Stayed at the Sea Garden Christmas 2007. I found the hotel very homely, the staff were prepared to do anything to make me feel welcome. The rooms are basic but kept very clean, and lets face it, who spends a lot of time in their room when on holiday in a place like Sri Lanka. No pool at the hotel, but you have use of one next door at The Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel. Close to a few great little bars, so all in all had a fantastic week and was very sad to leave. If you want luxury, this is not the place for you, but for a if you want a homely, clean no frills place that is value for money then this could be just what you are looking for.