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Lantern Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

We spent 4 days of our honeymoon at Lantern and absolutely loved it. The rooms are elegant, spacious and modern with individual balconies and stunning sea views. Gorgeous pool and garden area with a fantastic setting overlooking a beautiful secluded beach - one of the best we saw during our whole time in Sri Lanka. The service at Lantern was faultless, and all of the staff went out of their way to make our experience truly memorable. The food is fantastic and the chef has a real talent for putting together healthy, fresh and very delicious set menus! The ambiance and potential of this place is magical and only set to get better. We will be back soon!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Dear Guest,

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and it's always an absolute pleasure to receive such nice feedback from our customers. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to review our establishment.

Our Chef would be delighted to serve up yet another fine dining experience the next time you visit us and also our staff works hard to ensure that every guest has the most relaxing stay possible and reviews like this justify all the effort we put into our staff...

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Went here for a dinner (special reservation required). The location is beautiful and the food was excellent. A garden salad for starter, Australian beef steak as the main and Pavlova for dessert. The service was spot-on and so was the food. Will come back again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled on business
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3  Thank danielfernan7
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive feedback on our dining experience! we are glad that you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you again! Our Chef would be delighted to serve up yet another fine dining experience the next time you visit us. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/thelanterngroup.co ) as well as our tripadvisor page for upcoming promotions, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We loved The Lantern. It is so friendly and welcoming, extremely comfortable with great food (organic fruit and vegetables) and a calm ambience. Right on the Indian Ocean, you go to sleep and wake to the sound of the waves, all rooms have a balcony and sea view. Very close to the famous swimming beaches of Mirissa. We will definitely return. Sahm and Claude

Stayed: November 2013
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Sahm and Claude,

Thank you for the positive feedback on your Lantern experience! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and greatly appreciate the praise. We are happy to let you know that we are adding yet more variety to our organic garden and introducing even more facilities to our guests this year! Please keep an eye on our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/thelanterngroup.co ) as well as our tripadvisor listing for upcoming promotions and new facilities. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Beautiful, elegant hotel, very clean and comfortable.
Welcoming stuff, very educated and nice.
Good, healthy food and beautiful table arrangements.
The most precious thing about this place is the amazing beach just in front of the hotel... we were practically alone on this paradise with white sand, clean blue warm water and palms on the side.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive feedback on your Lantern experience! we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at lantern, be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/thelanterngroup.co ) as well as our tripadvisor listing to find out when the ocean is at its best and to keep up to date on any offers we may have. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A big thank you to the team at the Lantern for a memorable stay. The food was fabulous, the room well appointed and the setting glorious. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing on the swing sun beds and reading our books on the giant comfy sofa. The team did their utmost to take care of us and make us feel pampered. The chef did a great job of chattering for us.

Room Tip: We had the sea view suite which was excellent. Upstairs rather than pool frontage.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the positive review of our goods and services! We are glad that we were able to make your stay at Lantern an enjoyable one; our staff works hard to ensure that every guest has the most relaxing stay possible and reviews like this justify all the effort we put into our staff. Over the next few months we will be introducing even more ways to relax at Lantern and we hope to see you again soon! Please contact us on sales@thelanterngroup.co for bookings and keep an eye on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/thelanterngroup.co) to keep up to date on any promotions and offers we may have. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We spent a week at the Lantern and found it a truly wonderful experience. The bedrooms are spacious and well appointed & the beds are very comfortable. We stayed in the Ocean-view Suite which had a lovely view and was big enough for our family of four (2 extra beds were brought in for the children). We were made to feel at home from the moment we arrived and nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

The food was amazing. The kitchen is open plan which allows you to see how the magic is created! The Executive Chef, Sumith Bandara, created wonderful Sri Lankan curries and fabulous fresh seafood dishes for us to savour. There is a well appointed menu to choose from or you can let Sumith surprise you with his wonderful creations, either way you won't be disappointed. The produce is all locally sourced and often from their own organic garden across the road. There is a poolside menu to choose from during the day and often we were asked if we wanted to sample things like banana cake warm from the oven with a cup of afternoon tea.

Amesh and Kasun attended to our every need and the manager was always on hand to help us book transportation and day trips. We did a day trip to Galle' and an overnight trip to Yala National Park, both are must do's if visiting the area.

With only 6 bedrooms, it is intimate enough that you will be well looked after and the open plan downstairs is spacious enough that if there are others staying, there is plenty of room for all.

The freshwater swimming pool was warm and well kept up, a big hit with the kids. The grassy area was great for paddle ball or cricket & the beach front location allows for leisurely walks on the beach to see turtles and local fisherman.

If you want to feel truly spoilt and relaxed, The Lantern is a great destination to include on your itinerary if planning a trip to Sri Lanka. We will certainly return on our next trip.

Room Tip: All rooms are equally fabulous!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Kimber and Nigel

Thank you for taking the time to review our property and services, We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with lantern. It also might interest you to know that Chef Sumith has been coming up with even more wonderful creations to serve our guests with the aid of our ever expanding organic garden! to book your next stay with us please contact us on sales@thelanterngroup.co and keep an eye on our facebook (www.facebook.com/thelanterngroup.co) to stay up to date on any promotions or offers we may be having. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We spent three nights at the Lantern and would have loved to stay longer. The hotel is tastefully decorated, very spacious neat rooms and common area where you could sit or lay and relax. The open kitchen only adds to the homey air of the whole place.
Everybody makes you feel at home and are at your disposal to make your stay more enjoyable.
The beach is beautiful, exactly what you see in the pictures and the daybeds just trap you!
The kids felt great and said this was the best hotel they had ever stayed at. They freely wandered around (barefoot, like at home), went up to the room, came downstairs, played, swam...
Food was awesome, with variety of choices, and the kids could pick some ingredients for the curry from the Lantern's organic garden.
Staying at the Lantern has been a great experience which we hope to be able to repeat.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Lantern_Admin, Guest Relations Manager at Lantern Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive review of our property and services. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay and are delighted to inform you that we are in the process of opening our kids club and library which will offer your family even more ways to relax, with a wide array of games, books and sports available. Please contact us on sales@thelanterngroup.co for future bookings and keep an eye on our facebook (www.facebook.com/thelanterngroup.co) to stay up to date on our offers and promotions. We look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

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Address: 71 Galle Road | Mirissa, Kamburugamuwa 81750, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kamburugamuwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Kamburugamuwa
Price Range: $167 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lantern Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lantern Boutique Hotel located on the most beautiful beach on the South coast, we have crafted an environment for those who appreciate an authentic and intimate experience. Our staff will service your every need, you will leave with great memories of our team. Our rooms- Contemporary Sri Lankan in their feel, very spacious with large balconies facing the Ocean, and with all the Mod-cons you need. Our Restaurant- When food is made with Love it always tastes better. Our menu has been crafted on Sri Lankan food, with an international range created by Chef Charles from New York, and our Chef Sumith. Our Organic Garden has over 30 types of fruit and vegetables. We strive to be the Best Sri Lankan Food in Sri Lanka. You will be back! Our Spa- Relax and be treated to a range of therapies tailored for your beach stay using premium ingredients and oils, by our enthusiastic and passionate team of masseurs. ... more   less 
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