Reviews of Hotels and Guest houses


30 Nov 2011

We last stayed at Goldi Sands 2 years ago and had a wonderful time. So for my birthday we had 3 weeks from 19 Oct to 10 Nov. we were looking forward to seeing the changes, showers are now great, as always the rooms were kept brilliantly clean. However the designers/builders have let the hotel down very badly because each time it rained several parts of the hotel flooded, including some of the rooms this was all the new work! The staff coped with it in the usual good natured way and kept checking that we were all ok. Whilst they have lost some of the very good staff they had, they have managed to keep some excellent staff who were there from our first visit. To our great suprise all of them remembered us, and treated us like long lost members of the family. We would gladly recommend the Goldi Sands to anyone - the food is still wonderful, while we were there a lovely Dutch chef was there advising on various aspects of the food and service Whilst he was delightful, I am glad they have not changed to much. Dont go expecting english roast dinners, (the English night was always the worst), but there is always plenty to choose from & they will always prepare anything asked for. We took a trip up north on the east coast which was made even better by our driver Sissil who we met through the hotel, and really knows his stuff and is very reasonable, but above all a good driver. Give it a try - we want to go back again.

30 Nov 2011

Perfect serve, talented chef, sociable staff create a friendly atmosphere.

01 Dec 2011

Julien an italian guy (is bilingual french/italian/english) has this guesthouse.
the location is very good, and the friday night julien does BRUSCHETTA PARTY everybody taste it!!!
the price are good, 3 rooms, a big at the top, and middle at second floor (is the room i have)
beautiful rooms and clean!!!

if you want to eat not very expensive in unawatuna, you can go to the main road and walk to the right during 5/10minutes to a place where they rent scooter and they also make delicious food ! 100 roupies KOTOU, and 90 Roupies vegetable rice and curry.
not the first restaurant (the owner give me big tourist price !!!), is the second restaurant, just 10meter after

renaud

02 Dec 2011

most of the guest in this hotel says bad things about this hotel but what they are hiding is that they were looking for the cheapest place to stay and what they expect is 5 star treatment i stayed in this hotel few times and i have to say i got my moneys worth .

03 Dec 2011

Крайне рекомендую к размещению по соотношению цена/качество. Расположение идеальное - до пляжа 5 минут неспешным шагом, нет суеты и шума как в пляжном отеле. Вокруг реальные джунгли, отличная природа. В меру старые номера - все чисто и культурно. Особенно порадовал душ под открытым небом - необычно. Персонал ненавязчивый и очень благодушный. Питание соответствует классу отеля. Впечатления самые благоприятные.

04 Dec 2011

We enjoyed three nights at Blue Ocean Villa. The owners are lovely and give very honest advice. The room we stayed in was nice and big, had a clean bathroom with hot water and a balcony with a view of the water. The breakfast is pretty good too. It was rather inexpensive to stay there, probably one of the best value places we stayed at in Sri Lanka.

04 Dec 2011

We stayed in an 3-room appartment in this hotel for more than 3 weeks. Everything is good about it including price (see on their web-site). No noise except parrots and sea and rain, big balcony, it`s a perfect place to relax. Fridge with beer, TV room with DVD, music and big table in the kitchen, 2 spacious rooms and 1 small, 1 with AC (for small extra-price). They clean the rooms every 3-4 days, can bring tea and food from the restaurant upstairs (tips are welcome). Staff and hosts are very friendly. The restaurant is more expensive than the ones on the beach or on the road nearby, but sometimes it`s nice to have restaurant meal in your appartment or in the garden full of flowers. Fresh fish is very good. They can also organize trips to national parks, Galle and airport transfer at a reasonable rate in truly AC vans.
The beach is only 5 min from the hotel, but the closest place is not good for swimmimg, you must go a little further (10 min) one or another side to find a place. But when you find one, feels like paradise!

Рекомендую это место русским туристам, хотя в нем и так почему-то очень много русских останавливается. Мы целую неделю жили в русскоязычной среде. Приезжайте! Почувствуйте себя в настоящем раю, как в рекламе Баунти. Только не забудьте средство от москитов.

05 Dec 2011

Me and my wife stayed their for 4 nights, was excellent choice, the location was great right on the beach, rooms well maintained with A/C, the food was very tasty specially the sea food, the most attractive thing is the staff, they are very helpful and they do their best to make you happy, also the owner of the hotel (Niel) was a very decent man who will welcome his guests.

definitely will be my choice again if we plan for a next visit to Unawatuna. Many thanks for all the staff and special thanks for Supun.

06 Dec 2011

Stayed for a night only heading west in search of surf. Nalin looked after us well. AC not missed with the afternoon sea breeze.
Helped the fishermen haul in the morning catch and scored a mackerel for lunch!
Jeewa's kitchen in town was a great option for dinner.
Recommended!

07 Dec 2011

We stayed at My Village back in September and had a wonderful time. Sujith the host could not be more accommodating, and we were immediately welcomed and made to feel at home from the minute we arrived. The rooms were large and spacious and decorated beautifully with fantastic air conditioning. The best part was the food that Sujith prepared for us, we would definitely go as far as to say that was our best meal in Sri Lanka - absolutely fantastic. We used My Village as our based whilst we visited Yala National Park and it worked perfectly.
We would highly recommend this place and if we have the opportunity to go back to Sri Lanka we would not hesitate in making this one of our stops again.
Thank you Sujith for making our stay so special.

Regards
Kate & Phil

08 Dec 2011

Flower Graden Hotel is well run and very friendly, we were staying in a Luxury Cabana and the room was well maintained and comfortable with a good AC system. Breakfast is really good both western and Sri Lankan versions. The staff are amazing very helpful andf friendly. food in the evening is average with lots of attempts at western food, much better to head out into una watuna and go to one of the beachfront restaurants for a curry. My only complaint is there was no hot water, apparently it was solar powered and we didn't have the best weather but other guests seem to have hot water. in summary great little place for the money.

08 Dec 2011

My Village was an absolute standout. It offers guesthouse intimacy (and peace and quiet) without missing a beat in terms of comfort, design and amenities. The rooms are enormous, and spill out onto balcony, common areas and gardens.

We stayed here two nights, and regretted not staying for longer; the rice and curry alone is worth coming for - expect 6 or 7 choices of super fresh vegetable dishes to come with whatever else you ask for. If you love the food like we did, you can always ask Sujith to show you how its done in an informal cooking lesson.

This place lives up to its TripAdvisor reputation, and will not disappoint. It is suitable for backpackers, couples, families.... I would happily and keenly recommend it to anyone.

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