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Birdhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Birdhouse
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending 2 weeks in SriLanka I can say the birdhouse was my favorite home away from home. The owner was more than helpful with anything we needed. Very friendly and accomidating. The rooms were big and spacious with a great sitting area outside of the room. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Hi, the birdhouse is a beautiful guesthouse i can honestly recommend to travellers! The locationis perfect- close to the beach but not noisy at all. The stufff especially the owner are more than helpful and nice. they will help you to make your stay remarkable but also help you to plan your further journey eg by taxi service I liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lalith and his wife are SO hospitable and welcoming, a beautiful peaceful place to stay in Unwatuna and so helpful and willing to accommodate in so many ways, we all agreed Unwatuna was the best beach we visited and BIrdhouse was the best place we stayed at! If your looking for a relaxing break from the travel pace this is... More 

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Oakland, ca
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I stayed in the ground floor room and the room was a nice size, the bathroom was nicely modeled and clean. The couple that own this place are very nice and helpful. Lalith was very very helpful in communicating via email when I needed to reserve my room and also change my reservation due to flight problems. They are literally... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Friendly host and family in a great location. Only a few minutes walk to the beach area, but far enough not to hear the bars and restaurants at night. Good breakfast and the best eggs and toast we had.

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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in March 2015. We had originally planned to stay 2 nights, but liked the place enough to stay another day. Pluses: Friendly, helpful owner- our bank shut down our ATM card, and he graciously offered his phone and a tuk-tuk driver friend to help out Spacious, airy rooms with balcony Free wifi, though it... More 

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Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a confirmation about a stay for one week at Birdhouse with an option for more weeks. But after four days the owner wanted us to move out because there was someone coming to our room for two weeks. So we moved to another place in the neighborhood. Then the owner got a really bad conscience and offered us... More 

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Asanka R, Manager at Birdhouse, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thanks for your kind words as we did enjoyed your company while your 5 night stay at our place and we cared you so much as we do for everybody!! Sorry we could't satisfy your hopes as you were expecting exactly 20yrs back Sri Lanka. Also we forgot to tell you one important thing that the Airport pickups... More 

Ella, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very helpful staff, miss them like family. Extended our stay here with several days, because we liked it so much. Comfy rooms, good brekkie, pretty close to the beach. Nice if u like to watch birds as well.

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Izhevsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is a nice place to relax. In clean rooms you can find a/c, hot water and wifi. Walking to beach not take more then 3 minutes. Friendly owners can anser on any question. I recommending birdhouse for everyone.

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Samara, Samara, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Close to the ocean, cozy comfortable nice place with friendly people and cute dog. We are glad to find this wonderful place and to spend here a couple of days. Cleen rooms are also included. Thanks Birdhouse for fantastic days not far from the ocean.

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