Secret Garden Villa is a historic colonial villa set in a beautiful tropical garden. It is near, but not directly on the beach, which makes it a quiet and very private place. The villa rooms are generous in size, all of them with an additional, furnished space on the veranda. It's like having a suite. The furnishing is extremly nice and tasteful, with beautiful colors and decoration. It could pass as the private home of an interior designer. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There is a guard all night, which made me feel safe when walking home at night. Breakfast is served on the veranda, at any time of the day as it seems. Good coffee (!), fresh fruit and eggs, all prepared at the moment. The bathrooms are special, means, they are partly open air with plants growing into it. This is a nice touch, but might not be at everyone's taste - at least not if someone is paranoid about snakes and so (havn't seen any though). Only negative is that the beautiful rooms are very humid, with that particular damp smell when the doors are closed. This is unavoidable, as the walls are old and the garden is giving a lot af shape - means it never dries out. But he beauty of the place makes more than up for it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Secret Garden is an oasis within the lively coastal village of Unawatuna, just 20m walking distance from the beach. It boasts a 19th century Dutch-Sri Lankan Colonial Villa with bungalows and suites and a 4000sqm tropical garden. In the middle of the garden rests a large dome, offering 2 daily yoga classes, an on call Ayurvedic therapist for massage and wellness therapy as well as free space for dance, meditation and music. Our staff is courteous and warm. A large tropical breakfast is available daily at all times, and our two chefs are lovingly prepared to cook a great eastern or western meal for you on pre-order. Secret Garden provides relaxation and serenity alongside the opportunity to dive into the blue ocean of one of the country's most popular bays, experience the myth of the Rumassala Mountain and dance away at Unawatuna's many beach bars. May all be Welcome! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Secret Garden Villa Hotel Unawatuna
- Secret Garden Hotel