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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the food is tasty enough (mostly vegetarian with just one fish curry), served buffet-style, the service at this place is plain shoddy. We had to ask several times for Ginger Beer and when it did arrive we had nearly finished lunch. Similarly our request for paper napkins was ignored until I raised my voice. One or two waiters were...

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

They serve excellent traditional Sri Lankan food. We had breakfast and lunch on two separate occasions. Expect food such as dhal, kiribath, lunu miris, roti, hoppers for breakfast. The beach is just alongside the hotel and is about 3km from the highway.

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Thank Sanjay F
Colombo
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This place is located just couple of meters away from the busy Matara town. But perfect location as this is facing towards the Matara Beach. Rooms are quite good and worth for the money. All basic needs are there including TV, AC and Hot water. Staff is good and responsive. Food is also reasonably priced and tastes good. This place...

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Ginsheim-Gustavsburg, Deutschland
Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you want to experience a real Sri Lankan Hotel, select this one. It is located in a perfect spot close to the city center but away from hectic Matara. It is a mixture of colonial style and a Motel. Do not expect to get what exactly you order. The side dish might be different, some detail might be lost...

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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Is it so hard to find English speaking work force? Tea and coffee are totally different drinks. When someone orders Sri Lanka style coffee they don't deserve instant. Guests should not be wandering around to find waiters. Otherwise great location, nice building

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Thank sagirsultan
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, a popular place for weddings so can be a little busy but not intrusive. Staff were attentive, gold star to Sumedha who made sure that the food was to our taste, made some recommendations and was generally very helpful.

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Thank Matara68
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This is a rest house that is run by the UDA . Properly Manage the place and people are very friendly. we stop this place for Lunch during the wesak .season of srilanka. Nice arrangement clean and friendly service to the customers.they served sri lankan rice any curry in main restaurant. food is very Delicious.I recommend this nice place to...

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Thank Lalin_J
Panadura, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 5 May 2016

The people are very nice and the food was good but the double room stayed need maintenance but the room had space. The rest house contains a bar and in the night lot of drinking people come. service was good and the rates are ok (was within the budget)

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights. The room was filthy we tried not to touch anything. Towels looked as though they had never been washed. The table we used for breakfast had the same table cloth on for the duration of our stay. On the last morning they used an industrial insecticide machine. The wind blew it all over our breakfast.

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Thank GoToGate13
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The best for your money, nice cosy accommodation right in front of the beach. The staff is vey polite and brings to mind the colonial era the way they dressed. Best part is their food, usually most of the rest houses offer good tasty food, but the food at Matara Rest Hose is second none. I recommend this nice place...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Rest House Matara

Address: Fort, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara
Number of rooms: 8
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“There appear to be two sets of rooms: A/c and non-A/c”
 of 5 bubbles 809maxj, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“any beachfront /Motel type room”
 of 5 bubbles GerhardT684, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good place to spend time”
 of 5 bubbles kasun005, 5 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a double room, and all of them are the same. located in the ground floor.”
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  • Dressing area and TV
  • Writing desk
  • The private veranda and the entrance of the room
  • An old image of matara in the room
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 of 5 bubbles DulshanTilakarathna, 4 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Select a room facing sea ( they have limited rooms in this type so better to book early )”
 of 5 bubbles Chandana295, 8 May 2015 | Read review
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