We booked the Lazy Lizard following a last minute cancellation from our first choice of hotel... What a happy change of plan! This really was the perfect place to relax and enjoy the stunning setting in a village just outside Unawatuna, surrounded by trees and paddy fields. As mentioned by another reviewer a real highlight was to relax around the pool in the early evening, listening to monkeys calling to each other and monks from a nearby temple chanting.
Our room was spacious and comfortable and came with a fan, air conditioning and a small safe, as well as a partitioned off seating area between us and the pool. For us the location (a 10 min drive from the main beach area) wasn't a problem. The hotel staff were generally helpful in ferrying us and others to the beach by car or tuk tuk, and once we'd identified a couple of landmarks we were able to explain to a local tuk tuk driver how to find the hotel on the only occasion we needed to organise our own transport. Although like others here, on arrival our driver had trouble finding the hotel, a phonecall en route to get directions was a big help.
The only slight issue for us, was that the location of our room (on the path that other guests used to walk to and from the restaurant / hotel entrance) meant a bit of a lack of privacy, as the wonderful large windows / glass doors weren't completely covered by the curtains - not a huge deal though and not a problem if other guests are considerate.
Finally - the Sri Lankan meals cooked by the local staff absolutely made this stay for us. As well as being delicious the food was incredibly varied, and staff were more than happy to cater for a vegetarian diet.
Top tip - make sure you visit the stunning temple en route to the beach. It's within walking distance from the hotel and is carved into a rock face.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Lazy Lizard Butique Apart hotel! If you wish to relax and refresh in privacy - you have just arrived to the best place! Our lush garden is treating you with the best possibilities to refresh after a good splash in one of our pools.We are a kids friendly place, happy to do babysitting for 3+ years of age kids with fun activities.We are happy to arrange yoga, or meditation classes for you, as well as all trips or journeys to give you a chance to get to know Sri Lanka. Our rooms are spacious, equipped with a kitchenette, a big relaxing bedroom with comfy bed, AC, fan, western bathroom with hot and cold water shower, and cleaning service. Welcome drink is a tambili for everybody:)You have to see the difference. ... more less
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