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Insight

Galle Road, Ahangama, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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265 reviews 265 reviews
63 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sandwiched between the beach and a busy and noisy main road. Small pool and a few loungers but not enough imho. Cricket strip if you fancy a game is a bit weird. No tv in room is a bit of a negative when your travelling alone and WiFi is only in lobby and bar area. My hot water was only... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Hello Mr/Mrs Kuepper It appears to be that the product Insight Resort is not to your expectation. Regret Sir/Madam, the product we offer is a 3*. We are into a refurbishment programme and after we re-open on 1st November there would be TVs in all rooms. We are also looking at improving and not limiting the WiFi facilities only to... More 

Lymington, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
21 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights one week and 1 night the following week. The location by the beach is beautiful. The rooms were basic and adequate, with no TVs, but as there is no lift so traipsing up to the third floor would not suit less able guests. The food was ok the first week, but appalling for our... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Hi Gourmandsouth, We acknowledge your recommendation about the good location and beach. The quality of rooms will be further enhanced when we include TVs in the summer refurbishment programme. Further, the entire hotel is going to be differently able friendly with the completion of the new development. Regret to note about the appalling breakfast on the last day. We shall... More 

Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

A small but very friendly hotel which is very easily accessible form Galle by local bus. It isn't 4* luxury but you're not paying 4* prices. Bedrooms clean with good air conditioning. As the bar and restaurant area are open at the sides air conditioning in there would be ineffectual. The staff are excellent. I had sustained an injury earlier... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Hi Cheeseyqueen, Thank you for your positive and lovely comments about the Insight Resort. Appreciate your honest views about our cost effective pricing as a 3* property. Yes it is our policy being a small family hotel to make you feel at home by cooking to your requirements and taste. Pleased to congratulate our staff for all the efforts and... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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88 reviews 88 reviews
43 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Insight is a 3 star property located in the small coastal town of Ahangama (about 20 minutes from Galle. The property is located on Galle road and easy to find. If you are looking for Luxury then this is not the place for you but it is a good, clean and comfortable 3 star property. When we checked in we... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Thank you Ma’am, for your comments on Trip Advisor. We do appreciate your spot on comments of our correct 3* standard and guiding the potential guests not to have a high level of expectation. Happy to see your comments about the beautiful view from the room. With our expansion which is to commence on 20th April 2015, all rooms will... More 

Sydney
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Biryani was very ordinary. The chicken was revolting and not fit for a dog. We sent it back and never got a replacement or an apology. The rooms were clean albeit basic. They are misleading on their website about food and need to address inadequacies in this area.

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Friendly and responsive staff who try their best to make guests happy. The restaurant caters for the usual coverage expected at a beach hotel. The bar is well equipped with wifi and they make nice cocktails with the local Arrack (Rum). We stayed for 3 nights and did not see any prawn dishes in the buffet (plenty of fish and... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Sir, for your excellent comments. Yes we have the friendly village folks that we regularly train in our team. We take pleasure in commenting that the range of Arrack Cocktails are absolutely our own inventions and personally mixed and tasted by one of our very senior members of the team. When the hotel closes for the... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Gloomy corrugated steel roof hotel right off noisy highway. Food is terrible and rooms basic with worn-off furniture and bedding.avoid this mass market place displayed on all tour operators selection. Beach in front is nice though

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Gloomy corrugated steel roof – I wonder if the guest is referring to the very hotel “The Insight Resort” or any other as the roof of our resort is of timber and roofing sheets (not steel). For sure the Resort is by the main Galle-Matara Road, but it is not a highway nor have other guests commented about the noise.... More 

Colombo
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good 3 star property by the sea. Great beach and good for sea swims as the reef is closer to the shore.Can spend hours in the water and the water is clear and nice. Staff are very friends and obliging. Rooms are nice and clean. Good value for money and a place to relax. Basic good three star property. Good... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your excellent comments of 18th December 2014. Pleased to note that you recommend it as a good 3* product. That’s exactly what our rating is and even the pricing is based on competitive 3*. We look forward to serving you again. More 

Bath
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived at this hotel to meet up with a small group destined for whale watching and leopard filming in Yala National Park. Our expectations were not met, although if you are looking for a very basic 2/3 star hotel without any frills and you get it at the right price, then this might be fine for you. Room was... More 

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Ahangama, Manager at Insight, responded to this review

Regret gentleman that your expectations were not met. We are glad that you have realized Insight Insight is a 2* / 3* property and if you look at our website we promote this hotel as a 3* property as it is much better than a 2* property and our pricing also is accordingly the same which you might be able... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I stayed here for a couple of nights in August 2014 after some serious trekking around the Island to take some time out to relax and would highly recommend this hotel as a great place to stay. You could not get a better setting as it sits right on the most beautiful sandy beach, great for swimming or just chilling... More 

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Ahangama, The Management at Insight, responded to this review

Thank you Sir/Madam for your brilliant helpful comments on Trip Advisor “Highly Recommended”. Appreciate your comments about where you say that it is great for swimming. This is absolutely right Sir/Madam, September is one of the most rough times in the south west coast and as in this period you recommend the beautiful sandy beach and great for swimming and... More 

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