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French Garden Beach Hotel

Alles Garden, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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French Garden Beach Hotel
Ranked #20 of 26 Trincomalee B&B and Inns
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great, location on the beach, can lie in a hammock and read, play volley ball, chill on the beach, swim in the 30C water. Very basic accommodation, cheap. Diving much cheaper than Nilaveii, much busier backpacker vibe. Very nice beach bar. Diving around this area was not amazing, but the instructor was a nice guy, my equipment was ok, can... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Putting location aside I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The rooms and bathrooms are filthy and and at night the rooms are like ovens, with the small fans not giving much relief. It's only benefit is that it is probably the cheapest place to stay. We're not fussy, and although other reviews warned this we thought it would be... More

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154 reviews 154 reviews
13 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I cannot recommend this hostel. I arrived early in the day and I was happy with the basic accommodation as the situation near to the beach is good. However, there is an overbearing menace with the tuk tuk drivers that hang around and also with the owner of the various hostels. In the evening music was played much too loud... More

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Derby, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

It's an ideal place for backpackers who don't need much, want a cheap place with running water, private bathroom and the beach at the front door. Staff was helpful, not very smiley but we got what we wanted although it took a while. The food is good but be prepared to wait for it at least for an hour, if... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

This place is great lush beach but made so much better if you walk 300 mtr to the end of the road to eat at pavi restaurant. Suba the owner is an amazing women who's cooking you will love and to top it off it's served at local prices. A must go if your staying in uppuvli.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I stayed there exactly for two hours, after taxidriver brought me there directly from Trincomalee railway station. I searched for half an hour until finally the cleaning lady appeared who allegedly was in charge of renting out the room. An extremely unfriendly person without manners and without a smile. She showed me a 3-bed room and said it would cost... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

let me start by saying that I have been traveling with my husband for a while and I have never wrote a bad review before. with that said, my husband and I stayed one night here. Accommodation was basic but sufficient. There was a big party going on about 7 or 8 sri lankan guys drunk (one of them the... More

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Lyon, France
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

A big fatty manager, useless and being a real thief... A good location on the beach (but dirty rooms and sheets...), but be aware of dreary drink party during night with loud music protected by the manager because 'it makes money' !!!

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We were in a high season, so a lot of accommodations in Trincomalee were already fully booked. A reason for French Garden to almost triple their prices. Since we arrived pretty late, we took it. The room is not good, but for me it was good enough (simple bed + bathroom, not very clean but that's in most cheap places... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It is extremely basic but has everything you need. A bed, a mosquito net, a verandah with a table, windows and a bathroom. It is also directly on the beach which is the reason everybody loves it! The staff are great and do a fabulous grilled fish! If you go up the path to the main road you'll find a... More

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Address: Alles Garden, Nilaveli Road, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Trincomalee

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