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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We travelled here as a family for the Galle Literary Festival. For us, this was a serene place, which we could come back to after a fun but hectic day at the Festival. It's close enough to the Galle Fort ( 10 mins) and yet sufficiently away from the "crowd" as it were. My toddler loved the 2 swimming pools...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I booked two nights at this hotel and hoped for a nice relaxing stay but sadly it was an experience to forget. The staff were clueless about everything from what was on the menu to basic courtesy. Breakfast Buffet - Poor selection, bland, no serviettes,finger bowls for Sri Lankan dishes served. Staff not helpful. Bread - Stale...

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked another homestay at Unawatuna and stayed there of a day before getting out to figure another spot ( it was too damp and uneasy at the first homestay). We rounded up Nooit because it looks lovely from the outside, it's a huge home which has been converted into a good hotel with lot of room additions and...

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Surf Beach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were so helpful and friendly Units were simple but clean and comfy. Lots of tourists from Netherlands, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark stay here Food has a selection of Sri Lankan but more hoppers( string) and dosa would be good. Lovely pool at least 20 m with backdrop of mountain and rainforest Lots of birds including sunbirds in the...

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Albertslund, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice hotel, with good location for both shopping and delicious beach. Friendly staff which ensures that the large area always nurtured, fine cuisine with lovely menus. The hotel is built and used by the Dutch and the current owner is the great-granddaughter of the first Sri Lankan owner. Here you can relax and enjoy the exciting small jungle...

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed January 8, 2017

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 January 3, 2017 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 December 28, 2016

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 December 25, 2016

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 December 25, 2016 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • 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: $29 - $126 (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:
#5 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Rooms with a pool view”
 of 5 bubbles malathyknight, 6 days ago | Read review
“avoid room 1 to 4 at all cost. they are next to dining and kitchen. hotel not responsible for stilen items from rooms.”
  • Room No 01 - right next to dining and kitchen
  • Cushion missing in chair - room veranda
  • Fungus in the lockers
  • notice:Hotel Not responsible for stolen items
 of 5 bubbles FoddieGirl, Dec 28, 2016 | 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
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