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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 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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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29 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heritage property with great potential to be really nice but..... We stayed in the old wing which we think could have been improved tremendously. Room is poorly lit and musty. ' Mosquito were the BIGGEST problem!!! Each time they cleaned the room, they let loads ( we meant loads!!!) of mosquito in!! We spent hours trying to catch them and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nooit Gedacht is a great property with the old world charm and friendly staff...our stay was pleasant with a few drawbacks...which in fact disappointed us because this place has so much potential... 1. Our room in the heritage wing was dusty and had cobwebs while our bathroom was not very clean. The room itself was nice but it could do... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

i was here for two nights. i fell in love with the historic structures, the sanjeevani moùntain and the greenery. the rooms were fine but there was something calming about it. the breakfast was fabulous. the best part was the swimming pool; clean and fresh water. you can go to galle fort from here in a tuk tuk. the hikkaduwa... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My wife, three young boys and I spent a week at Nooit Gedacht in what was our first visit to the magical island that is Sri Lanka. We had been attracted to this hotel by its claim to be close to both beach and jungle and we were not disappointed! The hike to Jungle Beach was great fun and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I spent one night there in the standard room. The sheet were dirty. The room was succinct, okay for one night but NOT more. The wifi connection was bad. I was really disappointed by the staff expecially the owner. They made some mistakes on our bill and they didn't even act as commercial people. I will not recommend it! Poor... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed in one of the Ambassador rooms (2 rooms interconnected). Nooit Gedacht is a nice base to be at when in Unawatuna as it is away from the main party scene (You can get some shut eye in the early hours of the morning). It has large gardens and a mountain as a backdrop. Overall: Clean rooms, clean bathrooms,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I stayed here with my partner for a few nights in January. We were a bit apprehensive having read the reviews. We were utterly blown away by the outstanding staff and the beautiful tranquil gardens. This is not a five star resort, and the price is very good. It is just stupid to quibble about not having 5 star luxury... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This hotel is in a converted Dutch colonial building and so has some charm. It is however run down overall - even in the new block where our room was. The hotel gardens are rambling and quite pleasant. There are two swimming pools - the smaller of the two didn't look very clean at all so I would avoid The... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had a lovely seven night stay at this hotel after friends that were staying there recommanded it to us. The superior rooms were of a very high standard. And the staff very pleasant and attentive. I have already recommanded this hotel to friends going to Sri Lanka at christmas.

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