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Mamboz Beach Cabanas

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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

"You don't know what you've got till its gone, They've paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Well not yet, but it could be soon. I've read all the wonderful reviews of Matthew's fabulous Mamboz and I heartily agree with them all so there is very little more that I need to add, except to say, "come now, come...

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

My family and I fell madly in love with Mamboz. It was perfectly located, close to a stunning beach and nearby to a bird sanctuary, lovely villages to wander through at dusk & a great local market town for authentic shopping. It was our favourite place we stayed at in Sri Lanka and we wish we could have stayed much...

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Molly, we ALL wished you could have stayed longer, super family and great dinner time conversations. the music you gifted us has become our no.1 playlist so i cant thank you enough for that. im so happy to have made all your acquaintances and do hope that if ever in south asia again you make your way this way for...

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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Doesn't get any better than this ! Matthew owns the place and runs it. His character pervades every aspect of this delightful spot. Incredible attention to detail. Boutique and intimate. Stunning Cabanas. Tastefully furnished. Delicious food. Awesome beach - sound of crashing waves and the breeze wafts through the sumptuous bedrooms. This place simply oozes tranquility, calm, serenity, class. So...

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Ben Ben Ben.... we all here at mamboz thank you for your glowing report on the place. so pleased that you found it to your liking and look forward to your return visit. you and 'the boys' were an absolute hoot to host, thank you all for sharing your humor, wit and tales. take care mate, matthew.

Reviewed February 2, 2017

We stayed for about a week at Mamboz and it was literally, no exaggeration the best week of our lives. From the service to the rooms to every activity it was a perfect holiday! The owner was one of the most accommodating and warm gentlemen I've ever had the absolute pleasure of meeting! I will definitely be returning for a...

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Reviewed January 8, 2017

This place is a little slice of heaven on Earth! A truly unique and amazing experience that exceeded all expectations. I recommended it to every other person we met on our travels and thoroughly recommend it to anybody reading this! Following a flight cancellation and consequent long and stressful journey, we arrived at Mamboz Beach Cabanas much later than expected...

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Katie... thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. All of us here at Mamboz enjoyed hosting you guys and hope if you ever return to this part of the world you will look us up. Kind regards Matthew & crew

Sri Lanka
Reviewed January 5, 2017

And a great place often requires a return visit! I had the pleasure of staying here for 2 nights with my family in late November 2016. I occupied H2O, which is delightful cabana up a small flight of wooden stairs, while my sister and brother-in-law were in one of the beach facing cabanas on the other side of the property....

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Fantastic having you and the family as some of first guests of the season. All the staff including our newest Chamara thank you for your glowing report. All the best in this new year and please do come back when you can. Kindest Matthew

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 5, 2017

How lucky are we to have visited Mamboz again. Another two amazing nights with Matthew and his team, we felt our shoulders relax the minute we stepped through the gates. We had our 'usual' room and felt immediately at home. Again no AC, but with ceiling fans, mosquito nets and the sounds of the ocean we had no trouble falling...

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Teresa n Martin... always a joy having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit and be sure to bring that wild n crazy little brother of yours along with! Kindest Matthew

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Reviewed January 1, 2017

If you are going to Sri Lanka and want to get away from it all, perfect beaches without anyone apart from the local fishermen pulling in their nets then come to this haven of tranquility and heaven. Host Matthew is hugely welcoming. we were the only guests, it can hold at most 8, and stayed in one of the cabanas....

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Finally a moment to reply to your very kind review of your recent stay here at Mamboz. When guests "get" what we are about it makes myself and the entire staff want to work harder to maintain what you yourselves experienced. Thank you. Matthew

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful visit to this paradisiacal spot. Mathew is a fabulous host and this really is one of the best unspoiled beaches in Sri Lanka if not the entirety of Asia. It was a much needed tonic and restorative and I cannot recommend this highly enough..

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MatthewTGale, Owner at Mamboz Beach Cabanas, responded to this review

Many thanks Guys for the glowing review. It's such a reward when I see folks like yourselves get what we have done where we have done it. Very much looking forward to your next visit. Cheers, Matthew and the whole Team.

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Here, you will forget about any responsibilities you might have elsewhere in the world. Relaxation levels reached an all-time high. Stunning location, peaceful and has what can only be described as a ‘hammock-showroom’. Incredibly friendly and smiley staff who cooked us an amazing curry. Very sadly we stayed here for one night only, a mistake we won’t make again! Dreaming...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mamboz Beach Cabanas

Address: Gurupokuna, Ranna, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Ranna > Gurupokuna
Price Range: $75 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“For serenity choose any one of the cabanas where the only welcome interruption is the beautiful lapping of the indian ocean.”
Non-blogger, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“All the cabanas are very close to the beach.”
charaxes1, Feb 18, 2015 | Read review
“All cabanas are great, a comfortable Robinson Crusoe experience”
Lau74SXB, Aug 29, 2014 | Read review
“You can not go wrong here”
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sallytt2013, Feb 1, 2014 | Read review
“It a nice small place and all 3 Cabanas are fine, but of course the two closest to the sea are premium.”
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carstenf2014, Jan 11, 2014 | Read review
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