About this listing
The room comprises of 3 double beds with AC. Located in a courtyard setting of 5 rooms, it is only 50 metres from Uppuveli Beach. Mr. Kri is your happy host (known as the laughing policeman), and Sumathy is a fantastic cook.
A simple breakfast is included of tea/coffee, bread, jam and a piece of fruit on some days, and a breakfast Sri Lankan style on others. Basic clean rooms in a happy environement. Highly recommended.
This bedroom consists of three double beds. It is a basic room, and ideal for those who want to be close to the beach - it is only 50 metres away.
There is AC and a wall fan to help you keep the room cool.
The private attached bathroom contains a toilet, douche, wash basin and a hot water shower.
There is free wifi throughout the property, but no TV.
Photos are taken from Room 5.
Check-in time is after 12 noon. There is no extra charge if you check in a couple of hours earlier, subject to the room being available. Guests are requested to check out before 11 am.
Interaction with guests
Your host is Mr. Kri. He is an ex-policeman who lost his leg in a terrorist attack, but I have never met a person who is so happy with his life. This is why I call him "the laughing policeman". His demeanour is infectious. He loves to chat, and will help you all he can.
If you need anything such as an extra pillow, kettle, torch or mosquito net, tell Mr. Kri, and he will be more than happy to help you with your request. He is 100% dedicated in making your visit extra special.
His working colleague, Sumathy, does not speak much English but she understands everything. She is in charge of the kitchen. Her domain is to make great dishes for you from a menu which is great value. She wears bangles on her feet, and you can always hear her coming.
So between Mr. Kri the laughing policeman and bangles Sumathy, I think you are going to have a great time. I certainly did.
The guest house is off the Nilaveli Road. Heading north, look out for the White House Holiday Inn sign post on your right. At this junction there is a small fish market. There are many types of local shops around this area such as a barber's, and general stores.
After taking this turning, the guest house is about 100 m on the right.
Uppuveli is about 6 kms north of Trincomalee Town, and Nilaveli is 6 km to the north of Uppuveli. Both areas are known for their scuba diving, and there are water sports centres on the beach that you can contact.
Uppuveli is quieter than Nilaveli, and there are more fishermen in this area. The beach has golden sands, and you can see the sea crabs running along the shore line at night as well as diving into their claw made sand holes for protection.
Only 1.1 kms away, you can enjoy the tranquility of the Trincomalee War Cemetry, a well kept place that is dedicated to those who died in the Second World War, irrespective of their creed or nationality.
The no. 1 tourist attraction in nearby Trincomalee some 6 kms away is the Koneswaram Temple, which besides being beautiful has some amazing views. Close by is Frederick Fort and Marble beach.
Also a trip to visit the natural deep harbour, called Inner Harbour, is another must-see. Have a bite to eat for example at the Dutch Bank Cafe, an international restaurant that looks out over the harbour. In this area there is also a naval base.
Tuktuks are an easy form of transport for you to move around the area. Remember to agree the price before you take one.
Other things to note
A very simple breakfast is included in the price. It consists of toast, jam, a piece of fruit and tea or coffee. Other days it may be Sri Lankan style. If you require a more substantial breakfast meal you will need to order it from the menu separately and pay for it.
Mr. Kri is happy to sort out any tours for you, or if you simply need information on train or bus times, he will find that out too.
Well if there is one rule above all - it is be happy.
Please be considerate to others though in the late evening, as other guests may be sleeping.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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