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“We just walked out!” 1 of 5 stars
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Bay Beach Hotel
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Kapparatota, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #23 of 30 Weligama B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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“We just walked out!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Even as we drove down the drive I had that feeling that this was not a good hotel. It is so tired and run down. The staff were not really interested. As we were shown to our rooms, there was a cockroach on the wall, the corridors recked of curry. Once inside the room, the bathroom was dirty and all in all it was in need for a good purge! My daughters' room had a broken window and these rooms were classed as superior! By the way, the web site photos are not what you actually see.
We were on a tour and even our driver was grateful that we left as his quarters were terrible.
The location was at the end of the bay where a lot of fishing boats were on the beach, which made it impossible to use to sunbathe or swim. The swimming pool was to the side of the hotel with no direct access from the main enterance of the hotel. It was not very appealing.
SO WE JUST WALKED OUT!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

Absolutely terrible! We walked in, walked round and promptly left! Dirty, old, signs falling off Walls, dirty, oh and did I mention dirty!

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2011

We were stay one night.But nothing to say good thigs about the hotel.Only the location good.Food was good dinner and brekfast ,but luch they have given only rice and curry and that also not tate.I think it should change the mangment and should be renew the hotel.Room also was not clean and our room AC has broken.Room balcony also dirty.Me we were thought to enoj in swmming pool .but that also not clean .Bay beach hotel sites says they have Tea Making facility.But room they havn't gien that.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

This hotel has lots of potential with a change in management. It has a great location with a beautiful view of the beach. The food was great.
We are a family of 2 adults, 2 kids and stayed in the penthouse suite. We paid Rs. 15000 per night with 3 meals. This hotel is badly in need of maintenance. A paint job is a good start. The furniture in the room is broken down, patched up, and outdated. The bathroom shower had a trickle for water pressure, and no hot water. The grounds and garden are in need of maintenance, and is home to several stray dogs (beware with kids).
I would only recommend this hotel as a place to sleep while sightseeing elsewhere in the daytime.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Weligama bay beach hotel is an excellent choice for those who love beaches. Rooms are of quite good standard and the menu is excellent with Local, Continental and European choices.
We can chose from an array of boats to go to deep sea to watch dolphins and whales. Blue whales and bottle nose dolphins are common.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Kapparatota, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Weligama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bay Beach Hotel 3.5*
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