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The Sanctuary Spa

136 Beach Road, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
077 307 85 83
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Unawatuna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Spas
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Brussels, Belgium
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I got an Ayurvedic full body massage and boyfriend a Swedish massage and we are both fully satisfied! The place is nice and relaxing, the personal is really professional ! The price is really good for what we had. Better to book (we called them a week before). We wished we had more body parts to make the massage last... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had seven days in Unawatuna in July and we had seven massages. I have lower back problems and my wife has knee problems and the therapist identified them without us mentioning them, we had Prashanthi but all of the therapists are good. This was my fourth visit to Unawatuna and as soon as I unpack I call Sanctuary Spa!... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The place was amazing, tranquil, clean, well lit and the massage was so relaxing. It is worth the money that I paid which is far from the prices of the hotel spas. I would definitely comeback again, and again, and again. One Happy customer here !!!! Will recommend to friends :-)

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This beautiful spa is tucked away in Unawatuna. Beautiful tranquil gardens and open fields with palm trees surround. I loved the "open air" rooms and natural setting. The manager is a lovely, accommodating man and the masseurs were amazing. Not dirt cheap, but very affordable and an incredible experience. I would recommend to anyone visiting Galle/Unawatuna; simply beautiful.

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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

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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Moscow, Russia
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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

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 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

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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

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Estepona, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 !!!

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