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95/B, Yaddehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here after the hotel changed it name to Paradise Garden. Upon arrival, we were told that we got an upgrade to the family room near the entrance. STAY AWAY FROM THIS ROOM! There are mosquitoes everywhere, because there are no nets in front of the window. The mosquito net over the bed is too short so that all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We have spent a couple of days in this guesthouse - which has been renamed recently to Paradise Garden - since the location is great and the fauna & flora in the garden is amazing. There are beautiful flowers, many birds, and sometimes a few monkeys in the trees at the back border of the house. The breakfast is basic... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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27 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The rooms are normal, a/c is running, cleanliness is ok, breakfast is basic. You get good and reliable service for the price! The garden is very nice and relaxing! Free and good wi-fi! Mosquitoes will be with you all the time! Room 2 is very small! Olivier will give you nice tips on how to spend your time around! You... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had a lovely stay at the French Villa. Olivier, the owner, is a nice guy and his staff is very helpful. The villa has a beautiful garden overlooking the jungle behind. The location of the villa is quite central: in the middle of a little street with some shops and restaurants, only a short walk away from the beach.... More

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Everything to do with our stay at this hotel was a disaster. The first night we got locked out of our room and despite all the calls we made to the owners telephone number he never answered the phone that night or even called the following day to ask what had happened. There should always be someone sleeping at the... More

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København, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

I stayed at French Villa for 10 days in March 2012 The owner and his staff was very friendly and helpful, and after 10 days there I felt truely integrated as a part of the place. The French owner, Olivier was also informative in giving advice in does and donts in the area. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stayed at the French Villa in December and would recommend it for people looking for places in Unawatuna. It's a short walk from the beach but actually I found this was better as it can get quite busy along the beach. Our room was quite small and was one of the more expensive places that we stayed in Sri... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011 via mobile

I found the French Villa by chance. The sinage isn't large and I just happened to see the entrance while at a shop across the street. But Im glad I did. I stayed here, in a "family room", with my friend for a week. The room was large with a double bed and two twin beds. Small, but modern bathroom... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

We stayed at the French Villa in late November 2011. When we arrived the owner was very helpful and gave us a room with another bed for our 6 month old baby. All was well for the first night, but on the second we came back from our evening meal to find very loud music blaring out of the restaurant... More

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Address: 95/B, Yaddehimulla Rd, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
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The French Villa is a pretty and cosy Sri Lankan style villa with only 6 rooms, located at Unawatuna Bay, 50 metres from the beach.The restaurant-grill serves dishes that are inspired by French cuisine with sometimes a Sri Lankan twist.Olivier, an ex-restaurateur, ensures the freshest locally sourced ingredients are cooked to perfection.The tropical garden with it’s abundance of flowers and animals (monkeys, chipmunks, beautiful birds as peacocks, king fishers etc) offers the perfect setting to relax mind, body, and spirit. ... more   less 
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