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“A piece of heaven on earth”
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Sergeant House
Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 March 2013

If you need a place to unwind and relax this would be the place I recommend. This place was built with great passion. Every detail was taken into consideration to provide you a comfortable place away from home. Take a few books and some music, leave your communication devices switched off and cut yourself from the hassles of everyday life. Recharge your life with energy when you reconnect with mother earth and the sea which is just 3 minutes’ walk. I found the staff very friendly and hospitable. You can catch a Tuk Tuk ride to Galle and spend some time discovering the fortress and the city.
I will keep this place in my calender for another visit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank WDabbagh
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Seargent House, a piece of Heaven.  It is a magical place that can transport anyone to peace and tranquility. My experiece at Seargent house is one of romance, laughter, good friends, happy meal times, lazy snoozes in the sun by a refreshing pool and all stress left behind.
I recommend this accommodation without reservation and will travel there again knowing my vacation will be the perfect time away from it all.
The Seargent House offers an accommodation that exudes comfort at every turn.  The suites are spacious and decorated with panache.  The artwork and decor is pleasing to they eye and gives one a sense of tranquility.  Everything is spotless and the staff are most attentive.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Abdul N
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

It looks like one of those fancy luxurious villas in the high end Conde Naste travel mags but this is affordable for all. With the high-end decor, huge bedrooms, walk in showers, the infinity pool, the massage & steam room, the Balinese-style lounge and dining area with a dining table for up to 14, the beautiful gardens, the friendly staff and the shy and timid "Stuey" the dog, we all looked at each other and said "we don't want to leave the villa" during our short break. But of course we did. The beach is just across the road, with a couple of local bars (Happy Banana being the largest night-spot). Used the local diving center to arrange a boat trip to Jungle Beach where we snorkled in crystal clear water. Breakfast comes, a la carte, with platters of fresh fruit, great coffee, toast and eggs done anyway you want. The staff were so friendly and helpful and unassuming. If you want to use the kitchen yourself to cook or bake, no problem. There is wifi throughout the villa and there are TV's in every room but this is a place where TV would be the last thing you would want to look at. Galle Fort is a world heritage site and just 20 minutes or so away by tuk tuk and well worth a visit. Mrissa Beach is 30 minutes in the other direction. The staff can arrange transportation to anywhere. There is a small supermarket about 100 meters down the road that sells the basics and there is also a small Buddhist temple about 100 meters in the other direction - completely off the tourist trail so very peaceful and serene. Sergeants House is spotlessly clean, and mosquito nets are provided over every bed - essential at night. I went with a group of friends and we had so much fun, but whether you were going with just a "significant other" or the family, I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying this place. I will return.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. No-one had any problems with any of the rooms. None of us used the AC as...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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7  Thank Julian K
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

After driving through the very impressive front gates I experienced an OMG moment - that is - am I really staying here, everything was so beautiful. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and the accommodation magnificent.
The pool wraps around the buildings and the garden wraps around it all. The beach is just across the road.
Sergeant House is a beautifully restored old Police Sergeants House. The other buildings are all new and the everything is luxurious.
After a leisurely walk along the beach each morning we had a swim in the warm waters then returned to Sergeant House for a magnificent breakfast cooked by Andrée and her staff. One night we had dinner at a cafe on Unawatuna Beach and a turtle came out of the sea, made her way through the cafe to the top of the beach and laid her eggs while we all watched, then had a rest and went back to sea. What a wonderful experience that was.
Andrée, made us feel very welcome and was very imformative. She told us of the good places to eat, found reliable tuk-tuk drivers for us and helped us organise a trip to Yala National Park and Nuwara Elya in a comfortable car and safe driver - Calum. And what a wonderful three days that was travelling along the coast and through the mountains of Sri Lanka.
Andrée also has a good contact for silver jewellery and Sri Lankan gemstones.
Sergeant House isn't huge and doesn't accommodation a large number of people which suited us well. The staff are lovely young men and are friendly and helpful. My husband was very happy to have someone to talk cricket with as he was travelling with three girls.
We had a wonderful five days at Sergeant House and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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6  Thank Yanni1956
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

I went there so many times and I can say I would never change it because it is a peaceful place....

The house is really perfectly designed.

Me and my friends we are gonna have fun this coming Thursday and I'm sure that we are gonna have fun and enjoy our staying over there.


Honestly you have to try it and you will never regret

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7  Thank Hamdan198
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Our stay at Seargent House was truly perfect.

The pavilions themselves are designed perfectly; Large Bedroom with a huge bed, sophisticated warm bathroom and a beautiful veranda commanding a view over the property. Most of all the space itself is appointed so that it’s overflowing with Sir Lankan character.

The property grounds are an oasis. Behind large gates sits a landscaped property that cascades into a beautiful setting. We rotated from swimming in the pool, reading on the floating day beds and relaxing with a tea on the couch.

Possibly the best aspect of this property was the hospitality. We were welcomed by Andree with open arms. Her personality, warmth and hospitality truly made this a remarkable visit. Restaurant recommendations, day trip ideas etc. were all easy and hit the mark flawlessly. Her local insights made our ventures outside Seargent house worth every second.

We woke each day to a homely breakfast of fresh fruit, juice and eggs and had countless pots of Sri Lankan tea.

Rarely have I experienced such non-pretentious luxury. Every detail at this property is thoroughly thought through. We had a perfect holiday with genuine hospitality.

This property is highly recommended and sets a new benchmark.

Do yourself a favour and stay here!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Sea View Pavillion
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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8  Thank World_Traveler86AU
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

Great place to stay. We stayed here with our 2 adult children and their partners.The accomodation was luxurious and spaceous. The house is set in beautiful gardens and has a magnificant pool. It was a very peaceful place to come back to each day after venturing into the bustling port of Galle, which was a short Tuktuk drive away. Each morning we just had to cross the road, to walk on a very nice swimming beach.
When we were deciding where to say we were not sure if it would have been preferable to say in the area of the old fort. I am glad that we did not.
The staff were very helpful, particularly the manager Andree. and there are good eating places near by. would gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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10  Thank Anne P
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Address: 381 Matara Road, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 34 Hotels in Unawatuna
Price Range: £71 - £410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sergeant House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sergeant House is a three minute stroll from the glistening waters and palm fringed beach of Unawatauna. It is a unique villa complex composed of individual pavilions and the historic, Sergeant House Bungalow. Sergeant House, with its tranquil gardens, ponds and swimming pool offers an ideal oasis to enjoy the richness of the south west coast of Sri Lanka and surrounding countryside. ... more   less 
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