About This Listing
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.
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.
Soon after the Gautam Lodge, Sri Lanka stops, as Point Pedro is Sri Lanka's northernmost city and Gautam lodge is the northernmost accommodation in the city. A fifty meter stroll will bring you to the lively beachside, where fishermen and their families are busy mending their nets, cutting fish to dry in the sun, or just hang out, chew betel nut and chat. Three hundred meters to the East, you'll find a long, golden stretch of beach, while a hundred meters to the south you'll find yourself right in the city centre of Point Pedro. With peace having returned and new roads now connecting Point Pedro to the rest of the country, an atmosphere of positive change is palpable here, making Point Pedro well worth a visit.