Happy Banana Hotel

Happy Banana Hotel

Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • 30 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Bar

    This property is in high demand!Last booked a few minutes ago
    Very good
    Location
    7.8
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    Very good location - 30 meters to the beach
    Value for money4.6
    Location rating7.8
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
    Distance to airport8.4 km
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    Apartment Suite
    Apartment Suite
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    • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 double beds
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    Deluxe
    Deluxe
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Agoda Reviews (25)Booking.com Reviews (8)
    5.5
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    Cleanliness5.2
    Facilities4.3
    Location7.8
    Room comfort and quality5.1
    Service5.1
    Value for money4.6
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    4.0
    Kunal from India
    Group
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016
    Do not stay here”
    We booked this hotel thinking it had a good location, but apart from that, our experience was pathetic. No wifi in the rooms, that's where you actually need it cause you don't get phone service. Absolutely no room service for 3 days, when I asked for an extra towel, they were quite unhappy giving it to me. There were too many insects in the rooms including cockroaches and lizards. The staff was very impolite. One of the days during lunch, we complained that the food is really bad, and the waiter responded by saying "you didn't order all your food together so it is your fault" Air conditioners don't cool the room at all. Pretty sure they have used temperature or compressor controllers in the split unit. Very bad food. One of our friends only ordered fish curry, and every day it tasted different. Very slow service, everything takes an hour to reach you. Even bottled water took 15 mins to reach our table. The dog at the resort attacked one of our guests, stole his cap and stole one of our towels. He tried biting us as well multiple times. When we informed them, they just didn't care to respond. And if you like Sheesha/ hookah, don't get fooled by their photos. Some days it wasn't available, and when it was, they had no idea how to make it. They couldn't even burn the coal properly and kept charging us extra every time we asked them to change the coal. Lastly, the rooms were basic and smelled rusty. The bathroom fittings were broken and no toiletries supplied. All in all, a horrible experience, do not stay here!
    Reviewed April 01, 2016
    6.0
    Denis from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in March 2016
    Great location ”
    Great location and easy to find.
    Reception had difficulty in locating my reservation. Was told a/c in room would not switch off.then was told another room was available. The a/c unit in this room switches on and off but the air temperature was about 27c... not very effective luckly the ceiling fan worked. The room is basic.but comfortable bed. The door on the bathroom and bedroom furniture were not fixed properly and just hanging off. I went to the beach restaurant to get dinner. When I asked for a table I was shown to a table above 24 inches high...no sure how I was expected to eat ..so I declined and went to another restaurant for dinner. I consider the room over priced and I'm sure they knew it's condition. I wouldn't recommend a stay at this hotel.
    Reviewed March 16, 2016
    3.7
    Minh from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    Standard Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
    Worst service in Sri Lanka”
    Good location
    Plus, this hotel located in front of the beach, which is good. And it also have a good restaurant with same name next to, which is good too. Negative: the attentive of the staffs just plain horrible! My worst experience in Sri Lanka. On my check-out day, the staff asked me 3 times to check-out although it was just 11:00 am (officical check-out time is 12:00 as written on the door). I've told him I known the check-out time, but, he was still knocking my door again and again, very annoyed. Night time was horrible too. The hotel located along the road. And even at midnight, some friends or guests of the owners still talking out loud and running high speed vehicles which created a lot of noise too. Other guests seemed even peeping my room too, which were disgusted. No daily cleanning as well. My recommendation: spend a little more and stay away from this hotel. The restaurant is acceptable but slow service too, 30 min wait for an order.
    Reviewed February 24, 2016
    5.7
    Thilan from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Standard Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016
    Bad Experience, Poor Customer Service & Coordinati”
    Location, ambiance, parking (compared to other hotels nearby)
    We called the hotel to make a booking and they informed us to book through agoda. once the booking was done, we called them and informed. they confirmed that 3 rooms have been reserved for us. when we went there, they have not reserved the rooms for us and have taken bookings more than the number of rooms. they were keeping a room for a party who has informed via phone (not paid) and did not want to give it to us where as we have already booked and paid. Counter staff were clueless about what to do, very poor coordination between the shift staff. they requested us to come back in two hours, we came after 3hrs and the rooms were not ready. We had to argue with the hotel to get our rooms and finally managed to get 3 rooms. the air conditioners in two rooms were not working.
    Reviewed January 09, 2016
    5.7
    Sachitha from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
    Staff are not very attentive”
    Location, room cleanliness
    Generally this place is okay, however definitely go somewhere else for food. The waiters were really unattentive and rude at times even when the restaurant is empty and we were the only ones there. The breakfast choice is terrible and there's no options for vegans.
