A family guest house face to the Indian Ocean, with golden sandy beach. Sea view rooms with balcony. We offer tasty fresh sea foods. Friendly service.
Tangalle beaches are wonderful & unpolluted EXCEPT Blue Horizon Mafia. I do not complain much but i can not hold my tongue when it comes to utter disrespect for nature, after trying to stomach my mutilated, tasteless prawns, except if you like salt, i at least enjoyed a cold beer to wash it down. While i was enjoying the 2nd i see to my right that 2 of the very unfriendly staff are carry a big rubbish bin 2 the ocean & i was repulsed by the fact that they waded in a few meters & dumped it straight into the ocean!! I decided to stand up for mother nature & gave my opinion only to be told (in words that can't be used on the internet) where to stick my opinion. I would not wish this place on my worst enemy. I sincerely hope that the proper authorities take care of the situation. Please do NOT support these people much better restaurants along the beach.
Vi har boet som backpackere på Blue Horizon i to dage og oplevede en fantastisk service af ejerne - dels vaskede de vores tøj, fortalte røverhistorier om det tidligere Sri Lanka og arrangerede både tuktuk og taxa for os til få penge. Værelsernes standard var gode - store senge med AC og myggenet. Det eneste negative at nævne var måske toiletternes standard, men pånær det. Et oplagt sted til både backpackere og andre rejsende.
I stayed at Blue Horizon for one night in the off season. A double room (with AC) can be negotiated for 1500Rs. The good: location, views, friendly staff, free wifi. The bad: the toilet had to be flushed from the cistern, there were ants, the food was average and slow. It's an easy walk from the bus station if you come in that way!
Overall it was basic and if you eat elsewhere, it's a pretty good deal.
3 Wochen vorher gebucht und am Tag der Ankunft kein Zimmer frei...
Danach auch sehr unfreundlich, Handtücher wurden nicht mit Einzug gewechselt (mackiert...) wer weiß was sonst noch nicht. Schlechte Küche.
Lage ist schön.
I was in my lovely Sri Lanka during three weeks with my son. We booked this guest house in Tangalle for the period 31/12/12-22/01/13. But we stayed there only two weeks . Then we ran away from this place !!!
We've faced a lot of problems the next day. We bought pakage including breakfast, this information was written in our voucher. But I really was suprised when we were refused brekfast the next morning. The manager said that all breakfasts are to be paid. I began to explain and show our voucher that I ve already paid for all breakfasts beforehand. We were talking about two hours and the manager agreed to prepare breakfast free of charge as an exception! But for the next meal we should pay anyway. Another problem was the total payment of the room. He counted the exchange rate dollars vs roupes. But the sum was more high as I counted on. Also the manager forgot that I had paid the part of the sum in advance ! I decided to change the place for this reason. Terrible comminication, terrible attitude to clients. Our room was never cleaned, towels were never changed during our stay.
In front of the door there was a huge number of gabarge, they didn't throw it. Every day I took a broom and clean the room myself. I saw several times that all restaurant garbage was thrown in the ocean. We stayed two weeks as I had paid for the accomodation in advance. I decided to move to another guest house and informed about it to the manager. He began very angry and said that he would loose the money. He didn' return my bottle of expensive champaigne and chocolate - all these things I kept in his fridge. Every day we went to another restaurants to have launch or dinner because the local meal in our guest house was awful. I do not recommend to spend your holiday booking thi guest house.
Wir waren Mitte Februar 2013 in Tangalle und reservierten telefonisch ein Zimmer im Blue Horizon (am Telefon sollte es mit A/C, Warmwasser und Frühstück 3000 Rupies kosten).
Als wir ankamen bekamen wir das letzte freie Zimmer im Erdgeschoss. Der Mitarbeiter, der uns den Schlüssel gab, sagte pro Nacht 1500 Ruppies und die Fernbedienung für die A/C war nicht verfügbar. Als wir ins Zimmer kamen, graute es uns. Ein muffiger, dunkler Raum- eine Erinnerung an einen Kellerraum. Die Laken rochen nach Mottenpulver, die Toilettenspülung funktionierte nicht, es gab kein warmes Wassen. Kein einladener Platz dieser Raum. Sauberkeit schien OK. Später gabs auf einmal doch noch eine Fernbedienung für die A/C und dann tauchte der Besitzer auf und wollte nun doch 3000 Rupien für die Nacht in diesem muffigen, schäbigem Raum (ohne warmes Wasser und ohne Frühstück). 3000 Rupien ist dafür schon etwas Wucher. Nach einer unfreundlichen Diskussion bezahlten wir dann 2500 Rupien und zogen es vor am nächten Tag weiterzufahren. Das Guesthouse liegt eigentlich ganz schön an der Küste.
Es war aber definitiv während unseren 3 Wochen Sri Lanka das Schlechteste und Ungemütlichste.
Zum Essen: nach langem Warten kamen die bestellten gebratenen Nudeln. Leider verbrannt. Wir wiesen darauf hin und der Teller wurde wieder mitgenommen. Eine weitere Portion kam dann kurz später. Geschmacklich etwas fad, aber nicht verbrannt. OK
We spent there three nights in February - the top room (for 2000 rps). There is a beautifull view from the balcony, room is small but cozy.. I loved just to sit there and listen to the ocean. Staff is very friendly, meals good. Definitely our best gesthouse in srilanka.
Decided to eat here on our first night in Tangalle and regretted it. Lovely little restaurant in a great setting and nice view but that's as good as it got. We ordered our tiger prawns around 7 o'clock and there were 2 other tables (one couple and one party of 5) already there. We waited over 2 hours to get our food and when it come the prawns were overdone and the side dishes were cold! We saw the table of 2 return their food twice before leaving very unhappy and when we asked for the bill to reflect the quality of the food and slow service they kindly knocked off nothing! Then hovered over us until we paid the full amount. It was somewhat intimidating. There are so many better restaurants in the area that this one can be avoided.
Abbiamo passato una notte a Gennaio, posto poco pulito ma buona posizione.
Per una camera non molto luminosa ci hanno chiesto 3.000 , troppo per avere asciugamani striminziti e letti maleodoranti con lenzuola strappate.
Ristorante lento ma con cibo di buona qualità.
Stiamo cominciando a capire che per alcune gestioni l'essere segnalate su Lonley Planet possa diventare motivo per abbassare il livello.
The Blue Horizon GH has all that you need. Its right on the beach and easy to find from the bus station in town. You can wear a path between the beach, restaurant and your balcony, its only a 25m round trip!!!
Food good, tea hot, beer cold...what else do you need?
We had a room with a huge balcony and chair swing, 3 people $10 US a night. We stayed for five nights and loved every moment.
The hardest part was trying to beat the local boys in cricket, they have some demon fast bowlers!!! (the game commences at 5.00pm each and every night)