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“A room, a basic room” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Bay Watch
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Pinoso, Spain
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A room, a basic room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

I must be getting old and crotchety.

I read the other reviews before writing mine and I have to agree that the owner of this guest house was a really plleasant person but as a hotel/guset house the place offered a basic room and nothing more. Ok the beach is only two minutes away but there are lots of others with the same claim.

The room was down at heel, clean, bare, basic, without telly, the aircon didn't work, things were taped up to stop them falling apart but I slept well in the strangely high from the floor four poster bed with mosquito netting fitted and a big noisy ceilimng fan overhead.

We were with some travel firm and their offer was half board so the restaurant prepared us some food. I don't think they get a lot of customers. We were asked to choose our meal a couple of hours beforehand presumably so they could buy all the things we needed. When we sat down to eat the chap produced most of the food together. So the tea, which we'd thought of as the after dinner drink, came before the ginger beer and pepsi whilst the sweet pancakes and the curd and trickel came at the same time as the noodles and soup. Bizarre presentation but the food tasted pretty good. My partner had abandoned the dinner table by the time my main course turned up but it was one of the most memorable meals I ate whilst I was in Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Culebronchris
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

My mum and I stayed there for a few days before we went to rent a house in unawatuna. A couple of weeks later when we realised that the owner of the house we were staying at was wry aggressive and rude, we came back and with no notice they move around a room so that we could have our rooms next to each others again. They treated us to a lovely farewell dinner which had the best curries you could imagine. Special mention to duminda (one of the employees), he is a super funny guy and him alone would make me recommend this hotel.

Ill be sure to come back and stay next time I'm in the country

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Straneyd
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Montreal, Canada
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

This guesthouse is one of our best in Sri Lanka. It's clean and confortable and the people who work there are very friendly. You are at 2 minutes walking from the beach and probably one of the best spot because all the amazing restaurant are very close (try the small roti shop at 5 step from the guesthouse)! The owner was very friendly and helpful, she let me use the fridge and freezer without asking anything! By the way, her rice and curry is the best we ate in Sri Lanka. We stayed 10 days there and it was a pleasure to finish a long trip at this place. Thank you very much to everybody, we will see you in a couple of years! Much love...Mic and Val the french Canadian!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

had a really great time at Baywatch Hotel cause the madam who owns the place is real helpful n friendly..really sweet n warm..room rates are really reasonable...ac on the whole night n day...nice hot water from solar and fantastic breka...really liked the sri lankan breakfast..also got some of the awesome chutney packed to take back home.rooms are nice n big n bathroom is really clean..so close to the beach n she has scooters for hire also.definitely coming back here.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tmathew350
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Aosta, Italy
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

It's the second time that we ha choosen this place. Why?
The bedrooms are big, clean, with A/C, if you want, and fans. We have choosen the apartment when there is a big kitchen and sitting room with a little garde.
The service is execellent and Madame is always available for whatever problems..but there are not. :).
And the position? 3 minutes to the beach!!WONDERFUL!!!!!
We are sure that we will come back for the 3rd time.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GreenTutter
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had a really lovely stay at the BAY Watch Guest house in Unawatuna.. The rooms are fantastic! Tastefully done and extremly clean, AC, huge bed, nice linen.. perfect!! The breakfast there is fantastic!!! fresh fruit juices and tons of everything.. Very friendly kind family... We would definitely reccemmend this place at Unawatuna. We think its the best value for money in Unawatuna!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Heidi1936
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Property: Hotel Bay Watch
Address: Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bay Watch 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bay Watch is a beautiful luxury hotel which is situated in Unawatuna Sri Lanka. It is a place where you can enjoy your privacy, relax your mind and stay comfortably. They have different types of room categories as well as some other facilities as well. you can taste the food from its Restaurant and they offer Sri Lankan, Western and Eastern delicious food for your requirement. ... more   less 
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