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“Old established budget place, basic good value, good proprietors”
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Amma's Guesthouse
Ranked #94 of 156 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We've been coming to Unawatuna for years, so we've seen guest houses come and go. But Lucky (and his wife, Pemma) keep the same basic routine going. Pretty well the cheapest looking over the sea, five very basic net-and-fan rooms, attached cold shower etc.

The stars for us are the warm welcome we get from Lucky and Pemma - often tea is provided, and if you're lucky you'll get a bit of fruit as well. NOTE - they don't provide any meals. The other star is the balcony overlooking the bay (you can't see the beach because of the sea wall, built a few years back to keep the sand off the road). It's huge, shady, and shared by all guests, clothes drying area, tables to eat your own food on. Some people stay for literally months, so it's pot luck whether you get a room, but worth asking.

Be warned, it's not for party people - two of the rooms open on to the balcony, so late night drinking is firmly discouraged. But as a base to put your gear and hang out in what is still one of the best places to stay in Sri Lanka, it takes a lot of beating.

Room Tip: In the unlikely event that a room overlooking the balcony is available, they are the best.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Right accross the street from the ocean. Nice place to stay and rest with big terrace. Beautifull garden. Birds singing every morning.Good place with fair price for Unawatuna.The ocean is beautifull in Unawatuna. Family organized scooters for us.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

This is the best place for the chilled out traveller on a budget. The couple who run it are two of the most honest, hard working people you will ever meet. Do not expect too much and the rewards that it has to offer are up to you to enjoy and find out. Be yourself, slow down and step back.

Rooms are simple, clean, moz netted and en-suite. the property is set back from the beach with a fantastic balcony with great views of the bay. If you are rowdy, boisterous or one of life's complainers then pay a bit more and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Rogi56
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Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile
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  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 26 June 2013
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Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 January 2013
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Wella Dewalaya Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
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Ranked #94 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna

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