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9.2
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • 46 m²/495 ft²
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  • 2 super king beds
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • 16 m²/172 ft²
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  • 16 m²/172 ft²
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9.1
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9.2
Kevin from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy Downstairs
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Well located traditional Sri Lankan residence”
The hotel boasts being in its own quiet secluded grounds whils being only 200 m from the beach
Reviewed March 11, 2018
9.2
Sewwandi from Sri Lanka
Couple
Economy Downstairs
Stayed 1 night in March 2018
Exceptional”
Beautiful place. Friendly staff. Great breakfast!
Reviewed March 11, 2018
10.0
Hussain from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
Best Place in Unawatuna and likely best boutique hotel on the west coast ”
Arrived at midnight - owners Jenny and Gayan welcomed us in the cabin room. Nice touch ! The cabins are Value for money . Huge rooms , an amazing bathroom and outdoor rain shower a small kitchenette for basic needs like a small fridge micro and coffee. The room had AC and was spectacular Guyan the owner -amazing guy who has developed this hotel on ancestral land with the help of an architect. Attention to detail is tremendous from the wood an doors acquired from old repuropsed timber to the hardware on doors made from old antique brass fixtures. Breakfast was amazing and there are several Srilankan choices that you have to let them know about the night before. Recommend egg hoppers. Guyan and Jenny recommended the Uduwalawe National park for an excursion which they organized for us. By far the best $160 (for a couple) spent. Saw about 20 wild elephant and crocs close up with a great safari drive. As close to an African safari you can get. Overall amazing place to stay!
Reviewed March 10, 2018
10.0
Jessica from United Kingdom
Group
Economy Downstairs
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
Exceptional”
We absolutely loved our stay at Dunes. Fantastic location near the beach and all the nice shops and restaurants in Unawatuna. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and went out of their way consistently to make our stay more enjoyable. The breakfast was delicious and the garden beautiful. The rooms were luxurious, so comfortable and clean. Could not recommend Dunes highly enough and we will definitely be back to stay again.
Reviewed January 08, 2018
9.6
Thomas from India
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017
Fantastic service”
Excellent rooms, comfortable beds with a a European-style mattress and a good shower. Beautiful jungle garden, delicious breakfast (although extremely large portions!). WiFi worked well. Just note the rooms, despite being of a very high standard, are non-AC. This didn’t bother us at all but for some this is a must. They seem to have thought of everything, with a cupboard of beach towels for guests to use, a chalkboard with useful information next to the breakfast area and a map of local attractions in the rooms. The staff are all wonderful and helped us out with some left luggage and also a packed breakfast for us on the way to the airport. I would highly recommend staying there to anyone.
Reviewed December 24, 2017
8.8
Karen from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in November 2017
Lovely garden outlook”
In a great location, near beach and shops and restaurants. Stayed in a spacious room with air conditioning. Some rooms only have fans. Rooms overlook a large pond in picturesque gardens. Nice linen, clean rooms and tasty breakfast.
Reviewed November 25, 2017
10.0
Samia from Portugal
Group
Economy Downstairs
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017
Great place with beautiful surroundings located strategically between the beach and main road.”
Rooms were clean and good size! The hotel has a beautiful garden with a lake and is decorated with typical Asian furniture making it an ideal place to relax. It is located 5 mins walk from the beach, shops and restaurants making it the right choice for people who are looking for a combination of sunbathing, sea and shopping.
Reviewed July 01, 2017
9.6
Alison from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
amazing stay”
We have recently returned form a 2 night stay. We booked the cottage room which is located in the grounds and this was a fantastic experience. Earplugs are provided by the hotel, as was mosquito repellent and both were needed! The room has open rafters around the sides but once inside on a night we got under the mosquito net and felt quite safe, there are some amazing wildlife noises to listen to prior to inserting the earplugs! The shower is also in the open air but this was the best shower we had in Sri Lanka. The hotel is right in the heart of things and it was very easy to get tuk tuks to take us to local attractions. We went to the Jungle beach, which was great and to a turtle conservation, very enjoyable. We also visited Galle from here and went Whale watching which we booked with one of the tour shops on the main street. The staff were helpful and the breakfast choice good. We would definitely recommend this hotel.
Reviewed February 27, 2017
9.2
Nicole from China
Couple
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Nice stay”
I chose a villa with an open-air bathroom,which has a big comfortable bed. Not very far to the beach,very convinient to eat out. They provide some kinds of breakfast,but you can only choose one kind.
