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Palm Grove

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 54*
USD 54*
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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Palm Grove is a gorgeous little guest house run by a lovely couple, Paul and Lorraine and their staff who have all worked for them for years and years. Our party comprises two couples and we had a room each, both of which were air conditioned, spacious clean and comfortable with good bathrooms and fab little bars of soap left...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your kind review ,we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us your comments are so important to us and we take great care to make your stay as welcoming as possible .We look forward to seeing you again if you choose Sri-Lanka as your next holiday from all the team at...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palm Grove is the sort of place that makes stay longer than anticipated ! Lorraine is a perfect host, her staff is incredibly friendly and efficient. The rooms are large, clean with great a/c, proper mosquito netting and large windows. Location is absolutely ideal being far enough from any bar/disco noise, yet close to all the shops, restaurants, and beach....

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to make such a kind review your comments are important to us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ,we look forward to seeing you again if you pass this way from all the team at Palm Grove kind regards

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little shout out for all you trendsetters that are in Sri Lanka or thinking about coming to Unawatuna..... We can't say enough good things about this little hidden gem. Palm Grove It's a top notch little guest house run by the nicest couple you could find The rooms are lovely, the staff are fantastic and the early morning visits...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your kind review your comments are important to us and we take pride in making your stay as comfortable as possible so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again later in the year from all the team at Palm Grove kind regards

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This was a lovely little out of the way inn in Unawantuna, just south of Galle. The hostess is very friendly and happy to give recommendations. Rooms are large and have everything you need. The guesthouse has two lovely patios to hang and have your breakfast. The breakfast is well worth the US$4 pp. beautiful fruit, eggs and toast with...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to than you for your kind review it means a lot to us to know you enjoyed your stay with us from all the team at Palm Grove thank you and kind regards

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Great place, really nice staff, big and clean rooms. We really enyojed staying here and felt really relaxed. The staff was very helpful when we needed to book a taxi. Not too far from the beach and many restaurants close by.

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your kind review ,so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again if you pass this way .From all the team at Palm Grove kind regards

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived late and had the misfortune to have been overbooked from a neighbouring guest house. Lorraine immediately came to our rescue and had one room available for us which she let to us. It was super clean and spacious and she also went above and beyond by finding us accommodation for the rest of our stay, and they were...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Sorry i overlooked your review ,we would like to thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments we where glad to of been of service to you and you enjoyed your stay from all the team at Palm Grove kind regards

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Me & my girlfriend arrived at Unawatuna after a long 20hrs journey around 9pm.. We got dropped off down a dark alley, a little off the beaten track, only to find our hotel next door was over booked !! Not a nice feeling when you're two women and you're not feeling very welcomed only to be left with no room...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for such a kind review .i am glad i could help you out and get you another hotel for the remaining stay .These things can happen but it was resolved so enjoy the rest of your holiday and once again thank you for your comments kind regards .

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This is our fourth time at Palm Grove owned and run by Paula and Lorraine, they are so friendly and helpful they make you feel like family rather than guests. The rooms are large and clean and fantastic value for money and the breakfasts are generous and delicious. The property is well located for the east of the beach which...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

Thank you once again for such a kind review it war lovely to see you again and to meet your sister .We are so pleased you like Palm Grove so much so you keep coming back to us and we look forward to seeing you again (so glad your foot is better ) next time paddle boarding stay away from...

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

One of our best stays in Srilanka. The rooms were clean, nice and comfortable. It's a quaint property situated not so far from Unawatuna Beach. Lorraine was nice and helpful. This stay was value for money and peaceful.

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your kind review,it means a lot to us what our guests say and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again if you come back to Sri-Lanka kind regards .

Reviewed 10 February 2017

the room was ideal, fresh clean and immaculate. felt so at home. i particularly loved the fact that it was tucked away surrounded by lovely friendly neighbours. everybody needs good neighbours. all the staff were always on full form and had been well trained by the boss , our lovely lorraine and paul who know how to run a tight...

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PalmGroveSrilanka, Owner at Palm Grove, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for your kind review it was a pleasure to meet you and the good times we had together we look forward to meeting you again later in the year hope all goes well on your venture take care kind regards .

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Palm Grove is located in an idyllic village setting. Very quiet setting. Away from the nightlife but still within walking distance to all locations. Only a 10 minute stroll to the shops,bars,restaurants and the beautiful bay of Unawatuna. There are many tours that you can take from Unawatuna to suit all tastes. The turtle hatchery is less than 20 minutes away, as is Koggala Lake where you can take a relaxing boat trip on the Lagoon and visit some of the small islands situated there. A three to four day tour will take you to Ella with its waterfalls, Nuwara Eliya with its tea plantations and greenery. The 'Temple of the Tooth' at Kandy and the nearby 'Elephant Orphanage' are also well worth a visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Palm Grove

Address: Egodawatte, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: $69 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We have stayed in all the rooms upstairs at one time or other and they are all large clean and comfortable”
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“Only five rooms in total, and would recommend the three on the first floor overlooking the palm and banana trees.”
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“All rooms are good”
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“All rooms are quiet. First floor rooms are convenient for breakfast. Downstairs rooms are larger.”
DaveStirling, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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