Karu's Guesthouse
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7.7 Very good location
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  • 250 m - Akurala Beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

  • Airport transfer

  • Garden

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  • Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 8.0
  • Location 7.7
  • Room comfort and quality 8.5
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 9.7
based on 4 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.7
  • Service 9.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 9.0
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 7.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 9.0
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Martin from Norway
Solo traveler
Air Conditioning Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016
Nice place”
Very good familyown guesthouse in ambalangoda beach. This place fitts you perfekt if you want to relax a couple of days or want to go on tours with the owner Karu. The guesthouse is driven by Karu and his wife and they are very good pers that helps you with evrything. If you stay here you more or less become one in the family. Martin
Reviewed May 23, 2016
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Elizabeth from United States
Air Conditioning Double Room
Stayed 14 nights in March 2016
Peaceful Retreat”
Amazing Home Cooked Meals, Beach, Hospitality
If you love gorgeous sunset and undisturbed beaches Akurala is the place to be. Karu’s Guesthouse is situated along the main road, just minutes away from the beach. It was easy and inexpensive to get here via train. We took the Rajasthan Express from Colombo Fort Railway towards Matara and got off on Ambalongoda. We also book our return ticket at the same station in Colombo. The train ride took about 3 hours. If you would prefer to be picked up and transported by van, you can contact Karu directly to make your reservations. He and his family can also do a direct pick up from Colombo Airport. Once we arrived in Ambalongoda we took a three wheeled auto rickshaw from the train station to Karu’s Guesthouse for 300LKR. It was about a 10 minute ride, but totally worth it because we had all our stuff and it was pretty hot. Upon our arrive we received a warm greeting from Karu, his wife Renu, and their son Charith. Our room was one of the attached bungalow that included A/C, full size bed, and wifi. The room is basic, neat, and clean. We made our reservation threw Agoda.com for a total of 14 nights. My husband and I had been traveling through India nonstop and needed some down time that included amazing soulful Sri Lankan dishes. Karu’s Guesthouse reviews spoke highly of the family's hospitality and home cooked meals. They also offer day tours and multi day trips, but be sure to contact them in advance before pre-booking online via Booking.com or Agoda.com. We just wanted some fun in the sun and great food, so we didn't get a chance to take a tour. Each meal was delicious and cooked from local ingredients by Renu. The portions were large and the pricing was fair, however it would be outside of a backpackers budget. We loved our time here and would definitely stay again upon our return to Sri Lanka.
Reviewed March 26, 2016
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Miroslav from Slovakia
Standard Double Room Non AC
Stayed 19 nights in December 2015
The wonder of Sri lanka”
location, food, staff
We enjoyed stay in real sri lanka village with kindly and peaceful people. Great and quiet place with natural sandy unspoiled beach. Nice accommodation with probably best cooking in Sri lanka. We spend 19 days in one of the best places for vacation. I loved weather, beautiful nature, great views, wild monkeys, elephant driving, turtles, morning beach running, bodysurfing, tea plants, coconuts drinking, visiting temples, boat ride on the river, busses, tuk tuk, marketplace etc. The sea temperature was optimal (not too cold and not too hot) and all people smiling and say hello. Mr. Karu and his family are very kindly and they do their best for you. You will definitely love them. We go there again, certainly!
Reviewed January 19, 2016
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fernando from Spain
Solo traveler
Air Conditioning Double Room
Stayed 14 nights in December 2013
wonderful and peaceful beach retreat”
the best things about this hotel were i 1. home-made delightful curries 2. quiet and peacefull surroundings 3. welcoming, warm, attentive family
The stay at karu's guesthouse was wonderful. The place is very peaceful and quiet with a beautiful beach across the road. All your needs or requests are swiftly taken care of, from a plug adaptor to a vespa scooter to laundry or a curry dinner for your friends with cold beer at short notice. The home made curries are superb the best we tasted in the whole region at any restaurant. The quietness is much appreciated at night, away from noisy hikkaduwa for good sleep.
Reviewed January 08, 2014
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Klaudia from Sri Lanka
Air Conditioning Double Room
Stayed 4 nights in January 2017
Im Grunde ist es o.k wenn man für eine Nacht eine Unterkunft sucht. Saubere Zimmer. Es liegt direkt an der Strasse und ist sehr laut, Karu ist nett, will aber ständig Touren verkaufen, das war nervig. das Essen war nichts Besonderes. Das Hotel liegt ab vom Schuss, man braucht für jeden Weg ein Tuktuk oder nimmt den Bus.
Reviewed February 13, 2017
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Vadim from Russia
Air Conditioning Double Room
Stayed 6 nights in February 2016
Отличное место для самостоятельного путешественник”
Отличное местоположение. Хорошая еда и обслуживание.
Reviewed February 14, 2016
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