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“Relaxed guesthouse 20 metres from beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Primrose Guest House
Unawatuna Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #49 of 81 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
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“Relaxed guesthouse 20 metres from beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We've spent a couple of weeks in Unawatuna over the past 2 years and always stay at Primrose Guesthouse. It's a small, laidback place (8 rooms) with a friendly owner who can help with any issues, transport, tours etc. if needs be.

The rooms are all clean, with 4 poster beds with good mosquito nets (very much needed in unawatuna!) separate private bathroom with hot water, and an outdoor balcony/veranda area with seating. The better rooms (top floor) also have aircon and fridges.

There is wifi, but as with virtually everywhere in Sri Lanka it's only as good as the network providers, so can be intermittent.

The place has some slight sea views (if you're standing in the right place!) and is a 30 second walk from the beach and a load of restaurants and shops. Very much recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We first stayed here in January 2011 after stumbling on it by chance and decided to stay here again when we came back for a friend's wedding. The hotel hasn't been open long so the rooms are of a good standard with clean bathrooms, hot water and four poster beds with mosquito nets and although a little set back from the beach, you are only a 1 minute stroll away.
Great value for what you get. No bar / restaurant as yet but apparently coming soon. So many good food options around there that this isn't an issue.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011 via mobile

Lovely family spotless clean greAt decor good value and location. Check it out

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

I have just spent 10 days at this Guesthouse. They have seven rooms and each room has a little terrace with chair and table on which is great to sit outside on and read a book in peace.
The room has fan and the option in some rooms for Air conditioning. The ensuite bathrooms have hot and cold water and the four poster beds have mosquito nets on.
I found this guesthouse to be ideal as was just few mins walk to the beach and there is a host of restaurants nearby for breakfast or dinner although Primrose does do breakfast too if you need.
The hotel rooms are good value and I would recommend it for anyone travelling alone as was totally safe with the owner and his family.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Unawatuna Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
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Ranked #49 of 81 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna

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