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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2013

The room was fine and clean. The pool was great to have with the kids and our daughter got on well with the daughter of the hotel. The staff seemed friendly and helpful apart from when I tried to negotiate a better price for a tuk tuk to take us to the Whale watching (go to Raja) as their price...

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your respond on trip advisor. I will also show it to the staff, so they can improve their service for our guests. Regards, Britta Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna

Trelleborg, Sweden
Reviewed 18 January 2013

We stayed here from Dec 21st 2012 until Jan. 6th 2013. This is really a nice place close to the beach and away from traffic. Nice rooms with AC and your own balcony. Lovely food with a fruitplate, eggs, toast and coffee/tea for breakfast and a very tasty rice and curry in the evening. Best of all is the always...

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am happy that you have had a great time at Black Beauty Guesthouse. I will show the boys your comment, it makes them proud to see that our guests were satisfied with their service. Hope to see you again. Regards, Brittta

Toronto
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This place is a 2 minute walk to the beach, yet far enough from the busy strip in Una with a 10 to 15 minute walk to get there. Delicious, filling breakfast and very nice and helpful staff. Rooms are good, and the porch / balcony is great for relaxing.

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Regards, Britta and the Black Beauty Team

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 January 2013

I stayed here March-April 2012 on vacation with a friend. The first room I got was terrible. It was right next to the pool, so you heard everything & everyone that was there. It also had a shared interior door with another part of the building, & this door had no lock. It just had a small desk pushed up...

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

I am glad that the staff responded to your request to change the room for you. For breakfast we offer a big fruit plate, toast, butter, jam, egg, tea or coffee. Everything is prepared fresh in the morning. Please let us know if we can improve the breakfast while you are staying with us, so the staff will be able...

Paris, France
Reviewed 18 November 2012

For only 30$ / night, you get AC room, cool breakfast with fredh papaya and toasts, you got a pool if you want to swim some more after the beach and the german/sri lankan owners are nice. We had great chat at midnight with the young guys staff, played sri lankan games on the rooftop restaurant. Chill out ambiance !...

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will check your room again. There should be a folder with a lot of information about us and around us ready for our guests. Regards, Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna

Sydney
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Enjoyed staying here, it is a nice garden setting and the pool is a lovely respite from the beach and all the sand. It is literally 2 minutes walk to the beach and lots of very nice restaurants. Loved Unawatuna and the experience was enhanced by the great value 3500 rupees (fan only) of this place. Did not eat there...

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor. We are planning to get some sun beds. I will post pictures of them as soon as we got them. I am sorry that you did not get all the information about the services we offer. There should have been a folder with all the information about Black Beauty. I will check...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2012

The black beauty guesthouse is a great place, very basic but all you need for a few days in una. The guys who work at the guesthouse are amazing, very friendly and make amazing food and breakfast smoothies. The guesthouse is set just off the beach in the forest, each room has its own balcony living area. If I went...

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank, you. Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Very lovely guest house in Unawatuna, we spent 4 nights there in November 2011. Very clean, like being in a treetop in the jungle. Owner was a bit difficult as we had booked it through Opodo or someone like that and she was having trouble with them and tried to charge us again. We had paperwork with us to show...

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Dear Valued Guest, thank you for your review of our guesthouse. We always try to do our best. Unfortunately we had some major problems with one of the travel agents we were working with. They had not paid us for the previous guests who stayed with us. So I informed them, that we were not able to accommodate any more...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 June 2012

This was our last stop in Sri Lanka and one of the more touristy areas we stayed in. However, Black Beauty is in a nice quiet location away from the 'party scene' (if there is one - because we couldn't hear it!) on the main beach. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and spacious and the...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Stayed here for a week and was very happy with the choice. I booked after a helpful email conversation with Britta, the owner, who also arranged an airport pickup from Colombo (The transfer takes a few hours due to the Colombo chaos, but is well worth it if you're going direct from the airport) All the higher floor rooms were...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Many of our guesrs ask us why we chose such an unusual name for a Guest House in Sri Lanka. I read and enjoyed the book as a child ans was struck by the genuine character of Black Beauty. Here was a role model to be followed through life. He was well behaved, honest and thoughtful, always doing the best he could in every situation, wonderful skills we try to instill in our staff. The management chooses new team members with careful consideration and train them to reflect these characteristics. Our aim, over the last 20 years has been to provide the best service for our guests and through gentle and caring ways follow the example of Black Beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Beauty Guesthouse

Address: Ganahena, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: $20 - $48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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