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South Ceylon Restaurant Guest House
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South Ceylon Restaurant Guest House
Ranked #55 of 144 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great value to stay and eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Really loved this guest house. We had two rooms at the back for our family of 5 for a four night stay. The facilities were excellent, lovely hot water and ac if you need it. The bathrooms are also really big and there was plenty of storage. The top room had a great outside seating area with chairs to relax in. The owner also let the children take games from the restaurant to play. The food is excellent. You may have to wait as it is all freshly cooked. Really loved the rice and curry and Mexican breakfast. The guest house is only a few minutes from the beach and has got a very peaceful feel.

The owners could not have been more helpful, thanks very much for a great stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This hotel is run by a friendly and helpful family who provide good quality accommodation at very reasonable prices. The superior rooms are large, bright, airy and modern, reflecting the high standard of the Guest House. It is well worth paying the small additional cost for one of these, although if you are on a budget the standard rooms are fine. The food is very, very good - the Onion Bhajees are our particular favourite! The prices for accommodation, food and drinks are very reasonable indeed and this reflects the ethical ethos of the owners who are very keen for you to have the best experience possible during your stay, rather than just making money out of you! My partner and I always stay here on our visits from Colombo and will no doubt continue to do so. Overall, an awesome choice!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

The South Ceylon Restaurant is my favourite place to stay in Unawatuna, South Cost of Sri Lanka. Now offering 9 newly furnished and painted rooms in 3 categories. Bathrooms are spacious like the rooms for Standard and Family. Comfortable beds and lockable closet. English-Sri Lankan-Owners. The restaurant is a good place to meet special people. As it is vegetarian you might meet spiritual people, healers,....rather than surfers. I love this place!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Kerstin J
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a few days in May at the end of our trip, as we enjoyed the location so much. The room was smallish though perfectly adequate (most our time was out anyway), with the most comfortable modern sprung mattress for a good nights sleep and a good mosquito net and fan. Bathroom was really big, clean and had hot water, though interestingly no lock...
The vegetarian restaurant is great with all food freshly made to order... You can happily watch tv in the lounge area too (even with tea and cake!) on a rainy day. Service is a little slow though not too bad, plus the food is worth waiting for.
Would recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We moved to the South Ceylon guesthouse, because we had to move from our previous guesthouse (Palm Grove).
We had dinner here on our first night in Unawatuna, which was so good, that we decided to check their rooms.
Rooms are very nice, light, with an enormous bathroom. Good waterpressure, good AC and plenty of room for luggage.
Breakfast is not included in the room price, but can be ordered in the restaurant. And that (Mexican) breakfast and their homemade bread still makes my mouth water....it was by far the best breakfast I've had during our holiday.
We reccomend both the guesthouse as well as the restaurant!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anna V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in this fantastic guesthouse in the beginning of march and was blown away by this charming, gorgeous place. The owners are lovely and helpful, the rooms are clean, spacious and white (which is like a vacation for your eyes after staying in bright colored rooms earlier). And don't even get me started on the food (amazing!!!). A perfect end to a fantastic holiday in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank millamook
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Munich, Germany
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

I stayed there cor a couple of nights. The room was nice and the bed brand new and extraordinary comfortable. The owners are warm and very welcoming people. The food there is all homemade and is delicious. The location is also very good, its close to the beach and all the bars and shops etc. There was a problem with the shower in my room, the hot water pipe exploded two times and the bathroom was full of hot water but the owner immediately tried to repair it so I didn't mind much. So I recommend to stay at this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Property: South Ceylon Restaurant Guest House
Address: Yaddenhimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
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Ranked #55 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Number of rooms: 9

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