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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Stayed here two nights, primarily in order to visit Galle. Stayed in one of the non-AC rooms facing towards the water, which had a nice patio shared with the adjoining room. Fan worked well and the room was clean, even though a couple of lightbulbs needed changing. For the price though, this place rocks.

The food can be hit or miss, but as long as you stick to the middle eastern food you're good. The drinks are fabulous though.

One of the better details is the proprietor, who is friendly and helpful, and makes sure to take care of his guests.

The only negative thing to say is that the place across the road starts a techno party at about 22:00, which the proprietor apologized for, but we can't fault him for that. If you're staying in Unawatuna without earplugs, you're on your own whatever the case...

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms with street view.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This place was exactly what we needed for a budget stay. The room was good, the location was excellent and staff helpful. However, there didn't seem to be any hot water for the shower and the wifi signal was weak in our room. But, given it was really warm weather, these factors did not matter so much, as we spent most time at the beach anyway.

The restaurant is also very conveniently located downstairs and it had great atmosphere at night.

Definitely recommend.

Stayed: January 2017
Thank Hoons123
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here on NYE and loved it. It was super busy but we managed to get a table inside after 30 mins. We both opted for Sri Lankan curries were not disappointed. Great vibe and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed: January 2017
Thank Bargainhunter6
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Have been to this hotel in March 2014. But still, would like to leave a review. The guy who was working at that time as a manager, Danushka, was very hospitable, attentive, and friendly.
We booked the room through booking.com with a lower price. But when we arrived Danushka knew nothing about the sale price )) I was lucky to have the booking printed, and showed to him.
In the hotel were only young tourists, no families or elderly people.
In general, we liked the staying at Pink Elephant, though we spent there a couple of days, as then we moved forward of our trip in Sri Lanka.
I recommend it for young people.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Victoria B
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

My boyfriend and I recently stayed at the Pink Elephant after having to leave our nearby hotel due to a hideous smell in the bathroom. We managed to get a gorgeous ensuite private room by chance with air con and a stunning sea view for cheaper than our smelly hotel room! The room was really clean and one of our favourite stays while in Sri Lanka. The food's also great at Pink Elephant and the staff are super friendly. We even tried to stay again when we were passing back through at the end of our trip but they couldn't fit us in. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Get a room at the front for awesome sea views.
  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank alix a
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