I submitted a negative review of Tamaro Beach Resort in March of 2017. Talin, the owner, responded to my review on March 22 with a number of lies so I felt I needed to respond to help other travelers avoid major problems at Tamaro Beach Resort. In order to update my review, my original review has to be removed.
I met with Talin and his wife at their "resort" in March. We agreed (and shook hands) that I would stay one night upstairs and the second night I would move to a room with a beach view. They even showed me the interior of the beach view room. After my first night upstairs, I packed up the next morning, to move to the beach view room as agreed upon. Talin was not at the hotel but his wife told me that moving to the beach view room would not be possible. Talin and I talked on the phone and I told him that his new proposal was not at all what we agreed upon and shook hands on earlier. I had had enough of the lies so I checked out immediately and was left with walking the hot beach with a backpack trying to find a room for one night. I believe what happened was that Talin received a better deal from a booking agency AFTER I spent one night at his hotel and then decided to lie to me or throw me under the bus as they say. In his response to my review, Talin said I wanted to stay two weeks at his hotel. When I first met Talin, I told him I only wanted to stay two NIGHTS because I needed to go to Colombo to renew my visa as it was about the expire. (In Sri Lanka, you can only renew your visa in Colombo.) Talin even mentioned in his response that I should not renew my visa and just leave the country. Talin, you got caught in your own lies. Why would I want to stay two weeks at your hotel if you knew I had to renew my visa several days later? Talin, you claimed I was rude to your wife when I checked out, but you would not know because you weren't there. Your wife was rude to me when she tried to extort more money from me than we agreed upon. (more lies!) I did not speak loudly to you on the phone as you claimed, but I was firm in letting you know what you were proposing to me was not at all what you promised me when we first met. Talin also claimed in his response that I was old and don't remember things well. Nothing wrong with my memory Talin! Insults and lies--that is what you will get at Tamaro Beach Resort!
I would highly recommend staying AWAY from Tamaro Beach Resort for the following reasons:
1) The owners are rude, will try to extort more money from you than agreed upon, and they will lie to you.
2) The upstairs rooms are VERY close to Galle Road which is busy and loud night and day. They also get quite hot.
3) Their menu is limited and expensive.
4) Feel like a cold beer on a hot day? No alcohol served at Tamaro Beach Resort!
5) The waves pound or break very hard near Tamaro Beach Resort. Not ideal for swimming.
6) There is very little shade at Tamaro Beach Resort.
7) There are PLENTY of other hotels to choose from on the beach!
I traveled in Sri Lanka for six weeks and met many friendly, honest people, however, my experience at Tamaro Beach Resort was extremely negative! Enjoy your stay in Sri Lanka but do yourself a favor and stay away from the Tamaro Beach Resort!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Response from Talin G, Owner at Tamaro Beach Resort
Responded 29 Jan 2018
Hello old man, Actually , I had forgotten you . But again remembered you as your wonderful review. Many many good guest stay our place every year. But last year met very bad man. Oh....my god , this year my all room are empty. Because your bad review of TripAdvisor. All guest read it. Now, are you happy? 😁😁😁😁😁😁 Not need poor guest come to Sri Lanka like you . You debit to me some money for stay our room . Next day you loudly speak to me and not give the room money.It's ok. You keep that money and I will think I gave the alms for poor people on my left room money. I think you have not work. Are you lazy man? Always renew my review page. It is a very good work. because , nowadays we are very busy. I have not time udate my page. But you do it. I think you have not religion. But we are Buddhist. Therefore if we have enemy , we are kind to everybody. You just do not be a idiot. We did not told stay more days our place. Otherwise you not like stay our place I can give the our room other anyone. Every body has written good reviews of my page but you have written the other side of that . So, this time I was late to reply your review. Because , I am very busy this season . Thanks for your wonderful review. If you stay alive again write a review next year. This season is best our place have lots of guest. Not enough number of room my place this season. I thought make a new bulding of my land . Again thank you for your review. One day again come to Sri Lanka I like very much to meet you again.
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