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Sergeant House - Unawatuna - Building
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9.4 Excellent (150 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sergeant House in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning property. Small enough to feel very homely, but it seemed to have a new space to explore at every corner. Rooms were spacious and well equipped. Rooms, as with the rest of the property, are beautifully decorated. The pool is gorgeous and the perfect temperature. Very tempting to just stay in your private resort rather than venture into town. The multi-course breakfast was delicious, and the staff were warm and attentive. Would love to come back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: very kind and friendly staff, super tasty food and everything luxurious and super clean.. definitly the best hotel we've been on our trip :)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful friendly staff and gorgeous grounds
Cons: Not much! Everything was to my expectation!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect!!
Cons: Nothing, it was a very good place to stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast, large clean room, lovely communal spaces and pool
Cons: Unawatuna beach which is just across the road was a bit of a tip- lots of rubbish on beach and very few options to eat/drink. But Wijaya beach (2 mins in Tuk Tuk) was paradise- white sand and clear, calm waters. Galle fort was a lovely evening visit- go for sunset, have a walk, and then go to bungalow for dinner
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Service was exceptional, as was the fine dining and whole environment. Just a fabulous place to treat ones self
Cons: Slight confusion as to what constitutes a twin room. But immediately got upgraded to the best suite/villa ever!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This has been a very well thought out hotel/guest house. Sensational stay!! On arrival we were welcomed with a fresh juice, warm hand towels and smiles from the hotel staff. Our concierge greeted us and showed us to our room, which we were kindly upgraded, being the only residents at the time of stay! The room was beautiful! We had an outdoor high pressure large shower, bath tub, gorgeous bathroom, comfortable bed and private reading room, with TV, tea and coffee facilities, fridge, etc. Incense and citronella are lit at dusk around the rooms and common areas. The common area for guests was the epitome of relaxing! They offer two reading rooms, one filled with large coffee table books with lounges that overlooks the infinity pool. This area is also the meal area for breakfasts and dinners, with large communal tables. At those times they play soft tranquil music. The other main reading area is also the 'games room' which offers a range of board games. Throughout the resort there is ample space to lounge and relax. The gardens are beautiful with pathways meandering through to main areas such as the treatment and massage room, an outdoor spa area, and large pond. The pool is clean and overlooks the garden. The 'T' shape also allows you to swim laps, if so inclined. Each morning our concierge met us and was very kindly and sincere. She was our point of contact for many services such as bookings, local knowledge and recommending sites and restaurant spots, etc. Other service staff are always available nearby and offer the same service also food and drinks orders. I cannot fault this place! We knew this booking would be lovely but every thing was exceptional! I have no doubt your stay will be too! We look forward to coming back to Sri Lanka and staying for longer next time!
Cons: I cannot fault this place!!
Sam's Guest House - Unawatuna - Building
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9.3 Excellent (134 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sam's Guest House in Unawatuna, you'll be in the business district, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a library. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Cute family hotel with a great members. They took care of us very carefully, were kind to us and cooked very tasty omellets for breakfast and dinner - highly recomend to ordes some food there as well! They also managed for us transport to the airport for quite good price and let us stay there longer then the regulary check out what was really great and we are thankfull for it. They were still asking us if everything is allright or if we dont need anything. This positive attitude would have every hotel, recommend to stay there! Perfect is also the bus stop just next to the hotel where the buses will take you everywhere, but dont count of potential schedules haha. Its close to beach as well and supermarket is 1 km close by.
Cons: Just one thing was that there was quite noise from the road - its right next to the hotel and its frequently used it.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hosts and clean rooms. Very close to the beach
Cons: Unfortunately the room and breakfast area are directly next to the very loud street. Sleeping without earplugs is close to impossible. Other than that everything is great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything about Sam’s Guest House. The room was very big, air conditioned, lovely shower, bed was so comfortable. The location is perfect, literally a 5 minute walk to the beach. The owners and staff were amazing, so attentive and so friendly. They saw us in the local supermarket and stopped to ask if we needed a lift back to the guest house! Unbelievable standard, brilliant. We would recommend this guest house to everyone.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: the family, the room, the property
Cons: too far from my friends and the beach and shops
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Really nice staff. Location right by the bus stop which was handy. 15 minute walk to the main beach.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly family running it. Food is excellent.
Cons: It's a little bit noisy because of the road.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was perfect.. amazing hosts, who we could ask everything at anytime. The breakfast was the best we had so far in Sri Lanka (the Omelette!!). Very close to the beach and a bus stop right next to the House. The laundry service was also very good and had a fair price. We would really recommend visiting Sam's Guest House, we loved it!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice accomodation for reasonable price. Kind and helpful personnel. Very good location - just few minutes on foot to the beach, shops and restaurants. ATM and the bus stop just around the corner! Definitely worth asking for Sri Lankan breakfast instead of continental one - the dishes tasted amazing and portions were very big. Thank you for such a nice stay!
