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Sanmali Beach Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Beach Road, Marawila 0000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Marawila
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here three nights because this is the start point for Exodus group tours. I arrived two days early to try to adjust to jet lag. Rooms are a bit dated but fine, good AC, plenty of hot water but low water pressure. Staff very friendly. Small adequate bar overlooking a pretty pool. Hotel is directly on the beach.... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is situated on the beach in a reasonably quiet area. Food was OK, room was very. basic but adequate. As Adam P comments about geckos in rooms, this is the case everywhere, they don't hurt anyone. Pool looked nice but didn't use it.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is in a nice location fronting a beach and the food was OK. Our room was clean but the air conditioning was very noisy and there was no hot water in the shower. Watch out for gekkos in the rooms. It is a good idea to close your suitcase before you retire for the night.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Hotel is located directly on the beach, every room have a terrace with sea view. Hotel is presenting itself like a welness, offering ajurvead massages. In order to show russian tourists (which are the majority in here), shower have light in it, which means hose is lighted but water is almost not flowing. Room had a fridge, which is very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

First the good thinghs: quite position, new building in clean enviroment and good food. The bad part: the tiny slice glass door of our room was just in front the lobby entrance and parking (are all in one). means no sleep during the night because there's a continuos check in and check out for the night flights or because somebody... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Positive: Nice setting by the beach, good size room with the balcony overlooking the beach. Negative: where to start? The room is old and needs updating. All furniture is covered in thick layer of dust, and the floor is covered in dead bugs. Bathroom is basic and DIRTTY. The toiletries provided: shower cap x 2 and tiny soap bar x... More

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sanmali, Owner at Sanmali Beach Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel room referred to, was pending to be cleaned. It was mistakenly given to the reviewer as a cleaned room. There has never been a harsher criticism about our rooms prior to this. This is the very first time we received a one star rating. The pictures accompanying the review were very damaging, offensive and unfair. I request the... More

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

cosy, clean and comfortable hotel on the beach of Indian ocean, all rooms have sea view and it really takes just a minute to reach ocean. i had a wonderful peaceful vacation, exactly what i wanted, im gratefull to staff so much, they all are helpfull, polite and i never face a problem during my stay. perfect relaxation without noisy... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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48 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stayed here in July 2013 as the first night of an Exodus tour of Sri Lanka. The room was clean, the air conditioning fierce! The evening meal was the first buffet of many in Sri Lanka and was fine. There was a cricket match on the tv in the lounge and we enjoyed discussing the state of play with... More

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44 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice stay. Decent size hotel with airy feel. All rooms face the sea. Some rooms have TV. Rooms a bit rundown - some refurbishing would be good. Note the hotel is in Marawila and not in Negombo. There are few hotels in Marawila along the beach front. Many residents have start claiming the land and beach. The restaurants in Marawila... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our family transferred to Marawilla because of the lack of accommodation in Trincomallee. We found a very decent hotel with willing and friendly stuff, nice and reasonably clean rooms and surrounding. We could use the swimming pool / be carefull, some tiles are broken and have sharp edge ! / but prefered to swimm in the ocean which was right... More

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Additional Information about Sanmali Beach Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Marawila 0000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Puttalam District > Marawila
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Marawila
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sanmali Beach Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sanmali Beach Hotel is a quaint 20 room hotel with a boutique- like atmosphere. All rooms have private balconies and full ocean views. The hotel is on a stretch of natural, palm-lined sandy beach.It has a well manicured spacious garden and a swimmng pool with a rocky water fall. An open restaurant overlooking the ocean, beach pavilion and a beach-hut are present.Relax and rejuvenate at our full service Ayurveda Spa. Our staff is very friendly and attentive. Enjoy beach volleyball, fishing and boating. Fresh seafood and spirits always available. ... more   less 
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