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Black Beauty Guesthouse

Ganahena, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #20 of 81 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Beauty is hugely hyped on Tripadvisor and we had pretty high experiences after our fantastic stay at Finlanka in Hikkaduwa. On first arrival it looked good-the pool is beautiful and kept lovely and clean and the surrounding garden is lovely-there is even a family of monkeys that visit at sunset. Our room was adequate if a bit small and... More

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests, I did not find a matching name for you in my booking list. However we always ask our guests to inform us about any problems regarding our guesthouse or staff immediately, so that we will be able to change it. We are not able to change anything that happened in the past. There is a short cut... More

Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Black Beauty is indeed a great place to stay for the vacation, thanks to all the comments authors, the choice was made based on your feedback and it was a right one! Me and my girlfriend stayed for 10 days in Black Beauty, everything was just fine : room, breakfast, cleaning. nature etc, but I must say that the most... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Black Beauty guesthouse is a great option for those who want to enjoy the beaches of the South-West of Sri Lanka. Located in Unawatuna but outside of the main too-touristy core of the resort, it is located merely 30 meters from a smaller beach, which offers clean sea with easy access and a bit of authentic taste, at the... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka, during which time, we stayed at the Paradise Beach hotel in Negombo, Hilton Residence in Colombo and Black Beauty in Unawatuna. But it is our time at Black Beauty that the whole family enjoyed the most and will remember for a long time. This place is great for... More

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Holmegaard, Denmark
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We spent 5 days at this nice place and enjoyed every minute. Especially the kindness and willingness of the staff must be underlined. The food is delicious and freshly made, and the view from the restaurant makes you in a very good mood. We had booked a room with air-condition in advance, which can be recommended. The beach 100 m.... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This guesthouse is a fantastic place to stay and relax. The place is beautiful, quiet, relaxed and exceptionally friendly. The pool is always good for a refreshment, chairs and umbrella right at the beach are provided. The rooms are nice, with good beds and a cabinet which is lockable. Food is delicious and reasonybly priced, its great to have dinner... More

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guests, thank you for your review. I already informed the staff that you have been satisfied with your stay at Black Beauty Guesthouse. We wish you all the best. Regards, Britta and the Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna More

Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The place is very nice, no doubt about it, but it is much more expensive than other comparable accomodations in the area (peacock guesthouse has nice rooms very close to the sea and they are 1/3 of the price of black beauty). BB guesthouse asked us to pay everything in advance, which we understood later because we would have left... More

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for your review. This will always help us to improve our service. As for the WiFi it is always switch on, unless there is thunder and lightning. For safety we have to switch it of on those times. The signal strength varies sometime due to rain and the amount of people using the WiFi. As... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Lovely hotel in a peaceful area within a walking distance from the Unawatuna "center". Nice and clean pool, comfortable rooms. This place can be recommended for a longer stay as well, although the rooms could be cleaned more often. The friendly staff was also super helpful with our further traveling arrangements and organized transportations, guides etc.

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Retford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We stayed here for two weeks with our daughter and son in law at new year. The guest house is situated in a tropical garden which is beautiful and is home to a variety of birds and other wildlife including monkeys! The small pool in the garden is a godsend when you need to cool down. Britta ,the owner is... More

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Kathlyn, it was a pleasure to have her with us. I already showed the staff your comment and they were very proud. I hope you have a good time. Regards, Britta and the Black Beauty Team More

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had a great stay here... The food was fabulous... I would recommend eating here in the evening... The pool was so pretty and really clean... The tree top restaurant was in an ideal location... We saw monkeys and chipmunks... The staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful... Five stars all round

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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I am pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I will also show the staff your comment. We wish you a Happy New Year. Regards, Britta, Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna More

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Additional Information about Black Beauty Guesthouse

Also Known As:
Black Beauty Guesthouse Hotel Unawatuna
Black Beauty Guesthouse Hotel
Address: Ganahena, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Many of our guesrs ask us why we chose such an unusual name for a Guest House in Sri Lanka. I read and enjoyed the book as a child ans was struck by the genuine character of Black Beauty. Here was a role model to be followed through life. He was well behaved, honest and thoughtful, always doing the best he could in every situation, wonderful skills we try to instill in our staff. The management chooses new team members with careful consideration and train them to reflect these characteristics. Our aim, over the last 20 years has been to provide the best service for our guests and through gentle and caring ways follow the example of Black Beauty. ... more   less 
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