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Serein Beach Hotel

Marakolliya Beach, Medilla, Tangalle 82200 Sri Lanka
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Serein Beach Hotel
Updated 03/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 217 B&Bs / Inns in Tangalle
Travellers' Choice
Newly constructed Beach Hotel.Serenity at its best.A Holiday experience like no other.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Private beach
Private balcony
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Sinhala, Tamil


Full view
63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
23Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
229Reviews6Q+A36Room tips
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Evarts Photography wrote a review May 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka781 contributions87 helpful votes
Both me & my wife booked this place for 2 nights after seeing many reviews online. Google maps shows 2 roads to reach the hotel. The first one is apparently the correct one and a good Tar road. We ended up taking the 2nd road which was a total nightmare as it was filled with pot holes and mud and as a result ended up knocking the bottom of my car many times. Apparently no one uses that road according to the hotel. Anyhow, The hotel had Covid-19 guidelines in place and we were given a welcome drink on arrival. For our luck we were the only 2 guests for the 3 days. They have a nice clean swimming pool outside before the beach. The sea is too rough with sea currents to swim but you can walk by the sea and there are lots of beautiful sea shells that you can collect. If you want you can go a few inches into the sea and get yourself wet without trying to swim. The rooms were clean and spacious. The A/C was working and so was the hot water in the bathroom. Beds were comfortable. The balcony has a view of the swimming pool and beach. Regarding the food, we stayed on Full board basis and they have an a la carte menu where you can pick and order food from. The serving portions are generous and very filling. Overall the food was very tasty across all 3 meals and we really enjoyed it. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. If you are bored in your room, you can take a stroll on the road where one side there is a marsh area and you get to see dragonflies, butterflies, lizards and birds. The view from the rooftop of the hotel is truly amazing. On one side you see a massive forest and on the opposite side the sea. It's very beautiful early morning and in the night. Overall, we had an awesome stay and enjoyed every bit of it.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor with better view
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Response from Team Serein Beach, Guest Services / Front Office at Serein Beach Hotel
Responded 6 May 2021
Dear Sir, We thank you for your comprehensive review on us and are very happy to note that your have enjoyed your stay at Serein Beach. The locality we are in is basically with absolute nature and we too always and make every possible effort , not to disturb the environment. We are happy to note that you too like nature and value/respect it . We serve food freshly prepared and prefer to serve it hot and fresh. Once again thank you so very much. Take care and stay safe.
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Rasika W wrote a review Jan 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka11 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent one night there, first impression was quite bad. we were waiting to meet someone from the hotel in the lobby for nearly 10 min. but we enjoyed our stay at Serein Beach with delicious food and friendly staff. we love the location as it was very quiet and from the roof top you will see entire mangrove forest. Unfortunately we were not able to have our Kayak ride as those were restricted by post Covid guidelines. other than our kayaking thing , we enjoyed the stay there.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Team Serein Beach, Guest Services / Front Office at Serein Beach Hotel
Responded 16 Jan 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you very much for taking time to review us and it is very much appreciated. We are really sorry for the delay and it is very much regretted. We have also shared your review with the staff for corrective action. we value your comments and happy that you enjoyed your stay at Serein Beach and its environment . Take care and stay safe. Kind regards,
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Mohammed Ihlas wrote a review Jul 2020
Galle, Sri Lanka29 contributions6 helpful votes
There were 2 families in our group and we booked a one night stay at the hotel. We were so impressed with the hotel that we extended our stay into 2 nights. First and foremost, the hotel was located in a bewildering location. There was a lagoon behind the hotel and the front was located in front of the beach and I was stunned by the beauty and the peace the hotel offers. The rooms were spacious and clean. They were built using eco-friendly materials and the soft mud bricks kept the room cold and breezy, add the amazing wind from the beach and you've got the perfect mix for a jaunty vibe. The washrooms were clean and well-kept. We stayed at the hotel on a full-board basis and the breakfast, lunch & dinner were Delicious. We were very impressed with the food and was excited for every meal at the hotel. The Manager, Nipuna, and Ashen were extremely friendly and helped us in every way possible, carrying a smile with them always. They made our stay memorable and beautiful. The hotel offered great value for the money. And you won't go wrong even if you booked the hotel on a full-board basis, because the food was top-notch. The swimming pool was gorgeous. It had the perfect depth so that both kids and adults can enjoy the pool. It was clean and neat at all times. The Kayak ride the hotel provided us with was unforgettable. I've personally never been on a kayak before and this experience was awesome for a first-ride. Nature lovers will love this place and wish that they'd stayed longer. The beach, the service, the food, the Spectacular sunset at the rooftop, the kayak ride, everything was first-class. It's only been a few hours since I left the hotel and I already miss the place ❤️.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Indrajith Baduge, Owner at Serein Beach Hotel
Responded 16 Jan 2021
Dear Sir, Thank you so very much for taking time to review us. We really appreciate your kindness. Pls take care and stay safe.
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Sipke vink wrote a review Mar 2020
Cairns, Australia201 contributions118 helpful votes
We had a nice room with a stunning view over the swimming pool and sea view . The moment we arrived we where greeted by a almost 2 m water lizard walking over the road a good start of the day . The hotel is straight on the beach sourounded with mangrove Forrest full with squirrels playing around the hotel our in your room if you leave the doors open . The staff is great and very helpful in everything you need our want to organise I went fishing with a local fishing man in a authentic fishing boat . The food is really great and not to expensive
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: All rooms have sea view
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3 Helpful votes
Response from SereinBeach, Manager at Serein Beach Hotel
Responded 5 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your review. We are sure that you enjoyed the "catch of the day" at dinner. We wish you happy holidays and wish you safe flight back home. Take care.
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Steve L wrote a review Feb 2020
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka36 contributions10 helpful votes
The breakfast were good, the staff were lovely, the pool was great, you walk straight out onto the beach but can't swim in it because there are too many big waves here, you have to go to a different part of the beach to swim, even then very big waves big waves. There are three or four beach restaurants within a few minutes walk which is nice and if you walk back along the beach or road for about 15 minutes you start to reach the slightly busier part of the beach with a few more places to eat and drink. We were in Room 4 which was above the kitchen and a bit noisy, the bed was very comfy but a bit creaky. The loungers in the garden were on their last legs and when all ten rooms were occupied there were not enough for everyone.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: If you get a choice go for one of the top two rooms.
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Response from SereinBeach, Team at Serein Beach Hotel
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thank you very much for your review and your points are taken. on certain days the mighty ocean is showing all of us the power it has , basically due to winds and currents. But usually during this time of the year it is calm . Thank you once again and we wish you a safe flight back home.
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USD 57 - USD 84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceTangalle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Serein Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Serein Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tangalle Lagoon (0.3 km), Indika Art Gallery (1.0 km), and Doctor's Bar Tangalle (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Serein Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Serein Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Serein Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Serein Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sha Sha Seafood, The Lounge Tangalle, and Timasha Family Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Serein Beach Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Does Serein Beach Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Serein Beach Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Serein Beach Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Tamil, and Sinhala.
Are there any historical sites close to Serein Beach Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulgirigala Raja Maha Vihara (12.5 km).
Does Serein Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.