The low point of my trip to Sri Lanka was having to climb in and out of the greasy mosquito nets at Ibis that looked as if they had never been washed and had the god knows what of many a traveller on them. The bed sheets, towels and pillows smelt musty and damp. The rooms were dark and dingy. Not the romantic get away I was hoping for at all.
The food was expensive and not the quality or quantity I would expect from the prices they are charging.
We asked to arrange a taxi to Ella. The German owner gave us a price of RS 9000. A few days later when we went to book it with the driver, the price went up to RS 11000. When we queried the price with her husband, he quoted RS 12000!! We asked why the price had gone up. The husband said it was because of rain and landslide on the road, and we would have to drive through the jungle. When we asked her, she said it was because of increased petrol prices?!?! Make up your mind please! When we did drive to Ella, we drove along the main road and there was no evidence at all of landslides or jungle diversions. It's really sad to think that they are on the make money wise, and trying to squeeze as much money as they can out of unsuspecting travellers.
The Sri Lankan waiters there are friendly, and it is a beautiful spot of beach. But they need to pull their socks up, as there is much cleaner, nicer, cheaper accommodation and food along that stretch of beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Guesthouse has 5 nice doublerooms, 2 big A/C familyrooms and 5 bungalows on the beach. All rooms/bungalows have hot water, a sea view balcony or a big terress. Enjoy delicious western and eastern food in the Ibis Restaurant. Celebrations and conferences can be organized for you.Water- and beachsport, katararan trips on the near by lagoon can be done. Herbal Massages you can get in the Ibis Massage Pavillon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ibis Guesthouse Hotel Tangalle