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Taragala Place

Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, Tangalle SP, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014
Rob O Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Sri Lanka was my home for 9 years until 2003 and since then I have been visiting twice a year. I think it fair to say that I have travelled throughout most of the island and have watched it suffering during wartime, struggling to recover from the tsunami and now emerging with a confidence that is great to see. In... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

First of all, the location is spectacular, right near the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, at the edge of a traditional Sri Lankan village (Kalametiya), at about 4 km from the main road. The villagers are really friendly, so please be careful to smile and say hello to anyone. Don't worry, they won't ask you money for various "services" as it happens... More

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Ulm, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

InSept. we stayed at Taragala Place for 3 nights and we wished we could have stayed longer because we felt so good and relaxed there. It is such a peaceful and relaxed place with the beautiful view into the bird sanctuary and to Taragala rock. This we liked to climb and it is like being in paradise with the ocean... More

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Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We spent few nights in this really amazing place. It was exactly what we need to have rest and peace in our roadtrip. Maybe one of our best memorie of our travel. The personnel is descreet and very helpfull. The little town there is really nice, and safe. The beach is the most beautifful beach we saw in all Sri... More

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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We wanted to stay in Taragala Place for two nights. Finally we spent there one more night, because it was the best accomodation during our travelling. Quiet peaceful place, friendly local people, lazy peacocks, very nice homemade srilankan food, perfect service at all… Just ideal for our wedding which we had at nerby beautiful beach. Thank Magda and Shane, they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Pretty cottages on the edge of the bird reserve. The 2 cottages feature a small basic kitchen, cold showers, comfortable beds and electricity for fans and lighting. Magdelena was on hand to make sure we got the best out of our stay, suggesting walks and local boat trips and was extremely helpful. Sri lankan food is available during your stay.... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We really enjoyed our 3 night stay at Taragala Place in March 2013. The bungalow is built in traditional style which very much attracted us and it was extremely interesting. It had windows and doors open to every direction to catch the slightest breeze. There is no air conditioning but a powerful electric fan maintained a reasonable cool whilst sleeping.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

What more can you say beyond all the wonderful comments that have already been left about this place. As others have stated if you are looking for 5* luxury, room service, air conditioning etc then this is not the place for you. If however you want to go back to basics and simply immerse yourself in something other than your... More

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Salland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Just a few cottages. Beautiful and quiet surroundings. Easy access to the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary. During my stay in Sri Lanka, I have stayed in about a dozen different places. Despite the high standard in all of the country, Taragale place absolutely stands far above all the other places. Excellent service and all the meals I enjoyed at the place... More

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Holmfirth UK
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed here for two nights half board. You hardly know you've arrived as the property has no obvious signboard and just melds into the surrounding area. Traditional clay built bungalows with shady porches overlook the Kalametiya bird reserve - binoculars and spotter book provided. Layout of the bungalows is simple and the woodwork is craftsman built. But it's not... More

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Address: Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary, Tangalle SP, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hambantota District > Tangalle
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #8 of 36 Specialty lodging in Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taragala Place offers Eco Friendly accommodation in conformity with The International Ecotourism Foundation standards and is also Accredited by the Sri Lanka Eco Tourism Society.Lush Green surroundings on the border of the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is the Ideal place to get away from it all.Wake up to the Call of the birds, open your window to see peacocks 10 paces away from you and enjoy Traditional Sri Lankan meals using Organically grown Fruit & vegetables.Laze around or take a short walk down to the Beach for swim in the ocean or engage the local community & watch the fishing boats come in. You can also visit the YALA or Uda Walawe National Parks which is a couple of hours away.The perfect little getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city to Rest & recouperate and to recharge those Batteries of a Busy life. ... more   less 
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Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Taragala Place offers Eco Friendly accommodation in conformity with The International Ecotourism Foundation standards and is also Accredited by the Sri Lanka Eco Tourism Society.Lush Green surroundings on the border of the Kalametiya Bird Sanctuary is the Ideal place to get away from it all.Wake up to the Call of the birds, open your window to see peacocks 10 paces away from you and enjoy Traditional Sri Lankan meals using Organically grown Fruit & vegetables.Laze around or take a short walk down to the Beach for swim in the ocean or engage the local community & watch the fishing boats come in. You can also visit the YALA or Uda Walawe National Parks which is a couple of hours away.The perfect little getaway from the hustle & bustle of the city to Rest & recouperate and to recharge those Batteries of a Busy life. ... more   less 
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