Reviews of Hotels and Guest houses


25 Apr 2016

This place is incredible! Recently returned from hosting my yoga retreat and feel overwhelmed with how smoothly everything went. The warm and attentive staff became like family and the villa our home. As soon as you step inside the gates you sense you have entered an oasis, feeling totally looked after. Restful days by the pool in the stunning green garden, beautifully prepared outdoor dinners and peaceful nights in comfy beds all allow for an amazing holiday. Cant wait to return!

26 Apr 2016

Kingfisher Hotel was just right! Perfect location on a lovely beach. The food was lovely and the beer cold! The staff were very friendly and attentive. We booked all Four double rooms for our family holiday and what a great time we all had. Would totally recommend.

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26 Apr 2016

Nature Villes a great place to stay in Unawatuna, Its right in the centre of unawatuna. Perfect location to go to the beach but you are also not right in front of the beach so its very quite and peaceful. The staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the manager..Artjom. He will give you all the information and help you need at anytime. The rooms are very nice and very comfortable. Defiantly recommend and worth the money.

27 Apr 2016

Pros:
The room had a good air conditioner which you need in Unawatuna in April, it was sweltering.
Clean rooms which are made up everyday for you.
Staff was very helpful, friendly and attentive. The reception staff (Nuwani) went out of her way to help me get a document printed (thanks Nuwani!).
Nice breakfast.
lush bush surrounds with bird nests etc.
good value spa to have a full body Ayurvedic massage.

Cons;
The pool is nice and in the shade however they need to renovate, fix up the broken tiles that are super sharp which cut my sun (which has left a gash, and possibly a big scar)
Poor Wifi connection, no connection in the room (in the tower on the other side of the reception) for the last 3 days we stayed, the wifi near reception/pool area was also in and out ( a bit frustrating if you are like me who needs internet to relax)

27 Apr 2016

Our family had the most incredible trip to Sri Lanka recently and stayed at a number of hotels all over the island- Thambapani was the best hotel by far! It was the perfect location with beautiful sandy beaches very near to the hotel. It had gorgeous rooms, delicious food and even a pool!
What made the trip for us though was the hotels warm and friendly staff.
Nuwani in particular was absolutely lovely and showed a real interest in our holiday. She was able to advise us on the best places to visit and went the extra mile to ensure our stay was perfect and memorable. We would come back as a family to visit her and the staff at the hotel a they had a family approach which made us feel at home. Thank you to Nuwani and the staff at Thambapani!!

27 Apr 2016

I have visited Kingfisher many times (more than 5) and it is one the best locations at Unawatuna.

There are 4 rooms and the top floor rooms are having a magnificent view. The rooms are very clean and spacious. Considering the prices relative to the other properties in Unawatuna, this is pricy.

They have a good menu, but don't expect anything local.

The staff is well trained and well mannered.

I will continue to visit Kingfisher in the future.

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27 Apr 2016

I found Peacock Ayurveda Garden after extensive research on the Internet to find the ideal Ayurveda and panchkarma resort. I was not disappointed. In fact I am delighted to have chosen this place for a 15-days treatment for my wife and me. From the time I contacted Asta, the co-owner, the booking and the other administrative matters were handled most efficiently but her. The place is a gem. Tucked in lush jungle nestled in hills, the beautiful and landscaped little resort exudes an ambience of peace, quiet and nature at its most serene. The 8-bedroom facility, has a little dining room, kitchen, sitting area, verandas, and of course the swimming pool with the iconic mango tree, beside it. The tree was laden with mangoes kissing the lush green lawns. There are also a few treatment rooms, a cabana and a shed for yoga around the house. The rooms are spacious, airy and very clean. Although lack of air conditioning was a little daunting in the first two days of our stay, we soon started liking the heat and humidity. We later realized that the heat was necessary to help rid the body of toxins. The doctors, the therapists, the kitchen staff and the other support staff are the most competent, courteous, cheerful and helpful persons I have ever come across in any one place. It was impossible to fault anyone for anything whatsoever. In fact everyone literally went out of their way to meet our needs, requirements and wishes to the best of their ability. Both my wife and I are most satisfied with our stay at Peacock Garden and feel much healthier and happier. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

