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“Awesome Place to Chill out With family and friends”
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The view from the front door at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'
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The view from the front door at The Mangroves AKA 'Kos'
The view of the cottage from the water.
The view from the side of the cottage!
View from the front in the evening
The veranda!
The cottage at night.
Art on the wall
Our little collection of books.
The Master Bedroom
Th 2nd Bedroom - with a 'Tibetan' double bed.
#3 - two single beds
The Master Bedroom shower
The shared bathroom.
The 'waterspout' shower - emulating the 'pii le', a traditional roadside bathing spot!
The 'Zen' Kermit
The 'Yellow Banana' ready to be taken out!
Out on the lagoon, heading East.
Shisha Pipes for a quiet evening.
The best place for an afternoon snooze!
Part of the 'fleet'.
The five man row boat
One of our roaming neighbours.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kosgoda, Galle District, Southern Province

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Excellent - based on 22 reviews
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Iroshan P
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Awesome Place to Chill out With family and friends”
Reviewed March 9, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

This is my first visit to Kos and I loved it in everyway. Really apreciated the rustic appearance of the place. It was calm and quite and we were able to enjoy the beautiful environment surrounding the place to the fullest.

Special thank goes to Sumudu(the owner) for his understanding and polite nature towards guests. And Wasantha ( the caretaker) for providing tasty meals and arranging a fabulous boat ride.

I recommend this place for family gatherings or to just chill out with friends.

I will definitely visit this place again!

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Management Response
Mar 10, 2016
A 5 star review, thank you! We are extremely pleased to hear that your stay was indeed a pleasent one and that we did meet expectation. Your comment about the Man@Kos is appreciated and it will be conveyed to him. Looking forward to your next stay with us.
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Kasun J
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Place - Super Service - Great Holidays”
Reviewed February 8, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Mangroves AKA ‘Kos’ is a very nice and a calm place with a wonderful front view with the lagoon. The house is built in a rustic and an artistic way compromising 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious hall area. We traveled as two couples and we could enjoy our holidays freely without any disruptions and I would definitely recommend anyone who needs a break from work-life. The caretaker(Wasantha) is a very friendly and supportive person and the meals provided by him are clean and tasty.He also took us on a boat ride where we could see so many birds, butterflies and mangroves.In short his service was superb.

Things that need to improve are the cleanliness of the washrooms and the way water shower is fixed.Water shower should be fixed bit more wider from the wall and bit more taller than it is now; also it’s better if there were name boards or signs to get directions to the place.

In short our stay there was a fantastic one and it was definitely exceeding our expectations.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Feb 8, 2016
Thank you for the positive feedback, it matters very much for us to hear how your stay was; especially if there were any shortcomings on our part - we will most certainly look into them! We do hope we will see you again.
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Niranga D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience..!”
Reviewed February 8, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Four of us spent 2 nights at 'Kos' and had a relaxing long weekend. I loved the quiet environment and tripping sound of the wind chimes. Friendly, hardworking and funny caretaker (Wasantha) and his wife's cooking kept us happy during the stay. I would recommend this place for anyone and hope to visit again soon. Unluckily I didn't get to meet the "Dawgs"

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Liked best: Environment
Liked least: Mosquitos
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 8, 2016
Our thanks for the positive review, that your stay with us was a pleasent one is exactly what we want you to have. Our doors are open anytime to you all!
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Arjuna4vi...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We had an Awesome Time, Great Holiday!!”
Reviewed January 20, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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This is my second visit to the "Kos", and yet again had an awesome time there with my family. Everyone who were there with me love the place , the food and the excellent service by the caretaker Wasantha. We love the serenity , great architecture and colors used.
Picturesque surrounding makes the stay really pleasant. We were greeted by countless birds, monkeys and monitors etc. I highly recommend this place for everyone who has fallen in love with the nature.
Our kids loved the Kayak which gave them the opportunity to have fun and watch birds ,fish etc. i did not miss my usual workouts thanks the the Kayaking on the lagoon.
While we loved the environment the serenity that was readily available, I must admit we were so happy to have had the access to commendable WiFi setup that still kept us "connected" and Great surround music systems and DVD players kept the kids occupied day and night.
All in all, I must say that our two day stay was AWESOME and went by in a hurry.

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Liked best: The Architecture, food, environment and of course the hospitality was loved by all my family!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Jan 22, 2016
It was lovely to have you at The Mangroves AKA "Kos" again and to hear that your experience with us was a positive one. Our doors are always open, thank you!
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Chinthana...
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
“Breathtaking !!”
Reviewed December 8, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I my-self have been there more than a couple of times with friends and family. Excellent, Gorgeous, well maintained place with beautiful scenery. Love the ambiance the clay walls bring to the whole house, Very quiet and an ideal place for a relaxing stay...
Wasantha, the caretaker took good care of us, made us feel right at home. His crab curry is a must have.
Bookings can be made easily, very convenient to contact the owner, very flexible and understanding. I Recommend this place to anyone who's looking for a relaxing, soothing stay in Kosgoda.

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Liked best: The canoe rides
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Dec 10, 2015
Our thanks for the great review - so glad to hear that your stay was indeed a pleasant one and our Man@Kos continues to give his best; we will pass on the comments to him! Looking forward to your next stay with us.
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Deen111
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“An excellent place... GREAT service ”
Reviewed November 13, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We stayed two nights at The Mangroves.. Excellent place.. So quite and nice for a relaxing stay... The place is amazing and the service we received from Wasantha was par excellence.... He made us feel very welcome and made us feel comfortable.. The boat ride organised by the mangroves was really good.. Also the food cooked by Wasantha was really really tasty.. The owner made sure to contact us and see if we were okay which was really professional of them. All in all was an excellent trip.. Would highly recommend this place..

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Management Response
Nov 14, 2015
Thank you for the great review, that your stay was a good one is just what we would like you to have!
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Diletta D
1 review
Reviewed January 23, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 24, 2017
Wonderful - that your stay was a relaxing and happy one is what we want you to have.

Grazie mille!!!
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