We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Calamander Unawatuna Beach

3.5 of 5 Unawatuna, Galle, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Write a Review

155 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    44
    69
    23
    11
    8
See reviews for
33
56
12
12
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (42)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (155)
  • Mar-May only
    (29)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (17)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (41)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (68)
All months
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
75 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
King George, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

London, England, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a good standard if slightly bland. Very nice rooms with comfy beds. Excellent service. The food is buffet style with a large range of options and is all good. The beach has eroded so isn't large and currently there is only a temporary pool (whilst they build a new one and a kids pool) which is tiny... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. At the moment we are building the new main pool which will include a jacuzzi, separate kids paddling pool and a special feature only to be revealed at the opening. By Summer 2015 both pools of the hotel will be in operation. The glass fronted lap pool is the first of its kind... More 

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights in January. When you book a 'resort' you think facilities and activities...UBR is not this. Its actually fairly small and quiet. There is a small gym and a volleyball court but no-one played. The restaurant is a nice setting and good breakfast. We ate out every night as so many really great and very economical places... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your experience of our hotel. UBR does indeed have resort in its name and we are aware that currently we do not provide the full facilities that you would expect from a resort. However, the facilities we do have, namely a volleyball court, (which is extremely popular and well... More 

Stockholm
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well kept and with good standard. The staff is very well trained nice and helpful.You get the feeling that the hotel is well managed. In feb 2015 when we were there the mail pool was under construction and the smaller pool is not aimed for children.And to have darkbrown tiles to walk on is not the best choice as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your comprehensive review. We are delighted that you consider us as the best place to eat and that you enjoyed the service provided by our staff. The new main pool will be opened for Summer 2015 and is especially suitable for families with children. The lap pool is designed for swimmers and to provide our... More 

Switzerland
Top Contributor
414 reviews 414 reviews
84 hotel reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did not stay at hotel, but we were reguar customers of the restaurant which serves the best meals in the area. Especially enjoyed the traditional Sri Lankan curry. Nice place to chill and enjoy the drinks at the bar too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review our restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you qualify our meals as the best available and that you have enjoyed the traditional Sri Lankan food. We believe that the stunning location of our restaurant and 680 Blu Bar makes it a great place to relax and we are glad that you have... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleagues and I often stay at the UBR when in transit in connection with work. We are always greeted with courtesy regardless of whatever time we arrive and how long we might be staying. Accommodation is superb by any standards. Food is always top of our list and we are never disappointed - the buffet breakfast is a feast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a review. We are delighted to hear that you are staying with us regularly and enjoy our food, service and facilities so much. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Unawatuna Beach has seen better days. Its quite beautiful, but due to erosion, the beach itself is quite tiny. In fact, at the Calamander Unawatuna Beach hotel, the beach isn't even there...the water comes all the way up to the hotel. Guests rest in beach chairs that are not actually on the beach. To get to the beach... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you taking the time to review and comment on Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Your observations regarding the beach are very much in the public domain. The beach has been severely eroded. However the Coastal Conservation Department is putting a lot of public money into pumping sand onto the rock strewn shoreline. The debate is now about removing the... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renovated nice Hotel.This was our 2nd visit to this hotel within 2014. Front Office Staffs,Restaurant Staffs ,Room Services are excellent.Special Thanks to Suranga in the front Desk because of his kind services during our 1st visit,we visited again. Pool was under renovation & there was no beach near the hotel.So my kids were so sad but the kind staffs provided... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank for reviewing your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you have come back for a second time and that the service of one of our staff is highly recommended. We value the service of our staff and are glad that they could accommodate the wishes of you and your family. By Summer 2015 our... More 

HYDERABAD
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is having Beach view but not beach.Service of staff good.Location is nice and Water sports facilities are near by and good. Overall experience is satisfactory. It is worth the money spent.The prices are flexible.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed the beautiful location. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Calamander Unawatuna Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Address: Unawatuna, Galle, Unawatuna, Galle, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Calamander Unawatuna Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Travelocity, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, EasyToBook and Odigeo so you can book your Calamander Unawatuna Beach reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
Unawatuna Beach Resort

141 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (110)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (15)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (21)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (28)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (31)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (7)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (7)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay