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Wind down and pick up the local pace in this lodge on Sri Lanka's northernmost Point Pedro. Well-kept, comfortable, and with a family atmosphere due to the sweet care of Amma, your host.

Price is for a double bedroom with attached bathroom.

The space

Gautam Lodge is a neat little house in a quiet little street close to the city center, but even closer to the beach. With two spacious rooms, clean sanitation, a nice living room and a little kitchen to make yourself a tea, the whole has a definite homely feel to it. On late afternoons the porch is a good place to sit and read, try to pick a mango from the overhanging tree, or play with the neighbor's puppies (be quick, those things grow fast!!).

Interaction with guests

We stumbled across the Gautam Lodge when our Dutch colleague Marten traveled to Point Pedro to join the fishermen on a trip out to sea. On his way to the beach he passed the lodge, knocked and was greeted by the venerable Mr. Gautam himself… in Dutch. Turns out Mr. Gautam has been living in the Netherlands for decades and was on his yearly visit to his neighbor and sister Amma, your host. Amma (aunty) is a very gentle, hospitable woman who is quietly enjoying her pension with her husband, after a life of elementary school teaching.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


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House Rules
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30 Reviews

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Anna User Profile
December 2016
Overall we had a lovely stay at Amma's. Initially we were a bit disappointed with the room - there were cockroaches everywhere, only a shower screen to separate the toilet from the bed and the bed was the smallest "double" with my partner and I struggling to both fit on. However, Amma's food made up for the room and more, presenting us with some of the most delicious food we had on our stay. It wasn't the cheapest though. I am glad we stayed at Amma's and recommend it regardless of the room - the family is kind, welcoming and lovely, and there aren't a lot of options in Jaffna for this kind of setup.

Hamid User Profile
November 2016
I can recommend this place for everyone, a great hospitality... thank you and I will coming again

Molly User Profile
November 2016
Point Pedro is a lovely place to stay - beautiful fishing village, far from any bustle of bigger towns and surrounded by beaches. Point Pedro is a very quick, easy bus trip away from Jaffna with buses running every half hour from point Pedro. The stay at Amma's wasn't quite what the pictures on the site made it out to be. The sheets didn't quite cover the mattress and the bed was far too short for anyone taller than 5'9". The food cooked for us was delicious, however questions were evaded on how much meals would cost and we felt stung when hit with the bill, especially as we were on a budget. Would totally recommend staying in Point Pedro though.

Catherine User Profile
September 2016
Amma was very welcoming. Her daughter spoke English quite well, so we could get some ideas from her. It is about a 5 minute tuk tuk ride to the area of the beach where you can swim and it was one of the nicest beaches I've swum at in Sri Lanka. Only goats watch you! We didn't see any tourists in Point Pedro which was really nice, and the locals are really friendly. I recommend this place if you want to get "off the beaten track" easily.

Anna User Profile
September 2016
We were warmly welcomed by Amma and her family. The room was clean and comfortable and we were served delicious Sri lankan dinner and breakfast. We had a great stay and would definetly come back!

Guillaume User Profile
August 2016
Very basic room But close to the harbour and the sea. We had a powercut during the night which makes the room so hot. There is only fan and no WiFi so you Know. But the food cooked by Amma (who is living 2 houses next to the guesthouse) was so delicious !!!

Nevis User Profile
June 2016
We stayed here for two nights. It was very comfortable and the host was very friendly and helped us with many things.

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Neverbeen offers a wide variety of rare homes off the beaten track, from fisherman's huts and tree houses to heritage homes and tea estates. Our team hand-picks and visits every home and meet all hosts to make ensure guests have a positively memorable stay in places they've never been.

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As such, Neverbeen works for a world in which everyone has the chance to earn income by renting out their home, regardless of language, internet access and tourism experience.

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