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7.5
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10
Excellent room comfort and quality
8.5
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center3.5 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
Distance to airport20.2 km
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Deluxe Mud Chalet
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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7.5
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10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.1
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service7.4
Value for money7.4
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8.8
Excellent
Dasun from Sri Lanka
Couple
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in September 2018
Superb place with very friendly staff”
When we first walk in to Hotel, we were not impressed, because of the oute appearance of the front gate. But as we entered the hotel we immediately liked the place. Staff was very friendly and accomadated our every request. Food was great. Personal approach of the manager was a definite plus point. Our challet was facing a large green paddyfield which provided a facinating view. Challet was comfy and spacious enough. It was a quite & relaxing environment. Pool also had a great view. On our request they arranged a safari jeep and a excellent packed breakfast for us, which turned out to be driven by another friendly person. 'Mahi Mahi' & 'Lepords grill' from their dinner menu was superb. Overall, we decided we will vist their again.
Reviewed September 02, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Luis from Portugal
Group
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in February 2018
Amazing place to stay!”
If you are looking to book a hotel that is inspired in nature, that makes you feel like you are in the jungle and has the facilities to accomdate you in good taste and well decorated, as well as good food with show cooking, then choose Baga Bees Hotel. You can sip a drink at the beautiful pool over looking the rice terraces and the mountains on the horizon. Sleep in a mud hut with air conditioning and have a bathroom with pebble stones and open shower. The staff and especially the manager and chef are always ready to help make your stay enjoyable. You won’t be disappointed! It is an amazing place to stay!
Reviewed February 22, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Laura from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
Wonderful staff”
My friend and I had a superb stay at Gaga Bees. We loved the cute African style huts and the pool was great in lovely gardens. The small staff were exceptional and couldn't do enough to make our stay a great one. The receptionist and chef ran around constantly so all I would say is that they need more staff. Thank you guys!
Reviewed December 18, 2017
6.0
Filipe from Portugal
Group
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 3 nights in November 2016
Due to overbooking tried to force me to leave the hotel”
Due to overbooking tried to force me to leave the hotel after the first night of a 3-day stay, without any reasonable explanation, just a promise of booking a room in a "hotel" in the neighbourhood that in no way was comparable to what I had payed for and would separate me from my group of friends. After my obvious denial me and my friends and family were treated several times in a rude and very unpleasant way. What a disappointment from such a nice hotel in such amazing country. Will not go back.
Reviewed December 15, 2016
2.0
chamika from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Not a good place to stay”
Not a good place to stay We booked 3 room from Agoda and 2 is paid by credit card AUD$ and one is going through booking.com And they ask to pay by USD rate is so high and no credit card facility Middle of jugel Breakfast is so bad nothing to eat Service is so bad Lot of Miskitos
Reviewed December 09, 2016
2.8
Stacy from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Awful: overbooked and didn't inform us”
Called hotel beforehand to ask for availability one extra night extra. At that point, owner said no space but recommended his hotel next door Saman Resort. Only upon arrival did he finally revealed he was overbooked and couldn't take us, so we had to stay at Saman throughout. This is very poor service so I'm giving 1 (or zero rating if I could!) Saman resort wasn't fantastic: leaking aircon & very noisy ceiling fan after long use. frequent power failure in morning. Staff was nice & breakfast good though.
Reviewed April 03, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Manjula from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
nice and calm location”
calmness/staff/room setting
it really was a nice experience, except the bath room floor the current setup doesnt give us a clear idea on cleanliness.
Reviewed March 09, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Jan from Belgium
Couple
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in January 2016
Excellent stay !!!!”
Such a wonderful place with beautiful rooms !
