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Shangri La Guest House

55/1, Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Confusingly this is listed as Shangri La on TA. The theme is Flinstones meets resort, but in a good way. The grounds are beautiful, tropical and well maintained; the ground is a tapestry of grass; hammocks swing in the gentle breeze. At night, fire flies come out to play, their green orbs mysteriously sparkle in the gloom. Our hut was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Been at January 2014. Wouldn't recommend. Place itself is quite good - lot of place, big garden with hammocks. Staff is friendly and ready to help. But anyway, when you pay for room with hot water you expect to get it at your room. But there were none. Stayed 3 nights at Kahoona club (ex Shangri La) and hot water... More 

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We stayed at kahuna club(now name changed) on our last visit Srilanka on Sept first week, good ambiance... cooperative staff... beds were comfortable... i loved the private balcony we had attached with our room... only problem was this place is little away from the beach....

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Svendborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Once you enter the garden, you feel completely away from hassle and will be able to relax easily! The garden is beautiful, the rooms excelent, the food tasty and the staff lovely and smiling. I staid here four nights, walked down to the beach in five minutes now and then and just felt relaxed. Thank you Kahuna. I'll see you... More 

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Vorarlberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Very comfortable and relaxing place to stay with a beautiful, lushy garden. Great value! The food was absolutely delicious. Fresh, tasty and well presented. The owner and the staff were tremendous and always there to help with any request, nothing was too much trouble. LOVE this place! I'm hooked!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Stayed at shangri la ..now (kahuna club)..for a month..excellent staff..always pleased to help..great food..nice chilled relaxing stay in it's own gardens..but only 5 mins stroll..to beach and more lively bars..TOP TIP..check out the special for the day menu..

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Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I live in eastern Sri Lanka, and when I want to relax I go to to the Kahuna Club. The setting is lovely, and the rooms are of good value. The owner, Mally, is a cheerful, excellent fellow who tries his best to make everyone feel welcome. Staff is open and friendly. As to some of the negative reviews, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This guest house changed its name 8 months ago to Kahuna club, but didn't tell any of the locals we had quite a job finding it. The place itself is a mixture of hotel rooms. apartments and wooden cabanas, we stayed in one of the apartments which was basic but adequate for three people. The grounds were full of wildlife... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed at Kahuna Club (formally Shangri La) in October for the last 3 nights of our holiday in Sri Lanka. Luckily there was only rain for one night on our trip to Unawatuna despite October being the rainiest season. The hotel is situated very close to the beach (5 minute walk) and set back within a beautiful jungle setting... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Shangri La consist of the main house and several cabanas, some wooden, some concrete, strewn across well groomed garden. We stayed in wooden cabanas, and although they were designed for two, we got extra bed for a third person (and a small discount). Even with three persons, it was roomy enough, so two persons will have lots of space. Garden... More 

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