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Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

i was here for two nights. i fell in love with the historic structures, the sanjeevani moùntain and the greenery. the rooms were fine but there was something calming about it. the breakfast was fabulous. the best part was the swimming pool; clean and fresh water. you can go to galle fort from here in a tuk tuk. the hikkaduwa...

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 11 February 2015

My wife, three young boys and I spent a week at Nooit Gedacht in what was our first visit to the magical island that is Sri Lanka. We had been attracted to this hotel by its claim to be close to both beach and jungle and we were not disappointed! The hike to Jungle Beach was great fun and a...

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Pragna J, Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for a wonderful comment on our hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and the hike to the jungle beach through our garden. Thank you for the positive comment on the breakfast, our friendly and efficient staff with a personable service. We are happy that your three sons...

Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

I spent one night there in the standard room. The sheet were dirty. The room was succinct, okay for one night but NOT more. The wifi connection was bad. I was really disappointed by the staff expecially the owner. They made some mistakes on our bill and they didn't even act as commercial people. I will not recommend it! Poor...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We stayed in one of the Ambassador rooms (2 rooms interconnected). Nooit Gedacht is a nice base to be at when in Unawatuna as it is away from the main party scene (You can get some shut eye in the early hours of the morning). It has large gardens and a mountain as a backdrop. Overall: Clean rooms, clean bathrooms,...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with my partner for a few nights in January. We were a bit apprehensive having read the reviews. We were utterly blown away by the outstanding staff and the beautiful tranquil gardens. This is not a five star resort, and the price is very good. It is just stupid to quibble about not having 5 star luxury...

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3Thank DavieP_11
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 January 2015

This hotel is in a converted Dutch colonial building and so has some charm. It is however run down overall - even in the new block where our room was. The hotel gardens are rambling and quite pleasant. There are two swimming pools - the smaller of the two didn't look very clean at all so I would avoid The...

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1Thank culture_vulture_15
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2014

We had a lovely seven night stay at this hotel after friends that were staying there recommanded it to us. The superior rooms were of a very high standard. And the staff very pleasant and attentive. I have already recommanded this hotel to friends going to Sri Lanka at christmas.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

We had very good deal through website.nice location.very good breakfast their rice with tomato curry and coconut pancake were amazing. Staff are very friendly .its old property but they maintain really well. I def recommend this place to others

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2014

The place itself was amazing and beautiful However, due to an incident the staff (more than 2 which was necessary) decided to come storming and call us names. We were staying as a group. Very judgmental staff and name calling just brought the whole night to a disgusting night. The situation could have been handled in a much more professional...

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4Thank Parmi P
Pragna J, Guest Relations Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comment about the place. The incident is not described in the review. The staff made several kind requests to leave the pool as we received complaints from other guests about loud noise, drinking alcohol & eating inside the pool, past 10 in the night which are against our pool rules. However, these requests were not...

Heraklion, Greece
Reviewed 5 November 2014

spent a day and a night after a long and very difficult voyage through the Arabian sea Excellent breakfast ( they dont serve BACON unfortunately) Nice room cleans and cozy very spacious ...try to avoid the ones near the pool ..you are not going to get mid day naps...will come back again ...

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Pragna J, Guest Relations Manager at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again. Guest Relations Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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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: $41 - $177 (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:
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Rooms with a pool view”
 of 5 bubbles malathyknight, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“avoid room 1 to 4 at all cost. they are next to dining and kitchen. hotel not responsible for stilen items from rooms.”
  • Room No 01 - right next to dining and kitchen
  • Cushion missing in chair - room veranda
  • Fungus in the lockers
  • notice:Hotel Not responsible for stolen items
 of 5 bubbles FoddieGirl, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you like light/ventilation, choose rooms in the new/superior wing”
 of 5 bubbles MarishaKarwa, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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