Tamarind Tree Hotel
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7.3
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8.2
Excellent
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Excellent location
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FREE
  • Bank of Ceylon1.64 km
  • St Mari's College1.64 km
  • Bandaranaike International Airport3.64 km
  • Medicare Hospital4.4 km
  • Sampath Bank5.38 km
  • Bodhirathanaaramaya Temple5.62 km
  • Dankotuwa Porcelean Shop6.07 km
  • Our Lady Of Katunayake Shrine6.38 km
  • St. Anne's Church6.48 km
  • The Angurukaamulla Temple7.23 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Tamarind Tree Hotel

    Airport Road, Minuwangoda, Katunayake, Negombo, Sri Lanka - See map
    "The Tamarind Tree Hotel is located close by the airport and situated in a calm and beautiful garden with swimming pool, flowers, birds and even hor..."
    Deirdre - December 26, 2018
    Very good cleanliness
    7.4 rating for cleanliness
    Very good comfort
    7.4 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

    • Balcony/terrace

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    Location score
    8.2/10
    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
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    Review score - United States
    7.3/10
    Better than
    97
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    Value for money7.0
    Distance to city center2. Km
    Location rating8.2
    Nearest airportBandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
    Distance to airport3.6 km

    Rooms available at Tamarind Tree Hotel

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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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                    What people love about Tamarind Tree Hotel

                    • 10.0
                      Exceptional

                      "Highly recommended!"

                      Deirdre

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                      December 26, 2018

                    • 6.8
                      Good
                      Staff 

                      "Reception staff were polite and helpful."

                      Laurence

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                      January 23, 2017

                    • 4.3
                      Review score

                      "The restaurant has all the charm of station waiting room."

                      Jones

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                      January 10, 2016

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                    8.4
                    Excellent

                    "It also has a really big swimming pool and lovely landscapin..."

                    David

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                    February 6, 2018

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                    What they offer

                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Staff 

                    "The staff is super friendly, professional and kind."

                    Deirdre

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                    December 26, 2018

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                    Agoda Reviews (104)Booking.com Reviews (58)
                    7.3
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                    10
                    Cleanliness7.4
                    Facilities7.0
                    Location8.2
                    Room comfort and quality7.4
                    Service7.4
                    Value for money7.0
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                    9+ Exceptional (10)
                    8-9 Excellent (27)
                    7-8 Very Good (21)
                    6-7 Good (15)
                    <6 Below Expectation (23)
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                    Mar - May (22)
                    Jun - Aug (16)
                    Sep - Nov (19)
                    Dec - Feb (39)
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                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    Elisa from Finland
                    Solo traveler
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

                    Pearl of Katunayake”

                    When we drove throu Airport road I was little bit terrified, area seem so chaotic. But when we get to Tamarind Tree hotels garden, we were amazed becouse there was so beautiful and quiet! Receptionist was quite sour-faced, and when he didn't find our reservation, he was angry and we didn't know whats gonna happend. Luckily they found room for us! We stayd there only one night but the hotel-area seem beautyful, theres a big garden and nice pool. Food was also delicious! Our room, or should I say our house, was big and cozy. Only minus was that the air conditioning was quite poor, and the air was hot and moist. A Short distance to airport, just about ten minutes drive.

                    Reviewed February 26, 2019
                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    Ong from Singapore
                    Group
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

                    Good value for money”

                    Located near to the airport, it is a good stay for starting or ending part of the trip. Easily accessible.

                    Reviewed May 01, 2019
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Elaine from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Bungalow
                    Stayed 1 night in February 2012

                    Very convenient for airport and value for money”

                    Spacious rooms. Waking up to tethered ponies on the lawn was a lovely start to our holiday.

                    arrived on late flight from singapore and this hotel was very convenient as it is only a 15 minute drive from the airport. staff were courteous, friendly and efficient. basic breakfast included local food which was appreciated. the gardens are spacious and the ponies feeding on the lawn is a nice touch. we would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay if arriving late at the airport in colombo.

                    Reviewed February 26, 2012
                    4.4
                    Philip from United States
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

                    Disappointing ”

                    When we arrived at 1.00 am the receptionist was busy entertaining his friends and gave us poor service. He was too busy getting ice for his drinking buddies and did an awful job checking us in including not being able to find our reservation. He said NO to everything we asked. We came in at 1 am and asked if we could get any food or tea. The answer was NO. The rooms are not that clean. The restaurant food, service, and staff were very good including the female receptionist who checked us out. With the present situation in the country and tourism getting hit so hard, the hotel should focus on providing extra care to each guest so they can feel good coming back and also take good vibes to their countries. We are Sri Lankans who live in USA and we want to help in any way we can to this industry as we both worked in this industry before we left this beautiful country. Ple@se take care of your guests and go out off your way to each one of them so they may return to you for repeat business.

                    Reviewed June 20, 2019
                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Deirdre from Netherlands
                    Couple
                    Bungalow
                    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

                    Fantastic place to stay. Staff super friendly and delicious food.”

                    The Tamarind Tree Hotel is located close by the airport and situated in a calm and beautiful garden with swimming pool, flowers, birds and even horses strolling around. Ideal location to catch your breath when you’ve just arrived in Sri Lanka and/or where you want to spend the days before your flight back home. The staff is super friendly, professional and kind. The food is excellent with all fresh ingredients and great dishes, Sri Lankan and Western style. Highly recommended!

                    Reviewed December 26, 2018
                    5.6
                    Robert from United States
                    Family with teens
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

                    Above average”

                    Pool was good. Food was overpriced. The bungalows only have A/C in the bedrooms, which makes it unbearably hot in the outer room.

