Kingfisher Hotel

Kingfisher Hotel

Basigewatte, Devala Road, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, 80600
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    The staff are fabulous and make you feel so welcome.
    Riona from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Staff friendly and helpful
    Patrick from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Good People, good food and an amazing view for the balcony not to mention the fact your right on beach, so every morning is a nice walk on the sand followed by a dip in the sea and then a great breakfast.
    Nick from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Wonderful stay and will definitely go back. Highly recommend. Nothing compares in the area for quality and service.
    Matt from New Zealand
    Couple
    couldn't recommend enough. Rooms are beautiful and spacious and the food there is delicious. Recommending to all of my friends visiting Unawatuna!
    Emmily from Australia
    Couple
    We had a great stay here. The food, staff, room and views are all spot on. It is a high quality spot and we will definitely be back!
    Sinead from Ireland
    Couple
    Probably one of the best stays in the area. Would not hesitate to stay there again. But for a week, - not just a couple of days.
    Helena from Sweden
    Couple
    It was awesome one the best places I visited in my life
    Muhammad from Pakistan
    Couple
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    9.2
    Exceptional
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Rooms are beautiful and spacious and the food there is delic..."

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    April 11, 2018

    9.5
    Exceptional cleanliness

    Property highlights

    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Air conditioning

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    9.4
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    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center1.0 Km
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
    Distance to airport8.7 km
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Ocean view
    • 1 king bed
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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "I would definitely stay here again!"

