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Kadolana ''Mangrove'' Road Atharagoda, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
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#1 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Unawatuna

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!

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MichaStein wrote a review Mar 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Gamini and his family created a very nice place to spend some days or longer in a quiet area outside of the touristic center of Unawatuna. Different kind of rooms, we had one of the smaller ones which was even big and also very clean and comfortable, with big bathroom. The big terrasse under a roof offers a sitting area, even on rainy days. Large beautyful garden with hammocks underneath the palmtrees and a clean pool. Wounderful nature around, sometimes you can watch monkeys in the trees, at sunsettime flying foxes can be seen in the sky. Big breakfast with coffee/tee, various kind of bread, rotis, pancake, eggs and fruits. Dinner can be ordered additionally. Tuk Tuk service to the beach road is included. Mr. Gamini is a very humorous communicative and helpful men. We enjoyed our stay!!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
AJ0612 wrote a review Jan 2022
Mumbai, India112 contributions56 helpful votes
Villa Gaetano is a villa with 11 rooms and spread over an expansive land. It's well maintained but what scores over everything else is the family that manages this - Gamini, his daughter Melani and her husband Chrishan, along with their cute tiny kids - Joshua and Heavenly! There comes a time when it's not about a property anymore - it's about the hospitality & warmth that one receives. Gamini and his family are not just an example but epitome of hospitality. The food we got served was excellent. We tasted authentic Lankan cuisine and on many occasions chatted with Gamini while having our food. It enriched us! We went as 3 families from India and came out learning so much about Lankan culture and way of life! Rooms are large & well appointed. Carry your own water to drink (maybe pick up a 5 liter keg from any supermarket) since almost every property that we stayed in Lanka for some reason was always short on water.
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Date of stay: January 2022
1 Helpful vote
Johannes wrote a review Apr 2021
Worldwide19 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello, Stayed here with my girlfriend and my brother. 2 Double rooms in the new building, the place is amazing! really nice rooms. It´s a bit of walk so I would say you need your own bike to stay here. We travel a lot every year for 4-6 months. Breakfast was nice and the owner super friendly! we where riding our tuktuk there and they had parking and gate. The owner "father" of the family was super friendly! and got a really nice attitude! His daughter and husband are super friendly as well, they even gave us free ice creams. We will be back This is one of the best places we stayed at in Sri lanka, riding around in our own tuktuk. Will be back next time we visit! :) Thanks, Ebba, David & Johannes
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Nathalie wrote a review Feb 2020
Montreal, Canada11 contributions2 helpful votes
We’ve been traveling in Sri Lanka for the past month and no accommodation is comparable to the experience we’ve had at Villa Gaetano. As soon as we arrived, we were warmly greeted by Melani and Chrishan. We were offered cold towels, a drink and a snack. Such a great welcome! The room is big, well maintained and fully stocked (towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, coffee, tea, water bottles, etc.). It is also sparkling clean! The AC works perfectly and there’s hot water running all the time. They also clean the rooms and restock regularly which is an added bonus! The breakfasts are big, delicious and varied. We also order lunch one day and it was some of the best food we’ve had in Sri Lanka! We highly recommend you grab lunch or dinner there at least once. They offer one free tuk tuk ride a ride to Unawatuna Beach ... another example of how their customer service is on top of their game. They’re always enquiring to know if we need something or how they can make our stay more pleasurable. The Villa is located about 5 minutes off the main road which is perfect for quiet nights. As for the pool, it’s a great addition. All in all, it’s a great experience staying at Villa Gaetano. If you’re in Unawatuna, this is definitely the place to stay. Chrishan, Melani and her father go above and beyond to make sure all our needs are met. They are a great family and we can’t thank them enough.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Siesta838 wrote a review Feb 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom12 contributions6 helpful votes
Currently staying in Villa Gaetano this place is amazing.. Situated a short distance inland the location is perfect.. The family offer a complimentary tuk tuk service to Unawatuna and it is only 300 rps to get back.. The family who own the villa are lovely people and cannot help with your needs enough.. Food is delicious ( they even let my wife watch as part of a cooking demo) and delivered to your table outside your room.. I asked for a Scooter so we could get around.. They organised it.. In fact nothing was too much trouble. We stayed in the deluxe room option and it was ideal.. Please if you are looking to enhance your Sri Lankan experience give this place a visit you will not be disappointed.. We were only staying for 2 nights originally but extended as we are enjoying it so much.. Well done to the owners if I could give it more than 5 stars I would..
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
erindixon17 wrote a review Feb 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom16 contributions17 helpful votes
This is a lovely hotel hidden away in unawatuna. It is about 10 minute drive to the beach. The hotel provides one free tuc tuc ride a day to the beach which is really handy. The hotel has everything you need, rooms are basic but such good value for money. Hot shower, kettle, sitting area, good air con, fan, pool. The staff cannot do enough for you. Food is really good all cooked fresh to order. The grounds are so chilled out and peaceful. They have 3 dogs which are really cute and friendly. Would 100% recommend amazing value for money.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Мария Г wrote a review Jan 2020
St. Petersburg, Russia8 contributions
The most precious thing in Gaetano Villa is the people. Cristian and his family are ready to do absolutely everything for your comfort and good mood. They are so kind, polite, hospitable and smiling people! When they got known about my birthday, they did the cake and congratulated me together with the whole family. This was so cute! The accommodation itself is very clean with everything you may need. The breakfasts are huge and different every day. The garden is beautiful with many trees, flowers and animals. The pool is also good. Highly recommended for everyone!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Vanessa M wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom134 contributions163 helpful votes
This property spans vast grounds of beautiful palm trees, fruit trees and a beautiful swimming pool. You have to visit to see the grounds that are so well maintained it is like being a private retreat. The lodging is run by a delightful family that are incredibly hospitable and will do everything they can to ensure you have a comfortable stay. They arrange a complimentary tuk tuk to the beach each day which only takes a few minutes. They help arrange tours, massages and cook phenomenal meals. The rooms have a new feel to them and are spotless - very clean and spacious! We extended our stay due to the beauty of this place!
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Date of stay: January 2020
6 Helpful votes
LaurenA4 wrote a review Dec 2019
77 contributions4 helpful votes
Such a great place in a fabulous setting away from the busy beach front set in amongst nature. Large grounds with flowers, birds and fish to admire. Was put in new room so lovely and fresh and clean, great size and solar powered hot water, ac and fan and strong WiFi plus kettle and fridge, what more could you want? Such a lovely family and great hosts very attentive and happy to help! Definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Felix D wrote a review Dec 2019
Munich, Germany7 contributions
It is a very beautiful little property, with pool, shades under the palm trees, a little fish pond, that is well-kept, nice and clean rooms, and lovely atmosphere. The hosts were exceptionally warm, kind and attentive! Be sure to taste their breakfast and dinners, too, this has been a truly authentic and amazing experience of Sri Lankan cuisine. If you are looking to stay a bit away from crowded tourist places, looking for an authentic experience and plan to take day trips to Galle, the beaches, Koggala etc., you have found the place!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
US$29 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Gaetano
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Gaetano?
Nearby attractions include Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya (0.7 km), Sithma Gems & Jewellery (1.0 km), and Supun Tailors (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Gaetano?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Gaetano?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Gaetano?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Gaetano?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mintage Restaurant & Bar, Jungle Restaurant, and Grandma's Taste.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Gaetano?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Villa Gaetano have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Villa Gaetano offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Villa Gaetano have airport transportation?
Yes, Villa Gaetano offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villa Gaetano?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Gaetano?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (4.3 km), Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications (4.1 km), and Meera Mosque (4.1 km).