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“Comfortable and welcoming”
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Moonstone Villas
Ranked #1 of 118 Tangalle B&B and Inns
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Hertford
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and welcoming”
Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The setting here is lovely and the rooms very spacious and well presented. The Canadian owner is a delightful woman who went out of her way to help us with a medical problem. We'd have no hesitation in recommending Moonstone Villas and its great restaurant.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you for your nice comments about our service at Moonstone Villas. We are very pleased to have doctor who will attend when one of our guests is ill, and I am please that it worked well for your family.

We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Raelene Shea , Owner
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 3 days. The hotel staff does everything for a comfortable stay while completely invisible. Rooms are quiet and cozy. Very good breakfasts. Also you can have dinner in hotel restaurant. And staff in the restaurant is so attentive! I sure that in Tangalle I made the best choice. My husband's mother was delighted :)

Stayed March 2014
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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you so much for your review of Moonstone Villas. We appreciate your positive comments about our staff providing excellent service while seeming to be invisible . This is what we strive for and I will share your comments with the staff so they know they are appreciated. by our guests.
Raelene Shea , Owner
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Moonstone Villas. We had a chance to stay in a number of other accommodations across Sri Lanka, and would rate Moonstone Villas highly in comparison for the spaciousness of their units, the attractiveness of their grounds, the easy access to a multitude of ecological and cultural attractions, the excellence in customer service, and the quality of food featured in their restaurant. The beautiful beach was easily accessed below the facility, and alternate food options were nearby for variety. We also really enjoyed the easy access to wildlife parks, bird sanctuaries, and the local communities. We would highly recommend Moonstone Villas for visitors to Sri Lanka, as the staff are very knowledgeable about their country and can easily meet your individual needs and wants from accessing transportation to accessing specific community attractions (eg. markets).

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of the well groomed property (including monkeys and mongoose), plus a view of...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Beautifully maintained and clean properties in magnificent gardens with a good pool. The input of Raelene, the Canadian part-owner, raises this place above its competitors. The all-inclusive cost (no plus plus here) makes budgeting easier! The Staff and Restaurant are both excellent as well. If you are lucky you will see some of the local wildlife including 2 mongeese who live in the grounds. Short walk to a pretty beach with 3 restaurants (both The Cactus Lounge and The Turtle Landing are worth a visit). We managed to walk into town but there are always tuk-tuks around if you need a lift!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have vaulted ceilings and private balconies. But with only 7 rooms there are not that...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kiel, Germany
2 reviews
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

this new well maintained hotel (6-8 rooms,A/C) lies in a magnificant garden with many wonderful plants and a little pool . to the romantic beach at small bay one has to pass just a road and and a slope. you will find few shady places and 2 small restaurants there.
The hotel offers very good luxury, good inexpensive (for europeans) local foods and an excellent service by its nice and friendly domestic staff.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights here. Had a lovely room with private balcony. Everything is spotless, attractive decor and full of little homely touches.
The villa is set in a well kept garden with plenty of trees full of birds. There is a very nice pool with loungers and seats.
A large open restaurant serves delicious breakfasts and optional evening meals. All the staff were extremely nice and very helpful.
There is a safe, sandy bay just across the road with a few beach cafes for refreshments, and it is about 15 minutes walk into the town and a pleasant longer walk to the lagoon. A good market on Sunday.
A lovely place to relax.

Room Tip: All rooms look good but first floor with balcony the most private
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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15 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hotel was very clean, the staff very helpul, the rooms very big and nice, a good swimming pool, a superb food and the most important very near from one of the nicest beach from Sri Lanka.
Family Jolis Rosell From Barcelona

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thank you or your review of our hotel. Our staff do thier very best to assist you to have a good stay, and we are pleased to pass on such good reviews to them as a thank you for their effots. Much appreciated.
Raelene Shea, Owner
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Property: 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 #1 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax your mind, body, and soul, this beautiful property under Canadian ownership 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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