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Home Stay Strand

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218, Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Elsloo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We have stayed with Asoka and Hilda twice with our family and had a fantastic time twice. The room,t he garden,t he breakfast and the warm welcome, Homestay Strand is a fantastic place in Unawatuna. And the kids love the monkeys in the garden

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us again, we hope you will be back again with your lovely daughter as well, who missed this trip. More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice time here. The owner, Asoka, is very friendly and gives you a warm welcome in his house. The location is perfect, just 50 meters away from the beach. The rooms are pretty big (A-C) and together with the garden, this home stay is a peacefull place in Unawatuna!

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

We love guests who appreciate our home for what it is. Our architectural styles come from the Dutch influence in the past . It was nice to have you stay with us and I was happy to relive my Holland stay with you again. More 

Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The hospitality of the home owner,Asoka is legendary. And I could'nt agree more! Strand is literally like living in someone's home, in the middle of a mini forest. Although their main caretaker/helper was on leave, no stone was left unturned by our host, in order to make our stay comfortable. The breakfast was simple, nutritious and served in a classic... More 

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

Thank you Ruchchi for your kind recommendations, we always take heed of guest comments and strive to improve our offerings. Our kind regards to your Mom! More 

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