    Reviewed January 04, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    dushintha from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Standard Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015
    Nice location”
    Hotel is situated in the best location.. Nice beach.. In house party.. Allowed us for late check out.. 😀
    Our stay was good at Happy Banana. We booked three rooms.. Room conditions were okay.. Place is bit over priced.. However the fact that hotel is located on the beautiful beach and "happening" in house party was compensating. Once again nice location 😊
    Reviewed November 29, 2015
    4.0
    Simon from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015
    Very poor and overpriced hotel in a good location ”
    Location is close to the beach. Nothing else to recommend it.
    We are a couple from London in our mid 30s who stayed for one night in January 2015. this hotel offered very poor value compared to other hotels in Unawatuna; - no breakfast (the only hotel we stayed at in Sri Lanka not to offer this) - room was billed as "Deluxe" but is very basic with a non-working television and very tired interiors - There is no wifi in the rooms and the wifi in the bar did not work when we arrived, was turned off after 10pm and did not work again the following morning - We stayed on a Wednesday (Disco Night) and the music kept me awake until almost 3am despite the room being located far from the bar area - Rooms are located very close to the road and is almost constant traffic noise - Staff do not make any effort at all with customers of the hotel and it feels more like a bar that has some rooms rather than a dedicated hotel Simon & Thea - London
    Reviewed January 07, 2015
    4.3
    John from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Fan
    Stayed 9 nights in December 2014
    Best of a bad lot or the race to the bottom.”
    My stay at the happy banana was awful. Notwithstanding 99% of the hotels, guest houses are even worse in Unawatuna.Rooms stink, sewage overflowing, paid for TV, Wi Fi, hot shower_ nothing worked. Refund was a rip off. The food was so unhygienic and badly cooked using old oil. My stomach was burning. Owners pets are caged and tired up like in a zoo. They should be reported for animal cruelty. I got a good service only because I tipped, don't tip and you have no service at all. + automatic service charge pocketed by owner and not given to waiter end of story.
    Reviewed January 02, 2015
    5.7
    Imran from Sri Lanka
    Solo traveler
    Standard Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014
    It was short but an enjoyable stay. ”
    The disco at night, Beach, convenient location
    It was Fairly satisfactory. But the facilities need to be improved
    Reviewed April 16, 2014
    7.7
    Very good
    Joanna from United Kingdom
    Group
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2013
    Ok stay”
    Security was good, close to the beach, clean room
    Our stay at the Happy Banana was ok. The rooms were nice - we had one a/c room and one non a/c and you could definitely tell which was which!! The hotel bar matched other local prices, we didnt eat in the hotel as felt other restaurants along the beach had better menus/ more to offer.
    Reviewed December 31, 2013
    5.7
    Siah from Singapore
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013
    Not valued for money and poor facilities.”
    location is near the central area.
    Address was wrong, had difficulty finding the hotel as the sign board was obscured. Called to get the location but staff had difficulty understanding. Staff ended up giving qoutes for the rooms (which is much less than what I paid via agoda). No Wifi in the room unliked what was stated in agoda and was given a room at the furthest corner of he hotel complex. Remote controls in room not working. Hotel was built right at the edge of the sea and therefore no decent beach to speak about. Could have gotten a better room at a much lower rate in the area.
    Reviewed December 25, 2013
    3.3
    Roger from India
    Solo traveler
    Standard Fan
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013
    do not stay here”
    they throw the best party in unawatuna on friday nite
    small rooms, sticky floors (very annoying, soapy gooey), no hot water, no wifi in the rooms, our room door could not be locked (no security),no room service, no intercom, total ripoff. DOnt stay here just attend the party
    Reviewed November 06, 2013
    4.7
    lily from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Standard Fan
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013
    You can find more clean room with better price”
    location
    Reviewed October 22, 2013
    4.3
    Maurice from Netherlands
    Group
    Standard Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
    Everything except as expected.”
    Goede locatie
    Booked two rooms at this hotel last weekend, on the pictures it looks beautiful. Unfortunately, everything was very disappointing. There was NO beach in front of the hotel , because the rough sea has swallowed all the sand. There are only a few large stones right now. 200 meters away is a beach (but also much less beautiful as expected). Of course the hotel can't do anything about that, but it had been nice if this was mentioned!! Both rooms were not very big, the bathroom was ok in size but definitely not clean. No hot water in the shower and the floor in both rooms were dirty and sticky. The doors and windows didn't close properly so much ambient noise came in (like traffic and lots of dogs ). The beds were okay. Both rooms have a fan. Unfortunately we had to wait two hours to the repair man because the fan was broken in a room. There were no glasses in the room. So apparently I had to walk down to the restaurant to ask for few glasses. When I ask for glasses from the waiter he gave me the glasses to my hand. And when I asked him weather he can send it to my room with someone (3 glasses and an ice bucket) his response was: "There is no one available to send it to the room, either you take it or leave". Not very friendly at all. Friday night there is always a party at the hotel, this was fun, just a pity that my drink was just taken away from the bar while it was still half full !! Also when checking out was not asked if we had enjoyed our stay, what we didn't.
