Tamarind Tree Hotel
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7.4
  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Currency exchange

  • Balcony/terrace

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  • Ocean view
  • 55 m²/592 ft²
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  • Garden view
  • 40 m²/431 ft²
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      Agoda Reviews (92)Booking.com Reviews (26)
      7.4
      Very good
      Cleanliness7.5
      Facilities7.5
      Location8.2
      Room comfort and quality7.4
      Service7.4
      Value for money7.1
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      7.6
      Barbara from Germany
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in May 2018
      Lovely grounds and roomy chalets though the a/c is not very effective”
      We stayed just for 1 night before heading to the airport and really enjoyed the parklike atmosphere, with all of the birds. As others have mentioned, the chalets are in need of some work (the toilet leaked, the air conditioning was not really doing anything). But since we spent most of the time outside - bring mosquito repellent! - that didn't matter too much. We ate dinner at the restaurant which was pretty comical: they got 3 out of 3 dishes wrong! Luckily, the food they brought us was good and not overpriced. But communication in English was difficult with pretty much all of the staff. Still, everyone was friendly and definitely trying to understand what we wanted, so points for effort.
      Reviewed May 06, 2018
      8.4
      David from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2018
      Excellent location”
      Very spacious rooms, friendly staff and only minutes from the airport. It also has a really big swimming pool and lovely landscaping. The wifi is poor and the food limited (but good quality) for the price paid.
      Reviewed February 06, 2018
      9.2
      Esther from Australia
      Group
      Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017
      Exceptional”
      We stay here every time we visit Sri Lanka, as it's convenient to the airport and a very tranquil and beautiful place.
      Reviewed October 30, 2017
      8.4
      Nick from Australia
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in June 2017
      A great way to start our holiday”
      We stayed one night here as it was close to the airport and our plane got in late. The next morning we spent relaxing by the beautiful pool, and sipping coconuts that a gardener cut down for us. All in all we were only here a few hours,so can't comment on what else the area has to offer, but it certainly was a great way to start our holiday!
      Reviewed June 19, 2017
      6.8
      Cedric from Italy
      Group
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      Excellent overnight stay for jetlagged travellers who won't worry too much about quality.”
      Excellent airport location. Quiet. Green. But not inspiring service particularly in the indifferent restaurant.
      Reviewed January 25, 2017
      6.8
      Laurence from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2017
      Very handy for the airport but not much else. ”
      We stayed there one night before taking an early morning flight back to the UK. Reception staff were polite and helpful. Needing to be at the airport at 3AM we were grateful for the hotel arranging for us to be driven there on time, and for just 8USD. Otherwise this place is only just about adequate. Our accommodation was OK but shabby. There were no towels in the bathroom. On request they delivered just 2 rather threadbare items. Dinner was an indifferent and over-priced buffet. During the night the AC unit leaked and left a big puddle of water on the bedroom floor, causing a slip and painful fall as we got up in the dark at 2.30AM. Tamarind Tree is Ideal for an airport stopover but little else to recommend it.
      Reviewed January 23, 2017
      8.3
      Sirkkaliisa from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in March 2016
      A night a year”
      location to airport, size of villas
      very pleasant one night
      Reviewed March 06, 2016
      4.3
      Jones from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in January 2016
      Go if you like eating in a works canteen! ”
      The grounds, the pool, and location for airport
      Totally tragic that the food is so so bad! The buffet was a bland,tepid and tasteless. For the second day we opted for the snack menu...the restaurant has all the charm of station waiting room..The front desk staff were totally inefficient ..such a wasted opportunity as the grounds and the pool were beautiful. The bungalow we had was more than adequate ... But for a transit hotel no room service after 11pm and breakfast between 7.30 & 9.30 is not acceptable a night plus taxes we felt we should not have had to resort to eating toasted sandwiches in our room on our last night in beautiful Sri Lanka
      Reviewed January 10, 2016
      4.3
      Bob from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in November 2015
      Terrible food but good for the airport”
      The location, the pool, only staying one night
      The Tamarind Tree was our last stay on our Honeymoon in Sri Lanka and was always just meant to be a stopover close to the airport so we weren't expecting much. The room was clean, though very basic and there was no free wifi - there was a paid option but we were not that bothered. At night all the power was turned off to the room - obviously to try and save money - but this meant that our room got very hot without the fans / air con on. The food was disgusting - luke warm buffet food that had been stood out for hours and was never refreshed, it was tasteless mush and I was rather fearfull we may get food poisoning from it! The saving grace was the pool, very clean and large with plenty of sun loungers to sit on. In conclusion I felt that the Tamarind Tree was ok for one night before we flew home but because it is so close to the airport I felt they did not feel the need to try very hard.
