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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was the best Hotel we booked in Sri Lanka. Good location close to the ocean. Also they have nice pool. Room was nice, cleaned every day. But the most important thing in Thambapanni it is their team. It's like a family and they treat each guest as a part of the family. I'd like to say special thanks to... 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 write such a details review about 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. Also the... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After an active round tour trip to the natural parks in southern 🇱🇰, we finished our journey in the best possible way - meeting a fantastic staff, eating good food, enjoying wonderful rooms and surroundings. The "wildlife experience" continued in front of our terrace, where we enjoyed a cup of ginger tea looking at beautiful birds, playful squirrels and a... More 

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

Dear Alik, 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 

Brisbane
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed with family for three nights and had a great time its quiet and away from the beach side party vibe but close enough to do beach stuff if thats your thing. Staff great food great, remember to ask for Sri Lankan breakfast. Probably the best value for money we found in after two weeks traveling. Monkeys on the... More 

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

Dear Oliver, Thank you for your great review of your stay here with us at Thambapanni Retreat . It is great to read such positives comments about your stay. Our dedicated staff does most sincerely appreciate to your kind remarks. Thank you for giving us the entire pleasure & privilege of serving you. Specially our Ayurweda treatment centre is under... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights. Early check in allowed as I arrived around 11am. Nuwani, the front house manager was really welcoming and genuine and gave all the important info about the hotel and surroundings. My room was on the first floor, with a beautiful terrace, which was shared with another room, but it feels as a free space. The room... 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 

Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I spent 1 night at the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The front desk attendant, Nuwani, is one of the kindest and most caring people we met during our time in Sri Lanka. When we checked in we thought we had booked a room in the main building, but there was a misunderstanding and we were... More 

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

Dear Shelby, We thank you for choosing our Thambapanni Retreat for your stay in Unawatuna. We are grateful that you took out the time to write such a details review about 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. Also the... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3 days..very beautiful resort next to indian ocean. Resort has a small private beach and a amazing sea view with water splashing against the rocks. We stayed in ocean facing room and view from the room was simply superb..In the night one can hear the sound of the ocean waves hitting the rocks..room also has a beautiful sun... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

beautiful stay, very nice surrounding, monkeys say hello in the morning, excellent Yoga lessons and service, very clean, close to the beach, jungle atmosphere, friendly staff, nice rooms, great bathroom, big balcony

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

Dear Julia, 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. we are really happy to announce that THAMBAPANNI RETREAT has been ranked 17 in 25 of BEST SERVICE hotels , travelers choice in Sri Lanka. We at Thambapanni Retreat do... More 

Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this place last november, I had a room on a very high floor, basically in the middle of the trees with monkeys jumping on the roof and all sorts of animals all around. It was amazing experince... almost like sleeping in the jungle...

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

Dear Guest, 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. we are really happy to announce that THAMBAPANNI RETREAT has been ranked 17 in 25 of BEST SERVICE hotels , travelers choice in Sri Lanka. We at Thambapanni Retreat do... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finished our trip here at Thambapanni Retreat & enjoyed every part of it! The room was beautiful with a cute private balcony space and the hotel is nestled away from the busy road but just a short walk to the beach. The food was great must try the fresh fish on offer! It is certainly the staff that really... More 

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

Dear Mariah, 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. Also the room which you accommodated has... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thambapanni met my expectations for a gentle and rejuvenating place. There is daily yoga at 8am which is a wonderful way to start the day. The studio is open air and there are views of nature to enhance the morning practice. Also thambapanni has Doctor Rajrian an Ayurvedic practitioner who provides excellent massages and treatments which are truely healing. He... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great review of your stay here with us at Thambapanni Retreat . It is great to read such positives comments about your stay. Our dedicated staff does most sincerely appreciate to your kind remarks. Thank you for giving us the entire pleasure & privilege of serving you. Specially our Ayurweda treatment centre is under... More 

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  • Free Parking
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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
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: $100 - $235 (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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“if needing more than one room book the pool side balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Oliver_BBrisbane, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“When booking make sure to choose to stay in the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles 166shelbyp, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms up the stair, above receptions, have great balconies to watch the monkeys”
 of 5 bubbles snelly2016, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“make sure you tell them if you can't climb stairs, which are outside”
  • small part of our spacious room
 of 5 bubbles 485SandraM, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“pool view rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles wardc50, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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