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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   | Weligama, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
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Taprobane Island
Ranked #14 of 30 Weligama B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I think that some of the critical reviews of this property are completely overdone. Yes, it is not Aman or Alila standard, but then you are not paying those prices. We had an outstanding stay, the island is glorious, it feels like walking back into the 1920's (which yes does mean mean no TV, no Wi-FI, slightly "shabby chic" feel)... More

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

There are amazing things about this place. It is, after all, your own island! The staff are very helpful and nice, and cook well, but... the whole place has a slightly run down feel about it. If you expect crisp, egyptian cotton sheets and down pillows, forget it. Try slightly damp smelling fibre pillows and you're more on track. It's... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Holiday from hell - this was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime with my family having spent 9 months organising a secret birthday surprise. Never in my life have we spent 10 more miserable days in this so called 'very luxury' house. It wasn't even ready when we arrived after a gruelling 24 hour journey with a 7... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This private island of five bed rooms, endless terraces, a pool, niches in a tropical garden of great luxury and all staffed by a team that are well trained, patient and provide perfect service. Arriving at any hotel by wading through the sea, with the staff carrying your bags on their heads, is unusual and an indication that you are... More

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Staying on Taprobane Island is truly an incredible experience. We celebrated a hens party on the island complete with massages, pedicures, high tea and seafood BBQ dinner which was all beautifully organised by the manager based in Galle. The house spills across multiple levels, each room unique with simple yet impressive decor. The island is a jungle paradise ensuring that... More

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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

No time to stay, so organised bbq Birthday lunch through Sun House for 20 people: $40 US pp BYO - expensive but worth 'being there'. Sublime, location, rooms look beautiful - simple but lovely, as was the food and service - your own private island!! Fantastic infinity pool, small but divine. Perfect spot for event/small group stay (5 rooms, but... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Stunning location , there is something mighty special about Taprobane . The service and food wonderful . The accommodation surrounded by antiques , and lots of mosquito's . Beware of the scams , boat and taxi rides. Highly recommend for a different holiday !

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The attractions at Weligama Bay 1. The weligama beach and bay The soft beach of Weligama is inviting tourists for daily walks, runs or beach games such as beach volleyball, elephant polo, surfing, boat safaris and diving. As well as there is a natural pool area which is suitable for safe bath. There for Weligama Bay is a perfect place... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Lovely unique place. Food was great. Staff friendly and helpful. Only criticism is be wary of driver who is just across from the island. (interestingly he was organized by the staff on the island). He is extremely creative with the calculation of his taxi fare. Charged $60 US to go from Welligama to Galle!!. Couldn't be bothered getting into an... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We recently stayed at Taprobane Island with our children, who shared our room. Taprobane Island is certainly a unique place. The staff were attentive without being intrusive, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was relaxed. However there were three things I found disappointing. Firstly, the staff kindly brought a mosquito net for our children to use. Unfortunately the net... More

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Address: | Weligama, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Hotel Class:4 star — Taprobane Island 4*
Also Known As:
Taprobane Island Hotel Weligama

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