Cons: Breakfast time could be more flexible.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Super nice hosts and amazing food!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely staff, breakfast are great, very clean room, nice balcony to relax, AC work well. Everything was great.
Cons: You need to walk at least 10 min. On the main road to be on the main street for restaurant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A very lovely guest house. The whole family is adorable and so sweet, they make you feel at home. We booked the Superior Double room, they upgraded us to a Superior King room. Very nice breakfast. The location was perfect. We had a great 3 nights. Highly recommended.
Bed Space - Unawatuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (335 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bedspace Unawatuna in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Galle Fort and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice room and outside area. Clean and well equipped. Nice touches like a torch for night time, drinking water, fridge with honesty box.
Cons: Access difficult in wet weather.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable and tasteful family room. Food is superb.
Cons: Nothing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was funny and welcoming, food was amazing! We liked the comfy bedroom and the location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was AMAZING! The bed was super comfortable and the rooms were very good.
Cons: The WiFi didn't work very well at night time.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very nice people Very nice rooms Very very good food !
9.2 Excellent
Pros: It was an awesome experience, staff was very good and excellent food.
Cons: N/A
9.6 Excellent
Pros: First of all we got a free upgrade to a deluxe room, which was amazing. The vibe at the guesthouse was nice and laidback and we got welcomed with a drink when we arrived. The room was perfect: spacious, very clean, and nicely furnished/decorated. The food in the restaurant (bedspace kitchen) is very good, a bit pricy for Sri Lanka though, but worth it. Breakfast was also good. When we wanted to go to Skinny Toms (bedspace beach), they even booked us a tuktuk and paid for it. This was, by the way, also the only place we stayed where we got fresh towels every day and a quick touch up of the room. Always nice to come back to a bed that’s made!:)
Cons: Nothing!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: On arrival we got an upgrade to the deluxe room instead of 3p bedroom which was really nice. This toom was much nicer. The breakfast was great and staff at reception/room very friendly
Cons: The matress of the bed was a bit thin and hard which made the bed not so comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay - very friendly staff
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Would highly recommend this place. Great for a relaxing stay. The food is simply fantastic, we also ended up having dinner there most nights. Don't miss their pango smoothie!
Pedlar's Manor - Unawatuna - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (58 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at this villa in Unawatuna, you'll be convenient to Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya and Mihiripenna Beach. This villa is within close proximity of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Make yourself comfortable in your villa. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Property was just stunning! Staff were friendly amd we got all the attention from them.
Cons: Location was fine but, a bit distant from major attractions. We were there for a week and found it tiring to haggle with tuk tuk drivers daily. Would have also preferred a restaurant on the premises given the 5 star rating.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This was a small quiet hotel that gav personal service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good place with nice swimming poor
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredible awesome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely everything, staying here is like a holiday should be. Great rooms, Nice pool, staff and food We also liked the location because it’s a bit further from Unawatuna which also means from the huge amount of traffic and noise there
Cons: N/a
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place had a very nice feel to it, with the way it's constructed. The antique furniture, huge bathrooms, and the pool are all huge positives. Very quiet and calm area. Staff were very helpful and professional
Cons: Nothing really
Unawatuna Nor Lanka Hotel - Unawatuna - Building
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9.2 Excellent (210 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Unawatuna Nor Lanka Hotel in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was delicious - I tried every option!! I loved the staff, I get all the help I needed, and I felt so cozy all the time here. I had good chats with the staff. They even invited me to join them to the temple in the morning, what a pity I didn't have enough time to! Room was spacious with beautiful closet for clothes. From my balcony there was possible to see peacocks hanging around . Also I spot one kingfisher sitting high there and keeping on eye the hotel garden. As a conclusion, I definitely recommend!
Cons: Nothing to complain about!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent 3 nights there and we liked everything! They cleaned the room and gave new towels everyday, we had big and delicious breakfast. everything is near, but enough far for quiet nights. Very helpful staff. Thank you!
Cons: Sometimes the internet connection was weak.
5.4 Okay
Cons: Breakfast was very poor considering the other reviews.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was our favourite accomodation in Sri Lanka! The staff are all wonderful, full of smiles & happy to make your stay as comfortable as possible. It’s a 2 minute walk from the beach so that’s a big plus. Quiet enough to be tucked away from the main hustle & bustle. Room was perfect for the price, very good value for money. Breakfast was delicious. Fruit bowl, watermelon juice, tea/coffee and the choice of western or eastern breakfast. We loved the string hoppers and coconut roti! So impressed with the hospitality. Unawatuna is such a lovely place. 100% recommend.
