Gloria Grand Hotel
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Gloria Grand Hotel

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4.5
#8 of 56 hotels in Unawatuna
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Gloria Grand offers over eighteen comfortable rooms as well as indoor swimming pool which epitomize convenience and affordable accommodation. The deluxe and superior rooms are tastefully furnished with attached baths equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. The spacious Gloria Suite at the Gloria Grand is luxuriously furnished and has a large attached bathroom, a kitchenette and a private balcony area. an elevator helps easy access to each floor.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Special diet menus
Car hire
Taxi service
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 97 out of 100
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Koggala Airport
Mawella Lagoon Airport
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alix416 wrote a review Jan 2020
Tokyo, Japan1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice clean new looking room, proper big comfy bed with lots of plush clean pillows, nice shower with decent water pressure and reliable hot water. Finally got a bit of much needed comfort here after staying in lots of budget guesthouses, the room was pretty much at the standard you'd get back home yet still very affordable (I got it for around $50/night just after New Year). Great value for money. Pool was nice too, was able to chill and have some beers in there even past the normal pool hours thanks to the awesome manager Malin who was an absolute master of hospitality and kindness. (He also runs a private villa a bit inland at great rates called Prarthana House, great if you're staying a week or more it's like $20 a night or less and looks very nice and clean).
Location is right in the middle of the main Unawatuna beach-area street full of shops and restaurants, and a couple minutes walk to the beach itself and also near the main road where you can hop on a quick bus to Galle or anywhere else (very easy and MUCH cheaper than a tuk tuk!).
Recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Deepesh wrote a review Jan 2021
Galle, Sri Lanka41 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Gloria Grand Hotel with a bunch of friends which was located right next to the beautiful Unawatuna Beach and this was our weekend getaway! Despite the lack of foreign tourists due to the pandemic, the hotel was functioning as usual with local tourists and the service was excellent. Even though we had a refreshing sea bath, we wanted to enjoy some relaxing time at the pool with friends and Manoj, the manager arranged it for us on our quick request! Right after we came out of the pool we were served with some mouth watering pizzas and I must say those were some of the best I’ve had in Galle! We needed more of course as we were so hungry after long walks across the gorgeous sandy beach in Unawatuna. So we requested chefs special but didn’t want a heavy meal. To our surprise the seafood pasta served with two options, tomato purée or creamy sauce, was on point! While we were enjoying our light, early dinner, we had many requests like, music, tv, photos, etc. and Manoj attend to all our requests with a smile! All in all, we had a great time in Unawatuna and I would highly recommend Gloria Grand Hotel to anyone looking for a refreshing weekend getaway!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Надежда Г wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were happy to visit the Gloria Grand hotel. We left with unforgettable impressions, and I want to return. Thank you to the staff for their responsiveness, sincerity, understanding, and effort to make the rest better, and fulfill our wishes. In the kitchen, in the restaurant, everything is fine, the atmosphere is cozy, the food is very tasty, and every day Nalinde helped us with our small requests, making our stay comfortable and memorable. The view from the Windows is just amazing: monkeys, wurumuqi, peacocks and many other beautiful birds of Sri Lanka! The room was cleaned every day. Thank you very much! I recommend the guest to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Olivier wrote a review Jan 2020
Metz, France82 contributions55 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
in the city center, it is convenient
we were in the suite....
no paper toilet, you have to ask to the room service.
the tub jacuzzi does not work, it is blocked and there is no hot water.
the laundry service is not good, the clothes are yet dirty and come back in the same bag.
For the breakfast: you should pay charge for having a small bottle of mineral water in order to take medicine..... and no replenishment.
several tiny spiders in the room and lizard dead for several days under the bed...
Do not book the suite and better: avoid such hotel
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Date of stay: January 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Gloria G, Front Office Manager at Gloria Grand Hotel
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Dear Olivier, Thank you for sharing your observations. We apologize for not being able to meet and execute the level of service that defines Gloria Grand hotel. We assure you that this is an anomaly as we pride ourselves in providing flawless sense of service to each and every guest from the check in to check out. We check all rooms thoroughly before check in to make sure everything is in order and leave even an extra toilet paper roll as usual, but if you need more of course you need to ask and we are always happy to provide them needless to say. Also the Jacuzzi was working properly and only had slight water flowing from the mixer tap which was replaced immediately. The laundry we checked and we could not find it was dirty just in front of you but offered discount considering your request, also you have not mentioned about the flexibility of considering your all requests and arranged rational discount for your dinner for not having breakfast merely as a gesture of goodwill finally you had never informed us about any spiders or dead lizard in your room which we would have removed immediately and never found during room cleaning process, anyway you can find spiders/lizards in this tropical county at anytime at anywhere but we make sure to do necessary pest controlling process every month in order to avoid them to come in. Our service and our team has set us apart from all other hotels. We have achieved high ranking based on our warm welcome and impeccable good byes, so reading about your review was very surprising We consider your feedback is an experience that we have learned from and it will help us get better. Having said that, do hope you give us another chance as this is simply not who we are. With kind regards Manoj
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Roman G wrote a review Dec 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
great apartments, great location, helpful and friendly staff and a very nice owner. there is everything for a comfortable stay! Close to the sea, there are many cafes nearby. Great beach and ocean. The balcony offers a wonderful view. Living creatures do not bother. Safety is fine too. You can order delicious pizza at the hotel at a nice price =)
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Upeka P wrote a review Feb 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Room,food and service was fantastic. Very friendly staff. Breakfast buffet is really awesome. Mix of English and Sri Lankan meals. Closer to Unawatuna beach and Jungle beach. We will visit again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PVFC wrote a review Dec 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom56 contributions136 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Chose the Gloria Grand as our base whilst attending the Galle Test Match, and it proved to be a very good decision. We booked a deluxe double room with balcony for 8 nights B&B which priced out at around £500 (you can get it for around 30% cheaper at less busy times), and also asked them to arrange an airport pick-up for us, which cost US$90.

