We chose the Peacock because our tuctuc driver brought us here (We knew he gets some money when he brings tourists). However, we had not much choice, as my travel partner hurt her back and was not able to carry her backpack, so we stayd. We were not really happy with the room, as the bed filled the entire room and there was no more space to move. Also, the only window we had was on the street side, from where you have a lot of street noice the whole night. The owner promised us to give us a better room from the second night on (we planned to stay 4 nights) with sea view. The second day, they would not give us a room with sea view, rather than just the neighbor room from our original. We said okay with one condition, we get a late check-out as our flight was scheduled for 3 am. and we wanted to go straight from Unawatuna to the Airport. The next days we noticed, that they were doing the same joke with all tourists. Giving them the worst room and promise them a better room for the next day, always telling they are fully booked. On our last day, they already reminded us in the morning, that we have to check-out at 11 am. We had discussion about the arrangement we confirmed on our second day. Later on, we just ignored them and left the room at 4 pm.
However, do not expect any favor (without paying money) or a friendly face from anyone of the staff. We saw much better guest houses for the same price on the beach or just the street behind.
Please do not stay at the Peacock!!!
You can get a nice room for 2500/3000 rupees if you choose not to sleep on the beach.
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