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Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Home Stay Strand is a beautiful tropical oasis tucked in behind Unawatuna Beach. We had the pleasure of staying with Asoka and his family and it is one of the most memorable places we have ever stayed. Asoka is a kind and hospitable man who has a great sense of humour, we spent many hours at the breakfast table talking...

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gr8asoka, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

It was nice to hear from you again after your travels. We really enjoyed your company and I am thankful for your all star Review. Thanks for the invitation to visit but NZ is in the other coner of the world, but we hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed 26 March 2015

we had a nice room with a veranda overlooking the jungle-like part of the garden including monkeys squirrels and a lot of different birds. The rest of the garden is also very beautiful with a lot of different plants and a lot of flowers. The owner was very nice and had good stories about the history of the mansion and...

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gr8asoka, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star review, we are happy to tell you reviews like yours help us bag the "C of E" for the second year in succession. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Finland
Reviewed 9 February 2015

A very special place in Unawatuna today, Strand home stay. It's what Unawatuna used to be some twenty years ago. The place needs a proper refurbishment and then it's a real gem. A forgotten piece of the paradise Unawatuna used to be. Please let the property stay undivided. It's a haven for many animals too.

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review

Lerwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The house has an ideal location in landscaped grounds just a short walk from the beach. Asoka is very friendly and has some interesting stories to tell about the early days of his guest house. A must for Duran Duran fans! Our room was big with a good bathroom and the breakfast is also included. Highly recommended.

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we were happy to have you stay with us.

Reviewed 3 December 2014

We're just back from a very enjoyable week long stay in unawatuna. We hadnt booked anywhere but stumbled upon this place and loved it so much we stayed for 7 nights. The room was very spacious with 4 poster bed and balcony. Breakfast was delicious, including traditional Sri Lankan breakfast of hoppers. Asoka was very welcoming and allowed us to...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

We were lucky to have you stay in our home and we too enjoyed your company.

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We have stayed with Asoka and Hilda twice with our family and had a fantastic time twice. The room,t he garden,t he breakfast and the warm welcome, Homestay Strand is a fantastic place in Unawatuna. And the kids love the monkeys in the garden

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us again, we hope you will be back again with your lovely daughter as well, who missed this trip.

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We had a nice time here. The owner, Asoka, is very friendly and gives you a warm welcome in his house. The location is perfect, just 50 meters away from the beach. The rooms are pretty big (A-C) and together with the garden, this home stay is a peacefull place in Unawatuna!

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

We love guests who appreciate our home for what it is. Our architectural styles come from the Dutch influence in the past . It was nice to have you stay with us and I was happy to relive my Holland stay with you again.

Pune, India
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The hospitality of the home owner,Asoka is legendary. And I could'nt agree more! Strand is literally like living in someone's home, in the middle of a mini forest. Although their main caretaker/helper was on leave, no stone was left unturned by our host, in order to make our stay comfortable. The breakfast was simple, nutritious and served in a classic...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you Ruchchi for your kind recommendations, we always take heed of guest comments and strive to improve our offerings. Our kind regards to your Mom!

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

I can only echo other reviews. Lovely homestay with super welcoming and accommodating hosts. Also very reasonably priced. 2 minute walk from the beach. And we also thoroughly enjoyed the scrambled egg breakfast. The host even got up at 4am this morning to see us out safely as we left for Yala! Great place and highly recommended.

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

We are thrilled to get a gr8 review from a TripAsvisor Senior Contributor@ thank you for your kind words.

Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Walking down the busy beachfront of Unawatuna to this quiet guesthouse is an amazing experience. It is so relaxed. The place feels very old and has got a good atmosphere. Very friendly hosts! Room was are also very clean (cleaned every day) and nice, although the a/c in the room was very very noisy! The breakfast was also very nice,...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

A good review from a Senior Contributor on TripAdvisor is always another feather in the cap, We are so lucky, the cream of travelers visiting Unawatuna is staying with us. We are thankful to all the great reviews we have got from them that has helped us to stay on Top! Thanks to one and all.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We open our doors and hearts to travelers who wish to imbibe our way of life. Strand is a Sri Lankan family home, approved by Sri Lanka Tourist Board as a "Home-stay" accommodation for Tourists. We are in Sri Lanka's #1 beach destination, Unawatuna on the sunny south coast, but it is not on the beach front, only a couple of minutes walk. Four upstairs rooms, AC Suite, Duran Duran Suite, Casa Anna [AC], and The Nest[the most popular suite]. Ground floor rooms, Garden Suite, Casa Lillo and Blue Room makes up our home, a colonial vintage villa where five generations of our family has lived. Complimentary Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi No Taxes, No Service charges! TripAdvisor 2013 Award Winner as one of the TOP25 B&Bs in Sri Lanka! Certificate of Excellence awarded in 2014!! Strand is like no other place~FEEL LIKE HOME! Google "UNAWATUNA HOMESTAY". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Home Stay Strand

Address: 218 Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $27 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Home Stay Strand Hotel Unawatuna
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“Antiques styled rooms and well maintained”
 of 5 bubbles Vajeendra, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room with a balcony or a small terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles BobBelgium, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms vary, some with ac, check with Asoka.”
 of 5 bubbles corinne020, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Every room is good!”
 of 5 bubbles ECI53, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Nest (room on the first floor with a lovely balcony from where you can spot the monkeys)”
 of 5 bubbles tt140, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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