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Dalawella Beach Resort

445 Matara Road, Dalawella, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Dalawella Beach Resort
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Ranked #61 of 95 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I arrived and the bathroom had not been cleaned. The staff makes up for most shortcomings, however. My sheets also had dirt marks on them but those were promptly replaced just as the bathroom had been promptly cleaned. The room was not cleaned once during my 4 nights there. I didn't mind but they did not even offer. When I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This place was great. Wonderful big rooms with MASSIVE beds. The courtyard is really pretty-- just walking into the place takes your breath away. Staff very helpful and friendly. Only problem is it's about a 20 minute walk to the main beach where all the restaurants/bars etc are. Good if you want to be away from it all but wouldn't... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We were a group of 10 people from Sweden staying here for 5 nights. The hotel is small, not luxury but sufficient for our needs which means spending much time on the beach and trips to Galle. The food was very good incl breakfast with fresch juice, fruits, eggs - you could actually ask for almost everything. The best of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The pictures are very misleading. The rooms are dark, musty and dingy. The shower was so small that it was very hard to close the door with you inside it. The bathroom itself was unclean and housed cockroaches. The rest of the room was unclean as well with stains on the sheets. Throughout the night the electricity faltered into almost... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Just stayed 5 nights from the 29th dec 2011. We had the beach hut and it was spacious and clean and the location was amazing, great to watch the sun set on our veranda! We actually paid for half board and the food was a mixed bag in the evenings, the last night though we asked for Sri lankan food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

My wife and I had a wonderful 2-night stay at Dalawella. The main plus is a practically private stretch of beach that is all yours. It is very quiet and serene. The water is a bit choppy, but I didn't think that it was unswimmable or anything. The food was delicious and the service impeccable. I particularly enjoyed the Sri... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

We stayed in Dallwella for 4 nights, the hotel is good although it was not in the happening beach location which was 5 minutes away by tuktuk. The manager ruined our stay, he was dishonest, greedy and rude. He managed to rip us off on every service he provided like transportation/tours even breakfast for which he charged us even though... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We stayed in the Dalawella Beach Resort for 4 nights, breakfast included, which was good food to start the day. The hotel is located on the beach, however it's not on the actual Unawatuna beach (swimming there is not ideal). The good thing is that it wasn't far from Unawatuna beach so going by tuk tuk was easy and cheap.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

Wonderful small hotel - 7 rooms - on the beach with all mod cons and excellent service. The restaurant is only for guests and top notch in all respects. Staff is friendly in the best Sri Lankan fashion, managed by Mr. Priyantha who adds his own special touch.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2011

Our intent was to stay 13 nights at half board. Pryantha, the manager demanded a 30% deposit of which I thought was a bit odd but he said it was a busy time. We complied. Having our $300, he still made us pay for the airport transfer, and the laundry he had arranged to be done for us which was... More 

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