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“great family guesthouse”
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Beach Inns
Ranked #6 of 240 Specialty Lodging in Matara
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had a great time here with my family. We booked for 1 night but stayed for a week. The place was so friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Kids had a great time playing and swimming at the private beach. As the food is all freshly prepared the kitchen was able to accommodate for different taste in food. All the food prepared was delicious.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed here recently and had a pleasant time. It's a family run hotel on the beach and they also offer food all day including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks etc. The food here is good with lots of choice and they make REALLY nice pancakes! Try the one with coconut!

The reasons why this isn't a 5 is because of the following:

1. It was extremely hard to find, unless you know the area then its really difficult. We travelled down by scooter and lots of hotels have signs pointing where to turn but not this place! To make it easier for travellers please put signs up so people can find you!
2. This is budget accommodation so I cannot really complain about the price but I would recommend giving the rooms (or at least room 1) a lick of new paint. The room is very tired looking, lot's of marks all over the walls and the bathroom gets rather smelly!


Other than that this place is very nice and the team here are all really accommodating and friendly.

TIP: Beware that the sea infront of the hotel can be VERY choppy and with a strong currency. If you travel down the road to get back on to the main road on the way you will see beautiful came sea with a lovely bit of beach, this was much nicer for a swim. :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank TravelBear87
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Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

This family Guesthouse is an oasis in Polhena with direct access to the most picture perfect Beach.
Accessible located near Matara, Mirissa and Galle, we finally choose this calm relaxing place as a base for our week discovery of the south.
The rooms are comfortable and the food is nice.
It is a place that you immediately feel at home in and though Basic in many ways the owners Indika and Fiona a mixed couple of Scottish Sri Lanka nationals where super hosts and couldn't help you enough.
Price quality ratio this place is a Jewel!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Peter W
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Small family run place with great hospitality. One of the few accommodation places with it's own beach and sea frontage. The food was reasonably priced. room were clean (our room had no TV, but it wasn't a deal breaker). We manage to see sea turtles in the from the balcony,

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mash P
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Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

We spent much more time at Beach Inns than we planned at the beginning of our Sri Lankan adventure and we are on our way back there to celebrate the end of our journey and my birthday. It's a truly unique, quiet place which attracts nice, relaxed people. Fiona and Indika are wonderful-always helpful, always jolly and always making sure everyone is being taken care of! The food is great - fresh, delicious and always freshly made to order from scratch which is always important to us! The private beach is lovely- swimming by the sunrise just before the breakfast is just wonderful! We sent many people we met on our way to this fantastic place and we strongly recommend you give it to everyone!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Anamcga
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Beach Inns is a great place to stop at, the owners are relaxed and friendly, the food is fantastic (try the string hoppers for breakfast and the giant prawns for your evening meal, you'll have a happy belly.)

The private beach area is really ideal, we were lucky enough to see a turtle laying eggs in our stay.

Overall this is the perfect spot.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank wildkindness
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We spent 2 weeks at Beach Inns. The hotel owners are extremly nice. The rooms are clean and nice but not very big. This doesn't matter, because the terrace and the beach are so great, that you want to spend your day there... Food is delicious. It's a perfect place for parents with kids!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank Inga W
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Address: Beach Road | Madiha, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
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Ranked #6 of 240 Specialty Lodging in Matara
Price Range: $21 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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