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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel

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Nhill, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

I was very pleased with all aspects of our stay at the hotel. THE MEALS / DRINKS WERE EXCELLENT. The staff were very friendly and made a great effort to keep the hotel running smoothly, and displayed excellent manners at all times. The setting in tropical gardens included plenty of local wildlife which we enjoyed. The hotel is in a...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our hotel. We are happy to know that you found the meals/drinks to be excellent and you found our staff to be very friendly and displayed good manners. We are also famous among honeymoon couples who visit us to take photos surrounding colonial style buildings and the...

Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Very nice place in Unawatuna, big garden with good swimming pool, good service, room was clean every day, near the beach. Very good choice for these money. Hotel is very beautiful, made with love to traditions. For us it was best days in Sri Lanka.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review on our hotel. We are glad to know that it was your best days in Sri Lanka. We hope you will return again to experience the hospitality of our staff. Best Regards!

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 May 2015

A very nice hotel with very helpful staff. Stayed in superior rooms which had views out to the hills. Interior of the rooms were also nice, though the bathrooms could be better. Breakfast was good and the couple of times we dined at the hotel, the food was very good. A nice getaway from the city.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write a review on our hotel. We get many Sri Lankan families visiting our hotel with children and we are happy to hear that you had a nice get away from Colombo. We hope you would visit us again soon. Thank you.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 May 2015

I stayed at Nooit Gedacht without properly reviewing the place or finding out what other travelers had to say - tough lesson! to start with, the reception seems clueless on how to attend to a customer, no one was at the reception to tell us where to check in, i walked in and had to ask people where to check...

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

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear that you were not satisfied during your stay. unfortunately, you had not made any complain to the management during your two nights stay which we could have addressed while you are here. We have many positive reviews on our friendly and helpful staff, the accommodation & service from both Sri Lankans and...

Yishun, Singapore
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in April 2015. Clean, almost boutique like rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Serene atmosphere. The restaurant is highly recommended. The best food I had in the area. Overall it was a wonderful experience.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write a positive review on our friendly and helpful staff and for recommending our restaurant. We are happy to hear that the food was one of the best in the area. We would share this news with our kitchen staff. Hope you will visit us again. Thank you.

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 24 April 2015

My husband and I loved this place. Wonderful pool and garden with a beautiful view of forested hills. The beach is only a 10 minute walk away, however we preferred staying out of the main town because it is quieter. Food is delicious, staff is very helpful and friendly. Rooms are very clean and cute-they have a very cozy and...

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

Dear Guest, We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the positive comments on the pool, the clean and cozy homely rooms and our friendly staff. We hope you will return again for another wonderful holiday! Thank you.

Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 23 April 2015

After coming toward the end of my trip to Sri Lanka I decided to spend a couple of nights in Unawatuna and found this hotel on Trip Advisor. The combination of an excellent reputation and excellent prices were enough to encourage me to book Nooit Gedacht and I was not disappointed. The hotel is absolutely beautiful from the reception through...

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

Dear Guest, We are happy to see your positive comments on our hotel and thank you for recommending us as a great place to stay. We are happy that you found our staff "very friendly" and the breakfast "superb" Hope you will visit again for a longer stay. Thank you.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

The hosts were amazing. We stayed more than we expected. Good location! The best place to stay in unnawatuna! It was holiday and they did a small pestival which was really cool and wonderfull expirience

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments on our hotel and recommending us as one of the best places to stay in Unawatuna. We are happy that you participated in the New year festival along with many other guests to enjoy the true Sri Lankan traditions and hospitality. Hope you will visit us again for another wonderful holiday with...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 18 April 2015

My sister and I spent six days in this magical place situated a short distance outside Galle. The location, the staff, the gorgeous old mansion (1735) and its grounds could hardly be more conducive to unwinding and getting an idea of what makes Sri Lanka so special. A marvellous sense of history pervades every inch of Nooit Gedacht. The hotel...

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your detailed review on Nooit Gedacht. Thank you for mentioning the historic building, the lotus pond, large pool, lush lawns, tastefully decorated rooms and the genuinely friendly staff. We are happy to hear that you also enjoyed the breakfast and the food at our restaurant. Thank you for understanding our effort in energy...

Pune, India
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We stayed at Nooit Gedacht for 2 nights in Jan'15.. did not have prior reservations but were able to get a 1st floor room in the new wing.. spacious with attached bath-cum-toilet and a sit-out overlooking the forest and side-view of the pool. Very comfortable, a bit detached from the dining area but we were able to make our own...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to write a positive review on our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed the buffet breakfast with a choice of food and the spacious room in the new wing over looking the forest. We are happy that you enjoyed the privacy and the quiet ambiance of the hotel. Hope you will return...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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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 80600, Sri Lanka (Formerly Nooit Gedacht - Ayurveda Health Resort)
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: $35 - $114 (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 Spa Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Get a room in one of the newly constructed wings. they are bigger”
Aruniya, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Pay a bit more and go for their newer rooms if you want a room that's close to the pool.”
chads72, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“New wing rooms are better in my opinion”
TangoWhiskey31, 12 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a pool view”
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
FoddieGirl, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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