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Culture Resort

24 Beach Road Polhena Beach, Matara 81000 Sri Lanka
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#8 of 84 hotels in Matara
Culture Resort is a small boutique type hotel in calm and quite village in Matara. It is only 6 min drive from Mirissa,a well known surfing beach,whale watching hotspot and night life. we have only 7 rooms which is managed by a local family. The owner is a avid traveler too. Tranquility,minimalism and sense of the ocean is captured in the structure and the ambiance of the hotel. Our staff is inspired by unique down-south Sri Lankan hospitality in which kinship,interpersonal connectedness and offering food are the main features.
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24 Beach Road Polhena Beach, Matara 81000 Sri Lanka
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport96 miSee all flights
Mawella Lagoon Airport11 miSee all flights
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Kavinga G wrote a review Jan 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka70 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed there overnight after attending wedding nearby hotel. Rooms are large and with all standard amenities with nice rustic look. Bed quality is excellent and large balcony in front facing Indian ocean. Only disturbance is the road between the hotel and sea but ideal day shouldn't be an issue to enjoy the breathtaking view. We stayed at 2nd floor room which is having direct access. Not able to use the pool/rooftop restaurant as we left early, though it was maintained well. Most hotels including this in the polhena area running with less staff and BB basis due to current pandemic situation however got to know they operate in full capacity during weekends. Activities can be arranged by the hotel and there are lots of nice restaurants around (Polhena/Madiha) for food/drinks. Recommended as a decent accommodation on the area.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Request rooms in upper floor with sea view
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abhinay g wrote a review Jan 2020
Noida, India8 contributions8 helpful votes
It is on Polhena beach with awesome location. Stuff is very helpful and food is great. They provided free snorkel gears and bikes was another good parts. Rooms\Bathrooms are modern and clean. Swimming pool although small but nice and clean.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Cultureteam, Owner at Culture Resort
Responded Jan 8, 2020
Thanks Abhinay g for your nice review, it was a pleasure to have your family at our place.
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cjhall86 wrote a review Jan 2020
Oslo, Norway160 contributions134 helpful votes
I don’t like writing that an area on the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka should be avoided, but I can’t find anything positive to write about this place. The hotel is quite new and rooms are of a good size. There is nothing to do or see in the vicinity and Polhena Beach is not worth a visit. We didn’t snorkel, but others may be able to say whether this was a special experience or not. Poor soundproofing at the hotel means you’ll be woken up by breakfast on the top floor. Mosquito nets aren’t big enough for the beds and there was no hot water on our first (and only) morning. Food in the restaurant (lunch and breakfast) was below average. I booked through Agoda, something which led to issues when paying/checking out. The hotel claimed they are not on Agoda and cannot be booked there. All in all a bit of an unnecessary issue. Wouldn’t stay again and wouldn’t visit Polhena again. Go for Mirissa or Dikwella instead.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cultureteam, Owner at Culture Resort
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Dear cjhall86 I am very sorry that you had a bad experience at hour hotel, we talked to the police about loud music unfortunately they did not attend on time. We are working on a better plan with the local police now. It seems to be a misunderstanding on behalf of our manager, I educated him about the issue. We checked hot water found no problem with it. The feedback we usually get about our food is excellent, we were surprised by your comment, however I ask our chef to take exta-precaution for possible human error. Once again sorry for having a bas experience at our hotel,we will attend and review all to improve the service of the hotel. Thanks for your comment with regards Prasad, The owner
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Auranga D wrote a review Dec 2019
Piliyandala, Sri Lanka123 contributions5 helpful votes
A peaceful place to spend the day. Clean rooms. Clean bath rooms. Sea view. Rooftop resturent. Small pool but clean. Large rooms. I would recommend since it is very much closer to the polhena beach safe area.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Cultureteam, Owner at Culture Resort
Responded Dec 22, 2019
Thanks aurangad for your nice comment and ratings,,Thanks for the recipe for the yams,wish you best with everything
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kasunudara wrote a review Oct 2019
Galle, Sri Lanka44 contributions9 helpful votes
Visited with friends for lunch.tasty food.try their pepper pork. Pool is small but clean.great views from upstairs restaurant. Built on the landside facing sea.prices $$$ parking available.lift available to Access upstairs rooms and restaurant.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Cultureteam, Owner at Culture Resort
Responded Oct 14, 2019
Thanks a lot Kasun Udara for your excellent review,we are glad that you enjoyed our Pepper pork all the best
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Frequently Asked Questions about Culture Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Culture Resort?
Nearby attractions include Polhena Beach (0.2 miles), VYANNI (0.4 miles), and Ceylon Gems and Jewellery (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Culture Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Culture Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Culture Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Culture Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Culture Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include BOB SL Restaurant, Meraki Madiha, and Sajee's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Culture Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Does Culture Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Culture Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Culture Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Culture Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Star Fort (1.3 miles).