Stayed for 3 nights. Comfortable rooms, very clean, well managed, attentive service, Ameen the owner is fantastic---makes the time to speak with all the guests and made us feel very welcome. The local Sri Lankan staff are very very hospitable and service is on par with a 5 star. The beach is amazing--a small clean strip accessible directly from the hotel. The shoreline has disappeared along parts of Unawatuna caused by some ongoing reclamation so be careful which hotel you book yourself at. Very good breakfast included in the room price.
Cons--The bathroom had an odd smell, something to do with the plumbing, the staff kept spraying air freshener--Didn't help much.
Beware of the weekends --Mind numbing house music blaring until around 4am, apparently this happens every weekend courtesy the 'Happy Banana' at Unawatuna We were across from the main beach and still experienced this onslaught until 4am in the morning. It wasn't so bad where we were but think twice about staying on the main Unawatuna strip on the weekend--you will get no sleep until the wee hours of the morning. Unless of course--mind numbing blaring house music is what gets you going !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A piece of heaven on Earth... ... more less