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“Our best experience in Sri Lanka!!”
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Golden Lodge
Ranked #87 of 118 Tangalle B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Our best experience in Sri Lanka!!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

This guest house is definitely our best experience in Sri Lanka! The family is very welcoming, helpful and warm, food is great, location is perfect, 5 min walk from the beach but away from the crowd, wich gives you the best value for money. We had great times there in Tangalle and decided to stay much longer than planned. Thank you so much Golden Lodge. We will never forget!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Good location equidistant between beach and town. Clean and tidy room offering basic accommodation with friendly and helpful owners. The son who seems to manage the guest house was particularly friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Good breakfast included too. Tangalla had a slightly closed down and desolate feel about it but if you want to stay here this is a good budget option.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

I guess I was lucky, I arrived in Golden Lodge at 11 pm 2 days before New Years Eve without previous booking. They had just 1 room just for 1 night. Perfect! Moreover, the very friendly owner was eager to find an alternative for my further stay. All in all, Golden Lodge is a great place close to a wonderful beach with very friendly staff and delicious breakfast! And the price is very affordable! I highly recommend it for everyone!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The other reviews of this guesthouse have me confused and thinking that maybe we stayed here during the worst possible time and were given the worst possible room. The owner and other staff did seem friendly enough and there was an air conditioning unit and a fan, but besides that our room bore no relation to the other reviewed rooms. The shutters in the room did not close or lock properly and when the shutters were closed for some privacy (as people were right outside doing laundry) the room was pitch black. We could have tolerated that as we're pretty easy-going in general but the bathroom was absolutely disgusting. It was dirty, and looked like it had not been properly cleaned in years. There was mold and mildew on the ceiling and walls and mouse droppings in the corner (not gecko droppings which we can understand but mouse or rat - they were much larger). We didn't even feel good entering it and were happy to check out. We didn't eat there so can't comment on the quality of the food and once again, the owner did seem nice enough, but after 6 weeks in Sri Lanka and staying in some good places and some great places this was a huge disappointment. Even if we'd paid a cheap price we would be unhappy but it wasn't cheap! Definitely the worst place we stayed in Sri Lanka. I don't feel good making such a bad review but I don't see how anyone could feel good accepting money for a room like this.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ricany, Czech Republic
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Great place with friendly owner experienced in tourist industry. The staff will make their best to make your stay a wonderful experience. Near to city centre but still in very pleasant location. Warm recommendation to visit!

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed here three nights and found this to be the best value for money stay in Sri Lanka so far. Comfortable and clean rooms with en suite bathrooms and good selection of tasty breakfast and all day dishes and drinks.

The štafetu and owner made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, including personnal and free accompanyment and introduction to a local fish restaurant and turtle conservation centre.

Thoroughly recommend to everyone.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Golden Lodge

Property: Golden Lodge
Address: No. 15 Medaketiya Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #87 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Tangalle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Golden Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 160m from medaketiya beach ,200m from Tangalle Bus Station. Golden lodge guest house offers 7 comfortable rooms 5 without A/C, 2 With A/C. Surrounded by a green garden and a nice fish pond, it features a common lounge area and offers free Wi-Fi access throughout the property. Set away from the crowded spots, the property is 38 km from Matara Railway Station and 60 km from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport. Udawalawe National Park can be reached within 70 km away. Rooms offer partial views of the garden. They are simply furnished with tiled flooring, Four poster bed with a mosqueto net and sealing fan. Shower facility is included in the private bathrooms. At Golden lodge guest house, guests can enjoy activities such as fishing, cycling. Taxi service and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the Reception, while luggage storage, laundry services are available Restaurant serves a tasty selection of local, Continental and Italian dishes. Alternatively, guests may also request for barbecue facilities or room servise facilities.rooms from 8 dollar's ... more   less 
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