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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great beach location. Rooms were clean but had a funny sea smell in them. Great food and well trained restaurant staff. The highlight was the transparent pool. My kids had a great time in it. Beach was nice with a lot of seashells and plenty of area. Nice little bar and the buffet had plenty of choices. Special commendation to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate at the restaurant but we're disappointed that the quality of the food did not match the clean look of the place. Staff were not particularly attentive and the food was just average. Quite pricey for what it is but maybe worth it just for drinks when the half price all day happy hour is on.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel isn't spread out over a vast area, and the public places are few, but the beach so closeby is something else! Beautiful, sandy and long. There are a large number of privately owned restaurants serving sea-food along the beach. Unawatuna is famous for its beach. The hotel has an unusual swimming pool, narrow and long, glass-sided facing the... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director Unawatuna Beach Resort (pvt) Ltd at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to review our hotel. You are one of the few reviewers who have correctly identified the core aspects of our hotel, which is the beach. The beach at Unawatuna has been reinvented. What it has lost in intimacy, it has gained in size and beauty. Currently, despite the Monsoon season, Unawatuna... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is built on a beautiful beach. The restaurant has very limited options for Vegetarians. The spa in the hotel closes at 6.30 and does not entertain walk-in customers. The room condition was not very good, it was small first and when room was changed, it was smelly.

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Paloma scott S, Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (pvt) Ltd at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very sorry that you have not responded to our private message, asking you to let us know exactly when you stayed at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We have been unable to find your booking or the day or days that you dined in our restaurant and stayed in our hotel. We are very anxious to respond to... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On Thursday we decided on a completely unplanned weekend family get-away and picked "Calamander Unawatuna Resort" for a one-night stay. The property is located in Unawatuna, famous for it's great beaches and much more. After an easy drive down the picturesque Southern Highway, my heart-sank momentarily as we turned in-to a dilapidated lane leading to the hotel, but what awaited... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director Unawatuna Beach Resort (pvt) Ltd and Board Representative for The Calamander Group Inc. at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time out to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, so comprehensively. Unplanned weekends and holidays are always the best, in my experience, but of course the stakes are always higher when it comes to staying in a hotel that you have not been to before. So it is especially satisfying for... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

It's a great little place to get away to for the weekend, especially now, that the beach is back. The rooms are nice and comfortable, the food is good and the location, excellent. It's an ideal place to relax and all in all, good value for money.

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Paloma scott S, Director Unawatuna Beqch Resort (pvt) Ltd & Boqrd Representative for The Calamander Group Inc at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank yon very much for taking the time to review our hotel. Your reporting on your experience and the description of the ambience of the hotel, encapsulates, exactly what we are striving to achieve for our guests. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott, Director Unawatuna Beach Resort (pvt) Ltd & Board... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stayed here September 2014 and were very skeptical upon arrival. You drive down a road which looks like a dirt track and through some big gates onto a small driveway. Reception and the restaurant are open plan so as you come in you see everything. We waited around 30-40 minutes at reception to check in, but were given fresh mango... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director Unawatuna Beach Resort (pvt) Ltd, Board Representative for The Calamander Group Inc. at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel, so comprehensively, and we are very honoured that you have remembered so much about the hotel nearly a year later. For the record, we are supremely aware that the road and approach to our hotel does not do justice to the hotel. The road is public... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

as with many of my other recent reviews we visited one evening with a small group of work colleagues. Place is nicely located on the NEW man made beach and the outlook along the beach is nice and relaxed, restaurant was quite quiet with mixed nationality visitors. Service was good and relaxed, it appears also that the hotel is popular... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of our hotel and you thought the food was worthy of mentioning. We hope very much that you will visit us again soon. And it is especially pleasing to us that our establishment provides a good place for business guests, looking for... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What started out as a possible 1-2 night stay while we travelled along the south coast, ended up being the place that we never left until we left the island- very easily using it as our oasis-like base while we explored the surrounds. (we did look at staying in other towns, but no accommodation options even came close in comparison... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director and Board Representative for The Calamander Group Inc. at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Most appreciated, your time and thoughtfulness, in your review of Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Myself and Mr Ajith, General Manager, are immensely proud that our staff have delivered so admirably and that all the efforts and thinking behind the infrastructure, decor and facilities, are so appreciated. Good to know that our Wifi was up to scratch and you enjoyed... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We stayed at UBR for 6 nights in March -- our second visit -- and we had just as much fun as on our first stay two years ago. The rooms are spacious, modern and very clean. Be sure to request sea view. Our three children had a wonderful time playing in the pool and the sea, and the beach... More 

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Paloma scott S, Director and Board Representive for The Calamander Group Inc. at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Firstly, a sincere thank you from all our staff, to you, for showcasing our hotel to the world in such a comprehensive way. You have touched on all the aspects that we strive to deliver to our guests. Your generosity of spirit in your words here, is the most valuable reward our staff can have. We would love... More 

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