About Us

About Us

What to expect

Our place grew organically after the devastating 2004 tsunami, when local land was being sold off to foreign investors and building in the coastal zone was restricted to only hotels. Desperate to keep this ancient fishing land in the ownership of the community, we decided to build our own 'hotel', and The Green Rooms was born.

Our mission was simple; to create a brilliant surf camp that provided something different and a little special. We really are a family, and we employ local people providing fair wages and working conditions. We give back to the community in many ways, from supporting vulnerable people, to covering medical expenses, providing rubbish collection and recycling, to helping out local schools and temples.

If you are looking for more than just a place to stay, and want to see life in a traditional fishing community whilst also knowing your stay will help local people, then The Green Rooms is for you.

Do expect to: see local kids and elders on site, be welcomed like family, hear the sounds of the sea from your bed, see parrots, crows, dogs and cows, see the local fishermen going about their work and to leave having made life long friends. Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and can cater to all tastes, budgets and dietary needs.

Don't expect: a polished, boutique hotel that could be anywhere!

Why Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is an amazing country with so much to see and do. From the ancient cities of the north, the tea hills and waterfalls of Ella, the unexplored regions of the north and east, the cave paintings of Sigriya, the holy site of Adam's Peak, to the wild coastline of the east, the Sinharaja rainforest, Yala National Park and the many important temples, Sri Lanka really has it all. In our region alone, you can visit the beautiful fort town of Galle, visit the snake farm and meet the famous venom expert, visit temples and paddy fields, go whale watching, visit the spice gardens, have a cooking lesson to learn how to make authentic Sri Lankan curry, take a boat down the river, go on a traditional fishing boat, take a day trip to Yala and Sinharaja, go by train for a fun way to see the area and many more things! We can help you with local and national tours. ​

Our Location

Situated in Weligama, 400 m from Weligama Beach, The Green Rooms features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage space and currency exchange for guests.

All rooms at the resort are fitted with a seating area. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, rooms at The Green Rooms also feature free WiFi. The units have a wardrobe.

The accommodation offers a à la carte or Asian breakfast.