Location: Unawatuna, Galle
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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel Unawatuna, nestled at the foot of famous Sanjeewani Mountain is a place of beauty and simplicity for artists, writers, intellectuals, honey moon couples or simply for those who are seeking a peaceful holiday in the sun. It was built in 1735 by a Dutch governor and still preserved in its former glory and charm with original Dutch architectural features.
Nooit Gedacht is a Colonial style hotel with luscious green landscape, Authentic Sri Lankan qulinary with Eastern & Western delicacies and affordable accommodation. It'sjust few minutes walk away from the world famous Unawatuna beach & 5Km away from the Galle fortress which is a world heritage site and the largest remaining fortress in Asia.

Nooit Gedacht offers you wide range of Ayurveda treatments & message for cure, rejuvenation and personal well being. We give personal attention to all our guests under the supervision of qualified Ayurveda doctor & well trained therapists. We offer seven days Panchakarma & rejuvenation packages for long staying guests. Guests can also pick & chose any treatment from our treatment list as they wish.
Our Spa & Message treatments go hand in hand with soothing effects of ancient Ayurveda to calm your body & mind.

Ayurveda Panchakarma & Rejuvenation/ wellness
It is including
Accommodation in Colonial Style room ( A/C , Hot water shower, attached bath, Private veranda, Free Wi-Fi )
Ayurveda food ( Vegetarian, Fish, Chicken ) / Herbal tea / Fresh Fruit Juice
Consultation by the doctor
Treatments – ( 2 or 3 Treatments per day, Doctor. will decide after consultation. we use traditional Ayurveda oil & methods, not cosmetic oils )
Ayurveda medicine ( if prescribed by the doctor )

Yoga or meditation can be arranged on request for extra payment.


Standart Colonial Wing - Double or Twin rooms with A/C, Hot water shower, attached bath & private veranda, Garden View.
Superior New Wing - Double or Twin roms with A/C, Hot water shower, attached bath & private veranda, more spacious with view of lake/mountain/Pool.
Colonial style Family suite - Spacious family room for 4 pax, with antique furniture, private dining area, view of pool & garden, Attached bath, Hot water shower, Non A/C, Fan


Free WIFI in lobby & Restaurant
Laundry service
2 swimming pools
Ayurveda treatment center & Spa
A baby cot can be provided free if requested in advance

Driver accommodation
B-B-Q, garden parties & dinners could be arranged on request

Check in – 1:00 pm 

Check out - 11:00 am 

Early arrival or late departure is subject to room availability and must be
confirmed in advance with the hotel.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled or modified before 14 days of date of arrival, no fee will be
If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show, the total price of
the reservation will be charged.

Double rooms
Distance to the beach, m
Distance to the shop, m
Distaince to the airport, km
Distance to the train, km
Minimal stay, days
Baby Bad
Hot water
Ayurvedic massage


STANDART Colonial Wing (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Shower)
Budget Room (Bed & Breakfast)
01.05.15 - 31.10.15250 $
01.11.15 - 30.04.1650 $
SUPERIOR New Wing (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Shower)
01.05.15 - 31.10.1561 $83 $133 $
01.11.15 - 30.04.16100 $117 $211 $
Ayurveda Package (Full Board)
01.05.15 - 31.10.15125 $
01.11.15 - 30.04.16150 $
Colonial Style Family Suite (4 pax) (Bed & Breakfast)  (Fan, Hot water)
01.05.15 - 31.10.1589 $
01.11.15 - 30.04.16133 $
STANDARD (Bed & Breakfast)
01.05.15 - 31.10.1544 $44 $67 $
01.11.15 - 30.04.1672 $89 $122 $
STANDART Colonial Wing Garden View (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Shower)
Inter Connecting Family Room (4 pax) (Bed & Breakfast)
01.11.14 - 30.04.15122 $

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4.3/5   Based on 125 reviews

Great place for a couple of nights away from Colombo.
Bugs78 [TA], , Colombo, Sri Lanka

A very nice hotel with very helpful staff. Stayed in superior rooms which had views out to the hills. Interior of the rooms were also nice, though the bathrooms could be better. Breakfast was good and the couple of times we dined at the hotel, the food was very good. A nice getaway from the city.

A wonderful experience
Shashitha [TA], , Yishun, Singapore

Stayed for 2 nights in April 2015. Clean, almost boutique like rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Serene atmosphere. The restaurant is highly recommended. The best food I had in the area. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

Excellent pool, clean and cozy rooms
JennaLong... [TA], , Austin, Texas

My husband and I loved this place. Wonderful pool and garden with a beautiful view of forested hills. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away, however we preferred staying out of the main town because it is quieter. Food is delicious, staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very clean and cute-they have a very cozy and homely feel. The only con to the place is the wifi is slow.

