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Thambapanni Retreat

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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, unique little hotel set in a lovely, lush garden. So charming and idyllic! The pool is shaded and very inviting. The Manager, Manjula was very helpful and upgraded us to a superior bungalow which was very spacious, clean and comfortable. A big thank you to Manjula, Dinesh, Saman, the pool attendant, front office and restaurant staff who were so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Boutique hotel in Unawatuna off the main roads. Very attractive setting with lots of plants around the entrance and pool. Small pool which is shaded. Nice room with comfy large bed. The sister resort has a better pool and is by the sea. You can use the facilities in either. Breakfast at the retreat was good.

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

Dear Guest Thank you so very much for delighting us with your warm and wonderful comments of your holiday experience at our Thambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna.. Pleased to know that our service associates took great care of you and made your visit even more enjoyable. Your generous comments have been shared with the entire team and we look forward to welcoming... More 

London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our stay at the Thambapanni. There is a very warm welcome - all of the staff were great especially the pool cleaner who was so happy and we could talk about cricket with the guys in the restaurant. The evening meals here were outstanding so we ate in most nights and had the best seafood of the trip.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at Thambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna and for sharing your kind words of appreciation with us. We are so happy to know that you had a pleasant experience while staying with us. Glad to know that our service associates took great care of you and made your stay even more enjoyable. In case your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here a few times and will keep coming back. The rooms are big and the tropical gardens surrounding the hotel. Is lovely. Staff are very friendly and the food delicious. It is just a few minutes stroll to the Unwauna beach.

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

Dear SiroAuckland Welcome Back to Thambapanni Retreat..!!! Thank you for the comment and It gives us immense pleasure to know that we were able to excite you with our hospitality and services and provide you with a wonderful stay experience at the hotel since you are the Repeater to thambapanni. Happy to know that our room stay was well suited... More 

Citta di Castello, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very happy to return once again to the Thambapanni. I took most of my meals there and indulged in daily Ayurvedic treatments from the spa Director, Ranjan. Everything was excellent, and especially so since the completion of the renovations and upgrading of the property. Its character and its prices have not apparently changed. My breakfasts and dinners were... More 

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

Dear Cedric H Welcome Back to your Home.....!!! Thank you very much for sharing your experience at theThambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and you appreciated our spacious Tower suites and friendly service. It is gratifying to read feedback such as yours. We strive to be a hotel, that understands guest’s needs better... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay here. The grounds are lovely and the rooms spacious, clean and up to date. We arrived very late and were taken straight to our rooms without any fuss. The manager is very conspicuous and makes a point of talking to all his guests; other staff are also really friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was nice but could... More 

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

Dear Guest, It gives immense pleasure to hear from. Thank you so very much for recommending Thambapanni Retreat, unawatuna and for sharing your delightful comments with us. We are so pleased to hear that you found our well located and echo green environment, loved the comfort and styling of our rooms. Your heartening comments have been shared with the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are very nice and the hotel compound is very safe and peaceful. The staff are friendly and helpful. The beach is 2 mins walk. We also had a visit from monkeys one day which was nice to watch them playing in the compound trees.

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

Dear David C Your wonderful review of The Thambapanni Retreat is much appreciated and thank you for noticing our special touches throughout the hotel. It is our endeavour to extend service beyond expectations for all our guests and I am glad we succeeded. our team hope to see you again very soon on your next visit to Sri Lanka. Yours... More 

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

We only stayed here for one night but it was a lovely, restful place to recover from our jet lag on arrival. It feels a little bit Indiana Jones with the overhanging tropical gardens, but the rooms have got an amazing, old world, colonial feel and the restaurant has a great mix of traditional local curry and fresh fish. Only... More 

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

Dear Adam G Many thanks for sharing your warm and wonderful comments with us. It gives us immense pleasure to know that we were able to delight you with our hospitality and services and provide you with an enjoyable stay experience even it is One night stay with us. We are so happy to hear that you were enchanted with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked Thambapanni Retreat during our December holidays, as the hotel we wanted to book their beach property was fully booked therefore we had the choice of booking Thambapanni Retreat. We have been here during our previous visit to Unawatuna for Ayurvedic treatments and I saw a the hotel has been done up nicely after they did the renovations. It... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for delighting us with your warm and wonderful comments. We are so pleased to hear that we were able to delight you with our hospitality and services and provide you with an enjoyable stay experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the view of our lush green gardens during your... More 

Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family, consisting of my wife, three boys and I, stayed at Thambapanni Retreat, initially booking for five nights before heading east for some touring and an eventual stay in Arugam Bay. Upon learning of our plans, hotel management, came up with a plan to provide transportation to all of our destinations at a very fair price and contacted their... More 

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

Dear Miller, Greetings From Thambapanni Retreat...!!!! Thank you so very much for sharing your kind words of appreciation with us on your stay experience at Thambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna. We are so happy to hear that we were able to delight you with our hospitality and services and satisfy you to the best of our ability. Glad to know that you... More 

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