Reviewed February 23, 2017
10.0
robert from United States
Couple
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016
Fantastic Hotel ”
My girlfriend and I stayed Dunes 3 nights this past December and the hotel, staff and location were top notch. The Dunes is situation on nearly an acre of land, and unlike hotels in the area it was not an overbuilt concrete slab which seems to be the norm in Unawatuna. The Dunes is built mostly from reclaimed woods from various tea plantations from the Hill Country, along with restored vintage wooden doors that add a lot of character and charm. The grounds itself are incredibly relaxing – sprawling trees with various wildlife birds, monkeys, monitor lizards, etc – and the hotel is setback far enough from the main road which all together contributes to make you feel like you’re in the jungle. We stayed in one of the two deluxe cottage rooms, located about 50 yards from the main building and it was perfect. The room was really large, clean and well appointed with a safe, mosquito net and fan. The cottage did not have AC which turned out to not be a problem at all. The best part of the cottage was the outside shower. The bathroom has three walls and a ceiling, where as the lack of a fourth wall opens to a 3-walled shower that doesn’t have a roof. With its rain shower head, great water pressure and hot water that was available quickly, you felt like you were showering in the jungle – it was very cool. Breakfast was included and was top notch. There was a wide variety of dishes to choose from, along with coffee, tea and juices. The fresh squeezed juice was easily some of the best I’ve had and the homemade mango jam was off the hook fantastic. Eating the jam was like getting a vitamin B12 shot every morning. Regarding the staff and owners. Based on “western standards” I would give both the staff and owners a perfect 10. The staff were beyond nice, and accommodated every request without delay. The owners – Gayan and XXX, were as professional as any business owners I have ever met. They truly want your experience to not only be a memorable one, but
Reviewed January 16, 2017
9.2
Timothy from United Kingdom
Couple
Economy Downstairs
Stayed 7 nights in December 2016
Oasis of Tranquility”
On the buzzing beach road and just a short walk from the beach but once through that gates would be forgiven for thinking out in the countryside. A great night's rest followed by a fantastic breakfast watching the wildlife around the pond (including monkeys, mongooses, monitor lizards and kingfishers) sets you up for the day and the staff are full of useful advice on how to spend it.
Reviewed January 01, 2017
10.0
Joao from Portugal
Couple
Deluxe Room Downstairs
Stayed 1 night in November 2016
Secluded lagoon in the centre of unawatuna”
A 10 min tuktuk ride away from Galle, this place is located in the quiet stretch of Unawatuna, providing a perfect place to rest rignt at the centre of things. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The couple running this place was very helpful in advising during our stay and onard travel.
Reviewed November 06, 2016
8.0
ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Single Room with Balcony
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Perfect place!! Nice Design! Nice Staff!!”
Highly recommended! The design is amazing. Every room have a perfect view. No air condition but fan is ok. All staffs are professional and helpful. Room is clean and comfortable. Should stay more to enjoy.
Reviewed August 17, 2016
10.0
Baris from Turkey
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room Downstairs
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Simply a perfection”
Comfortable rooms, nice decoration, a small waterlilly lake with fish, a perfect tropic garden, good breakfast, centally located, very close to beach, amazing staff, relaxing like a home, serenity, a perfection.. They think your all needs and serve... No doubt that this was one of the best hotels I have ever been in my many many trips...
Reviewed July 09, 2016
10.0
Stephen from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 5 nights in June 2016
Beautiful, tranquil restful place to stay”
We stayed 5 nights when we first arrived and then returned for a night prior to flying from Colombo. Exotic location which is a haven of restfulness, wonderfully styled rooms which were very comfortable, authentic Sri Lankan breakfast menu which was delicious. The manager, Roshan, was exceptional in attentiveness, hospitable and "nothing is too much trouble" attitude. Would definitely stayed here again.
Reviewed June 30, 2016
10.0
FEIFEI from China
Solo traveler
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
very nice hotel and excellent experience”
Actually this is the only one hotel I was stasified in Sri Lanka. nice hotel room, nice hotel people, and they have 11 options of breakfast. Food also delicious.
Reviewed June 30, 2016
10.0
THELAKGAWATHIE from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Perfect!”
Ideal place for couples! everything is good about this place. location is good and good for vegetarians as there is a nearby vegan/ vegetarian restaurant to the hotel. Bed is comfortable though little springy. The room is not air-cond but fan is enough when the weather is cold. very beautiful interior of the rooms and everything is beautifully chosen and planned. Belreakfast is superb and I highly recommend this place to explore unawatunna beach! we are coming back for sure! Not enough of this place.
Reviewed June 20, 2016
10.0
Dave from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016
Beautiful oasis in an over developed town”
I loved the grounds, food and staff. The town is very much a tourist town.. The food in town was generally great and there are decent beaches very close by.
Reviewed June 03, 2016
9.0
Sarah from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Cottage Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
Amazing place to stay ”
Three best things were.... 1) the location and setting of the hotel. Beautiful and close to the beach and bars but quiet when there. 2) the staff. Amazing so lovely, helpful and attentive. 3) clean.
The stay was great. Welcomed with tea and biscuits and fruit juice. Staff were lovely. Attentive and helpful. Always polite. Rooms were beautiful. We had the two cottages at the bottom. Setting was tranquil. It felt like you escaped the hustle of the town but were moment from where you were. Rooms were cleaned everyday and had lovely little visit touches like bite cream, ear plugs etc. Breakfast was great. Fab food. Traditional and we well as western. So catered for all needs. Recommended stay.
Reviewed March 28, 2016
9.7
Maeva from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Room with Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
100% recommended”
Impeccable service, delicious breakfast, very convenient location
We initially booked 2 nights in this guesthouse and ended up staying for a week! Gayan and Jenny are very attentive and helpful hosts. Their service staff is always nice and smiling! The rooms are tastefully decorated (the bathroom is awesome!) and all of them have fans. The rooms located upstairs have a long balcony overlooking the garden with a pond and a swing. Breakfast is not to be missed (we highly recommend the local breakfast!) and the location is just superb..litterally 5 min walking distance from the beach, while being in the heart of the shopping belt and near good restaurants too! the guesthouse can also help you arrange tours to Mirissa, Galle, airport, etc. Awesome stay in Sri Lanka, we highly recommend it!
Reviewed February 29, 2016
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