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 129 reviews

Clonial touch..wonderful place
subhaw [TA], , Colombo, Sri Lanka

amazing property with heritage was 1735 built dutch governors house.but still looks of the best place for relax with family.decent prices.super quality staff.friendly.quick service.delicious foods.I have visited all the room category and best one is 300 years old dutch governor's room is best.they maintain the old rooms well and properly. nice kid love the duck.we enjoyed the swimming pool.prefer budget rooms and standard rooms than the new wing rooms bcz old rooms show the value of history.

Room Tip: budget rooms and standard rooms are good
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Beautiful property but average stay
BhavyaSAr... [TA], , Mumbai (Bombay), India

This was the last of my stay. The property itself is really beautiful but gets a little depressing at night with their dated furniture and not-so-great lighting. Rooms were a bit small but comfortable. The bathroom door didn't have a latch on the inside and have see-through glass! The food here is pretty average and very less in quantity for the price they charged as compared to other places I visited and stayed at.

Room Tip: Advisable to take budget rooms for 30$
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A Relaxing Jungle Retreat
pamela j [TA], , Nhill, Australia

I was very pleased with all aspects of our stay at the hotel. THE MEALS / DRINKS WERE EXCELLENT. The staff were very friendly and made a great effort to keep the hotel running smoothly, and displayed excellent manners at all times. The setting in tropical gardens included plenty of local wildlife which we enjoyed. The hotel is in a great location only a 5 min. walk from the beach and a 10 min Tuk tuk ride from the Galle Fort Loved the old Heritage building and our room was spacious.Loved the breakfasts and the service with a smile ! The pool was spacious and excellently maintained. We would recommend this hotel to couples and families - must have a good rep. as there were brides having photos taken in the gardens !!

Room Tip: Overlooking the pool would be great.
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Best days in Sri Lanka
Martin S [TA], ,

Very nice place in Unawatuna, big garden with good swimming pool, good service, room was clean every day, near the beach. Very good choice for these money. Hotel is very beautiful, made with love to traditions. For us it was best days in Sri Lanka.

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

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