We spent 2 nights at Nooit Gedacht, not in the newly built rooms which are even more comfortable, but in one of the old wings, because we found them having more authentic character. We particularly loved the historical architecture of this large mansion house set in a large garden full with high trees and flowers, and thus with birds, frogs, lizards and sometimes monkeys (black faced grey langur). We loved the friendly service of the staff and the food is really OK. During 2 weeks in Sri Lanka with did quite some hotels and guesthouses and I can assure that Nooit Gedacht ranks on top when considering value for money. We are experienced and critical Asia travelers (my wife is asian) but trust me: this place is highly recommendable. One tip: if you're traveling in the rainy season don't forget your mosquito spray for the evenings especially if you've a thin skin ...
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna