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Kingfisher Hotel

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Welle Dawala Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a charming hotel right on the beach in Unawatuna. With only four rooms, it is easy to feel like a special guest. The staff is lovely and attentive, always with smiles! The rooms have AC, cable TV, overhead fan, and while the WIFI doesn't work in the room, it will work on the balcony. The bathrooms do not... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
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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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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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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
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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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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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