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Home Stay Strand

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218, Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely caracteristic colonial style villa with seven suites. We had our breakfast outsight on our veranda of suite 1 with a close view on the tropic garden with all kind of animals like monkeys! A heaven of peace and yet so close to the beach and bars. Every day a different kind of fresh fruit at beeakfast, all day the... More 

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Thank ECI53
Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Oh! Such a wonderful review, Thank you so much, and I like your Headline! I hope you come back for a longer stay. Hilda and I both enjoyed chatting you up. It was so nice to see your smiling face at breakfast time. We hope you carry back sweet memories of Strand, Unawatuna and Sri Lanka. Think of us when... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We stayed in the Duran Duran suite which is where DD's manager stayed while the band were in Sri Lanka making their famous videos. It's a handy base for travelling to Galle and the souther beaches and very accessibly located in the heart of Unawatuna, set back slightly from the main road. Asoka couldn't have been more helpful, organising tuk... More 

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed your stay with us and happy to enjoy your friend's birthday cake too. Nice to meet Duran Duran fans like you. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

As a family of four we were accommodated in the rear room attached to the main house overlooking the jungle garden. The accommodation was simple and met our needs with an excellent breakfast served in the main house. From our covered veranda we saw peacocks, mongoose, monitors, monkeys and fireflies! The house is located 2mins walk from the beach and... More 

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Mike was pleased with your comment. lol! Thanks for posting your photos. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Home stay strand is perfectly situated. Very close to the beach and bars, but in a large garden that provides a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Everybody in the homestay will do their upmost to make you feel comfortable. It's been said before, but it is so true: a real home away from home. The interior is classic in a good... More 

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Wow! Many thanks for your wonderful review. We hope you will be back for a longer stay. thanks More 

Elsloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was my 3rd time in Unawatuna and staying at Asoka his place simply feels like 'home'.. I think I do not have to say more after three times... :) We stayed in the Nest. A nice room, situated in the main building, with a lovely balcony from where you can spot plenty of monkeys in the morning and evening.... More 

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Thank T T
Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, we sure hope there will be a fourth visit in the coming New Year. My greetz to your Mom & Dad. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Home Stay Strand is a beautiful tropical oasis tucked in behind Unawatuna Beach. We had the pleasure of staying with Asoka and his family and it is one of the most memorable places we have ever stayed. Asoka is a kind and hospitable man who has a great sense of humour, we spent many hours at the breakfast table talking... More 

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gr8asoka, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

It was nice to hear from you again after your travels. We really enjoyed your company and I am thankful for your all star Review. Thanks for the invitation to visit but NZ is in the other coner of the world, but we hope you will come back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

we had a nice room with a veranda overlooking the jungle-like part of the garden including monkeys squirrels and a lot of different birds. The rest of the garden is also very beautiful with a lot of different plants and a lot of flowers. The owner was very nice and had good stories about the history of the mansion and... More 

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gr8asoka, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 Star review, we are happy to tell you reviews like yours help us bag the "C of E" for the second year in succession. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Finland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A very special place in Unawatuna today, Strand home stay. It's what Unawatuna used to be some twenty years ago. The place needs a proper refurbishment and then it's a real gem. A forgotten piece of the paradise Unawatuna used to be. Please let the property stay undivided. It's a haven for many animals too.

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review More 

Lerwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The house has an ideal location in landscaped grounds just a short walk from the beach. Asoka is very friendly and has some interesting stories to tell about the early days of his guest house. A must for Duran Duran fans! Our room was big with a good bathroom and the breakfast is also included. Highly recommended.

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we were happy to have you stay with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We're just back from a very enjoyable week long stay in unawatuna. We hadnt booked anywhere but stumbled upon this place and loved it so much we stayed for 7 nights. The room was very spacious with 4 poster bed and balcony. Breakfast was delicious, including traditional Sri Lankan breakfast of hoppers. Asoka was very welcoming and allowed us to... More 

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Thank Sheena F
Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

We were lucky to have you stay in our home and we too enjoyed your company. More 

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