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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
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Ranked #9 of 19 hotels in Unawatuna
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14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Kapar, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

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

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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

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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!

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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

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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
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Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna

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#2 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna #6 Family Hotel in Unawatuna #10 Romantic Hotel in 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. ... more   less 
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