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Modara Road, Tangalle 82200 Sri Lanka
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COCONUT BEACH CABANAS IS NOW UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Four cabanas, and restaurant occupy this beachside development which is also situated alongside the lagoon, 5 minutes walk from the town of Tangalle. These newly built cabanas are high quality, environmentally friendly with solar hot water, solar lighting and equipment, and fridges for guest's comfort. The restaurant provides all requirements and specialises in fresh seafood. There is also evening entertainment; beach barbeques, and film shows throughout the week. Each cabana sleeps four, prices are based on week-long stays.
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Lisa H wrote a review Aug 2018
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This place was what I was searching for all the time during I was 3 weeks in Sri Lanka. I Met Gaya fishing at the concrete bridge at the Lagoon. He is an intelligent 26 year old host and chef for cooking who knows how to catch fish himself. He speaks english very well and knows a lot about the lagoon there. If you need a good Guide for fishing in the lagoon, Gaya will be your man! For us he cooked fish and shrimps and crabs from the lagoon with Rice and salad. He makes fair and individual pricing for you. Just ask! We have booked another room before, so we didn't stay there, but the rooms also looked very nice!
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Niki-Ann158 wrote a review May 2014
Exeter, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
Upon arrival, Coconut Beach Cabanas looked promising. Right on the edge of the beach, the location is beautiful and the cabanas appeared to be well maintained from the outside. We were greeted by an elderly man who spoke little English, and agreed a price of 2500 LKR for the night; which was reasonable considering it's no longer peak season. We were then shown to our room, which at first glance seemed pleasant enough. However, we soon began discovering the extent of the unkemptness. We had to request toilet roll, a bedsheet and towels as they were not in the room when we arrived. This was rectified upon speaking to the lone staff member who promptly provided us with a half-used toilet roll and two stained and apparently unwashed towels. These were placed in the bathroom at a safe distance from the ant-infested toilet; one of many large colonies we found in various areas of the room which we later attested to the uncleaned mini fridge containing the items of previous guests. The electrics had also fallen in to a state of disrepair; with one of the two plug sockets in the room left exposed and hanging from the wall; although it had apparently tried to be secured with duct tape. After carefully removing a few cockroaches from the room, we decided to try and get some sleep and leave as early as possible in the morning. This proved impossible. The bed was also unclean, covered in various bugs and also what appeared to be very athletic fleas. By this point we had had enough and decided to attempt to look for somewhere else to stay. At midnight we managed to get hold of the owner of a nearby hotel who had an available room and quickly left, both agreeing that it was the worst place either of us have ever stayed. As backpackers travelling on a budget, we're prepared to accept that we often have to stay in basic accommodation that reflects what we can afford; however, there is no excuse for the poor state this room was provided to us in. Perhaps it is the case that maintenance out of season is not carried out with as much care, but if this is true, the rooms shouldn't be offered in the first place. Furthermore, the accommodation we moved to was nothing short of fantastic, regardless of the season, so again I find it hard to justify any reason why Coconut Beach Cabanas should be so poorly presented. All in all, a very unpleasant experience, and a place which we would advise other people against visiting.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Andrew B wrote a review Dec 2013
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On first impressions the cabanas look awesome right on the beach and from the outside look good.... We planned to stay 2 nights, but left after the first night, to expensive! (4,000) rupees after some haggling! And chipmunks ate through the ceiling and kept us awake most of the night. The inside is very tired the ceiling fan made a horrid noise so could not have it on, the shower is like a dripping pipe! The bedding leaves a lot to be desired... I want to say something nice about this place because the the staff a lovely and ziggy and zorro are 2 wonderfully well behaved Doberman puppies! But I can't... Found nicer place for half the price on the beach (guayana)
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Room Tip: Lots of places further down the beach prices from 1000 rupees up, but don't pay more than...
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Response from cornishpiskey, Owner at Coconut Beach Cabanas
Responded Feb 2, 2014
Dear Andrew B. Thank you for your review and honest comments about CBC. Firstly please accept my appologies for any discomfort you may have experienced whilst there. As I have mentioned in previous replies, last year we had to replace all solar hot water systems in the cabanas at considerable cost, and this may have taken prioity over and above the refurbishment of the rooms. However it will now be actioned. As you may have seen, we have previously had very good reviews and I am sorry that your experience was not a more positive one. On the cost side, I would say that a detached property will always cost more than a bedsit, and the cabanas sleep up to four persons, with stunning views and private balconies...and not many places in Tangalle have constant hot water or are 5 minutes stroll to the town. We have done our research carefully and genuinely feel that the Cabanas offer good value for money, and are cheaper than other Cabanas in the area.
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LondonTraveller5050 wrote a review Dec 2013
London, United Kingdom35 contributions11 helpful votes
This place has so much potential. It is right on the beach and from the outside, the cabanas look perfect. It just needs a good manager to come in and shake the place up. The rooms need to be spruced up including new mattresses and furnishings. The food takes hours to arrive and the staff are completely incompetent.
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Date of stay: December 2013
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Response from cornishpiskey, Owner at Coconut Beach Cabanas
Responded Feb 2, 2014
Dear Traveller Thank you for your review and honest feedback of CBC. Your comments will be taken on board, in order for us to improve the quality of stay at CBC. My appologies for any discomfort you experienced whilst there. As mentioned in previous response, all solar hot water systems needed replacing last year at considerable cost and perhaps took priority over and above other room needs. However I will takes the necessart steps to ensure that your comments are noted and improved on.
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ZuzanaHemmerova wrote a review Nov 2013
Prague, Czech Republic70 contributions13 helpful votes
At first i want to say, that we stayed in tangalle some time ago... November and december 2012. We loved our stay. We spend there about six nights, we were the only guests most of them. We had a non aircon cabana, but it was okay anyway. Ruwan as the staff was very nice, took us to a really nice beach. The sea at coconut beach was quite dirty because of the river...it was raining in the mountains. We also had a trip to see the turtles, but unfortuately they didn ' t come. We absolutely loved srilanka breakfast and also dinners made by the owner. We had very tasty seafood there, i have to recommend!! I would definitely come again.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.