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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place had a great athmosphere and very kind and friendly staff. Each morning they served top quality breakfast. I could do yoga in the dome, located in the garden, with their great instructor Upali twice a day - if I wanted to. The beach was just a few meters away from the hotel and it was easy to get...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simonetta greets you at the guesthouse & invites you to treat it as home, which is wonderful to hear when you are a weary traveller ! Set off the main road it is surprisingly peaceful, but very convenient for the beach, restaurants, bars etc. The rooms are elegant, spacious & very comfortable, with everything you could need. Set in the...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I live in Colombo and we had my dad visiting us from the UK, so we took a little holiday to the South Coast and stayed at Secret Garden. It was the most wonderful place to spend time together. My boyfriend and I shared one magnificent room with a spacious shower room and en suite and my...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really special - so close to everything in Unawatuna, directly across the road from the beach but also very safe and peaceful. The staff are lovely - nothing was too difficult! I arrived too early but they still let me check-in to my room. The breakfast is really delicious and it was so nice eating on the...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just like the name suggest the property is a beautiful peaceful garden right opposite Unawatuna beach. Surrounded by restaurants, shacks, and bars, Secret Garden is amazingly peaceful and quiet. The rooms have a lot of character and the breakfast is amazing too. The staff is polite and the owners are extremely kind and helpful.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Located bang opp unawatuna beach on the main street with bars & restaurants nearby. Even though it is situated in a touristy area it's still so quiet and peaceful! Greenery everywhere & the staff is vey pleasant. The rooms are done really well and are super cosy with lovely big open air bathrooms. Great for Yoga lovers as they have...

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Thank Dechen1989
Reviewed 6 October 2016

After working and traveling for three weeks in Sri Lanka, we were ready for this magic place called "Secret Garden" in Unawatuna. The master suite "Mymoona" with the sitting area, comfortable and clean bed and open shower was truly magical. You are one with nature, hear the birds and monkeys outside and see the starry night through the canopy of...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Having to spend 3 months in the area due to work we tried out a couple accomodation options and for us The Secret Garden was the best.. Excellent staff, amazing service and Simone was a relax accomodating host. Best breakfast of the town. We took the bungalow with the big double bed. It was a welcome escape from the sterile...

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Gent
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I chose secret garden for the yogadone and daiky classes. I took 3 classes with Upali and these made my trip in unawatuna great. The bungalows need an update for that price but the breakfast was the best one on my trip. If you search a special place for yoga, some peace this is your place

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I stayed at Secret Garden for 3 nights with a fairly big group. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The property is very unique and has very nicely done...minimalistic but beautiful. What I loved the most was the bathroom, its located more or less outside and open ceiling so you can actually see the sky. One of the nights...

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Secret Garden is an oasis within the lively coastal village of Unawatuna, just 20m walking distance from the beach. It boasts a 19th century Dutch-Sri Lankan Colonial Villa with bungalows and suites and a 4000sqm tropical garden. In the middle of the garden rests a large dome, offering 2 daily yoga classes, an on call Ayurvedic therapist for massage and wellness therapy as well as free space for dance, meditation and music. Our staff is courteous and warm. A large tropical breakfast is available daily at all times, and our two chefs are lovingly prepared to cook a great eastern or western meal for you on pre-order. Secret Garden provides relaxation and serenity alongside the opportunity to dive into the blue ocean of one of the country's most popular bays, experience the myth of the Rumassala Mountain and dance away at Unawatuna's many beach bars. May all be Welcome! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secret Garden Villa

Address: Beach Access Road, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $89 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Secret Garden Villa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Secret Garden Villa Hotel Unawatuna
Secret Garden Hotel
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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“We stayed in one of the larger rooms, however, smaller rooms were also very comfortable & spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 756vivienl, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Each room is unique in style so Simona is best at suggesting which room would be appropriate”
 of 5 bubbles flowinter, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“this guest house is over a 100 years old, rooms have colonial touch, it is the garden where you should spend most of your time!”
 of 5 bubbles , 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all the rooms are good, depending on how many people want to stay together one can choose from bigger vs smaller rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ShubhraBrakh, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are many hotels to stay in at this location, this is not one of them.”
 of 5 bubbles steveandanng, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
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