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“A lovely group stay and brilliant base”

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Flower Garden Hotel
Ranked #13 of 34 Hotels in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We recently stayed here whilst in the area for our wedding and most of our wedding guests also stayed here, all for varying time lengths (and we left for a few days for our wedding then came back!) All of our bookings were handled well and without a hiccup!

Sassi went out of his way to make us feel welcome and made us feel like special guests being newlyweds! We were upgraded to the super deluxe room (I think!) which was very large and was right next to the pool which was handy. There aren't so many sunbeds around the pool but we never had a problem as we just spent short periods by the pool in between going off exploring. The Flower Garden is a great base being close to the main road to get tuk tuks and a short walk to the beach. There are plenty of restaurants on the beach so we didn't end up eating dinner here but our friends did and gave it a good report. We tended to use the Flower Garden bar as a meeting point which worked well although sometimes the service was slow, but to be fair I would say that this is the norm for Sri Lanka and this is from an impatient English person's point of view!

Breakfast is good - fruit followed by eggs and continental or curry for the brave.

The room was clean and well equipped and pool/beach towels are also provided. We had an amazing jacuzzi bath but we didn't end up using it as it would've taken so long to fill up and we didn't want to waste so much water!

We arranged airport transfers through the hotel and these were fine. The driver even waited about 8 hours for my parents after their flight was delayed.

Thank you Sassi and staff for a lovely trip!

Room Tip: The cabanas are nice with their own little front garden
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Stayed at the Flower Garden Hotel and found it lovely, beautiful gardens and pool. Lots of nice birds flying around. We stayed in a deluxe room for the first six nights and had to change to a super deluxe room for last night. This room as larger than the deluxe room but very nice and clean. The rooms were very clean and beds made and cleaned very day. The staff were very helpful and friendly and food excellent. I would recommend this hotel as it is nice and quiet. Not to far to beach and restaurants but the food was that good that we ate at the hotel every night.

Room Tip: We had deluxe room for first 6 nights then stayed in a super deluxe for last night. That room was b...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Have just returned from another great weekend at Flower Garden. Friendly staff, tasty food, comfortable cabanas, good pool and only a short stroll from the beach. If you've not tried it yet, then put it on the top of your list for next time you're in Unawatuna. :-)

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were in a super deluxe room which was very comfortable and had a great shower. The service was excellent and we were well looked after. As others have mentioned the breakfast was delicious, all the food was great. Ask the waiters about the Sri Lankan curry special. They will need half a days notice to prepare it.

Room Tip: We loved our super deluxe room, rm 33
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

I would say, paradise. I was amazed at the hospitality of Sassi and his staff. They saw our party (large group) were well taken care of, and kept our room very clean. The restaurant is very delicious and one of the best in Unawatuna. The beach is a little walk from the Hotel, but there are plenty of shops and eateries to keep you distracted. Only downside is no ATM on-site or in Unawatuna for that matter. I was surprised AMEX Checks were not accepted by the hotel for payment, but this was a minor inconvenience which was countered by the hospitality of the people here. They are welcoming to all of their guests and they want feedback if something isn't going as planned. This is a hidden gem in Sri Lanka and South Asia for that matter. We'll certainly be back for more at Flower Garden when in Sri Lanka next time.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Sassi (the manager) made us feel very welcome and it was the best choice for our requirements.

The hotel is a little way off from the beach but its a nice walk towards the beach.

The food meets a very high standard.

The room is off a very high standard and clean.

The hotel in general is very clean.

The only negative thing is that some of the morning waiters are rather miserable and slow!

If you are going to stay in the Galle area then this is the choice for you!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Friendly. Better location than most. Off beach but short walk. lots of restaurants near, but he hotel restaurant is very good and .. .accommodating. 3 of our group went fishing... came home with real fish (bonus) and the hotel restaurant cleaned and cooked them, in 3 different styles for a very small sum. but, it was NO BOTHER, more than happy to do this for us.
that pretty much sums the place up.
yes the pool is good even if the water garden around it is odd.
rooms were good.
but the accommodating nature was best..
and, I admit the dogs were a concern till I saw them keeping the very naughty monkeys at bay.

Room Tip: away from the pool as that means it is quiet at night.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 14 Wella Dewalaya Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
Price Range: $67 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Flower Garden Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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