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Uppukulam, Mannar 41000 Sri Lanka
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#7 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Mannar
Location
3.8
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
3.5
Value
3.7

Mannar Guest House is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Mannar, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Mannar Fort (1.3 mi) and Baobab Tree (1.6 mi), guests of Mannar Guest House can easily experience some of Mannar's most well known attractions.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, a desk, and blackout curtains, and Mannar Guest House makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the small hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. In addition, guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Thanthirimale (0.0 mi), Adam’s Bridge (0.0 mi), or Yodha Wewa (0.0 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Enjoy your stay in Mannar!

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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Diving
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
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Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
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Bottled water
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Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Iron
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Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil

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Scenic66263211340 wrote a review Sep 2019
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cordial and courteous. very reasonable rates. convenient location in Mannar town. quality of bed linen to be improved. too many mosquitos. internet facility was not available till following morning. toilet facilities very basic, and can be improved.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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nirmali w wrote a review Feb 2019
Madihe West, Sri Lanka9 contributions1 helpful vote
The place is very cozy and nice. Ideal location to see the Flamingos which you could spot in the waterways during the migratory season from end October to January. There is a resident Ornithologist during the season who is well versatile in bird life specially wetland birds. The hotel staff is nice specially Neduran who seems to guide the others . Needs supervision. The hotel rooms are airconditied and has hot water but should provide a fridge. We saw flocks of 800 to 1000 flamingos and other wetland birds. N.W
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Joel G wrote a review Mar 2017
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Really warm welcome even without having pre-booked. They can cook for you, but were happy to let me into the second kitchen to have a go as well. Even offered some nice pointers. Well designed and airy building so nice and cool even without AC. Interesting architecture, not your run of the mill concrete block, and while the 3rd floor was in progress the owner was happy to let me have a wander up there to see the view. Garaged parking so car stays nice and cool.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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StephWill wrote a review Feb 2017
Shrewsbury57 contributions25 helpful votes
We spent one night here and joined a wedding celebration! We were made to feel welcome even though the staff were really busy with the wedding. The rooms were basic, but clean and comfortable. The hotel had a really sociable feel to it.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Michael Rohan S wrote a review Nov 2016
Greater Sydney, Australia997 contributions73 helpful votes
The first thing you notice when arriving at the Mannar Guest House is the unique architecture of the building. It was a work-in-progress as another floor was being added at that time. This was the only decent place I could find in Mannar. The room was air-conditioned and clean, the bathroom was good but there were no windows so it was a bit claustrophobic. Only breakfast is served but the food at Colombo Pilawoos Hotel in the town, which was a short walk away, was fantastic. Try their Kotthu Rotti and String Hopper Kotthu Rotti. The owner and staff were friendly and very helpful. If you want any alcohol, then you either have to bring it with you or buy it from Mannar town. I kept my beers chilled in the owners office fridge which was very kind of him.
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Room Tip: Get a room away from the upstairs balcony and away from the outside metal stairs which can be...
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HanimA A wrote a review Sep 2016
Colombo, Sri Lanka118 contributions42 helpful votes
My review is based on the fact that after having booked online via a third party site, the owner of the hotel refused to accept the booking on the day of arrival and claimed the hotel was full and very rudely told me not come there! Was really terrible knowing that you had no place to stay, having traveled all that way! Luckily we found another hotel who were able to take us in. DO NOT RECOMMEND BOOKING HERE specially if its online.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not book online!
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marseiya wrote a review Aug 2016
Salmiya, Kuwait14 contributions6 helpful votes
nice and clean reasonable sized room close to shoreline. The owners were extremely hospitable and made us feel welcome. Nice breakfast. english speaking sri lankans doing a good honest business. Not far fron shoreline with plenty of heritage sites within driving distance. Historically thtis is an important town with plenty of folklore . untidy houses popping up her and ther . close together with no apparent order but Close to the border with India which can be seen after a short drive to the sea line. Border controls now strictly enforced. My sri Lankan guide enquired and pushed a little for a sea crossing to India. Local fishermen became fearful and explained that even fishing boats would be scrutinised about there passengers and reasons for venturing into Indian waters on a sea crossing in shallow waters which might take less than 30 minutes. There were many fishing boats and even as many as 200 fishermen present who had warmly welcomed us but now became nervous in our presence. We withdrew to our car and the fishermen reverted to their daily chores of net mending. Very interesting trip around 2 hours north of the village of Puttalam, Would like to revisit and spend more time in this region.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Upstairs room with a garden view
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kanthi T wrote a review May 2016
5 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed one night at this hotel along with my family.Clean Rooms along with A/C ,fan and clean bed linen as well as a clean toilet.Water pressure in the shower was super and you did not feel like coming out of it specially Mannar being hot.We had a lovely dinner cooked by the Manager Wijaykumar's wife.This gave my family immense satisfaction and place is way ahead of our expectations.We would definitely stay in this place and it will be a much longer stay than this trip.Thank you Ganeshan for looking after us and Thank you Mr Wijaykumar for providing us a homely atmosphere.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Ground Floor Rooms are the Best
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Meriyn wrote a review Apr 2016
Penarth, United Kingdom145 contributions85 helpful votes
The owner speaks good English, he's friendly and helpful. I had a non AC room which was freshly decorated and clean. Any marks had been repainted, unfortunately in a different paint, but it showed high standards. The water was unheated but in that heat that was fine. The hotel had wide corridors through which the air flowed, comfortable sofas made it a nice sitting area. There is a balcony but it looks on to an area filled with rubble, rubbish and grazing donkeys.Cooking facilities are available but unfortunately no fridge. The WiFi was excellent in the main building. The sheet was made of some indeterminate fabric which was unbelievably hot, cotton sheets are needed.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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2swisstravelers wrote a review Feb 2016
Lausanne, Switzerland91 contributions30 helpful votes
We came in Mannar to visit the island and go to Talaimannar. It was really worth the visit. We had a really great time exploring with a tuk-tuk. The hotel manager called the tuk-tuk for us and we got a nice and friendly driver called Lulu. We went to Talaimannar and to the fishermen on the beach. It's really worth to go there! Mannar city is very small, centered around the bus stand. One particularity here is that you find, not only stray dogs, but also stray donkeys. We had dinner in Colombo Pilawoos were we had a roti kottu. Be aware that this place has nothing to do with the restaurant of the same name in Colombo. Kottu was ok as we were quite hungry. The hotel is a funny building surrounded by wasteland and houses, you are within the local life of this neighborhood, 2 minutes walk from bus stand. A lot of mosquitos when we were there in January, but rooms are provided with mosquito net. Our room was quite small and not very clean. The door was incredibly low: tall people, mind your head! Beds very also very small for our each 1m85. No sheets, so we slept in our sleeping bags, maybe better so. Bathroom was from another age with dirty plastic equipment. Breakfast was very basic and not so generous.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mannar Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Mannar Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Baobab Tree (1.6 miles), Mannar Fort (1.3 miles), and Thanthirimale (0.00 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mannar Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Mannar Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Mannar Guest House?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Mannar Guest House?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
Does Mannar Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mannar Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Mannar Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, Mannar Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mannar Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Mannar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mannar Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.