I extended my SL tour so I could relax on the beach for a few days before the long trip home. My room (#2 - Jasmine) was basic but immaculate. It could have used a chair but the bed was very comfortable. The air conditioning cooled the room down in an instant, or there was a nice cross breeze. There is a large, comfortable public seating area and the wi-fi works well there. The couple that owns the property were extremely nice and always tried to be helpful. The only hiccup I experienced was a failure of the hot water in my shower. (Each room has its own heating unit, as do many SL hotels.) They offered to switch me to a very large suite! There was no swimming pool (at least not an operating pool) but with the beautiful ocean literally right outside the door, I did not miss it.
Go for the SL breakfast, which is excellent. There is also a fine Western breakfast. The coffee was locally grown organic and the best by far I had in the country which proudly claims "Excellent tea, lousy coffee". (So true!) My one dinner (Seafood pasta) was also very good. The chef / owner used to work at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nagoya, which explains the Mexican offerings.
There is a small grocery store immediately opposite the property. Mirissa town is about 200 LKR by tuk tuk (< 5 minutes), which has more nightlife than this far eastern end of Weligama. There are also very frequent buses running right by the property which run between Galle and Matala, with some continuing on directly to Tangalle. Matala is a commercial center which, although not particularly attractive, has a wide variety of services and shops available. It even has a brand new international airport! (By contrast, the trip to Colombo airport by taxi took about 3 1/4 hours.) The bus trip took about 25 minutes to reach the center square, for about 30 US cents.
Galle Fort, which should not be missed, has more high end shopping geared more for visitors, in addition to the stunning architecture. Galle (City) takes about an hour by bus. (The Fort is a 5-10 minute walk from the bus station; you cannot miss it!) I did not use the trains because they are relatively infrequent, compared to the bus service.
All said, a very laid back property right on the beach with very personal service and great value for money.
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