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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

The hotel is very close to unawatuna beach. The rooms are very clean & spacious rooms. The hotel staff was very friendly & provided us great guidance for our tour . The hotel restaurant has very Nice ambience. The stay was very comfortable. Really nice place to relax.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we booked the place we were uncertain as to what kind of accommodation this would be but it turned out really pleasant. Rooms were ok - comfortable. Breakfast consisted of a really wide spread - seriously cannot complain. Likewise with dinner. Beach - simply beautiful. Lovely place to kayak and do some sea sports. Lovely outdoor seats which could...

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

all amenities are available in the resort and right on the beach. Most rooms are sea facing, but some rooms are facing towards the road and no value for room rent paid. The food spread is good. For vegetarians, there are unique srilankan food in buffet. seafood is plenty. There are many small Beach restaurants catering to various types of...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is an all around great resort with the exception of the smoking issue. Pros: The staff is terrific, super friendly, and helpful, the resort is modern and clean, the restaurant is fantastic, breakfast is amazing, the location is perfect (on the beach and a quick taxi to Galle), it's quiet and peaceful and was one of our favourite...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Situated on the beach the location is stunning. Customer service is very good and all staff are very friendly. The junior suite is well appointed and spacious. The buffet dinner and breakfast is extensive but on this occasion they seemed to have really lowered the spice level.

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best beach resorts I have ever stayed, well with a few minor niggles of course With a refreshing welcome drink, check in was efficient and smooth. Even before the check in was complete they handed over wifi password :) Rooms: Extremely spacious rooms with bed big enough to sleep 3 and a rollaway got big enough to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like everything in Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Very considerate staff big thank you to Rasika -housekeeper, to Lucky Kanchana and thanks Sumudu Surendra for there work and open hearts I advise you this Hotel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got a sudden day off on Sunday 20/11 and thought to drive to Unawatuna Beach in Galle. We were enjoying the wonderful beach as it is a wonderful day for us as it was very gloomy and no sun. My friend suggested that we should go to Calamander Hotel (former UBR) for Lunch. They served a la Carte menu...

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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 visit to the restaurant at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We sincerely apologize that our pasta did not come up to your expectations but we are most heartened to hear that Chef Dilshan made up for the shortcomings in his desire to put things right and that you enjoyed dining with...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 6 nights here. They mixed up our booking for interconnecting rooms but made up for it nicely with upgrades for our group. Pools were great but beach not friendly to young children - too steep with shore breakers. Restaurant and bar too pricey but Black and White too doors east was amazing!

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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. We apologize for the mix up with the rooms but we are very glad we were able to sort things out to your satisfaction. Please do avail yourself of our site, Save Una on face book, which will give you the complete picture of...

Sydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got caught in rain and retreated in here for dinner, food was acceptable (though overpriced due to hotel and service taxes), but I was desperate for wifi to get some emails done and the waiter went over and above to get it working for me. I think they rebooted the router in the end and all was good. The food...

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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 the restaurant at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We have noted your comments regarding the WI-FI and we will check what the issues were in order to mitigate the problem reoccurring. We are glad that our Thai red curry pizza, was a welcome change. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • 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 80600, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $80 - $266 (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
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“The higher floors may have better views.”
 of 5 bubbles lakshmyb, 3 days ago | Read review
“choose rooms that is sea/beach facing.”
 of 5 bubbles snagesh, 3 days ago | Read review
“Junior suite heeft een jacuzzi en is extreem groot! Bedden zijn van goede kwaliteit”
 of 5 bubbles 262rapha_ll, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“get room with ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 243itayf, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“i opted for garden view. nut got the good view of the sea not only from the balcony but also from the bed.”
 of 5 bubbles MoumitaTarafdar, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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