7.9 Good
Pros: the staff were very friendly and gave us a room before 6 hours of the check in time without extra money.
Cons: its not directly on the beach and we had to walk (not too much about 2 minutes)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely quiet setting in garden. Close to beach. Room comfortable and nice sitting areas on each floor. Good breakfast. had their Sri lankan curry for dinner - Excellent! Very friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: nothing
6.3 Good
Pros: Very friendly staff Tiny (the dog) Breakfast Food
Cons: Mold(iness) High price for what you get Cockroaches AC too loud somehow I believe I got sick of it
Apa Villa Thalpe - Unawatuna - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (168 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Apa Villa Thalpe in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, a 4-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 9 minutes from Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Hotel has lost its charm from previous years, new curtains don't match room at all.. Others guests played music disturbing us. Iconic view from pool blocked by deck chairs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in the Cardamom suite. Very private, absolutely stunning with meals served on our verandah overlooking the pool, gardens and ocean. Excellent breakfast with private butler service. Beautiful location with a great infinity pool.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely courteous ..the place was peaceful and tranquil.. perfect place to just relax... Loved the location and the villa
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place for chilled beach retreat
Cons: Breakfast could have been better
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our family of four had an utterly amazing 3-night stay at this property! Suresh and the rest of the staff were warm, attentive, and very helpful with local recommendations and transportation suggestions; our suite was very clean and spacious (with 2 outdoor showers!); the swimming pool was gorgeous and lovingly attended to by a specialized tradesman; and the daily breakfasts were delicious and plentiful, as were the varied and extensive dinner and dessert menu. This hotel is located in Thalpe, or a 15-minute tuk tuk ride from Galle or a 2-hour drive from the Colombo airport. One cannot swim in the beach directly in front of the property; however, we were able to find a nice spot called Wijaya Beach 10-minute walk to the right. In looking at other properties along the beach, I have to say that this one was well-shielded from the beachgoers, giving it a private feel, especially coming back from a long day out. Overall, this hotel was one of our favorites during our Sri Lankan travels. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for relaxed luxury.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved it Beautiful scenery the staff and security was very good, especially with providing assistance for payment when I lost my credit card. Suresh and Imhan were very helpful in this instance and their service was 10/10
Cons: We couldn’t fault the property. The cleaners the rooms and bathroom was amazing. If they would like to improve the room, place aircon in the lounge area so lounge and bedroom is both very cool the room still stays cool with the bedroom aircon.
Srimali's Residence - Unawatuna - Building
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9.1 Excellent (166 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Srimali's Residence in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly family, helpful. Great bathroom, nice room!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Really great guesthouse with wonderful hosts Nalaka and Souka. Spacious room, excellent breakfast and if you ask, Souka cooks a fantastic dinner too - one of the best meals we’ve had in Sri Lanka. Close to the beach. Great value too.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very welcoming host. Does everything for guest to be comfortable. Rooms are upstairs with nice view on palm trees. Rooms are big. Bathroom clean and nice. You get a fridge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Large Bathroom, comfortable beds with mosquito nets. Nice Breakfast. Located on the main road of Unawatuna near the beach road, so 5 mins walk to the beach. The hosts were exceptionally friendly!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such kind and hospitable owners.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice selection of breakfast each morning. Nice big room. Shower water pressure was great! Host family were so nice
Cons: Mold found all over the wall behind the bed.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The perfect homestay!!! The house and the rooms are so clean, confortable and homely, and the family owner is great, friendly, warm and so kind!! They help us a lot and make all days easygoimg... We lived a great experience one night, the family invite us in a ceremony called ‘Seven mothers’, something that happen one time eavh year... Totaly recomendable homestay, close from the beach, and excellent to know the srilankan traditions, by Nalaka. Thank you for everything!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great stay at Srimali’s residence! The place looks beautiful, with wooden doors to the balcony. The rooms are very big and clean. The host lives downstairs with her family and is a lovely woman. Breakfast is continental and good.
Cons: There was a bit of molt in our bathroom. It was high up the ceiling so it did not bother us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This family run guest house was wonderful and exactly what we were looking for!Sitting outside on the veranda filled with flowers, with a mountain view and a cup of tea was spectacular. The location is perfect, the breakfast was delicious and the room was clean and spacious. What more do you need? The owners are very quick to help whenever I had any questions and can easily organize airport transfers/tuk tuks to other locations. What a treat!Wish we could stay longer!
Nooit Gedacht Holiday Resort - Unawatuna - Building
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8.9 Excellent (375 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Nooit Gedacht Holiday Resort in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Planning an event in Unawatuna? This guesthouse features 0 square feet (0 square meters) of event facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: room nice and comfortable
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was worth money
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked everything, good location, huge friendliness of people, large comfortable room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location with many services are in nearby.
