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Sunilanka Guest House  Price rating for Sunilanka Guest House South West
Aluthgama

Overview


 

A classic Sri Lankan travellers' guesthouse in the tourist town of Aluthgama with a friendly, sociable atmosphere.  It is simple, but comfortable, with a popular riverside restaurant.

A modern collection of 6 rooms and 1 apartment at a very reasonable price.  Sunil, the owner, wanders through the garden courtyard and restaurant most days, ensuring your every need is met. This will include a rather keen push for you to visit his jewellery shop, go on day trips with his drivers, take a fishing trip with him(!) or the neighbouring water sports centre.

Romantically set on the river overlooking a collection of riverboats and fishing boats, just a 5-minute boat trip from Bentotaís finest beach.  Sunil has an interesting group of local beach boys who bring a sociable selection of tourists to the restaurant each night, which makes for a fun evening.   Sam, the manager, and his staff are not as enthusiastic as Sunil and service is wanting at times.

Lonely Planetís founder Tony Wheeler has favoured this guesthouse since conception but we fear that standards have slipped over time.  Outside the gates, the riverside road and surrounding streets run through to bustling Aluthgama town.   

This is an unusual hotel for Boutique Sri Lanka but believe us when we say its brimming with young, fun atmosphere and is always a hit with travellers - even just as a place to drink and make friends.

 

Highs

Lows

  • Memorable late night drinking sessions
     
  • Reliable cars and drivers for daytrips
     
  • Local hideout
     
  • Sunil, the closest you will find to Sri Lankan mafia
     
  •  Riverboats
     
  •  Fabulous palm tree sunsets across the river
     
  • In-suite ayurvedic massage

 

  • restaurant service can be slow but there is plenty to entertain
     
  • Touts, but that's all part of the Sri Lankan charm
       
  • No private sunbathing or pool but a friendly boat service to the beach - just 5 minutes.

Quality
Overall Quality
Overall grade varies between 60% and 80%
Quality of Restaurant
Restaurant grade varies between 60% and 80%
Command of English
English grade varies between 70% and 90%
Quality of Service
Service grade varies between 50% and 70%
Quality of Bathroom
Bathroom grade varies between 70% and 80%
Beach Access
Groups Welcomed
Ayurveda
Maid Service
River
Cultural Sites
Restaurant
Diving
Good mobile
reception

Sunilanka Guest House, Aluthgama - check availability and book online for Sunilanka Guest House in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka - visit Boutique Sri Lanka now for more details. Sunilanka Guest House in Aluthgama: Young, lively, budget accommodation. Good fresh food and live music in main season.