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French Garden Beach Hotel

Alles Garden, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Liverpool,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We discovered this restaurant by accident after walking along the beach. We had a warm welcome from Brant the manager. The food was delicious, fresh fish, excellent. Devilled chicken was a good choice too. The cocktails were superb! The surroundings were beautiful all lit up at night. There is a high beach type hut sitting area with views out across... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambience in the restaurant in the evening is nice, with reagge music and rastas. Located In front of the beach have sone tables on the sand. Was raining so we were in the building, a confortable place. Good Food and prices not too expensive. Good place to relax and see people.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are very basic, but who cares; you're right in front of the beach and sea. Lady that owns the place is a weird. The food isn't that good: the café / restaurant next door is better. Quite expensive if you look at the basic room alone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a hard time finding accommodation online and ended up at the French Garden. There's like three "French Gardens" in the same exact location but unaffiliated from one another, which is confusing. Anyway, the room was a dank dungeon, with crusty bathrooms and blood stains on the sheets from so many squished mosquitos. The slow moving fan was counter... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And that's a serious warning. After asking a lot of other places for a room which were full, or only had one night to stay, we ended up in this place. The room wasn't great (read: filthy, terrible matrasses and smelly), but we could stay for three nights and the price (3500) was way lower than the other places, so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I can imagine this is a nice place if you want to stay cheap and do watersports or diving all day. For me, as a woman alone, felt a little unsafe here. I was planning to stay two days and visit pinguinisland. The man who checked me in offered me a massage to be welcome and relax. Although I couldnt... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

+ Close by the beach. - Room is very basic. Blood on the sheets. Moskitonet too small. Bathroom kind of discuting. Couldnt sleep because of the heat and the unsufficient fan. But what do you expect for a 10$ night?

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Amazing location, meters away from the beach which is stunning, with calm clear blue waters. A nice family run guest house, Pragashini (owner lady) was very friendly and helpful. The room was very hot, however the owner lady got us a new fan which was very nice. They didn't have a restaurant or a bar, however next doors did, and... More 

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The room nothing special, very basic,sometime somethings doesnt work properly like in other budget room in Sri lanka..but the view and the fact that you have the see just a few meters from it..its priceless for that kind of money..and there wasnt any mosquitos when we were there..just the sound of the sea..unfortunetly we sleept there just for a night,... More 

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christchurch, nz
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very basic room but clean and spacious right on the beach with sea views. Good value at 1500 staff friendly. Beach in front good for swimming and whole area is cleaned and raked daily. Would definitely recommend.

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