Mr. Asoka and his wife Hilda who own the place are such a lovely friendly couple. They also have many interesting stories e.g. about the tsunami. I really felt like home in this beautiful old colonial style house. It is such a comfortable and quite place, perfect to relax. The only sound you can hear is the ocean, the birds and monkeys, amazing! Feels like beeing in a jungle. I stayed four nights in the blue room which is beautiful, the only minus point is that there is only cold water. But apparently only in this room, the other rooms all have hot showers. The breakfast is great, it includes fresh fruits, eggs any style, fresh bred, tea or coffee. The stuff were also extremely friendly and helpful with any kind of questions or requests. Unawatuna is quite touristy and can be noisy at night, but this place is very quiet even though it is close to the beach and all the restaurants and bars. I definitely recommend to stay there.
- Also Known As:
- Home Stay Strand Hotel Unawatuna
- Home Stay Strand Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- FEEL LIKE HOME!Hospitality is a custom handed down generations and not a commodity we sell. We open our doors and hearts to travelers who wish to imbibe our way of life. Strand is a Sri Lankan family home, approved by Sri Lanka Tourist Board as a "Home-stay" accommodation for Tourists. We are in Sri Lanka's #1 beach destination, Unawatuna on the sunny south coast, but it is not a beach front location only a couple of minutes walk. Four upstairs rooms, AC Suite, Duran Duran Suite Casa Anna, and The Nest[the most popular suite]. Ground floor rooms, Garden Suite, Casa Lillo and Blue Room makes up our home, a colonial vintage villa where five generations of our family has lived.Complimentary Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi No Taxes, No Service charges! Google "UNAWATUNA HOMESTAY".TripAdvisor 2013 Award Winner as one of the TOP25 B&Bs in Sri Lanka!!Come make your self at home!!! ... more less