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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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Doha
Reviewed today NEW

We were a group of 11 ladies who traveled to Sri Lanka for a fun-filled beach holiday and we can say that our expectations were indeed met. Staff were all attentive and always on hand to assist us with our requests. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the local tastes of Sri Lanka. The rooms are a little outdated...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We had pre-booked Calamander Unawatuna and were looking forward to this last leg of our week long trip to Sri Lanka. We had double deluxe rooms and after our fantastic experience at Jetwing Blue in Negombo, were expecting something on par. However, due to some alteration in plans we decided to head there one day earlier and called to confirm...

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Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice hotel located directly on the beach. Spacious clean room with big bathroom. Staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast urgently must improve by adding some international items and provide cleanliness on the displays. Too bad all outlets close at 10 pm even the buffet dinner. Wifi is not bad.

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Thank Eddychahine
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The beach is amazing, although the sea was rough due to the monsoons, it was really good The calamander is a good hotel with friendly staff . The cuisine caters to the European tastes , being Indian we had to ask the chef to spice up all our food Tip : don't miss the appams with the SINI SAMBOL, it's...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. We appreciate the positive feedback and we certainly take on board your food comment. We cater for a broad range of guests from all over the world and we are glad that your tastes were catered for by our Chef. We do hope that you will...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the staff was friendly, We went their for a official work, gave accommodation for around 45. the arrangement was good and we stay there for three days, The beach is very beautiful , less noise and surrounded by restaurants.

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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 are delighted that the services and price point suited your needs. We do hope you will come and stay in our hotel again. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott

Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best beach in the south, probably the best hotel in the area... best beach in the south after we explored all the beaches 20km up down. This beach is the only one 1) far from the road (no noise), full of restaurants and beach vibes, calm waters as it is located in a bay. There is no other beach in...

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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 love your headline 'weekend escape from India'. India is a vast, stunning and endlessly fascinating continent but Sri Lanka is paradise and it is easy to forget that at few kilometres separates the two countries. We are absolutely thrilled that the whole experience...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this hotel many times. When we visited in November I mentioned the food had gone down hill. The rooms are ok and the staff very friendly although they do appear to be demoralised. The food this time was even worse. Curry for breakfast was bland and oily. My daughter is vegetarian and she couldn't understand why the...

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

Dear Guest, As a guest of our hotel it is always immensely sad for management to read through a list of complaints. We are endeavouring to improve so much and we have taken on board all you have said. We have already written to you privately and apologised for the catalogue of errors but set in context. We hope you...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about our stay was average. The biggest pro was that the room we stayed in was clean with a little balcony large enough to seat two people. The largest con is likely that the bathroom has no bath (just an open room shower) and has poor linens but otherwise gets the job done. The breakfast buffet is reasonable though...

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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 are sorry that we disappointed you. We do not pretend to be luxury or a boutique hotel. We provide clean rooms, uncluttered spaces. We will look into the poor linens as we have purchased new linens just recently including beach towels. We clearly...

Mumbai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is excellent, but the deluxe rooms are small n v had one facing the backside .no view at all. But clean rooms. No elevators. The swimming pool has awful colour tiles . The breakfast spread was ok. V stayed two days, same spread. The variety is more inclined towards the western tourist. The service is good but improvement...

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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. As we inherited a series of buildings that grew up piece meal, the aspect of some of the rooms is not ideal. However like any hotel that occupies an old building, there are pricing differentials for type of room, aspect and size. We note...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel location great, staff high qualified , Rooms big and nicely designed. Staff friendly. Room service perfect, hotel territory is clean and safety. Food fresh, vegetable and fruits , sea food. Perfect for family with kids. Seeming pools clean and nice Internet Perfect

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

Dear Guest, As a hotel that always accepts the criticisms as genuine and we never indulge in the common practice of managing reviews or paying for better ratings, it is truly rewarding and satisfying when we receive a review like the one you have written here. Managing a hotel is complex and with so many moving parts it is easy...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: $94 - $301 (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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“The rooms overlooking the vermilion pool are very spacious”
carolp542, 29 May 2017 | Read review
“There are basically no sea view rooms,maybe partial sea view.”
TAttMumbai, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Best location, Hotel with high standards”
khatot, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“pool side rooms are better than garden rooms”
jmb20002015, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“There appears to be a new and an old wing. Choose the new wing.”
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