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Unawatuna Nor Lanka Hotel
Ranked #5 of 161 Unawatuna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We spent a week here in late April. The building is very well designed, the environment is peaceful, the staff are ever courteous and helpful. The food was fantastic too. The short walk to the beach was not difficult either. The monkeys in the trees entertained us when we needed to recover from too much sun. The outdoor lounges were wonderful, and we were able to watch English Premier League football. The free wifi was welcome to stay up to date with far flung family too.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent. We were in 205, sunshine in the morning is lovely.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Spent 2 nights in columbo before going dowm to the Norlanka & what a fantastic welcome back we had.This hotel is worth visting,extremley clean from top to bottom,fresh clean sheets & towels every day room spotless,relaxeation here is fabulous the staff are all friendly & very efficient anything you want they will sort it straight away .The food is so fresh & well presented we had breakfast lunch & dinner at the hotel every day it was to good to go else were the owners made us so welome it was more like home,the hotel is close to all tourist spots & if you need a tuk tuk no beter than to use Lal hes always around when you need him he goes the extra to show you things you would miss,also nice that the security on the gate is there 24/7 even though its safe its still nice for that little extra,can not wait to return again next year A BIG YOU FOR MAKING OUR HOLIDAY SO VERY SPECIAL AGAIN

Room Tip: four poster bedroom
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Nor lanka is an excellent choice of hotel for this region. The facilty is very clean , close to beautiful beaches and the staff are very friendly. I felt at home and I would highly recomend this hotel to my friends and family. They are so welcoming and efficient in all aspects of hospitality while creating the feeling of a relaxing Sril Lankan holiday. The facilty is safe , quiet and very close to many tourist spots. I am going back !

Room Tip: The rooms are all equally suitable, very well designed building.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Nor Lanka is such a perfect guesthouse. As soon as we arrived for our second stay (Early April 2014) we all immediately relaxed. The location is perfect just behind the beach and only a short walk to the beach road. The house is perfect, very well maintained, very very clean and tidy. Love the new lounges which have been built on each level.

Most of all the owners, staff and Lal the tuk tuk driver make the stay so good. They are so friendly and go out of their way to help out - especially with the kids. It feels more like a home than a hotel.

We're already confirmed our return for 2015. See you next year!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Our group of 4 stayed here for 3 nights, having previously stayed in far cheaper accommodation for the rest of the trip. Well, we all agreed it was well worth the extra money to stay at Nor Lanka. The Norwegian owners welcomed us from the get-go. The staff were all extremely friendly, the hotel is located in a safe compound with a security guard at the gate 24 hours a day, and there is a general feeling of relaxation throughout. The whole place is decorated immaculately, with plenty of attention to detail. The food may be fairly pricey compared to local restaurants nearby, but again it was definitely worth it. Probably the best rice and curry we had on the trip.

Thanks guys, we love Nor Lanka!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I strongly reccomend this hotel to all Unawatuna visitors. VERY tidy and clean. VERY nice people and personnel: will be happy to help you. Tasty meals (though not so wide assortment as in other restaurants on the seaside). Hotel is located apart from beach road so there is no noise. Short way to the beach (hotel holders Helge and his wife Anoma will kindly show it to you) takes 7 minutes.

Hotel can organize transfer from\to airport and roundtrips (cheaper than in tour kiosks in Unawatuna).

Nice cozy place where we want to come back.

Special attention should be paid to hotel tuk tuk drivers (Anoma's brothers) - very nice and merry men, reasonable prices, interesting to talk to them. Ask them to show you Unawatuna surroundings - they will take you to the tea factory, spice garden, Koggala lake and turtle farm. Also they can drive you to good souvenir shops. Take their mobile numbers and they will pick you up from wherever you need, for example Wijaya beach (10 minutes by tuk tuk) or Jungle beach (15 minutes by tuc tuc) or Galle city (15 minutes by tuc tuc).

Room Tip: All rooms are located well - choose any =)
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

My wife and I stayed for 7 nights in a ground floor air-con room.

Pros:

- clean property and rooms (mosquito net, comfortable pillows and mattress, one sheet, adequate bathroom, good air-con)

- good quiet mid-range choice away from beach (walking distance)

- nice family environment

- good in house tuk tuk driver (more expensive than outside)

- hardworking staff

- free WIFI

Cons:

- most guests are Norwegian and can get cliquey

- our room had a view of a wall and was noisy at times as next to eating area

- way, way overpriced mediocre food (twice as expensive as seaside restaurants) with items available but not mentioned on menu leading to some confusion with choice and pricing, Sri Lankan breakfast option often not available

- eerie short cut to main strip at night

- information not forthcoming unless one asks (no information booklet)

Room Tip: avoid ground floor room next to eating area, opt for higher floor (less noise, a view)
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna
Price Range: £51 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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