Reviewed January 07, 2016
8.7
Excellent
Bryony from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
Great find for a relaxing stay”
Room, staff and breakfast
Great stay at Gaga bees. We booked this last minute as a a treat during our trip around Sri Lanka. The service from start to finish was first class - especially the two younger boys who carried out bags, served our meals etc - SO lovely! Even when I felt a little ill all of the staff went out of their way to make sure I was ok! The room was great, felt very luxurious considering it was actually quite a basic hut. Gorgeous location but definitely isolated. Ideal if you want to relax (tuk tuk driver always available). The only thing that we felt was a let down was the price of the food in the restaurant - our bill at check out for 3 meals and 4 drinks cost more than a night in the hotel. Breakfast on the other hand was phenomenal. Would defiantly stay again - but would make sure to eat in the town.
Reviewed September 08, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Elena from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in April 2015
Awesome chalet experience”
1) Staff/owners 2) Chalet design 3)Everything about it
We loved our stay at the Gaga Bees hotel. it is surrounded by rice paddies and all you hear is the crickets and insects sounds at night. we love the family feel, it is like living in the midst of nowhere and the silence/calmness of surroundings gives you time to really relax and clear the mind.. it is also not very far from the main town (about 3Km) which you could cycle around (they provide free bicycle!). my husband and i cycled around and it was a great way to see the local surroundings..rice paddies, elephant feeding in the temple, people bathing in the lake, and the town center. there are a few hotels in the highway, where you could grab a meal or two! (the only down point is the meal in the hotel is a bit pricey, and not so great and fresh. they could improve this part as most guests will have nowhere to go but eat the hotel esp. at night)
Reviewed May 05, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Kirsty from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
A great quirky stay!”
Quirkiness/uniqueness, Location for safari, the sound of nature at night!
Reviewed February 16, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Leanne from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
The place and staff were amazing!”
The mud chalets, staff and ambience
My friend and i thought it was one of the highlights of our trip. We stayed there to go on a safari. Staff very helpful
Reviewed January 07, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
kristina from Australia
Family with young children
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in December 2014
A highlight to our Sri Lanka trip.”
Original accomodation, Safari tour organisation, helpful staff.
Gaga Bees gives that feeling of originality with clean and practical rooms. The beds were very comfortable and large and the service was friendly and helpful. It is also very well priced. The owner organised a safari trip with Marie ( pronounced Murray) who was exceptional in his animal tracking and 4wd skills. We would highly recommend him for your safari trip. There were bicycles to use and the option to use a local hotel pool if need be. Gaga Bees was a highlight to our Sri Lanka trip.
Reviewed December 27, 2014
5.0
Melanie from Australia
Group
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in October 2014
Potential to be great”
This guesthouse is recently built and still needs a bit of work before it reaches luxury standards.
We enjoyed our stay, but had a few issues. There were no mosquito nets above the beds, and lots of bugs and creepy crawlies about. The lighting in the room (there are 5 single room villas) was very dim and there are few windows so not very enticing to sit inside. We enjoyed playing volleyball in the garden, but the garden is still unfinished and needs a lot of work. We were part of a group of 10 people and had called ahead to let the staff know we would be eating at the guesthouse. But when we ordered rice and curry for 10 people there was not enough food for everyone, even when we asked for more. Most of the curries were served with the same sauce so there wasn't much variety.
