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Hotel Nawathana
Hotel Nawathana
8.5 Excellent
No.15, Sri Dharfortmarama Mawatha, Matara, Sri Lanka
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0.6 mi from city centre, Matara 
ExcellentBased on 151 reviews
8.5

Situated in Matara, Hotel Nawathana provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, a private beach and free Wi-Fi. It also features a kids pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

Malee Villa
Malee Villa
8.9 Excellent
Beach Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre, Matara 
ExcellentBased on 72 reviews
8.9

Featuring an outdoor pool and a private beach, Malee Villa Beach Inns Holiday Resort is situated in Matara and offers comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

The Seascape
The Seascape
8.9 Excellent
Eliyakanda Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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2.2 mi from city centre, Matara 
ExcellentBased on 92 reviews
8.9

Situated in Matara, The Seascape Matara offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Matara:$29/night
Cheapest price found:$4/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
$16 - $50
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$7 - $28
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Hotel Nawathana
Hotel Nawathana
8.5 Excellent
No.15, Sri Dharfortmarama Mawatha, Matara, Sri Lanka
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Matara, Hotel Nawathana provides 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, a private beach and free Wi-Fi. It also features a kids pool, an express check-in and check-out feature and a 24-hour reception.

$23
Avg. per night
Malee Villa
Malee Villa
8.9 Excellent
Beach Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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1.5 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an outdoor pool and a private beach, Malee Villa Beach Inns Holiday Resort is situated in Matara and offers comfortable accommodation. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free Wi-Fi throughout their stay.

$37
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The Seascape
The Seascape
8.9 Excellent
Eliyakanda Road, Matara, Sri Lanka
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2.2 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Matara, The Seascape Matara offers 3-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool. It provides complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and luggage storage.

$71
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Matara

3 stars
Malee Villa
#1 Most popular

Malee Villa

Beach Road, Matara, Sri Lanka

8.9 Excellent
$37

Avg. per night

#2 Most popular

Turtle Eco Beach

Beach Road, Batala Watta, Madiha, Matara, Sri Lanka

8.9 Excellent
$52

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Hotel Nawathana
Best value

Hotel Nawathana

No.15, Sri Dharfortmarama Mawatha, Matara, Sri Lanka

8.5 Excellent
$23

Avg. per night

4 stars +
#1 Most popular

Beach Inns Holiday Resort

Beach Road, Matara, Sri Lanka

8.4 Excellent
$20

Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Matara

About Matara

Beautiful Dutch architecture and centuries-old fortresses stand side-by-side in Matara. The bustling city is perched on the south coast of Sri Lanka and showcases the country through a local lens. Easy access to palm-fringed beaches makes Matara a great base for sunseekers.

Things to do

Built by the Dutch in the 1700s, Star Fort welcomes visitors with a grand entrance flanked by a pair of carved stone lions. A small but engaging museum charts the history of Matara and offers a glimpse at the cells and sleeping quarters buried deep within the fort. Walk along the ramparts to check out the cannons and admire sweeping views over the city.

The t-shaped Old Dutch Trade Centre is another stunning example of Dutch architecture. Approaching the building, you’ll be impressed by the magnificent gabled entrance supported by soaring white columns. Stroll around the Matara Fort historic district to admire beautiful colonial mansions.

Protected by an offshore reef and fringed by swaying palms, Polhena Beach is perfect for a day of rest and relaxation. Sip a coconut on the sandy beach, cool off in the bay’s clear waters and watch for sea turtles cruising in the shallows. Golden sand and rolling waves make nearby Medawatta Beach popular with surfers.

Marooned on an island, Paravai Duwa Temple is a Buddhist temple linked to the mainland via a pedestrian bridge. You’ll often see saffron-robed monks crossing the bridge to meditate at the temple. At sunset, locals stroll along the beach and enjoy locally-made ice cream.

Getting around

Matara’s town centre is easy to get around on foot. Taxis and rickshaws are a quick and comfortable way to get around. Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is a 2.5-hour drive north.

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Beautiful Dutch architecture and centuries-old fortresses stand side-by-side in Matara. The bustling city is perched on the south coast of Sri Lanka and showcases the country through a local lens. Easy access to palm-fringed beaches makes Matara a great base for sunseekers.

Things to do in Matara

Built by the Dutch in the 1700s, Star Fort welcomes visitors with a grand entrance flanked by a pair of carved stone lions. A small but engaging museum charts the history of Matara and offers a glimpse at the cells and sleeping quarters buried deep within the fort. Walk along the ramparts to check out the cannons and admire sweeping views over the city.

The t-shaped Old Dutch Trade Centre is another stunning example of Dutch architecture. Approaching the building, you’ll be impressed by the magnificent gabled entrance supported by soaring white columns. Stroll around the Matara Fort historic district to admire beautiful colonial mansions.

Protected by an offshore reef and fringed by swaying palms, Polhena Beach is perfect for a day of rest and relaxation. Sip a coconut on the sandy beach, cool off in the bay’s clear waters and watch for sea turtles cruising in the shallows. Golden sand and rolling waves make nearby Medawatta Beach popular with surfers.

Marooned on an island, Paravai Duwa Temple is a Buddhist temple linked to the mainland via a pedestrian bridge. You’ll often see saffron-robed monks crossing the bridge to meditate at the temple. At sunset, locals stroll along the beach and enjoy locally-made ice cream.

Getting around Matara

Matara’s town centre is easy to get around on foot. Taxis and rickshaws are a quick and comfortable way to get around. Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo is a 2.5-hour drive north.

  • What are the best hotels in Matara?

    One of the most popular hotels in Matara is Beach Inns Holiday Resort, which has been reviewed by 257 users and currently has a rating of 8.4/10. Other top-rated locations include Seasons Four and Lakraj Heritage, which have received 9.2/10 and 8.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.