Cons: all facilities are excellent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing
Hotel Panorama - Unawatuna - Pool
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8.9 Excellent (220 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Panorama in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in two of the bungalows - they were very spacious and immaculately cleaned (as was the rest of the hotel) every day. There is a large fridge (containing chargeable soft drinks) in each room with tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water is provided daily. We found the mattresses super comfy (the pillows slightly less so) and there was a generous supply of coathangers (I have a thing about not having enough coathangers!) The staff were the friendliest, most helpful bunch of guys and an absolute credit to the place, I don't think you could meet a nicer guy than Prabath, the manager. We used the laundry service which was very reasonably priced, quick, and our clothes came back beautifully washed and ironed. The pool is lovely with great views to the sea and was cleaned daily - there are one or two sharp edged tiles in the pool, just take a little care. Breakfast is served overlooking the bay and consists of toast, butter, jam, eggs, juice, fruit, tea and coffee or an eastern breakfast can be requested in advance. Chargeable extras are bacon and cheese. Yes, it is up a steep hill (so steep that it's a real novelty!) but as previous reviews mention there is a free tuk-tuk service until 9pm - it really is no big deal and not worth marking the hotel down for.
Cons: Absolutely nothing to dislike
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Watching monkeys in the trees whilst swimming in the pool and looking at the amazing beach view! Kids loved spotting the resident tortoises. Staff really friendly and helpful. Great location, although very steep drive but the staff run a free tuk tuk service up :)
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place is very clean. Has a nice pool and a beautiful view. Nice to see different kind of birds and monkeys. Oh and you have to do steep walk but in 4 minutes you reach the top. For the not walkers there is a free tuk tuk shuttle.
Cons: After a rainy day without sunshine you don't have a warm shower because of the solar system I guess.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely pool. Very accommodating staff. Lots of wonderful wildlife and birds in the gardens and a family of monkeys to watch from the pool. Wonderful views too.
Cons: We were short of hot water because it’s solar powered, but that wasn’t a huge problem.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice and spacious bungalow with a view of the lovely tropical garden (with monkeys living next door
Cons: Nothing I can think off.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great views, clean, quiet spot with good amenities and helpful staff.
Cons: Food isn’t great, pool temperature is not regulated, lots of hidden fees and high taxes added detract from the experience.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Excellent position. Good service
Cons: Air con not working in room. Chef off during our stay
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Great pool and a lovely view overlooking the beach. Cute family bungalows at a reasonable price. Steep drive but we didn't mind as it means we were away from the main road, and they can shuttle you up to the top in a tuktuk!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The rooms were very clean and spacious. The views were spectacular, looking across the bay was amazing. The swimming pool was a good size and well maintained. Garden was pleasant and we spotted two different monkey species and local birdlife. The resident tortoise was also seen regularly.
Cons: There is a very steep hill to reach the hotel. Although they provide a tuk-tuk to get guests to the top this was inconsistent because you cannot contact the hotel if the power was not working. It is a hefty walk to the top, especially in the heat and some older guests struggled with this. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone with walking difficulties.
Owl and the Pussycat - Unawatuna - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (165 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Owl and the Pussycat in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, a 2-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 9 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved our stay at Owl&Pussycat! Such a beautiful boutique hotel, staff are super friendly and helpful, and breakfast is amazing - make sure you order the Sri Lankan options! Nice to stay out of busy town but not far to get a tuk tuk in everyday for meals.
Cons: Nothing :) highly recommend!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I liked the ambience and the helpful attitude of the staff who were exemplary of the Sri Lankan’ people overall friendliness and generous hospitality
7.0 Good
Pros: The food was exceptional and the staff were on hand to assist.
Cons: As it had been raining - the room had not been aired so it smelled musty and we had to ask for new bed sheets.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location. Exceptional service. Attention to detail of guests’ needs and room comfort. Having a gym by the sea was a welcome addition. Fantastic and authentic food. The pasta was perfecto, but the Sri la man food was outstanding. To top it off, meeting Reita and understanding her approach and passion made us love this place even more.
Cons: Nothing. It was fantastic.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Staff are friendly, grounds are beautiful and the rooms are amazing. delicious breakfast and wonderful views the whole time. only a short bus ride to Galle.
Cons: More variety of beer would have been nice, only one type available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing and quirky design based on the famous poem. Attention to detail is second to none. Good facilities. Honestly couldn’t ask for more.
Cons: Nothing to be honest.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great room, very clean, great breakfast, staff lovely, lovely bar in the evening, good value for a unique beach side hotel. We had a lovely time and would definitely go back.
Cons: Very minor: Heavy (very heavy though) rain meant a few leaks in places, and the shower didn’t work one evening, but it was fixed straight away.
