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Black Beauty Guesthouse

Ganahena, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #20 of 82 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014
Peter H Woodend, Australia
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Woodend, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We checked in as a family of 6. Black Beauty is way from the resorts but still well located in terms of self food and drink supplies. It offers a simple menu from the roof top restaurant, has a nice pool and friendly staff.

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Shanghai, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We were told the hotel is just one minute to the beach, but it is far away from the main part. We had to walk a long way or take Tutu for any activities or meals. The room is very small and cost 6000Rs. Weak Wifi signal. Two dogs of the owner were barking outside overnight or very early morning,... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, I am sorry to read that you have not been satisfied with our service. We always ask our guests to contact us immediately if there is a problem. However the average seize of our rooms is mentioned on our website. I have been in contact with the telecom to have a look at the speed of the... More

Stroud, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I liked it here, our room was pretty good and the Sri Lankan breakfast was tasty. It's in the perfect place just apposite and quiet stretch of beach and only a 15 minute walk away from the main drag. My wife loved the pool and I found the whole place tranquil and relaxing. A great place for chilling out and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

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
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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
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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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Address: Ganahena, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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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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