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Thambapanni Retreat

Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unawatuna is full of backpackers who come to party on the beach and stay at cheap hotels. If that's what you want then Thambapanni is not for you. But if you want a beautiful quiet setting, fantastic food, lovely rooms, wonderful attentive service then this is the right place. We stayed for two days and added an extra day because... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week at the start of our Sri Lanka trip and overall were pleased. There were a few niggles - I think we got unlucky on the room stakes & got quite a dark one not overlooking the pool (ask not to be in room 2!). Also we found the reception staff very unhelpful, to the... More 

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Thaproban, Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Greetings from Thambapanni Leisure ! Thank you for recommending us as one of the best leisure destination in Unawatuna , Thambapani Retreat is a nature friendly Boutique hotel with modern facilities, where you can experience real tranquility and serenity. Dear customer , it is unfair to say that our reception staff were being rude to you ,... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a tower room which we all loved! There were a lot of steps up to it, but it meant that we were high up in the trees and were able to greet the new day together with the monkeys! Our room was beautiful and a little quirky, with a lovely balcony and great décor. The staff were all... 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. We have also noted your positive words about our staff and have shared your kind compliments with my team.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the fairly secluded small hotel. The manager was very attentive to our needs and to all the service provided by the staff. Asked for his card so I could mention him by name but unfortunately left it in my pants pocket when it went thru the laundry.Nice pool. Wish my wife and I could have stayed longer. Must climb... 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. If your travel brings you to Sri lanka, do come back and stay with us again. Kindest regards Group Front Office Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location, tucked away from the bustle of Unawatuna beach but v close at the same time. The decor is superb but understated. The yoga class was a lovely start to the day as was the generous, waiter-served breakfast. We had a very spacious room (room no 9), with separate bathroom and dressing room. We didn't try the restaurant in... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay and found the overall experience enjoyable. Glad to learn that you were impressed with the room standards of the Room No 9 and found the Yoga Class was good. If your travel brings you back to Sri Lanka, we would be delighted... More 

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel in Jan 3rd to 4th 2015 and really enjoyed our time. But we would have enjoyed better if we got a room in the new wing just above the pool. When you reserve, specifically ask for that particular rooms as they are nicer in every way. However, you have to climb a lot of stairs... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your nice review and we appreciate it immensely. We are so pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay. Happy to know that you appreciated our hotel's new wing's rooms which has been newly build as a Superior Bungalow.you may able to book one of this room for your next stay If your travel... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here; it really is a lovely place, very relaxing and peaceful yet just a short walk to the beach, bars and restaurants. It wasn't without its faults however, mainly due to a lack of attention to detail. Bathroom door extremely difficult to close (and open) and I'm sure the noise of trying to push it... More 

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Citta di Castello, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here several times and have always enjoyed it. On this visit I slept elsewhere but used several of Thambapanni's facilities. In particular I attended Ranjan's excellent yoga class at 8 each morning and also a series of treatments in his ayurvedic spa, including shirodara and steam baths and massage. He is very professional, knowledgeable and expert and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, quiet location in a bustling beachside village. Nice room and comfortable bed. Very helpful and friendly staff, nothing too much trouble. Restaurant prices a bit high but very good, some good beachside places to eat though.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small spa hotel is situated a 5 minute walk from the lovely Unawatuna beach. Built into the rock and jungle, you really feel you are far from the madding crowd. Its quiet and yet convenient. The staff are so helpful, unintrusive and friendly. There is a small pool, a yoga room and massage treatment. I am not going to... 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:
#2 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#4 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna

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