Serein Beach Hotel
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8.9
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • Medilla Beach690 m
  • Tangalle Lagoon1.85 km
  • Tangalle Beach2.34 km
  • Bandula Surfing School2.36 km
  • Arogya Hospital2.37 km
  • Tangalle Main Bus Stand2.42 km
  • Tangalle Police Station2.49 km
  • Base Hospital Tangalla2.57 km
  • Mohideen Jumma Mosque2.74 km
  • Hospital Junction Bus Stop2.75 km
  • Serein Beach Hotel

    Marakolliya, Medilla, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, Tangalla Beach Front, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 82200 - See map
    "We loved our stay at Serein."
    Joseph - December 28, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 95% of guests
    Exceptional cleanliness
    9.3 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Room service [24-hour]

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    Value for money score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    9.1/10
    Cleanliness score
    9.3/10
    Room comfort score
    9.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Tangalle properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Tangalle properties
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Tangalle properties
    Better than
    99
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    of Tangalle properties
    Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center1.5 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportMattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI)
    Distance to airport44.1 km

    Rooms available at Serein Beach Hotel

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    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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    Deluxe With View Double
    Deluxe With View Double
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      Standard With View Double
      Standard With View Double
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        What people love about Serein Beach Hotel

        • 7.6
          Very good
          Location

          "Quiet beach in front of the resort and walking distance to restaurants."

          Yu M.

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          March 8, 2018

        • 7.6
          Very good

          "Had a great dinner there!"

          Yu M.

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          March 8, 2018

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "Breakfasts were delicious."

          Joseph

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          December 28, 2018

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        10.0
        Exceptional

        "Staff is very helpful and food in the restaurant very good."

        Ksenia

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        February 8, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional

        "All in all - a great place for a beach holiday"

        Ksenia

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        February 8, 2017

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        Agoda Reviews (119)Booking.com Reviews (332)
        8.9
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        10
        Cleanliness9.3
        Facilities8.1
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality9.3
        Service9.1
        Value for money8.8
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (61)
        8-9 Excellent (24)
        7-8 Very Good (14)
        6-7 Good (4)
        <6 Below Expectation (5)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (29)
        Jun - Aug (10)
        Sep - Nov (13)
        Dec - Feb (56)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        emma from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        Perfect!”

        This little hotel is perfect in every way. It's right on the beach, the pool is beautiful, the rooms are spacious and comfortable with a balcony overlooking the sea and the staff are absolutely delightful. We stayed here as part of our 2 week trip around S.L and this was our favourite hotel. We WILL be back!!

        Reviewed May 10, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Lucy
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        Clean and modern hotel ”

        Lovely hotel with good facilities, all rooms have sea views. Really enjoyed it. Only slight disappointment was not being able to swim in the sea just outside the hotel because of strong currents but could swim further down the beach. Would definitely recommend.

        Reviewed April 28, 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
        8.8
        Excellent
        Sarah
        Solo traveler
        Twin Room with Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Nice quiet stay”

        Lovely room on the ground floor. Nice views though would be much better on higher levels. Decent bathroom facilities but very pungent smell in the bathroom, almost like white spirit. Quiet a few large ants so have to be careful where you stand / leave stuff. They have fans in the room but we really struggled in the heat at night, no breeze at all through the open bits above the windows. Food was nice and they even prepared a breakfast for us when we left for a safari at 6am. It’s down a dirt track which which is dark so take a torch. The beach at the back of the hotel is beautiful and practically deserted.

        Reviewed April 17, 2019
        5.6
        Brigitte
        Family with teens
        Twin Room with Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Not worth it”

        Nice clean and new hotel with spacious rooms. BUT: It is far from main restaurant area, you cannot swim at the beach, the food is mediocre, so you have to walk or tuktuk into town for swimming, food, water etc. Expensive beer. No AC.

        Reviewed March 24, 2019
        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
        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
        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
        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
        7.6
        Very good
        stephen from Australia
        Group
        Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

        Friendly hosts who looked after us. Nice stay. ”

        Basic hotel so don’t expect a lot but good value for money in quiet location. A bit far from town but that was kinda nice.

        Reviewed May 26, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Linese from Australia
        Couple
        Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

        Absolutely loved this place. Had booked in for 2 nights, stayed 5!”

        Great location, fantastic staff, very friendly and professional, great meals, excellent swimming pool.

        Reviewed April 03, 2019
        6.0
        Jan from Ireland
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
        Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

        Not a good hotel for kids”

        We had ants in our room, a lot of them. Soon they were in our luggage, in our clothes, and walking on us. The rooms don't have fridges nor safe boxes. The location is nice at the wild beach, but you can't swim anywhere near - the staff told us to take a tuk tuk to Goyambokka which is 10 km away.

        Reviewed March 13, 2019
        6.4
        Good
        Robert from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

        Great beach escape”

        Right on the beach with a small pool which was good as cannot swim in the sea near the hotel. Staff were helpful if asked but not particularly smiley and enthusiastic. Nice breakfast and evening food but no atmosphere in the evening. Rooms a bit dark. Beds comfortable but need the fan full blast overnight with the doors closed to keep the critters out (as we learnt when a giant cockroach found its way into our bed even though we had the net down). Only 1 bottle of water in the room for over 3 nights and room only cleaned every other day which was unexpected for the price paid. Bathroom okay but no where to put toiletries and smelly drains. Overall we had a good stay but the location was the main positive as not many people that far out on the beach. Eat at the Timasha Family Restaurant which is about a 20 minute walk along beach road towards Tangalle ( they were handing out flyers on the beach). We had prawns and calamari for much better value than the larger restaurants.

        Reviewed February 03, 2019
        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
        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
        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
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