      Ariana

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      February 28, 2016

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      9.2
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      Exceptional
      Cleanliness9.5
      Facilities8.2
      Location9.4
      Room comfort and quality9.3
      Service9.4
      Value for money8.7
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Eric from Canada
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2017
      Good spot for relaxation”
      The location of the KingFisher hotel is almost perfect. If you can snag one of the right side rooms facing the beach on either the second or third floor (we didn't, we go the left side room on the second floor) it would be spectacular since you'd also have an amazing view. Even with out that, the stay was amazing with good food, great staff, and perfect central location that you can walk the entire beach from. We had a great last 3 days of our honeymoon there. If you looking for something with North American like standards this is the place to be. There are certainly cheaper places but for what were looking for at the end of our 3.5 week vacation it was perfect.
      Reviewed March 08, 2017
      8.7
      Excellent
      Lovish from India
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2013
      Comfortable Stay; Courteous and Friendly Staff”
      Neat & Comfortable Rooms, Friendly & Ever Smiling Staff and Proximity to the Beach
      Received a warm welcome; our room was on the first floor and was neat and spacious. Though the view to the ocean and beach was semi obstructed by the trees, it did not disappoint us (the second floor rooms may have an unobstructed view; not sure). The staff is very friendly and have a smile ON always. The sea food was above average but was fresh for sure! Kingfisher has the best beach beds in Unawatuna Beach area. Overall it is recommended to stay at Kingfisher if one is visiting Unawatuna Beach.
      Reviewed October 17, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Rohana from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2013
      Really nice small hotel”
      Everything is clean. Fantastic service. Good Restaurant. Almost on the beach.
      everybody from the owner/manager to the waiters are really friendly and helpful. 5 star rooms. sea views with balcony. restaurant food is good and reasonably priced. we have stayed in another bigger hotel at the unawatuna beach before but the kingfisher hotel is better. can recommend to anybody.
      Reviewed February 07, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Erin from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2017
      Great hotel right on the beach!”
      A friend recommended this hotel and we're so glad she did! Great, clean, 4-room hotel right on the beach with a great beachfront bar/restaurant and wonderful staff. We walked around and checked out some other hotel rooms on the Unawatuna beachfront, but none were as nice or as good a value as the Kingfisher, so we extended our stay here. Highly recommend it! The only things to note are that there's a loud party here on Saturday nights and there's no pool (but who needs one with the beach right there?!?) Highly recommend.
      Reviewed September 12, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Patrick from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2017
      Perfect location”
      Right on the beach with great cafe and restuarant.Staff friendly and helpful. Small hotel - four rooms ith beach views. Go for rooms 1 or 2 on the top floor. Two niggles - beach shower is poor and the western-style swing doors leading to the bathroom are an absolute pain! But a pleasure to stay hr
      Reviewed January 15, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Manju from India
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2016
      Great little hotel on an amazing beach”
      Excellent staff and service. Rooms are minimally yet tastefully done using brushed concrete and dark wood which is beautiful. Each room as a huge balcony facing the sea. Although there are plants and trees obstructing the sea view (giving privacy as well), the rooms have a lovely view especially the ones on the top floor. It's a small young peppy place that hosts great parties on weekends and during the day it's super chilled out. Food is really good too. Can't stress enough on how nice the people there were. Definitely going back there when in unawatuna.
      Reviewed November 05, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ariana from United States
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 6 nights in February 2016
      Lovely place to stay!”
      Location, Comfort, Staff
      We were at the Kingfisher hotel for 6 days from Feb 19-25, 2016 - let me just saw how wonderful our experience was!! The hotel has four rooms, our room was on the top floor, with a great view of the beach. The room was very comfortable, plenty of space for us to spread out in, also a small safe is in the room so you can store your personal items (passports, cash, etc.) if you need to. The staff was awesome! Very helpful in helping us arrange transportation and sending us in the right direction when we were looking for things, and if we were just hanging on the beach for the day, the staff made sure sun beds and fresh towels were reserved for us. Food and drinks were really great too! Really can't say enough great things about this place! I would definitely stay here again!
      Reviewed February 28, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      Shannon from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2016
      Excellent location, amazing food, very clean! ”
      The best place I stayed in Sri Lanka. Situated beach front and a 5-10 minute tuk tuk ride to Galle Centre. The restaurant at the bottom had some of the best seafood I've ever had at a very reasonable price (though not as cheap as usual in Sri Lanka). It was also the cleanest place I stayed in with immaculate bedroom and a very clean and reasonably sized bathroom. The private balcony over the beach was great. Light sleepers may find the noise from the restaurant and beach front annoying but I did not notice it much. Would highly recommend.
      Reviewed February 02, 2016
      8.7
      Excellent
      medhat from United States
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2015
      king fisher 2015 ”
      location ,beach, friendly staff
      at first I was a bit intimidated when cab driver couldn't find the Hotel at night , it is understated , but once found it is comfortably "beach elegant", clean & pleasant. climbing up the spiral staircase to my "deluxe room"on 2nd floor was not so bad since the porter carried my luggage , the room was clean ,modern with built in concrete furniture ,good A/C & a view to die for , beautiful sunrise &sunset .loved my stay & staff made it pleasant ,dive center right here, friendly TUK TUK at the door, what's not to like
      Reviewed January 04, 2016
      8.7
      Excellent
      James from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 5 nights in December 2015
      Friendly place ”
      Friendly staff, great location on the beach and food
      Our stay was very enjoyable. The staff and the location make this place. The food was tasty and the sun beds were very comfy. My only gripe is that they should buy another fridge for the bar to keep more of the beer and wine cooler for peak periods and serve smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and avocado for breakfast menu. Thanks Kingfisher
      Reviewed December 25, 2015
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Vigdis from Norway
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 13 nights in December 2015
      A very nice hotel, but”
      Room, staff, location
