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218, Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
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Home Stay Strand
Ranked #18 of 83 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Pune, India
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Back after 27 years, Asoka's and Hilda's family home is still one of my favorite places in the world. Unawatuna has changed a lot - but all is still small scale and friendly. You'll be just a few steps away from the beach and its hustle & bustle, but still it's only bird's or monk's calls who might wake you... More

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

It was a pleasure to have you visiting us again after so many years. We strive to maintain our simple way of life style in spite of boutique hotels and exotic villas springing up all over Sri Lanka! We have had many of our friends re-visiting Sri Lanka after the peace that has dawned in the country. We hope you... More

Nimes, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

(+) Asoka, the host, is very lovely and helpful. He waited us until late in the evening when we arrived. (+) Large clean rooms with wide bed and nice terrace. (+) The place is absolutely peaceful and ideally located (200m from the beach). (-) I think that less expensive accomodations can be found in Unawatuna... (-) The furniture is a... More

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

Thanks for your Three +++ Plus Points! As for the Minus - - points: 1.There's NO other place like STRAND in Unawatuna! 2. Period furniture is in keeping with the colonial ambiance of the house! Thank you again. More

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

we stayed in late december 2013, Asoka and his homestay was a highlight of our sri lankan holiday. a fantastic welcome by Asoka, great breakfasts that went on forever. Asoka is a wonderfull host and as i do,, enjoys a chat!! a great place to unwind and relax, totaly central to all around yet quiet and hidden from the main... More

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

Thank you for your kind words. It was always nice to chat with you. We are happy when our guests enjoy their stay at our home. We hope you come back someday soon. Thanks! More

San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Enjoyed our stay at Strand. Asoka and his live in staff were friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable and teach us about the local culture. Especially appreciated Gayon's instructions in basic Sinhalese! Loved watching the monkey troop that lives in the surrounding forest. It's not a luxury resort but very clean and only half a... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments, your experiences will help our future guests to make good decisions to make their trips memorable. Thanks More

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Address: 218, Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Home Stay Strand Hotel Unawatuna

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FEEL LIKE HOME! We open our doors and hearts to travelers who wish to imbibe our way of life. Strand is a Sri Lankan family home, approved by Sri Lanka Tourist Board as a "Home-stay" accommodation for Tourists. We are in Sri Lanka's #1 beach destination, Unawatuna on the sunny south coast, but it is not a beach front location only a couple of minutes walk. Four upstairs rooms, AC Suite, Duran Duran Suite Casa Anna, and The Nest[the most popular suite]. Ground floor rooms, Garden Suite, Casa Lillo and Blue Room makes up our home, a colonial vintage villa where five generations of our family has lived.Complimentary Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi No Taxes, No Service charges! Google "UNAWATUNA HOMESTAY".TripAdvisor 2013 Award Winner as one of the TOP25 B&Bs in Sri Lanka!!Come make your self at home!!! ... more   less 
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