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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Warm welcome, friendly staff, excellent location with beach was perfect... We really enjoyed lot.. different meals to enjoy... Rooms were clean and the facilities was perfect... Overall it was a wonderful stay and one of the best places to be in unawatuna..

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked the property, it has a good location, the beach is nice. The location of the restaurant overlooking the sea is very nice. But that is all that was nice. The buffet meals at the restaurant, both dinner and lunch were nothing to write home about. on Day 1 we reached the restaurant at 9 pm and the food...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked how the place looked and were attracted by the well advertised fish and sea food grilled over charcoal. So we decided to go here for our last night's dinner in Unawatuna. First the good thing; the place looked good as before and they decorated the beach nicely with oil lamps, candlelights and a boat was used to display...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the hotel is the best thing about it, it's by Unawatuna beach. The garden balcony view we were promised was a building site, it seemed the room above us was also a building site as of all the banging and drilling. The walls are so thin too. Terrible shower. Such an impractical room key size, I don't...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to stay in a plcae with a pool (due to our one year and a half daughter) on Unawatuna beach, hence our choice of this hotel. Downisde: The hotel is not charming at all and the food at the restaurant for lunch and diner is not good (poor italian dishes, noodles...). Upside: the hotel has three nice swimming...

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calamnder Beach Hotel is the BEST hotel in Unawatuna . They have very kind and friendly staff. They have 3 swimming pools one on the beach directly made of transparent glass:) and the other two inside with red color :))) which one something new and strange:)) the upper rooms have sea view which was very nice they have small bar...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading previous reviews on this hotel my husband and I were regretting booking 3 nights for a relaxing stay on the beach. In fact, our stay couldn't have been any better. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I would have classed our room more as standard rather than deluxe but it was clean, reasonably spacious and comfortable. The...

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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. The old maxim, 'you should not always believe what you read in the newspapers, equally, sadly, applies to Trip Advisor. We are naturally delighted that your initial fears were dispelled and you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We do hope that you will visit us...

Mumbai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only plus I can give to this hotel, is it's location and access to the beach. There are scores of lovely lively shacks towards both sides of the property..which is a plus. The property itself is not too huge and it holds two pools, both rather small. There's a big dining hall/restaurant with a decent breakfast spread. The menu...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent hotel right on the beach, sea was lovely to swim in and there were 2 brilliant pools, the laptop was particularly great. The room and was very comfortable and the staff helpful. The food was good, especially the fresh sea food but quite expensive (for beverages during the day I would recommend going a few doors down along the...

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We note your comments regarding our pricing of our drinks. Please bear in mind that we attempt to stay as competitive as possible and we are fully licensed and pay all our taxes. We do hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Miss...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited Sri Lanka for a friends wedding, my husband and I decided to spend a day at what was rated one of the best resorts in Unawatuna. Upon reaching, we were pleased to hear that we were "upgraded" to a Super Deluxe room from the Deluxe which we had initially booked. On checking in, we realized the quality of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
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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, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $115 - $256 (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
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#5 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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