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Chicago, Illinois
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The property is great, with easy beach access. Our rooms were also lovely, the highlight being the Jacuzzi. Breakfast spread was rather poor, and options for Lunch & Dinner catered more to bland continental food than local Sri-lankan food, which was our only pet peeve, but we managed to get some mouth watering food from other restaurants on the beach...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very unimpressed by this hotel. On arrival, we were shown a more expensive room than we had booked and asked if we would like to upgrade. We took the more expensive room and were immediately asked to hand over cash for the difference in price between this and the original room booked. I asked if this could be...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in a deluxe double room with a garden view but unfortunately the room had no garden view and it was quite smaller than we expected. Also the view was horrible. The room had an extra bed even though we did not ask for it. So it took 1.5 hours and 4 calls to room service to remove the...

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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Reading some of the negative reviews, I am wondering if it is the same resort that we were in. We were treated with the utmost courtesy and respect. The staff were extremely courteous. Anil, Lakmal, Rohan(animation dept), Pradeep, Chrishantha,Thilina and chef Kumara (makes the best hoppers we have eaten) at the restaurant were outstanding. Even the house-keeping staff Ajith, Gayan...

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Hampshire, UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'll keep this as short as I can. This hotel boasts sea and garden views. Through our trip organisor, we booked 2 Super Deluxe rooms for 6 nights. Our rooms turned out to be ground floor, at the back of the reception, with a small triangle of grass, and a wall between that and the carpark. There was a walkway...

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Worcestershire
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is 6 years old and is in a beachside location. The beach is good for walking and swimming. The pools are lovely and clean. The rooms are small - we were moved to a slightly larger room as the lock on our door was broken on our arrival. The curtains were not clean and the standard of decor...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Reading this catalogue of dissatisfaction, on behalf of the my management team, we can only apologise for the issues that you raised. Our staff acted promptly to upgrade you. We do our level best to keep the standards of cleanliness at a consistent and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 6 of us stayed for 3 nights in January. The location was perfect - right on the beach with hotel sunlounge available for use. We really enjoyed the yoga class and water aerobic class - both with Lakmal who was a fantastic teacher and even scheduled the water aerobic session to suit our schedule. He also organised...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are most appreciative of your observations and description of your experience of staying at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. You have encapsulated in a few words the quality of our staff and in particular, Lakmal, who is a fantastic yoga teacher. Kind but firm is his method of imparting instructions. We do hope you will choose Calamander Unawatuna Beach,...

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few days at this hotel. The rooms were clean, the showers were hot and the water pressure was perfect. The AC worked great. The staff were pleasant. It seems that the hotel may be going through an ownership/remodeling phase. So there were a few hiccups but nothing drastic. The hotel restaurant only does buffets and that is...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this review of your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach; your observations are most instructive: we will certainly take note and strive to improve our service. We do hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott.

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel is located in the best area of Unawatuna, clean and quite beach in front of the hotel - believe its maintained by the hotel. Excellent staff loved their attitude, clean hotel - dining area has a amazing view on the beach, but there was not much of spread on the dinner and breakfast, no complains on the food....

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Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and revelled in all the activities and facilities that we have to offer our guests. We do hope you will come and stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach again. Kind regards, Madam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the price we paid per night at this hotel we expected more from it and especially a better breakfast. The breakfast is below avarage. The staff is friendly, but a bit unexperienced on how things should be done on a hotel of this magnitude. Sure there were free sunbeds and towels at the beach, but the dinner menue was...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Address: Parangiyawatta, Unawatuna, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $86 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Calamander Unawatuna Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
Unawatuna Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“If budget permits, get an ocean view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Holidaytraveller2016, 2 days ago | Read review
“Room layout varies significantly. Have a look at a few different options before selecting one.”
 of 5 bubbles Z4212SRsarahr, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“If you want a view in the beach, please request in advance some rooms in the old wing has no views at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Rohan0971, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We stayed in room 703.Would be a perfect location for elderly people with walking difficulties or maybe people with young children”
 of 5 bubbles Marymcgrath15, Jan 10, 2017 | Read review
“Opt for the upper level rooms”
 of 5 bubbles TheHarpist, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
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