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“THE VILLA” 4 of 5 stars
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The Villa
Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #38 of 90 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
LONDON
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8 hotel reviews
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“THE VILLA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We travelled down to Unawatuna first half of our holiday. We came to Sri Lanka last year but didn't get this far down. What a beautiful beach and the Villa is in a perfect location. The food is excellent. Rooms very clean. Staff very attentive. One waiter called "Bandara" was fantastic and deserves a mention. Recommend!!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We travelled down to Unawatuna first half of our holiday. We came to Sri Lanka last year but didn't get this far down. What a beautiful beach and the Villa is in a perfect location. The food is excellent. Rooms very clean. Staff very attentive. One waiter called "Bandara" was fantastic and deserves a mention. Recommend!!

Room Tip: Do not use anything in the fridge. If you do, go to shops and replace it yourself.!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for the review and giving us very good opportunity to improve our business, Thanks once again indeed,
Kapila
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Cape Town
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a relief and refuge from the other somewhat soulless experiences we had. This is one of the best - if not the best - boutique hotels I've ever stayed in. The location is unbeatable and to my mind the best in Unawatuna...you step onto a soft green carpet of lawn from your room, which then leads you onto the beach and into the water. Bliss! The breakfasts are sublime, the staff are personable, engaging, friendly and speak excellent English. The manager is friendly, professional and helpful and there are no hidden, surprise costs when you get your bill. The ambience and its position in the bay make it my firm favourite. I could easily have spent all our days on the beach in front, or in the garden, or in our comfortable room without any need to venture elsewhere.
Finally, it is almost right opposite The Sanctuary Spa - the best place to destress in Unawatuna. I will definitely recommend this hotel to others, and should I ever find myself in this region again, it is the only place I will want to stay.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kapila
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed at The Villa for 4 nights, after leaving The Peacock hotel because it was so disappointing.

The Villa was extremely pleasant - clean, nicely decorated, the bed was huge and the bathroom modern.

The staff were so professional and friendly, and the atmosphere was really nice - relaxed and pleasant.

The price seems a bit high given some of the cheaper options on the beach, but it's definitely worth it if you need a bit of comfort. A hotel with the same facilities and proximity to the beach in any other country would be hundreds of dollars a night.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 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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Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for the review and giving us very good opportunity to improve our business, Thanks once again indeed,
Kapila
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We recently had five nights at The Villa, the staff were more than helpful, food was good, good central location for beach restaurants, shops etc. The cleanliness was outstanding, would highly recommend, very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for the review and giving us very good opportunity to improve our business, Thanks once again indeed,
Kapila
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very reasonable price, great view from our immaculate room, tasted food and impeccable service. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 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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kapila100, Manager at The Villa, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for the review and giving us very good opportunity to improve our business, Thanks once again indeed,
Kapila
the Villa Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

We arrived after a very long journey and were pleasantly surprised by how characterful and pretty our room was- and spacious to boot! The balcony immediately outside our door afforded us stunning sea views and the Villas proximity to the water means you can hear the sea hush hushing its way onto the beach all night. Staff very friendly, very helpful. Room great value considering its quality. Breakfast delicious.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 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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kapila100, Manager at The Villa, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for the review and giving us very good opportunity to improve our business, Thanks once again indeed,
Kapila
the Villa Hotel
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Address: Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 90 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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