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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

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182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nhill, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was very pleased with all aspects of our stay at the hotel. THE MEALS / DRINKS WERE EXCELLENT. The staff were very friendly and made a great effort to keep the hotel running smoothly, and displayed excellent manners at all times. The setting in tropical gardens included plenty of local wildlife which we enjoyed. The hotel is in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place in Unawatuna, big garden with good swimming pool, good service, room was clean every day, near the beach. Very good choice for these money. Hotel is very beautiful, made with love to traditions. For us it was best days in Sri Lanka.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice hotel with very helpful staff. Stayed in superior rooms which had views out to the hills. Interior of the rooms were also nice, though the bathrooms could be better. Breakfast was good and the couple of times we dined at the hotel, the food was very good. A nice getaway from the city.

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write a review on our hotel. We get many Sri Lankan families visiting our hotel with children and we are happy to hear that you had a nice get away from Colombo. We hope you would visit us again soon. Thank you. More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Nooit Gedacht without properly reviewing the place or finding out what other travelers had to say - tough lesson! to start with, the reception seems clueless on how to attend to a customer, no one was at the reception to tell us where to check in, i walked in and had to ask people where to check... More 

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied during your stay. unfortunately, you had not made any complain to the management during your two nights stay which we could have addressed while you are here. We have many positive reviews on our friendly and helpful staff, the accommodation & service from both Sri Lankans and... More 

Yishun, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights in April 2015. Clean, almost boutique like rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Serene atmosphere. The restaurant is highly recommended. The best food I had in the area. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a positive review on our friendly and helpful staff and for recommending our restaurant. We are happy to hear that the food was one of the best in the area. We would share this news with our kitchen staff. Hope you will visit us again. Thank you. More 

Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I loved this place. Wonderful pool and garden with a beautiful view of forested hills. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away, however we preferred staying out of the main town because it is quieter. Food is delicious, staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very clean and cute-they have a very cozy and... More 

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive comments on the pool, the clean and cozy homely rooms and our friendly staff. We hope you will return again for another wonderful holiday! Thank you. More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

After coming toward the end of my trip to Sri Lanka I decided to spend a couple of nights in Unawatuna and found this hotel on Trip Advisor. The combination of an excellent reputation and excellent prices were enough to encourage me to book Nooit Gedacht and I was not disappointed. The hotel is absolutely beautiful from the reception through... More 

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to see your positive comments on our hotel and thank you for recommending us as a great place to stay. We are happy that you found our staff "very friendly" and the breakfast "superb" Hope you will visit again for a longer stay. Thank you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The hosts were amazing. We stayed more than we expected. Good location! The best place to stay in unnawatuna! It was holiday and they did a small pestival which was really cool and wonderfull expirience

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments on our hotel and recommending us as one of the best places to stay in Unawatuna. We are happy that you participated in the New year festival along with many other guests to enjoy the true Sri Lankan traditions and hospitality. Hope you will visit us again for another wonderful holiday with... More 

Berlin, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My sister and I spent six days in this magical place situated a short distance outside Galle. The location, the staff, the gorgeous old mansion (1735) and its grounds could hardly be more conducive to unwinding and getting an idea of what makes Sri Lanka so special. A marvellous sense of history pervades every inch of Nooit Gedacht. The hotel... More 

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your detailed review on Nooit Gedacht. Thank you for mentioning the historic building, the lotus pond, large pool, lush lawns, tastefully decorated rooms and the genuinely friendly staff. We are happy to hear that you also enjoyed the breakfast and the food at our restaurant. Thank you for understanding our effort in energy... More 

Pune, India
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stayed at Nooit Gedacht for 2 nights in Jan'15.. did not have prior reservations but were able to get a 1st floor room in the new wing.. spacious with attached bath-cum-toilet and a sit-out overlooking the forest and side-view of the pool. Very comfortable, a bit detached from the dining area but we were able to make our own... More 

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write a positive review on our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast with a choice of food and the spacious room in the new wing over looking the forest. We are happy that you enjoyed the privacy and the quiet ambiance of the hotel. Hope you will return... More 

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