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What We Love

  • The location, on an undeveloped beach with nary a beach peddler in sight
  • Free WiFi in every room
  • The unspoiled, natural setting with easy access to bird sanctuaries and ancient forest hermitages
  • The resort’s comfortable vehicles for organized tours to wildlife parks, river safaris and whale watching
  • Free bicycles for independent visits to neighboring villages
  • Combine with a stay at Colombo's new Colombo Courtyard hotel

What To Know

  • A visa or electronic travel authorization is required to enter Sri Lanka
  • The resort is about a six-hour drive from the international airport
  • The nearest town, Tangalle, is about eight miles away; it has a pretty fishing harbor, which is at its best at dawn, when boats unload and sell the catch of the day
  • Portofino's spacious rooms are well suited to families with children
  • The 54-room resort is the first phase of a 120-room project (with overwater cottages, a spa and restaurants) currently under construction next to it


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

With a stay at Portofino Resort Tangalle in Ranna (Hambantota District), you’ll be within the vicinity of Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary and Rekawa Turtle Conservation Project. This 4-star resort is within the region of Parewella Natural Swimming Area and Tangalle Lighthouse.

Make yourself at home in one of the 55 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens. Rooms have private balconies. LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and minibars.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a beach bar.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and express check-in. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and extended parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Portofino Resort Tangalle
Kahandamodara Rd.
Ranna, 82200 Sri Lanka