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“beach paradise...”

Mangrove Garden Beach Cabanas
Ranked #36 of 138 Restaurants in Tangalle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: We found this listed in Lonely Planet and decided to check it out as we were desperate for good food options in Tangalle. It was a wonderful discovery, but its quite hard to find in the dark, so going there for dinner the first time was probably not a great idea! We liked it so much that we returned the next day for lunch too. Location & ambiance are great. Food was good value for money & it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere that is great for chillin. Would probably book their cabanas for a nice beach holiday next time. Great place!
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“beach paradise...”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

Only budget or time may tear you away from this place. Agree with some comments about mismanagement of bookings, perhaps down to young staffing, but they made up for it with their friendly and very helpful manner. Idyllic settings, cabbanas inkeeping with surroundings, good food, great natural rock pool that provides, some, shelter from the might of the Indian ocean. A night stroll along the deserted beaches may even gift you with the sight of a green turtle laying eggs...

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Relaxing comfortable stay”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Very nicely situated in a quiet part of the long beach just next to the beach. Beautiful cabanas, relaxing lazy atmosphere with a nice restaurant and hammocks. The sea is dangerous but still you can try your luck with the heavy waves if you're adventurous. We liked it a lot and having stayed in Ganesh gardens as well we definitely preferred Mangrove for it's non pretentious, chilled out, attention to details and non-pushy staff.

  • Visited March 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cancelled our bookings once we'd landed in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Note I have had to select a Tripadvisor visit date of 2012, but our attempted visit was 2011 - I arranged bookings over the internet and confirmed a 2 night stay at one of the chalets here.

Arrive in SL and contacted them to confirm, to be advised they did not have any places. Nice and griefy start to the hols. Casa Colombo, our initial night's stay also chose to follow the same level of customer service.

I sincerely hope both organisations have pulled their socks up on this kind of business management.

Visited April 2012
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“Charming, but overpriced!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful resort, but very western and pretty expensive. We went there for drinks (650 rs) and dinner. The food was fine, but the dinner portions were small while expensive (900-1000) a dish. Good drinks and great pineapple fritters for dessert. Plus beautiful surroundings!

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Bern, Switzerland
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“very tasty good food”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

The waiting time for the food (more than an hour) was a bit long with an empty stomach, but the food was great, tasty perfectly cooked rice and vegetables, seafood also very good!

Visited January 2013
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