aware that the hotel is not signed from the main road. As soon as I arrived I knew that I was going to love Turtle Bay. The location is astounding - on the headland overlooking a pristine... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Just returned from Sri Lanka. We had a lovely time here - including our dinner on the beach the first evening. I had a great massage. Wifi in the rooms! FREE! Very accomodating staff. There are interesting things to do in the area. We had our meals at the hotel and ate really well. No one in our group had... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in August 2012 in Turtle Bay. What really set this beautiful small hotel apart was the excellent personal service. Everybody in the staff went out of his/her way to make our stay as nice as possible. The chef inquired during lunch if fresh water lobster from the lagoon land inward would be ok or if a... More 

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Lollar, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you love to stay in a place amidst beautiful nature, this hotel is a very good choice. You´ll have the view of an amazing beach to your feets, a bird sanctuary and a small fishermen village nearby. The hotel it self is not a big unpersonal concrete block, but quite small and cozy with beautiful rooms, a small spa,... More 

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Dublin
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28 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

A beautiful location with a wonderful outlook on the most Idyllic beach,lovely room but that's were it ends. Running toilet, No hot water,dirty swimming pool full of flies and beetles, no intructions for the safe, no instructions for the hotel,ordered a "vegetarian sandwich at the pool got a "club sandwich with chicken and bacon" While I was talking to our... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This place is the perfect location for a very chilled out few days. The rooms are lovely - very clean and modern and the bathrooms are really good with lovely hot showers. We stayed on a half board basis which was brilliant value for money especially since we had lobster one night! There are spectacular views of the deserted beach... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We spent two nights at the Turtle Bay resort. It was really off the beaten track, over looking the most beautiful beach which had almost no other buildings along it. The sea was quite rough though and unsuitable for swimming. But there was a swimming beach just 5mins away which we visited. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Can you please thank all your staff from the pool man to the chef for the most relaxing experience we have had. My husband and I have just returned home from 2 nights at your little bit of paradise, Shangri-la. We wish we had longer to experience everything your little bit of paradise could have provided to us. The food... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic location and excellent food, all be it with a few translation problems. The food was by far the best we ate while travelling through Sri Lanka. Great place to do nothing, but read, swim and eat. It's a remote location so may not be for everyone, got a freertour of the area thrown in by the owner, tres bon!... More 

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The hotel is all about the beautiful, secluded location. The beach is only steps away and was the best we found in Sri Lanka. You often find yours are the only footprints in the sand. The staff are very friendly and accommodating too. The food is great if you’re a sea food lover. We had a most enjoyable time there.

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