We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 85 Unawatuna B&Bs / inns

Lara's Place

Ganahena | Ganahena Road, Unawatuna Hill, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Hotel amenities
Lara's Place
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Lara's Place to your Saves list
Ranked #38 of 85 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013
Aleksandra83_12 Warsaw, Poland
Write a Review

23 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Lara's Place
See the most recent reviews
Warsaw, Poland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It's quite a nice place, with a good location up on the hill away from hustle and bustle of Unawatuna beach. I think it might be the best place in whole Unawatuna area, which we didn't like much, as the beach is ugly, small, narrow, full of rubbish, noisy, and expensive in comparison to other places as Hikkaduwa for example.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I chose Lara's place because of the photos posted in various reviews and its location. It measured up perfectly on both counts. The rooms are stylish and spotlessly clean. The decor is modern and chic. The veranda is the stand-out feature. It is the perfect location to relax. Lara's Place is within easy reach of the main area of Unawatuna... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Halifah, Kuwait
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was our first visit to Sri Lanka and I'm glad we made the choice to stay at Lara's Place as it really gave us a chance to get to interact with the folks who lived there up close. Lara and his wife were great. He had to take some work so we didn't see him much, but his wife... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Trieste, Italy
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Lara and his family are kind and did certainly their best to build this place with its lovely garden. The fact is that the building is located about 5-600m uphill with respect to the main road (A2) which leads to Unawatuna. Then, to reach the beach, you have to walk about 1km partly along the national road jammed by any... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Lara's Apartment was the most perfect place to relax and enjoy Sri Lanka. The location was wonderful set amongst the trees with wildlife aplenty including monkeys, parrots, bats plus the sound of the ocean away down the hill and in the evening gentle chanting from the buddhist temple. The apartment itself was superb, very well appointed, with open verandahs all... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I stayed here with a friend in March 2012 and we had a lovely time and agree with the other reviews on here. We came here for the cricket in Galle but decided to stay a little further our close to the beach. The place was very clean and the food we had here was wonderful. The view from the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Can only agree with all the other reviewers! Lara's place is not right on the beach - it is a 5 minute walk from it. Past a Buddist temple, past the monkeys and up the hill to where the breeze is cool and you see the fruit bats flying by in the dusk as you just enjoy life on the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tokyo, Japan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Though there are lots of hotels on the road close to Unawatuna bay, I was so lucky to find this hidden beautiful guesthouse on the top of a hill away from busy touristic area. I had spent really pleasant time sitting at spacious roof terrace looking down the Indian ocean over a little jungle as drinking fresh fruits juice or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Finnentrop, Germany
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Lara`s Place is a wonderful place to stay. The guesthouse is on the hill and you have a awesome view above the unawatuna bay. It is surrounded by exotic trees like Papaya, Coconut, Mango, Banana.....!! It is great to listen and watch to,the birds, sometimes monkeys and of course to the ocean. The rooms are very clean and luxury, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Moscow, Russia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We’ve spent 2 weeks in Lara’s Place (from Xmas onwards) and really enjoyed the place. The first and key point is the location. Lara’s place located on the hill, it means when you’re at the room you’re not listening a music from the bar :) you’re listening the sounds of nature, but it not means that you’re in the middle... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Lara's Place? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lara's Place

Address: Ganahena | Ganahena Road, Unawatuna Hill, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda, Booking.com and Odigeo so you can book your Lara's Place reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

37 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (16)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Room/suite (1)
Other (14)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (22)
Room/suite (1)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (2)
Other (17)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Near Lara's Place

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby