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Sydney
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, great small hotel in, on, over beach, away from crowded unawatuna beach but only 100 meters away, great beach view rooms, Chanada owner is a great layed back guy and small staff team great, not sure of reason for any bad reviews, if you are family worth paying bit more to have top floor suite, competely self... More 

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Chandana G, Owner at La Veranda di Serena, responded to this review

Thanks you so much sir see you again More 

Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sorry to only have 2 days/nights at La Veranda. The setting is breathtaking, right on the beach with turtles swimming amongst the surf. Chanander was excellent to communicate with when we booked, and helpful and prompt in responding to questions. He arranged an airport transfer for us which went very smoothly and was a very comfortable safe ride... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel is located on the beach with excellent views from the balcony. It is in very close proximity of the unawatuna beach which is of a great advantage. The hotel is well maintained and ckean. The rooms are OK. They satisfy your requirements but Dont qualify as luxury. Vegetarian food options are limited. Excellent staff and a very hospitable... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This beachfront property could have a lot of potential, if renovated or completely redone. As it is now, it is good enough if you are backpacking, but not if you are looking for some comfort or aesthetics. Absolutely everything in the room was falling apart, from cupboard door to leaking toilet-tube and toilet tank that took ages to fill. The... More 

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Colombo
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Scrupulously clean rooms and good food, right over the ocean, the location is better than the main Unawatuna beach where the hotels are set back from the ocean. Easy walk to Unawatuna beach. The owner Chandana is very helpful and a single woman would feel absoluttly comfortable here.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Great location right on the water. Photos don't do it justice. We could literally look down from the balcony and see the beach and water's edge. The sound of the surf crashing against the sea wall is a constant reminder of how close we were to the ocean. No window screens and the bathroom window didn't shut completely. Great breeze,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at La Veranda Di Serena and were totally bowled over! The view is amazing and must be rare for a hotel in this price range. It has its own little beach and is a short walk to the main beach through the main road. The room was cute and clean, well provided for including electric... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed for one night in this hotel in May 2016. The hotel itself is a good location with nice rooms and great sea views however we did not sleep at all with the loud wave sounds. There is no seal on the room doors which makes it very loud and I felt like we were in... More 

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Chandana G, Owner at La Veranda di Serena, responded to this review

I didn't understand what they mean about the sea sound? Normally most of the customers need sea view rooms because of the sea sound. I don't know why they booked our sea view room. Anyway they booked three nights they pay by credit card but I refund the money my cash normally they have to wait minimum 2,3 weeks to... More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We stayed here for 9 days in a sea facing room. View was amazing, you can see the turtles swimming close to the beach. Breakfast was fabulous and large enough that we didn't need to eat lunch! Staff were very good and worked hard to ensure that everybody was happy. Large beach a short stroll away with lots of sunbeds,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

The staff were super friendly. Especially the owner Chandana. Our room was clean, nice and cool with the combination of both aircon and fan. Bathroom was clean and spacious, and rain shower had excellent water pressure even on the 2nd floor - important if you have long hair and want to wash it every time after going into the sea!... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Address: Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €56 - €265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Veranda di Serena 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“If the gorgeous suite isn't available, rooms 1 and 2 on the 2nd floor have larger balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles Angieg23, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the sea view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles RamyaCJ, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Views outside every sea view room, less surf noise on the higher floor.”
  • The view from the balcony just outside our room.
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 of 5 bubbles bricksofwine, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing rooms are a must”
 of 5 bubbles Annrona, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Definitely ask for a sea facing view for a awesome sunset view”
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 of 5 bubbles maitlis, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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