REEF EDGE Guesthouse
Location: Mirissa, Matara
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A two storey modern Villa located in Polhena, Matara. From the backyard of the Villa it is amere 50 meters walk to the famous Polhena Beach. If you take the main road in front of the Villa it is just approximately 100 meters walk to the Beach. This is not a Chick Retreat or a Designer Villa decorated with fine arts and expensive decoration but a descent place for a holiday close to the beach which is safe for swimming that gives you great value for money.

There are four rooms in total with 2 non air conditioned rooms in the ground floor and two air conditioned rooms in the top floor. Hot water is available in all four rooms. Wi-Fi Internet facility is available in the entire Villa. A Mini Fridge and a TV is available in AC rooms.

Provisions can be supplied by the guests and our in house cook will do the cooking for you or else you can simply order your meals from the Bungalow's in-house restaurant. Guests can also walk 100 meters to our Beach front Restaurant owned by the same management and have your meals there or simply tell the staff to deliver it to the Villa. As the guests in the Villa, you can always chill out at our seaside restaurant. 

The Reef Edge Restaurant, as the name itself denotes, is located in a place which is surrounded 2700 degrees by the sea. The restaurant offers a varied menu rich with sizzling seafood dishes, a wide variety of traditional Sri Lankan cuisine and western delicacies. At Reef Edge, you will get an opportunity to enjoy a scrumptious meal while witnessing the splendour of the famous Polhena beach in the southern Indian Ocean or Relax to the soft hum of the beach while you watch the sunset, sipping a delicious cocktail from our bar.

Here at Reef Edge we’re passionate about serving our guests great seafood. That’s why we go the extra mile to bring you the best dining experience possible.

We take pride in serving you with the highest quality seafood, and the freshest fish directly bought from our village fishermen at the shore.

Double rooms
Attached bathrooms
Distance to the beach, m
Distance to the shop, m
Distaince to the airport, km
Minimal stay, days
Hot water


Prices from May 1, 2016 are available on request

Room rates include all taxes and service charges (VAT, City Tax, Bed Tax)

Lanka-Houses working directly with the «REEF EDGE Guesthouse» management! If you find better offer for «REEF EDGE Guesthouse» somewhere else, please let us know, and we will gi ve you even better price! Just make a standart booking request throw our web site and provide the link to the web site with the competitive offer in comments.

IMPORTANT: You have to compare the prices with all taxes and service fees.

3.8/5   Based on 14 reviews

Worst hotel in Sri Lanka!
ShelleyWa... [TA], , North Wales, United Kingdom

Infested with ants, dodgy lights, pubes on the sheets - yuck! Didn't realise how bad it was until it was late and we couldn't face packing up to find somewhere else in the dark but I wish we had. Stay elsewhere! We paid 1500 for a double room with a fan.

Wouldn't stay in it if I was paid!!
PAUL M [TA], , Dublin, Ireland

Restaurant was far away from the guesthouse so the pictures showing it on the beach are not real.
Place was rundown, stood in reception for 10 mins before anyone took any notice of us then put on the phone to the manager. They didn't even know we had a booking.

These are minor problems compared to the room. The room was a cross between a South American prison cell and an ant farm!! Concrete floor, view of people's washing out the window, smell of dampness. Ants all over the place.
We left after twenty minutes after giving up on persuading ourselves that its ok.

nice beach
moderncit... [TA], , Negombo, Sri Lanka

the hotel is running by mature couple who don't have hotel experience. but they were kind and helpful. Breakfast was not so good. rooms must be upgraded. feel they treat locals and forigners
in different way.

Ringarosie [TA], , Leeds, United Kingdom

We spent a very enjoyable 12 days at Reef Edge Guest House, Beach Road, Polhena. The guesthouse has four rooms off a pretty courtyard and open verandha/dining area. Our room was spacious, with air conditioning ceiling fan balcony and fridge (very handy for cooling those water bottles) plus bathroom with shower. It was a good standard of accomodation for a very reasonable price. Our board included a generous breakfast with local and european options - fresh local fuit was very particularly tasty. The housekeepers were very friendly and took good care of us, and the owner will be more than happy to arrange excursions/transport if you require. Polhena beach is under 5 minutes away, with shallow reef snorkeling opportunities straight off the shore. The nearby Reef Edge Restaurant is in the same ownership as the guesthouse and does a good line in seafood dishes. Matara, Dondra and Mirissa are easy to reach by tuktuk and if you are venturing further, Matara rail station is the on the southern mainline. All in all, Reef Edge gave us a very pleasant introduction to Sri Lanka.

Unfullfilled promise
[TA], , Pondicherry, India

We book 2 rooms in December through Agoda.
When we arrived, the rooms were busy! so we were relocated in their second guest house.
This second guest house is very noisy, the rooms are very hot (southern exposure), there is only 1 mosquito net for 2 beds, the mattress and the pillows are just so uncomfortable...
We were not the only one in this situation (the manager seems to be used to this 'rehousing') and we didn't get any discount for this booking mistake.
We also tried their restaurant... very expensive for the quality and the service is extremely slow (2 hours for chicken and rice).

Hotel might be good, owner is a liar
[TA], , Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands

We booked this place in December and then found out we had another night at our guesthouse. We called the hotel to ask if we could move our reservation one night. Unfortunately this wasn't possible because the hotel was fully booked and we could only stay that night.

Well, too bad but this can happend. Upon arrival at the hotel, the owner welcomed us and told us the booking was cancelled so we could stay another night. Too bad we already left our guesthouse. We were surprised to see that we were the only ones in the hotel. A big dissapointment.

In the morning the owner kept standing at our breakfast table trying to sell us excursions, even though we told him we went everywhere already.

We went for a short trip to the beach, but I made up my mind earlier: I don't want to stay in a hotel with an owner like this.

Rooms are decent though, prices are cheap. Maybe I just had a bad experience.

I really felt more welcome as a friend than just a guest
[TA], , Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Reef Edge is one of the best places I´ve stayed in Sri Lanka. Polhena isn´t an overcrowed touristic place, so I could absolutely relax myself. Especially in the morning when I had a delicious breakfast on the beautiful terrace with a seaview. The rooms are simple but clean.Stuff are very friendly, giving all their best with a big smile on her with to make you happy. The Owner of Reef Edge cares about everything and is always eager to please. In that case I would recommend to everybody this wonderfull little guesthouse. You will never get such an atmosphere in a big hotel which is full of tourist...

Thank´s a lot for everything!

Awesome Stay in Polhena!
Chalitha D [TA], ,

Excellent service n great care by the staff!
It was a very comfortable stay! All of us were delighted with fresh seafood at restaurant which has scenic view of the ocean and right atmosphere to set the mood for the seafood!

Chalitha D

Reef Edge is a great place.
Iliketravelling636 [TA], , Bangalore, India

I visited with my Parents and Grandparents and had a wonderful time there. It is a very clean and beautiful experience. The location was great as well. All the rooms are AC and have wifi. We had dinner by the sea , great view! If you are in Matara this is the place you must live in. The owner of this place , Mr Prasad was very friendly, flexible and helpful. Breakfast was very good. But if you are vegetarian you will have very less choice for dinner. However there is no swimming pool or fitness centre yet.

nice weekend at polhena
natasha f [TA], , Colombo, Sri Lanka

u guys service was excellent. the distance to the beach was superb. and also the background was very nice. we planned of having a candle light in the night dinner in the night. and it was awesome. the candle light dinner in the out garden was lovely. we enjoyed our weekend. hope to be their again. :)

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