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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price we expected the rooms to be basic, which they are but they were also filthy and the staff extremely rude. The sheets were stained and torn, there was mould on the mosquito nets and throughout the shower area. The manager was extremely aggressive and rude. It is a very noisy guesthouse - either parties happening at the...

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Mooloolaba, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We checked in here on New Years Eve and immediately left upon walking into our room! We paid AUD$80 a night, and for that I at least expected something clean. I expected basic, which is what I got; but definitely not something as disgusting as this. The bed itself was fine, however the pillows were mouldy and had a mouldy...

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Surf city is not a luxury hotel at any rate but a very pleasant place to stay. The staff is very friendly as it is the norm in Sri Lanka. The rooms are clean and has everything you need. No tv in the rooms but you don't need tjis being 10 steps from a fantastic beach and plenty to do....

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Fremantle, WA
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We really enjoyed our stay here and ended up staying longer than expected. We had some work to do and the rooms were spacious with desks for us both to work on. The staff were always super friendly and helpful and the bed was super comfy with nice sheets. The balconies had plenty of space and I was even able...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We got the triple room upstairs. One big bed, and one small. The beds face the ocean! You are at the left corner of the Unawatuna beach stretch, so you get the full view. The windows are massive, can be opened. Small balcony, but not really an issue cos of the big window. The restaurant is downstairs on the beach....

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Cheap rooms just next to a wonderful beach , the staff was polite and the rooms okay. The night I slept there, 4 cockroaches crept on my bed one after another , I couldn't find anyone to complain to during the night ( apparently the nightmanager was getting pissed somewhere else ) so I hadn't had the best sleep. Left...

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Thank Marko S
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights with my friends. The rooms were clean and the bathroom was spacious. Staff was very kind and helpful. Shared balcony had a nice view to the beach. The restaurant of the hotel was really good, allthough the staff was a bit lazy.

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Konstanz, Germany
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in this fantastic hotel. The room is big and clean. The bed is king size and with mosquito net although it is not needed. The restaurant of the hotel offers you amazing breakfast and delicious dinners . The prices are slightly overpriced but it is really worthy . The view is absolutely paradisal !! The beach...

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Fuengirola, Spain
Reviewed 26 February 2016

nice hotel,right on beach,good and helpful staff,wifi,...found the added restaurant staff not very attentive but not sure if they are actually connected to the hotel...good value for the excellent location,would stay here again

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Great base for traveling the coast. Had a good little room. helpful staff. nice view of beach and sea from.our shared balcony. rented a scooter from around the corner and saw everywhere from here. good value for money

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SurfCity Guesthouse is located right on the beautiful Unawatuna beach offering a very relaxed atmosphere within comfortable walking distance to the Unawatuna village with shops and a nice selection of original Sri Lankan restaurants.At our SurfCity Guesthouse visitors do find friendly Sri Lankan hospitality with clean and comfortable economy,superior and family rooms comes with Sea view.Surfcity offers free internet, airport pickup (surcharge) and has a best restaurant called Black and White restaurant on the beachfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SurfCity Guesthouse

Address: Parangiyawatta 275 | Peelagoda, Unawatuna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: £19 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — SurfCity Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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