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Sri Gemunu Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 31 Hotels in Unawatuna
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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121 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

On one hand, the beach was lovely and we very much enjoyed lying on the beach chairs at night to marvel at the starry sky. On the other hand, the breakfast was quite poor in choice and the rooms were not as special as we would have expected, although we did appreciate the balcony looking towards the water. Also, despite previous reviews suggesting that the stick fishermen were often perching in front of the hotel, we found out that it no longer is so.
It is not the greatest and next time I will find another place to stay at.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

I stayed here 2 nights and it was okay I would not say amazing. To room was okay, the staff where mostly nice. I have been a female travelling solo around Sri Lanka for 3 weeks, and I did not feel 100% comfortable with the younger male staff members here. I got stared at a lot, a lot more than any place I have been in Sri Lanka, which I guess is expected to a degree. But on the first night when I went up to my room on the 1st floor there were about 6/7 young Sri Lanka men hanging around on the balcony. I know they where not staying here, as there was only me and one other female on the floor and I am not sure if they were staff. Either way I did not feel that comfortable as I am not sure why they were on the 1st floor balcony?!?!

The food was average but it was nice being close to the beach. A bit further out from the main beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Netherlands
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good beach location, nice room
Duration of stay: 2 nights (16-18 August)

Booking process and check-in/check-out: We booked directly by e-mail with owner and corresponded with Aruna in Germany, which was convenient because there was no time difference. Drinks offered at check in. Check out went without a hitch.

Room: We were allocated the corner room on the first floor, at the end of the corridor. This was quite nice. as we had no people walking past the bathroom window. Air con worked perfectly, bathroom was nice. No safe in the room, but you can store your valuables in a safe near the reception.

Facilities:. We went to the pool (got offered transport there and back). We were the only ones there, it is set in a nice “jungle” atmosphere. The sea was too rough to swim in, except for an area protected by a reef some minutes walk away.

Restaurant/meals: We had half board and twice had a buffet dinner. Breakfast was served at the table one day and as a buffet the next. Pity that they do not serve the excellent rolls they have in the evening (to go with the soup) at breakfast. Staff were attentive and the chef was clearly proud of his work, eager to explain what the dishes were and to urge his clients to try them.

Other remarks/Conclusion: A good mid-range hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Hampshire
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We had 4 good nights in the chalet, which proved a good choice. A very spacious room, and quiet location that proved a really relaxing start to our time in SL. The pool was a highlight, which we mostly had to ourselves. Transport to and from the hotel for meals was always available. Staff were all very friendly. Management were keen to know of future plans, and anxious to help out with transport/hotel arrangements – like a lot of places we stayed, they seemed a little over keen to benefit from offering their version of these. Food was ok but in the 4 nights we had repeat options and certainly was lacklustre in comparison to food offered in Sri Lanka – do not judge the Sri Lanka food from your meals here.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Nice stay directly at the beach, very good service, also in the restaurant, the sea can be very rough and may be very depending on the season you go, room nice but old fasioned, tv very old :-) food average

  • Stayed August 2013
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Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We stays at the hotel only a night due to time constraints. Instantly we regretted not dedicating enough time to the place. The room we had had amazing views over the sea and a great balcony and 4 poster bed whilst the food and staff were of a great standard an very welcoming. We even saw turtles in the sea!! The sea itself could be rather choppy and requires an element of caution as to where you swim. Although this was the only possible flaw in the hotel. Overall a really good experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sashalom, Pest, Hungary
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I spent a week in Sri Gemunu Beach Resort with my girlfriend. It is a beautiful hotel at Unawatuna Beach near to Galle owned by friendly Sri Lankan brothers. Not only the owners but also the staff is very hospitable. The food in the restaurant is great, especially seafood. The room rate includes both breakfast and dinner. They also organize different tours and excursions all over the country.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Sri Gemunu Beach Resort
Address: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#4 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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Number of rooms: 20
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