Beach rooms with ocean view and sea food restaurant.
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everything is clean, spacious and nice. You will have everything you need, evan hot water - which is not available in general in Tangalle. BUT it is old fashioned. The hotel itself is not beautiful, but very old fashioned. But you face the beach, and - as others wrote - the boys that work there are very, very nice. We did not eat there, as we only stayed one night, but the fresh mixed fruit juice was very good. If you're not up for luxury, absolutely stay there.
We stayed here for 4 nights. We were traveling in a group of 5 and me and my partner needed a room for two. The other 3 booked a room in the hotel building by the sea on the condition that we can get a room in the road side hotel building (owned by the same person) for 1000 Rs without A/C and breakfast, also no hot water and very basic accommodation with a kingsize bed and very old bathroom. Breakfast was 500 Rs per and was ok. The usual toast buyer and jam, juice, tea/cofee. It was funny that in the menu it said 5 toasts and when you ordered 1 breakfast you got 4 toasts, when ordering 2 you got 9 toast. What was nice is that we could eat directly on the beach, priceless. The staff were all boys of very young age looked around about 16-21. They were all very kind boys. Carried our bags and such. The beach is very pretty but with big waves which was very fun but probably a no no for older people and small children.
We originally stayed in a nearby hotel but left because we were dissatisfied. We came across Gayana while walking along the beach at night and the staff were incredibly helpful and the price of the room was half of what we paying a few hotels down. The room was basic but had everything we required and it was very clean, with a view of the beach. The staff organised tuctuc drivers and tours as we required and always for a reasonable price. The food produced by the restaurant was good and served right on the beach which was lovely setting to dine.
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.
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...
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 .
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.
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.
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...
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).