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Villa Gaetano

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15/06/2017 16/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for two days and felt at home every minute that we've spend in the villa gaetano grounds. The second you are being welcomed by the owners you feel as being home. Always is a good mood, helpful and attentive the two will make your stay very pleasant. We had breakfast there everyday which we enjoyed very much. +...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team....

Vilnius, Lithuania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Gaetano is like a peaceful escape - a huge and very well maintained garden, great pool and the loveliest hosts. Perfect breakfast with different types of fruit cocktails each morning, bottled water in the room. Very well furnished rooms, beautiful bathroom, toiletries. All clean and spacious. But the stars of this guest house are Melani and her husband. Always...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team. Whilst thanking...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Where to start, This Place is just pure bliss! It's amazing, it's set in rather large grounds with lots of open space, it has a lovely pool, palm trees and so many beautiful flowers and plants. The rooms are fantastic, big and spacious with a really good bathroom ensuit, the Air con works very well. Not too many rooms so...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Sir & Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team....

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We spent four nights here in April 2017. It was the best value accomodation we had during our Sri Lanka holiday out of nine different places. The hosts really go out of their way to please, what a lovely family. The breakfast is more than just egg and toast which you usually get. We got introduced to buffalo cured which...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam & Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team....

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I had a great stay at Villa Gaetano! I stayed for 3 nights in a huge room - with ensuite, including hot water (rare in SL!) lovely grounds, great pool. Friendly family run Villa 5 min tuk tuk to the beach, easy to organise transport through Melani or Chrishan. Food at the Villa was delicious and very affordable! Definitely would...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small family staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team. Whilst...

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Melani and her husband are the sweetest couple, they were so accommodating and made us feel at home. Their rooms are really nice and very good value for money. The grounds are immaculate and I loved the peacefulness here. Your surrounded by beautiful flowers and palm trees. You are slightly out of the way which I preferred as it felt...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team. Whilst thanking...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The place we stayed this winter during surf holidays was the villa Gaetano! I truly enjoyed this place due to some reasons. First and foremost the host is very friendly and hospitable. They always are ready to drive you or cook some food. Also the place is really quite as it is located far from beach and touristic places. Inside...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team. Whilst thanking...

Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We spent 5 days in Villa Gaetano with a group of 10 friends at the end of January. It was my second visit to this place and Melani and Chrishan hospitality was always perfect. You feel at peace whenever you pass the property gate. This time there was new family member, the small baby girl. I wish them all the...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your second visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you & your friends enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our...

Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It was nice to chill out by the pool after some days of travelling around. The owners are fantastic and helpful with any advice for what you want to do in Sri Lanka as well as having some excellent food in the eating area. Reason for 4 stars and not...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will try to reduce the amount of Air condition as the electricity is quite...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights, in the 3rd room. Everything was perfect! Big room, big bed, air conditioning and a fan, huge bathroom. Free Tuk Tuk service is great. The grounds are lovely, nice pool, hammock and its peaceful, quiet and relaxing! The best bit for me though was the food. We ate there every night...

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Chrishan S, Owner at Villa Gaetano, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Villa Gaetano (Melani+ Chrishan's Home) Unawatuna. We are truly delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us as your home and enjoyed our warm hospitality, our small staff & our services. We will sure to be sharing your valuable review with our small team. Whilst thanking...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Gaetano - Melani and Chrishan's Home located in the village of Atharagoda, Unawatuna in a fully natural setup in mangroves.We have three large separate rooms ach with balconies, each with attached bathrooms & a refrigerator. All bedrooms are furnished. Melani and Chrishan's Home offers 1 free shuttle service per day to beach at your command. Rare facilities like free cookery class& kitchen facilities also are available on request.Other services: Swimming pool - (10meters long), Internet, frees bicycle, Library, Ayurvedic therapy and yoga, 24 hour safety guaranteed service, spacious garden for playing Laundry service, Airport pickup and Sight-seeing. When you are coming to villa gaetano please turn to Heenatigala Road from near the Post Office and turn again from Mangrove Road and come until you find Aturvedic Village Garden then pass the biggest bridge and left side with a green gate is Villa-Gaetano as we are new and a little place there is a little board with ''Melani+Crishan's Home'' Thank you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Gaetano

Address: Kadolana ''Mangrove'' Road | Atharagoda, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: ₹ 943 - ₹ 3,263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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