Stayed here for a week and was very happy with the choice. I booked after a helpful email conversation with Britta, the owner, who also arranged an airport pickup from Colombo (The transfer takes a few hours due to the Colombo chaos, but is well worth it if you're going direct from the airport)
All the higher floor rooms were already booked, so I had a ground floor, non air-con room. Clean room with double bed and mosquito net. Shower room was a bit musty but nothing to worry about. There's also a nice terrace area to each room with a couple of seats to relax in.
The pool area is excellent and spotless. The staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful with any requests you may have. I didn't eat here, but did sit in the top floor communal area and had a couple of early evening beers while watching the sunset.
Location is a max of a couple of minutes walk out of the back gate to the beach (although you have to walk by a pretty stinky canal). It's at the far end of the beach, but everywhere on beach road is easily walkable to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Many of our guesrs ask us why we chose such an unusual name for a Guest House in Sri Lanka. I read and enjoyed the book as a child ans was struck by the genuine character of Black Beauty. Here was a role model to be followed through life. He was well behaved, honest and thoughtful, always doing the best he could in every situation, wonderful skills we try to instill in our staff. The management chooses new team members with careful consideration and train them to reflect these characteristics. Our aim, over the last 20 years has been to provide the best service for our guests and through gentle and caring ways follow the example of Black Beauty. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Black Beauty Guesthouse Hotel Unawatuna