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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the hotel couple of times , location is perfect to have a relax stay, walking distance to beach of Unawatuna, verity of room choices available, Amazing food and friendly service. My first choice in the area, highly recommend for families.

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Farsta, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was perfect for our family with two Children. They gave us a family apartment with two large spacious rooms that were very tastefully furnished with antique furniture and were very clean. We could see the pool from our balcony. The hotel had retained the old colonial style and was beautiful and garden was also very nice. We stayed... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the point I checked in to the hotel I knew I had come to the right place. The staff were very nice and pleasent. They carried our bags to the rooms while the waiters gave us glasses of good pineapple juice from their own garden. We sat in the spacious canteen (restaurant) and enjoyed the pineapple juice we had... More 

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

Dear Ryan, We are delighted to read your positive feedback on our hotel. Specially, that you felt you had come to the right place from the very beginning of your stay. "Homely" feeling is what we want our guests to experience while they are at Nooit Gedacht. It is a homely place where you can enjoy modern comforts yet experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We just stayed one night and the place is superb. Its surrounded by the Rumassala forest and you don't hear any noise of the road or the sea.its like separated from the town. Its the best place to read lot of books.They have nice lotus pond.Staff also very friendly and attended to our requirements quickly.Food also good. We will go... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive comments on our staff, good food and quick service. It is in deed a place to relax and unwind your tired mind, body & soul as we are here to pamper you during your holiday. We hope you will visit again. Best Regards, Manager More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

amazing property with heritage touch.it was 1735 built dutch governors house.but still looks same.one of the best place for relax with family.decent prices.super quality staff.friendly.quick service.delicious foods.I have visited all the room category and best one is 300 years old dutch governor's room is best.they maintain the old rooms well and properly. nice garden.my kid love the duck.we enjoyed the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for mentioning about the history and the value of the old colonial building. We do our best to maintain the old heritage as it was back in the time. Your positive comments regarding the food and quick service by our staff will be shared with them. We hope you will visit again for another... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This was the last of my stay. The property itself is really beautiful but gets a little depressing at night with their dated furniture and not-so-great lighting. Rooms were a bit small but comfortable. The bathroom door didn't have a latch on the inside and have see-through glass! The food here is pretty average and very less in quantity for... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comments on our hotel. We have different types of rooms for different prices. The one you stayed was the most basic type of room. We will look into your comment regarding lighting in the room. Best Regards, Manager More 

Nhill, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our hotel. We are happy to know that you found the meals/drinks to be excellent and you found our staff to be very friendly and displayed good manners. We are also famous among honeymoon couples who visit us to take photos surrounding colonial style buildings and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review on our hotel. We are glad to know that it was your best days in Sri Lanka. We hope you will return again to experience the hospitality of our staff. Best Regards! More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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 

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