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“Perfect choise” 5 of 5 stars
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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Unawatuna
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“Perfect choise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had the most perfect stay at Sri Gemunu Beach Resort. We stayed a week over Christmas and have never before experienced such tasteful dinners! Perfect location right on the beach and felt good that there is a life-guard every day. Beach towels provided and we never missed or needed a pool. Very kind, attentative and forthcoming staff. Our rooms in the older original building were basic but comfortable - thanks for the artistic bed-making every day! Pick-up at airport in the midle of the night was no problem. We had perfect communication with Mr. Aruna who always responded straight away to our questions and wishes for our round-trip. If you decide to book a tour - which we did - ask for Ishan to be your driver, we really can recommend him. Be specific about what type of hotel you would like on the tour, most of the hotels are situated beautifully but not in walking distance from the towns, which can be nice after a days driving. All in all a delightfull and memorable stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We travelled in Sri Lanka for a month and stayed in 11 hotel, varying from terrible to superb. The Sri Gemunu was one of two hotels that I would highly recommend. (Allspice Villa (Colombo) being the other) The location is directly on the beach, all the staff are brilliantly helpful and never expect a tip (but always got one from us). They make you feel like VIP's. The food is excellent as well. Unlike a lot of the hotels we got room service every day where the bed is decorated with flowers and towel sculptures. All these things made our stay a very happy one and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone and we would go straight back there ignoring the rest. On the day of departure our so called friend taxi driver really let us down by simply not turning up to take us to the airport. If it was not for the prompt and efficient action of the Sri Gemunu we would have missed our flight...Bob W (UK)

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband, three year-old and I stayed for 2 weeks of beach fun and relaxation. Sri Gemunu's location, right on a swimming beach, is excellent and all the more so for the rough seas around most of Sri Lanka. Sri Gemunu also has an idyllic pool, with kiddy pool, which can be reached via a 10 minute walk into the hills. The staff are wonderfully friendly and were very patient with my threenager! The food was very good, and very good value. They had a huge buffet every night with lots of variety and including Sri Lankan and Western fare. Breakfast was nice too with a omelet/pancake/french toast made-to-order table as well as a curry selection and continental breakfast options. Another guest told me the coffee is very good though I did not try it. I was slightly disappointed with the room upon arrival - some of the furniture was a bit old, but I quickly got over it watching monkeys scramble through the trees by the ocean from our balcony.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We enjoyed our two night stay in this place. The room was was basic but comfortable. The hotel sits right on the beach, on a good sized plot, which allows a space for a nice shady garden area.
The staff is friendly and attentive.
Shame there is no pool in the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We stayed for a week wanting relaxation and we weren't disappointed!
So relieved we weren't in the resort of Unawatuna when we arrived as that seems to have been ruined.
Our room was not so big but most comfortable and well kept, with a lovely view out to sea. A very pleasant area with sunbeds and good service for cooling drinks we loved our days relaxing.
Personally I would prefer not to eat from buffets every night but I was charmed by he efforts that the staff made to ensure that I had a proper choice of vegetarian food both at dinner at breakfast. Also the changes were made with a BBQ one night and Chinese food another night.
A most beautiful beach to stay on and everything you need for a peaceful holiday enhanced by th e delightful and willing staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I have just come back from sri lanka, . we stayed at sri gemenu for 2 nights and 3 days. We would have stayed longer but had already booked dates further up the country. Sri gemenu is in a great location not far from Galle and Mirrissa , the beach at the rear of the hotel has snorkelling sunbatheing and body boarding/ surfing on the doorstep. We stayed in their chalet which is a short tuk tuk drive or 15 mins lovely walk. The garden there is so beautifull with amazing wildlife all around.We enjoyed meeting all the locals on our nice walks to and from the hotel.The staff and the owners are really nice. Please excuse the spelling if wrong. Aruna one of the brothers who owns the hotel, organized our trip and transfers by email, He normally lives in Germany, Padmini the manager was very nice and organized our transport to Mirrissa to see the whales. Maybe the hotel didnt have everything for some europeans but for the money it is very good and would go there again

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

i spent 5 days in this hotel, I had realy good time and did enjoy every day of this very relaxing place. the service was good, all the time checking after you if you need something. the best of it was I would say the location with nice lagoons around.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Sri Gemunu Beach Resort

Address: Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#2 Best Value Hotel in Unawatuna
#3 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Sri Gemunu Beach Hotel Unawatuna

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