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Moonstone Villas

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336 Matara Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Roskilde, Denmark
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice rooms with large beds and private balcony. Very good breakfast with the best coffe I ever tasted in Sri Lanka. Everything was very clean and the staff was very helpfull. I can also recommend the restaurant especially the Pizza´s. There are a small beach just on the other side of the road, which was not crowded. I forgot... More 

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Ballerup, Denmark
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hotels we stayed at in Sri Lanka.Very beautiful rooms with huge beds and a big private balcony overlooking a tranquil and beautiful garden and pool. Very friendly staff. And knowledgeable and helpful owner as well as manager. A very pleasant stay and we would not hesitate to recommend this place and we would definitely choose to... More 

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Thank NyaJensen
RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello Nya and thank you for reviewing us. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us and especially enjoyed our coffee. We buy Colombian medium roast beans which grind well for our French press. Please come back for more, we enjoyed having you. More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend this plays if you go to Tangalle. It's close to a more private beach than the main beach. Our room was big, nice and clean. The owner was very helpful and cared about her guests. Tangalle itself was not my favorite (would not recommend), therefore I was very happy that we lived at such a nice place... More 

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Thank Vintervisa
RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am happy that you enjoyed the beach just 100 meters across the road from us. It is a nice quiet beach and I see in another review that the snorkeling is now good again as the coral has regrown after the tsunami. Small local towns are not for everyone, so i am also pleased... More 

Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service so good we ate here every day of our trip. Owner lovely and made lots of effort to introduce herself. Pizzas delicious and prices very reasonable. Beers served in iced pint glasses so very nice. A must visit!

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Thank Steph W
RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hi Steph, and than you for this review. It's great to know that our restaurant was able to provide the variety you like and our prices are reasonable. We are always trying to improve things so I'm happy to know you liked being here. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Raelene runs a tight ship here! It is located just outside of town on the road to Mirissa. (10 min walk or 150rupees to town). It is clean, bright, friendly and has great food! The breakfast (which was included in the price) was a choice of Western, Continental or Sri Lankan. All were outstanding! Also opposite are 2 very good... More 

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Thank bc4774
RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

And thank you for being here and really engaging in all the things to see and do within a short walk tuk tuk ride from Moonstone. Our goal is to do our best to provide a home away from home so you enjoy spending time here and being a tourist too. I'm happy to know it's working. More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here on 3 separate occasions and am sure will stay again. The rooms are airy and spacious, with huge comfortable beds (2 queen/double side by side, four poster with mosquito nets) and if on the top floor you have a very private balcony. The balcony or terrace areas of each room are very comfortable furnished with fabulous... More 

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer - as one of our repeating guests you do know us well and we enjoy having you each time. It is nice to know that you feel so at home here - that's the way we like it. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wish I could have stayed for more than night. Our room at the back of the property was large, attractive, spotless, had lots of nice touches (flexible reading spotlights) and a very nice verandah to sit out, where the roof had been built around the tall trees, so you seem to sit in a garden. Raelene and Anil were... More 

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Thank E A M
RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you E A M for your thoughtful review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to contribute to the experience with good service. We enjoy our guests and want them to have the best expereince possible. It's nice to know our philosophy is working. More 

Singapore River, Singapore
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Initially skeptical as it's not the creature comfort place I'd usually stay at, but boy did it grow on me. We had a spacious living and bedroom area with an outside deck with day bed. Place is kept clean and well maintained. Has a good pool and restaurant. Good for families and as most people will be out and about... More 

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

I appreciate the comment about the pillows - thank you . Even though we do replace them regularly, they are probably not the same as your comfy one at home. Even though our property is small, and we have 9 rooms, as you say, many people visit the beaches, or local interesting places at varying times in the day. It... More 

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

A little oasis by the beach with beautiful rooms. Raelene the owner was very friendly and welcoming. A great breakfast and close to very beautiful beaches. We are just sorry that we stayed only for one night.

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

We are also sorry that you were able to only stay one night as we like to get to know our guests and help them experience the many interesting things in and around Tangalle. More 

Johannesburg, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Our longest stay at any one place and we were so pleased we did. Raelene and her team of wonderful staff run a tight ship and so not cut any corners. There is so much thoughtful detail that goes into every element from the exceptional rooms, the beautiful gardens, the great daily menu and the easy atmosphere that work in... More 

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Thank Nicola S
RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments - which I will share with the staff. Tangalle is a lovely area and we enjoy helping our guests see and do the most they can while here. We still have a few suggestions up our sleeve for the next time you visit. More 

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