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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This very interesting hotel is located along the main road south of Galle. It is the former Dutch Governors residence and exudes a colonial era atmosphere. The grounds are lush with rich vegetation and the back of the hotel looks onto a large hill which could be straight out of the Amazon, so thick and beautiful tropical trees and plants.... More 

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Llandyrnog, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't stay but heard about this place from a Dutch friend so went for lunch. Food was very good - very relaxed pace so don't go if you're in a hurry but a really interesting place with lovely grounds & plenty of old pictures & maps to study for the history buffs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it was a very quiet and relaxing place to stay at the surrounding is nice it's really peaceful. the staff is not bad the retro vibe the place has gives out a very nice atmosphere. a very different atmosphere and it's actually nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

- friendly staff who listens to our every need - great atmosphere - a little shelter from the city - close to Galle and the beach - room service every day with clean towels - breakfast buffet that varies in quality - the beds are quite hard and some pillows smell a bit moist - the pool is not that... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Our stay here was excellent. The staff here was very welcoming. Great spa treatment, relaxing vibe and beautiful front & backyard. The buildings here date from the colonial-era, which we really appreciated. Food was good and the pool was also nice. We highly recommend this place for those traveling to Unawatana/Galle.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Dont go by its tongue twister name, this place packs a punch. For a super affordable price, it is offering a premium service, the property is great to enjoy with a heritage style building that has real history in it, swimming pool, nice rooms and breakfast area. Rooms are a bit small but the restroom has skylight. There are mosquitoes... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Very clean and green. 200 rupees away from beach but also easy to walk it. Nice swimming pool. Loved the environment (monkeys in the trees, lizard in the garden) Flowers everywhere. Balcony, room and bathroom really nice. Restaurant was medium (limited choice) but the omelet is great. Very peaceful. Internet in room was horror. Speed of internet more towards the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hotel. Great character in the rooms. May be a little old but who wants to stay in a super modern hotel on holiday like this. Big open bathrooms were really cool. Pools were nice and clean. Gardens magnificent. Really nice breakfast with fruit and omlets. I had a massage which was dissapointing. Great if your into just a relaxation... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

The property is beautiful and well maintained. One of the best heritage properties I have been to. The service is fantastic and staff is beautiful. You should definitely spend a little extra to stay in the superior rooms (i.e. in buildings next to the pool)

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a beautiful place meant for those looking for a nice and quiet ambiance that blends well with the hills behind. We traveled as a family of 4 and got nice interconnecting rooms which looked out towards the lotus pond and hills. The rooms have a good number of electrical sockets (something that cannot be taken for granted in... More 

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  • Pool
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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, Also known as Nooit Gedacht Ayurveda Health Resort is a historical Colonial style villa built in 1735. It was once the country home of a Dutch governor name De jong and was later taken over by the British as a military logistic centre. It is just 10 minutes walk away from the Unawatuna beach & 5 Km from UNESCO world heritage site of Galle fort. Nestled at the foot of Rumassala mountain (referred as Sanjeewani Mountain in the epic of Ramayana ) Nooit Gedacht is situated in the middle of a palm garden full of natural flora & fauna & a lotus lake. Guests can also enjoy traditional Ayurveda treatments, Spa, yoga & meditation while they indulge them selves in the tranquility that this place has to offer. Nooit Gedacht...Your Home in the Sun, is a place with old world charm & modern comforts that you must not miss while you are in Unawatuna! Come & enjoy the beauty & simplicity this place has to offer. Please note there are NO branches of Nooit Gedacht in the vicinity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

Address: 182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $25 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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