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Thambapanni Retreat

Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 19 hotels in Unawatuna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
Capt_H_Reddy Colombo, Sri Lanka
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked two rooms at this hotel on agoda.com. However, when we arrived in town and had difficulty finding the hotel we were directed to the Thaproban pavillion resort and spa with no explanation. This is just for people to be aware. Please see our review on thaproban pavilion resort and spa.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Old mansion converted into a very tidy small hotel. Comes with the convenience of a tastefully designed pool, many options & budgets to choose from. The rooms have been tastefully decorated with antiques & artefacts sourced from the area. The staff very helpful, service very prompt. Just a short walk to the beach & non-stop party action, yet tucked away... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We really loved Unawatuna with its relax atmosphere. Thambapanni is also a good summary of it. The place is very nicely located just few minutes walk from the beach. The place is full of charm. The room is comfortable is located upstaris in the middle of the jungle. Very nice place that i would recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

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
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13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

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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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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Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
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Thambapanni Retreat Unawatuna
Thambapanni Retreat Hotel Unawatuna

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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#8 Family Hotel in Unawatuna #9 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
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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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