We stayed at the Thaproban Pavilion for 3 nights in October 2013.
This is a well situated, well run resort located in a very nice part of the country.
The hotel is built on a rocky outcrop into the ocean, with views from some of the rooms out to the horizon. There is a pool area with a small artificial beach around it to sit and relax.
The hotel has a very good restaurant, a small (not terribly impressive) gym and poor, though free, WiFi.
There are no other restaurants immediately around the hotel, but the beachfront madness of Unawatuna is only a five minute walk away - close enough to be easy to get to, far enough away to be back from the noise a little. Check out the fireflies as you walk home after dinner!
Service at the Thaproban is excellent - professional hospitality standard and still friendly and welcoming.
We had an allegedly 2 bedroom apartment, but this was a little misleading as basically it was a standard one room (bedroom upstairs, lounge down) that had been converted to take two beds. Fine for a family, but probably not suitable for friends travelling together as their is absolutely no privacy.
Only other negatives are the maintenance (in only a year of opening the place is falling apart) and the dodgy WiFi, which drops out as much as is usable.
Overall, a good choice in a lovely area and highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a newly opened resort in Unawatuna, Situated in the heart of Unawatuna yet away from the hustel and bustel with few minutes walking distance to the world famous Unawatuna Beach and stripes of hotels and restaurants. Thaproban Pavilion is correct blend of serenity and comfort. The hotel is located right by the sea and a man made private beach area which is by the fibre optic pool to enhance the value of your stay. Hotel is very well equipped with all modern facilities to suit your comfort. Our spa and well equipped Gym is over looking the Indian Ocean and while you get the spa therapy you can enjoy the music of nature. All rooms are suites, some rooms are Duplex Suites which are ideal for families or friends and equipped with all type of modern and essential facilities like En Suite Bathroom, King Size Bed with Pillow Menu, 36" LED Satellite Tv, Tea Making Facility, Wifi, In Room Safe to make your stay extremely a memorable and comfortable, with typical Sri Lankan hospitality. The evening atmosphere is the best, you can get on the Rock by the sea for amazing views of the sun set and this is the most amazing moment! We offer fresh sea food and special Italian dishes, other international cuisines to Local dishes. Galle Fort stands at a distance which you can see from the hotel. The Sun Set Terrace on the third floor is ideal for relaxing with the stunning views and reading your favorite novel! ... more less
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