    Reviewed October 16, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Gayan from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Standard Triple Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2013
    A great place to stay”
    Spacious clean rooms, Nightclub, Friendly staff
    It was a great place and very affordable too. Only complain I have is about the shower pressure, which was a little too low.
    Reviewed September 10, 2013
    4.7
    cedric from France
    Family with teens
    Apartment Suite
    Stayed 10 nights in December 2013
    sejour a unawatuna”
    emplacement de l'hotel, près de la plage (et je ne vois rien d'autres...)
    accueil très très froid... le personnel n'est pas très professionnel et ne se préoccupe pas du tout du clientèle. le vendredi c'est soirée discothèque donc impossible de dormir.... les chambres ne sont pas nettoyées si on ne le demande pas.... je ne recommande pas du tout cet hôtel.
    Reviewed January 13, 2014
    7.2
    Very good
    massimo from Italy
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016
    bella posizione, stanza nuova,ma alcune cose gia' inutilizzabili.....”
    bella struttura nuova proprio sulla spiaggia, molto orientata alla ristorazione, ma con cena scarsa: mangiate altrove.....
    Reviewed February 26, 2016
    5.2
    HIDEKIYO from Japan
    Solo traveler
    Standard Fan
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2016
    仕方がないかな、”
    ビーチへの最高のロケーションで選びましたが、部屋の清潔感や、虫も出入りできる隙間などきになりました。バスルームもシャワーが便器にどうやってもかかってしまう構造。 ですが料金に対しては妥当なのでしょうか、、、 スタッフはレストランやバーを中心に親切でしたので、楽しく過ごせました。次も行きたいですが、泊まるかどうかは微妙です。 清掃、バスタオルの交換も言わなければない感じです。
    Reviewed February 13, 2016
    4.0
    tatsunori from Japan
    Business traveler
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
    ロケーションはいいスタッフはいつも笑顔でサービスが良い。”
    ロケーションはいいスタッフはいつも笑顔でサービスが良い。
    部屋は、ハーバービューでしたが、夜景がとってもきれいで、ロマンチックでした。ただ、宿泊するのに、ホテルの駐車場は満車で利用できず、臨時駐車場に停めなければならないのが???でした。子どもが小さかったら、結構しんどいなと思います。 朝食は、クチコミ通りでしたが、欲を言えば、パンの種類がもっと欲しかったです。朝一番で行ったので余裕でしたが、すぐに席が埋まっていたので、頑張って早起きしてご飯食べて、チェックアウトまでゆっくりするっていうのもいいかもです。 今回は年末家族サービス旅行でしたが、十分満足しております。朝食バイキングはおいしく頂きました。他のオフィシャルホテルを何度も利用しましたが従業員教育は他より良く感じました。また利用します。
    Reviewed August 23, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Angelina from Russia
    Couple
    Standard Triple Room
    Stayed 10 nights in November 2013
    Нормальный отель”
    Близко к пляжу. У отеля есть свой ресторан. В этом Отеле шикарные и единственные дискотеки!
    В отель добираться с аэропорта долго, особенно на общественном транспорте, закладывайте как минимум 4 часа. От главной дороги и от пляжа отель не далеко. Рядом с отелем есть всё, кроме больших магазинов (супермаркетов), винных магазинов. В отель вселились с небольшими проблемами, т.к. в Агоде бронировала на двоих, а получила по почте ваучер не "дабл", а "трипл", плюс бронировала с кондиционером, а попытались вселить без (кстати кондиционер вообще не нужен, гарантия 100%) - из-за этого возникли проблемы, но всё быстро разрулили, вселили в №3 на первом этаже. Номерочек небольшой, есть и вентилятор, и кондиционер, и мини-холодильник, и плазменный небольшой телевизор. Кровать шикарная. Номер находился рядом с забором у дороги. Если дискотека, то после дискотеки было очень сильно слышно барабаны, когда провожали гостей. Дискотеки были по пятницам с 22 до 3 утра)Всё везде чисто. Завтрак не включён, но это даже лучше. Завтраки у них очень вкусные, заказываешь по меню, можно внести свои пожелания. Можно пойти в другое кафе и попробовать другой завтрак. Из-за плохого знания английского я не знала сколько раз должны убираться в номере, убрались полностью за 10 ночей - один раз. И возможно в эту уборку у нас пропали деньги, мелочь конечно, 120$, но не приятно( Заявлять не стали, т.к. хрен докажешь( А так всё устроило, всё понравилось.
    Reviewed November 27, 2013
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    • Very good location
    • Unawatuna Bus Stop is within 1.14 km