      Kingfisher in itself is and could have been the perfect place to stay in Unawatuna. The room is nice (not taking into account the peculiarity that there was no door between the room and the bathroom, a neighbour standing close to our veranda could Actually see into the shower if they took a look into the room, we didn't bother), the veranda even better, but there is a but: music. Music from neighbours playing into the small hours. Most nights we managed to overhear it, but some nights it was Impossible. The staff was all of them very nice, friendly, attentive, serviceminded. Still I would like to mention Ranjith, who took care of our room, and made sure we had sunbeds every day, even if we were late out. He responded immediately to all our requests, always with a smile. To the management, make sure you keep him. As for Unawatuna beach, I am more divided. I love to swim, but with the boats going back and forth all the time, trying to catch customers ( and sending out stinking petrol fumes), I was afraid to swim. There is some waves, but not to bad. I recommend tuk tuk-driver D. Prosanna (had a dark pink tuk tuk). Reliable, nice and spoke quite good english.
      Reviewed December 22, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      jill from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2015
      A Great Hotel Right On The Beachfront”
      Great Food, Great Staff, Location
      We stayed at Kingfisher for 3 nights in August and wished I had booked longer there. Kingfisher Hotel ticks all the boxes. I read about the hotel on our visit there last year in Lonely Planet which had great reviews for the food. Even though we stayed at Thalpe we went there two times for dinner. The reviews were right, the jumbo king prawns and Thai red curry prawns are to die for. Absolutely delicious food. So when we went back to Sri Lanka this year I had to stay at this hotel. Just for the food. After reading fantastic reviews on Agoda and TA I booked in. Hotel only has 4 rooms which is great, makes you feel a little bit of a family, the guys really look after you. The staff are really great, we all had fun with them trying to teach us Sinhalese. The place has a nice cool, friendly vibe about it. The rooms are clean and comfortable with all that you need or want, with a nice view over the bay from the balcony. Location is spot on. Right on the beachfront, you just walk out front and there you are, in beautiful Unawatuna bay. Also very well located to nearby attractions, Galle Fort, Weligama bay, Mirissa and Matara. So if you're a surfer or a beachie, there's lots of little bays to explore. Overall it is a fantastic hotel. I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Unawatuna, for a more low key, casual place to stay. We are going to Sri Lanka again next year and I am going to be booking into Kingfisher again.
      Reviewed October 26, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christopher from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2015
      Fantastic”
      Room, food and location
      It was such a wonderful 4 nights at Kingfisher. The room was great with a view to the beach, sitting on the verandah taking everything in was a delight. We had abit of a problem getting the power plugs working but was sorted straight away. The room was excellent even without the door to the bathroom which the owners were going to fix up shortly...The restaurant was great we didn't bother eating anyway else as the food was so good there and the staff so attentive to your needs. Relaxing on the sun beds on the beach was the best lay back finish to our trip around Sri Lanka, thanks all at Kingfisher and we will spread the word about your excellent resort and food. You never know we maybe back at some stage.
      Reviewed September 15, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      stephen from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 4 nights in September 2015
      Wow”
      Location staff food
      Excellent My wife an I can not single out any individual as all the staff are fantastic. Room was of a high standard also the food great. We stayed 5 nights and did look at other restaurant but couldn't find any that were as good so we ate at ours for the whole holiday. Would definitely recommend Well done to all of you making g our holiday Steve and jackie
      Reviewed September 13, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      Christopher from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2015
      Nice boutique hotel”
      Location, spacious rooms, good food
      We enjoyed a pleasant 3 days at Kingfisher. Good sized rooms & large balcony right on beach. However on arrival we had to ask for 5 light bulbs to be replaced & the fuse for the fan needed to be fixed (this should have been attended to prior to our booking in). Bathroom definitely needs a door!!! Food in restaurant was good , however drinks, including soft drinks, were overpriced compared with nearby restaurants. Staff were attentive & friendly.
      Reviewed September 12, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Andre from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2015
      Exceptional!!!”
      Staff, location, cleanliness
      Our stay was fantastic from the moment we arrived. The staff were absolutely exceptional and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Our room and the view from it -wow!! This would be the first place we would go if we return to Sri Lanka.
      Reviewed June 11, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Matthew from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2015
      The best!!”
      Location, super friendly staff & yummy fresh food
      We absolutely loved our stay at the Kingfisher hotel. Cannot praise the hard working staff enough. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The restaurant obviously has its own very good reputation with it being busy during lunch and reservations a must for dinner. Being a guest in one of only 4 rooms, you are made to feel like one of the family and no request is too much. My wife and I can't recommend Kingfisher enough and certainly hope to be back there one day.
      Reviewed March 01, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Charlotte from United Kingdom
      Group
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2014
      Beautiful hotel, great staff, great spot”
      location, rooms, staff
      Kingfisher was fanastic, the decor and rooms were lovely (only problem is there's no door on the bathroom!) loved the balcony, the food was excellent, the location was great - right on the beach. The staff were really friendly and helpful and overall it was brilliant.
      Reviewed September 10, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      steve from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 4 nights in August 2014
      Great stay in Unawatuna”
      Great location, Friendly Staff and Delicious Food
      Satyed at Kingfisher Hotel for 4 nights with my partner. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was basic (but perfect for this type of hotel and setting) and clean. Bathroom has no door, which may cause some people an issue, but no issue for us. The bed is big and comfy. Nice big balcony facing out onto the sea (only 4 rooms here, opt for the top floor as it has better views. The hotel is right next to the beach, approx 100m from the sea. The setting of Unawatuna beach and cove is lovely, nice clean beach, calm sea, good crowd of people, watersports (cheap Jet Ski). The outside bar and restaurant on the beach is great. Wonderful yet simple food. Restaurant is always busy with outside patrons but the staff will always get you a table. 2 minor issues would be the towels are a bit hard (maybe how they are washed?) and the wi-fi signal wasnt great. But other than that, really pleased we choose Kingfisher. Had a great stay and looking forward to returning in the future.
      Reviewed September 08, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Mehrdad from Sweden
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2014
      very nice”
      Food, friendly staff, closeness to beach
      We had a small dispute at booking as hotel don't accept more than 1 child per room. This was sorted out after 2 SMS. Staff did their out most to feel us welcome from beginning to the end. Food was really good. Room was nit and clean, also were cleaned regularly Only one remark, room architecture didn't allow bathroom door :)
      Reviewed April 30, 2014
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