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Thambapanni Retreat

Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 60800, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 18 hotels in Unawatuna
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a little piece of heaven in Sri Lanka look no further than the Thambapanni retreat hotel. It is a beautiful hotel in a peaceful tropical setting where you can get away from the world or just walk five minutes down the street and you are in the heart of it all. The hotel rooms were... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Thambapanni Retreat for 3 nights in March 2014. After 3 1/2 weeks traveling in Nepal and Sri Lanka we wanted a little bit of luxury that wouldn't break the bank, and the Thambapanni Retreat fitted the bill perfectly. The grounds are lovely, set around wildlife and nature with a nice little swimming pool. The staff were all excellent... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights at the end of our busy tour of the island. It was perfect for us; peaceful, welcoming and comfortable. The first room we had for 1 night was large and comfortable but a bit dark, we were then upgraded to "the tower" which was lovely (if you didn't mind the steps). It had a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent five nights here recently. Tried to book for another three but unfortunately they were fully booked. The hotel is away from the noisy part of town yet only a five minute walk to the main beach and all the restaurants and bars. The setting is beautiful with the lovely swimming pool the central attraction. The staff were very good... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unawatuna was our last of nine stops in our three week tour of this beautiful island. We were not disappointed even though we did not get off to the best of starts. Our driver/guide had been of immense help throughout our tour, and we intended to entertain him at Thambapanni. However this was not to be as the Manager informed... More

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Citta di Castello, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was here for three nights, my 4th or 5th visit to this unusual place. The tower rooms were as usual comfortable but a long climb up from reception. Wonderful trees all around them. Somewhat haphazard maintenance; we had to report several defects, e.g. safe not working. One of the stars here is the excellent masseur Ranjan who is expert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Great hotel with all amenities and a lovely pool)))). it was my first trip to Asia, and thanks to the manager staff that such a friendly and affable met us and helped relax. Incidentally cuisine is delicious and the chef with a big mustache us perfectly cooked their meals.)))

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Moscow, Russia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Very nice, cozy hotel. Beautiful green area with swimming pool. Rested with a small child. Our room was overlooking the pool and in the afternoon, when the child was asleep, it was nice to sit on the terrace enjoying the view. The hotel staff and manager are very friendly and welcoming. Nice to talk to. Very good attitude, especially to... More

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North Male Atoll
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I needed somewhere relaxing, peaceful and comfortable which was close enough to Galle and a decent beach but not in amongst the hustle and bustle. This was exactly what I found at Thambapanni. From the efficient transfer from Colombo airport, to the friendly welcome from Angelica on reception and Chaminda and the attentive staff in the restauran,t I felt more... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Disappointing - rooms on the dark and gloomy side due to setting amidst trees and with a cliff (?) behind. Not a bad position far enough from the beach to be quiet but close enough to walk to and from easily. Breakfasts very indifferent- the main job of the unfriendly waiters and unsmiling head waiter seemed to be to get... More

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Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna 60800, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#8 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury boutique hotel with 16 rooms, surrounded by lush greenery and two minutes walk from the lovely Unawatuna Beach. All rooms are air conditioned, has en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water and mini bar. Some rooms over looking the sea or the the pool. The bungalows surrounded by many trees and view of the jungle. Most rooms have large balconies and on request a hammock will be included. ... more   less 
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