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Oslo, Norway
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94 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The photo of this B&B does not reflect what meets you when you arrive. The place is an utter dump, with a local landfill decorating the garden. An undefined number of pets are strewn everywhere, and for those with allergies this is certainly a testing ground. The only positive about this place is the price. And even then this does... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled across this cookery class and it was quite an experience! Chamilla was really friendly and chatty and I learned some new tricks curry wise! The food we made was quite basic but that added to the experience. Chamilla had said she did not have a luxury kitchen, but what she did have was excellent! My one concern would... More 

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Thank cyuchetel
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It's near a beach. but,It isn't the front. When being tired from playing at a beach, you can return to an inn and rest quietly. To an owner and a staff in a hotel. Thank you for doing very kindly. I'd like to visit there again.

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Thank Ryohei F
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here to do a Sri Lankan cookery course. Chamilla was very friendly and chatty. She was really flexible with what we cooked and let us choose the dishes. Had a fantastic, very authentic evening. The food tasted delicious. Very glad we visited!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Staying with one of the warmest families in Sri Lanka, we didn't want to leave. Rooms were basic with a fan, but very decent value for money (1500LKR). However, not the cleanest we've seen. Location is excellent, just 100m from the beach. Definitely go there for the food: Chamila and her mother made the most delicious (Sri Lankan) breakfast (350LKR)... More 

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Thank Sara R
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

After almost one month in Sri Lanka, this was the best place we found! The rooms are really simple, and as we saw all the rooms in the house, the upper room was the cooler. But most of all, it was the first place were the owners of the guest house made us feel really welcomed, as if we came... More 

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Thank Susana_Mamede
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I could not recommend White House enough. Here I felt like part of the family with Sarath, Chamila and their Mum. Nothing was too much trouble, they would go above and beyond to make sure our every need was meet. We gained a valuable insight into the culture and the people over hours of conversations with the family of endless... More 

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Thank _whitknee13
Bucharest, Romania
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Basic accommodation but do you need anything else in paradise ? It's enough one room with bed, mosquito net and cold shower (because are 30-35 degrees all day and night). But, the most important aspect, the family owner are incredible welcomed. We felt like in our family. They told us a lot of stories and we stayed together every evening.... More 

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Thank gorobert
Trondheim, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2016

I warmly reccomend to stay at the White House. Sarath lives with his sister and mother, and they are all lovely and very welcoming. The location is close to the beach and the shopping street, but still quiet. The rooms are basic, but you get a bed, a fan a mosquito-net, so really everything you need. Saraths family makes really... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We found this place on air b&b and kept the faith on so many good reviews & spoke to the owner & he was so helpful at the time when we placed the booking (in end of September 2015) for a room for 5 nights in end of December 2015 When closer to the date he rang us & said... More 

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled amongst coconut trees and lush vegetation in a quiet part of Unawatuna, this family run guesthouse is your home away from home. The White House is only a short walk to the beach and main street of this small coastal village. The guesthouse is set on a large block of land and is a nice place to relax under the shade of trees after a long day at the beach. Currently the guesthouse has three rooms for occupancy. The first two are located on the ground level of the house and share an outside toilet and shower. Both rooms come with double beds and mosquito nets and fan. The first ground floor room is very big and can accommodate up to five persons. The second room is smaller and can accommodate two persons max. The third room upstairs comes with ensuite, fan, mosquito net and can accommodate up to 3 guests. The room receives plenty of sun during the day and the patio out front is great to sit back and enjoy the view.The guesthouse offers plenty of space to kick back and relax. There is a common sitting room inside the house, and plenty of chairs and tables outside that guests can use. The guesthouse offers "the fastest Wi-Fi in Sri Lanka" according to an Australian traveller, and is free to use for all guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available on request. If you want to taste some authentic Sri Lankan food that tastes amazing and served with a smile, this guesthouse will provide. You may find yourself eating in as good food at a great price is hard to come by in this tourist filled coastal town.The guesthouse also offers traditional Sri Lankan and Thai massages on request for guests. The massages are conducted by a certified massage therapist in a professional and friendly manner in a quiet part of the guesthouse. Natural oils are used to promote relaxation and to increase blood circulation for maximum enjoyment. Full body, neck and shoulder or head massages are available lasting anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 or 2 hours. Whether you decide to come to stay for a few days or just for dinner or a massage, you’ll surely remember this beautiful guesthouse and the lovely people that run it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White House

Address: Peellagoda | Near Unawatuna Beach Resort, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $13 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The twins room in the upstair looks cleaner and newer. Book in advance for this room.”
 of 5 bubbles RAEHoK, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“On first floor in the back of the house, there are to rooms with secluded balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 798perr, 21 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The room upstairs is currently the only room with an ensuite, so if you need this make sure you try and book ahead!”
 of 5 bubbles seanl61, 18 Sep 2013 | Read review
“There's the basic rooms with a shared local toilet and another with private western toilet”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonPictures, 13 Jun 2013 | Read review
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