      Reviewed November 10, 2015
      8.3
      Peter from Australia
      Couple
      Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in July 2015
      Exotic Retreat”
      The surroundings - plenty of grass and trees, Quiet location, secluded venues
      Very enjoyable stay, welcoming staff at an early morning hour, very attentive staff, food quality is excellent
      Reviewed July 20, 2015
      7.3
      ROBERT from India
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015
      Our one day stay in Tamarind Hotel”
      Calm and secluded place. No disturbance of a city.
      We enjoyed it.
      Reviewed July 16, 2015
      8.3
      henry from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
      Tamarind review”
      Spacious rooms
      Reviewed March 30, 2015
      9.0
      Sirkkaliisa from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in March 2015
      near the airport”
      comfortable, relaxing
      its is a great place to stay before the flight back to England. (even if you fly business
      Reviewed March 09, 2015
      8.3
      david from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2015
      Tired”
      Location
      The hotel is mainly used as a short stop over before getting early flights from the national airport. However it thinks it is an Edwardian BRitish bungalow retreat the rooms are dated and cavonernous
      Reviewed February 05, 2015
      8.0
      TSUGIHIRO from Japan
      Business traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in December 2014
      Good for transit”
      food, location, cleanness
      It was very near from the airport and good for transit use to upcountry if you arrive at night.
      Reviewed December 24, 2014
      7.7
      Mark from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Bungalow
      Stayed 1 night in September 2014
      Good for Airport”
      Location, Room size, Swimming pool
      My wife and I booked Tamarind Tree as an airport hotel prior to an onward journey to Kandy, having arrived at about midnight in Colombo As such the place was adequate. The bungalow was large but not particularly modern. The bathroom was large but coldly sparse. It bills itself as a resort but I would not recommend it as somewhere for an extended stay.
      Reviewed September 17, 2014
      7.3
      Horst from Austria
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014
      Conveniently close to Colombo airport”
      Close to airport, good standards, bungalows in garden setting
      Good option for overnight stay after arrival as only 10 minutes from airport.Don't expect pick-up you prearranged is working. We had to find our own transport because the hotel staff I had arranged pick-up with either didn't pass on the information or forgot to arrange it.
      Reviewed May 01, 2014
      7.0
      David from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014
      Good airport hotel”
      Location - it's only 10 minutes from the airport. The staff were efficient and very friendly with excellent English and as it was New Year's Eve in Sri Lanka I appreciated theit good nature.
      I stayed at the Tamarind on recommendation of Sri Lankan friends. I was only staying one night on my way to the airport and on reflection it was most probably a little expensive for such a short stay. Having said that I was well looked after, the wake up call came on time at 3.30 am and the taxi was waiting for me at 4.30 am with a remarkably quick check out. The buffet evening meal was good with quite a few package tour type travellers but also several Sri Lankan families. It is a quiet hotel and would be comfortable for families and couples.
      Reviewed April 14, 2014
      7.0
      Kenneth from Singapore
      Couple
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2014
      Good airport hotel for a good night's rest”
      Cleaniness, location and character
      The hotel was located very near to the airpot (15-20min car ride. It would have been wonderful if they provided airport transfer, given their price. The hotel has character. It is like an estate with chalet resorts. The houses are quaint and the environment felt like a botanic park. Rooms are reasonably clean (but not modern like a usual hotel), and well furnished. However, they were spacious and comfortable. When booking, be sure to book a room for 2 pax, as we booked a for 1-pax from agoda(although it looked more like a double room) and had to pay more for the top-up. overall, it was an acceptable hotel. wanted to book another hotel but it was full. hope the comments help.
      Reviewed March 31, 2014
      6.7
      Sophie from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Room
      Stayed 1 night in January 2014
      Good airport for late or early flights”
      Location near airport; breakfast; quiet surroundings
      We arrived at Colombo Airport late and needed to be back at the airport fairly early the next morning. This hotel was about a 15 minute drive from the airport, and for US$25, the hotel picked us up. The check-in process was quite slow despite having the booking confirmation, credit card, and cash in hand. We walked some distance to our room, which was actually a suite and fairly large but basic - particularly for the price. The bathroom had no aircon and was very hot; the aircon in the room didn't work but there was a fan. The beds were decent but you could feel the springs in the mattress. Overall a perfectly fine place to stay for easy access to the airport -- if you get a good deal and aren't in a rush. Check-out was also extremely slow: the night before we had confirmed twice that we would have a ride back to the airport the next morning, but at the appointed time no one was there. After many phone calls and hand-wringing, we left for the airport 15 minutes later than planned - cutting it close but ultimately arriving in time.
      Reviewed February 10, 2014
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