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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We stayed in the Penthouse apartment for 10 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed every day there. It has a feel of a Boutique Apartment without the Boutique price. We wanted a relaxing holiday and we definately got that, thanks to Lara and his team. Whilst the accommodation is in the jungle we had the most fantatstic sea view. When we...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

This place was everything I was looking for and even more. I was looking to this feeling of being in a middle of the jungle and still close to civilization, quite evenings on a terrace, long breakfast, the sounds of the birds before sunrise. And it was one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed at. I still remember...

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Galloway, New Jersey
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Quiet and beautiful, almost boutique hotel, you have your room with bed facing the sea for views, nice bathroom and all very clean. Breakfast is brought up to your balcony table each morning with a huge plate of fruit. Very strong coffee. It is up a hill from the road and a tuk tuk is about 100R. It is pricier...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Stayed at Lara's Place for 5 nights and we were not dissapointed! The room had a wonderful terrace where breakfast was served every morning. Sittning on the terrace you can see monkeys, a lot of different colorful birds and not to mention a nice sea view. The room was spacious, and the bathroom stylish and clean with hot water. A...

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

Everything was nice in Lara's place. The room, decoration, toilet, balcony, location, views for the beach, the delicious breakfast served on the balcony and the staff that arranged everything we needed, such as a tuc tuc to take us to the beach and to rent material for snorkeling, a taxi for the airport and laundry in a couple of hours....

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cairns
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Wonderful room with beautiful views over the beach. Love the use of polished concrete throughout. The room was huge, the bathroom the best we had on our trip and having a mini bar was fantastic! We enjoyed the food but we had dinner there one night and it was far far too salty for us. It is a bit of...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I cannot say enough good things about Lara's place - having come from a terrible hotel in Hikkaduwa, arriving at Lara's Place with its tasteful decor, comfy beds, minibar etc was like heaven. I was so impressed that they had a safe, minibar and even tea-making facilities. Like everyone else has said, the homecooked food was superb - my partner...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2014

My stay at Lara's Place was definitely one of my favourite whilst in Sri Lanka. Lara and his family are great hosts, they really made us feel at home and helped us with planning our trip around the island. The accommodation is clean, modern and reasonably priced with great views over the beach, it is a short walk (around 15mins)...

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Besancon, France
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Very clean rooms Very helpful owner, has a lot to share and can give explanations on nearly everything Close to the beach, but main beach, towncenter is a bit far (20 minutes walk) I would definitely recommend the place.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The place is perfect. Very quiet and located 5 minutes up the mountain from the beach. The rooms are big and new with all the services. The owner is very friendly. You can see the sea from the room terrace. Very recommended place. The area is better than the ones from the beach side.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lara's Place is a beautiful, peaceful haven on the hill above Unawatuna. Nestling in a lush garden, Lara's Place offers two en-suite double bedrooms that open out onto a spacious balcony that has excellent views of the bay. Our guests can relax to the sound of birdsong or the gentle breaking waves, or enjoy delicious Sri Lankan curries made only from fresh ingredients each day. Although only a five minute walk or a brief tuk-tuk trip to the beach, guests are removed from the hustle and bustle of the tourist beachfront. The owners, Lara and Uthkarsha, welcome you to their little piece of paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lara's Place

Address: Ganahena | Ganahena Road, Unawatuna Hill, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: €39 - €80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“The one on the right corner balcony has a better view, but the one on the left has the sun for longer.”
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