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“One night stay” 3 of 5 stars
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RockHouse Guesthouse & Restaurant
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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #64 of 90 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
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“One night stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This is the best hotel ever. The staff are fantastic. The hotel is stunning. So willing to help and they speak really good English..... Loved it! would recommend this hotel for the budget traveler........

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We came for a few days to acclimatise and stayed for a month. Very friendly owners, superb views of birds, monkeys, mongoose and the bay. Altogether fantastic value.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This is a average guest house and its a bit far off the beach ....you will have to walk a good 5 mins to go to the nearest beach. We took the room that was on top of the hill...The view from the room was really nice and you can see the complete Unawatuna cove. The food and restaurants are all nearby

Pros:

1. Easy check in and check out
2. Rooms are big and airy
3. Since our room was on top of the hill so everytime you open the windows the nice kool sea breeze will flow in
4. we had seats on the balcony so you can sit thr and watch the sun rise...loved the early morning view

Cons:

1. As I mentioned the room that we stayed in was on top of a hill so it was a task to climb all d way up every now and then
2.Too may insects in the room as the windows do not have nets
3. we felt a bit lonely on top of the hill house as there was no one around
4. There was no room service and to call some I had to go down all the way huh...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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20 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011 via mobile

Moved here after Sunny Beach guest house proved to be noisy and smelly...cheap rates in November due to it being the off season of 1500 rs, but impeccably clean, and it's only 100 metres max from the beach anyway. Many rooms to choose from, plus an amazing apartment up the hill where you can sit on the balcony and watch the sunset.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

My son and I stayed at Rock House for two nights and enjoyed it very much. It is about 100 meters from the main road, and is both quiet and offers easy access to the beach and all the restaurants. Some of its spacious rooms are built right into the side of huge rocks - quite distinctive and charming. Did not eat here, so can't comment on the food. People were very pleasant and helpful, and we recommend it warmly.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

Like a few other reviews have said this is a cheap no frills hotel but we really loved our view which was the best in Unawatuna for sure. Above the main building they have built a bunch of appartments on top of the cliffs. It's a bit of a zig zag to get up there but well worth it. Our appartment was acid yellow but extremely roomy with tables and comfortable chairs. We had a kitchen without a hob but it did have a good fridge and was somewhere to make tea and prepare fruit salad and crud for breakfast. After a cool nights sleep it was really awesome to sit on the balcony and look out over the entire bay. The sound from the discos was annoying but as it's Unawatuna you are going to get that anywhere you rest your head. Cool breeze and awesome view; well worth it.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2011

Great location, low price, nice clean big rooms with balconies, friendly ownwers, quiet place close to the beach & restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
RockHouse Guesthouse in Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna is one of the oldest family homes that opened their doors to foreign visitors to Unawatuna since late Ninteen seventies, when 'flower-children' discovered this idyllic beach. ... more   less 

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