Serein Beach Hotel
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What guests are saying:
Very pleasant stay in this hotel. The nicest and cleanest midrange one we have been to in Sri Lanka.
Matevz from Slovenia
Family with teens
Pleasure trip
Chooi from Malaysia
Solo traveler
We enjoyed our stay very much and would like to return for another visit.
Ingela from Sweden
Family with teens
We had a nice stay but we did miss a nicer atmosphere at the hotel - more cozyness - otherwise good hotel, nice staff, good rice and curry
lene from Denmark
Couple
A very pleasant relaxing short stay. The hotel is fairly new and well looked after by staff.
John from Australia
Solo traveler
Could improve on wifi- couldn't get it in the rooms, only lobby. Food is sub par- needs to work on the Sri Lankan food availability.
Tram from Canada
Couple
Perfect stay, nice rooms and very friendly people but like almost everywhere in Tangalle it is impossible to swim in the sea...strong currents and high beach waves...be careful!!
MArco from Italy
Solo traveler
Great location and great Sri Lankan breakfast
Cassandra from Australia
Solo traveler
Excellent
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8.9
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Exceptional cleanliness
9.4
Value for money8.9
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport43.8 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Balcony/terrace

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9.3
Exceptional
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Twin Room with Sea View
Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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      Agoda Reviews (102)Booking.com Reviews (312)
      8.9
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      Cleanliness9.4
      Facilities8.2
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality9.3
      Service9.1
      Value for money8.9
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      8.0
      Excellent
      Bastiaan from Netherlands
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
      Very good”
      Great location, very friendly staff.
      Reviewed January 17, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Joseph from United States
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
      So Enjoyed Our 3 Night Stay At Serein”
      We had 3 wk itinerary to explore Sri Lanka. The only portion planned for was this 3 night stay in mid-Dec to coincide w girlfriend's special 50th birthday. Chose to go upscale and use the "pool" filter to find a place with high scores and a pool. We loved our stay at Serein. They were so welcoming upon arrival. Upstairs room was gorgeous. Breakfasts were delicious. Even had a lunch and a dinner too which were both great. The pool was fantastic. Staff was some of best we've seen in 3 wks in Sri Lanka. Special shout out to Nipuna for being a guest superstar! The staff knew it was my partners 50th b-day (she did not know they knew). On morning of her b-day, she came down to bkfst to see dining area decorated w signs and balloons, and other guests singing 'Happy Birthday', and they even brought a traditional b-day treat and gift. YEAH!... pretty damn incredible!! Note: a) for price, would have been nice to have AC and better wifi. b) Its a bit away from restaurants & swimming
      Reviewed December 28, 2018
      Thank you Joseph, we too enjoyed your presence at the Hotel. We sincerely hope that both of you had an enjoyable and memorable stay at our humble small hotel. We wish both of you every success in life. May be our paths will cross once again. Thank you and best wishes from Team Serein Beach.
      Responded January 09, 2019
      Serein Beach Hotel
      7.6
      Very good
      Jesse from Finland
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
      Depends on what you pay”
      Be careful when booking this place because they tried to charge us extra. We booked DOUBLE room but when leaving this hotel the staff told me to pay double price because the room was booked for 1 person? How can they sell double room for 1? Should be single room in that case right? . Besides this perfect and quiet hotel to stay with private beach. Clean and modern rooms and breakfast was super nice. Fast WiFi but no laundry service. Staff was friendly but book with paying attention
      Reviewed December 18, 2018
      Hi, It is not correct and unfair to state that we have tried to charge extra.we are engaged in responsible tourism and we do not do so and it is clearly due to a misunderstanding. You have reserved a double room for a single person and if it is for two guests total payable will be more and it will be for two persons.Kindly revisit your reservation voucher received from Agoda and you could also write to agoda and seek a clarification.Thank you.
      Responded January 09, 2019
      Serein Beach Hotel
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Micha from Belgium
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2017
      Wonderful stay”
      If you are looking for a place to wind down, don't look further. Serein Beach hotel is very peacefully located between the beach and the lagoon. There are enough food options a short beach walk away, however the food in the hotel was also good. Check the cocktails in 'The Lounge Bar' 200 meters to the right, walking on the beach, just past and up the pier. Our room was impeccable. Nice view, clean, cosy ... only thing missing was a fridge but you can always use the one in the lobby. The staff and manager did everything to make our stay special. We stayed 3 nights and really felt at home. The road to the hotel is a bit bumpy, but once you reach Serein Beach it truly is an oasis of quiet and peace. I hope to visit again!