7.5 Good
Pros: Excellent staff food and service. Beautiful location.
Cons: Penthouse room was too hot to stay in during the day especially the bathroom. We had to ask for a stand fan to be put into the room as the AC was not enough. Room facilities were great. A TV would have been nice in each room tho.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good food
Cons: Bad wifi connection
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location for a laid back stay. We were made to feel extremely valued as guests and enjoyed talking to all the staff! The food was incredible. The staff also took a lot of stress away from us they helped with organising tuk tuks and recommended different restaurants in the area to us. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you OTP hotel!
Cons: That we couldn't stay longer!
Unawatuna Beach Bunglow - Unawatuna - Building
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8.8 Excellent (249 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Unawatuna Beach Bunglow in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
7.5 Good
Pros: I liked the friendly staff and the breakfast food. The room was nice.
Cons: The first room I was in the air conditioner broke and there was water all over the floor so they moved me to another room. That room had an ant problem on the bathroom floor and in the sink. They tried to fix it but they kept coming back.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very good breakfast. Staff was friendly and nice. Overall we like it very much.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The breakfast was very nice
Cons: The location was very dirty and full of mosquitos and other insects
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location was excellent very near the beach. The hotel was extremely well run and everything was spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble and the accomodated our needs perfectly.
Cons: Not really a critisism but breakfast options were great, the breakfast was plentiful but no real choices. Sri Lankan breakfast options would have been nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very very clean! Staff are very attentive to the property and will always try to help. Friendly staff and lovely service
Fort Edge Retreat - Unawatuna - Pool
12
9.0 Excellent (60 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Fort Edge Retreat in Unawatuna, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Unawatuna Beach and Galle Fort. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an absolutely brilliant time. Don and his team are a great bunch. The food was out of this world. Fantastic value for money!
7.0 Good
Pros: Really friendly staff caring for your wellbeing and always there when needed. Nice pool and spacious rooms and fine working A/C Good warm shower
Cons: The room and especially the cushions and bed sheets/mattrasse had an unpleasant wet, moldy smell (we were there in rainy season so it might be different when the wheather is warm, but they should try to get control of the "wet-problem" - i.e. change bed stuff and ensure a sufficient ventilation or take other measures to reduce humidity levels in the rooms)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Superb breakfast, the cook gave us exceptional service throughout our stay. Pool was really nice. The rooms are awesome, spacious and great bathroom. Distance from Una beach is 10 minutes by tuk tuk, but once we got our scooters it didn’t matter.
Cons: The wifi hasn’t worked for most of our stay because the hotel ran out of data. Once additional data was bought, the wifi worked well in the common area.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great spacious room, very clean, good base for Galle Fort and Unawatuna. Nice pool. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was excellent, preapared by cook Noushan.
Cons: WiFi was a bit hit and miss, could definitely be improved.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Birds, squirrels, monkeys - this place is an animal planet! Outstanding hospitality, friendly staff and the manager who is really dedicated to this place. We loved sitting on our terrace, sipping tea and listening to the buddhist prayers form the neighboring temple. Not to mention the delicious food and lovely breakfast. The location is indeed remote but that’s why we’ve chosen it; you won’t find such a quiet paradise on the main road of Unawatuna. Anyway, it’s only a couple minutes by tuktuk to the town with the nice rice fields views. We would be happy to stay there longer and drink more pineapple milkshakes in the pool! :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff ...helpful & accommodating. Eager to make your stay enjoyable . Information on where to go & How to get there...arranging transport if required. Meals were beautifully prepared by a chef who can cook a variety of cuisines.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The a/c didn’t work in the bedroom I was originally booked in for but the staff quickly changed it over and I stayed in another room with air con. Be warned that the walk to the centre although short, does pass houses with guard dogs who will bark viciously and follow you. The hotel can order you a tuk tuk. The pool and food is amazing! I found a few more ants in the other room I was placed in with a pool view but it was closer to the trees, and you are surrounded by a jungle. I wasn’t very well and the manager let me stay in the room for the whole day in which I was supposed to check out as I was getting a late flight. They always made me ginger lemon and honey tea and other drinks to help my stomach which was lovely.They were very accommodating generally.Thank you!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All staff catered for your every need personally. The chef once again personally asks your food requirements and cooks to your taste. He is a brilliant cook. We had our own tuk tuk on the grounds and when it rained we went to pull the side covers down but reception waved us to say they had already done it. Thanks guys
Cons: Nothing
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Nature Villa Unawatuna - Adults Only in Unawatuna, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 9 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The most exiting thing about the place - it's location. Hard to imagine a place near the rain forest, with birds, peacocks, and monkeys and just 3 minutes away from the beach. Pure tranquility and relax. Exactly what we expect.
