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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a frequent traveller in Asia your always thinking; are they promising too much and do the pictures really correspond to what it is. This hotel I can recommend to other travellers coming to Galle. The room price is good compared to the quality that you get. It is very clean, a good and friendly welcome with a complementary fruit... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful hotel used to be the Dutch Ambassador's residence way back when and retains much of its sombre glory. We stayed 3 nights here after an exhausting three weeks touring around Sri Lanka. Everything about the hotel was lovely. The manager was extremely helpful in organising a family room for our son's family and we were so grateful for... More 

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Cheshunt, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was excited to stay at Nooit Gedacht after reading good reviews online. Unfortunately our stay wasn't as we had hoped. On arrival the grounds and reception area were really nicely presented. The areas are well kept and give a good impression of a upper class hotel. However our room was completely different. The bathroom let the whole room down as... More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We finished our holiday here, and it was a 'breath of fresh air'! We travelled around Sri Lanka for 3 weeks, and this was the perfect end, after some other dubious places! The hotel was very picturesque, clean, and well maintained. Staff were friendly, good buffet breakfast, and nice food for dinner. Definitely worth upgrading to the superior rooms, too!... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Decent hotel on a budget with a pool. Rooms are a decent size with a refrigerator on the balcony. There is a lake on the grounds which has turtles, saw one laying its eggs. Breakfast is buffet with eggs cooked to order. It is a 5 to 10 min walk to the beach.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

we stayed as a couple in april 2016 so this is bit of a late review. We loved the one night stay we had, we arrived early at around 10am, they were kind enough to give us an early check in. We even decided to go for an upgrade to the next category. The room was lovely, clean and spacious.... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I choose this place for the old Dutch architecture it portrayed and I can say that it really blew my mind. The front part of the building has and few guest houses fell under the old structure and we stayed in a newer building. The view from the balcony was really nice and there were two arm chairs to rest.... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasant stay at this hotel, big room and a good shower. Big garden and swimmingpool. You can walk from the garden to jungle beach. It's a lovely green place.The breakfast was very good. And the people are friendly. The budget is fine. Only thing that didn't satisfy was the massage/spa, the wifi, no beer and the service... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

This very interesting hotel is located along the main road south of Galle. It is the former Dutch Governors residence and exudes a colonial era atmosphere. The grounds are lush with rich vegetation and the back of the hotel looks onto a large hill which could be straight out of the Amazon, so thick and beautiful tropical trees and plants.... More 

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't stay but heard about this place from a Dutch friend so went for lunch. Food was very good - very relaxed pace so don't go if you're in a hurry but a really interesting place with lovely grounds & plenty of old pictures & maps to study for the history buffs

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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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: €30 - €98 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles LibbyA547, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Comfort and environment”
 of 5 bubbles Spectre17, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The newer rooms has a view of the mountains”
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 of 5 bubbles RianaDhaka, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose superior room overlooking large pool”
 of 5 bubbles PaulG82, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms closer to reception dont have privacy but get wifi from reception”
 of 5 bubbles sprabs, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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