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Tropi Turtle Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 212 Specialty Lodging in Matara
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

This place is more about people than the place. That is not to say that anything is lacking. We booked room in advance. The room was clean and well maintained but the bath could have been a bit bigger.
Breakfast is just two toasts with butter and jam and you have an option to cook something for yourself in the kitchnette upstairs.
WiFi is fast. Both the stretches are close by and you can easily walk. There are bikes and cycles available for rent.'

Room Tip: WIFI on ground floor is faster.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Of course that my place is better then a hostel, however you can feel like home here.
The guy who works here is a friendly guy always try to help you in everything that you need, everymorning he comes and clean all the house next he prepare the breakfast for eveybody for free. Once the house have a self-catering kitchen you can cook. We chose the room on the top with the sea view, great view.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Miriamvis
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Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

This place was alright. The owner(s) had some personal issues during our stay that effected our perception of the place. I think you can find better just a couple of steps away. The Dutch pancakes was a welcoming change :-)

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Tigerlab
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

So, if you are thinking "guesthouse", you may be a little disappointed. But if you are thinking "hostel" this is a nice one. There is a nice bit of ocean right in front where you can watch the surf from the upper balcony, and it has the typical hostel grubbiness and backpacker messiness. It was nice to be able to book - and secure - with Agoda, the room ahead of time, as we have found that making a reservation does not always guarantee that you will really get a room in Sri Lanka.
There is a dorm room which looks just fine, but we stayed in a double room that was just cool enough with the fan going. Lots of hanging out with other guest as you like. Very laid back and a good place to start if you are trying to get you bearings.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Susan D
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

It's such a nice place which offers you opportunities that I haven't found elsewhere in all Sri Lanka: a comfortable, neat dorm-room for a very low price and Breakfast included (there are also single or double rooms though!) and the possibility to cook for yourself, or together with other guests in the common kitchen. We also watched a movie in the living-room downstairs, could use the computer and the internet for free... We were provided everything we could possible need (stuff to make our laundry, ...) and the owners are very kind, welcoming and put all their effort to be helpful! You can see that they really want you to have a good time.
also cool to have a big terrace where to eat and watch the gigantic turtles in the water and a cool living room just for the guests!

Room Tip: well, for those who are on low budget the dorm room is absolutely suggestable. There are only four b...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Ilariacristina
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for an authentic guesthouse specialized for world-know travellers and you like to be in a non-touristic place this is where you got to be! The guesthouse is clean, cozy and located near the sea where you can see many many turtles. The Dutch family is very nice, friendly and helpfull. I had a great week there and I would love to come back again. Definately advise this place!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Anne-Esther
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Tropi Turtle Guesthouse. I stayed two times during my time in Sri Lanka for about a week each time. That was in the beginning of 2013 (Jan-Feb) and they had recently opened.
The ocean is right across the street, so you can hear the waves and the sea, which I really enjoyed. The prices are fair and include a small breakfast. It's not much, but at least there is a coffee and a pancake in the morning which is definitely a reason to get up.
The owners are Dutch and very friendly. Adrian even joined me and another guest one night to go to Mirissa which was fun!
If there is a good swell, one can surf right in front of the Guesthouse, the wave can be seen from balcony. There is also a good wave a bit further west...

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Suria B
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Address: 122 Beachroad, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
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Ranked #7 of 212 Specialty Lodging in Matara
Price Range: $10 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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