Our trip got off to a bad start on arrival in Colombo when we found that one of our cases had not come with us (it caught up with us in the early hours of the following morning!), so were thankful to be met after completing bag trace formalities by Manoj (who is also the front office manager) for private transfer in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, which took around 2.5 hours. On arrival at the hotel we were very pleasantly surprised to be advised that we had been upgraded to their best room, the Gloria Suite, which would normally cost nearly twice as much to book.

The down-side of the Gloria Suite is that it is on the top (third) floor, and there is currently no customer lift, so clambering up and down the stairs every time we left the room was a bit tiresome, but the suite itself was great - nice big lounge/dining area and separate bedroom, which both have TV's, air-conditioning, fans, and doors accessing the balcony, and a large wet room with spa-style bath & rain-shower. The large bed was very comfortable, indeed furnishings in general were of a decent quality although overall configuration probably doesn't make the best use of the space. Tea/coffee making facilities and mini-bar were in the bedroom, where wardrobe/draw space was a bit limited, but the dining area was somewhat redundant and has lots of unutilised space & cabinets - you could easily install full kitchen facilities which would convert it to a comfortable self-catering apartment, but as things stand there are no such facilities (or even utensils) apart from a sink. Being Sri Lanka, it would be unreasonable to expect everything at a small boutique hotel to be absolutely perfect, and aside from the above we experienced a few issues with the electronic safe, and the power also cut out quite frequently, albeit only for a matter of seconds at a time.

The balcony looks out over the main road through the village to trees where if you are lucky you could watch the palm squirrels at play, whilst out of the back window you can often watch monkeys playing in nearby trees. Whilst not on the beach, the Gloria is only a few hundred yards away from it, although there are surprisingly few obvious access points without going through one of the numerous cafes, bars & restaurants that line it - Unawatuna provides lots of reasonably-priced beach-side dining options, and quality/service was very good in most cases albeit some of them can be a bit hit and miss. Buffet breakfast at the Gloria was pretty decent, if a bit limited as regards options- the hot food options weren't always as warm as we would like them, but overall it was sufficient to set us up for the day, indeed a few cricket followers not staying at the Gloria used it on occasions for breakfast, and said that their breakfast was better than that experienced elsewhere. Service was always very good and friendly, as indeed it was right through the hotel, although we only ate there on our first evening given the plethora of beach-side options to try.