      Reviewed November 14, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Emir from Slovenia
      Couple
      Twin Room with Sea View
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      Absolutely perfect”
      After staying in various places during our trip that was a retreat. Nice ambient and eco-friendly modern interior, almost spotlessly clean room made our stay unique. If we had time we'd definitely stay another night or two. Resonably priced and quality food. Bear in mind that you can't swim in front of the hotel (approx. 300m north).
      Reviewed January 17, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Elsa from Philippines
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 4 nights in April 2016
      serenity at serein beach hotel”
      I visited Tangalle and stayed at this lovely place last April 2016. It was low season thus the ambience was very calm--- which I prefer.. As soon as I arrived to the place (which was around 2.5km from the bus station), I immediately felt relaxed. When they showed me to my room, I said to myself, "the long trip-- bus, train, tuktuk" was definitely worth it! All the rooms have a balcony and a view of the beach! If you open the doors, you can hear the sound of the waves, which has a tranquil effect on me.. There are hammocks and beach chairs out in the facade, close to the ocean and you can easily have a nap there. The food is ok, and you can opt to walk to nearby restaurants to try their food, but the food at the hotel is already good for me. What I like is that you have to pre-order and you can tell them what time you would like to have your meal. Breakfast was great! You can have a choice among western, continental and local sri lankan. Local cuisine is a must-try! I don't have bad things to say about this hotel.. You can even ask the reception to send a tuktuk if you want to go out..
      Reviewed May 20, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Andre from Germany
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2014
      Best place to stay in Tangalle!!!”
      Rooms are very clean with nice furniture, mosquito net included, great breakfast, very, very friendly and helpful staff!!!
      For me the best place to stay at Tangalle Beach! Very clean, nice garden! A lot of birds in the morning. Nice view to the beach, be sure to book a room at the first or second floor!!! Good coffee (hard to find in Sri Lanka)! Staff was one of the best so far!!! Would recommend to a friend!
      Reviewed January 11, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mette from Norway
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
      Fantastic hotel!”
      Very beautiful place right next to the beach. I loved the view from the balcony. Very nice restaurant with excelent food. Very friendly and helpful staff. I spent two days here to relax during my tour around Sri Lanka and I really loved it.
      Reviewed November 21, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Marte from Norway
      Couple
      Twin Room with Sea View
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2017
      An amazingly tranquil spot right on the beach”
      Serein Beach Hotel lies at one of the most beautiful places on the whole of Sri Lanka. The hotel has just a couple of handfuls of rooms and the general mood is super relaxed and welcoming. It's located at a very remote (but safe) area of Tangalle (Medilla), so it's the perfect place for some serious relaxation and meditation. The staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful at all times and we knew instantly that we'll be coming back. If we had to pick on something, it would be the lack of dinner options. While they serve 3 different types of breakfast (Western, Continental and Sri Lankan), their dinner option was limited to just a few options. The food was however very good, so it's not considered a minus.
      Reviewed February 18, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ksenia from Russia
      Solo traveler
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 9 nights in January 2017
      Excellent beach holiday ”
      The hotel is excellent - room us huge and comfortable, with all the necessary factilites, beautiful balcony with view of the ocean, the atmosphere is very relaxed. Staff is very helpful and food in the restaurant very good. The only drawback is that sea in front of the hotel is not too good for swimming (there are stones in the sea, but lots of good beaches within a short walk. All in all - a great place for a beach holiday
      Reviewed February 08, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Stella from Bulgaria
      Family with young children
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
      Very good hotel”
      Very clean and peaceful hotel. The rice and curry at the restaurant is one of the best we had in Sri Lanka. The only downfall for me is that the beach opposite the hotel is not suitable for swimming and not as nice as the beach further along the coastline away from Tangalle. We tried the food at the nearby restaurants and it is not nearly as good, so eat at the hotel. It is a quite place, more suitable for families and couples, if you want a party - better look for other hotels.
      Reviewed January 06, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Elena from Russia
      Group
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016
      Lovely place for relaxing”
      Cozy hotel with comfy rooms that have beautiful view of the ocean. Good breakfast (eggs, fruit platter, plenty of toast, tea or coffee). Wifi is good but not everywhere. Plenty of nice restaurants nearby - right on the beach - where you can have dinner. The staff is really friendly and helpful!
      Reviewed December 04, 2016
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Jeannette from Germany
      Group
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 6 nights in December 2015
      Relaxing atmosphere...”
