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SurfCity Guesthouse
Ranked #66 of 144 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Highly recomended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stayed here in Dec 2012, took me ages to get around writing this. Great place with fantastic staff and milkshake the best dog ever. Rooms are basic but clean and more that worth what you pay. Really close to the beach (like 5 seconds) perfect! Going back soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We struggled to find the guesthouse and the staff who we met were unfriendly. It has a good location very close to the beach but we returned to the room on the evening to find a cockroach crawling along the bed. Struggled to sleep with the noise outside although the room was cool as we got a/c. Weird shower in the bedroom instead of In the bathroom. Glad we were only staying one night.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Surf city has become a yearly must for me, It has become my 2nd home.
All the staff will go out of their way to make your stay as special as they can, any problems will be put right as soon as humanly possible. The restaurant serves some of the nicest Sri Lankan foods you can get.
Relaxation is the key word for Surf City, everything you will need for a beach holiday is at arms length, the Beach, Bar, food and staff. You can just soak up the sun all day and staff will look after you. This is the place for those who want a holiday at a slow pace, Sri Lankans do not hurry in life and it is the way here.
You are only a stranger once at Surf City!

Room Tip: The swimming pool is excellent, better known as the INDIAN OCEAN
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Surf City is a perfect hotel/hostel on a great location on Unawatuna beach. I wasn't expecting a 5 star resort and was quite happy with what I got. Decent bed with super awesome air con, flushing toilets and lots of hot water. What else could you ask for? It was low season so I don't think anyone else was staying there at the time so noise was not an issue.. staff were great as well. They were able to hook my friend and I up last minute with a car and driver to Hikkaduwa beach. I would stay here again!

Room Tip: Room 5 had a nice view and Air con was great
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

I came to unawatuna beach for just a couple of days and eventually ended up for a stay of 3 weeks. The staff cleans every day the guesthouse and whenever you want they clean your room. Rooms are simple with a attach bathroom and a clamboo, and the price (2500 rps) was a good normal price. Don't keep food in your room,that get you a lot of ants. The guesthouse is behind other hotels, just a couple of meters from the beach, but that makes sure that the noise of the sea at night don't keep you awake.
Staff was very friendly, there are a couple of local people who like to come there, and they can be a little too friendly, but if you let the staff know they make sure they don't bother you anymore. Restaurant was closed, so i ate mostly of the time at the Yellow, with very nice and friendly staff and free beds to lie on.
I recommend it!

Room Tip: Wifi works better on the 1st floor then the second. You can negogiate about the price.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

SurfCity is located at best place in Unawatuna beach. Very nice location and wonderful beach. I can say best beach in whole Sri Lanka. Rooms are basic with attached bathrooms and very clean. Prices are very affordable and we had stayed four nights and these are the best days in our trip to Sri Lanka. We had a good WIFI at SurfCity compared to our stay in other places in Sri Lanka.
Staff are very helpful and friendly. They helped us all the way during our stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

This guesthouse is okay but nothing special, especially when compared to the price. Our room was full of ants and the staff was unfriendly. We slept here for one night and wouldn't have liked to stay longer. The location is good if you like the beach but that's about it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: SurfCity Guesthouse
Address: Parangiyawatta 275 | Peelagoda, Unawatuna 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #66 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — SurfCity Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SurfCity Guesthouse is located right on the beautiful Unawatuna beach offering a very relaxed atmosphere within comfortable walking distance to the Unawatuna village with shops and a nice selection of original Sri Lankan restaurants.At our SurfCity Guesthouse visitors do find friendly Sri Lankan hospitality with clean and comfortable economy,superior and family rooms comes with Sea view.Surfcity offers free internet, airport pickup (surcharge) and has a best restaurant called Black and White restaurant on the beachfront. ... more   less 
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