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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The service is excellent, the hotel and view are beautiful (including our room) and the food fantastic - incredible seafood platter. Was great staying somewhere remote so that we could completely relax. The beach is unbelievably deserted - we walked over two hours and hardly encountered anyone. Would definitely recommend this... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Seriously, a lovely place. The beach is isolated and we had it all to ourselves everytime we walked down there. You can't swim at the moment because the sea is not safe, but it's so beautiful and there is a lovely pool so it doesn't matter too much! The hotel itself is gorgeous, really lovely, massive rooms, all with a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

Beautiful location on a strip of deserted beach fringed by palm trees. The perfect place to kick back, relax and sink into a book whilst lounging in a hammock and enjoying views of the Indian ocean. There are a couple of local excursions if you're interested in turtle or bird watching, long walks on the unspoilt beach or bike rides... More 

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Hamburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Turtle Bay is set up in a unique area, far off any touristic spot. You can call it solitary, if you want: it is definitely not a the jungle, but in a small (wide) village, which every guest can get to know, since the hotel offers a free tuk-tuk ride through the village - nice! But once you are there,... More 

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Sujeewa_Nishantha, Owner at Turtle Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Please accept our apology for the inconvenience caused .and also thanks for showing your thoughtfulness to us to do better in our service. - broken tiles in the pool (cuts like a knife) We are upgrading our swimming pool from May-June 2014 during the slow season. - adhesive-taped air-condition (use... More 

colombo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Sri Lanka is littered with so many seaside properties with varying degrees of quality and prices that it can be daunting for the curious traveler to choose even based on countless tripadvisor reviews. Turtle Bay offers a rare find in tat it is one of the most wondrous beachside destinations you can happen upon in your travels in and around... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

The location is beautiful, the hotel is clean, comfortable and characterful, and the service and hospitality second to none. It's a bumpy ride from the main road, but the welcome that awaits you is well worth it! We only stayed there two nights on our way to Passekudah on the east coast, so next time we plan to stay at... More 

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Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

This hotel is a paradise on earth! This was the best holiday of our lives! The best hotel in Sri Lanka: sensational location, beautiful and deserted beach, very clean and pleasantly decorated rooms, VERY tasty food and most importantly great service that makes you feel special. At this amaizing hotel on March 20 was our wedding. We would like to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed at Turtle Bay for four nights and were sorry to leave. The location is magical and after travelling the beautiful island of Sri Lanka,and experiencing a total of nine very different venues, this did not disappoint. Having read some of the critical reviews we can only assume that some other customers are very hard to please. True it... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My son and I stayed at Turtle Bay from Feb 16-19, 2014 at the end of a 12 day tour around Sri Lanka. I was concerned that the place would meet our needs since I had only seen it on the Web site and read some reviews. I told our driver not to take anything out of the car until... More 

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mumbai
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

The pool is chipped and my husband cut his foot in the pool. Management should have put up a sign informing guests about the chipped pool rather than waiting for them to get cut n find out for themselves. This is why I give this hotel a low rating. If the pool was usable or management had warned us about... More 

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Sujeewa_Nishantha, Owner at Turtle Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are really sorry for not being able to convene properly the defects at Swimming Pool. The improvement we have designed has to be halted due to unprecedented bookings from our travel partners. However We are upgrading our swimming pool during the coming Low season from May-June 2014 Please write... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Small Luxury Hotel by the Beach of Kalamatiya, the first Bird Sanctuary of Sri Lanka. The hotel commands a 180' degree view of the Indian Ocean. The beach of the Hotel is a breeding ground for Turtles. Turtle Bay consists of 7 spacious and luxurious rooms. The restaurant offers gourmet food with personal attention. This is an ideal hideaway for couples and honeymooners. The two main National Parks namely Yala and Udawalawe located within 90 minutes drive from the Hotel. In house Turtle hatchery in it's private beach is a highlight for the guests. Kalamatiya Lagoon is located within five minutes of walking from the hotel which is a Bird Watchers Paradise. Traditional Lagoon Boat Trip for Bird Watching is not to be missed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Turtle Bay

Address: | Southern, Kalamatiya 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kalamatiya
Price Range: ₹ 8,139 - ₹ 10,396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turtle Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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