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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I wish I could have stayed for more than night. Our room at the back of the property was large, attractive, spotless, had lots of nice touches (flexible reading spotlights) and a very nice verandah to sit out, where the roof had been built around the tall trees, so you seem to sit in a garden. Raelene and Anil were...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you E A M for your thoughtful review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to contribute to the experience with good service. We enjoy our guests and want them to have the best expereince possible. It's nice to know our philosophy is working.

Singapore River, Singapore
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Initially skeptical as it's not the creature comfort place I'd usually stay at, but boy did it grow on me. We had a spacious living and bedroom area with an outside deck with day bed. Place is kept clean and well maintained. Has a good pool and restaurant. Good for families and as most people will be out and about...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

I appreciate the comment about the pillows - thank you . Even though we do replace them regularly, they are probably not the same as your comfy one at home. Even though our property is small, and we have 9 rooms, as you say, many people visit the beaches, or local interesting places at varying times in the day. It...

Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

A little oasis by the beach with beautiful rooms. Raelene the owner was very friendly and welcoming. A great breakfast and close to very beautiful beaches. We are just sorry that we stayed only for one night.

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

We are also sorry that you were able to only stay one night as we like to get to know our guests and help them experience the many interesting things in and around Tangalle.

Johannesburg, Michigan
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Our longest stay at any one place and we were so pleased we did. Raelene and her team of wonderful staff run a tight ship and so not cut any corners. There is so much thoughtful detail that goes into every element from the exceptional rooms, the beautiful gardens, the great daily menu and the easy atmosphere that work in...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments - which I will share with the staff. Tangalle is a lovely area and we enjoy helping our guests see and do the most they can while here. We still have a few suggestions up our sleeve for the next time you visit.

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had an amazing time at this hotel. The rooms are spacious. There's a big covered private balcony with a day bed, tables and chair that was greatly appreciated on some rainy afternoons. We were able to be outside to read, use the laptop and even do a nap. The breakfast was probably the best we had during our stay...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello Martin, thank you for your comments about Moonstone Villas - much appreciated. I'm sorry that you didn't visit the beach across the road from us - 100 meters away as it is one of the swimmable beaches near Tangalle. It is true that not all beaches around Tangalle are swimmable so we are happy that the one 100 meters...

London
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Beautifully peaceful place to recharge the batteries. The staff and owner are friendly and happy to help. Front villa is a little a little noisy due to traffic but has a wonderful balcony to sit back and watch the sun set from. The prefect place to ease into Sri Lanka!

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you ChiaraAlice for your review. We too will be very happy when the traffic bypass is completed next month - fortunately most people seem to only notice it at peak times in the day. Our balconies are intended for your relaxation and I am happy to see that you achieved it. I hope you will "Ease into Sri lanka"...

Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Truly, this is a beautiful place, but mislead by some blogs and reviews we ended up here. Situated on the main road, it is hard to talk to each other during breakfast caused by traffic noises. The rooms, garden, pool, food, the staff and service is great but during all features mentioned the traffic noise is there. We had the...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

The Moonstone Villas property in long and narrow - with the restaurant and the view villa facing the road. On a small island with 25 million people, yes, the road is busy at breakfast time with people going to work. For pedestrian safety buses do use their horns sometimes - it is part of life here. Our website is clear...

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Rooms were spacious and had everything we needed. A/c was a blessing after some hot humid days. Pool is a great refresher and is right beside almost all the rooms. Location is great also with a beach 5 min walk away and another more calm beach about a 10 min tuk tuk ride away. If you need help with things...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments especially about visiting all the great things there are to see and do around Tangalle. We do our best at Moonstone to assist our guests with experiencing all the things they are interested in.

Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay for 2 weeks in October. The rooms were clean and air conditioned. The beds were comfortable as well. Our group used the pool daily for a refreshing break from the heat of the day. We ate most meals at the restaurant and host Raelene expertly guided us to some lovely beachside restaurants, to fill in the...

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Jeff, thank you for your review. Folks who stay with us for 2 weeks really get to know our services and our staff so your comments are truly valuable to us. We hope you will visit again

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We have been in Sri Lanka for nine months and this is the best hotel to date, superb food, rooms perfect, staff excellent, friendly and helpful. We were impressed with the room and the food surpassed expectations. Will visit again. Very highly recommended. If all hotels were as good as this travelling would be much more enjoyable.

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RaeleneShea, Owner at Moonstone Villas, responded to this review

Hello Chris and thank you for your review. We are always happy to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us . I will pass on your comments to the staff so that they know their efforts are appreciated by our visitors. Hope you will come again soon.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax your mind, body, and soul, this beautiful property under Canadian ownership is overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers all home comforts. This Boutique Villa concept offers spacious accommodation set in landscaped gardens with swimming pool. The restaurant offers a selection of European, fresh seafood, and Sri Lankan cuisine. The ocean offers beautiful beach walks, safe swimming and snorkeling is available. For the nature lover, the following safaris are available: elephant, turtle, birds and wildlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moonstone Villas

Address: 336 Matara Road, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Tangalle
Price Range: RM344 - RM525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Sea view ,upstairs with ac”
 of 5 bubbles 815lyndak, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I liked the balcony room for the view but ground floor was also quiet and had self contained patios.”
 of 5 bubbles hskagen, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“get the ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles carolynf869, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“choose rooms with private balcony - the rooms downstairs have private terrace, but people living upstairs walk by to get to their rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles NyaJensen, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms are more private but all are great.”
 of 5 bubbles 527jenniferf, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
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