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Close to the beach, 10 min to Galle. We had the small complex for ourselves. Perfect for our last days in Sri Lanka!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely, clean rooms which were nicely done up. Great pool which stayed cool even in scorching weather. Friendly staff. Great location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was perfect for a relaxing few days at the end of our trip. The staff were friendly with getting us checked in, and then leaving us alone to relax, apart from if we needed anything - perfect! The pool is nice and warm, and the rooms are spacious and comfy, with AC. IT's also in a great location - walking distance to all the shops, bars and restaraunts in Unawatuna, while still being set back from the road for a more quiet and peaceful stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice selection of 3 different sets. Unfortunately have no time to try all of them, but the Sri lankan was good.
Cons: The path-walk to the villa is tiny and not very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: luxury room with great bathroom in beautiful garden. Nice location - beach in walking distance
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food pool staff location
Cons: Nada
7.1 Good
Pros: Amazingly quiet place, only a few rooms and nice garden with clean pool, water dispenser available, nice small terraces, big rooms
Cons: I did not like the payment process, it should be stated more clearly on the website as it confuses guests, we did not like the doors/way in to our bungalows, felt quite instable!
4.2 Okay
Pros: The pool
Cons: The staff was not very friendly. They make you pay in advance for everything which is very rude. The breakfast was cold and not worth the price
Gloria Grand Hotel - Unawatuna - Building
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8.8 Excellent (154 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Gloria Grand Hotel in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 9 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include express check-in, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Room was excellent and the staff service was excellent.
Cons: Lack of proper parking facility. Would have preferred better variety for breakfast as there was no local food provided.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff very friendly and pleasant. Food very tasty and value for mony
Cons: Parking facility not enough.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff. Well looked after in a very comfortable hotel! Great location.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything is nice. Staff is very nice and helpful. Great breakfast. Very comfy beds. Well cleaned rooms and bathrooms. Very close to all the main locations.
Cons: The parking is bit difficult since it has a big gap. So for cars it is bit difficult to park.
7.5 Good
Pros: The staff was impressive.They solve our problems and setbacks with maximum professionality an humanity. Our stay was cozy and we feel like at hone
Cons: Todo perfecto
5.8 Okay
Pros: Good roomsize, only a short walk to Beach
Cons: The aircon didn’t work, birds nested on top of our balcony (birdshit and feathers everywhere), the lighting was as if you were at the dentist
9.2 Excellent
Pros: All the members of staff extremely friendly and helpful but can not thank enough Mr Malin for being a great host. Hotel is in the main street to the beach but not too noisy so allows you good sleep but very close to everything you need.
Thaproban Beach House - Unawatuna - Building
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8.5 Excellent (908 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Thaproban Beach House in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 8 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff were amazing- possibly the nicest people we met on our whole trip.
7.0 Good
Pros: The breakfast was good and the staff helpful.
Cons: There was torrential rain during our stay. The stairs to the first floor had puddles of water from where the rain was coming in. Not a problem for me to carefully negotiate, but someone older may have had trouble.
7.1 Good
Pros: Room was comfortable and breakfast was excellent.
Cons: Lot of stairs to the top no, swimming pool and sea was too rough to swim. Also a lot of stairs to the top penthouse. Also a little pricey for the facilities offered. The air conditioner needs either replacing or servicing as it did not cool effectively!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was ideal for restaurants, bars, and surfing. Breakfast was decent. The room I stayed in had a lovely ocean view.
Cons: Upon arrival late at night, there was nobody to check me in. I had to stay at a nearby hostel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We book the place for one day, i want to surprise my GF and propose her. Arun did a great job doing all the arrangements and made our even a special and memorable one. We would be visiting the place for our anniversary.
Cons: Nothing
7.5 Good
Pros: Great location right on the beach. Hotel was also clean and presented well. We stayed for 3 nights and was a great stopping point in Unawatuna. Breakfast was also very good.
Cons: The hotel isn’t the quietest. We were woken at 0430am to loud party music a couple of doors down from a neighbouring venue. When I tried to contact a member of staff there was no one to be found in the whole hotel, not even a security guard. We raised this with the hotel the next day who didn’t seem to be too bothered that this occurred and kept telling me reception would not be open at that time! I explained that there should be some kind of security available 24/7 in case of any emergency. We also found the service very slow from the bar staff and on 1 occasion we had to ask 3 times for a beer to be bought to our table. We visited in the off-season so the hotel wasn’t busy.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location on the beach front. Our room had a very comfortable bed and great air conditioning for the hot weather. The food was excellent and the chefs did a great job dealing with dietary restrictions. The seafood was really excellent and caught fresh every day. The staff were super friendly and very attentive to all our needs.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic staff and facilities. Make you feel very welcome.
