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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna, Galle, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Poznan, Poland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this is a really nice hotel, with great restaurant and amazing people! Nice rooms, comfy sunbeds, swimmingpool, great restaurant...it all made our stay in Unawatuna fantastic, even though we didnt enjoy the beach that much. The only problem was with wifi, but...we were on holidays so we didnt need it:),

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our restaurant, staff and pool facilities. Now the beach of Unawatuna Bay is restored, there is a beautiful 30 metre stretch of beach in front of the hotel available to our guests for a sunbath, sports activities or dinner on the beach. We apologize... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just so everyone knows my point of view, I am a young professional in my mid 20s and travel more than 160+ days a year for work and holiday. if you are considering visiting Unawatuna and Sri Lanka, I would highly recommend it. However, unless this hotel is significantly cheaper and you do not mind any of comments below, do... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director and Board Representative at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to review our hotel so thoroughly. We note that you stayed at Calamander Unawatuna Beach a year ago. Since April 2014 much has happened regarding the beach and we are in a continual cycle of improving our service and infrastructure. With the advent of the building of the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 6 nights here with a friend in January 2015. We had an excellent time. We stayed in a deluxe room which was maintained to a very high level by our very helpful room cleaners. Clean beach towels were delivered daily to the room. Free daily yoga classes at 10am were excellent and a key part of our holiday.... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing a review. We are extremely delighted to read that you have enjoyed all the aspects of your stay, including the cleanliness of the room, our food and the yoga classes. We will convey your message to our staff members. The process of restoring the beach is ongoing at the moment, the authorities... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and our friends visited this amazing hotel during this weekend for a day spend and it was indeed a great experience overall. Hotel was located by the Unawatuna beach and has a amazing view from the bar and the main restaurant. The staff was really friendly and service we received was excellent. what we really enjoyed was the... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing a review. We are pleased to hear that you rate our hotel as excellent and that you and your family have enjoyed the day with us. We will convey your compliments about the buffet to our Chef and Kitchen team. And we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Miss Paloma... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an A1 Hotel, The rooms are superb, the food is the best we have had, with a choice for all tastes on both the al la carte and the buffet. All the staff are 100% for the customer enjoyment and satisfaction. We are looking forward to our return.

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the food so much and we are looking forward to welcome you again. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the hotel early March together with my company staff on annual get together. Our schedule was to arrive at hotel before lunch spend the day at beach,following day morning to go out on whale watching,back again for lunch and leave. I arrived at the hotel in the evening only,they made me drive toward the back end of the... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director and Board Representative at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. The aluminum door that you allude to is in fact the door to the bathroom. It is lightweight and a sliding door to save space. The frontage of the room has high quality double glazed glass paneled doors and windows that have been designed especially for the hotel... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here on the first stop over in Galle out of Colombo as we headed off on our tour of Sri Lanka. It ended up being a bad experience and not entirely the fault of the hotel. What should have been a 3 hour trip along the coastal drive from Colombo took 6 hours, in the pouring rain, with... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director and Board Representative at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very sorry that your initial experience of visiting Sri Lanka was in one of the wettest December's that we can remember. This unseasonal deluge affected the entire island and during this period it was extremely difficult to keep the communal areas of the hotel dry. We... More 

Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose here for our last night after reading the reviews on Agoda. It's a nice place especially compared to other resorts we stayed in Sri Lanka. We wanted to be on the beach, but all resorts like that are $200+ in Unawatuna like Coco Beach. So we chose Calamander for $80, 100 after tax and service. Highlights are the... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate you chose us over other hotels and we are pleased to hear that the lap pool, breakfast and our service are part of the highlights of your stay. The beach has indeed been eroded, which is well known and documented and published in several news articles.... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
77 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its odd that a resort hotel has no beach or pool, but this will be sorted out soon. I love this hotel, its in a good location, and the rooms are huge and very comfortable. The new pool is being built, and the beach is returning. Good loungers above the beach, and a trendy bar next to them. The restaurant... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you stayed with us for the second time. And that you enjoyed the rooms and consider our food as excellent. We are indeed in the process of constructing a new pool which will be open by Summer 2015. At the moment our glass fronted lap pool with... More 

King George, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 3 nights at the Unawatuna Beach Resort in February 2015. The room was on the second floor of a building detached from the main building. The room was large with en suite bathroom, the bed comfortable and with a terrace with a glimpse of the ocean. Wi-Fi was not good in this building but possible... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are delighted to hear that you consider our standards and facilities as first class. And that you have enjoyed the food at the buffet and the friendly service of our staff. The beach erosion of Unawatuna Bay is well documented and the rocks in... More 

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