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Recent Our Lady of Matara Shrine Reviews

  • Suggestions
    4 of 5

    We traveled as a group of 3, me and my boyfriend and my friend. My boyfriend and I loved the place because it has a very beautiful charm being and old building (we love old buildings), the bathroom was newly renovated and the bedroom looked presentable. The entire place felt historic and charming. Unfortunately, my friend was just not comfortable staying there that night and we ended up staying elsewhere even though we had paid for the night. We travelled as a group and we decided that we would move together. We are so sorry. These are just our opinions and our suggestion we hope that you improve the grounds. What we love: The colonial building, the charm, the garden, the location, the caretaker (your brother) was very sweet, the dog Mallow is very sweet and well taken care of What we think could be improved on: The main problem in my opinion is lighting, it's very dark in the house and to first time visitors, this can be quite uncomfortable, eerie and feel unsafe. Here are my suggestions: The garden is great, please keep it, but the branches and bush around the house should be cleared to let in the natural light that the house really needs. Then install some netting (in a neat and nice way) over the windows so that the shutters can remain open to let in more light during the day. The kitchen area (fridge including) needs to be cleaned up properly as well. Perhaps, some simple (and cheap) table can be made in the kitchen. We met a very nice Hungarian man next door, and I'm sure he would be happy to help you improve your place for maybe a discount on his accommodation. ------ Even though we ended up not staying the night, I gave you 4 stars because I hope that this place does well and I don't want to hurt the reputation because it's a very beautiful building. But to be honest it would be 2 stars in the current state right now. We wish you the very best and we actually wish we could work on improving the place with you as it has sooo much potential!! I hope to come back and stay again after you've fixed up the place. Good luck.

    Stayed: Sep 2018
  • Perect Ambience , Perfect Staff
    5 of 5

    To start with I was devastated to know I booked my flights during the low season and showed to Srilanka with very low expectations . I was totally wrong even during the low season the weather was very very nice , hot with abit of rain every now and then . Plus the crew in (The Chalet) made my experience exceed expectations . Super service , very friendly staff , amazing ambience , the property was well maintained and well taken care of . the whole thing was just AMAZING . I highly recommend it in low / high season , all year along if you want to relax and disconnect for some time.

    Stayed: Jun 2018
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