Great value!
Picasso1 [TA], , Prague, Czech Republic

After coming toward the end of my trip to Sri Lanka I decided to spend a couple of nights in Unawatuna and found this hotel on Trip Advisor. The combination of an excellent reputation and excellent prices were enough to encourage me to book Nooit Gedacht and I was not disappointed. The hotel is absolutely beautiful from the reception through to the gardens. The room was spacious and very clean. The whole establishment has an amazing ambience and was just so peaceful. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast that came with the room was superb. I wish now that I had stayed here longer. Highly Recommended!

A very special, heavenly place
11bastian [TA], , George Town, Malaysia

My sister and I spent six days in this magical place situated a short distance outside Galle. The location, the staff, the gorgeous old mansion (1735) and its grounds could hardly be more conducive to unwinding and getting an idea of what makes Sri Lanka so special. A marvellous sense of history pervades every inch of Nooit Gedacht. The hotel is set in sublime grounds backing onto the legendary Rumassala Hill (which, as the owners told us, saved it from the worst ravages of the tsunami eleven years ago) with a large and beautiful lotus pond, lush lawns, stunning views and brimming with mature trees and blossom. There are two pools, one shady and perfect for children, the other very large and ideal for both exercise and cooling off. Older rooms towards the front of the property have a rustic charm (we stayed one night in them) and are cheaper, two new wings (into which we moved for the rest of the time because a room became free) are very tastefully decorated and furnished with lovely marbled concrete floors, attractive minimalist bathrooms, large balconies and stunning views. All very aesthetic and well thought out. The food - we ate mostly Sri Lankan curries - was delicious, breakfast excellent and special mention should be made of ALL the staff and managers who were absolutely outstanding - always friendly, so helpful and, above all, so genuine in their friendliness. The hotel has a sustainable, green ethos, which is very apparent; organic vegetables, appeals to be aware of energy consumption and so on. Some of the comments on Trip Advisor suggest the hotel is run down. I think that is a misunderstanding of the aims of the proprietors. It is also, frankly, very silly to compare it to a top price boutique hotel when all rooms here are superb value for money! We stayed over New Year and all the guests were invited to celebrations on the lawn with all the staff, which were a delight. Thank you to all who work here and special thanks also to our wonderful, kind and helpful waiter Sajhit! We will definitely return to this unique place.

Room Tip: In the new wings ALL the rooms have lovely views, whether on the ground or the first floor! A tuk tu...
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ים נ [TA], ,

The hosts were amazing. We stayed more than we expected. Good location! The best place to stay in unnawatuna! It was holiday and they did a small pestival which was really cool and wonderfull expirience

Great place for a quiet stay
david2014... [TA], , Pune, India

We stayed at Nooit Gedacht for 2 nights in Jan'15.. did not have prior reservations but were able to get a 1st floor room in the new wing.. spacious with attached bath-cum-toilet and a sit-out overlooking the forest and side-view of the pool. Very comfortable, a bit detached from the dining area but we were able to make our own tea / coffee with the amenities provided. We really enjoyed the privacy and quaint ambience of the place. The staff were helpful and courteous.

The dining area is spacious with good buffet breakfast and choice of food. Order atleast 1/2 hour in advance. Prices were reasonable given that this is a Heritage hotel. Outside alcohol is not permitted so have to purchase at the hotel.

The hotel is a 10 min walk from Unawatuna beach.. quite pleasant early in the morning. The beach itself looked great for an early norning stroll or jog but from the tightly packed hotels and stalls, it looked like it would get very lively later in the day. We went for a quick dip.. water was nice and clean but the sand beneath our feet felt rough and loose,

If looking for action, may want to stay closer to the beach but if looking for a nice quiet comfy retreat then Nooit Gedacht is the place to stay!

Room Tip: Go for the 1st floor rooms in the New Wing
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Nice place for short stay.
Jean-Bern... [TA], , Nairobi, Kenya

We stayed there for two nights, rooms are nice and comfortable, view on the pool and the forest.
Very calm Hotel but far from town.
Unfortunately food was poor, maybe because of New Year, most of the staff were off.

Nice and cozy but needs renovation
Bossebert... [TA], ,

We were 4 days at the hotel. It is a very nice old building where the Dutch governor stayed a summer cottages. There are build 20 new rooms to the hotel with air condition. The rooms are nice but the place needs renovation. The pool looks dirty - it not but the button needs painting, there are a lot of mosquitoes because of all the plantation. The staff is very friendly, there is internet in the reception and in the restaurant - but it is slow (it is slow all over Sri Lanka - so it is not different from other hotels)

Beautiful charming hotel
pinklane... [TA], , Portsmouth, United Kingdom

I loved my stay here especially the pool and the beautiful grounds. However they really should throw away all the old stained sheets as both rooms I was in had the same problem. Breakfast and WiFi were good. Excellent staff service.

Room Tip: Bungalow blocks second from main building
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