We made a reservation for the upstairs apartment of the bungalow at Sea View guest house five months in advance and asked three times for a confirmation, which we finally received. When we arrived, we were unpleasently surprised that the apartment we had booked was occupied and no one at the guest house seemed to find our reservation. After some time we were placed in one of the ground-floor rooms with a large veranda for a slight discount and we were not at all content. THe bed was crooked so we couldn't sleep, there was no glass in the windows and also no mosquito nets in the windows, so we heard all the noise from the parties at the beach. The floor was sticky, the bathroom hideously dirty with a large hole in the shower for the drainage and there was no closet to put our clothes in. The kitchen we were offered to use, where the breakfasts are made, was also extremely dirty and dark and for breakfast we were served melted butter and overripe fruit. So, after a worthless night sleep and a very mediocre breakfast, we moved to another guesthouse which was wonderful compared to the awful Sea View.
The Sea View has some nice features, though: the location close to the beach in a beautiful garden was very good and the air-conditioning worked well. Still, for the price Sea View asks (40-45 dollar) you can get much better value for money in Unawatuna!
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