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"Fantastic view from the balcony. The Indian Ocean is right b..."

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8.2 Excellent location
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Apartment Double Bed
  • Sea view
  • 40 m²
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Standard Double
  • Ocean view
  • 30 m²
  • 1 double bed
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Penthouse Suite
  • 46 m²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed o...
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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
  • Shower
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Nearest essentials

  • Airports
    • 8 kilometers to
    • Koggala Airport - Domestic (KCT)
    • 99 kilometers to
    • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
  • Public transportation
    • 1.4 kilometers to
    • Unawatuna Bus Stop
    • 1.6 kilometers to
    • Unawatuna Railway Station
  • Hospital or clinic
    • 1.5 kilometers to
    • Unawatuna Divisional Hospital
  • Pharmacy
    • 1.4 kilometers to
    • City Pharmacy
  • Convenience store
    • 150 meters to
    • New Nuwan Store
  • Cash withdrawal
    • 3.2 kilometers to
    • ATM

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  • Cleanliness 9.6
  • Facilities 9.2
  • Location 8.2
  • Room comfort and quality 9.2
  • Service 9.3
  • Value for money 9.2
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  • Facilities 9.2
  • Location 8.5
  • Room comfort and quality 9.1
  • Service 9.5
  • Value for money 9.2
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  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 9.3
  • Service 9.8
  • Value for money 9.3
  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room comfort and quality 10.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for money 10.0
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  • Cleanliness 10.0
  • Location 2.0
  • Room comfort and quality 8.0
  • Service 2.0
  • Value for money 8.0
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benjawan from Thailand
Apartment Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
The best place to stay in Unawatuna”
View, Space, Host
Although you most likely need to take a tuktuk up to the place (200-300 rupees), the view and the privacy you have is very much worth it. Make sure to book the top apartment so that you can have the best view to the ocean. there is also your own kitchen where you can prepare your own breakfast which is provided by Lara (simple things like toast, eggs, jam, coffee, amazing fruits). Highly recommended if you want to get away from all the tourists and have the perfect view of the ocean. Lara is a wonderful host and will make sure that you have a comfortable stay.
Reviewed February 15, 2016
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Noel from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 6 nights in November 2015
Like staying in an art gallery ”
The view, the quality of the room, friendliness of the staff
The view from Laras Place was magnificent, after a morning of walking and site seeing it was great to just relax on the large balcony and enjoy the view. Despite being up a quite steep hill, I found the walk down to the beach very enjoyable, and where it joins the main road is a bus top which takes you into Galle for 20 LKR or down to Matara for 60 LKR. The food at Laras Place was quite exceptional. The breakfast every morning was huge with beautiful fruits, eggs cooked to order and toast and coffee etc... I ordered dinner at Laras one night and tried the Sri Lankan vegetarian curry. Well it was magnificent, lovingly made and a quantity for several people. I found the staff very friendly, and Lara the owner a delight to talk to. Every day they would fill up the fridge with my favourite beers. I felt like I was a part of the family at Lara's. A delight.
Reviewed December 19, 2015
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FEDERICO from Italy
Standard Double
Stayed 1 night in August 2015
A pleasant relaxing surprise!”
super clean rooms with nice furniture! Nice view from top of the hill on the ocean, very good breakfast served in front of the room on the terrace! Nice and kind staff!
Despite initial difficulties in finding the place up on the hill (no signs along the road), it was worth The search! We had a very nice stay and would highly recommended to anyone staying in Unawatuna. 10 min walking downhill to the beach!
Reviewed August 22, 2015
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Richard from Australia
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015
Coastal break after the hill country”
Location above the overdeveloped Unawatuna beach, helpful staff and good Sri Lankan food
A friendly welcome in a lovely location with surrounding trees and overlooking the ocean. There is good access by bus and tuk tuk to local places of interest such as the Virgin white tea factory turtle farm and folk museum and the meals were very enjoyable. Definitely recommend for anyone contemplating staying at Unawatuna.
Reviewed July 31, 2015
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Monika from Czech Republic
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in March 2015
Lara´s place”
view, food, clean room
Everything was fine.
Reviewed March 15, 2015
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Lorna from United Kingdom
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
Amazing stay!”
THE VIEW!!! Lovely family and perfect breakfast.
Perfect start to our holiday - thank you!
Reviewed January 14, 2015
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Andre from Germany
Solo traveler
Standard Double
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014
Best place to stay in Unawatuna!!!”
Big veranda, brand new rooms, really good breakfast!!
The rooms are with ocean view up on a small hill. Just a 10 min walk to the beach. Everything seems brand new. Bathroom and Bed really fantastic. Hotel owner very helpful, really great coffee, which is hard to find in Sri Lanka!!! I would recommend a TUK TUK at night, surroundings a bit dark:-))) I would recommend to a friend!!!!!
Reviewed January 11, 2015
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Henry from United Kingdom
Standard Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015
Lovely ”
Comfort, Food, Friendly staff
We didnt realize that it was up a hill but it was fine in the end--it's only a 15 minute walk to town. Just a note- We had trouble with the tuktuk drivers negotiating a reasonable price to the place. The room was amazing though! Very posh! And we were pleased that it came with tea! The shower was hot, very hot and the AC worked well. The best part of it for us though was probably the breakfast. I had the Sri Lankan breakfast and it was killer. He had the western breakfast, which came with a delightful fruit platter! If you dont mind staying a little out of the way (not beachfront) then we'd definitely recommend staying here! Well worth it!
Reviewed January 10, 2015
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Tracy from South Africa
Standard Double
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014
Great, clean room and great view”
The view, clean room and nice bathroom
Lara is great and very helpful! Clean room, great to have a fridge! The included breakfast has great smoothies, but maybe something a bit more the toast would be great! Overall a great stay and would recommend to others. The view is great
Reviewed September 23, 2014
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Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Standard Double
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014
Food/Lara himself/Comfort
Lara's place was wonderful! Its situated up a hill which gives you an incredible view to wake up to in the morning. This was by far the best value place we stayed in Sri Lanka. Everything we needed was provided. There was tea and coffee in the room along with fridge and a safe. The food was prompt and so fresh every morning. Lara (the owner) was so helpful, organising taxis, tuktuk, an iron for a shirt (no hair dryer but its way too hot for that!), washing, extra food, advice etc, he really made the whole experience great. The rooms where lovely also, comfy beds, lovely sheets, very clean, hangers, awesome bathroom etc. Really really awesome place, highly recommend, would happy go back!
Reviewed August 28, 2014
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