The Santana Guesthouse: "Sri Lanka's Guesthouses" Sri Lanka Hotel Tip by travelinxs

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  The Santana Gueshouse
by travelinxs

The Santana Guesthouse is an ideal base for a night time excursion to see (if you are lucky) turtles near Tangalla. The owner does, infact, look like Mr Santana and is a fanatical fan too! He will arrange transport to the beach and provide food. He has a wooden bridge out over the lagoon at the front of the house where the mother of all water monitors lives!

Much of the inexpensive accomodation in Sri Lanka consists of a couple roms rented out from a private house (similar to a British B & B) and although they give an opportunity to meet more local people I found few worth a meansion. As for the hotels, the only ones I ever get to visit are the ones who let me in to use the loos! (Thank you to the 'Hilton's' the world over for this!)

Address: 55 Parakrama Road
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Phone: 40419
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 27, 2003
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    Jan 18, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    the old Cuckoo clock ticks along, wish i had Digital Camera when i visited, alas, warm memories and visuals linger ;-)))

    • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
      Jan 31, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      Americas next, where? Quebec, ontario included ? let us know please ;-)))

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      Jan 31, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      I'll probably start around Calgary and cycle south to South America from there, but final decision I'll leave 'till departure date set.


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