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Kingfisher Hotel

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Welle Dawala Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vejle, Denmark
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on Kingfisher in 2013, and lost our hearts to this unique place, therefore we have no doubt to come back. The place is still great, but it is as if the "special" has disappeared. The rooms are as we remembered, big, bright and with a lovely balcony. Too bad the owners do not care to maintain them, for... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic little hotel right on the beach in Unawatuna. You are welcomed by the sound of wind chimes blowing in the breeze and the smell of fresh flowers. Since we booked many months in advance we were able to request a room on the top floor for our five day stay. The room was spotlessly clean, huge,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cannot speak highly enough of this hotel and its staff. We stayed here for 4 nights and wish we'd had a few more. The rooms are spacious and clean with a comfortable bed and good sized balcony. Even though Unawatuna can be quite busy especially the Kingfisher restaurant itself, the staff always manage to find you a table or... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Just best! Great super friendly staff,excellent rooms,food is great especially Jumbo Prawns with fantastic!!!! Oyster sauce worth trying! Location cannot be better. One small minus - fair WiFi in rooms. Will be back soon!!!

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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58 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The beach side location with the sea in the background and the bonfire burning on the beach is magical. Been eating there for 3 years on a regular basis. Still in my opinion the best in Unawatuna. Everything freshly and individually prepared, so be patient it's worth waiting for.

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London
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29 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We spent five nights here after travelling from place to place and it was one of the best decisions we made! We booked ahead of time and were lucky to get a cancellation slot because we loved the look and feel of the hotel when we found it online. Before I write about the hotel/room I must talk about the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had such a wonderful stay at the Kingfisher. We came to Unawatuna before a wedding, and stayed with the hotel with some friends. The hotel's small size made for a very personal touch, and the staff are fantastic. The rooms are immaculate and really great for couples. We had a gorgeous view over the ocean, the food was yummy,... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been traveling around the world so I have many experiences to compare, but this hotel is a pure perfection. Comfortable clean rooms attached right to the beach, wonderful and caring staff always ready to help, the BEST fish restaurant i've ever eaten in, in one word: EXCELLENT. It's a place to stay, sleep, drink & eat. The bonus is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Rooms are new, nice and clean - the only thing missing is a door in front of the toilet so be prepared to take your relationship to another level! Staff is chaotic and disorganised, but friendly. The rooms are very noisy as they overlook the attached beach restaurant. Witless intermittent, food so la la and overpriced for what it is.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Kingfisher has everything you would want in Unawatuna - awesome access to the beach, great restaurant and nice rooms etc. It is an excellent choice for a place to stay, but the huge highlight for me was how helpful the owners and staff were during out time there. I had to do a job interview with a company in New... More 

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