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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Calamader is the remnant of the much loved "UBR: Unawatuna Beach Resort" which used to be top hotel in Unawatuna. Since recently a new management has taken the reigns and the quality has just deteriorated. Rooms and small yet well equipped but food is quite poor. Buffet lacks the variety and quality that other hotels have. Also price is... More 

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Thank Miyuru W
Hong Kong, China
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach front setting. Rooms bright and airy - clean & well equipped. The ethos is to focus on doing the basics right - which they do. Breakfasts very good. One pool under renovation but expected in low season. A special thanks to Ravinder, who organised a lovely romantic private dinner on the beach, making a very special evening.

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1 Thank Mulan2014
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 2 children to Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort for a morning to use the pool. We purchased the day pass with no issues for a modest fee (1500 LKR for 1 adult and 1 child. Children 4years and under were free we were told). The pool is well maintained and supervised. Pool chairs are available and there is... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss the restaurant and bar by the beach. Great food and drink overlooks the Unawatuna beach. Great view at dusk. Cocktail with local twist like arrak and king coconut concoction is available, ask for their drink menu and explore their yummy local cocktail.

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Thank Chris P
Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and this hotel restaurant served the best rice and curry we ever had in srilanka. The flavours were amazing and we really enjoyed it. Only thing is we were 4 adults but we got served a very small portion of curries which was a little disappointing. When we asked we were given a topup but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived for 2 nights at Calamander to spend with my partner while on holiday. I am currently working in SL so had visited the property 2 weeks prior to confirm it was suitable. At this time, the main lap pool over looking the beach was under construction. I asked if it would be available for me stay and I... More 

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Thank Michelle A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for 5 nights during which we had a very relaxing time. We upgraded to the Junior Suite which was a bigger room and had a lovely Jacuzzi. The food at the restaurant is ok, but it's nothing to write home about. Swimming pool was ok, but quite small. Location is great as you can walk... More 

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OriginalPaloma, Executive Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (pvt) Ltd at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review
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Cher invité, Merci d'avoir pris le temps de revoir Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Nous notons que vous avez apprécié le bar... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great hotel with lots of features like restaurant, bar, pool, table tennis, walking distance to an amazing beach and more.... The staff is throughout extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet offers a lot of variety, and there are plenty of places at the beach and in walking distance to sneak out and have dinner or a drink if... More 

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Thank Hegoats
OriginalPaloma, Executive Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (pvt) Ltd at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are most grateful for your observations and comments. We are just sorry that the glass fronted pool was out of service when you were here but we hope you enjoyed our sun pool and turtle and the outside jacuzzi. We have taken on board your comments regarding communicating to the guests the facilities and status of the... More 

Kandy
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite hotel in Sri Lanka. I have stay there few time. Food is fantastic. Service is great. I like the guys in reception. Very friendly and open to every one. Yes they have nice smile for every one. Rooms are very comfortable. I like the bath way they have arranged the rooms. when I was there for... More 

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OriginalPaloma, Executive Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (pvt) Ltd at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. It is immensely satisfying for the management to know that you have stayed with us on several occasions and you enjoy so many aspects of the service we provide. And what a lovely compliment "I felt so sad to leave". Thank you. Kind regards,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful hotel and located right on the beach. They have delicious pizzas on the menu and hotel staff is very helpful.  I am giving it a rating of 3 bcoz of the following reasons: We were not very happy with the cleanliness. Our bed sheets and comforters were not clean. Though they were white but they looked dirty,... More 

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OriginalPaloma, Executive Director, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (Pvt) Ltd at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for reviewing Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We have noted your compliments and we are most appreciative of your positive observations. The management has looked very closely at the issues you raise and we take this opportunity to address each in turn. Our senior, experienced housekeeper attended to your complaint about the cleanliness of the linen... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • 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. And due to open on the 27th November 2015, 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 proved 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: $81 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Calamander Unawatuna Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
Unawatuna Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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