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Villa in Paradise
Ranked #52 of 145 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Groeslon, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Nice and clean. Owned by houseproud brits, so able to give a uk centric advice on stay, and places to eat. Roger was very accommodating and helpful throught our stay allowing us use of computer and internet to contact friends and relatives.

Large pool and attractive gardens allows a relaxing stay. A/C and kitchen facilities allows guests opportunity to suit themselves or eat out as they prefer. Small distance from beach means you don't get the noise that comes form beach side parties.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

This was our third stay at Villa in Paradise, and we really can't rate it enough. Roger and Maureen are perfect hosts and I would say have become firm friends. The villa has everything you need and is always spotless thanks to Maureen, Nuwan and Nandana! Breakfast is, usually toast, eggs and fruit although we got wind of how good Rog is at making porridge and he happily obliged. The villa is two minutes away from the beach which is beautiful and there are some lovely places to eat and drink. We also had a scrummy meal at the villa on New Year's Eve and think we drank them out of lion beer, usually accompanied by Rog. We really do love it here and hope to return soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We agree with the sentiment of sarescrow in the previous review.
The owners of Villa in Paradise were away and we were well cared for by Nuwan and his staff. We too were here on our own in the off season for 5 nights 21/09- 25/09/2013, Nuwan was a great source of local information, organised tuk tuks if needed and was also the perfect host . He and his staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We will always remember the way the caretaker in particular watched & waited each evening for us to return, whatever the time, before locking the Villa, his job completed. Breakfasts were great as was the Sri Lankan meal prepared locally.
Our only minor criticism is that some basic improvements to facilities and decor will be needed soon to maintain this pleasant villa.

Room Tip: upstairs rooms are quiet and have a view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We had originally booked different accommodation but changed our minds not long before the trip & booked Villa in Paradise – we definitely made the right decision.
The property is a few minutes’ walk away from the main road & beach & is quiet & relaxing. Roger & Maureen were fantastic hosts, they made us feel extremely welcome and we had a truly relaxing 5 nights over the New Year. We all enjoyed our chats with Roger on the balcony in the evening having a beer !
The rooms & communal areas are kept really clean & the beer & soft drinks in the fridge on each floor are a great idea (you mark what you’ve had on a board & pay when you leave). Rooms have fans & aircon & the beds were comfy. The pool was perfect for an afternoon swim and from both the pool & balcony you could see the monkeys in the trees, and even playing on the road outside. We only managed to get up on time for breakfast one day but it was nice & simple – toast, eggs, fruit, tea/coffee, fruit juice (what more do you want !). Roger organised a lovely Sri Lankan meal for everyone on New Year’s Eve, cooked by a neighbour which was amazing – I believe you can order this at any time of the year & we’d definitely recommend it !
We had to visit the hospital during our stay & Roger was amazing, taking us there, waiting with us & lightening the mood – it really meant so much to us to have him there to help us.
E-mail communication with Roger was very efficient & Villa in Paradise was definitely one of the highlights of our 5 week trip.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Although a bit difficult to find up a narrow alley, it is a good place for relaxation. The yard, though small, and nice pool are very pleasant, and most of the beach shack noises are muffled.
But visitors need to know to bring their own soap and be aware that linens and towels are only replaced every three days. And I don't recommend their rther shabby $30 tour of Lake Koggala and a spice farm.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

We enjoyed this accomodation so much that when we this year go again to Lanka we stayed part of our trip here again. Nothing changed and this B&B is just getting better and better. This time we ordered from Roger Sri Lankan dinner and it was definitelly worthy and Kusuma is great cook. We stayed for 9 nights and it was worth every penny. Beach till afternoon, then swimming pool and then deliciou dinner in Unawatuna. Clean rooms, everything was working, great stuff and even better owners. I think we will come back again in few years again.. :)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Villa in Paradise is wonderful. It is a little off the "beaten track" of Unwatuna, which makes it a little less noisy than the beach (but the beach is only minutes away). The owners were away while we were there but we were looked after by Nowan and very well. Breakfast was excellent, the room was nice and it has an excellent location. We stayed a week and the only small issue we had was that the double bed is two sinlges pushed together.

Our highlights were that there are monkeys very close to the villa and you can be treated to a wonderful "monkey display" while enjoying breakfast. The shady hammocks are great to sit in (especially if you caught a bit too much sun the day before). The pool was very relaxing and for us the location was perfect. It was a shame we didn't meet Roger and Maureen but maybe next time!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa in Paradise
Address: 26 Temple Road, Peellagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 145 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa in Paradise 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa is a quiet haven away from road noise and all night disco music. Only sounds are from bird song and monkeys playing in surrounding jungle. Large exotic garden and inviting swimming pool are added features to help make your stay enjoyable and relaxing. ... more   less 
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