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Cons: Swimming pool not at the property, need to walk 700 mts to a sister concern of theirs. That i felt could've been more clearly called out during the booking. Rest the stay was enjoyable!!
La Veranda Di Serena - Unawatuna - Outdoor view
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8.6 Excellent (121 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Vista La Veranda Di Serena in Unawatuna, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. A train station pick-up service is available for a surcharge.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It's a perfect location for people who love the sea... also the owner CHANDANA makes every effort to make the stay even better and even helped me with an early check-in
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location- idyllic setting on the beach. Watching turtles within reach of where we sat and ate breakfast outstanding de every morning. Owner/ manager so helpful and always on hand to advise and organise transport/ activities. Short walk along the beach to so many restaurants. Loved the whole Sri Lanka experience and will definitely return.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very gentle and polite staff, also great cook
Cons: Not much, beach was quite small but the location is close to a larger beach to swim
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Top position! Really seafront!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is well located, away from the noise of the main beach but still close to all restaurants. The view from the ocean-view rooms is breathtaking! You can see some turtles swimming in front of the hotel when the tide is high, and the beach is suitable to swim when the tide is low. The personnel is extremely nice, and the breakfast was delicious.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and quiet place with nicely designed rooms and a small ‘private’ beach right in front of the hotel which we liked better than the more touristy Unawatuna beach (walking distance btw)
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Incredible location, right on the water! Staff and owner were fantastic, kind and helpful! Lots of good places to eat very close by. Highly recommend!
7.9 Good
Pros: Very well located, just in front of the beach. Perfect place to get some rest after exploring the country. Very good breakfast
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Being next to the ocean
Hotel Flower Garden - Unawatuna - Building
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8.5 Excellent (466 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Hotel Flower Garden in Unawatuna, you'll be near the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 7 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We were upgraded on arrival to a lovely deluxe cabana. The bed was incredible. Pools were large and facilities great. Super relaxing stay. Great location just off main road and about 10mins walk to the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice hotel! Extremely good restaurant - good breakfast; we had dinner three nights and tried many different dishes. Both fish and Sri Lankan menu is warmly recommended. We enjoyed the two pools. And the staff are very serviceminded - I do hope waiters, cooks and cleaning staff are getting their share of the service charges.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Is a nice and peaceful place. Beautiful gardens. Close to the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous end to our honeymoon. We went in the penthouse but the cabanas looked much better. We were there “off season” and it was super quiet. The food was absolutely fabulous, one of the best Sri Lankan food I had on the trip.
Cons: It was rainy season and so the mosquitoes were breeding quite quickly. I am not sure what can be done about that but they were a bit of a nuisance when you are trying to relax by the pool.
6.7 Good
Pros: The gardens and area surrounding the pool are very peaceful. The room was cleaned very well each morning. Good range of breakfast choices. Nice to see the wildlife from the pool.
Cons: The roof in our Family room leaked for two nights during night storms. (no sign of it being repaired or anyone investigating despite reporting to reception). The pool was missing three tiles from the bottom and my son cut his foot. The door to the bathroom wouldn't close and had an inch gap down the side. The air conditioning machines weren't very effective. Charged a 15% service charge on top of the bookings.com fee which already had a service charge included. Room advertised as a family bungalow but was in fact a 1st floor room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast was excellent and a welcome break after a week of Sri Lankan breakfasts.
Cons: Everything was excellent. Highly recommend this place.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is a real garden with a lot of trees and flowers. We booked a cabana. It had all you need for a long staying. Good restaurant in the hotel and there are a lot of cafes near. Distance to the beach is 5 minutes walking on foot. We recommend this hotel and will choose it again for sure.
Cons: Firstly the hotel provided us with an old small cabana near the kitchen. We asked to replace it. Next one was really lovely and we stayed there for 9 nights and we liked it. WiFi was available only in the public area.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: After staying in several hotels in Sri Lanka I can only give a highest rating to the cooking staff. Dinner was always very fresh and delicious with great flavors and good presentation every evening. Good breakfast choice as well. Good central location close to the beach and shops. Monkeys coming very close to the hotel. Great nature around.
Cons: The owner hires very young staff. Some of the waiters were truly service minded though there were few inexperienced ones with very poor English. One of the receptionists could barely understand us. We were not located in a main building but another place where there was an ongoing renovation. We were told it will only take an hour though we had to listen to drilling for two days! Pool water was not that clean coz of the surrounding plants and flying insects but it wasn’t too bad. We felt a little surprised that taxes and extra charges weren’t included in the final price. Note extra 2.5% charge if you pay using credit card. Our Mosquito net was full of holes upon arrival but was replaced later on with another one with fewer holes.. Take good repellents with you!
