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“Most Posh Place to Stay in Unawatuana” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kingfisher Hotel
Ranked #14 of 140 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Zürich
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Most Posh Place to Stay in Unawatuana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Great boutique hotel in Unawatuna. Very nice appointed rooms, with large veranda looking out onto the beach. Definitely the most posh place to stay in Unawatuna. Kingfisher restaurant is very well known also for it's great food. On the weekends it can get a little noisy if there is a party going on but in general very peaceful. We had a wonderful time here!

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor have a bit more of a view.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

The Kingfisher is an oasis on the beach in Unawatuna.
We stayed there for 6 Nigths.
The hotel has only 4 rooms, all with big balcony and sea view.
Rooms are also big, modern, very stylish, very clean and room Service was perfect.
The food can also be praised only, no matter what we ordered, everything was outstanding!
Sometimes we could not even believe it, even Italian pasta was great.
Staff are very helpfull.
There are beach towels and sunbeds.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chefb��r
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Dublin
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

2 nights here were just great. Staff were excellent and couldn't be friendlier. The room was very clean and views that can't be beaten. The food in the restaurant were so good. The hotel is on the quiet side of the beach, which meant noisy bars were far away and you could sleep peacefully.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kornaye
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2012

The Kingfisher is a real gem! Our room was absolutely beautiful, stylish, comfortable and with wonderful views from the balcony. The restaurant/sitting area is also elegant and comfortable
and the owners and staff absolutely delightful...really welcoming and with the perfect balance of friendliness and professionalism.
We ate very well everywhere in Sri Lanka but the food at the Kingfisher was in a class of its own...really superb....it would certainly be in the Michelin guide if it was in U.K or France. We also stayed at the Fortress..a much more expensive hotel in Koggala and although the food there was good it was nowhere near as good as the Kingfisher!
The Kingfisher's location is also perfect, it was a real treat to eat by candle light right on the beach!
We had a wonderful 4 nights here and our thanks go to the whole team who made our stay so special!
Julia and Robin Hunter

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rjohunter
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

we stayed 3 nights.service was great.comfy beds and good showers.bathroom is open plan with no door so not private if your not a couple. restaurant downstairs was great and very popular. beach out front has lovely clear water, a bit rocky tho. perfect for a tan or sitting in the shade with a drink. dont have drivers quarters however and had to pay another $60 for nearby accommodation as they claim there were no other options

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank toights
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

we spent only one night in kingfisher hotel before we decided to prostpone our flight back! the hotel was spotless beautiful and sooo freindly. the room had a big comfortable bed, the bathroom was spacious and the balcony with the best view of the ocean.
all staff were very service oriented, knew english well and were always happy to help.
our rooms were cleaned everyday, bed sheets and towels you need to ask for replacement.
the hotels beach is small but lovely, and a bit far from the mess which was excellent. you do not have to leave the hotel! the resteraunt was excellent and we triend a few other which did not match...
best value for money

Room Tip: second floor has a better view
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roni_tsadik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

Special hotel, only 4 rooms in it. The rooms are big and clean with a nice balcony. Great food in their restaurant, and really nice staff. We really enjoied staying there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gilad and yaara

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gilad_Yaara
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Property: Kingfisher Hotel
Address: Welle Dawala Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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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