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The Villa

Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
The Villa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Somehow I had forgotten to book a hotel for the last night of our trip in Sri Lanka. Well, last night and following day (our plane did not leave until midnight). Luckily, our amazing driver suggested we spend the night in Unawantuna. Unawanatuna had not even been on our radar. It is close to Galle so we could tour the... More 

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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Villa is actually in a great spot right on the beach in Unawatuna. And Unawatuna is probably the most beautiful beach on that coastal stretch of Sri Lanka. The bay is protected and provides a calm still oceanfront perfect for swimming. At the same seasonal time visited the other beaches were a little on the rough side. Unfortunately what... More 

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20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stopped by for a sunset dinner after seeing their romantic beach setting. We ordered the seafood platter and an expensive glass of whiskey. Unfortunately from the moment the platter arrived it was a mess. Most of it was inedible. The tuna, prawns and calamari were old the only thing half salvageable was the crab legs and lobster. The only... More 

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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Villa is almost on the beach and is mainly a restaurant with 6 rooms. The room (101) we had was small (they are all the same size) and tired, but clean and had all basic necessities (bed, chairs and a bathroom). We stayed here for 6 nights. The staff is absolutely the key to this hotel, as they're all... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a small hotel located right on beach. Stayed here 3 nights and enjoyed the stay. There aren't many rooms here but they offer most things you need. Rooms had a bit of a musty smell but not to bad, beds were comfy and bathroom was fine. Breakfasts were quite nice and other meals served out of the restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed at The Villa for two nights. With only six rooms spread over three floors, the place feels very cosy and the staff have plenty of time to take care of you. The large four-poster bed with mosquito net was very romantic. Bathroom was basic but worked. We were offered beach towels when we wanted to go swimming at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Large and well furnished rooms with a good hot shower and large bed, plus a beach and sea view. We had a room on the top floor and the vaulted ceiling made the room more spacious. The staff are friendly and efficient and the breakfasts of a good standard. I would recommend, probably the best place on the beach.

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156 reviews 156 reviews
65 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I only stayed here for 2 nights until my prefered hotel became available and was quite happy with my stay. I prefer something a bit more upmarket but The Villa was excellent for the price. The room was very clean and tastefully decorated with a comfortable 4 poster bed and chairs. It was basic and not huge but tasteful and... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this property for 6 nights. We had initially thought to stay one or two, but fell in love with the location. The staff are amazing! With only sickrooms, you never have the feeling of being overwhelmed by other guests. The breakfast is very well done with plenty of food to start the day. Swimming... More 

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Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were lucky enough to visit The Villa with friends. They had been recommended it and what a recommendation! The Villa only has 6 rooms, two per floor on 3 floors. The rooms were spacious and very well appointed with a/c and fans. The quality was every bit as good as the big tourist hotels at a fraction of the... More 

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