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We stayed two nights in the larger room with balcony and sea view. The hotel is direct at the water. Direct means zero meter. Room is nice and clean. Bathroom clean with hot shower. Best and making the difference is having breakfast straight at the water. Breakfast with toast, eggs, fruits and fresh juice plus coffee / tea. We have seen turtles on both days during breakfast and the day. Unawatuna beach starts in 2 min walking distance over Main road. First beach restaurants in 5-8 min walking distance when entering the beach. Bus stop in 50m distance. We would choose the hotel again and highly recommend.
The hotel is nicely tucked away in the eastern corner of Unawatuna beach. Quiet spot yet close to the bars and restaurants. It has, essentially, its own private beach and sun-loungers. We had a great room on the 2nd floor with a balcony overlooking the ocean and from where we saw turtles swimming most mornings. Chandra, the owner, is very friendly, has perfect English and can arrange any trips out. It’s family run, and I would fully recommend this hotel for any length of stay in Unawatuna.
Super view at this hotel great location breakfast was excellent and very friendly staff.i like very much this hotel.i will go back definitely. This is the best place to relax in unawatuna beach. I recommend for anyone this hotel. Thank you so much for the la veranda di serena staff!!
Make sure you book a room with a sea view or else your room will be facing a fairly busy road. The room itself is fairly basic but the bed is comfortable, the shower is good and there is a fan right above the bed as well as air conditioning. The balcony offering a sea view was great and breakfast in the garden was lovely too. From the reception area, you can enjoy a lovely view of the sea too. Unfortunately we weren't lucky enough to see the turtles. They offered free driver accommodation, but make sure you organise it beforehand as there is only one room.
We had a great time during our stay at La Veranda Di Serena. We had welcome drinks waiting for us when we arrived. Chandana and the staff took care of us and provided the best Sri Lankan breakfast we had in the country during our visit— string hoppers, dhal curry, coconut sambol, the works! The hotel is right on the beach and we could spot a few turtles floating up and down on the water. We also saw quite a few crabs on the beach adjacent to the hotel. The rooms were small and clean but manageable for our one night stay.
Response from KristineBOslo | Reviewed this property |
It's a short distance, ten minutes walk along the beach. Or five-ten minutes by road with a tuk-tuk, depending on the traffic. The view is magic, I recommend you to - if U choose this place - to book a room with seaview... More
It's a short distance, ten minutes walk along the beach. Or five-ten minutes by road with a tuk-tuk, depending on the traffic. The view is magic, I recommend you to - if U choose this place - to book a room with seaview. They serve excellent breakfast and curry 👍
Have a nice journey!