      Location, architecture, "serein concept"
      We were a group of four women and stayed for five nights in this hotel. We loved the relaxing and stress free ambiance. The staff was very helpful and attentive and the food always fresh and tasty. The beautifully designed hotel is perfectly located close to a wonderful beach. It is also well positioned for making various trips. We would always return.
      Reviewed February 04, 2016
      8.7
      Excellent
      Sarah from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 1 night in October 2015
      Relaxing place”
      Nice rooms , beautiful beach and a very chilled atmosphere
      We had a really relaxing couple of days staying here. we found a nice area to swim 10 mins from the hotel and spent the whole day by the beach. The rooms are also very clean and Eco friendly -NOTE if you are booking through agoda make sure you book it for 2 people not 1 as we did and 'many other guests' ... It isn't the clearest when booking and we paid a little bit more than expected
      Reviewed October 20, 2015
      3.3
      Stanley from Canada
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 2 nights in September 2015
      Remote location off the road with no sign at all.”
      Breakfast is nice. Nothing else is good.
      We drove all the from Colombo to Galle and arrived at early evening in Tangalle. We spent almost two hours looking for this hotel. No one knew about its name. No signage along or at junction of the road at all. After several trials, we took a small sidetrack through the jungle with unpaved and flooded muddy road. Finally we were there after two hours of adventure in the dark night. No one could have imagined a hotel at that location. Our driver and us were starving when we arrived but no foods were available. They gave us 5 small bananas to keep the whole night. There was no driver room and we had to send the driver back to town through the same muddy road. There was no hot water, no air conditioning, no TV, no Wifi, and finally no electricity at all until next day noon time. We could not stand and decided to leave and to have up the second day of our booking. The staff felt nothing about our complaints. I saw most of the customers were young couples but all with sad faces. They should not call it a 3 star hotel but rather a guest house with basic bed and breakfast only. I do not recommend people with expectation of service to stay at this hotel. Maybe only those people who like wild life and rough beach will enjoy.
      Reviewed September 21, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      jodie from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 1 night in March 2015
      Check offer before booking”
      Clean comfortable room on the beach
      We wanted a double room for two people. When The booking confirmation I realised the price was just for one person. Agoda wouldn't let me amend the booking. On arrival we were charged an extra for the extra person. We stayed anyway. Beautiful hotel although breakfast was disappointing, horrible bimbo/cheap bread. Also they need to sort out the bumpy road to access the hotel as it was a chore to use the road.
      Reviewed April 03, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Mario from Canada
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 1 night in January 2015
      nice place to stay”
      quiet place, restaurant, near beach
      Small units, very quiet, beach across the road. Swimming was ok. We slept there on our way back to Colombo, a lot of hotels along the road. Did not eat there as it was closed, probably because of the elections in january 2015. Breakfast was good. thanks
      Reviewed January 19, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Sonia from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Twin Room with Sea View
      Stayed 6 nights in December 2014
      Tangalle Paradise - if it has stopped raining!”
      Beautifully designed, comfortable hotel with amazing views to the sea and close to the lagoin and loads of birds.
      Hotel was lovely but Tangalle in the rain was a disappointment. Sri Lankan breakfast great. European breakfast needs better bread and more choice. The hotel staff were all delightful and the beach came right into the grounds. The design is very tasteful and soothing, including the choice of furnishings and cushions. Internet was functionning but could have a stronger signal. There is hot water and food available round the clock. Sri Lankan food better than European selections.
      Reviewed December 27, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Edoardo from Italy
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2014
      Very nice staying”
      Room very nice and comfortable. Kind staff. Good position: away from the town but at the same time not too isolated.
      We were very satisfied and we really would advise staying here. The place is very relaxing and the room very nice. The only (very very minor) downside is the dinner, decent but not something to die for. However there is plenty of restaurants nearby.
      Reviewed September 02, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Florian from Austria
      Couple
      Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2014
      Best place within our entire stay ”
      Directly at the beach, super clean, very friendly and personal atmosphere
      This place was just perfect. We even extended our stay and came back again at the end of our tour through Sri Lanka, because we felt so well here. Food is excellent, the atmosphere is relaxed. Both the beach and the hotel are wonderful and super clean (although swimming directly in front of the hotel was not possible at the time we were there (begin of August), since the sea a bit rough in this season. But if you take a 10 minutes walk there are nice places to swim plus other places to eat - if you want - or to take an Ayurveda massage/treatment. The staff and the manager were very helpful - also with arrangements outside of the hotel (tours, etc). We absolutely recommend this place and we will definitely come back.
      Reviewed August 09, 2014
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