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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Totally overpriced, but a fabulous setting (right on the beach) with great view. Friendly staff. Beds are extra length. Beers are cold. Rooms are dull, minimalistic, drab, dark and depressing (small windows). No facilities. Food is unimaginative, basic and only item worth mentioning is the prawns. Room rate is DB&B, so you have no choice but to eat there since...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Stayed here with friends over the New Year period. Had a great time. Rooms clean and comfortable although from reading other reviews I would ask to be located in the main building (stairs up from the side of reception) as I think these are better. We did lose power (and unfortunately water as we were on the top floor which...

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N Ireland
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Nice cheapish hotel in a beautiful location. Beach just a few feet away. The food is excellent but the rooms and bathrooms could be better. There is no TV and the bathroom has a concrete floor with an open shower that drains to a hole in the corner. Rooms have Air Con. Staff and owners really nice. This is a...

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 18 October 2011

I loved it. Best location. Good stuff. Food was great) Nothing bad to say)

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 September 2011

We stayed two nights at this hotel close to the beach. Rooms are clean, view is nice and food is quite good. But be careful.. Firstly, they tried to increase room rates even if wehad agreed of a price by phone one day before Then for breakfast, they wanted to give us just a cup of tea whereas in the...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 14 August 2011

we were there for about five days in August 2011. It was clean, beautiful and cheap (by Sri Lankan standards). we had a room right by the beach where the sea water came up to our porch. in the day time, there was hot water (because they use a solar heater). the location of this place is a definite plus...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 July 2011

We were here during the low season, so there were not many guests. The staff used this quiet period for hotel repairs, cleaning and painting. While doing so, the service to us (from breakfast on the beach to lunch on the beach beds, an occasional beer and sometimes dinner) remained excellent! The guys who work here are really fun and...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 March 2011

Had high hopes for this place after all the great reviews. We booked a good few weeks before we travellled on Hostelbookers as we were travelling as a group of 6. We booked 3 double rooms for 7 nights each. When we arrived they'd double booked the rooms and we were told we were going to have to change rooms...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 7 March 2011

I spent six weeks in Banana Garden on Jan & Feb 2011 and really enjoyed the place. The room was nice and very clean, the management and staff very friendly and helpful. The best thing is the location: you get to stay right at the beach, falling sleep to the sound of waves... Free wi-fi connection was a plus. Highly...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 24 February 2011

They are great. very mom and pop. not a big resort (so if you want that don't stay here). small and relatively modest. Some rooms don't even have hot showers. but the price is great on those rooms. they cater to your needs and will do what you need them too - especially if you form a relationship with them....

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Banana Garden

Address: Galle - Matara Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €31 - €64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Banana Garden 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“prawns are really good”
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 of 5 bubbles kasun005, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Check bathroom and wardrobe first”
 of 5 bubbles mytripsh, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Impossible, since the pictures of the rooms are not correct and they never seem to have enough rooms available, you get what they have that very moment.”
 of 5 bubbles PedroArena, 4 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Seaview is beautiful and romantic but believe it or not we couldn't sleep cause the sea was very stormy and loud”
 of 5 bubbles Chris8284, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Serves amazing Sri Lankan Curry, try the prawn!”
 of 5 bubbles dermot77, 7 Jan 2014 | Read review
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