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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province

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CHFEF
Cologne, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 5 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Nice place on top of a hill with view. Secluded in a local village setting. Off season and in the evening there are plenty of mosquitos trying to satisfy their blood thirst. Very close to the premises are two huge telecom towers. The Internet in the house is reliable and fast.

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ewan m
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing place ”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Really great house, with high quality fixtures and fittings making it a real luxury to stay here. Sujeeva cooked us fantastic food and we would have eaten in every night had we not had friends in galle to see. Secluded spot with great view from the private pool down to the ocean.
Would recommend to anyone!

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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Thanks Ewan! Pleased you guys had an enjoyable stay.
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AkhilMike...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“A Birthday Experience”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

What can I say...This place is simply one of the best places I've stayed at on a vacation. Decided to spend my birthday at Unakanda with my partner. Little did I know that she and the entire team at Unakanda had a surprise dinner for me that I'd never forget. We spent alot more time in the villa than we had expected all because of the pure comfort of home and hospitality of the people there. The 'Go To Guy'...Manoj and the trusted mate Sujeeva who look after the place took extremely good care of us. Personally, Villa Unakanda will always be the perfect getaway for a special occasion for me...That's what it's all about. Wouldn't blink twice if we ever got the chance to go back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Jan 2016
Fabulous Mike, thanks so much. We're so glad you had a memorable time. And we are grateful for the challenge to create a surprise dinner on the beach. We learned a lot and don't think it will be the last we do!
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calvin_ch
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful private villa with an infinity pool”
Reviewed 9 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I stayed in Unakanda with 3 friends in September 2015, as the last part of our trip around Sri Lanka. We spent there 3 absolutely amazing days, even despite some rain (it was a rainy season). My contact with the hosts (Shar and Tim) prior the arrival was smooth. They were both friendly and extremely helpful. When we arrived to Unakanda we were greeted by two local hosts - Manoj and Sujeeva who looked after us and the villa during the entire stay. The cooked for us delicious meals, looked after the garden and were helpful with any ad hoc requests. They made us feel like at home. Unakanda is a beautiful villa which combines modern design with a local touch. It is surrounded by a lush garden with an infinity pool. The interior is magnificent too. The outdoor bathrooms are the highlight of the place, but so are the furniture and fabrics which give a local touch. All is perfectly designed and well thought. Well done! It was a pleasure to stay in Unakanda and we would definitely recommend it to everyone for a tranquil and relaxing vacation.

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Liked best: The villa itself was amazing. We loved the lush garden and the infinity pool.
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Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
10 Oct 2015
Thank you so much Arek! We are delighted you and your friends enjoyed yourselves despite the rain. You are welcome back anytime.
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Shaz3165
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had the pleasure of staying 4 nights at this recently opened boutique beach house in Unawatuna.
Upon arrival we were welcomed by Manoj and given a tour through the house and provided with all the information to make our stay enjoyable. Throughout our stay Manoj(who has excellent English) was always available for local advice, book tuk tuk's, restaurants and cook a delicious breakfast for us each morning.
The location is convenient being a quick 5 minute walk down hill to the beach and shops and if your not inclined to walk back in the heat you can always catch a lift with a tuk tuk.
The other staff member, Sujeeva lives opposite Unakanda and therefore was always on hand complete with his big smile.
The infinity pool is divine and the views are outstanding. The house itself is tastefully decorated with great amenities including the added bonus of excellent wifi connection, as this is not usual in Sri Lanka.
The only disappointment was when we had to leave this piece of paradise, hopefully we can come again and stay longer next time.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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