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Pipels House
Ranked #69 of 147 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Super friendly staff”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Staff is very good, a friendly bunch of guys who will do about anything to make you feel at home. We stayed at the top floor, 2 bedroom, spring mattress, A/C, hot water, excellent water pressure. Had our own terrace, the only bad thing is that the hotel is just by the street, we slept with ear-plugs. Room is a bit dark and the cleaning could have been better, the floor was dusty/sandy, but part from that, we liked it :)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Looks good, until something goes wrong.

We are a family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids 6yrs & 7 yrs). We booked and confirmed this place for 3 nights way back in October (3 months ago).

We also visited Pipels 3 days before our stay to see the room and confirm in person (just staying down the road in Mirissa).

We arrived at 10am in the morning to check-in to find out that they rented our room out just 2 days previously (for a 1 night stay)! Outraged, we protested as this is surely not good etiquette, and that's when they started getting aggresive. With 2 kids in tow we backed down and tried to contact someone there who we could reason with.

The two girls who they gave our room to turned up around noon. After failing to reason with the guys at Pipels we explained the situation to the girls. Unfortunately they were unsympathetic to us and referred us back the guys at Pipels.

We eventually found a room down the road at Miltons, no thanks to Pipels.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights here, must say, place was so comfortable and chilled to stay and staff were awsome.. specially this guys indika and lakmal (or namal not very sure of the name) were very friendly and supporting.. i heard about this place through my friend ifthikar and at first i was not very sure how its goin to be but wen i spent my first stay there i decided dis is da place in wanted! Great food. Great rooms. Clean and pretty decent.. i prefer staying here than a 5 star hotel.. waaay more chilling than any other place!! Thumbs up guys. Keep up! ;)

thanks ifthi, u forced me here from my stay at UBR..

  • Stayed December 2013
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

It is a clean in hotel style, guesthouse, the staff is our friends now, and they are very profEsionel ! They are making a very good breakfast and the worlds Best wraps :) we enjoyed our stay there so Much. Highly recommended <3 Best regards Kia and Kevin (Denmark) Sri Lanka. Miss all of you guys.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

This was a perfect place for me to stay .. i had 5 days solo after a group travel trip. I was unsure and nervous about where to stay and came then across this guest house. I liked it's homely look and sat down for a coffee. I immediately felt comfortable and welcome. We chatted about the area and I was given so much help and advice before I even asked about the rooms. I then chose to stay and had a brilliant few days. I loved my room and loved the hotel. The staff made me feel so welcome and I found out so much about local life. I loved every minute and hope to revisit Pipels House one day son.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Maldives
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

This place felt just like a home for us in Unawatuna. It is a very cozy place with great hospitality. We felt like the staff were our friends. We booked a standard double room and it was far from our expectations compared to the rest of the places we stayed in Sri Lanka before. Room was super clean and neatly kept. Everything about the room was simple and not over the top, so it felt cozy. Rooms come with a mosquito net as well. You can get hot water in the shower. Staff were always available at anytime and very helpful with all our needs. The guys at Pipels house really know how to keep the guests happy. Thats what we felt. Food at Pipels house was amazing. One of the specials were the Rotti Wraps. We had an amazing Avacado wrap which was simply delicious and very surprising! we were actually expecting it to be sweet but it was mind blowingly good. The place is located in the heart of Una not far from the shops, beach, restaurants, etc. You can also ask the guys for a scooty, we were riding around on it. All in all this place is amazing. And guys (Nilantha, Indika and Chef) Thanks for the great experience and you will see us in the future for sure. Keep smiling guys

Miles and Sha

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ninove, Belgium
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a great place to stay in Unawatuna! the people over there are amazing and the place itself is very nice, clean en relaxing! we had a great time there with Nilantha and his friends. They cooked for us, we cooked for them, we played card games together, Nilantha showed us around, we had some great laughs together! Even some tears when we were leaving... If I ever go back to Sri Lanka, this place would definitely be on my list!

Room Tip: no swimming pool or fitness center but this is totally NOT necessary
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Pipels House
Address: 55B Pelaketiya Watte | Yaddhimula Road, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pipels House 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Julien (Giulio), Rama and Nisa welcome you to their Pipel's House. Our hotel is situated in Unawatuna,100mt far from one of the best Sri Lanka's bay southside. Pipels House is newly built, and the quality of workmanship is very high. We have created a house, where something always happens! We offer an high level of service, English/Italian speaking staff, simple and genuine italian cuisine, all 100 mt far from the ocean. ... more   less 
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