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“At the basic end of basic”
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Insight Resort
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Ahangama
UK
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“At the basic end of basic”
Reviewed February 9, 2011

The first room I was given stunk of petrol fumes (the a/c was on full blast to try and disguise this). The second room was damp and the a/c wasnt working. Some of my fellow travellers were also given smelly and/or damp rooms. One room completely flooded in the early evening. Another had a dead scorpion in the toilet bowl. One had waste water back up into the shower when the sink tap was turned on. The curtains and mosquito nets seemed pretty grubby in a number of rooms. One block of rooms only had cold water.
The location is good, right on the beach and within view of the stilt fishermen.
The menu for evening meals looked pretty good, but I didnt try the food out because I didnt stay there in the end.
So, it depends what you want really - we moved to a different hotel just up the road, which was more expensive but well worth it in my opinion - but if all you want is somewhere to lay your head and you aren't bothered about cold showers then you may find this place ok.

  • Stayed December 2010
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Surat India
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

We were a group of 32 adults + 6 children, staying at Ahangama beach in the Hotel Insight. Excellent location and good beach, swimming pool. Food was OK, service rather requires improvement-probably no room service, no intercom or bell. AC not working in 2-3 rooms. but the authority tried to help as much as possible.

Helpful front desk and helpful chef.

Takes 15-20 minutes to Mirissa from where we went for Whale watching.

Looking at value for money, recommended to stay here, keeping in limitations in mind.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Belfast
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Reviewed July 24, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for four nights during a 10 day break in Sri lanka, which we arranged ourselves. The location is excellent, right on the beach.There were only a few other guests staying, which made for a quiet holiday, which was just what we wanted. There are two separate blocks of accommodation, we were initially accommodated in a room in the older block, the hot water failed, so we got moved after one night to the newer block, where the rooms were still being refurbished.The floor in our room had not yet been tiled, but this was not a problem. There is a pool, and sunloungers, these latter were dated and the covers were scruffy and unuseable. On the plus side, the breakfast was truly excellent, we also took our evening meals in the hotel ( order in advance ) and these were generally good. Dont expect too much for the price-- we paid £27 per night B&B for a double room, which was excellent value for money. Be aware, the village is small, with little to do, though there are a few places within reasonable travelling time by tuk-tuk, eg Galle, Koggalla etc. Unless you are a dedicated beach fan, you might be bored here after a few days.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Blackpool UK
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Reviewed December 24, 2007

Hotel is on the beach, food and accommodation is fairly basic, the nightly buffet food is not kept hot, so recommend eating from the a la carte menu, which isn't too bad.

Hotel rooms could do with some investment as locks on doors, condition of bathroom fittings need replacing

Due to some problem, which wasn't communicated, no hot water at all for 3 days of the stay.

  • Disliked — Basic rooms with no hot water
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Insight Resort
Address: Galle Road, Ahangama 80650, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Ahangama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Ahangama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Insight Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is a place to relax, rejuvenate, and experience heritage, culture, nature and the way of life in the remote south of Sri Lanka. A resort located in an area where you can also surf and dive. From the lush green garden walk on to the golden sandy beach where you can see the natural reef breaking the blue water to a gentle wave which transforms to a tiny bubbly ripple. Swaying and whispering palms blended with the sound of waves on the quiet beach takes you through a journey of serenity. The long lonely stretch of beach offers you peace in abundance and a dip in the warm Indian Ocean is rejuvenating. Lie under a palm tree and relax on this unpolluted stretch of beach. Learn the art of stilt fishing – a mastery passed down from generation to generation and enjoy the only village of stilt fishing in the world. ... more   less 
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