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Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was quiet, very clean and spacious with large comfortable beds. The private, spacious balcony had comfortable furnishings including a day bed. The very clean, refreshing pool is set amid tranquil, lush grounds. We ate a number of meals in the restaurant (mostly western, but Sri Lankan available), all excellent quality and reasonably priced. The pizza was fabulous. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tangalle was not what we expected in that the best beaches were east and west of the town albeit by short tuktuk ride,The hotel comprised a series of detached villas each with their own outside space,The rooms were clean , large --a bit short on storage space but otherwise fine , The owner and the staff were extremely helpful giving...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. Although the beach across the road from Moonstone is a safe beach for swimming and is very quiet with often few people, you are correct that there are some lovely beaches just a few minutes ride away. We think we are well positioned to see and do just about everything you can in...

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We initially booked elsewhere but were very disappointed and took a chance with the trip advisor recommend here. This lovely gem is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the town and is very serene. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and helpful and assisted us with some planning and arrangements for our next adventure. The pool is an added...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Dear Mrsshufflebottom - great name! And thank you for your review - we are happy that people who see us on Trip Advisor - enjoy being here and confirm for others Moonstone villas is a good choice. Thank s for that and please come to see us again soon.

Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The villa room was lovely- spacious, comfortable, very clean, nicely decorated and thoughtfully equipped! We didn't make use of our balcony terrace but it was nice to have it there. We loved the plentiful breakfast especially the French toast and the fresh fruit. The staff were attentive and very kind allowing us to check out late to suit our needs....

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello JacobelleLondon and thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. You are correct that the long beaches for walking are in the Rekewa area - but they are dangerous for swimmingdue to the undertow. On our side of Tangalle the beaches are coves which are safe for swimming and as you note...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Room clean and large with 2 beds - slightly outdated interior and sparse. Stayed in villa away from road and noise. Low season (Sept 2016) and not many people around. Restaurant attached but only tried the breakfast which was adequate. Beach across the road, nice to visit as quiet cove with just one beach restaurant. Okay for an overnight stay...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello Siva, it is interesting that you comment the decor in our rooms is "outdated" - in fact it is intended to be a combination of of comfort (like 7 ft long beds) and a hint of SriLankan style with the dark wood furnishings and hand loom curtains. We are not trying to be "modern" , we are providing a...

Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a superb indian meal at Moonstone restaurant . The food was delicious , with many different options of vegetarian dishes and meat options. Raelene was very friendly and helpful and i would not hesitate to stay there on a return visit. Very clean premises with an eye for detail. Hope to see you again Realene,..Dawn and Matt ,...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Dawn and Matt, thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed your curries and yes we do have both vegetarian and meat selections on our menu in both local and western dishes. I hope you will stay with us next time so you can try more of the options. Happy travels.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Our two night stay was a delight. This hotel is far superior to others (more expensive) because of the owner Raelene's attention to detail and her excellent staff. The gardens are lush and relaxing, the pool a pleasant place to cool off and the rooms are comfortable, clean and nicely decorated with curtains that keep the morning sun out. Little...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Kathy, thank you for this thoughtful review. It is so good to hear that our efforts to make your guest stay are the things you as a seasoned traveller appreciate. Your comments will be shared with staff so that they know the value of their efforts. We hope that you will come again some time soon.

Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Perfect location .easy to get into town and close by must be seen locations ,the owner is friendly and very helpful , Restraint is well known for yummy food , I have been going there often and always pleased.

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Lynda K - we are pleased to hear that we have provided an enjoyable experience for our guests. Our staff work hard at this and I will pass on your comments to them so that they know their efforts are appreciated.

Kyabram, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We stayed at the Moonstone Villas for three nights and cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. Real end our host was a wealth of information from everything to local beaches, markets and organizing the trip to the national park, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were big and very comfortable and spotlessly clean. We ate at the restaurant...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review - we really appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your time with us. And also thanks for clarifying for other travellers that the Lonely Planet comment about our property being cramped is just not correct, and I have requested the Lonely Planet to correct that. We would look forward to having you both here...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Moonstone for 3 nights. The rooms and grounds are very well presented. The rooms are a great size with huge beds, beautiful furniture and modern bathroom. The pool was a great place to cool off and lounge by. We enjoyed drinks on our balcony and dined in the restaurant each night. All the food we had was...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello Melbourne travelers and thank you for this great review. We so appreciate hearing from our guests that they enjoyed their experience here. I will pass your comments on to the staff also. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax your mind, body, and soul, this beautiful property under Canadian ownership is overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers all home comforts. This Boutique Villa concept offers spacious accommodation set in landscaped gardens with swimming pool. The restaurant offers a selection of European, fresh seafood, and Sri Lankan cuisine. The ocean offers beautiful beach walks, safe swimming and snorkeling is available. For the nature lover, the following safaris are available: elephant, turtle, birds and wildlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moonstone Villas

Address: 336 Matara Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: $102 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Sea view ,upstairs with ac”
 of 5 bubbles 815lyndak, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I liked the balcony room for the view but ground floor was also quiet and had self contained patios.”
 of 5 bubbles hskagen, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“get the ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles carolynf869, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“choose rooms with private balcony - the rooms downstairs have private terrace, but people living upstairs walk by to get to their rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles NyaJensen, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms are more private but all are great.”
 of 5 bubbles 527jenniferf, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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