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“Nice Place, need Transport”
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Four Tees Rest Inn
Ranked #2 of 14 Mannar B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 7, 2013

A good place to be to see the area and birdlife, but ideally you need your own transport. It is 600 metres from the main road (and bus route), and 2 km from the beach in the other direction. No tuktuks normally go past the door, so you have to walk every time.

Large, basic room, no hot water. Staff very friendly and helpful, food good (especially prawns and crab).

The situation will change when the railway is re-built (I was told late 2013, but ...); then it wil be about 50 metres from a station.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank ms_on_hols
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Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

We are a group of photographers. Today is the third day of our 4 day tour de mannar of bird photography. Four tees is our base for the second year now. Mr Lawrence, owner, is very curteous and his knowledge in local bird habitats and other attractions is a great help to plan your stay in Mannar.
We only had dinner at Four Tees. The food served is excelent. The string hoppers meal we had was a treat With prawns, fish potato curry, and pol sambo.
Four tees is situated a convenient km away from Mannar town. Access to Pesale beach is only 7 km. To Thalai Mannar it is an easy drive on the clear streight road.
The rooms at Four Tees are furnished in the traditional style.
Clean bedsheets and comfortable beds.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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4  Thank Chandima G
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

We booked this place for our stay in Mid August during a visit to the Madhu Shrine. We were offered an AC Room and another Non AC Room. After many calls on the Mobile to the Manager (Regular Lines are Non operational) we went to the place to find it deserted with no person to greet or accept us. The roads leading to this place is terrible and there are no houses or dwellings in the vicinity. We finally drove down to Anuradhapura and stay over. I will not recommend this place for any family.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank VishalRodrigo
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I have been to this place over three times now. Every time we went there, they had something new to offer us. Though food is not the very best in Sri Lanka it has the best food you can get from Mannar. Situated in a very convenient location between Mannar town and Thalaimannar from this place you can access many interesting places in the area very easily. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

My main interest in visiting the area is it consists of many bird species that are migratory to Sri Lanka. Mr. Laurance, the owner of the place is also very much interested in birds and have a fair bit of knowledge abut them. So for myself and many who are visiting the area his knowledge will be a great assert.

Their rooms are new and clean, they have few AC rooms in the main wing and many none AC rooms in a newly built wing. Rates of the place is very much acceptable and according to my friends they offer best sea food in the area (I m not a fan of sea food :( ).

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank Danushka-9StarImages
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Mannar is a delight for bird watchers and its a pleasure that Mannar finally has decent accommodation at the four tees rest inn. We travelled there in December with my extended family and found the place to be perfect to use as a base and explore the beauty of Mannar.

The owner is very hands on and is there at your beck and call. The food is FANTASTIC! the maximum rate for food was 500/- per person and that includes at least 2 types of seafood, meat and vegetables.

The rooms are all triples or quadruples and are clean and comfortable. No special amenities here just your basic bed and attached bathroom.

It has a large garden full of mango trees which are apparently full of birds in season. The owner is also knowledgeable in the local bird life and the best locations to see them.

It was a very relaxing time there and i will definitely go back in the season to spot more birds!

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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7  Thank Manishka J
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled solo
1  Thank axcosmos
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Reviewed March 16, 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: Station Road, Thoddaweli, Mannar 41000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Northern Province > Mannar
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Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Mannar

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