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Surya Garden Guesthouse

Pubudu Mawata, Seenimodara, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Surya Garden Guesthouse

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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After 10 days of traveling across Sri-lanka we decided to go to Surya because we wanted to have a rest in nice quite place with european food, as we got a bit tired of spicy food during our trip. And it was a very pleasant stay for 5 great days. The place is really amazing! You have your private bungalow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed two nights in mid-February 2014. The place is difficult to find as there're no indications on the main nor on the side road. But once arrived, you're happy to be there: three bungalows scattered around a tropical garden, with a central area/restaurant/living room just 50 meters from the beach. And what a beach! Almost 2 kms long, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were staying in Surya Garden twice already, as it is so special by its location and atmosphere. If you like nature and dislike the big resorts, this might be the place for you. Surya Garden is not situated next to the main road, so you 'll not hear any road noice---wonderful! The beach is almost deserted and the most... More 

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The most lasting impression of Surya Gardens is its location. The beach was endlessly long with almost no people on it and also no rocks beneath the water. A couple of hundred metres down the beach were traditional Sri Lankan fishing boats which give such a lively splash of colour. The menu includes Italian recipes which might be a welcome... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were in Sri Lanka for two action-packed weeks, ending with four nights of relaxation on the beach. While I can see the potential of Surya Gardens and the location itself is beautiful, the atmosphere was very negative during our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful and made delicious curry dinners. However, Manuella the owner, was having some personal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is a complete relax. No rush here at all. Private beach with no tourists. The garden is quite large with 3 or 4 bungalows randomly deployed. In the center part of the garden the restaurant is located. Because the "Italian Management" was not present at the time we were here, all services took their time. But we did... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

When we booked Surya Garden it was top of the Tripadvisor list for Tangalle and all reviews were excellent. So we were a little disappointed when we arrived to find that things weren't going too well. Manuela, the owner is a lovely Italian Lady who set this up as her dream. The setting is beautiful - rustic bungalows in a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed there a couple of days in January 2013. I was looking for the perfect beach on Google Maps and that is how i found the place. On arrival, we had been greeted warmly, offered a welcome drink and instantly checked in to our cottages, without any paperwork. The place is a lovely garden with tropical flora, ambient sounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Only three cabanas in a huge beautiful tropical garden guarantee for a very tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. The cabanas are convenient, the open air bathrooms are a nice design idea. It's just beautiful when you see little birds flying around or even sometimes monkeys in the trees while you take a shower or brush your teeth. The staff are just very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

After reading the reviews here on Tripadvisor, my friend and I decided to try out the 'amazing' Italian food. We were staying elsewhere in Tangalla, but my friend was craving authentic Italian cuisine. We rang ahead to book the table and were passed over to the chef, who asked us what we would like to eat. So far so good.... More 

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