A great little hotel where it's obvious that Bertie and his hardworking team really care about making their guest feel at home. I have to echo a previous poster's comment about the discreet presence of the owner added a personal touch, and the feeling of being well looked after which you'd probably expect from a much higher budget hotel.
The hotel is right on the beach, set away from the building work further down from the beach. It's a perfect base if you surf and want a gentle beach break. You can hire boards from the back of the hotel.
We were there at the very start of the busy season, so the place is generally quiet and secluded in the evenings. You can buy beer; if you want cocktails, then a couple of larger hotels are just a short walk down the beach; for more of a beach bar scene, head into Mirissa.
The restaurant faces onto the beach - a relaxed place to hang out in the shade, and the setting for many a fantastic spread of Sri Lankan curries. Ignore the western options for dinner and go for the curries every time.
You're well looked after for sightseeing tours too - Bertie's crew will organise tuk-tuk trips for you at short notice for a fair price - I hardly needed to walk anywhere.
The rooms are functional - everything works (but then that's all you need ...?) and generally feel secure.
A wonderful place to stay.
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