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Kingfisher Hotel
Ranked #16 of 162 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Kingfisher is an oasis on the beach in Unawatuna.
We stayed there for 6 Nigths.
The hotel has only 4 rooms, all with big balcony and sea view.
Rooms are also big, modern, very stylish, very clean and room Service was perfect.
The food can also be praised only, no matter what we ordered, everything was outstanding!
Sometimes we could not even believe it, even Italian pasta was great.
Staff are very helpfull.
There are beach towels and sunbeds.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chefb��r
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

2 nights here were just great. Staff were excellent and couldn't be friendlier. The room was very clean and views that can't be beaten. The food in the restaurant were so good. The hotel is on the quiet side of the beach, which meant noisy bars were far away and you could sleep peacefully.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kornaye
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

The Kingfisher is a real gem! Our room was absolutely beautiful, stylish, comfortable and with wonderful views from the balcony. The restaurant/sitting area is also elegant and comfortable
and the owners and staff absolutely delightful...really welcoming and with the perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism.
We ate very well everywhere in Sri Lanka but the food at the Kingfisher was in a class of its own...really superb....it would certainly be in the Michelin guide if it was in U.K or France. We also stayed at the Fortress..a much more expensive hotel in Koggala and although the food there was good it was nowhere near as good as the Kingfisher!
The Kingfisher's location is also perfect, it was a real treat to eat by candle light right on the beach!
We had a wonderful 4 nights here and our thanks go to the whole team who made our stay so special!
Julia and Robin Hunter

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

we stayed 3 nights.service was great.comfy beds and good showers.bathroom is open plan with no door so not private if your not a couple. restaurant downstairs was great and very popular. beach out front has lovely clear water, a bit rocky tho. perfect for a tan or sitting in the shade with a drink. dont have drivers quarters however and had to pay another $60 for nearby accommodation as they claim there were no other options

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank toights
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

we spent only one night in kingfisher hotel before we decided to prostpone our flight back! the hotel was spotless beautiful and sooo freindly. the room had a big comfortable bed, the bathroom was spacious and the balcony with the best view of the ocean.
all staff were very service oriented, knew english well and were always happy to help.
our rooms were cleaned everyday, bed sheets and towels you need to ask for replacement.
the hotels beach is small but lovely, and a bit far from the mess which was excellent. you do not have to leave the hotel! the resteraunt was excellent and we triend a few other which did not match...
best value for money

Room Tip: second floor has a better view
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank roni_tsadik
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Special hotel, only 4 rooms in it. The rooms are big and clean with a nice balcony. Great food in their restaurant, and really nice staff. We really enjoied staying there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gilad and yaara

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We can only recommend Kingfisher! The location is perfect, all 4 rooms with sea view and big balcony.The rooms are nicely furbished and equipped with A/C, Fan, safe, electric kettle, mini bar.
Everything including the bathroom is very clean! Some might miss a door towards the bathroom, but we did not.
Duminda and Christina are very kind and helpful e.g. if you want to have a tour arranged or being picked up. Kingfisher used to have a beach party on Saturdays but it was stopped as some hotel guests wanted to have more silence :-), but the bar (recently renovated) is still open. During the weekends you may find other locations at the beach to party. The restaurant is partly inside and outside under the trees with free WiFi (you see lots of people using it).
The food is extremely good, we never had so many meals at the same location! The breakfast is also very good, sometimes your favorite fresh fruit juice is not yet available - because they buy the fruits every morning - as the people enjoy the juices and cocktails the whole day!
The staff is very nice and helpful and assisting you always. Ask them for a reliable Tuk Tuk driver or about any sightseeing nearby. Beach chairs and beach towels are also available.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Additional Information about Kingfisher Hotel

Address: Welle Dawala Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range: $115 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kingfisher Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 2011, Kingfisher Hotel is beachside boutique hotel on Unwatuna Bay. We have 4 modern rooms with A/C, hot water, mini-fridge, international satellite TV, WiFi, and every room has its own balcony with an ocean view. You can also join us downstairs in our delicious restaurant or have a cocktail overlooking the water. ... more   less 
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