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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Sri Lanka and we were recommended Home Stay Strand by friends who had been before, and it absolutely delivered!! We were greeted at the door by our host, Asoka, who really is the life and soul of this place. Asoka was very happy to chat with us over our delicious breakfast, and...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have a new couple during the Sinhala New Year period, so you were our first guests. Thank you for your kind words and all star review. Yes do visit us again for your First Anniversary. Hilda and I enjoyed your company and happy to offer New Year Sweetmeats. Also thanks for your earthquake alert but it...

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Back after 27 years, Asoka's and Hilda's family home is still one of my favorite places in the world. Unawatuna has changed a lot - but all is still small scale and friendly. You'll be just a few steps away from the beach and its hustle & bustle, but still it's only bird's or monk's calls who might wake you...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you visiting us again after so many years. We strive to maintain our simple way of life style in spite of boutique hotels and exotic villas springing up all over Sri Lanka! We have had many of our friends re-visiting Sri Lanka after the peace that has dawned in the country. We hope you...

Lyon, France
Reviewed 10 March 2014

(+) Asoka, the host, is very lovely and helpful. He waited us until late in the evening when we arrived. (+) Large clean rooms with wide bed and nice terrace. (+) The place is absolutely peaceful and ideally located (200m from the beach). (-) I think that less expensive accomodations can be found in Unawatuna... (-) The furniture is a...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thanks for your Three +++ Plus Points! As for the Minus - - points: 1.There's NO other place like STRAND in Unawatuna! 2. Period furniture is in keeping with the colonial ambiance of the house! Thank you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2014

we stayed in late december 2013, Asoka and his homestay was a highlight of our sri lankan holiday. a fantastic welcome by Asoka, great breakfasts that went on forever. Asoka is a wonderfull host and as i do,, enjoys a chat!! a great place to unwind and relax, totaly central to all around yet quiet and hidden from the main...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It was always nice to chat with you. We are happy when our guests enjoy their stay at our home. We hope you come back someday soon. Thanks!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Enjoyed our stay at Strand. Asoka and his live in staff were friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable and teach us about the local culture. Especially appreciated Gayon's instructions in basic Sinhalese! Loved watching the monkey troop that lives in the surrounding forest. It's not a luxury resort but very clean and only half a...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, your experiences will help our future guests to make good decisions to make their trips memorable. Thanks

Forestville, California
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Such a pleasant place! Ashok is a true gentleman and a gentle spirit with a wealth of local experience and wisdom and stories to share, so treat yourself to some time to sit and chat with him during your stay. His hired staff are all totally sweet and helpful. He will help you with any travel arrangements you need and...

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Asoka_una, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It was nice to talk with you and gain from your vast knowledge. We will be happy to share our home anytime you visit Sri Lanka again.

assam
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Our family of four including older children stayed in Strand for four days between 4th and 8th January, 2014. Wonderful time passed in the place which is in the middle of everything yet very calm and quiet. The owner's family if very friendly and considerate. Ashoka is an excellent human being, learned and always ready to listen. I miss our...

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ravana, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

My wife and I enjoyed your company very much. Specially our little chats were very educative. I am happy we were able to find common roots. Thank you for your all star review.

Belgium
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This year we spent New Year in Unawatuna, staying at the Home Stay Strand and what an enjoyable time we had. As other reviews have mentioned, this is not a deluxe hotel - it is much more, it is a Bed & Breakfast where the pace of life is a little slower and the friendliness of all the staff is...

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ravana, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our Homestay. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we enjoyed your company. We await news of your Pop-Star son. May this be a Joyful year for your family.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We expected a very small place and were quite surprised that there are so many rooms. The house is nice but the rooms on the ground floor at the back are quite dingy and too full with 4 beds. The double bed was very small and shaky. The owners are very friendly but the didn't necessarily come to chat to...

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ravana, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Family Room Casa Lillo~the only vacant room was offered to this couple for an overnite stay, we had to go to Colombo next morning to attend a family function, so we did not get to socialize with them, any way the new Boutique hotel they checked in later is a far cry for our simple home.

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Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

We only stayed one night in this little tropical oasis - a place of cool green calm in the heart on Una. Incredible location 1 or 2 minutes walk from the beach. Our room was large & comfortable & bathroom spotless with an awesome shower (& hot water!) a ceiling & pedestal fan kept us cool under the mozzie net....

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ravana, Owner at Home Stay Strand, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we hope next time around you will stay longer, make Unawatuna your base to visit other places of interest around like Dutch Fortress in Galle, day trips to Hikkaduwa and Mirissa.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We open our doors and hearts to travelers who wish to imbibe our way of life. Strand is a Sri Lankan family home, approved by Sri Lanka Tourist Board as a "Home-stay" accommodation for Tourists. We are in Sri Lanka's #1 beach destination, Unawatuna on the sunny south coast, but it is not on the beach front, only a couple of minutes walk. Four upstairs rooms, AC Suite, Duran Duran Suite, Casa Anna [AC], and The Nest[the most popular suite]. Ground floor rooms, Garden Suite, Casa Lillo and Blue Room makes up our home, a colonial vintage villa where five generations of our family has lived. Complimentary Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi No Taxes, No Service charges! TripAdvisor 2013 Award Winner as one of the TOP25 B&Bs in Sri Lanka! Certificate of Excellence awarded in 2014!! Strand is like no other place~FEEL LIKE HOME! Google "UNAWATUNA HOMESTAY". ... more   less 

Additional Information about Home Stay Strand

Address: 218 Yaddehimulla Road | Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €19 - €37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Home Stay Strand Hotel Unawatuna
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“Antiques styled rooms and well maintained”
 of 5 bubbles Vajeendra, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room with a balcony or a small terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles BobBelgium, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms vary, some with ac, check with Asoka.”
 of 5 bubbles corinne020, 15 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Every room is good!”
 of 5 bubbles ECI53, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Nest (room on the first floor with a lovely balcony from where you can spot the monkeys)”
 of 5 bubbles tt140, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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