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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 7 nights at Nooit Gedacht hotel at the end of our Sri Lankan holiday. It was very relaxing with a clean, comfortable and spacious room with hot water and AC opposite a beautiful herbal mountain and also next to the swimming pool. The service, choice and quality of the food was excellent. The design of the hotel has... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first place we stayed at in our trip to Sri Lanka - and one of the best. As we feared, we peaked too soon as it was hard to find the same combination of a characterful hotel, beautiful surroundings, hospitable staff, lovely rooms and delicious food. The hotel was a comfortable distance from the beach which worked... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our stay here. It is a short walk to the beach and an easy tuk tuk drive to Galle but the garden en pool of the hotel are lovely so it is easy to spent a lot of time on the hotel grounds. The breakfast buffet is fantastic and the rice and curry dinner we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights in this nice hotel early august. Only a short walk or tuktuk drive to the unawatuna beach, but some afternoons you just stay in the beautiful garden in the hotel around the swimming pool or for a nice massage in the in house spa. Food very nice. Breakfast fantastic, lots of choice at the buffet. Rooms very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most expensive place we booked for our trip, but we did so on the recommendation of a Sri Lankan friend and we were not disappointed! The staff were lovely and welcoming. Food was outstanding, especially the enormous breakfast buffet (included). The gardens of the house are gorgeous, the swimming pools are blissful and the rooms were pretty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a former Dutch Colonial house, built in 1725. We stayed in the old part of the hotel, which was nice but needed a bit of work doing. The bedrooms themselves were fine - clean, big, air con, and a fan. The bathrooms were a bit run down - rusty shower head and holes in the nets in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is our first visit to nooit gedacht hotel. This is probably the most interesting hotel in the area. room are very clean.very quiet place.garden is also very calm.It has a nice natural lotus pond.It has very large and nice pool. breakfast is very good. It has a traditional menu.we enjoyed food well.but sad to say,restaurant service is very poor.they... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is our second visit to Nooit Gedacht and we stayed seven nights as part of a tour of SL. This is probably the most interesting hotel in the area. It has the original Dutch period house where the reception and restaurant are situated and a contrasting new extension next to the pool. The pool is the largest in Unawatuna... More

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

IT was a wonderful experience staying here. It was looking a bit sad in the start but the place gives you a lot of positives vibes. the staff is amazing.. very friendly and out there to help you. the place is very close to Galle and you can commute through the bus and it is very cheap! Worth the stay..... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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

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Address: 182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
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Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna

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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. Please note there are NO branches of Nooit Gedacht in the vicinity. ... more   less 
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