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Black Beauty Guesthouse
Ranked #29 of 144 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2013

The room was fine and clean. The pool was great to have with the kids and our daughter got on well with the daughter of the hotel. The staff seemed friendly and helpful apart from when I tried to negotiate a better price for a tuk tuk to take us to the Whale watching (go to Raja) as their price was too expensive. The beach is across the road which is handy. Unawatuna is ok as a beach but there is a much better one at Wijaya which is a 100 rupee tuk tuk drive away. Great restaurant there too!
Food is not brilliant at BB. It takes ages and was probably the poorest we had on or trip. Not much choice either.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 7 February 2013
Thank you for your respond on trip advisor. I will also show it to the staff, so they can improve their service for our guests. Regards, Britta Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Trelleborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

We stayed here from Dec 21st 2012 until Jan. 6th 2013. This is really a nice place close to the beach and away from traffic. Nice rooms with AC and your own balcony. Lovely food with a fruitplate, eggs, toast and coffee/tea for breakfast and a very tasty rice and curry in the evening. Best of all is the always smiling and helpful staff! Thank you, we will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 19 January 2013
I am happy that you have had a great time at Black Beauty Guesthouse.
I will show the boys your comment, it makes them proud to see that our guests were satisfied with their service.
Hope to see you again.
Regards,
Brittta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

This place is a 2 minute walk to the beach, yet far enough from the busy strip in Una with a 10 to 15 minute walk to get there. Delicious, filling breakfast and very nice and helpful staff. Rooms are good, and the porch / balcony is great for relaxing.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 19 January 2013
Thank you for your review.
Regards,
Britta and the Black Beauty Team
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

I stayed here March-April 2012 on vacation with a friend. The first room I got was terrible. It was right next to the pool, so you heard everything & everyone that was there. It also had a shared interior door with another part of the building, & this door had no lock. It just had a small desk pushed up against it as a makeshift way to secure it. It also had a window at the top that was not covered. I felt really uncomfortable in that room my first night.

Thankfully I asked to be moved, & was put in a much more secure room. This room had two beds, which was much better since my friend came on the second night.

The breakfast decent, & was in a lovely atmosphere up in the trees. The guys that worked there were attentive & helpful. The remainder of our stay was pleasant, but I would say it was suited more for families with small children. Next time I will stay at a place right on the beach.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank JHT2013
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 5 March 2013
I am glad that the staff responded to your request to change the room for you.
For breakfast we offer a big fruit plate, toast, butter, jam, egg, tea or coffee. Everything is prepared fresh in the morning. Please let us know if we can improve the breakfast while you are staying with us, so the staff will be able to change things directly.
Our guest at Black Beauty Guesthouse are coming from all over the world. There are single traveller, families and couples. I am proud that we do have such a colorful mixture of travelers staying with us.
Thank you.
Britta and the Black Beauty Team
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2012

For only 30$ / night, you get AC room, cool breakfast with fredh papaya and toasts, you got a pool if you want to swim some more after the beach and the german/sri lankan owners are nice. We had great chat at midnight with the young guys staff, played sri lankan games on the rooftop restaurant. Chill out ambiance ! The only thing maybe is that you need to walk 12 minutes from the hotel to the beach... But who cares, right, you're on holiday !!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 15 April 2013
Thank you for your review. I will check your room again. There should be a folder with a lot of information about us and around us ready for our guests.
Regards,
Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Enjoyed staying here, it is a nice garden setting and the pool is a lovely respite from the beach and all the sand. It is literally 2 minutes walk to the beach and lots of very nice restaurants. Loved Unawatuna and the experience was enhanced by the great value 3500 rupees (fan only) of this place. Did not eat there as there were so many great places to eat on the beach and the restaurant is on top of the new wing - we stayed in the older rooms which are basic but quite comfortable. The pool was very clean and only thin missing were sunloungers - only have chairs

They miss some opportunities as they do cooking classes - which we only fond out about when they were talking to some other people, they also offer taxi service which again we only found out about when we had already booked one. However they were very nice people and I highly recommend this place.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank wub100
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Thank you for your post on Trip Advisor. We are planning to get some sun beds. I will post pictures of them as soon as we got them. I am sorry that you did not get all the information about the services we offer. There should have been a folder with all the information about Black Beauty. I will check all the rooms and make sure that there are updated folders in each room.
Regards,
Britta, Black Beauty Team
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

The black beauty guesthouse is a great place, very basic but all you need for a few days in una. The guys who work at the guesthouse are amazing, very friendly and make amazing food and breakfast smoothies. The guesthouse is set just off the beach in the forest, each room has its own balcony living area. If I went back to una I would definitely stay at the bb again, great value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LewisY
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brittawegner, Manager at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review, 30 September 2012
Thank, you.
Black Beauty Team, Unawatuna
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Property: Black Beauty Guesthouse
Address: Ganahena, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Many of our guesrs ask us why we chose such an unusual name for a Guest House in Sri Lanka. I read and enjoyed the book as a child ans was struck by the genuine character of Black Beauty. Here was a role model to be followed through life. He was well behaved, honest and thoughtful, always doing the best he could in every situation, wonderful skills we try to instill in our staff. The management chooses new team members with careful consideration and train them to reflect these characteristics. Our aim, over the last 20 years has been to provide the best service for our guests and through gentle and caring ways follow the example of Black Beauty. ... more   less 
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