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Moonstone Villas
Ranked #3 of 143 Tangalle B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights here at the end of March 2013. We were a little concerned before arrival due to adverse comments in Lonely Planet regarding accommodation units being close together and road being at back of nearest beach. Both comments are misleading. Each apartments are reasonably spaced apart, spacious and very comfortable. The nearest beach is well below the road and the sounds of the sea cut out any traffic noise. A better beach is just a short Tuk Tuk ride away.

The owner is really helpful and the staff are really good, very friendly and always smiling. The best of the 10 places we stayed during our 3 weeks in Sri Lanka

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thank you so much for this review. I share them with staff as I feel it is important for them to see the excellent ones as well as the ones we must learn from . We enjoyed having you stay and hope you will come again. Best Regards Raelene

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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 days in this guesthouse and would definitely recommend.

Breakfast was standard (I.e not huge) and the food in the restaurant was pretty good, curry is a definite recommendation.

Staff very friendly and helpful, Raelene the Canadian lady running the place was outstanding in terms of friendliness and helpfulness.

Rooms were superb, villa-styke, clean, modern and good air con. WiFi was average but no slower than most places. A mini fridge would have sealed the deal!

Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 days at Moonstone Villas! Railene and her staff were amongst the highlights, as they made sure we were taken care of throughout our stay. The atmosphere was always relaxing and friendly, and we enjoyed our chats with the other guests. The restaurant menu was full, and we were able to entertain all our cravings! Location is great, and we were able to walk across the street to a beautiful beach, or hop in a tuk tuk for a perfect beach, just a few minutes away. The rooms are spacious and clean, with nice large balconies. Leaving Moonstone was bittersweet! It's a gem!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Beautiful accommodation across the street from the gorgeous beach. It was well suited for our three year old to play outside while we enjoy a drink on the balcony. All staff were very accommodating especially with food for our child, when he was hungry! The owner Raelene went out of her way to ensure that we were enjoying our stay. I left my bathing suit there and Raelene emailed me to find out where we were staying next on our holiday and had it sent there. We can highly recommend this property.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Had a wonderful stay with very friendly and helpful staff, wonderful restaurant, good breakfast and peaceful, quiet rooms. The beach across the road is idyllic with two great seafood restaurants (When looking for a change from the excellent hotel restaurant). We stayed four nights, wish we had longer.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms probably best as the outside day beds are a little more private.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

I haven't stayed at this guesthouse but recently ate dinner in the restaurant.

Good selection of both Sri Lankan and western food. I can highly recommend the pizza which tasted freshly made and had generous toppings.

In a nice spot near beach and you can look out onto the ocean from your table.

The owner is very friendly and stopped by our table for a chat and to make sure everything was okay.

Great place to eat in Tangalle.

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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We didn't stay at this accommodation but found their restaurant to be excellent. We were originally going to another restaurant but they were just closing and we saw that Moonstone had quite a few people in and thought it must be good. I'm glad the other place was closing! This restaurant is excellent, very well priced and presented food with good portions. They really do have some good chefs here.You can also see the kitchen in operation from the restaurant. We ended up eating here several times as they have quite an extensive menu.
The owner is a lovely lady who came over and spoke to us every time we were in.
Definitely recommended if you are visiting Tangalle.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Thank you so much for visiting our Moonstone Restaurant so many times, and for expressing your appreciation in this way. I have shared your review with our restaurant staff and it is a great encouragement to them. We hope to see you again - All the Best Raelene

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Additional Information about Moonstone Villas

Address: 336 Matara Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in Tangalle
Price Range: $99 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax your mind, body, and soul, this beautiful property is overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers all home comforts. This Boutique Villa concept offers spacious accommodation set in landscaped gardens with swimming pool. The restaurant offers a selection of European, fresh seafood, and Sri Lankan cuisine. The ocean offers beautiful beach walks, safe swimming and snorkeling is available. For the nature lover, the following safaris are available: elephant, turtle, birds and wildlife. ... more   less 
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