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Nuwara Eliya
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a GREAT place, we were there on a family trip with our kids and parents. We all enjoyed very much our stay and the staff did their best to make our stay comfortable and happy, they even arranged a barbecue for us at the beach with a very nice bonfire on a side......we enjoyed our stay much more...

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Its a small hotel .Rooms are good and clean.Excellent sea view from the rooms and awesome dinning area on the beach for a candle light dinner!Hotel Staff are good .Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to have a nice relaxing holiday in a great location.

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1Thank jayaram s
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Stunning location right on the beach, the rooms have their own relaxing private location on the bay with only a 2 minute walk to the restaurants and beach bars. Everything is walking distance with the beachside at one side and the shops at the other, very handy! You can open the balcony doors to the beautiful sea view and enjoy...

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2Thank Laura A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Perfect location close to everything. Very nice view of the beach from our balcony. Staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended to anyone who wishes to have a nice relaxing holiday in a great location.

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The view was perfect, and the location right on a less busy part of the beach is great (nothing better than lazying on sun loungers under palm trees looking out over all of Unawatuna bay and beach---which was rehabilitated in 2015 and looks beautiful). Nice snorkeling right in front of the hotel too. Staff were super nice, and breakfast was...

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1Thank PickyNomad
Lyon, France
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I stayed in the hotel 2 nights. The location is very nice, on the beach. The room was fully renovated but had no insulation. As the hotel is by the main road, it is very noisy. The service was awful, it is the only place where we had no fresh juice. Dinner was at 7.30 and no possibility to have...

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

This place is one of the finest hotels i have ever visited within the 4 visits to Srilanka. Great service and excellent hospitality. Both the outdoor and indoor dining areas are really good. I would like to visit this place again.!!! :D

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1Thank abaan2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Loved this place so much on our visit in April that we went back again in December! Gets better every time! The area is developing with more beach bars etc but not too much. Joe's Bungalow's are just amazing and the location is beautiful! Rooms are very clean and comfortable, great shower and service was fantastic! You will be spoilt...

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1Thank Laura C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Amazing! Waking up to such a beautiful view, so tranquil & relaxing each morning was just fantastic - breakfast, lunch & dinner you are spoilt for choice.....rooms are comfortable, clean & a big plus for me way the power shower! Loved everything about this place - couldn't ask for more!

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5Thank Laura C
Reviewed 26 February 2015

I and 3 colleagues stayed at Joe's Bungalow's between 19th - 26th Feb 2015. As we were on business we were in Unawatuna for this brief time. I'll start with the positives firstly the Location is excellent, a small beach is located adjacent to the property but also Unawatuna Beach is just a 5-10 minute walk away which is visible...

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Kay009, Owner at Joe's Bungalow, responded to this review

Dear Guest I have read your review with the greatest of regret. I have done a full investigation into your complaints and my findings are as follows. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this further if you so require. We received a reservation for 4 single rooms on "set menu" basis from your agent. The hotel Manager greeted...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Joe's Bungalow is a privately owned beach bungalow with 4 double rooms in the main house and 2 seperate villas. The whole property can accomodate 12 people. Situated on Unawatuna the beach, the property has a large garden and jacuzzi for guests. No food is included in the room rate but we provide a cook who can prepare meals. Rates are $200 for the bungalow (4 double rooms) per night and $50 per villa per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Joe's Bungalow

Address: Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $143 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Always ask for a sea view room with an open balcony !!”
 of 5 bubbles TheTrevene, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are sea-facing, but ask for an upstairs room in the main building if you want a nice little balcony with a lovely view!”
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 of 5 bubbles PickyNomad, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are sea facing so guaranteed a view :)”
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 of 5 bubbles LauraC993, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ocean rooms have a great view!”
 of 5 bubbles 226louisea, 20 Nov 2013 | Read review
“All rooms good but the side facing the ocean probably best.”
 of 5 bubbles 433paulineh, 18 Aug 2013 | Read review
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