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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

South Wales
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Pune, India
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stayed in UBR for 2 nights, excellent service and location. Location is amazing, beach is spot on. Ground staff and management staff is are very polite and make you feel @home. Would surely recommend to stay in UBR to enhance their Srilanka experience.

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

Dear Guest, We are absolutely delighted that your experience at Calamander Unawatuna Beach was so positive and we are very proud that our staff were able to consistently deliver a five star service in all areas. We do hope that you will return to Unawatuna and that you will come and stay with us again. And thank you for taking... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Rooms were big and comfortable. Unawatuna beach is so beautiful and so many places to dine in the night. Great place for both young and not so young. Lots of water based activities in and around the hotel.

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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 to review our hotel and we are delighted that you enjoyed being in Unawatuna and that your were able to utilise to the full, our water sport facilities. We do hope you will visit Unawatuna again and we would be delighted if you come and stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach.... More 

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42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Calamander is for sure worth for the location, located in the beautiful sandy beach in Unawatuna. The rooms are nothning special but clean. Staff is nice and helpful. Food is served in an open restaurant on the beach, the dishes are tasty and a little bit overpriced but you can find some cheaper restaurant if you just walk down the... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us, enjoyed our beautiful location and the food. The prices of the food in our restaurant is consistent with similar hotels of our standard. We make no apologies for being properly licensed and paying taxes and we are proud to be... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here to be able to visit Galle and whale watch in Mirissa Clean modern bright super comfy bed lots of helpful staff lil sports bar on beach Beach n pool clean Quiet season now so can't say if good when busy Desk rate was high but they matched booking.com rate which inc breakfast was acceptable

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

Dear Guests, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We strive to provide a comprehensive service at all times of year and we value all our guests at whatever time of the year they choose to stay with us. We hope you will visit us again and test us out in the peak season. Kind... More 

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