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beautiful setting rangyhulu [TA], , West Chester, Pennsylvania
i had the pleasure of staying at gayana hotel on and off from february until end of may 2013. The rooms are large with fantastic scenes-lush,colorful variety of stunning tropical plants, the ocean and a short walk to town for food-although their food is excellent as well! The beach is large with fantastic waves-fun place to be. And the family is great- fun having the 2 forever smiling boys/young man around-they treat you like family.
Excellent Gayankodi [TA], , colombo
I visited here with my wife for only one day. This is really good place with nice location. Just with the beach and with the sound of the waves it is a good place to stay with a minimum price. Room and bath rooms were clean and AC and fans were good. They had hot water also. There is a balcony with good space that see the blue Indian ocean. Even it is in the south coast of the country you can really enjoy the sun rise with sea view on your balcony. The staff is really friendly with good manners. They came many times when I called by room phone which I haven't seen from many sri lankan middle priced hotels. The food also good for dinner and breakfast hot and spice sri lankan food. I enjoyed very much the stay...
Nunca elijas el primero que encuentres .. lara s [TA], , Madrid, Spain
Es el primer guesthouse en la línea de la playa y los tuk tuk te dejan primero allí porque son sus amigos . Te intentan dar un precio que parece adecuado para la zona pero si sigues más adelante en el paseo hay alojamientos más baratos y mejores . En éste te cobran impuestos sobre el precio que negocies con ellos y las botellas de agua de la habitación . La habitación y vistas no está en malas condiciones .
Deserted Island (in a good way) Rachael A [TA], , Cape Town Central, South Africa
If you have ever wondered what it would feel like to be on a deserted island, stay here! We were transfered here from another Hotel after they double booked us and we are so pleased they did and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It was beautiful, clean and serene! The staff were friendly and our room was well priced. Im not sure the food in Tangalle in general was the best but it was fine.
All in all a beautiful location, i would recommend this to anyone.
That was pretty alright sireviltom [TA], , Montreal, Canada
We don't usually stay in the hotel type of places but by the time we passed in front of it and since we have checked a couple of places before (one overpriced, the other smaller place had no one around to answer), we gave it a try and got an airy double fan room with balcony and sea view in the new wing for 2500. Hot water worked fine, mosquito net was in good shape, some long chairs were available for sunbathing on the beach front.
It was low season and I don't think there were more than 3-4 rooms occupied at the busiest day we were there. There's no light fixtures anywhere, that's weird considering someone took the time to paint the wall in three different colors following the junction with the ceiling... Anyway we weren't there for aesthetics.
Location wasn't bad, I needed to go to the bank and such, it was only a few minutes walk away. The beach isn't that wide at high tide though. We went for a walk further out and it gets bigger but windier as well.
They do receptions and banquet in there, so be aware of that. Nothing was going on during our stay so it was quiet and we slept well with the sea breeze coming in. There's the main building with restaurant across the street, seems older, no idea what the rooms are like in there.
We ordered breakfast on our last morning, it was pretty good but took a long time. Western style, 400 Rs per person.
And yeah, that bottle of water in the room wasn't complimentary, like someone else said. They'll charge restaurant price for it, 100 Rs.
Really uncomfortable nights sleep ENWO [TA], ,
The fan could not spin when the mosquito net was up. The bed was built for a midget so everything from my calves down hung off and hit the mosquito net. The pillows must have been rocks in another lifetime. The mattress had prickly things sticking up from it. The smell from the kitchen (which doesn't have great reviews) stunk out our room. The beach was just across the road though which was good. You can make up your mind as to how much you're willing to sacrifice for something near the beach...
Good rooms, balconies & beach view - great location Sand-n-Spice [TA], , St Julians
Gayana was about the 6th place we checked out in Tangalle before agreeing to check in. The price at 2,500 rupees was reasonable, and the rooms were spacious, bright and airy - with a good-sized balcony overlooking the beach. All rooms have large comfortable four-poster beds with nets in place. The young lads that actually run the place are friendly and helpful, though we rarely saw the "actual" management.
The location for both beach and town is perfect, and if you like walking you can literally walk for hours along the beach eastwards from here. I wouldn't advise consuming anything at Gayana because of their inflated prices, but nearby is the excellent Breeze Guesthouse Beach Restaurant (surrounded by flaming coconuts in the evening), where you can eat and drink very well and very reasonably, in a beautiful beach setting.
On the beach itself, don't be surprised if you get roped into (pardon the pun) helping the local fisherman haul in their catch of fish (make sure to take a hat, as this can last a while...). If you go for a swim, avoid any rocky patches of beach as the waves can be quite unforgiving.
We actually returned to Gayana for an extra night, after a very underwhelming stay further up the beach at Palm Paradise Cabanas (see our other review).
Great Location Larry31 [TA], , Ireland
Our driver from a tour dropped us here and asked if it was ok. It seemed good value at 5000 rupees a night B&B, a/c for 'double' room. Double rooms in Sri Lanka seem to be 2 singles pushed together. Our balcony was a decent size overlooking the beach. There were some ants in our room but they didn't give us any hassle! We generally only dealt with 1 young very smiley guy (check in / out & breakfast) and only saw the owner at the end of our 2 night stay when the money was to be handed over. He didn't deal with us at all but took the money from Mr Smiley! The towels we were given were a little threadbare as were the sheets to sleep under. The beds were comfy and the mosquito net covered the beds - which didn't happen in some other places we stayed. We had hot water when needed. It's a basic hotel so it surprised me to hear that it was so popular for weddings. Handy location on the beach and near to Tangalle (not much in Tangalla so we only stayed 2 nights) We ate across the road in the Wavy Ocean hotel which seemed to have a better atmosphere. It seemed as though the one young guy was running the place single handedly so for that I have to recognise his efforts - he was very friendly and sweet. We arranged a driver from here to Unawatuna through the hotel which cost 10000 rupees as it would be at least 2 hours there. However our driver got us there in under 90 mins with a cheesy Backstreet Boys soundtrack. We didn't mind getting there sooner but did feel a little ripped off by the taxi.
Gayana guest house Wilson982 [TA], , Rimini, Italy
Sono stato pochi giorni in questa guest house,ma posso dire di essere molto contento della scelta.Si affaccia sul mare,e il personale è sempre a disposizione.Questa guest house,offre anche molti servizi:ristorante,wifi,servizio taxi.Da provare
Avoid if possible Momelt [TA], , Melton Mowbray Leics
We ended up here by default as we bailed out of Ella early due to the poor weather conditions at the time. After trying two hotels in Tangalle which were full our driver took us to this one.We were shown a room which had old decor but faced the sea.Being fed up with travelling we reluctantly decided to stay as it was only for one night as we were heading for Unawatuna the following day.The owner obviously thought we could afford it because he charged us Rs5000 for a night with no air con. Not Rs2000 like the previous review.The hotel was noisy with a wedding going on. We were later to understand from another source that the hotels core business is weddings and not tourism.We went for a walk to avoid the noise from the wedding.The room was a decent size but grubby.Only some of the lights worked and all were just on wire coming out of the walls or ceiling without and proper fittings. there was no hot water in the shower, no soap etc. We had to ask for a top sheet for the beds.Being lazy we decided to eat at the hotels restaurant which was over the road.We left the food when it was eventually served as it was as terrible as the 'service'. We left the following morning without breakfast as they wanted to charge us extra for it.We thought that this was the worst place we had ever stayed at.