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Delhi
Reviewed 17 July 2014

IT was a wonderful experience staying here. It was looking a bit sad in the start but the place gives you a lot of positives vibes. the staff is amazing.. very friendly and out there to help you. the place is very close to Galle and you can commute through the bus and it is very cheap! Worth the stay.....

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 July 2014

When i was booking this hotel online i didn't know it was a 200 year old former Dutch governor's house! it was definitely a nice surprise as we went into the lobby and admire the house, for a moment i thought we came to the wrong hotel! For the price we pay ( we were travelling in a group and...

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Kapar, Malaysia
Reviewed 6 July 2014

First step you walk in the hotel, you will surrounded by the scent of historic and sweet floral fragrance. Only one word appear in my mind "BEAUTIFUL". The entire hotel is beautiful and warm. All the staffs in the hotel are very generous and helpful. The room were decorated with honeymoon style atmosphere which it very suitable for the newlyweds...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 July 2014

the staffs are so helpful, and the foods are nice. more important is, the room is cozy with beautiful balcony facing the lovely swimming pool. I've had great time spent in this hotel. I will definitely come back for second time if I am traveling to Galle.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a beautiful place, an 1735 Dutch building tastefully maintained with two pools (one quite large) landscaped very well with some of the tallest bamboo I've seen. Rooms clean & a/c good shower room and ample space. We had the Lankan breakfast and ate excellent local food three times at supper. Very friendly and helpful. Short distance to one...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We took our two young kids to Sri Lanka for two weeks, and had a wonderful time at Nooit Gedacht, We stayed in a huge "family room" in the historic building, with basically two huge adjoining rooms, our own patio and table for eating. And, we were directly next to the small pool, which made my kids happy. We were...

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København
Reviewed 2 June 2014

If you want to stay in a hotel where the service is top and the surroundings are like a small paradise, you should visit this hotel. We have never seen so many exotic birds in one place. You also had monkeys and a beautiful lotus pond. We were treated very well and will certainly come back to this place another...

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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to see the quality of service and rooms given the price. Very reasonable for clean, tidy rooms along with a fab pool to boot! If you don't mind a quick 10min walk to the beach this is a good spot and worth every penny. Take mosquito repellent tho!

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My husband and I had been traveling throughout Sri Lanka for three weeks and we were booking hotels a day in advance (you'll get the best rate). Coming from Mirissa, we weren't sure we wanted to go to Unawatuna but decided to go for it. I looked at some hotels online and finally called this place due to the great...

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Ealing, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This was our second stay here and hopefully won't be our last. We were upgraded to a superior room after the first night,and it was excellent. Clean,spacious with a very nice balcony which overlooked a pond with water-lilies and the jungle in the distance. Lots of exotic birds and other creatures such as large monitor lizards in the grounds below....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, Also known as Nooit Gedacht Ayurveda Health Resort is a historical Colonial style villa built in 1735. It was once the country home of a Dutch governor name De jong and was later taken over by the British as a military logistic centre. It is just 10 minutes walk away from the Unawatuna beach & 5 Km from UNESCO world heritage site of Galle fort. Nestled at the foot of Rumassala mountain (referred as Sanjeewani Mountain in the epic of Ramayana ) Nooit Gedacht is situated in the middle of a palm garden full of natural flora & fauna & a lotus lake. Guests can also enjoy traditional Ayurveda treatments, Spa, yoga & meditation while they indulge them selves in the tranquility that this place has to offer. Nooit Gedacht...Your Home in the Sun, is a place with old world charm & modern comforts that you must not miss while you are in Unawatuna! Come & enjoy the beauty & simplicity this place has to offer. Please note there are NO branches of Nooit Gedacht in the vicinity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

Address: 182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $38 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Rooms with a pool view”
 of 5 bubbles malathyknight, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“avoid room 1 to 4 at all cost. they are next to dining and kitchen. hotel not responsible for stilen items from rooms.”
  • Room No 01 - right next to dining and kitchen
  • Cushion missing in chair - room veranda
  • Fungus in the lockers
  • notice:Hotel Not responsible for stolen items
 of 5 bubbles FoddieGirl, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you like light/ventilation, choose rooms in the new/superior wing”
 of 5 bubbles MarishaKarwa, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Depending on your budget, there are cheaper rooms or superior ones, the latter having a balcony, fridge and fabulous view.”
 of 5 bubbles LibbyA547, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Comfort and environment”
 of 5 bubbles Spectre17, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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