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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Run by an Italian a great place to stay with reasonable rate. The rooms are made in very different way which is very eco friendly. It has a great beach which you can have a peaceful walk speacially in the mornings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After 10 days of traveling across Sri-lanka we decided to go to Surya because we wanted to have a rest in nice quite place with european food, as we got a bit tired of spicy food during our trip. And it was a very pleasant stay for 5 great days. The place is really amazing! You have your private bungalow... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed two nights in mid-February 2014. The place is difficult to find as there're no indications on the main nor on the side road. But once arrived, you're happy to be there: three bungalows scattered around a tropical garden, with a central area/restaurant/living room just 50 meters from the beach. And what a beach! Almost 2 kms long, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were staying in Surya Garden twice already, as it is so special by its location and atmosphere. If you like nature and dislike the big resorts, this might be the place for you. Surya Garden is not situated next to the main road, so you 'll not hear any road noice---wonderful! The beach is almost deserted and the most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The most lasting impression of Surya Gardens is its location. The beach was endlessly long with almost no people on it and also no rocks beneath the water. A couple of hundred metres down the beach were traditional Sri Lankan fishing boats which give such a lively splash of colour. The menu includes Italian recipes which might be a welcome... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were in Sri Lanka for two action-packed weeks, ending with four nights of relaxation on the beach. While I can see the potential of Surya Gardens and the location itself is beautiful, the atmosphere was very negative during our stay. The staff was friendly and helpful and made delicious curry dinners. However, Manuella the owner, was having some personal... More 

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Pilsen, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

This place is a complete relax. No rush here at all. Private beach with no tourists. The garden is quite large with 3 or 4 bungalows randomly deployed. In the center part of the garden the restaurant is located. Because the "Italian Management" was not present at the time we were here, all services took their time. But we did... More 

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Holmfirth UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

When we booked Surya Garden it was top of the Tripadvisor list for Tangalle and all reviews were excellent. So we were a little disappointed when we arrived to find that things weren't going too well. Manuela, the owner is a lovely Italian Lady who set this up as her dream. The setting is beautiful - rustic bungalows in a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed there a couple of days in January 2013. I was looking for the perfect beach on Google Maps and that is how i found the place. On arrival, we had been greeted warmly, offered a welcome drink and instantly checked in to our cottages, without any paperwork. The place is a lovely garden with tropical flora, ambient sounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Only three cabanas in a huge beautiful tropical garden guarantee for a very tranquil, relaxing atmosphere. The cabanas are convenient, the open air bathrooms are a nice design idea. It's just beautiful when you see little birds flying around or even sometimes monkeys in the trees while you take a shower or brush your teeth. The staff are just very... More 

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Surya Garden in Tangalle is a charming, small resort right on an unspoiled and deserted feeling beach in a secluded bay a short distance from Tangalle center with western management. The three private bungalows and spacious suite style mud house, open-air restaurant, as well as other facilities are hidden in the large and carefully maintained tropical garden. The three spacious bungalows for 1 to 2 persons are each very special in their own unique design and character. They are simple, but decorated with taste and love. All bungalows have large open-air bathrooms, fan, mosquito nets and private veranda. The larger beach-side mud house is perfect for families or larger groups to enjoy a large bedroom that sleeps 4, large private bathroom, and personal outdoor sitting and dining area just steps from the ocean. The Surya Garden restaurant is known for its internationally inspired beach cuisine, ranging from perfect fish, chicken or vegetable curries up to fresh pasta and world bbq created by an American 5-star chef who has traveled the world in search of the best dishes to offer. Also available is crafted island classic cocktails and your favorite local beers in a calm, unfussed atmosphere that invites pure relaxation and checking out from the hurry of life. The extensive garden just in the front of the large sandy beach offers not only enough space for the enjoyment of the tropical flowers and trees, butterflies and birds but also places for relaxing Ayurvedic treatments, massage, and yoga. Surya Garden is well secluded but also well connected to the town of Tangalle that is just few kilometers away by onsite private driver to explore the town and then retreat to your personal beach oasis. The surroundings are quiet and ideal for enjoying nature and the unique spirit and beauty of the southern Sri Lankan shores. Surya Garden is only about 240 km from Sri Lanka's international airport and 220 km from Colombo. With the opening of the new highway Colombo-Galle it is thus easy to reach the place within few hours. The resort is a perfect base to explore the south of Sri Lanka: watching whales in Mirissa, elephants in Uda Walawe, birds in Bundala, leopards in Yala or deep tropical rainforests in Sinharaja. All within a few hours distance from there and can be arrange by our onsite tour concierge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surya Garden Guesthouse

Address: Pubudu Mawata, Seenimodara, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: $16 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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