We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Sanctuary Spa

136 Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
077 307 85 83
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas
73 visitor photos
Write a Review

114 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    62
    33
    8
    8
    3
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Vienna
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The ambience of the Spa is really beautyfull, the massage very relaxing. The masseuse who took care of me was very friendly and found the sore spots on my back immediatly. One thing I have to critisice: Apparently the PRICES on their HOMEPAGE are NOT CORRECT anymore what I was told rather snootily by the young man at the front... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

By far THE WORST massage I have ever had. Dirty with sweaty smelly, stained towels. My masseur had rough hands like a lumberjack and scratched me several times. The desire to massage my buttocks and expose them ( the rooms are overlooked by reception/waiting area) was extremely uncomfortable. The stomach "massage" so painful (I should note here I have a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The second year - and i hope it will be every year)) - i visit this paradise spa salon! Be sure its absolutely beautiful and perfectly spa salon as well place for your "time well spent for yourself" )). It has very friendly professional therapists, perfectly atmoshere and massage! Thank you very much for your friendliness and paradise place Sri... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Visited the Sanctuary spa three times for a 1 hour ayurvedic massage. The massage rooms are surrounded by very beautiful jungle. While it was probably the most expensive massage in Unawatuna (LKR3500 for 1 hour), I returned because of the lovely surroundings and beautifully designed and rustic massage rooms. I knew I was getting a quality massage here in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Unawatuna for 10 days and visited The Sanctuary Spa on 2 occasions for fabulous massages. The staff, as with all locals we met, are very friendly. The gentleman on reception had good English and was very professional. The Spa was tranquil and welcoming and our full body massages were superb. The staff started by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Estepona, Spain
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We're a couple of french and we was in Unawatuna just for 4 days and the first thing we wanted to find was a good spa for massage.... and we find. The sanctuary spa is very clean and people are nice. We try 3 kind of full body massage and we enjoyed a lot !!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I now live in Unawatuna (lucky girl that I am) so I can base my experience on not just one trip to this Spa but over half a dozen. And the reason that I keep coming back is because the therapists are without fail great at what they do! and because it is great value for money. The Sanctuary Spa... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I think this is the most beautiful place i've had a massage in.Its located down a little alleyway across from the beach and is simple and cute There are about 5 treatment rooms and two of them seem like they are in a treehouse. I could hear the waves of the Indian ocean and look out onto the branches of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It was night and it was raining we came up with an idea for massage - came to sanctuary and waited only half an hour - one hour massage in row atmosphere no windows no proper walls, just the wild and really nice professional hands. I was very relaxed and over all had great experience - definitely advice to try... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We were very lucky and could make an appointment for the same afternoon, both of us for the head and shoulder massage. It was so relaxing, the aroma oils smelled amazing, and afterwards I felt super. The atmosphere is also very serene. It was a bit more expensive than other spas (2600 LKR for 30 mins) but it is definitely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Sanctuary Spa also viewed

 

Been to The Sanctuary Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Sanctuary Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing