Reviews of Hotels and Guest houses

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


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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

09 Dec 2011

Jeg kan kun give hotellet mine bedste anbefalinger, hyggeligt, hjemligt og en masse søde mennesker. Tusind tak for det

09 Dec 2011

After seeing all of the raving reviews of this place, we were stoked that they had availability this past July. A few items that need to be improved upon here include:
1) The hotel/ guest house has only 3 rooms, which ALL reek of mold and mildew, with the exception of the triple room (which they wouldn't allow my husband and I to change into because a group of 3 was expected during our stay). Be prepared for a really strong smell of mold.
2) The manager and cook do not stay onsite, and they lock you inside of the gates after they decide to head to wherever it is they go at night. This was discovered when we came back late from an outing, went to our room to drop our stuff and use the toilet, and came back out to find... darkness. No way to get water, no way to get OUT to go buy anything, and no phone anywhere to call anyone! Tourists don't always have working mobile phones, so if this trend of staying off-site is to continue then landlines need to at least be installed in the rooms with a list of emergency contact numbers.
3) The manager (forgot his name... it was 5 months ago already) didn't book our morning safari, so we woke up at 5am, got dressed, and sat in the courtyard watching it get brighter and brighter outside with nobody to help us, call the safari companies, or even let us out of the walled courtyard. By the time the cook showed up at 7am it was too late to do the morning safari and I was not a happy camper. They called us a jeep driver (the jeep looked like something from the Soviet era) who tried to charge us per person and not for the jeep ($100 for a 4 hr tour in mid-morning when the animals were all sleeping!!!)

Overall, the set up of the little place was peaceful and very cute, and the food was okay, but a major disappointment after coming from the amazing cuisine offered in Ella. Maybe we just caught the managers on a bad couple of days, but the mold and lack of emergency communication needs to be remedied for this place to really be worth the money you pay to stay here.

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