I am writing this review still being here and cannot be more happy that I choose this place, the true gem of Una! Originally I came for 2 nights and decided to stay for 6 and would rather spend all my vacations here than moving from one place to another along the coast!
First of all, Dunes owners, Gayan and Jenny, do the great job! Once arrived you feel that this place is run by people who love their job and focus on guests' needs! Gayan and Jenny are most welcoming, honest reliable hosts who will always give you a good advice and help with planning trip or booking.
Cons to consider:
Location: convenient and 5 min to beach, you wont hear cars noise or be disturbed by random jerks passing the beach. If you book upstairs, definitely will enjoy the nice garden view watching monkies ;)
Rooms: spacious and clean! Thy made to be a room you gonna be happy to fall asleep and wake up, like home. There is safety box, and they provide mosquito lotion and aloe vera after sun! Hey, you wont find it even in hotel of higher category! Bed is huge! So, if you are travelling with tall boyfriend he won't complain ;) Towels are brand new and all technic is of very good brand.
Service: they will make your bed!!!!!! This is the nicest thing to see coming late from the beach! Every night bed was decorated and a bottle of water provided!
Breakfast: excellent and worth more than you are charged for: fresh juice (fresh fruits without water added!) that will make you full already! Fruits plate, tea or real coffee from a press! as well as you have a good selection of either western eggs or cornflakes or sri lankan delights!
Of course, some people will find minuses like no A/C, but hey you are in jungles and better enjoy nature. I was never too hot since the hotel is made wisely of good wood! and fan was quire powerful. Internet connection might be a problem if you wish to gamble online or do trade but for me it won't cause any discomfort.
I can go on and on and on talking about small details (nice plates made of cocout shel, frlowers in water bowls as a decoration) I was surprised to see and did not expect from this place. And I have comparison since its my 2nd time in Sri Lanka and I stayed on lots of places.
This is a bargain and its worth paying a bit more:)
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