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Ceylon Sea Hotel

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Coffee shop
On the beach, white sand, beach bar, rowing
Minibar, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Ceylon Sea Hotel

Ceylon Sea Hotel

3.5 star property
Tangalle beachfront hotel with spa and beach bar

7.6/10 Good

18 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
No.26, Medakatiya, Tangalle, Southern, 82200

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Reggae Hut - 4 min walk
  • Friendship Beach - 7 min walk
  • Ceylon Excel - 8 min walk
  • Dream Family restaurant - 9 min walk
  • The Trees Restaurant - 11 min walk

About this property

Ceylon Sea Hotel

Ceylon Sea Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 100 per vehicle roundtrip. Guests can be pampered with spa services at the spa and grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas (60 minutes per day)
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle within 1.00 km*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 36-inch LED TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 15.00
  • Christmas Day (25 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 10.00 (from 8 to 10 years old)

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 4–8 for adults, and USD 4–5 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 100 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 5 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on December 31.

Also known as

Ceylonsea Hotel Tangalle
Ceylonsea Hotel
Ceylonsea Tangalle
Ceylon Sea Hotel Tangalle
Ceylon Sea Tangalle
Ceylon Sea
Ceylonsea Hotel Spa
Ceylon Sea Hotel Hotel
Ceylon Sea Hotel Tangalle
Ceylon Sea Hotel Hotel Tangalle

Frequently asked questions

Does Ceylon Sea Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ceylon Sea Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ceylon Sea Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ceylon Sea Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ceylon Sea Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Ceylon Sea Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 100 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ceylon Sea Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Ceylon Sea Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like rowing and fishing. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as 2 bars and a fitness center. Ceylon Sea Hotel also has spa services and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ceylon Sea Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Reggae Hut (4-min walk), Friendship Beach (7-min walk), and Ceylon Excel (8-min walk).
Does Ceylon Sea Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Ceylon Sea Hotel like?
Ceylon Sea Hotel is a short 3-minute walk from Tangalle Beach and 18 minutes' walk from Parewella Natural Swimming Area. The local area is quiet and popular with nature enthusiasts.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very Good

Linda, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Lacks Management
Good - clean spacious rooms - air con - good location - nice food - most staff friendly Bad I was a solo female traveller, but my partner & friend were coming to join me on this stay after 2 nights. On the 2nd night somebody called my room phone late at night and asked me if I wanted him to sleep with me. I complained to reception the next day and later spoke to the manager (around 11am). He said that he would look into it. At the same time he said that I had to pay more than double for the room - even though we had agreed the rates 2 nights before. I explained I had friends coming and it was late to change the bookings so he honoured the price for one night. After hearing nothing about the incident by the time we checked out the following morning, I asked to speak to the manager. He said he had looked at the CCTV (although checked the wrong times - my fault as I initially said midnight but it was actually around 11.20pm which I did tell another member of staff) so he said he would look into it further. As a gesture of goodwill (baring in mind we had just checked out and already paid for another hotel) he would give us the same rate for another night. The incident hasn’t been handled well and the communication from the manager has lacked, with no empathy. The room rates had been agreed with reception staff and it has inconvenienced our whole trip. To do a gesture of good will after making us checkout is another way of showing the lack of management.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Upon arrival, I was told I was lucky as I would only have to pay the advertised price, which was in error, as I should have been paying more than double. Your mistake. Live with it. The
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Lovely modern hotel close to the beach!
Had a great 3 night stay in this hotel. The room was large and the bed massive! Nice balcony off the room too. Very relaxing atmosphere near to a nice stretch of beach. The waves are very choppy in Tangalle so not ideal for swimming. The noise of the waves crashing can be heard from the room but I liked this! Staff are extremely helpful and go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant stay - can organise a driver or tuk tuk for you too. Plenty of restaurants along the street - fabulous seafood. I loved my stay in Tangalle and at this hotel!
Sarah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel Good location Great food Walking distance to everything in the area
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6/10 Good

Nice hotel on the beach, but not 4*
New hotel but need some improvment in case of room property mantainance (TV, board shelfs) and cleanest of open stairs and corridors. No safe in the room. Low quality soap and nothing in case of other toilet acessories that is no 4* standart. Breakfast is limited by different type of eggs, no other choice for few days and long waiting time to get it. Could be the best on this nice beach, but managment need to fix all this issue as soon as possible .
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2/10 Poor

This venue seems to be mostly for local Sri Lankan weddings as there was a big room for events and the property otherwise was pretty bare. There were staff everywhere but no one really seemed to know what they were doing or seemed to care. The property seems somewhat unfinished and although the beach is beautifully isolated and easy to access from the hotel, there are no beach umbrellas or towels, or any other basics for a beach hotel. The room was humid so we turned on the A/C immediately, which worked fine. The bed was large but there was an odd smell coming from the bathroom. This smell was akin to bathrooms I've been to in developing countries so maybe it is emanating from the pipes. The bathroom is the type with a drain so there's no separate shower which Western people may not be used to. Breakfast was on the light side of what we were used to in Ella and Dhambulla for similarly priced hotels. The staff was pretty inattentive and I had to ask for bottled water 3x before it was delivered. There are tons of other accommodations, restaurants, and beach nearby so I wouldn't recommend this place for anyone looking for a bit of comfort after hard long travel or something more than the bare minimum of a beachside hotel.
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6/10 Good

Good location
Loud music starts at 8pm till 11pm Staff very friendly n helpful Fantastic beach walk Nice fresh fish n chips
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Strong wave sweeping on the coast very frequent. Great breakfast with tasty food.
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10/10 Exceptional

We really loved sleeping with the sound of the waves. Also breakfast was great on the Beach. Loved this place
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