Levels by Cantaloupe - Unawatuna - Building
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8.5 Excellent (276 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Levels by Cantaloupe in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Jungle Beach and 7 minutes from Unawatuna Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Staff was very helpful and accommodating in recommending local attractions.
Cons: The wi-fi did not work. The staff was not knowledgeable enough to troubleshoot or repair.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The room (junior Suite), the food, and the breakfast experience
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel was pleasure to stay in! The pool is wonderful, with great views. Our room was beyond fantastic, loved how helpful all the staff were. Whenever minor problems occurred staffed were incredibly polite ,helpful and efficient. Would return to Unawatuna again just to stay here.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything else, staff are their asset
Cons: Expensive price for a spa massage in Sri Lanka
6.3 Good
Pros: Breakfast was good. They also had gluten-free marked portion of granola, fruits and yoghurt, which ended up being yoghurt and fruits without ANY granola. They provided our kids porridge late in the evening when asked. The staff was friendly but not as welcoming as in other hotel we were in.
Cons: The room had strong scent from pluggable room scents. It was either the scent or some other factors in the room causing us allergic reactions (loss of sound, headache...). Staff tried to find the cause and said that a/c was the problem, after this a/c stopped working for a while. You had to be really careful to to touch the shower thermostat after founding right temperature, otherwise water could get super hot (bad for kids). THE WORST thing was the location of the room. It was right above the restaurant (noisy) and guests enjoying their meals could easily see into our room. The beautiful scenery was also partly blocked with big flower pot. We had our own "private" balcony, which was used by other guests to see the view (and to our room). We felt like living in a fish bowl. We ended up checking out one night before the end of our reservation.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location And staff
Cons: No car park available inside..
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Lovely welcome to the hotel and room well presented with flower petals in the bed. Loved the pool area with chill out beds. We had breakfast in our bedroom which was very good.
Cons: Although a lovely view from the hotel, it’s a little out of the way and up a steep hill.
Sayura Beach Hotel - Unawatuna - Pool
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8.4 Excellent (227 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Sayura Beach Hotel in Unawatuna, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Unawatuna Beach and 8 minutes from Galle Fort. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Clean, location is good. Rooms are comfy. Can see turtles from roof top. Very close to the beach. Safe and shallow water nearby but not the adjacent. Food is tasty. The sea view rooms are the best.
Cons: No buffet. Ala carte menu only. Food a little overpriced. Not much variety in breakfast.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Ocean view was lovely. Very close to a swimming lagoon, which made the beach swimmable during the off season. Pool was also good for swimming when it was raining.
6.7 Good
Pros: Its a beautiful Beach and the room was spacious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: we were the only people in the hotel due to low season, lovely hotel with a beach in front, this is directly beside the famous rock ship for instagram photos.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location is amazing. The beach is beautiful, and it's steps from a lagoon which makes for very good swimming. The staff are consistently friendly and helpful. The location is an easy distance both from Unawatuna and Galle. Highly recommend it.
Cons: Breakfast was adequate, but it wasn't nearly as good as it has been in the past. That said, we did have a member of our group who is gluten intolerant, and they were able to accommodate his needs very well. There were two members of our group who had rooms where the AC wasn't working. With a little effort, we were able to move into rooms where the AC was very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hotel was clean and comfortable, staff were lovely. Location and view is super. Food was really tasty and an excellent breakfast.
Cons: The weather was really awful (end of October)and when the sea is rough there really is nowhere to swim. The nearby lagoon is still unusable. The pool is tiny and in the reception area, so my wife refused to use it. Better than nothing but only just. For the price we paid we were very happy for 3 days. Longer would have been tedious, options for bars along the beach are very limited. (3) Teenagers would get very bored here. View is awesome. Staff are lovely. Food was all superb. Beds comfortable and everything from the hotel side was excellent. And you can see turtles from the balcony!
6.7 Good
Pros: The view and the staff is good.
Cons: They've installed sensors to the balcony door which have been set to turn off the AC unit automatically when you just open it even when someone is still in the room. It was really annoying. We need to turn on the AC everytime. Of course we need to save energy while we are staying in comfort. I suggest them to install a timer to the sensor. Furthermore, breakfast is not that good. There were only few varieties. It needs to be improved. However, French toast was delicious.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Always lovely. Breakfast was a little sad in my first day, as I think there were very few guests. However,’the other days were just what I expected.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Overall very good rooms and fasilities....
Cons: Midnight the A/C goes off .......thats not a good practice....please attend that issue ASAP... Tnx!
Unawatuna Holiday Home - Unawatuna - Building
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8.3 Excellent (252 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Holiday Inn Unawatuna in Unawatuna, you'll be in the historical district, a 3-minute walk from Unawatuna Beach and a 5-minute drive from Jungle Beach. Featured amenities include express check-in, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.