We stayed at Villa Gaetano for 3 nights in January and enjoyed it very much. Melani & Chrishan are the loveliest, most helpful hosts and we were well taken care of. Chrishan is an excellent cook- try his amazing Sri Lankan crab curry! The rooms are large and clean (however a little bit dark). The A/C works well and there's plenty of hot water. Breakfast was great and there was plenty. The grounds are large, green and peaceful, a perfect spot for morning yoga practice!
It kind of feels like you're in the middle of the jungle, with animals, reptiles and insects (not so enthusiastic about the insects but I guess it's Sri Lanka and you just have to accept it.)
However it's just a 10min tuktuk ride from the beach and Chrishan was very helpful driving us there whenever we wished to go. It's perhaps a bit far to walk, especially at night as the road is narrow, jungle-like and dark but you can also borrow bikes for free.
However what is most memorable is the kindness, service and smiles of the hosts. They take care of you as if you were staying in their home. I warmly recommend Villa Gaetano!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Gaetano - Melani and Chrishan's Home located in the village of Atharagoda, Unawatuna in a fully natural setup in mangroves.We have three large separate rooms ach with balconies, each with attached bathrooms & a refrigerator. All bedrooms are furnished. Melani and Chrishan's Home offers 1 free shuttle service per day to beach at your command. Rare facilities like free cookery class& kitchen facilities also are available on request.Other services: Swimming pool - (10meters long), Internet, frees bicycle, Library, Ayurvedic therapy and yoga, 24 hour safety guaranteed service, spacious garden for playing Laundry service, Airport pickup and Sight-seeing. When you are coming to villa gaetano please turn to Heenatigala Road from near the Post Office and turn again from Mangrove Road and come until you find Aturvedic Village Garden then pass the biggest bridge and left side with a green gate is Villa-Gaetano as we are new and a little place there is a little board with ''Melani+Crishan's Home'' Thank you! ... more less
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