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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

My guide in Sri Lanka recommended this charming hotel and I was really thrilled. It's in an old Dutch plantation house on beautiful grounds. Quiet, filled with period furnishings and antiques along with modern amenities like a large pool and excellent dining room. Few of the places I stayed in during my travels in Sri Lanka put this much attention... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights in January 2014 at the end of our trip round Sri Lanka. It was a very plenty stay with excellent service, clean air conditioned rooms and delicious breakfast everyday. We were very sad to leave! Would highly recommend this hotel.

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Lundby, Denmark
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you like peace and quiet and stunning scenery is Nooit Gedacht just the thing. We stayed January and February 2014 for 11 days and after a tour another 9 days. The place is full of atmosphere and history, and has close to the jungle a stunning tropical birds and wildlife. I had photographed 31 different species of birds (Pictures... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 9 nights with two kids aged 3 & 6 years and enjoyed it very much. The hotel has a nice and laid back vibe to it and you always feel welcome. The hotel is not new and modern, but it has that colonial style that makes it charming (if you like that kind of hotel). The... More 

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London
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

If you don't like faded old colonial charm, don't stay here. Although there are new rooms, you will still have to use the older communal areas and the gardens so you could be dissatisfied. It was our third visit to Nooit Gadacht over seventeen years and what we really like about the place is its faded colonial charm. It's a... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This is 'the' oasis of calm in Sri Lanka. Nothing is too much trouble for the ever attentive but never intrusive staff. You are truly made to feel a valued guest and this is reflected in the service and the attention to detail to the individual's requirements. For example, call in at the local fish market in the morning and... More 

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Falster
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Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

Very old colonial estate with newer buildings. We had room in new wing, good space and very nice balcony/terrace above ground facing the pool. A beautiful garden with interesting trees, a pond with lotus flowers, a white pet duck, lots to see and enjoy. The garden ends where the hill and the forest begins - bring binoculars and spend some... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Reviews sounded promising, so we decided to spend last days of our SL trip relaxing in a nice hotel with pool. But already the first sight of the entrance hall revealed that hotel is away from it's glorious days. Some restoration is urgently needed. Our "cheaper" room in one of old buildings was huge disappointment: small, humid, with old degrading... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for two nights and this hotel is pretty good considering the price we paid £30 (6500rupees) per night. It's a charming hotel with a huge potential. Good: bed decoration every morning with flowers, bed sheet styling etc. Breakfast buffet: large selection The look of the hotel: old colonial building (not extremely well maintained but very nice) Average: Spa... More 

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Upon arrival, first impressions weren't wonderful... the entrance gates were straight onto the very busy main road; and I feared that descriptions of "historic" and "characterful" basically meant "a bit run down"! One of the two pools was under repair - the other a milky colour; tarapaulin was stretched over sections of roof; our 'old' rooms were a bit musty;... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, Also known as Nooit Gedacht Ayurveda Health Resort is a historical Colonial style villa built in 1735. It was once the country home of a Dutch governor name De jong and was later taken over by the British as a military logistic centre. It is just 10 minutes walk away from the Unawatuna beach & 5 Km from UNESCO world heritage site of Galle fort. Nestled at the foot of Rumassala mountain (referred as Sanjeewani Mountain in the epic of Ramayana ) Nooit Gedacht is situated in the middle of a palm garden full of natural flora & fauna & a lotus lake. Guests can also enjoy traditional Ayurveda treatments, Spa, yoga & meditation while they indulge them selves in the tranquility that this place has to offer. Nooit Gedacht...Your Home in the Sun, is a place with old world charm & modern comforts that you must not miss while you are in Unawatuna! Come & enjoy the beauty & simplicity this place has to offer. Please note there are NO branches of Nooit Gedacht in the vicinity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

Address: 182 Matara Road | Opposite Timber Co-Operation, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 2,189 - ₹ 7,181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Hotel Unawatuna
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Depending on your budget, there are cheaper rooms or superior ones, the latter having a balcony, fridge and fabulous view.”
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