Lara's Place is a lovely family-run guesthouse with beautiful panoramic views over Unawatuana Bay and the Indian Ocean.

Just 15 minutes from the historic town of Galle, Lara's Place is a peaceful and blissful respite, only a few minutes' walk from the beach, yet quiet, private and relaxing.

All year-round, the daytime temperature is about 30 C (85 F), with the evenings and the nights cooling to a comfortable level.

The guesthouse, which is set in a lush tropical garden, has three apartments. On the second floor, two en-suite bedrooms with each offering hot water bathrooms, air-conditioning and a safe, open onto a spacious balcony where you can relax with your book, watch the fireflies come out at night, and enjoy superb-home cooked Sri Lankan or Western meals made with fresh ingredients purchased that day.

Both apartments have double beds and a mini-fridge, as well as access to complimentary, fast Wifi.

Our premier room is the penthouse suite, which has an extensive outdoor entertainment area, a kitchen and dining area, and an en-suite bedroom. The penthouse, which also has access to our complimentary Wifi, has its own private access, air-conditioning, a safe - and the best views in Unawatuna. The shower has hot and cold water.

We can organise a return transfer, via private taxi, to Colombo airport at your request on booking. The journey, which follows the new highway, takes approximately two hours.

You can also use our tuk-tuk service to transport you to the surrounding beaches, the historic sights of Galle, take you shopping, and to explore the many other places of interest.

Rates for 2013/2014

Up to 19 December 2013: Double bedroom, per night, US$55-00 (inclusive of breakfast)

19 December 2013 to 05 January 2014: Double bedroom, per night, US$65-00 (inclusive of breakfast)

6th January to 30 November 2014: Double bedroom, per night, US$60-00 (inclusive of breakfast)

Penthouse: (all year): US$120-00

The B&B rate includes a continental breakfast. For a small additional amount - either RS.300 or RS.400 - guests may also opt for a special breakfast, a Sri Lankan-style breakfast, or a platter of local fresh fruits.

Check in: 13h00

Check out: 11h00

Please contact us via email or cellphone to reserve a booking.

Call or sms: +94 7739 907 43

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We look forward to welcoming you to Lara's Place and Sri Lanka