the entrance - you can park your vehicle inside at night timemeet your host, Mr. Kri, "the laughing policeman"
White House B&B Family AC Rm For 6 Close to Beach

Private room

6 guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

Private room

6 guests

1 Bedroom

3 Beds

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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.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £6
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The space

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.

Guest access

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 neighbourhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

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.



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1 night minimum stay

5 Reviews

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Aurelien User Profile
September 2016
Great place, great host and great people onsite to take care of the rooms and to cook the food. Appreciated the fact that the host accepted my request to shorten my stay and to refund the difference ( we wanted to slightly change our travel plans and he was very accommodating). Great location, very close to a beautiful beach.

Edwige User Profile
August 2016
The host canceled this reservation the day before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Guido User Profile
August 2016
Despite the fact that we were not amused by the fact we were dumped somewhere, traveling with three kids, green turtle tried hard to get us happy. Unfortunately by phone only

Sandra User Profile
August 2016
The place is clean and quite comfortable but the service and information/communication provided by the manager is very poor.
Green Turtle User Profile
Response from Green Turtle:
According to your friend Maria, you are a group of 7 people. I communicated with Maria twice on 1st August, twice on 2nd August, twice on 3rd August, once on 4th August and once on 8th August. The actual booking came from yourself, and I communicated with you twice on 3rd August, in which I stated the full address, the name of the host andhis various telephone numbers. I also did this in Spanish for you as I speak Spanish and you come from Spain. I also managed to persuade the host to put an extra mattress in the family room for 6 so that the 7 of you could be together, thereby saving you US72 for 2 nights. I have over 100 properties on airbnb, and this host is one of the most friendly and welcoming managers I have. When I stayed there myself and wanted a kettle, he went out and bought one for me. When one of my customers wanted a cot for his baby, he sorted that out too. If you have any problem, all you have to do is communciate with him, and he will sort the problem out as best he can. Communication is a two way process. Mr. Benny
August 2016

Hubert User Profile
July 2016
Nous avons été bien accueilli par Mr Kri La chambre est propre et agréable Très proche de la plage qui est sale, il faut marcher 5 minutes pour trouver une plage plus propre Très bon dinner préparés par Gilli et sa femme Le petit déjeuner est un peu simple en comparaison des autres petits déjeuners pris au Sri Lanka Ce fut une étape agréable
Green Turtle User Profile
Response from Green Turtle:
I have also eaten breakfast at this guest house many times and it varied between western and sri lankan breakfast. Some days it was as much toast as you wanted with jam, some fruit and tea & coffee, and other days it was sri lankan style. They also do have a menu you could have chosen from if you wanted and breakfast was also optional. I will however pass your remarks to the host, next time I visit. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Mr. Benny LANKA ROOMS
July 2016

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