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Villa Gaetano

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Kadolana ''Mangrove'' Road | Atharagoda, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We had two rooms at Villa Gaetano for four days after travelling around Sri Lanka for two weeks. What a relief to see the four-poster beds in beautiful rooms in a relaxed villa setting. Extremely comfortable mattresses and pillows and beautifully laid out and clean bathrooms! Our hosts were warm and welcoming and the food is truly excellent. A free... More 

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Once you enter Villa Gaetano, you instantly notice the lovely personal touch of Melani and her husband Chrishan. They are super friendly and are ready to do and arrange anything for you. The rooms are very clean, spacious and beautifully located in the big palm tree garden. Villa Gaetano's location is perfect: far enough from the main road to be... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed with Melani and Chrishan for two nights, and it was a very good experience. The little villa is located just about 2 km from the lovely Unawatuna Beach. This perfect location provides completely quietness which was super nice. The room was spacious and clean. We used our stay to take a walk to the nearby Jungle beach, a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have just returned from my trip to Sri Lanka and my stay at Villa Gaetano made my holiday. I checked in originally for 2 nights but extended to 5 after only being there about 5 minutes. The rooms are huge by Sri Lankan standards, and spotless. It was the only room I stayed in in Sri Lanka with a... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed at Villa Gaetano in the beginning of December and we had such a great time that we didn't want to leave! Melany and Chrishan went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The rooms are clean and very spacious, breakfast is great with different juices every day, and the dinners (rice and curry) we had there... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

My family and I (5 adults and 5 children) spent a week with Melanie and Chrishan leaving them on Boxing Day 2014 after an unforgettable Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations - Sri Lankan style. Melanie's friendliness and quiet unassuming manner and Chrishan's cooking ability will impress you - this couple will do everything they possibly can to make your... More 

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you very much for your wonderful detailed reviewed about your stay at Villa-Gaetano (Melani+Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We appreciate your positive comments on the clean & spacious rooms, good service, & excellent quality of food. We are happy to hear that you have chosen the best place in Unawatuna. We are glad to give our best... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Melani & Chrishan hosted us for four nights recently. The weather was rather dismal, but their hospitality lifted our spirits tremendously. They are a wonderfully warm and thoughtful couple & they deserve to do well with their business. Their spacious place proved delightfully peaceful & was set in a few acres of palm trees & other tropical plants and bushes.... More 

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you very much for your detailed reviewed about your stay at Villa-Gaetano (Melani+Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We appreciate your positive comments on the clean & spacious rooms, good service, & excellent quality of food. We are happy to hear that you have chosen Half Board Basis directly contacting us and your stay with us was a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We couldn't decide which beach along the south coast of Sri Lanka we wanted to base ourselves so chose this homestay on the basis of the trip-advisor reviews. We loved it and agree with all of the other great reviews. The room (on the top floor) was very spacious and the hospitality and food couldn't have been better. We spent... More 

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you very much for your detailed reviewed about your stay at Villa-Gaetano (Melani+Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We appreciate your positive comments on the clean & spacious rooms, good service, & excellent quality of food. We are happy to hear that you have chosen the best place in Unawatuna. I am very glad to give you information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We found this wonderful hotel/homestay through Trip Advisor and boy, we weren't disappointed! After a dissatisfying stay in Tangalle, we chose Unawatuna because we heard the beach was good. Finding this hotel/homestay was such a treat. Hosts Melani and Chrishan can't do enough for you. The rooms are spacious, clean and quiet. And the food! Chrishan is a professional chef... More 

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you for this awesome review! We are so happy that you had a good time with us and that you enjoyed everything. The Mangrove Crabs is one of the popular items on our Villa. We are glad you enjoyed specially the rooms and the pool, and that our hospitality was up to your expectations! We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We made our epic journey from Dambulla to Galle on two slow buses and arrived much later in the evening than we had anticipated. Chrishan came to the bus station to pick us up. After showing us the immaculate room, Melani brought out the most beautiful fish dinner for us. This was a sign of things to come. We stayed... More 

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you very much for this amazing review! We are so, so happy that you chose to stay with us for the final stop of your honeymoon trip in Sri Lanka and it means so much to us to know that you have had a holiday that has exceeded your expectations. Chrishan enjoyed the cookery as... More 

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