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Brighton UK
Reviewed 9 April 2012

Our overall impression of Black Beauty is very positive. We were really suffering with the heat at this stage in our holiday, so were really looking forward to our 'A/C deluxe room' booked and already paid for through Agoda - at considerable cost , a month before. When we arrived, however, the management were away and we were given a...

Thank jlostatham
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Husband and I stayed here march 2012. This guesthouse was very comfortable, nice rooms and bed, hot shower, ac with fan worked great, central location to beach and shops but far enough away to get a good quiet sleep, as the beach can be abit of a party scene. The pool was very clean and refreshing, breakfast was good, fruit,...

1Thank IdiotsAbroad2012
Ipswich, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2012

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed for 3 nights at black Beauty Guesthouse. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff very helpful and friendly. The kids loved the pool, swings, bikes and go-cart, and had plenty of space to explore and play in a safe environment. The gardens are beautiful. The fireflies made a few nights absolutely...

Thank sugarbooger77
Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We loved the gardens, the pool, the balcony area, the breakfast, the location and the view from the restaurant. We were disappointed by the rooms to be honest

Thank vicki1974
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2012

We stayed at the Blackbeauty for our first 5 nights in Sri Lanka and found it an excellent place to stay, in fact the favourite of our trip. The location is good, set back about a minutes walk from the amazing beach, this meant it was lovely and quiet, perfect for an evening on the balcony enjoying a beer, reading...

Thank James O
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We spent four nights at the Black Beauty and can't say enough about the service we received form Britta and staff. We were there with our two year old daughter and she fell in love with the place...the slide, the swings, the pool, the dogs, "Annie" (as my daughter called her), the food (mmmm we all miss the avocados on...

1Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed 2 full weeks with Britta and her excellent staff and really enjoyed ourselves. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the food was some of the best we had in Una. Definitely try the Sri Lankan breakfast and do not miss the curry. I didn't try it until near the end of my stay and if I'd known how...

Thank Maui-Miller
brittawegner, Owner at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. It was a pleasure for us to have you staying with us.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, the staff were fantastic, the food very good and the rooms were very comfortable. Endless hot water and a large lockable cabinet in the room were both welcome additions. More importantly this guesthouse is NOT directly on the beach, it is set back a bit from the main road which you have to cross...

1Thank HaulAss
brittawegner, Owner at Black Beauty Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your commend on TripAdvisor. We always try to give our best service for all of our guests. During the school holidays we do have more families with children, like all over Sri Lanka. We always try to accommodate our guests so that they can enjoy their holiday. Families usually value the rooms downstairs, because it is safer...

Reviewed 29 December 2011

We stayed in Black Beauty for almost 2 weeks - and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff are helpful and friendly but at the same time leave you be to enjoy your stay. Black Beauty is set on the other side of the road to the beach, but a very short stroll takes you to a great swimming area. Located...

Thank Samantha F
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Britta and her staff were very welcoming and great. They promptly took care of the cockroach that got into my room! The place was clean and comfortable. However, given the location I didn't feel like this was the best value...but since I only stayed one night that could have been a difference as I didn't get a chance to know...

Thank MissDee001

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Many of our guesrs ask us why we chose such an unusual name for a Guest House in Sri Lanka. I read and enjoyed the book as a child ans was struck by the genuine character of Black Beauty. Here was a role model to be followed through life. He was well behaved, honest and thoughtful, always doing the best he could in every situation, wonderful skills we try to instill in our staff. The management chooses new team members with careful consideration and train them to reflect these characteristics. Our aim, over the last 20 years has been to provide the best service for our guests and through gentle and caring ways follow the example of Black Beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Black Beauty Guesthouse

Address: Ganahena, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: RM66 - RM180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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