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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 56 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very good place to stay. The rooms are comfy and tidy. There's a good restaurant with a nice buffet breakfast, and decent alternatives for lunch/dinner. The location is very good, and you can swim on the beach, or by their pool. The staff was very helpful and polite during the whole stay. Definitely worth the money. Would... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed staying in Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We note that you are very well travelled and therefore we are take it as a great compliment that you found our service, food and ambience to a high standard. We hope that you will visit us again, in the future, when we will have a magnificent... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also called UBR. Best hotel in the area. Unawatuna is a lovely bay. Actually swimable which many other places are not. UBR is right on the water. Litteraly 5m from the restaurant with uninterrupted views. Really special (and food is good). Excellent service e.g. cheap luxury hotel minibus for daytrips.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your compliments about our hotel. We are very proud that you, as an experienced reviewer, enjoyed your stay so much. Unawatuna Beach is rare that it has, despite the strong currents, safe bathing, And of course when the tide is out and the water calm, there is nothing to beat swimming in Unawatuna... More 

Moratuwa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to UBR on 18th April for one night stay and found it to be a very nice place now. I was there long before with some friend from India, bu the place now looks stunning. Sea was still rough for swimming, but there were people outside offering jet ski and banana boat rides. Food was good, but tasted similar... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your day and night in Calamander Unawatuna Beach and that you recognize all the changes that we have made and the impact it has had on the perception of the hotel from being a well loved but rather run down... More 

2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Where do I begin, the rooms are fantastic! Clean, well decorated the outdoor lounge and pool area are second to non, beautiful. The best thing about this place is the service, the staff went above and beyond the call of duty! They made us feel so special. We travelled across sti lanka and stayed in the best hotels all across... More 

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

Dear Guest, It is not often that I have read such a positive review of a hotel anywhere in the world, let alone Sri Lanka! Speaking on behalf of The Calamander Group, I am immensely proud of all the hard work our staff at Calamander Unawatuna Beach have put in to making the hotel what it is today. A friendly,... More 

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