First of all I'd like to make it clear that I've stayed here before back in February 2011 so I'm reviewing this for the second time for my recent stay in March 2012.
I must admit feeling a little worried that the place had changed after reading many of the reviews on here. But no, our experience was still great!
The setting is right on the beach, which is a quiet beach that you have to yourself most of the day, and staff at the hotel make sure the beach is clean in the morning.
Breakfast is fruit, eggs and tea and Dinner is whatever you like! At the start of the stay we were asked what we could eat and how spicy we could eat. So if you do have a special requirement they will do it for you. One day we felt like a fish curry and they made it so you can request things you like under the half board - wonderful!
We had the opposite problem to many of the reviewers on here in that our deposit bounced and wasn't paid. They were very good about this. Another point in their favour is waiting ages at the airport for us despite a lengthy flight delay and getting through customs
One thing to keep in mind is that there is only one key for the rooms (which you have) so if you go out for the day you'll need to hand this in or the cleaner cannot clean it without the keys. They are also building a massive Marriott next door so it is possible that the beach might not be so quiet in the future.
I was glad to find Neptune Resort still as good as ever!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Good Story Hotel is located in the south of the island, right on the beach in the village of "Weligama." This is one of the best places in the world for learning to surf. Sandy bottom and not fast waves provide security for beginners. Its also popular among longboarders for long right and lelt rides . In a 10-minute drive away there are good reef spots such as Mirissa, Matara, Cabalana, Plantation and Lazy Left. The variety of waves suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers. ... more less
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