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The Beach Villa

748/A, Mihiripenna, Unawatuna 80000 Sri Lanka
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#75 of 233 Specialty lodging in Unawatuna
The Beach Villa is a small family run Hotel right on a beautiful beach on the indian ocean. All rooms feature sea- and beach views, fans and/or aircondition, hot water showers and a sitting area/balcony and free wifi. There is a reef in Front of the Hotel where snorkelling is possible. The Staffel is always Willingshausen to help organise trips or activities.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Grade: 48 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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DWatsonbirder wrote a review Jan 2019
Southwell, null, United Kingdom21 contributions13 helpful votes
Just endured a 2 night stay here, really don't understand the glowing reviews. Having travelled around Sri Lanka for the last 3 weeks we had become accustomed to a warm reception and welcome drink irrespective of the "budget" of the hotel (Beach Villa was at the upper end of our budget) upon arrival the owner did not say a word to myself and my partner for over an hour, despite asking how long until our room would be ready (luckily a German family asked and got a reply of 20 mins). The room itself was pretty grim. Towel smelt of urine, bin hadn't been emptied, floor was dirty, fridge was disgusting, mould present on walls and ceilings. Bed was ok. The location is ok. There is a nice swimming area nearby, but beach immediately outside hotel isn't suitable for swimming. There is a very busy road outside with the near constant din of traffic. Breakfast was the worst we've had with unripe fruit and uncooked eggs. Past reviews happily mention the puppies, but the owner doesn't seem concerned with their welfare; the mother is malnourished despite lactating, and we witnessed one puppy fall about 3m to the beach below with no staff even noticing this had taken place. Can't help but feel the puppies are there as an attraction rather than as a pet and doubt they will receive the correct diet once they're weaned (didn't see the dogs being fed and they beg constantly). Breakfast time is restricted (8:30 - 10:30) so if you want to head out early it's not convenient. The tables were also still dirty from the previous evening. Air con in room was intermittent and on occasion even turned of the mains. Toilet leaking. Decor in dire need of updating.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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T0M998 wrote a review Feb 2018
Zurich, Switzerland4 contributions6 helpful votes
I've read the online reviews on booking.com before I decided to try out this hotel and I have to say I find them quite unfair. In the end I stayed for 17 days and I just loved it. The beach is clean and lovely and there is a reef for snorkelling, there is a surf beach just before Galle where I learned to surf and there's a lot of sights that are a short tuk tuk ride from the hotel. Also the staff was very friendly. I've stayed in one of the newly refurbished upstairs rooms which were very clean, the bathroom was brand new. Breakfast was always plenty. If you're on a tight budget you can book a fan room which has also sea views and if you need AC, you need to pay about 12 US$ more per night. I found the room rate cheap for what I got, I stayed in worse Hotels in Sri Lanka paying a lot more. I will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: upper floor rooms are newly renovated incl. brandnew bathrooms
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eShuna wrote a review Jan 2018
Inverness, Scotland20 contributions11 helpful votes
We booked in for two days at the end of our 14 day cycling holiday in Sri Lanka. What a perfect place, quiet and peaceful, large bedroom and breakfast brought up on a tray to eat overlooking the beach. Lovely Tuk Tuk man just outside Villa, it’s a short trip into Fort Galle.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sue B wrote a review Jan 2018
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Iv read some of the reviews on line I think there unfair we booked for 4 nights and stayed for 9 its set in a beautiful area the room is right on the beach you can fall asleep listening to the waves it great staff are polite and help you with all your needs rooms are clean with fan and AC , Tv, fridge for the price I don't know what people want try this hotel you won't be disappointed
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ground floor
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Vk89 wrote a review Dec 2017
Bangkok, Thailand378 contributions82 helpful votes
Even though this family run guest house is situated right by the main road, one hears nothing and falls asleep with ghee sound of the waves washing up on the beach. A friendly family that makes sure you are feeling comfortable during your stay. First row to the oceans means that you will literally fall out of bed and onto the beach. Constructively I would mention that for the price charged, I would expect fresh towels and bed sheets every morning. The room was clean however and the AC worked just fine. I will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Traveled solo
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$25 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beach Villa
Which popular attractions are close to The Beach Villa?
Nearby attractions include Mihiripenna Beach (0.2 miles) and Dalawella Beach (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Beach Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Beach Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Beach Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Beach Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wijaya Beach Restaurant, Persian kitchen and BBQ, and Coco Beach Talpe Restaurant & Beach Club.
Does The Beach Villa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Beach Villa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at The Beach Villa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Beach Villa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (3.9 miles), Galle Fort (4.1 miles), and Meera Mosque (3.8 miles).