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“calm & quite place to relax in Matara City in Sri Lanka.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rest House Matara

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Rest House Matara
Ranked #31 of 185 Matara B&B and Inns
Colombo , Sri Lanka
1 review
“calm & quite place to relax in Matara City in Sri Lanka.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

its great place to relaxing in Matara city. Very calm & quite place as good environment. Good service and staff are very friendly.It has long history since Dutch & English period. You can reach the Matara city within 05 minute and shopping. arranging transport if our own request as well as whale watching and tours. Room interior are very attractive & dutch type wooden. Specially it has extra ordinary fan in the main restaurant also an attractive. We got valuable memories there belongs to long ara.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

If you are planning to stay in Matara, Rest House Matara is the best place for the buck. Situated extremely close to the amazing beach and looking at the beautiful pigeon island, this hotel has been there since the queens time. Created around 17th century this hotel is a good location to have a sip of their iconic Ceylon Tea. As I was living in Matara I remember 2004 Tsunami break this place apart but now it has been reconstructed again without hurting its historic look. Well the rooms are big and clean, staff is very friendly (as most of the people in Matara) . If you are riding towards Kataragama or Yala Wild Reserve this is a good stop by to rest and have your lunch or tea. If you are staying here do not forget to check out the amazing beach (with exceptionally soft shore sand) and the Monastery in the pigeon island.

Room Tip: Facing beach of course , if you are lucky
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

Great staff, clean room and peaceful location. Strong historical/ colonial heritage. Nice courtyard layout and large veranda to relax on listening to the sound of the waves.
Popular wedding venue too!
Had a chat with the general manager who's a nice chap..

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stopped at Matara Rest House for cups of Ceylon tea. It has long history beginning in the year 1780 as part of Matara Fort. The Rest House was newly reconstructed following damage in the 2004 Tsunami with Dutch type furniture and extraordinary historic photos hanging on the walls giving historic information. I took wheel photos of wagons in the yard but most intriguing were the wheels which operated ceiling fans in their formal dining area. A very interesting place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Rest House Matara
Address: Fort, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
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Ranked #31 of 185 B&Bs / Inns in Matara
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Rest House Matara Sri Lanka

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