My Dad and I visited Dunes hotel as our last stop in our two week tour of Sri Lanka. As soon as we walked into the hotel we were welcomed by the owners (Gayan and Jenny) and staff, and offered a drink (as it was very hot and our bags were extremely heavy!) We had a friendly chat and were told some useful information about the area, then escorted to our room.
The rooms are extremely clean and the interior design beautiful; very in keeping with the hotels rustic theme. The roof is open which lets out the heat, meaning that the fan is more than enough to keep you cool at night. Some people worry about bugs but I can honestly say neither me or my dad used the mosquito nets once!
The hotel is a perfect distance from the beach, about a 2 minute walk and far enough away for a peaceful nights sleep if the bars are playing music loud. It is also about a 3 minute walk from the bus station and there are many small food shops along the road.
We ate breakfast at the hotel every morning which was always enjoyable, and we had dinner there twice. I would highly recommend the traditional Sri Lankan curry from Dunes it was by far my favourite meal of the holiday and the cutlery, utensils, pots etc the food is served in are lovely and rustic (again like the rest of the hotel).
The one thing that made our stay most enjoyable was the friendliness of the owners Gayan and Jenny, they were always around to help and have a conversation, and we're also extremely interested in our view of the hotel, constantly asking us for advice and explaining the thought behind the design. I thought this was great and so did my Dad (especially so as he is an architect).
So all round a wonderful stay and i would most definitely stay at Dunes again. Sri Lanka is an amazing country that you simply cannot just visit once. Thank you for such a pleasant time.
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