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Thambapanni Retreat

Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is situated at the end of street/road full of other hotels and competing attractions. It is, however, far enough past these to be in what appears an oasis of calm amongst a setting of huge trees where you might well be entertained by the monkeys. We had a suite that was located high up ( not suitable for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed her with 2 friends for one night and thought it was a lovely oasis of calm in Unawatuna. The room was very nice and the staff were very friendly and accommodating - even when we overslept past breakfast they still fed us! I would have like to have stayed longer here to get more from the onsite spa... More 

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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice review and very pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us and found the staff warm and friendly. So happy to learn that you enjoyed the Spa and all the treatments by our trained therapists. If your travel brings you back to Sri Lanka, it would be great... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having not been to Unawatuna before, one would think staying at one of the beach hotels to be the best choice... Nope, having struggled past all of these and the tuk-tuk-busy local street and up a not very impressive alley, we checked in at Thambapanni Retreat situated and actually constructed at the very foot a Hanuman's famous rock. Here, one... More 

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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice review and very pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us .We are also delighted to learn that you found the staff helpful and friendly. If your travel brings you back to Sri Lanka, do come back and stay with us again. Kindest regards Front Office Manager More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location and very friendly staff. The hotel rooms were great, very clean and only a five minute walk to Unawatuna beach where you can use their sister resorts beach chairs. We enjoyed Jungle beach as it was less busy and no sales people. The only thing I would say is if you want a deal with a taxi or... More 

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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice review and for recommending our hotel.Very pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us. We are so glad to know that you found the room spacious and well appointed. As you have rightfully mentioned our of the Taxi service, some times that will be little expensive than the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thambapanni is a lovely place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the beach - the pool is great to hang out, the staff are brilliantly attentive and friendly and breakfast is a treat. We stayed in the cheapest room on the ground floor (which was clean and spacious) but the rooms with balconies look amazing... More 

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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice review and very pleased to learn that you had a comfortable stay with us. We are so glad to know that you found the hotel upkeep excellent,and we found the breakfast generous. Happy to know you liked our pool and appreciated the excellent attitude of the staff.. If your travel brings... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Property but... Facilities - Staff - Immaculate- Service - Breakfast - Rooms - everything but.... Unawatuna is going through big changes. There's no noise ordinance laws so neighboring properties can blast music at high levels around the clock, especially weekends. This unfortunately affects this near perfect "Retreat" It's location on the hill manages to catch sound from the beach... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am currently ober chilled by the pool on a comfy lounger at thambapanni retreat making the most of the free WiFi whilst my new husband (honeymoon couple) is on a scuba dive. I have a fresh orange juice in hand and am awaiting my salad. This place is amazing!! We are staying in no 2 - one of 2... More 

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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Delighted to get your wonderful review and very grateful to you for recommending our hotel. It is heartening to know that you found the hotel extremely clean and well maintained, the staff pleasant and efficient and the breakfast spread generous.Your encouraging words mean a lots to us and I have shared the same with the team. If your... More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is totally beautiful! The rooms are huge and have tropical outdoor style bathrooms (private of course). We arrived incredibly late (2.30am) due to flight delays but the staff were amazing and showed us to our room. Delicious breakfast included. The location is less than 5 minute walk to the beach but you wouldnt know as the resort is... More 

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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for such a wonderful review. It is thoughtful of you. Pleased to learn that you found the breakfast spread generous and delectable. Happy to know that you appreciated our well appointed bathroom and spacious room. Also delighted to learn that you found the staff courteous. Your warm and heartening comments have been shared with... More 

caracas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really pretty boutique hotel tucked away behind the main Unawatuna road. Recently refurbished. Friendly and helpful staff. Child friendly. We managed to get a ground floor room last minute over new year, which was close to the pool but had no private outside area. They provided an extra bed for the kids. Lovely little pool and great food, both international... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got a lovely large corner room with a balcony overlooking the pool and the green surroundings. In many cities this room would have been considered a one bedroom flat! The only negative is that the wall to the next door room was rather thin so if you want complete silence, another room might be better. The staff, including the... More 

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Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Thambapanni Retreat Unawatuna
Thambapanni Retreat Hotel Unawatuna
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#4 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna

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