My wife and I stayed at Strand Guest House this week. We truly enjoyed our stay, the very hospitable staff, the key location just off the main Unawatuna beach in a quite area, and all at a fair and reasonable price. The furniture and furnishings takes you back to another time - large 4-poster beds, armoires, etc. - and the size of the rooms is more than you'd ever need. We asked for the typical Sri Lankan breakfast of dahl curry, coconut sambhal, string hoppers, and fruit - which was prepared well. My only warning to travellers is that most all of the rooms were designed pre-air conditioning, so open aired. It's welcome to have the fresh air but watch out for the mosquitos, etc. Each bedroom we saw had a very comfortable, non-intrusive mosquito net so not much an issue at all. Anyway, Asaka and the staff were so friendly and welcoming that I cannot say anything bad about the stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We open our doors and hearts to travelers who wish to imbibe our way of life. Strand is a Sri Lankan family home, approved by Sri Lanka Tourist Board as a "Home-stay" accommodation for Tourists. We are in Sri Lanka's #1 beach destination, Unawatuna on the sunny south coast, but it is not on the beach front, only a couple of minutes walk. Four upstairs rooms, AC Suite, Duran Duran Suite, Casa Anna [AC], and The Nest[the most popular suite]. Ground floor rooms, Garden Suite, Casa Lillo and Blue Room makes up our home, a colonial vintage villa where five generations of our family has lived. Complimentary Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi No Taxes, No Service charges! TripAdvisor 2013 Award Winner as one of the TOP25 B&Bs in Sri Lanka! Certificate of Excellence awarded in 2014!! Strand is like no other place~FEEL LIKE HOME! Google "UNAWATUNA HOMESTAY". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Home Stay Strand Hotel Unawatuna