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SurfCity Guesthouse

Parangiyawatta 275, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #55 of 101 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I stayed here for a few nights while backpacking around Sri Lanka. Staff were very friendly, the room was pretty good value, but there isn't any hot water. It was hot so this wasn't a massive deal breaker. I went for a non air con room with a fan and this was fine. There was a couple of holes in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I stayed at Surf City guest house for 4 nights at the beginning of April. The staff are friendly, but it wasn't clear who was in charge. The wifi only works in reception. I was in the non a/c ground floor room between reception and the cleaning cupboard. The room didn't have a basin, only toilet and shower. Incredibly hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice guesthouse in an ideal location right next to Unawatuna beach with plenty of bars and restaurants along the beach. The staff were very helpful and the little restaurant attached to the guesthouse served fresh seafood and the best chocolate banana pancakes!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Nice place to stay and just 3 seconds away from the beach. 2nd time visited the place. If you want to go on beach holiday in Unawatuna, this is the right place to stay. In front of SurfCity, nice restaurant and scuba diving place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have stayed four people in the Surfcity for two days, and have been enjoying the village of Unawuatuna from this small Hostel, which is located right next to the beach and in a very nice place to enjoy of this little place. The room was very comfortable, with a large bed and another small, the shower is open into... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you want a really cheap room and you don't much care about cleanliness and appearance, then that's fine, but we really felt that this place has gone to the pack. The bathroom was covered in mould, some of the lights didn't work and one of the lights actually started to short and catch fire, leaving us without light overnight.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

First I want to say that the fact this hotel is rated so high is truly shocking. It makes me wonder if they have friends writingg reviews. The photos shown here are not representative of the property as it currently is. The hotel is VERY basic, which is fine, and the rooms we were shown had no hot water, again...fine.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed for two nights, and very much enjoyed it. It is a bit separated from the main beach drag, which meant it was much quieter. We went for dinner in the main area, since it had more restaurants, but they were all crammed together (along with all the lodgings), with each one pumping its own music. It was an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I am currently working in Sri Lanka, and visited surf city on one of my weekends away. Rooms were cheap and easy to book, and the hotel picked up from the bus station for a very good price. Service at the hotel was very good, and everybody was very friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Surf City was a terrific place to stay for a few nights with clean rooms, nice modern bathrooms, amazing views, walking distance to delicious restaurants, a very accommodating and friendly staff who helped arrange transport to and from the airport, and right on the beach. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend Surf City for anyone looking for a beach... More 

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