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French Garden Beach Hotel

Alles Garden, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
French Garden Beach Hotel
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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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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stayed there one week and had a tripple room for 2000 (when we were negotiating the staff member said 1800, so better get that on paper or pay in advance). The room were basic, on of the moskitonets was to small for the double bed so we struggled every night to get it nicely fitted. The crows were entertainig... More 

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Salt Spring Island, Canada
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I read the reviews, but ended up here anyway. It's got several things going for it. - awesome location ... right on the beach - several rooms face the beach. It is a good beach. - cheap. Super cheap ... especially considering the location. Bargain. It's also got a couple of things not going for it. - it's dirty ...... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I'm kinda amazed to see people describe the French Garden as 'Expensive'. I stayed here in mid-September 2014, paid about 30 bucks TOTAL for 2 nights in what was described as a 'much nicer room' than some of the other people I met there. Apparently, the difference was that I had a wall that separated the bathroom from the bedroom.... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a nice place if you want to be near the beach, but otherwise, avoid this place. They charge 1500 rps for a room full of flies and mosquitoes, not good cleaned, price is really too high for this place. I stayed already right on the beach in other places in Sri Lanka for much less and much nicer... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our stay in French Garden was the worst night we spent in Sri Lanka. It is dirty everywhere, the staff is rude and you pay a lot for this hole. We read the reviews but it was even worse than expected. Even 100 Rp. Would be too much for this place. So better take some of the closeby options for... More 

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estepona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If u haven't been to india u'll get a good taste of it staying at the french garden. The only nice thing is the beach. It's downright dirty. The price is ridiculous for what they offer. I don't think they ever clean the bathrooms. ..beware.. You were told so...

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is an ideal place to stay if you are looking for somewhere with a view of the ocean from the bed! Not being an early riser I have to admit I have never seen a sunrise, however with a friendly poke in the ribs from my girlfriend I summoned the energy to open my eyes and lift my head... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

dive master was the first in sri lanka. very environmentally minded. activist and paying for it with all sorts of threats. clean and very security conscious. loved the dives. hotel rooms are humble but excellent value for money for the area. wifi is very slow to non existent and it is not due to provider. other hotels have better wifi.... More 

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