Reviewed October 14, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Zara from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in April 2014
AH-MAZING”
African-inspired villas, quiet location, lake within walking distance
As it doesn't have a website/FB page/etc., we requested for the hotel's email address and phone number from Agoda, in case we got lost or something. Owner picked us up from Tissa's main bus station. If you take a tuk-tuk, you would probably pay about Rs300-500. Gaga Bees is located in a village about five minutes away by car from the town centre, with paddy farmers and lake fishermen as its neighbours. Check-in was fuss-free (they didn't even ask for our Agoda voucher!), and we were served welcome drinks upon arrival. As it just opened about two months ago, everything still looked new and clean. Bathroom amenities and coffee/tea-making facilities were available; no bottled water though. Plenty of wall sockets (enough for three smartphones and a powerbank or two!), AC and ceiling fan were okay but room was a bit too dark for my liking. Entire bathroom floor covered by stones; pretty but NOT practical.Need to mind our steps at all times which was annoying, especially in the wee hours of the morning. Plus, you won't be able to spot the frogs as easily and oh, there were plenty. Water pressure was fine. Oh, and it has a rain shower head. LOVE. Owner and staff were helpful and friendly. One of them, the very chatty Supun, took us to the nearby Yoda lake for an amazing sunset view. We passed by villagers and their houses, and it was such a memorable experience for us. At the lake, a local lake fisherman and his son took us on a dugout boat ride, while Supun played our very own photographer! Like I said, AH-MAZING. We wanted to save money by eating at roadside rice and curry stalls but perhaps because of its village location, we didn't see any. So we had our dinner at the hotel itself; expect to pay standard hotel pricing for food. The portions were huge though; if you aren't a great eater, you should definitely share the rice meals. Hotel's airport transfer (Matala)cost us Rs4,000.
Reviewed April 12, 2014
4.4
Lena from Germany
Group
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in December 2016
Abzocke”
Trotz Reservierung und Bezahlung im Voraus war das Hotel bei unserer Ankunft überbucht. Daher wurden wir in ein Hotel nebenan verfrachtet (Yala Peace cottages), welches 10€ günstiger pro Nacht war als das Gaga Bees und auch keinen Pool hatte. Wir haben aufgrund der Umstände auf ein kostenloses Abendessen bestanden. Nur war auch das leider keine Entschädigung. Das Personal dort ist leider sehr uberfordert. Wir mussten über 1,5 Std auf unser Essen und die Getränke warten obwohl vor uns nur ein Pärchen bedient werden musste. Nach der langen Wartezeit wurde uns auch noch das falsche Essen gebracht. Als später das richtige Essen serviert wurde, war es dennoch eher enttäuschend da es sehr geschmacklos war. An sich ist es eine schöne Anlage. Die Zimmer können wir leider nicht beurteilen. Der Manager scheint wohl etwas geldgierig zu sein weil er die von booking oder agoda blockierten Zimmer einfach vergibt.
Reviewed December 12, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Bas from Netherlands
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Super fijne tijd gehad bij gaga bees”
Ontzettend lieve mensen,hele mooie accommodatie,veel te doen in de omgeving
Ons verblijf was werkelijk fantastisch,gaga bees is een heel erg mooie/gezellige accommodatie.dag 1 hebben we met een tuc tuc een stadstour gehad,dezen was erg leuk,dag 2 hebben we een safari gehad door yala national park,beide dagen georganiseerd door de eigenaar van gaga bees.werkelijk TOP.verder kan je er uitstekend eten en de mensen zijn erg vriendelijk en doen er alles aan het verblijf zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken.
Reviewed March 03, 2016
2.0
Pingnan from China
Family with teens
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
太差 ”
网上预定的。到店以后老板不承认我们的价格,坐地起价。让我们加钱。又说不和agoda合作。不和agoda合作。为什么我的预定老板可以收到?服务真的差强人意
Reviewed May 04, 2017
2.0
Pingnan from China
Family with teens
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in May 2017
完全不符”
我们网上预定,到达酒店需要再加钱。而且服务很不好。拽的跟二五八万似的
Reviewed May 04, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
MEI from China
Couple
Deluxe Mud Chalet
Stayed 1 night in March 2017
给我很大惊喜的小泥屋”
本来以为这个小地方的住宿不会很好,没想到给我难忘的回忆。这里离tissa湖不远,2km左右,位置有些难找,不提供司机房,都是独栋的小屋子,院子里有餐厅和游泳池,游泳池夜里很安静很美丽,可以把躺下来看满天的繁星。小屋子还带有庭院,可以坐在躺椅上聊聊天,也是不错的体验。服务员非常和蔼可亲,态度很好,早餐来不及吃可以打包,很愉快的入住体验,非常推荐!
Reviewed April 05, 2017
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