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Unawatuna Beach Bungalow Hotel
Ranked #11 of 31 Hotels in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Coimbatore, India
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Personal touch adds to the charm”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Sarath, the owner takes a personal care and ensures the stay is comfortable. The rooms are basic but is spacious and comfortable. I stayed on the second floor with a view of the sea. That is was raining when I went made the whole ambiance even more romantic. They do not have parking for vehicles. Breakfast was excellent. Great places to relax.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simbach am Inn, Germany
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

At Unawatuna Beach Bunglow we felt very comfortable. The rooms are very clean with air conditioning, fan, mosquito net and balcony facing the beach. Sarath is an excellent host and a fantastic cook. He takes time for his guests and offers as required practical tips. Reliable and professional he organizes trips to the sights of Sri Lanka. Also, the transfer to the airport worked fine. His "boys" are busy and have always a smile on their face. Beach Bunglow is definitely a very good choice for some nice days in Unawatuna. Stefan and Edith from Bavaria/Germany

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had heard that some of the hotels in this resort can be pricey and not too clean. This was reccommended to us. We found it clean and comfortable. Only 30 seconds from the beach but far enough away from the all night beach party that was going on at the other end of the beach!
Some of the staff didnt speak english and couldnt understand our breakfast order (even when we pointed to it on the menu!) - we had to wait for an english speaking member to come to help. Other than that, we were very happy. They even let us keep our room until later in the day so that we could enjoy our last day at the beach and shower before travelling home.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed at beach bungalow in April for 15 nights with my husband and 2 teenage children we had 2 a/c rooms they were basic but comfortable and very clean . The guest house was in a great position only a stone throw from the beach. Breakfast was good eggs (however you liked them cooked) toast with butter and conserve, fresh fruit(varied each day) and tea and coffee. The restaurant was always very clean and there was never so much as a leaf on the path through the entrance. Sareth and his staff were all very helpful and friendly. All in all great value for money we would definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

2 of us stayed here with the cricket, whilst meeting up with a group of others that we knew who were also staying. Rooms were spacious and clean. The bungalows are 20 yards from the beach which is brilliant. Sarath and his family were great, th service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. When one of our party was taken ill and came back to the room, Sarath checked on him a couiple of times to ensure he was ok and drinking plenty of water. They food was great, try the Butterfly Prawns, we also had a tradition Sri Lankan curry, awesome. Sarath was able to organise a trip for us to go whale watching, qand got us a better deal than anyone we spoke to. He also sorted out a local mobile SIM to make phoning home cheaper. All in all Iwould definitely go back and would recommend to anyone.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms hav a sea view
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

The hotel is family owned and family run and it shows. Sarath and his family take a pride in the running and presentation of Unawatuna Beach Bungalow without neglecting the personal touches.
The rooms are basic but spacious and the layout of them well thought out. Like the rest of the property they are cleaned and maintained to the highest standard. My room just had a fan which for me was OK, I believe some of the rooms have A/C. The rooms also have mosquito nets. I slept soundly every night and had no noise pollution from any of the other rooms or from outside.
The garden area is a nice touch and is again kept in very good order.

I stayed here when the Barmy Army (England cricket fans) were in town and the Unawatuna Beach Bungalow was full. However nothing was too much trouble for Sarath and his family as our every request was dealt with. This also included summoning a doctor for one of us Brits.
As for location, as one of the reviewers has said Unawatuna Beach Bungalow is just set back from the best part of the beach. There are two big signs on the main road which meant that I was able to find it straight away when I came down from Colombo on the Colombo to Matara bus.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

Me and my wife alle stayed at Unewatuna Beach Bungalow for 9 days in feb 2012. It is a very nice guesthouse, not on the beach, bet very close (50 m - one minute walk). From our nice belcony outside room 109 on the first floor we could bouth se and hear te waves from the beach. The service is very good, the breakfast ok and the few dinners ve had at the guesthouse was delicious.The owner, Sarath, and the rest of the family and servants are very friendly and helpful. Among other things Sarath arranged a one day trip to Yala National Park for us at very good price. The price for rooms was also very good (SLR 4000 pr room pr night). If you want to stay at another hotel with balcony right on the beach you will have to pay at least double price. The rooms are nice and clean and so are the bathrooms. We would absolutly recommend Unawatuna Beach Bungalow for others who want to spend som lazy days in the woderfool place Unewatuna.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Unawatuna Beach Bungalow Hotel
Address: Parangiyawatta, Peellagoda | Colombo and South West Coast, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
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Beach Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Unawatuna
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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Number of rooms: 12
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