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Mamboz Beach Cabanas

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Gurupokuna, Ranna Sri Lanka
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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Gurupokuna
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Mamboz is a small owner operated beach cabana hotel sitting on 1.5 acres situated on a lovely stretch of beach in the south of Sri Lanka. The perfect place to decompress. And with a maximum of ten guests, Mamboz is geared to offer the most in individual attention. Mamboz has also been called 'a haven' for women traveling on their own when in need of a bit of personal space. All are welcome, hope to see you soon!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
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msbee2014 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions11 helpful votes
This place is so special that I am almost reluctant to post a review in case we can’t get in ourselves next time. Right on the beach with beautiful views, the cabanas are simple but very comfortable. The food served at a communal table is delicious - mainly Sri Lankan and we rarely had the same dish twice. One night there was even homemade pizza with fresh basil. But best of all is the owner Matthew Gale whose warm, funny and charming personality sets the tone for Mamboz. Do try his Thai massage.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from matthew g, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear 'msbee'.... you are very kind to take the time to write such a lovely review about your recent stay here at mamboz. such a joy to host those who get what we are trying to do. now that you know where we are, do drop in on your next visit to La La Lanka!! warm regards, matthew.
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estpak wrote a review Jan 2020
Santiago de Compostela, Spain20 contributions1 helpful vote
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I am sitting on the main deck enjoying the ocean breeze. Masterbuilder and skipper Matthew runs a tight ship with relaxed charm, does a full Thai massage or two, has a swim then bakes a top pizza - his passengers and crew are clearly devoted.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: just chill
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Response from matthew g, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Senor Estpak, having you on board the other day was the perfect addition to the motley crew gathered around the galley table, thanks for making the journey and the lovely pictures you have posted. when setting sail for Lankan waters in the future there's always a safe mooring here at Mamboz and with just a little notice we can fire up the pizza oven to feed your seafaring soul. calm seas and gentle breeze, matthew.
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Teresa W wrote a review Dec 2019
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom49 contributions4 helpful votes
How lucky are we to see Matthew and his wonderful team again, a delight for us to also introduce our very good friends to this amazing slice of paradise on earth. As always nothing is too much trouble, the food was again ambrosial (Matthew's team produce delicious and varied dishes), the atmosphere relaxing, Matthew was his wonderful incredible self, I could go on and on and on. Matthew has just built a wood fired pizza oven too, so we were one of the first guests to enjoy a cheeky little Italian night beside the Indian Ocean. All pizzas hand-made by Matthew and presented with fresh, succulent salads! I've said before that to visit Mamboz Beach Cabanas is a must when we visit Sri Lanka and I would urge anyone that wants to escape from everyday life for a blissful few days/weeks to just book and go; you will not be disappointed. My husband says if we ever get a big lotto win, we're coming to Mamboz for a few months ... fingers crossed!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from matthew g, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Teresa , I am virtually blushing after reading the lovely review of your recent stay here at Mamboz and cannot thank you enough for such kind words. As always, a complete joy having you and M along with N & P who are super duper and a true inspiration. Thank you all for test-running the pizza oven with us, we are now a good month into it and I think you would be pleasantly surprised with what comes out of it now. Of course there is always room for growth! We here at Mamboz wish you and yours all the best in the upcoming new year. Until our paths cross again, keep movin' forward! Warm regards, Matthew.
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Dominique U wrote a review Nov 2019
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It wasnt until I arrived at Mamboz that I managed to relax after the hustle and bustle of London life. Great host, great food and a super chilled atmosphere alongside terrific views and a stunning beach. Mamboz was the highlight of my trip to Srilanka and i will be visiting again and again. Thank you Matt for taking such good care of us.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from matthew g, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas
Responded Dec 20, 2019
Dominique, I cannot tell you how wonderful it was having you back in the deep south. You and J are simply the best and the staff and I always look forward to your return visits. I know Podi the cat mourned your departure almost as much as us, i just know she understands all the soothing words you speak to her. Dress warmly over there in London Town. All the best in the new year. Warm regards, Matthew.
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vanou642 wrote a review Jan 2019
Biarritz, France6 contributions5 helpful votes
Best place too be in sri lanka... the place is simply amaizing and so hard To leave !!!!! We found paradise on earth !! And the food ...... yummy. We went to other hotel after this one but never found the equivalent.. we miss this place and its people too
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from matthew g, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas
Responded Jan 15, 2019
V & J... thank you so much for your lovely review. Madura the cook is all smiles over your 'yummy' description of his food. it was wonderful hosting you both and with any luck we will see you back here on the beach one day in the not too distant future! thank you again and all the best in the new year. warm regards, matthew.
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceRannaGurupokuna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mamboz Beach Cabanas
Which popular attractions are close to Mamboz Beach Cabanas?
Nearby attractions include Kalametiya Bird Watching & Ecotourism (0.7 miles), Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary (0.5 miles), and Kalametiya Beach (0.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mamboz Beach Cabanas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mamboz Beach Cabanas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mamboz Beach Cabanas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mamboz Beach Cabanas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Priyamoon Cafe and SeaFood Restaurant, Upoint - Kalametiya, and Kingfisher Seafood Restaurant.
Does Mamboz Beach Cabanas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mamboz Beach Cabanas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mamboz Beach Cabanas located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Gurupokuna.