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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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Calamander Unawatuna Beach is one of Sri Lanka's most popular beach resorts, located directly on Unawatuna Bay. The most renowned holiday destination on the South coast, Unawatuna Beach is famous for its natural beauty, laid back ambience, proximity to Galle Fort, a Unesco World Heritage site, and is the best beach in the country. UBR, established over 30 years ago, has been transformed, since November 2011, as Calamander Unawatuna Beach. The resort retains the relaxed character of the former UBR, the excellent service from long standing staff, good food and al fresco dining. The only hotel on Unawatuna Beach with swimming pools, Calamander Unawatuna Beach has built the first glass fronted lap pool in Sri Lanka and the longest, at 25 metres, in the Asia Pacific region. In addition a stunning Italian mosaic, 25 metres in length, outdoor pool, with adjoining jacuzzi and a separate children's paddling pool. Calamander Unawatuna Beach is a 4 star class hotel with five star facilities. It is the first beach hotel in Sri Lanka with accredited carbon neutral status and future projects aim to develop sustainable eco-technology in the hotel's power generation and transport services. Guests are encouraged to engage in utilising the resort's facilities in the most eco-friendly way, without compromising on comfort and are invited to offset their individual carbon foot print with a small, voluntary, financial contribution, to the hotel's carbon neutral status. Calamander Unawatuna Beach is a trail blazer in Sri Lanka, for the 'affordable luxury' concept. Its design ethos of modernity, complimenting the beauty of its geography, has proven to be popular with our guests from all over the world. This together with high standards of service, Calamander Unawatuna Beach is now renowned for being a family friendly resort welcoming Sri Lankans as well as foreign guests.
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Multilingual Staff
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I spent 2 days with my family - a party of 15. While it is not a luxurious hotel. We found the staff helpful and breakfast excellent. It is close to Galle and was very convenient. The pools were good.
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We spent 6 days at the resort after touring Sri Lanka and the welcome and hospitality was exceptional. All the facilities are very good, pools, bars, restaurant and especially the evening beach seafood barbecue. All the staff were eager to please, even though our stay was at
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Stayed here with a tour group.Garden Room on the ground floor.Despite it’s proximity to the reception WiFi was poor though better in the restaurant.Good Buffet Breakfast .The evening one failed to deliver on the much publicised fish/catch of the day.The “it might be king fish”
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This is an amazing hotel. Right on the beach, you can eat and drink with amazing views of the ocean and sunrises and sunsets. Very clean and, as with all of Sri Lanka, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very nice and they provided us with a breakfast when
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Response from OriginalPaloma, managing director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your sound endorsement of our beautiful hotel! Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott
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The resort has a great beach front location. The base room are pathetic and hence we upgraded to the family luxury suite which are decent and spacious. The restaurant servers pathetic food and waiters such as Mr Subuoth will make you feel unwelcome to a place like this, we did a
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Response from OriginalPaloma, managing director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your observations. We take all observations like yours in a positive spirit and we use the comments to serve as a reminder and focus of what we have to do. We apologize if any of our staff has made you feel unwelcome. We will look into the circumstances and question our staff regarding their behaviour towards you. Yours sincerely, Miss Paloma Scott
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The Luxury Room at the Calamander Unawatuna Beach
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The Deluxe Room at the Calamander Unawatuna Beach
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View of the Unawatuna sunset
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Garden view from Deluxe room
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Yes generally there are life guards thru the year
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Yes it does you get a ticket on check in which you hand in to the pool or beach staff (this is by the bar).
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I agree that the rooms overlooking the pool are a good call. My room was a first floor one and suited me perfectly but to tell truth I was hardly in it as the pools, beach, restaurant, and village kept me occupied from morning til night
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"Go with the flow most rooms look pretty similar to me."
"Higher floors have Sea views request, hotel directly on the beach, nice sized balcony."
"Very LOUD bar music it is impossible to escape"
"Ask for the front office manager and let them know if you are not happy with your provided room. THEY WILL HELP!"
"very good room 402"
$76 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
unawatuna beach hotel unawatunaunawatuna beach resort
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
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