27 Apr 2016

Me and mother visited Unawatuna in April and we have chosen the Dionis Villa because the location of the villa seemed very convenient. Indeed we found it very suitable for all our needs! Waves are pretty strong at Unawatuna beach so we walked to the stunning Jungle beach which is just about 10 minutes walk from the villa. Even though we don't drive, it was super easy to catch a tuk-tuk back when it got dark. Owners Francesca with Raju, their beautiful daughter and Lulu, the cutest dog, were very friendly and welcoming, they invited us to have a traditional breakfast during Sri Lankan New Year, it was a very nice gesture! We were staying in a two bedroom villa which was a perfect size for us, equipped with a kitchen and all necessary tools. I was a little bit sceptic about cooling fans before we arrived, but it was actually perfect! I had a great night sleep for the entire stay which was 9 nights, with fans only, open windows also give some air flow. Villa is surrounded by trees so it doesn't get extremely hot inside. Towels are provided. It was very quiet around, not much of traffic outside, just some occasional cars and bikes, well, and birds of course :) wi-fi is good. Also, I would like to say a massive "Thank you" to Raju which approached my desire to learn surfing, offered to join him to hit the waves. He offered me to borrow his board and showed me how to surf. All this was just a friendly offer, which was unexpectedly pleasant! I loved my first wave and now there is no need for me to take an instructor. I highly recommend this place and I will definitely consider it again when I come to Sri Lanka. I wish all the best to the owners and hope to meet them again!

28 Apr 2016

Hi we stayed her for 7 nights in a cabana it was fab was very clean and spacious
The pools were lovely the water was actually like a warm bath
All the staff in the hotel were amazingly friendly and some spoke good English and polite
The wildlife in and around the hotel is interesting ,monkeys come every day to the mango tree ,also lizards come daily .
The breakfast was really good fruit toast eggs as you wanted them ,the dinner and day snacks was also nice we ate a few times during our stay
We would definitely stay here again if in the area, thanks to all staff for a great stay
Thanks Jan and Wendy

28 Apr 2016

I stayed in this hotel for 4 days and I liked it. Rooms are clean, with cold and warm water. The only problem if you stay it the last floor it can be a little bit noise because of monkeys on the trees. The staff are very friendly and attentive . The restaurant in the hotel is also good. The hotel is 5-10 minutes away from the beach. The wifi connection is poor in the last floor

28 Apr 2016

We stayed here at in the Ballroom for a couple of nights finishing off our Sri Lanka visit. This boutique hotel is amazing! Just lovely. The staff - especially the manager - was super friendly and accommodating and really treated us like royalty.
The grounds are amazing. Infinity pool and all. The decor...just spectacular with amazing taste. Of all the places we visited in Sri Lanka, Galle is definitely our favorite place. Great beaches and lots of places to walk around for a visit.
We had dinner at the sister hotel right across the street - The Sun House - which was just as amazing.
AND, to top it all off, we had a private island lunch on an island - Taprobane - which was too die for. Southern most place...private place all to ourselves.

29 Apr 2016

Taru Rock Villa, Bentota “A little piece of Heaven on the beautiful West coast”
What an amazing place to stay – a truly sublime experience!
A small family owned and managed Villa, including four delightful deluxe double rooms and a large adjoining family villa, all nestled in beautiful grounds, which are simply stunning, with swimming pool, restaurant and bar area.
The Villas are managed by Oshan, who is the perfect host and a mild mannered, serene gentleman, ably assisted by Nimal, a gentleman with great knowledge and wit, who takes care of the restaurant and bar with his offsider, Ruwan.
What a great team! All three made our stay an absolute delight.
The rooms are impeccable. Beautifully decorated, clean, very well maintained, with a comfortable bed and excellent bathroom. The attention to detail and interior design flows though whole Villa complex and is all done to a very high standard.
Without a doubt the highlight of the Villa is the restaurant area. Again, a lovely ambience by the pool and very well maintained, but the food is the star, it’s just amazing! A very varied menu with something for everyone, all the food is prepared to a very high standard and tastes wonderful.
We stayed for a week and were going to eat in a few different places along the beach, but the quality and price of the food offered at the Villa is second to none. We dined every night at the Villa and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!
Our stay at the Villa was to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday and as a treat the management and staff prepared us a special candlelit dinner on the gazebo in the garden, complete with a surprise birthday cake!
Taru Rock Villa is a delightful place to stay, with excellent staff and serving stunning food in a tranquil oasis.
Highly recommend definitely seems inadequate to describe a stay here. It is excellent!

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