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Black Beauty Guesthouse

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Black Beaty guesthouse is just off the main road through town, just far away enough from the street noise, but easy accessible for beach slouchers. Set in a nice garden (with own pool) you'll be visited by monkeys, lizards, birds and more animals. The place is more a hotel than a guesthouse when it comes to the look, feel and... More 

Thank Pierre J
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great place to stay - clean rooms and friendly staff. nice pool too - 1 minute from beach and 6 mins from town. We got 50% off so very good value too. Think it was £14/night - for double room - 2,800 rps. Did the cooking course too on the top floor -

Thank Toby M
Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Black Beauty is located just across the road from the beach. The area is so quiet and peaceful. The room was super clean, the breakfast was perfect, and the whole area was so well maintained. The pool was also clean and nice. The guys are obviously taking very good care of the place. They are very friendly and helpful too!... More 

2 Thank Joshpamy
Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Very nice guesthouse. Friendly staff and very good breakfast. Our children like the swimmingpool very much. At the roof of the building there's a nice view. We had a nice stay in Blackbeauty and we will recommand this questhouse.

Thank FransVerboom
1 review
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I had a truly wonderful time staying at Britta's guesthouse. The rooms, food and service were all top-notch. This guesthouse is nestled in an amazingly beautiful garden. Nice family owners - such lovely children! I cannot recommend more highly.

Thank Shira G
Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2016

A very nice guesthouse, the cook is excellent ;-) bf, lunch, dinner - always tasty! rooms are also very comfortable and the ocean is not far away at all - what do you want more? As far as possible - I'll come again!

Thank Sandruzska
1 review
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Nice guesthouse, beautiful garden, very friendly staff, tasty food, decent room, clean, excellent hot water, wifi a bit slow but working, was enjoyable to sit in the terrace outside the room. The restaurant on top floor had nice sea view. The only minus was the location, the guesthouse is really close to the ocean, but that is not a good... More 

Thank Natalia S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

The rooms are really dirty, no tails in bathroom, fun was really loud. Nightmare! From the other hand, there is nice tarrace bar in the hotel. Not recomended. Btw., beach in Unawatuna is ugly, so it is better to go to Tangalle or Hikkaduwa. Oh, and the pool in this hotel... weak joke....

1 Thank Mateusz S
New Delhi, India
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We had an amazing stay at Black beauty. It was the best accomodation we had at that affordable price on the south coast of sri lanka. the place is not on the beach but 2 mn walk form it and you have the quietness of not being on it so in fact it's really an advantage.

Thank enirama
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

stayed there last month and we loved the place.I would say it is the great place in unawatuna. location was cool and environment of hotel was amazing. they got a very friendly staff and specially manager who called jannaka .he was very friendly as a family member of us. always looked after us and the breakfast he gave us great.... More 

1 Thank oleg m
BrittaBlackBeauty, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Oleg, I am happy that you have enjoyed your stay with us and in Unawatuna. I will show your review to the staff too. Hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Britta, Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Many of our guesrs ask us why we chose such an unusual name for a Guest House in Sri Lanka. I read and enjoyed the book as a child ans was struck by the genuine character of Black Beauty. Here was a role model to be followed through life. He was well behaved, honest and thoughtful, always doing the best he could in every situation, wonderful skills we try to instill in our staff. The management chooses new team members with careful consideration and train them to reflect these characteristics. Our aim, over the last 20 years has been to provide the best service for our guests and through gentle and caring ways follow the example of Black Beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Beauty Guesthouse

Address: Ganahena, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: £19 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“I recommend the second floor, very calm”
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