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Star Fish Beach Home
Ranked #14 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Tangalle
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2012

I stayed here for three nights in September and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Putha and his staff were all very welcoming and made me feel right at home. The room was bright and spacious, clean and in good condition. Star Fish is located right next to the beach and there's nothing like hearing the sound of the waves from your room in the morning. There was very good wi-fi in the common area and the rooms and a TV with cable channels in the common area also, perfect if you want to watch the cricket. The food was also delicious and very reasonably priced, as was the room. Overall a great place to stay

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed at Star Fish for two nights and had an excellent experience. The place is a chill hangout right on the beach. A couple hammocks to chill in, super solid wifi connection, cold and refreshing Lion Lager, and lighthearted and laughing staff. There is a decent sized patio that gives the place a community, almost hostel-like, atmosphere. It's situated on the third of the 5 Tangalle area beaches and is a quick tuk-tuk away from the other 4. Would certainly recommend that friends come and hang out with Putha and his staff anytime. This place is of excellent value for backpackers but should not be overlooked by people on a short holiday.

Room Tip: The rooms are really all similar, found the smaller ones to be best value but the upstairs ones woul...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We expected to stay a few days but finally stayed one week. We had a clean, nice and seaview room for 2.500 Rps, including perfect wi-fi. Putha and his staff are so nice, helpful and funny! Food is really great and at correct prices, we had all our meals here. No bad surprise in the bill. On the day this place is so quiet. At night they often put some music and party but stop arround midnight, so there is no problem to sleep.
Definitely one of the best places we have been in our one-month trip in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Clélia M
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

The staff is the biggest draw of this place. Once you arrived in the place, you immediately feels very welcome and part of the 'family'. The room is very reasonably priced and spacious. It is pretty clean as well! It is located just by the beach, making the location superb. Food is also reasonably priced and delicious!

However, do take note that there are many mosquitoes in both the room and the restaurants, thus, don't be stingy on the repellent. In addition, the restaurant also plays music from the evening (not sure what time the music stops because I fell asleep), thus, it may not be a place for someone who needs absolute silence to fall asleep.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank ruo
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Good place to chill out +nuce staff and amazubg food. nedless to say fish is first choice. lonley planet has been wrong about a few place butt this is not one of them. definitely a great place plus a toutch of the caribean in every sense.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

Although the staff is quite communicative, the respect for privacy they offer is unmatched by other beach area guesthouses. The rooms are made simple but clean, as well as the bathrooms. The guesthouse have quite a good restaurant where u can get a classical breakfast and when u order a grilled fish with rice its really a FISH with rice and not RICE with fish, which isn't a rule in Sri Lankan cuisine. The place has quite a spirit, with hammocks between trees and chairs facing the furious waves the sea unleashes on the beach. With all of these, the place does not feel like a cliché and the staff is quite young and open to everything, especially to reggae music and the culture going with it. Good place to stay for young people, seniors and families alike.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Stayed here recently for 2 nights, had a great stay eating fresh, tasty seafood on the beachfront and drinkin cold lion beers in the evening with the friendly group here. Our room was clean and well maintained with a view of the Indian ocean from the door. Had a great time here relaxing and partying and will definitely be back soon!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Additional Information about Star Fish Beach Home

Address: Vijaya Road | Medilla Beach, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Tangalle
Price Range: $20 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Starfish Beach cafe is a fun, vibrant yet relaxed guest house situated 5m from the beautiful beach at Tangalle. All tastefully decorated rooms have European WCs, shower and sink and are fitted with ceiling fans and mosquito nets. An extensive Sri Lankan & European menu is available to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with full bar facilities. Central to the Maddilla beach area, there are other restaurants and bars within walking distance should you wish to venture further afield. Bespoke tours and day trips can be arranged in the AC equipped van, and the staff and manager are always on hand to offer advice to fit your needs. Complementary wi-fi is available. We look forward to welcoming you to The Starfish Beach Cafe! ... more   less 
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