We booked two nights at Cinnamon Bey and were not disappointed. Is this the best hotel in Sri lanka, No but it certainly is great value for money. Great comfortable room, wonderful staff, exceptional breakfast buffets and a gorgeous stretch of beach in front of the hotel.
A little far from the nearest town although we did brave the heat and walked 5kms to Aluthgama, where apart from the most annoying tout we enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Touts will usually approach and ask where you are from and they have a well practiced response to wherever that may be. They don't guide you to a particular shop but will get a kickback from wherever you spend your hard earned. U
Usually they go away but we had one who breathed down my neck for over an hour. I tried to be nice but had to get nasty when he followed us into a restaurant - my wife was completely intimidated. - I asked the restaurateur to call the police and that finally moved him on. He got points for persistence.
In summary Cinnamon Bey was everything it promised and more and I would gladly stay here againMore