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Polhena Reef Garden

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Beach Road, Polhena, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #13 of 14 hotels in Matara
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This hotel have close access to the sea.... It is very safe to take a sea bath from this place as it is not to deep, and there isn't a current as it is protected by the reef. The hotel, was alright. few staff members but was everwilling to help and adhered to all are requests.... The hotel has large... More

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Surrey England
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We arrived in the quiet village of Polhena by train from Colombo - and then by tuk tuk to Polhena beach. The whole journey of 3.5hours cost £2 per person!! We were shown to our room which was large and clean with a very nice balcony with views of the beach and pool. Beautiful clean and large pool which was... More

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Surrey, England, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed with a group of friends at the beginning of a two week tour of Sri Lanka. Our first two nights here to get us into the mood and holiday spirit of Sri Lanka. This is a family run hotel right on the beach with small bars and beach cafes in easy walking distance. The owner was on site... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

This was the first hotel of our tour with local company Summa Travels. A truly excellent trip. The hotel is large and airy with a fantastic swimming pool. Also a short walk from a local beach which is excellent for snorkelling as there is a reef stopping the large breakers about600yards out. The staff were friendly and helpful and the... More

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The rooms were dirty upon arrival and nothing was cleaned during the following day. Several essential objects were missing from the rooms (mosquito nets, towels,…) and while the staff was friendly, it took them an unnecessary long time to fetch these items for us. Staff was extremely clueless, nothing seemed to be possible or easy. Rooms were very expensive, even... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. The staff tried to be helpful although they spoke very little English and nothing seemed simple. They advertise wifi but after asking 5 members of staff none of them knew the password. One eventually gave me his email password! The rooms are clean enough but very basic, we had no water for the shower the... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

You would expect more for the price you pay at this place. The place is more like a cheap motel, except that it's not cheap. Only a room with ac. No laundry facilities, no phone etc. The front desk closes at 10 pm and the staff is very minimal although they are friendly. Only advantage is that it is close... More

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Leipheim, Germany
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My wife & I stayed for 14 days in PRG during a 10 week stay in Sri Lanka so we were able to look around the area. We arrived at the hotel and were informed that they did not have a liquor licence and I explained that I would not have booked the room if I had known. Five minutes... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is expensive, you pay an outrageously high price for this hotel for the AC and the pool!! The rooms however, are average and you are not on the beach! There are plenty of hotels in the area for half the price and with nicer service!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stopped at this place for a meal. We ordered some chicken fried rice and a sandwich which took about one hour to arrive. The entrance / reception etc can only be described as a dump, unless you are a traveller who has not been to better places. The food was so disgusting that even the stray dog we offered... More

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Address: 30 Beach Road, Polhena, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Polhena Reef Garden 3*
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