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Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
Standard Triple Room | In-room safe, desk, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi

Overview of Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Unawatuna Beach

8.6/10 Fabulous

36 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Map
182, Matara Road, Unawatuna, 80600

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 106 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 35 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Train station pickup (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Cafe Aroma Lavazza - 4 min walk
  • Mati Gedara - 6 min walk
  • Bedspace Kitchen - 6 min walk
  • Le Café Francais - 6 min walk
  • La Boheme - 8 min walk

About this property

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 90 per vehicle one-way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, facials or body scrubs. Other highlights at this Colonial hotel include 2 outdoor pools, a poolside bar and a fitness centre. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 38 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 1 PM until 10 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Train station pickup*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1735
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 4 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

The spa is open daily. Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 8 and USD 12 for adults, and USD 6 and USD 10 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 90 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Train station pick-up service is offered for an extra charge
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel Unawatuna
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Unawatuna
Nooit Gedacht Heritage
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel Original Dutch Governor's House

Frequently asked questions

Does Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 90 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
You can check in from 1 PM - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling, boat tours and hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House also has a fitness centre and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Aroma Lavazza (4-min walk), Mati Gedara (6-min walk) and Bedspace Kitchen (6-min walk).
Does Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House like?
Nooit Gedacht Heritage Hotel-Original Dutch Governor's House is located on the waterfront, a short 7-minute walk from Japanese Peace Pagoda. Travellers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.0/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Amenities

7.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel located in a green garden with palms and leafy trees. Very quiet place, rooms are far from the road. The main noisemakers are chipmunks jumping on the roofs and munching on your fruits if you accidentally left it outside. Once I had a dinner there and I enjoyed the food. The hotel staff is extremely polite and helpful. I didn’t expect my calls will be answered at 4am when I arrived. However the hotel manager Jude was waiting for me and escorted me to my room. He also helped me with my PCR to travel back to Dubai. Water Anuradhapura greeted us every morning for breakfast, and Sanjula was helpful not only with the meal choice, but also he helped me to decide which beach do I go first and how do I get there. Overall, very much recommended!
Daria, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A self-contained jungle paradise.
This is an amazingly atmospheric place, which feels like an oasis compared to the beachfront places with their noisy crowded streets. And the food is really excellent. A great value.
3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent
Excellent peaceful hotel in great location. Friendly helpful staff, surrounded in wonderful grounds. The old Dutch feel is throughout the whole complex and adds to the ‘vintage’ atmosphere of the place . I would say this is the best hotel in the area , and very reasonably priced . In the older rooms , the bathrooms could do with upgrading though
alan, 6-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Lovely staff, beautiful historic building, garden and wildlife were fascinating, pool was a great facility, and easy walk and connections to town, beach and Galle. A La Carte menu was rather limited, but I guess a lot of people go out to eat. Special set menu on our first night (of 3) was excellent, though.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay from start to finish
We stayed here for a couple of nights near the end of August and initially our room had quite a bad damp smell. They offered us as change of room which was much fresher and couldn't do enough to assist us throughout our stay. It is in the most beautiful idyllic setting and the pool is awesome. Thoroughly recommend this stay and a massive thanks to all the friendly helpful staff. Luke and Hannah
luke, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful old property former residence of Dutch
Beautiful property set in ground with wild life around, monitor lizard, monkeys, mongoose and different species of birds. 5 minute walk away from beach and restaurants.
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

CHOOSE YOUR ROOM CAREFULLY
The hotel staff were very friendly and the outside area (pools, sitting areas and tables) were also nice! We were initially in an older room and it was horrible due to the bugs. The bathroom had lots of openings which allowed 5 large cockroaches into our room, it was disgusting. The room had many holes so bugs easily got into our room, which made the stay uncomfortable. They moved us to another room the second night which was still one of the older rooms but was a bit better. Still many holes in the foundation which allowed for bugs. I would ONLY recommend staying in one of the newer rooms. Would NOT recommend staying in the older rooms, they look nothing like the pictures.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very friendly hotel with excellent restaurant
It was a surprise to find that most of the other guests were Danish - there is a special arrangement with a Danish travel company. The location was good, very quiet at night but just a short walk from the beach. The swimming pool was great. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I ate dinner almost every evening because the food was excellent and there was a good variety.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stay!
Very nice heritage hotel with a gorgeous garden and 2 swimming pools. Breakfast was outstanding. Peacefull and very nice place to relax with family.
Verified Hotels.com guest review