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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Berlin, Germany
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for two nights, rooms are nice and comfortable, view on the pool and the forest. Very calm Hotel but far from town. Unfortunately food was poor, maybe because of New Year, most of the staff were off.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 4 days at the hotel. It is a very nice old building where the Dutch governor stayed a summer cottages. There are build 20 new rooms to the hotel with air condition. The rooms are nice but the place needs renovation. The pool looks dirty - it not but the button needs painting, there are a lot of... More 

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Schilde, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nooitgedacht is situated just outside the "real" beach area. The beach is a ten minutes walk through a street full of restaurants and little shops. The huge garden protects you from noises of the road and on top of this at the back of the garden it gives you the feeling you are somewhere very special. There is a lake... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my stay here especially the pool and the beautiful grounds. However they really should throw away all the old stained sheets as both rooms I was in had the same problem. Breakfast and WiFi were good. Excellent staff service.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights with the family, the kids enjoyed the pool and has a great relaxing area. Unfortunately, the hotel has potential if some effort would be made for maintaining the garden and the rooms, which look as from 50's movie. We stayed in sort of master suite, 3 door entrance, with bathroom outside the... More 

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