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Gayana Guest House & Restaurant

Medaketiya Beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #36 of 53 Tangalle B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went to Gayana in a desperate evening search, after being let down by another overbooked property in Tangalle. On the recommendation of my tuk tuk driver, I met the hotel manager and bartered for the only room they had left. Paid and went up to find the most shockingly filthy hotel room I've ever seen. Only had a single lamp,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My partner & I stayed for 3 nights. We paid 3500lkr for a room with AC and sea view. Great value for what it was! Staff were very friendly and helpful. Wifi wasn't great though. We didn't really eat at the hotel- Tangalle town is just a 10 minute stroll away & there are amazing cheap, local places to eat.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I stayed one night here with a friend. We got non A/C room for reasonable price. Their service was excellent. I can be happy as a Sri Lankan traveler about this hotel. Food is average. It is faced to the beach. Room was good. I can recommend this place for someone looking for a good place for reasonable price. Then... More 

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Tangalle, Sri Lanka
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Perfect place close to town center and with very nice rooms, excellent staff and really good price. Sea side cost more and offer the (quite loud) sound of waves. It's not possible to swim because of the super strong waves and currents but there are many nice places to hang out on further down the beach (not on this property... More 

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Wien, Österreich
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

everything is clean, spacious and nice. You will have everything you need, evan hot water - which is not available in general in Tangalle. BUT it is old fashioned. The hotel itself is not beautiful, but very old fashioned. But you face the beach, and - as others wrote - the boys that work there are very, very nice. We... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. We were traveling in a group of 5 and me and my partner needed a room for two. The other 3 booked a room in the hotel building by the sea on the condition that we can get a room in the road side hotel building (owned by the same person) for 1000 Rs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We originally stayed in a nearby hotel but left because we were dissatisfied. We came across Gayana while walking along the beach at night and the staff were incredibly helpful and the price of the room was half of what we paying a few hotels down. The room was basic but had everything we required and it was very clean,... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

i had the pleasure of staying at gayana hotel on and off from february until end of may 2013. The rooms are large with fantastic scenes-lush,colorful variety of stunning tropical plants, the ocean and a short walk to town for food-although their food is excellent as well! The beach is large with fantastic waves-fun place to be. And the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I visited here with my wife for only one day. This is really good place with nice location. Just with the beach and with the sound of the waves it is a good place to stay with a minimum price. Room and bath rooms were clean and AC and fans were good. They had hot water also. There is a... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to be on a deserted island, stay here! We were transfered here from another Hotel after they double booked us and we are so pleased they did and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was beautiful, clean and serene! The staff were friendly and our room was well priced. Im... More 

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Address: Medaketiya Beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
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