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Surya Garden Guesthouse

Pubudu Mawata, Seenimodara, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
#22 of 44 hotels in Tangalle
33 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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5 hotel reviews
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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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Holmfirth UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for something a little off the beaten track, a little bit different with an incredibly unspoilt beach this is the place for you! The beach is its selling point, the whole beach is shared with a couple of guesthouses when my boyfriend and I were there we had the whole beach to ourselves except for another couple!... More

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Address: Pubudu Mawata, Seenimodara, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
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The unique Surya Garden Guesthouse in Tangalle is a charming, small resort right on the unspoiled and uncrowded sandy Tangalle beach with an Italian-Sri-Lankan management. You will enjoy and valuate the very nice private atmosphere, quite different from other 'standard' hotels.The three bungalows, open-air restaurant, as well as other facilities are hidden in the large and carefully maintained tropical garden. The three spacious bungalows (for 1-2(3) persons each) are each very special in their own unique design and character. They are simple, but decorated with taste and love. All bungalows have large open-air bathrooms, fan, mosquito nets and private veranda.The Surya Garden á la card restaurant is known for its authentic Singhalese and Italian cuisine, ranging from perfect fish, chicken or vegetable curries up to fresh Italian pasta.The extensive garden just in the front of the large sandy beach offers not only enough space for the enjoyment of the tropical flowers and trees, butterflies and bird but also places for relaxing Ayurvedic treatments.Surya Garden is well secluded but also well connected to the town of Tangalle that is just few kilometers away. The surroundings are quiet and ideal for enjoying nature and the unique spirit and beauty of the southern Sri Lankan shores. Surya Garden Guesthouse is only about 240 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 220 km from Colombo. With the opening of the new highway Colombo-Galle it is thus easy to reach the place within few hours. The guesthouse is a perfect base to explore the south of Sri Lanka: watching whales in Mirissa, elephants in Uda Walawe, birds in Bundala, leopards in Yala or deep tropical rainforests in Sinharaja. All within a few hours distance from there. ... more   less 
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