Happy Banana Hotel
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5.5
  • Airport transfer

  • 30 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Bar

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Apartment Suite
Apartment Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe
Deluxe
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Air Conditioning
Standard Air Conditioning
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Triple Room
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Fan
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  • 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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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
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
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
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