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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

The hosts were amazing. We stayed more than we expected. Good location! The best place to stay in unnawatuna! It was holiday and they did a small pestival which was really cool and wonderfull expirience

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments on our hotel and recommending us as one of the best places to stay in Unawatuna. We are happy that you participated in the New year festival along with many other guests to enjoy the true Sri Lankan traditions and hospitality. Hope you will visit us again for another wonderful holiday with...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 19 April 2015

My sister and I spent six days in this magical place situated a short distance outside Galle. The location, the staff, the gorgeous old mansion (1735) and its grounds could hardly be more conducive to unwinding and getting an idea of what makes Sri Lanka so special. A marvellous sense of history pervades every inch of Nooit Gedacht. The hotel...

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your detailed review on Nooit Gedacht. Thank you for mentioning the historic building, the lotus pond, large pool, lush lawns, tastefully decorated rooms and the genuinely friendly staff. We are happy to hear that you also enjoyed the breakfast and the food at our restaurant. Thank you for understanding our effort in energy...

Pune, India
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We stayed at Nooit Gedacht for 2 nights in Jan'15.. did not have prior reservations but were able to get a 1st floor room in the new wing.. spacious with attached bath-cum-toilet and a sit-out overlooking the forest and side-view of the pool. Very comfortable, a bit detached from the dining area but we were able to make our own...

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write a positive review on our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast with a choice of food and the spacious room in the new wing over looking the forest. We are happy that you enjoyed the privacy and the quiet ambiance of the hotel. Hope you will return...

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We stayed there for two nights, rooms are nice and comfortable, view on the pool and the forest. Very calm Hotel but far from town. Unfortunately food was poor, maybe because of New Year, most of the staff were off.

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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

We were 4 days at the hotel. It is a very nice old building where the Dutch governor stayed a summer cottages. There are build 20 new rooms to the hotel with air condition. The rooms are nice but the place needs renovation. The pool looks dirty - it not but the button needs painting, there are a lot of...

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Schilde, Belgium
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Nooitgedacht is situated just outside the "real" beach area. The beach is a ten minutes walk through a street full of restaurants and little shops. The huge garden protects you from noises of the road and on top of this at the back of the garden it gives you the feeling you are somewhere very special. There is a lake...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I loved my stay here especially the pool and the beautiful grounds. However they really should throw away all the old stained sheets as both rooms I was in had the same problem. Breakfast and WiFi were good. Excellent staff service.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights with the family, the kids enjoyed the pool and has a great relaxing area. Unfortunately, the hotel has potential if some effort would be made for maintaining the garden and the rooms, which look as from 50's movie. We stayed in sort of master suite, 3 door entrance, with bathroom outside the...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Heritage property with great potential to be really nice but..... We stayed in the old wing which we think could have been improved tremendously. Room is poorly lit and musty. ' Mosquito were the BIGGEST problem!!! Each time they cleaned the room, they let loads ( we meant loads!!!) of mosquito in!! We spent hours trying to catch them and...

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, All the rooms in the old wing are provided with mosquito nets and mosquito repellants and the windows are sealed. As we are in a tropical climate we advice guests we keep the doors closed in the evening. We appreciate your comments. Thank you.

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Nooit Gedacht is a great property with the old world charm and friendly staff...our stay was pleasant with a few drawbacks...which in fact disappointed us because this place has so much potential... 1. Our room in the heritage wing was dusty and had cobwebs while our bathroom was not very clean. The room itself was nice but it could do...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 1,833 - ₹ 5,564 (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
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#5 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Rooms with a pool view”
 of 5 bubbles malathyknight, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“avoid room 1 to 4 at all cost. they are next to dining and kitchen. hotel not responsible for stilen items from rooms.”
  • Room No 01 - right next to dining and kitchen
  • Cushion missing in chair - room veranda
  • Fungus in the lockers
  • notice:Hotel Not responsible for stolen items
 of 5 bubbles FoddieGirl, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you like light/ventilation, choose rooms in the new/superior wing”
 of 5 bubbles MarishaKarwa, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Depending on your budget, there are cheaper rooms or superior ones, the latter having a balcony, fridge and fabulous view.”
 of 5 bubbles LibbyA547, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Comfort and environment”
 of 5 bubbles Spectre17, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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