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Home Stay Strand

Certificate of Excellence
218, Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Home Stay Strand
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

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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
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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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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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I can only echo other reviews. Lovely homestay with super welcoming and accommodating hosts. Also very reasonably priced. 2 minute walk from the beach. And we also thoroughly enjoyed the scrambled egg breakfast. The host even got up at 4am this morning to see us out safely as we left for Yala! Great place and highly recommended.

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

We are thrilled to get a gr8 review from a TripAsvisor Senior Contributor@ thank you for your kind words. More 

Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Walking down the busy beachfront of Unawatuna to this quiet guesthouse is an amazing experience. It is so relaxed. The place feels very old and has got a good atmosphere. Very friendly hosts! Room was are also very clean (cleaned every day) and nice, although the a/c in the room was very very noisy! The breakfast was also very nice,... More 

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

A good review from a Senior Contributor on TripAdvisor is always another feather in the cap, We are so lucky, the cream of travelers visiting Unawatuna is staying with us. We are thankful to all the great reviews we have got from them that has helped us to stay on Top! Thanks to one and all. More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and we were recommended Home Stay Strand by friends who had been before, and it absolutely delivered!! We were greeted at the door by our host, Asoka, who really is the life and soul of this place. Asoka was very happy to chat with us over our delicious breakfast, and... More 

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

It was wonderful to have a new couple during the Sinhala New Year period, so you were our first guests. Thank you for your kind words and all star review. Yes do visit us again for your First Anniversary. Hilda and I enjoyed your company and happy to offer New Year Sweetmeats. Also thanks for your earthquake alert but it... More 

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