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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unawatuna is THE place to stay, rather than Galle, if you want to really enjoy the serene seaside on the west coast of Sri Lanka. And we are glad we chose Nooit Gedacht for our stay in Unawatuna! This is a pretty and quaint heritage hotel with a soul-stirring old world charm about it. Our room was not very big,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden of this hotel is just georgious, so relaxing, refreshing and cared with love. The staff is very friendly. I had one of the low price rooms, therefore aircondition and the van didn't work properly (very old). The bathroom was very big and quite nice. Breakfast was served as a buffet with a big variety of local and western...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff not fluent in English not even the front desk. we carried our luggage to the rooms.Even when I have requested rooms with privacy I was given rooms right next to the dining area (Rooms 01 and 02). Bad order in the Rooms - We used our own air freshener. Wall cupboards seemed never cleaned. fungus growing inside the cupboards...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nooit Gedacht is perhaps the best value hotel I have stayed at. It is a very old property with a rich history and nice, clean and comfortable rooms. We stayed here for one night during our short visit to Galle and had a lovely time. The food and breakfast at the restaurant is good and you can spend a long...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Feel great. Good hospitality. Wonderful theme. Great environment. Traditional look. Satisfied with comfortable. Not satisfied with the breakfast buffet (lack of variety of foods) Not satisfied with dinner.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed December 15, 2016

We spent two nights at Nooit Gedacht and thoroughly enjoyed the place. The staff was kind and generous to upgrade us to a more light-filled room at no extra cost when we hesitated about the lack of light in the room we had originally selected. The view of the mountain, pool and lotus pond from our balcony offered plenty of...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

We read the comments on Internet and thought the place was worth a try on our way from Mattara to Colombo. Difficult to choose where to start: pictures did not match the reality AT ALL. Room was no way near clean and bathroom was quite literally filthy, plus the bathroom was open to the outside with a kind of plastic...

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Granada
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Great place to stay in Unawatuna. Away from the hustle and the bustle of the beach. Place of silence and history. Great swimming pool, gardens. We walk to the paradise beach in 45 minutes form the hotel.

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Reviewed November 12, 2016

As a frequent traveller in Asia your always thinking; are they promising too much and do the pictures really correspond to what it is. This hotel I can recommend to other travellers coming to Galle. The room price is good compared to the quality that you get. It is very clean, a good and friendly welcome with a complementary fruit...

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2016

This wonderful hotel used to be the Dutch Ambassador's residence way back when and retains much of its sombre glory. We stayed 3 nights here after an exhausting three weeks touring around Sri Lanka. Everything about the hotel was lovely. The manager was extremely helpful in organising a family room for our son's family and we were so grateful for...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $35 - $118 (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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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“avoid room 1 to 4 at all cost. they are next to dining and kitchen. hotel not responsible for stilen items from rooms.”
  • notice:Hotel Not responsible for stolen items
  • Fungus in the lockers
  • Cushion missing in chair - room veranda
  • Room No 01 - right next to dining and kitchen
 of 5 bubbles FoddieGirl, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“If you like light/ventilation, choose rooms in the new/superior wing”
 of 5 bubbles MarishaKarwa, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
“Depending on your budget, there are cheaper rooms or superior ones, the latter having a balcony, fridge and fabulous view.”
 of 5 bubbles LibbyA547, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Comfort and environment”
 of 5 bubbles Spectre17, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“The newer rooms has a view of the mountains”
  • Hall way towards the rooms
 of 5 bubbles RianaDhaka, Sep 27, 2016 | Read review
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