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“Relaxed and comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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Tamarind Tree Hotel
1 Andiambalama Estate, Yatiyana Minuwangoda 11500, Sri Lanka   |  
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Relaxed and comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What a hectic day it was. Delayed flight, and once we reached the Sri Lanka airport our expectations level had come down. It was low until we reached this fantastic hotel. The service was as if, we were the Royal family members. We were thrilled with this and when we saw the villa, we were overwhelmed. King sized bed and satellite TV channels. Immaculate washrooms with beautiful flower decoration. The food was not overly priced either. And morning when we woke up, we saw the king coconut served fresh from the tree. Nature friendly hotel, had all the names of the tree available beneath them. The hotel as well had horses if you wanted take a few pictures for thrill. As well the pool was very clean. Lovely collection of paintings in the Business centre. However, it was pretty hot outside, hence just outside the hotel, there is a Cloth Boutique, where you may find some local as well stitched to order clothes. Really a relief for us, as we bought some pure cotton dresses. Beach are clean as well and what is even more amazing is that Wifi was freely available in almost every restaurant. Quick things to buy for gift and memories, shells on the beach. A must visit again place, and hotel.

Room Tip: All the rooms are equally good, you may look for the one near to restaurant or bar.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Hotel is very close to the airport and the rooms are very good and comfortable. Nice surrounding with many trees.
Staff service was not great, especially in front office and in restaurants, I believe this could be improved.
The main restaurant is a letdown, ambience is not up to the overall standard of this hotel.
I would recommend this hotel for airport transfers, but not for long/ leisure stays.

Room Tip: Good for airport transfers..
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I had a good time in this hotel. Very close to the airport. Bunglores are very specious and nice. Front Office staff greeted well.
Food taste good in this hotel. Sri Lankan food is so lovely. Happy to say i had a short wonderful experience here.

Room Tip: Bungalores are very specious
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We had a very short stay at Tamarind Tree as we arrived in at Negombo airport after 1:00am and left early the next day at 9:00am. It is a nice spacious hotel with spacious bungalows, a large swimming pool and nice facilities. Breakfast was very nice and the resort was clean and well kept. If you've got an early or late flight in or out of the airport, I wouldn't go past Tamarind Tree.

Room Tip: Very large rooms with living and sleeping area. We stayed with 2 Adults and 2 Children (6&4). We...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This was my transit hotel before the flight back home so wasn't expecting much!! I was wrong as this is as good as most of the other hotels I stayed in over the last ten days. The staff were all friendly and welcoming, also the rooms were spacious and clean. The rooms were in chalet style bungalows and consisted of a lounge with ceiling fan, bathroom and bedroom with ceiling fan and air con. The pool and gardens were well maintained with ample sunbeds and deckchairs. Breakfast and dinner were of a buffet style with a good selection of dishes and all freshly prepared and to suit all tastes.

Room Tip: All rooms the same
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Best location as It's close to airport, so I decided to book this one as my flight mid night

It is under renovation so a bit dirty at at lobby.

We paid for one night but we use only half day but for single room. My friend changed flight and join me. They asked for 40$ more for one more person without proper explicit and it costs same as one more room. I asked if it is for breakfast?. What I need is explanation. I felt annoyed.

Room is comfortable and private villa but a bit old. Big bathroom. It is calm and relax after a noisy outside.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It is my luck to stay in this hotel since my flight was delayed for few hours. I was able to relax really well. Rooms were Bangalores, specious and nicely maintained. I was greeted by Ms. Sandamali at the reception, she was very kind and helpful. Though the check in was abit delayed since there were more people joined with me to get the same flight.
After a good nap, we were driven to the airport on time. Very convenient for a layover.
I would recommend this hotel

Room Tip: Bangalores are better to spend the time comfortably
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Tamarind Tree Hotel Sri Lanka/Yatiyana Minuwangoda
Address: 1 Andiambalama Estate, Yatiyana Minuwangoda 11500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Western Province > Yatiyana Minuwangoda
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Yatiyana Minuwangoda
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