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Sheffield
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We stayed here at the start of an organised tour. It was a lovely little hotel with a great pool area. There were one or two sunbeds by the pool and staff were more than happy to bring more as required. Marawila beach is not exactly beautiful and there is little to do here, but the hotel itself does what... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel for one week from 14th June to 21st June but I am sitting at home in India as I write, having checked out of this disgraceful establishment without spending even one night. I booked using another well known hotel website and believe me it looks NOTHING like the pictures. The 'cosy' rooms described on said website... More 

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Grein, Austria
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It was a big pleasure to rest in this wonderfull hotel for 2 months. The service was very good, friendly and handsome - familiar style. The pool was very clean and beautiful, calm sourroundings. View to the beach was amazing and stunning. I only can recommend this hotel to everybody

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Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I stayed here three nights because this is the start point for Exodus group tours. I arrived two days early to try to adjust to jet lag. Rooms are a bit dated but fine, good AC, plenty of hot water but low water pressure. Staff very friendly. Small adequate bar overlooking a pretty pool. Hotel is directly on the beach.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The hotel is situated on the beach in a reasonably quiet area. Food was OK, room was very. basic but adequate. As Adam P comments about geckos in rooms, this is the case everywhere, they don't hurt anyone. Pool looked nice but didn't use it.

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Toronto, Canada
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69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

The hotel is in a nice location fronting a beach and the food was OK. Our room was clean but the air conditioning was very noisy and there was no hot water in the shower. Watch out for gekkos in the rooms. It is a good idea to close your suitcase before you retire for the night.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Hotel is located directly on the beach, every room have a terrace with sea view. Hotel is presenting itself like a welness, offering ajurvead massages. In order to show russian tourists (which are the majority in here), shower have light in it, which means hose is lighted but water is almost not flowing. Room had a fridge, which is very... More 

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Beijing
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014

First the good thinghs: quite position, new building in clean enviroment and good food. The bad part: the tiny slice glass door of our room was just in front the lobby entrance and parking (are all in one). means no sleep during the night because there's a continuos check in and check out for the night flights or because somebody... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Positive: Nice setting by the beach, good size room with the balcony overlooking the beach. Negative: where to start? The room is old and needs updating. All furniture is covered in thick layer of dust, and the floor is covered in dead bugs. Bathroom is basic and DIRTTY. The toiletries provided: shower cap x 2 and tiny soap bar x... More 

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sanmali, Owner at Sanmali Beach Hotel, responded to this review

The hotel room referred to, was pending to be cleaned. It was mistakenly given to the reviewer as a cleaned room. There has never been a harsher criticism about our rooms prior to this. This is the very first time we received a one star rating. The pictures accompanying the review were very damaging, offensive and unfair. I request the... More 

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

cosy, clean and comfortable hotel on the beach of Indian ocean, all rooms have sea view and it really takes just a minute to reach ocean. i had a wonderful peaceful vacation, exactly what i wanted, im gratefull to staff so much, they all are helpfull, polite and i never face a problem during my stay. perfect relaxation without noisy... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sanmali Beach Hotel is a quaint 20 room hotel with a boutique- like atmosphere. All rooms have private balconies and full ocean views. The hotel is on a stretch of natural, palm-lined sandy beach.It has a well manicured spacious garden and a swimmng pool with a rocky water fall. An open restaurant overlooking the ocean, beach pavilion and a beach-hut are present.Relax and rejuvenate at our full service Ayurveda Spa. Our staff is very friendly and attentive. Enjoy beach volleyball, fishing and boating. Fresh seafood and spirits always available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanmali Beach Hotel

Address: Beach Road, Marawila 0000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Marawila
Price Range: $58 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanmali Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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“All rooms are situated to the sea side, first floor was the right Option for us.”
 of 5 bubbles sudu516, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We used the rooms downstairs which were clean and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles allesalicia99, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs right side”
 of 5 bubbles daniel3652016, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Sea viewed rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Thilakfdo, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Best view of Indian Ocean and a very clean swimming pool with lots of coconut trees.”
  • this is really great view for me and ofcourse to all valued visitors
 of 5 bubbles zhenqilin, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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