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“Homey guesthouse you just can't leave!”
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White House
Ranked #63 of 145 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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“Homey guesthouse you just can't leave!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I initially only intended on staying at the White House for a few nights. Five weeks later I'm still here and still find it hard to leave!

The great thing about this guesthouse is the friendly family that own and run the place. I felt immediately welcomed by this family of three (mother, brother and sister) who go out of their way time and time again to please their guests.

The two rooms downstairs are basic but clean and comfortable, and the room upstairs comes with a private bathroom. All rooms come with a fan and mosquito net and are great value for the price.

The White House is located in a quiet part of Unawatuna, yet still close enough to all the action, and if you're lucky you may just see groups of monkeys swinging through the trees above on their way to somewhere else!

The family can also cook and serve delicious, authentic meals at a great price, and I highly recommend sampling some of the food on offer here. You don't have to stay at the White House to have dinner here, so if you've already booked somewhere else to stay you should come at least once here to have dinner (or breakfast).

The guesthouse also has really good wifi by Sri Lankan standards, which is another bonus.

All up, I had a great time here and cannot recommend this guesthouse enough!

For the price, what you get are great rooms, a beautiful and quiet natural environment, and an extremely hospitable family that will make your stay in Sri Lanka so much more memorable.

I can't wait to come back here and stay again with this wonderful family.

All the best guys!!

Shaun.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

This is my favourite place to stay in Sri Lanka! Right next to the beach but in the jungle with peacocks, lizards, mongoose, monkeys and butterflies in the garden. The accommodation inside the house is basic but very comfortable with net, fan and plug. There is a shared toilet and shower outside. The 3 person room is the same price as the double. The food is awesome, you can learn to cook or request BBQ. It truly is a wonderful place to experience the real Sri Lankan culture. Their english is great and they make u feel at home. I have come back here lots already, including bringing my parents.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

I had a double room with a good mattress,fan and electric point for 1000 rupees (£5). This great home stay is between Nor Lanka and Seabreeze hotels 50 m from the beach. The family are fun and friendly and speak good English. The food is all cooked to order and all customers were happy. They offered a cookery class for 2000 Rupees all in with some of the ingredients growing wild in the garden. There is lots of birds and butterflies.I also saw a mongoose and a lizard. On one of the mornings I awoke to 4 monkeys playing in the tree canopy overhead. There are 3 rooms in the house and 2 in the nearby annex. The shared bathroom and toilet is kept clean

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Additional Information about White House

Property: White House
Address: Peellagoda | Near Unawatuna Beach Resort, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amongst coconut trees and lush vegetation in a quiet part of Unawatuna, this family run guesthouse is your home away from home. The White House is only a short walk to the beach and main street of this small coastal village. The guesthouse is set on a large block of land and is a nice place to relax under the shade of trees after a long day at the beach. Currently the guesthouse has three rooms for occupancy. The first two are located on the ground level of the house and share an outside toilet and shower. Both rooms come with double beds and mosquito nets and fan. The first ground floor room is very big and can accommodate up to five persons. The second room is smaller and can accommodate two persons max. The third room upstairs comes with ensuite, fan, mosquito net and can accommodate up to 3 guests. The room receives plenty of sun during the day and the patio out front is great to sit back and enjoy the view.The guesthouse offers plenty of space to kick back and relax. There is a common sitting room inside the house, and plenty of chairs and tables outside that guests can use. The guesthouse offers "the fastest Wi-Fi in Sri Lanka" according to an Australian traveller, and is free to use for all guests. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available on request. If you want to taste some authentic Sri Lankan food that tastes amazing and served with a smile, this guesthouse will provide. You may find yourself eating in as good food at a great price is hard to come by in this tourist filled coastal town.The guesthouse also offers traditional Sri Lankan and Thai massages on request for guests. The massages are conducted by a certified massage therapist in a professional and friendly manner in a quiet part of the guesthouse. Natural oils are used to promote relaxation and to increase blood circulation for maximum enjoyment. Full body, neck and shoulder or head massages are available lasting anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 or 2 hours. Whether you decide to come to stay for a few days or just for dinner or a massage, you’ll surely remember this beautiful guesthouse and the lovely people that run it. ... more   less 
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