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Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I have spent 3 weeks at this wonderful place in late December - beginning of January. Lovely kitchen, especially breakfasts. Hotel guys are super hospitable and open, sometimes you even forget that you are in a hotel, cause atmosphere is very cosy and friendly. Very nice people in the surf school and the yoga class. It feels like home in...

2Thank dorfman777
Reviewed 25 January 2016

We stayed at good story for a week. Here you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of weligama beach accompanied by heavy trance music the whole night. If you are lucky your room will get cleaned and you can choose between oatmeal or omelet for breakfeast. When you pay 100 + dollars per night, that´s the least you can expect right?

2Thank Henni85
JohnyGOODSTORY, Управляющий at GOOD STORY (Neptune Resort), responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, we found your comment untruthful. We close bar and switch off speakers at 23:00. We can't disturb our guests. We select our sound design and other playlists carefully and properly, change them depending on the day's time and try to be flexible from the point of guest's mood. You can check selections and compilations...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights with my wife. Has a cool Art Deco vibe. The food is truly excellent - every dish is well made. Particularly well prepared tuna steak. Great location and has pool. Helpful front desk. Seems family friendly. Restaurant service is next to appallingly slow and lacking in manners - someone needs to have a...

2Thank Max M
JohnyGOODSTORY, Manager at GOOD STORY (Neptune Resort), responded to this review

Max, thank You for your review! We will take into account all your comments and pay more attention to our staff manners and clients service! Also we will improve rooms too! We really appreciate your comments! Thanx ! Hope you enjoyed staying at our place anyway! See you soon! Love&Fun for Everyone!

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Good Story is a great surf hangout at one of the top beaches in Sri Lanka. It's right on the beach and has a youthful atmosphere. The restaurant is excellent. Especially the tuna steak, it was one of the best we had in Sri Lanka. The rooms are pretty basic and the bathroom could do with some work. But overall...

Thank znq911
JohnyGOODSTORY, Manager at GOOD STORY (Neptune Resort), responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the stay at our place! Hope to see you back soon! Love&Fun for Everyone!

Reviewed 28 December 2015

We went in dec 2015. Kind staff, good food. Inadvice the tuna main course. Delicious!! Range of plate price 1000 roupies. Desert are also very good You have a direct acces to the beach and surf lauching I recommend this place

Thank maria A
JohnyGOODSTORY, Manager at GOOD STORY (Neptune Resort), responded to this review

Malsina, thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying at our place. Hope to see you back soon! Love&Fun for Everyone!

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

The hotel is good located, close to the beach, you do not need to cross the road. That is not unique truly say, there are some other similar with same price. There is huge russian community - you decide if that good or not. Breakfast is rather small - jus, coffee and porridge /pancake. WiFi is working only in the...

Thank Pavel L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I've been looking up some cool accommodations on Air BNB when I came across Good Story and I loved the fact that it resembled a surf camp, or surf camp wana-be I shall say . The rooms looked clean and well decorated, the kitchen and chill out areas are modern and they have a pool, and they are just by...

7Thank Zeeniek
Tallinn, Estonia
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Nice hotel at the beach. Unfortunately there was a mistake on hotels.com so we booked AC room but got non ACroom and had no sleep in 3 nights. Room was simple but ok. Had hot water that is a bonus in Sri Lanka :). Pool was nice. Sadly at the beach there were no umbrellas so we couldn't relax there....

Thank KadriKal
Riga, Latvia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Me and my brother stayed here for two weeks and had the best time. This place has an amazing vibe to it - just the way I like it. We spent our days surfing twice a day, relaxing at the beach, drinking beer in the lounge and listening to the great music provided by the owners. Special shout out to...

2Thank ArisAirDog
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The room I stayed was nice, small for price, no a/c and a very dirty mosquito net hanging over a very thin mattress. The beach was fantastic, the surf school seemed busy, that's where service stopped. There was a real laid back vibe and its a cash only establishment. There was no sense of urgency from the staff as all...

2Thank nols59

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Good Story Hotel is located in the south of the island, right on the beach in the village of "Weligama." This is one of the best places in the world for learning to surf. Sandy bottom and not fast waves provide security for beginners. Its also popular among longboarders for long right and lelt rides . In a 10-minute drive away there are good reef spots such as Mirissa, Matara, Cabalana, Plantation and Lazy Left. The variety of waves suitable for both beginners and advanced surfers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about GOOD STORY (Neptune Resort)

Address: 484, New Road | Pelena, Weligama, Matara, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Matara > Weligama
Price Range: RM146 - RM250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GOOD STORY (Neptune Resort) 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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#3 Top resorts Hotel in Weligama
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Weligama
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“ask for a bungalow!”
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