Hi folks - tried to get into the Thaproban for next year (Penthouse rooms) but they're full so I'm looking for other similar options. I've stumbled upon The Villa Boutique Hotel which I believe is in Unawatuna, beachfront and looks okay - they have Deluxe rooms available.
And I've stumbled across Amanda Beach Villas which I believe is in Dalwella (sp)? Again, it looks nice.
Finding reviews has proved a pain; here on TA, the reviews for Amanda Beach Villas include at least one which has been posted incorrectly and looks like a review of The Villa Boutique Hotel, and there's a poor review by a disgruntled customer.
So, is anyone familiar with either of these properties and can tell me about them, even if it's only location? For instance, with The Villa being central (from what I understand) are there any problems with noise? Is Dalwella far from Unawatuna? Is it easy to get a tuk-tuk between the two places?
Any other recommendations would be appreciated, looking for beachfront preferably, max budget $120USD per night, not backpacker or basic places.