After the cricket finished we were able to spend a few days on the beach, and were surprised to find that there were no formal charges levied for any of the sun-loungers dotted around adjacent to the various hotels/restaurants - only expectation was that you bought drinks from the establishment when using their loungers, but even that wasn't enforced. I got the impression from speaking to others that few of the other local hotels provided accommodation that was anything near the quality of the Gloria, yet many of them charged higher prices, probably the premium to be paid for staying right on the beach. The sand was lovely but slopes off quite steeply into the sea, and the current is fairly strong so it didn't feel very safe for swimming, but that aside we loved Unawatuna, a great place for a casual chill-out in the sun.

All in all a fab stay, and very close to warranting an excellent overall rating - would certainly have no hesitation in staying there again, and would like to thank all staff (particularly Manoj) for all their help and assistance in making our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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DARREN P wrote a review Nov 2018
Great Malvern, United Kingdom4 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow! This hotel is perfect! The staff, led by their manager, Malim are so friendly and helpful! They are so kind and always have a smile on their face! The bedroom was a really good size and cleaned to a very high standard and I can highly recommend the scrambled eggs cooked fresh to order every morning! The hotel is in the perfect location to enjoy everything that Unawatuna has to offer and is only a short Tuk Tuk ride away to Galle which is where we spent 4 glorious days watching England in the Test Match! Going to Sri Lanka? Stay at the Gloria Grand Hotel. The staff will welcome you with the biggest welcome you’ll ever get. Thank you Malim, thank you to all the staff and thank you Sri Lanka! Here’s to the next time!
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thuan Imran wrote a review Jul 2017
Singapore20 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights in this hotel & it was a wonderful stay. Staff always do our request with a smile. Galle fort tour is one of the highlight of My tour. tuk tuk Driver Ajith was so kind & helpful.
Breakfast was ok but they had less varieties, maybe because its off season for these area. We had a minor issue about the food during breakfast but Dayas, who prepared our food came and apologised with smiles. Also, we had a dinner in their restaurant & food was ok & service is great. Waiter Chathura is really friendly with us. he arranged sandwich for me even after the kitchen closed.
Only negative comment, maybe they have to change cheap quality of Shampoo/Conditioner packets in the room.
Overall everything was fine. Hope to visit again!! ☝️😁
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CASJHD wrote a review May 2017
Berlin, Germany2 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean and comfortable room. We had a nice balcony to the street, but it wasn't loud at all. Walking distance to the beach, lots of restaurants around. The people were very friendly and we had a great time here.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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good_advice_travel asked a question Mar 2019
Australia198 contributions23 helpful votes
Hi, is the pool inside or outside? Thanks
Answer from BigJohnW
Staffordshire, United Kingdom43 contributions14 helpful votes
The pool is in a sort of ground floor balcony, open to the road. Not as bad as it sounds!
Andrew K asked a question Feb 2019
Dumfries, United Kingdom
Are they any balcony in the sun that face the seat thanks andy
Answer from gary P
Camberley, United Kingdom16 contributions14 helpful votes
The other two replies are right no rooms face the sea, but 2 mins from the beach
Answer from KGSL100
Colombo, Sri Lanka25 contributions5 helpful votes
No, all rooms are upstairs. Not a wheelchair friendly place.
Answer from KGSL100
Colombo, Sri Lanka25 contributions5 helpful votes
It’s on the welle dewala road, which is the main access road to the beach. About 750m from main road turn off. Not difficult to find as it is facing the welle dewala road.
AnthonySen wrote a tip Jul 2019
Perth, Australia52 contributions96 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the road side"
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Howell P wrote a tip Oct 2018
San Pablo City, Philippines5 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just ask the manager and they will gladly accommodate the request if it is available."
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Кучерова Е wrote a tip Aug 2018
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we was living in superiror with view on jungle"
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alanbenn_2000 wrote a tip Jul 2018
Cairns, Australia38 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms not facing street are a lot quieter"
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Ulysses_27 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor can be a bit of a climb!"
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18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gloria Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gloria Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Made In Ceylon (0.3 miles), Unawatuna Beach (0.1 miles), and Wild & The Sage (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gloria Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gloria Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gloria Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gloria Grand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gloria Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Social Unawatuna, Koha Surf Lounge, and Daffodil Restaurant.
Does Gloria Grand Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Gloria Grand Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gloria Grand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Unawatuna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gloria Grand Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Gloria Grand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (2.6 miles), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (2.3 miles), and Galle Fort Clock Tower (2.4 miles).
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