We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 19 Unawatuna hotels

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel to your Saves list
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
86%
Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Unawatuna
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
chiamay Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Reviews (170)
  • Photos (159)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (37)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

170 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    82
    66
    10
    11
    1
See reviews for
41
64
13
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (37)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When i was booking this hotel online i didn't know it was a 200 year old former Dutch governor's house! it was definitely a nice surprise as we went into the lobby and admire the house, for a moment i thought we came to the wrong hotel! For the price we pay ( we were travelling in a group and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kapar, Malaysia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First step you walk in the hotel, you will surrounded by the scent of historic and sweet floral fragrance. Only one word appear in my mind "BEAUTIFUL". The entire hotel is beautiful and warm. All the staffs in the hotel are very generous and helpful. The room were decorated with honeymoon style atmosphere which it very suitable for the newlyweds... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the staffs are so helpful, and the foods are nice. more important is, the room is cozy with beautiful balcony facing the lovely swimming pool. I've had great time spent in this hotel. I will definitely come back for second time if I am traveling to Galle.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place, an 1735 Dutch building tastefully maintained with two pools (one quite large) landscaped very well with some of the tallest bamboo I've seen. Rooms clean & a/c good shower room and ample space. We had the Lankan breakfast and ate excellent local food three times at supper. Very friendly and helpful. Short distance to one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our two young kids to Sri Lanka for two weeks, and had a wonderful time at Nooit Gedacht, We stayed in a huge "family room" in the historic building, with basically two huge adjoining rooms, our own patio and table for eating. And, we were directly next to the small pool, which made my kids happy. We were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
København
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you want to stay in a hotel where the service is top and the surroundings are like a small paradise, you should visit this hotel. We have never seen so many exotic birds in one place. You also had monkeys and a beautiful lotus pond. We were treated very well and will certainly come back to this place another... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised to see the quality of service and rooms given the price. Very reasonable for clean, tidy rooms along with a fab pool to boot! If you don't mind a quick 10min walk to the beach this is a good spot and worth every penny. Take mosquito repellent tho!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My husband and I had been traveling throughout Sri Lanka for three weeks and we were booking hotels a day in advance (you'll get the best rate). Coming from Mirissa, we weren't sure we wanted to go to Unawatuna but decided to go for it. I looked at some hotels online and finally called this place due to the great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ealing, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was our second stay here and hopefully won't be our last. We were upgraded to a superior room after the first night,and it was excellent. Clean,spacious with a very nice balcony which overlooked a pond with water-lilies and the jungle in the distance. Lots of exotic birds and other creatures such as large monitor lizards in the grounds below.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stayed here with my partner just for one night but enjoyed it very much. Room was old but clean enough and the fresh flowers on the bed were a nice touch and the welcome drink was delicious fresh juice. Didn't eat in the restaurant as we wandered down into Unawatuna instead which took 5 minutes so can't comment on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

Address: 182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna

159 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (88)
Viewed
Room/suite (13)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (18)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (72)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Other (35)

Amenities

Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#2 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna #6 Family Hotel in Unawatuna #11 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, Also known as Nooit Gedacht Ayurveda Health Resort is a historical Colonial style villa built in 1735. It was once the country home of a Dutch governor name De jong and was later taken over by the British as a military logistic centre. It is just 10 minutes walk away from the Unawatuna beach & 5 Km from UNESCO world heritage site of Galle fort. Nestling at the foot of Rumassala mountain (referred as Sanjeewani Mountain in the epic of Ramayana ) Nooit Gedacht is situated in the middle of a palm garden full of natural flora & fauna & a lotus lake. Guests can also enjoy traditional Ayurveda treatments, Spa, yoga & meditation while they indulge them selves in the tranquility that this place has to offer. Nooit Gedacht...Your Home in the Sun, is a place with old world charm & modern comforts that you must not miss while you are in Unawatuna! Come & enjoy the beauty & simplicity this place has to offer. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
38

See which rooms travelers prefer