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“My definition of paradise...” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas
n.u. Jayawrdana road | Medaketiya beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka   |  
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My definition of paradise...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

A nice Villa on the beach, very quiet and clean.
Deserted beaches, beautiful sunsets, everything is perfect there!
Loved the place, loved the atmosphere, loved the food, LOVED THE PEOPLE...
hated to go!!
We didn't stay long enough, it didn't feel right to go, but we had already booked the next room, we have to go back, it's the kind of place where you want to stay forever...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Serpukhov, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

This August, I (62) and my grandson (11) spent nineteen unforgettable days in the Frangipani beach villa & Restaurant. They say that good health is a thing that you don’t notice. We have got similar impression on staying in this hospitable small hotel It was as good as good health, since we did not notice anything disturbing our calm and comfortable rest. Amazingly, it stands approx. thirty meters from the very water line of the ocean. At the same time all the city activities (shops, banks, buss station etc.) are within fifteen minutes walk. In the Frangipani, all the accommodation is brand new. We lived in a double room with a fan on rather high ceiling that appeared to be a good substitution for an air conditioner. The king-size bed was as wide as the Indian Ocean and as comfortable as mother’s hands. The bathroom was equipped with the brand new shower-bath (cold and hot water). One more shower-bath was in the yard that was very suitable for taking shower after sea bathing. Talking of the yard, it is worth mentioning that it was beautifully arranged having the old coconut palm trees along with the young plants and that it was kept very clean. The cuisine of the restaurant was good enough for both of us (I can’t help specially mention my favorite grilled fish and breakfast in Sri Lanka style). But all these things were worthless without skillful, friendly and helpful in any respect the Frangipani stuff with Mr. Nalin on the first place. In my view, this is the hotel of choice for any person who looks for calm place to stay for short or long time for rather reasonable price in the most wonderful Tangalle resort .

Dr. Evgeny Puchkov, D.Sc. (Russia)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Small villa situated right on the beach (and very beautiful one). Lots of places for chillout, both in the sun and under the palm trees (including a really big 'sort of bed' right next to the restaurant). Lot of privacy - only a few rooms share their own stretch of beach (which is a real asset in Sri Lanka lately).

Really tasty Sri Lankan food, both Sri Lankan breakfast and items from the menu for lunch or dinner.

The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, never seen anything like this, they will do anything to keep you pleased (be it bringing more rotis (awesome Sri Lankan coconut pankakes) for breakfast, cooking many kinds of curries when you get hungry around midnight, play Sri Lankan board games with you or lending you a laptop with Wi-Fi connection).

The rooms are really spacious, nice and stylish and (which is really important) without mosquitoes.

The best about the place is the all-in-one feeling you get: you wake up, watch the sea for a moment, take like 20 steps to get excellent breakfast and then maybe 10 more to the beach.

Also, it is very close to the town center, in case you want to go shopping or just see what the town looks like.

Last but not least, the prices are very reasonable, even for Sri Lanka.

Would definitely recommend anyone looking for some serious chillout on a beautiful beach who does not want to be surrounded by bunch of other tourists or bothered by locals trying to sell you something.

The only downside I could think of is the waves (at least in August). They were quite big and my girlfriend was even afraid to swim in the ocean. Also, the big waves could be noisy at times.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs have lovely view on the palms and the sea so go for these.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

After 10 days of fast traveling, Frangipani was our first and best real relaxing place in sri lanka.Why ??????? because it's a little paradise between real sri lanka life.
One step on the beach and you see your own neighbours, the fishing men towing there nets twice a day.The kitchen the room the vieuw and specially the people of this hotel made this place for us a perfect spot.

Mike and Lisa Holland.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Roermond, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

Frangipani Beach villas is situated at a beautiful and very clean beach. When you wake up in the morning, you have a really nice view over the sea.If you wanted to walk to the centre of Tangalle, it will take you 5 minutes. It's possible to rent a bicycle, there is free internet and you can change books. The rooms are really big and clean. The staff is friendly and helpfull. The prices are good and really worth it. I can advise this place to everybody!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

By luck we found this little pearl, straight on the beach when we where travelling in Sri Lanka. We where just suppose to stay in Tangella for a day or two but this place and peolpe made us to be there longer ( 8 days). The atmosphere is magic and the food great. I cant wait to go back ( I do in jan) and I can highly recommend this to other.

Room Tip: Just go there and have a look.
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hotel Frangipani Beach Villas

Address: n.u. Jayawrdana road | Medaketiya beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frangipani Beach Villa is located in a quiet and peaceful part of Tangalle, directly on the beach, with a magnificent view over the ocean. Stepping outside in the morning with the coconut palmtrees surrounding you, the soft white sand under your feet and the sound of the waves makes you feel like you are still dreaming. You can make long walks along the outstretched palm fringed beach. One of the charms of Frangipani Beach Villa is no mass tourism but a quiet and unspoiled place where you can discover the real Sri Lanka. As there are only 8 rooms you will find yourself in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. This combined with the warm Sri Lankan hospitality and great service will make you feel at home. At Frangpani Beach Restaurant you can dine under the stars or in our natural style restaurant. Enjoy the exotic, fresh seafood and traditional Sri Lankan dishes. Frangipani Beach Villa is conveniently located as it is just a short walk from the centre of Tangalle. It is known as a beautiful fishing town in the deep south of Sri Lanka and provides a perfect starting point for excursions. ... more   less 
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