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Sunils Garden Guesthouse
Ranked #21 of 146 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent coffee in pleasant surroundings”
Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

I have not stayed in the guesthouse, only used the coffee house. They have a proper espresso machine and they know how to use it - the result is a very tasty latte and equally tasty cappucino! Prices are a bit steep, but it is located in a beautiful garden, complete with lounge chairs and bench style seating with lots if pillows, so I guess it is worth spending a few extra rupees. On top of that, there's a password protected wifi (password seems to be changed daily) but the staff members will gladly help you with the password. Finally, the toilet is as clean as the toilet in my own house! 100% satisfaction - I will definitely be back for another latte!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

+ very spacious room, beautiful bathroom, bed with thick matrasse, romantic set up and cosy.
+ excellent breakfast (curd with muesli from abroad) with coffee, but also other options.
+ excellent cosy place for sweet lovers (cakes, smoothies, pancakes, icecream and fruit) and to chill out in the garden!
+ only 50m from the beach!!

- higher prices! Room 4000R, muesli with curd 400 R, brownie 320 R, cappuchino 310 R in Low Season!
- no more live music available unfortunately!!
- dinner menu is very limited

  • Stayed August 2012
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Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We stayed 3 nigths in the guesthouse. Great rooms with a nice and relaxed athmosphere. The hardworking staff is always ready to help you. The rooms are very clean, the hot water is great and their garden is amazing.
We tried a lot of the smoothies and cakes and all were delicious. Coffee lovers will have an problem to get out of this place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2012

The owner is from Holland and her cakes are highly recommended. We tried several of them and they where all top quality. The coffee and other drinks are good as well.
The place is an oasis for coffee lovers, nice atmosphere influenced by the owner's flair for interior design a all placed in an exotic garden.
We spend several evenings in this wonderful coffee shop & garden and can recommend it to coffee & cakes lovers.
We stayed in another hotel but the owner showed us a room, everything is simple but clean and well kept. Some of the rooms have sea view and some have garden view. The place is just few meter from the nice beach of Unawatuna.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Tisovec, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Try their banana smoothie with cardamom, its absolutely amazing! Great service, neat athmosphere, fast internet connection.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

We had booked another hotel thru a website. When we arrived, we got shocked and started to look around. First hotel was low quality compared the amount we paid here to sunil garden.
Timing: low season-march end
Price: reasonable
Weather: quite hot and humid
Location: very good in beach line
Atmosphere: very well designed, very modern, cozy, you really feel impressed
Rooms: simple but very clean, very tidy, with AC
No breakfast
No pool (at almost all hotels in here)
Wifi
Galle is 8km away, reachable either thru rickshaw or thru bike etc...
Sea: very wavy,but good, not many places for sunbathing
Menu: quite wide, good coffee
No credit card

  • Stayed March 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2012

Probably my 5th time down in Una and decided to stay here after we ate at the cafe here last time we were down. Great management, lovely garden ... stayed in a standard non/AC room downstairs for just 3000LKR during high season. Large room, comfy bed, nice loungers, and close to other restaurants and little shops. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

The loud music wasn't really an issue with me. It is the ridiculous decibel at which Riddim, the bar to blame, plays their music (and they're at least 600m across the bay!)

Room Tip: If you can afford upstairs rooms, definitely take those (5000LKR w/o AC, 6000LKR with AC).
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Sunils Garden Guesthouse
Address: Beach Road | Just behind the beach front resturant Hot Rock, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Attractive guest house with large European standard clean rooms with attached bathrooms and private balcony. Airco and non-airco rooms are available, all with free wifi.The guest house has an atmospheric garden where you can relax and feel at home away from the crowd. It is situated directly on the sea side and only minutes away from the center with its bars and restaurants.The coffee bar within the guesthouse is the only place in Unawatuna offering real fresh Italian barrista (iced) coffee, home made ice tea, fresh healthy drinks and home made cakes. On the menu you find home made specials for breakfast, lunch and dinner if you want to stay in.The pleasant staff can advice you on local sight seeing and trips. A tour guide is available as well is airport service.We hope to welcome you and we will do our best to make your stay as pleasant as possible. ... more   less 
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