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Jagabay Resort
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Weligama
London, United Kingdom
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“Badic”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a beautiful spot . The beach was amazing it all depends what you want . The rooms were very basic but the staff could not do enough for you. Lovely fish dinners basic food but if you want something different you could go out in a tuktuk . They also arrange excursions not very expensive or. Safari , whale watching , even a turtle farm. If you want a quite holiday in beautiful surroundings without paying the earth this is for you.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is right next to the sea, just 1 step from the bed to water. They provide good and cheap food, especially seafood. The hotel is newly contructed so looks nicer. Just 1 small thing which might matter - there are bugs in the room, on the beds, cockroach in the bathroom, little black flies which bite you that you do not even notice until you realize you have bunch of red spots. Use repellent 24/24!

Stayed July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This place would be lovely but!!!
The dog's are the main issue.
Im not gonna mention that they start to scratch right beside you when u had meal and trust me the smell was very but! Half of them had some health problem from near main road so it wasn't nice look.
One morning we went for walk on the beach and right on the front hotel I was attack by dog he start to jump on me a try to bite my leg so I escape to the sea and my girlfriend went for help.So that morning we decide to finish our stay in Jagabay.
And full of bedbugs!!!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at jagabay after 5 days of tough travelling around Kandy and dambulla. Was impressed how close it is the the beach and how quiet this part of the beach is. The staff were very friendly and gave the place a relaxed feeling.

We didn't get one of the front hut style rooms but the ones at the back were good.

The surf spot and main town are a short walk down the beach. But far enough away to feel secluded.

I have read a few bad comments about this place on here but feel the moaning parties probably should have put their hand a little further into their pockets...and gone somewhere else.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We spent two nights at Jagabay and we were pretty disappointed, given the price we paid. It is obvious that they are trying to make things better but, at the time of our visit, the place was still under construction, the food was just passable, and the rooms barebones. One thing I can say is that they tried to keep the rooms clean. Other posts commented on the beautiful beach, but given that we are in Sri Lanka, it is not so special - this whole country is covered with beautiful beaches.

We also went into the Mirissa beach and we were not very impressed there - really crowded. All in all, there are far better beach and accommodation experiences than Jagabay and the Mirissa area. We have loved our time in Sri Lanka, but this stop was our low-light.

If you are an experienced budget traveler who is looking for a 'clean enough' room and minimal amenities, and you get this place for a good price, I would try it. Otherwise, pass on it and look for one of the many other spectacular areas in this country.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

After traveling from Hikkaduwa, we were excited to be near Mirissa beach after everything we had read. We knew that the Jagabay resort was not a five star hotel, but we were not expecting what we got! First of all, when we arrived only one of the two rooms we booked was ready. Apparently, the family staying in one of the rooms had car troubles and hadn't checked out. Finally, after waiting for about an hour the room was ready. The room was dark and not very inviting. The resort had a ton of construction going on which we knew nothing about. Also at this point we had gotten used to the occasional stray mangy dog. However, the dogs were out of control here. One dog snipped at my friend when he tried to remove it from his doorstep. We also asked them if we could get some clothes laundered. Big mistake!! They claimed they washed the clothes, but it rained and they decided to put our wet clothes in a plastic bag, rather than tell us they couldn't dry them in time! This all would have been manageable if the beach was nice. Jagabay provides no sun chairs so you are exposed to the hot sun and can only sit on a towel of your own. The water here was not that pretty and apparently on our first day there a surfer reported there was a 9ft crocodile in the water! If you are considering stopping in Mirissa, skip it and definitely skip Jagabay! The biggest waste of time and money!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

The place is peaceful and has four to six cabanas face to sea side. The hotel situated off the town but it take only 100 bugs tuk tuk ride to the town. not a variety of a food here but you always can go to the town to enjoy some nice sea food dishes.

The pool is very small and much of a baby pool. but who will go to the pool when they have a lovely sea. Weligama beach is one of the most unpolluted beach that i have ever seen. you can here the wave sound day and night and its lovely to listen to it.

Room Tip: Please do select Sea view cabanas and do not go for rooms
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jagabay Resort
Address: Pelena, Weligama, Matara 81700, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Weligama
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Hotel Class:3 star — Jagabay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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