                    Reviewed May 30, 2019
                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    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
                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    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
                    7.0
                    Very good
                    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
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Mark from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in September 2013

                    Perfect for late airport arrival & early departure”

                    Tranquility, convenient for airport, restful.

                    We needed a hotel in close proximity to the airport for unsociable flights at either end of our holiday. The Tamarind Tree provided just that within quiet gardens. We were impressed with the left luggage service and also the takeaway breakfast for our early morning flight. The room was large and comfortable and the swimming pool was clean and great to soak off the rigours of travelling. The staff were most helpful and attentive.

                    Reviewed October 06, 2013
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Vannan from Singapore
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in September 2013

                    Quiet and comfortable, good for a well earned rest”

                    Staff,food and location

                    I felt that I should have brought my family,The resort did not have a live band, if they were to have one that would be wonderful. The especially the sea food (lobster) was fantastic. For couples Tamarind would be very romantic, for families it would be home away from home actually. Classic, Thank you

                    Reviewed October 01, 2013
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    andrew from Australia
                    Family with young children
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in July 2013

                    Short stop before our flight home.”

                    Friendly staff, peaceful grounds, fireflies

                    We found the staff very accommodating even making a special dish for me for dinner because I hadn't tried it while in Sri Lanka. The grounds were fantastic and our daughters enjoyed the resident ponies and fireflies.

                    Reviewed July 21, 2013
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Ana from Portugal
                    Family with teens
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

                    perfect to relax before a long flight”

                    quiet/large room /nice gardens

                    The Tamarind Tree Hotel its located very near the Colombo airport, but its seems miles away. Sorounded by a garden and large trees, all the rooms are actually small houses ( living room/bedroom/bathroom) who gives the sensation of privacy. The pool its great, and the building where its the restaurant and public areas are small but with a touch of european style combine with a sri lankan taste. This hotel its a good option if you a have a flight and do not want any problems with the traffic in Colombo. Its just 5 minutes from the aiport

                    Reviewed April 10, 2013
                    9.3
                    Exceptional
                    Tania from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Bungalow
                    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

                    Lovely Hotel and grounds, friendly helpful staff”

                    The pool and grounds

                    We found that this is an oasis of calm very close to the airport. We had the pleasere of staying a few times as we were either arriving late or leaving early, which this hotel is perfectly placed for.

                    Reviewed October 18, 2012
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    rashid from Saudi Arabia
                    Family with young children
                    Bungalow
                    Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

                    comfortable and secure resort”

                    all required facilities available and clean

                    It was a good staying experience, with all required facilities available and clean. The staffs were friendly and always around to help. We felt comfortable and secure with Tamarind Tree Hotel. Suggested to designate play yard for kids and regurarly fight the bugs insects withen the huge resort and it's facilities.

                    Reviewed July 26, 2012
                    8.7
                    Excellent
                    Kathryn from United States
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in April 2012

                    perfect for a bit of rest before early am flight”

                    convenience to airport!

                    My husband and I decided to stay at TT so as to freshen up, take a hot shower, a warm meal, and get a couple of hours of sleep before our early flight in the AM back to Europe. It was totally worth it. The staff was professional and friendly, the buffet was good if not great, and our room was a bit shabby, but the bed comfortable and the air conditioning working. Our shower was a bit wonky - it would shut off when the toilet flushed and alternate between freezing and scalding hot, but that was our biggest complaint. We didn't stay long enough to check out the hotel, so can't comment on the pool or anything. The staff sent us off with a prepackaged breakfast and called a car to the airport for us, and the rate was fair. All in all, totally worth it if you are considering staying somewhere close to the airport.

                    Reviewed April 19, 2012
                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    Sheila from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Bungalow
                    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

                    Perfect place to stay before getting on a plane”

                    This hotel is near the airport. It saves the mad rush of getting out of Colombo to get to your flight whatever time it is.

                    we had a villa which had a living room, bedroom and bathroom. when we arrived the aircon unit in the bedroom was leaking but was speedily fixed. there are lovely big windows which open out onto the grounds. the pool was a few steps away and is very good. the restaurant serves a variety of food but the curry was very good. watch out for the prices as they are slightly on the steep side. a bottle of water which should cost no more than. the staff were very good and most accommodating. we needed to print out our boarding passes and we were immediately escorted to the business centre without question. i would stay there again for a short stay pre- or post-flight

                    Reviewed April 13, 2012
                    8.3
                    Excellent
                    Robert from Australia
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in April 2012

                    Beautiful grounds and bungalows. spacioius rooms”

                    Seclusion and lovely pool

                    not very friendly staff on arrival and restaurant disorganised, unclear as to what provided (no information on hotel in room or provided on arrival) lovely setting in well maintained grounds, helpful pool attendant with towels etc.

                    Reviewed April 11, 2012
                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Jouni from Finland
                    Family with teens
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 1 night in February 2012

                    Positively different”

                    location, hotel venue

                    This hotel is something for a traveler who seeks a bit different than massive tourist hotel. Tamarind offers a perfect location for a budget traveler or anyone who who wants to experience a bit different hotel experience. Great location, nice staff and rooms that are like a small villas. Well maintained hotel area offers options for exploring animals and beautiful Sri Lankan nature. Only 10 minutes from the airport and thus is perfect option to either start or finish Sri Lanka holidays.

                    Reviewed March 05, 2012
                    9.0
                    Exceptional
                    Elizabeth from United States
                    Couple
                    Standard Room
                    Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

                    Beautiful landscaping and very spacious bungalows.”

                    The grounds--they even have horses grazing there!

                    this hotel is one of the best we've stayed in anywhere, mostly because of the lush grounds and the very spacious bungalows. the whole place takes you back to the 70s, but the need for a few updates is offset by the incredibly beautiful site and landscaping. this is a gem of a hotel--something of a bygone area.

                    Reviewed January 06, 2012
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