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Gems Garden Guest House & Restaurant

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We had a change to try two different huge wooden bungalow which are nice and private, behind vegetation. + huge four pilar bed with good mosquito net + cozy front porch behind huge plants (very private feel) + very good rice and curry (beeest pol sambol!!) available from the restaurant + friendly family and staff + bungalows are really good...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed all 19 nights at Gems Gardens, it was amazing. The breakfast (Sri Lankan) Hoom made food is very good.diner was best BBQ fish.Also the garden was nice & relaxing and gaves best time. To swim you must walk left some minutes.Friendly owner was make Best time.we was with Him Rock Temple and blow Whole & Udawalawa national park..ruwan...

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Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This was the only stay we had in Sri Lanka when we were waiting for the next night to move to another place. Room was very dark, bathroom wasn't clean and water was not going down. I know it is budget place, but we had much better guesthouses for the similar price during our trip in Sri Lanka.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Gems for two nights. Location is nice, right near the beach. Room was fine, you had to do some work to close the door (don't get why they don't fix it as it makes a loud noise for other guests as well). Cold shower, but that's ok for me. Fan was working good! One thing. When I left...

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Accidently went there because it looks like a part of Lilly restaurant. They use wifi from Lilly and food was complete tragedy .. :( sorry for that but it was to much even for me. Totally do not recommend.

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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The room we had was clean, and the beds were nice. But it was really dark and the fan did not work. Nice location. The breakfast was really good, we had several different kinds of sri lankan breakfasts, and they were delicious! They have wifi but they turn it off at night, quite early. They have laundry service but they...

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Location is on the beach and if you want quiet holidays is the best place. The family is very friendly and the food they prepare is delicious. Room was clean. Ruwan also took his tuktuk and showed us around.

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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Location and price was great, right on the beach. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and secure. Hot water worked, and wifi was decent. Their breakfast was also very good. Would recommend to anyone!

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Roubaix, France
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have made a reservation for a room on the beach. When we arrived .. impossible to speak or see the beach because of the noise in front of the hotel (they say it is not their fault). They ask us to cancel the reservation in order not to pay the commission at Booking ... we do this. In order...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a perfect place! It's a pleasure to encounter such friendliness and helpfulness in a host. Ruwan and his family absolutely spoiled us during our stay at Gem's Garden. Upon arrival they laid out free papaya smoothies for us and never stopped looking after us from then on. Our room was quite possibly the best cabana I've ever set foot...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cozy family guest house on the beach with a great open-air Sri Lankan seafood restaurant. The restaurant and guesthouse are located at the famous Marakolliya beach of Tangalle where beautiful sunsets are no exception. With four rooms available, two regular rooms in the guesthouse and one separate two cabana, every guest will feel at home. The simple and clean rooms are all equipped with a personal bathroom, fan, mosquito net and will contribute to the beach vibe. There are Balcony,private entrance, seating areas,dressing table,Hot shower,2 large bed,mosquito net,towels in the separate cabanas. You will enjoy the very special family atmosphere and experience the relaxing holidays you were craving for. Can provide accommodate turtle visit,Lagoon visit, airport service, or any other further travels. We hope to welcome you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gems Garden Guest House & Restaurant

Address: Madilla Road, Marakolliya Beach, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka (Formerly Gems Garden)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: $24 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All Cabanas verry good....”
karineibl83, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't go they .. and don't give your card number”
RlfDinky, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in one of the 3 cabanas, budget-willing.”
HimaD_13, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We would recommend to book in advance, to be sure to be able to stay here :-).”
396yvetteb, 30 Aug 2013 | Read review
“We had room 1 it was so clean, the wet room was lovely and fresh”
JnB3333, 27 Mar 2013 | Read review
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