I stayed here with my mum and boyfriend for 6 nights, and after much deliberation looking at all the hotels on Tripadvisor, I am SO glad we picked Kingfisher! From the moment we arrived everything was just perfect! The hotel is small and so stylishly designed, the rooms are spotlessly clean and the beds were really comfortable. Balcony's have a stunning view across the bay of Unawatuna and we spent alot of time just taking in the view and listening to the sea on ours. The bathrooms were amazing, open plan, contemporary and also spotless.
Downstairs in the restaurant/bar/beach area was also great, really well laid out and always popular with non-guests who came in to enjoy the food, which was excellent and much nicer than any other meals we had in Unawatuna!
What really made our stay so good was the lovely staff..always smiling and chatty! We really felt welcome the whole time we were there, and the owners Duminda and Christina were great, it was a pleasure to meet them and they helped with tuk tuks, trips etc.
Dont be put off by any posts about the condition of the beach due to the recent demolition of some structures in this area of the beach, it did not affect our holiday in any way and has been cleared away from the area near Kingfisher. It sounds alot worse reading some previous reviews, and it probably was worse a month or two ago. Most hotels have cleared this away and what remains is only small scale and not on the beach directly in front of Kingfisher.
We LOVE Kingfisher, thanks to all the staff for such a wonderful week. We'll definitely be coming back!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 2011, Kingfisher Hotel is beachside boutique hotel on Unwatuna Bay. We have 4 modern rooms with A/C, hot water, mini-fridge, international satellite TV, WiFi, and every room has its own balcony with an ocean view. You can also join us downstairs in our delicious restaurant or have a cocktail overlooking the water. ... more less
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