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Thambapanni Retreat

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Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the friendly hospitality of the staff at Thambapanni Retreat, The accomodation was clean, comfortable and private. The location is perfect, only a 5 minute walk to the beach, but far enough away to be peaceful and tranquil. The chef cooked up some amazing meals, (the Fish Mongers nights are a must) and the restaurant staff were always friendly... More 

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London
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 2 nights during June. Nuvani at reception was most welcoming and ensured I had the best room at the hotel and it was! The room was amazing, very spacious with rock like features and a sofa in the sitting area. The balcony overlooked the pool and there was a jackfruit tree right outside the window bearing... More 

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Thank nischa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I adored this hotel- we slept so well. Upon arrival we were met with smiles and friendly staff. As it was off-season, there was no yoga, but I did manage to get some Ayurvedic massages in. The Shirodhara (oil on the third eye) was incredible! I highly recommend it, though getting the oil out can be tough. I also went... More 

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

Dear Kiri, Thank you for your wonderful review following your stay at Thambapanni Retreat,We are glad to know your vacation with us had been of top quality in all aspects same as your last visits. We at Thambapanni Retreat do our best to make each guest feel homely and well looked after. We believe in extending exceptional service standards in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view next to the beach and jungle, amazing food everything fresh, the wifi is working fine, everyone is very welcoming and great customer service. Little shops around the hotel and more restaurants. The pool is amazing, the rooms are nice. Everyone is taking care of your comfort! We could see monkeys from our room, it was a magical place,... More 

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Thank ameelicious123
Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Ameeli, Thank you for your review about our hotel following your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that your overall stay with us was pleasing and truly our hotel is situated in a very unique location. With a lush garden filled with varieties of flora and fauna and a bright blue pool with a various type... More 

San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

It is rare to find a hotel with such a high standard of service in Sri Lanka. The staff were excellent and the grounds are absolutely beautiful. The hotel was built 16 years ago in fanciful and whimsical Sri Lankan style. Unlike newer hotels, a lot of the little issues have been sorted out. No detail has been overlooked. The... More 

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

Dear Silver and family, Thank you for your review about our hotel following your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that your overall stay with us was pleasing and truly our hotel is situated in a very unique location. With a lush garden filled with varieties of flora and fauna and a bright blue pool with a... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very comfortable and good value hotel. Lovely superior room over looking the swimming pool. Our stay included half board food was ok. Hotel was not far from the beach, best beach called jungle beach. We took the tuk tuk to jungle beach . Went on a boat trip to see whales, very rough seas would not recommend this trip for... More 

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

Dear Guest We thank you for choosing our Thambapanni Retreat for your stay in Unawatuna. We are grateful that you took out the time to review our hotel. It is our constant endeavor to provide you best of the services while you stay in Thambapanni as our guest's satisfaction is our main priority. We would like to take this opportunity... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Starting with the positive: The hotel is a short walk to the beach. The bad: They ruined our entire last full day in Sri Lanka. We were supposed to go on a safari. They booked us a car that did not have a working air conditioner. We could not even feel hot air blowing in the back seat. We also... More 

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

Dear Guest, While thanking you for staying in our hotel, I would like to clarify a few things which you have pointed out in your review. The management will check and take care of the issues if there are any as our concern is the comfort of our guests. But the car breakdown on the way to yala was natural... More 

Cali, Colombia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Thambapanni Retreat is great if you want to relax in comfort and be treated well. It's got a nice boutique hotel atmosphere so this isn't for you if you're after a more local, homely experience. Staff were very kind, attentive and helpful during our stay. We did sign up for whale watching though which was not the best, it would... More 

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

Dear Morag, Thank you for your wonderful review following your stay at Thambapanni Retreat,We are glad to know your vacation with us had been of top quality in all aspects same as your last visits. We at Thambapanni Retreat do our best to make each guest feel homely and well looked after. Thank you for your encouraging feedback. We are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The first thing i cant forget about my experience in this hotel is the great service we received from the hotel staff.. very helpful, smiley and proactive. especially the lady is the reception Miss Nuwani. she was very helpful in changing our room to a better one next to the pool..she also proposed to us a full 5 days schedule/road... More 

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Thank Amal-af1234
Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thambapanni Retreat, responded to this review

Dear Amal, Thank you for the great review "home away from home"following your recent stay at Thambapanni Retreat, Unawatuna. We are glad to know your stay with us had been a memorable experience. We are very appreciative of your encouraging feedback highlighting many services and facilities extended to you by our associates. Your kind words not only compliment our service... More 

Yerevan, Armenia
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57 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I stayed in this hotel for 4 days and I liked it. Rooms are clean, with cold and warm water. The only problem if you stay it the last floor it can be a little bit noise because of monkeys on the trees. The staff are very friendly and attentive . The restaurant in the hotel is also good. The... More 

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

Dear Guest We thank you for choosing our Thambapanni Retreat for your stay in Unawatuna. We are grateful that you took out the time to review our hotel. It is our constant endeavor to provide you best of the services while you stay in Thambapanni as our guest's satisfaction is our main priority. We would like to take this opportunity... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A luxury boutique hotel with 16 rooms, surrounded by lush greenery and two minutes walk from the lovely Unawatuna Beach. All rooms are air conditioned, has en suite bathrooms with hot and cold water and mini bar. Some rooms over looking the sea or the the pool. The bungalows surrounded by many trees and view of the jungle. Most rooms have large balconies and on request a hammock will be included. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thambapanni Retreat

Address: Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Galle 60800, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $57 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thambapanni Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Thambapanni Retreat Unawatuna
Thambapanni Retreat Hotel Unawatuna
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
#8 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
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