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“A beautiful villa - a great holiday!”

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Very good
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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Naomi A
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful villa - a great holiday!”
Reviewed 25 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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Mango House Villa surpassed our expectations and definitely has that WOW factor! The staff made us feel at home immediately and nothing was too much trouble - especially the chef who went out of his way to accommodate our needs. The property was light, spacious, cool, private and with a view to die for. The brand-new swimming pool on-site made this amazing place extra special. The kids loved the pool, the toys/books/dvd's that were provided, and running around the verandas! It's a short walk down to the beach & amenities, making this an ideal holiday spot. Thanks to the owners for answering all our questions and helping to organize a fantastic holiday. We will be back for sure.

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Liked best: The pool, the view, the space, the peace!
Liked least: 10 min uphill walk back from the beach (or 3 min tuk-tuk)
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Shanthe G
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We arrived Christmas Eve for a 9-day stay. Shaun (owner) had emailed me directions, which were helpful, and Heran the property manager was at the villa to greet us. We arrived amidst a flurry of cleaning and bed-making, but the guys soon had the place shipshape and spotless. An unexpected bonus was that a swimming pool had just been installed, which was gorgeous after a few initial teething troubles had been sorted. It's a five-minute walk (down) to the beach through the temple grounds, and then easy to get a tuk-tuk back up the hill (just a few hundred rupee) if you don't fancy the stairs on the way home. You're surrounded by nature, so it was great to watch the monkeys, chipmunks, frogs and geckos. We were very well looked after by the house-boys, who were there throughout (but very unobtrusive) and nothing was too much trouble. We were housebound for the first few days due to torrential rain, but found enough at the villa to keep us occupied (tons of good holiday reading, plenty of loungers, although very small TV). The wifi was great on the first day, but was virtually non-existent thereafter. Heran and Shaun both tried to help when I asked, but I think unfortunately this is probably just a Sri Lanka thing? Otherwise, there's everything you need at MangoHouse for a great holiday and I would thoroughly recommend it :)

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Liked best: Private piece of paradise
Travelling group: Friends
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Paul M
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed in Mango House for the second week of our Sri Lankan holiday. Whilst we loved Sri Lanka, the Villa was a big let down- the place was dirty, the grounds unkept, empty wine bottles were strewn around, the house itself is over two floors with an external staircase and locks on every door, this was very impractical for our family as we have young children and felt vulnerable with them sleeping on a different floor to us with locked doors between us. We found our stay stressful due to the set up, the dirt, the location, lack of wifi, not being able to use the safe as the instructions we were given did not work etc. The place needs a clean and tidy up and for what it is, is very expensive, sadly very disappointing. We would not recommend this villa for any family with children as it is impractical and tuktuk drivers found it almost impossible to reach- it is a long way up a very dark, steep, rough track!

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Liked least: The Villa is 'slack'
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
27 Apr 2014
Sorry that you were disappointed with your stay & that you found it expensive.Especially as I had given you a discount of 45% on normal rates.
We have stayed at the villa for six months of the year with our two boys who are under 3 years of age & it certainly works for us.As it has for previous families who stayed.
The track you say leads up to the villa is a road which all the locals use.This is what minor roads are like in Sri Lanka I am afraid.
I spoke to your wife the week before you were due to stay & she said that you knew where we were situated as you were already in Unawatuna.
The fish man, bread van all use this road daily as do the Tuktuk drivers who live nearby.If you had problems with securing a driver it may have been due to it being their New Year.This is why we have a list of Tuktuk drivers we use & their numbers are in the villa next to the phone.
The wifi was working when I left in march as I had bought a new router.Perhaps it was connectivity which could have been easily been sorted out.Likewise the safe is fully functional,I sent you the combination.If you had a problem accessing why did you not contact me or the manager Karuna
I dispute that the villa is dirty.Bandu has worked for us for a number of years & guests have always commented on what a star she is.I agree the garden may have not looked its best as you were staying at the hottest time of the year prior to monsoon so the ground can look a little scorched.
Again I am sorry you didn't enjoy yourselves whilst at MangoHouse but I didn't hear from you throughout your stay & I had said mail me if any problems. Regards Shaun
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Lisa D
Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“A truly memorable”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013

There was a group of us aging from 2 to 70!

After a long journey from the UK we arrived at mango house to be welcomed by Karuna the mananger and Bandu the housekeeper. It was such a culture shock, more so for the children. However they made us feel at ease and were immediatly attentive to the children.

The villa was amazing very spacious, clean and well equiped for a family.
There was plenty of books to read, body boards and snorkles for the beach. Clean towels and bedding everyday. TV. Highchair and cots.

The views and surrounding scenery were amazing. Also the Villa has a garden that our boys often explored and found lots of diffrent things to talk about. They loved having mango and banana trees!! Even more so the monkeys.

The Villa is situated up in the hills but easily accessable on foot as long as you dont mind steps or a a hill!

As it was off the main stretch the neighbours are locals and were so friendly and welcoming. Such lovely people. It made it all the more special. Especially when our children and the nieghbours all played together.

Bandu is more than just a housekeeper. She cooked us a delicous meal and often would play with the children make them dinner and would bring us traditional Sri lankan breakfast (on request). We fell in love with her. A very special lady. My 2 year old is still asking about her.

We didnt manage to write in the guest book this time!! We will be back.

Thank you Shaun and Becky and boys XX

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Liked best: The amount of space we had and natural surroundings
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Extended Family
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SarahOs
Amman, Jordan
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent villa”
Reviewed 29 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights, with another family - including 4 young children, aged 2-5 years. The villa was clean and safe, with a good outside area for the kids to play in, and a lovely terrace upstairs for the adults to relax. Lovely view across to the sea, with a Buddhist temple next door. 5 minutes walk down to the beach (probably 10 with the kids!) and Unawatuna village, or an easy tuk tuk ride up the hill. Great food available on site. We were made to feel very welcome. Would highly recommend.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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