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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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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.
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We loved the location right on the beach and easy 10min tuk tuk ride to Galle. Every morning and evening we swam in the clean water and enjoyed the golden sand on our feet. The breakfast was really good quality food, especially the omelettes and freshly cut fruit salad
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We spent 6 days at the resort after touring Sri Lanka and the welcome and hospitality was exceptional. All the facilities are very good, pools, bars, restaurant and especially the evening beach seafood barbecue. All the staff were eager to please, even though our stay was at
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This hotel is well positioned on the beach. It consists of two distinct parts, an older part where the reception and restaurant are situated, and a newer part overlooking the vermillion swimming pool. We paid extra for a "super deluxe sea view room". We were given a room on the
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Very warm welcome when we arrived with a refreshing towel and lovely fruit juice. Room was spacious with a view of the garden and the added bonus of some monkies in the trees nearby which made great entertainment. The room was clean but had to chase them up several times for
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Stayed 2 nights as part of a tour. Great location with direct access to the beach and ocean views from the bars and restaurant. Nice pool, once you accept the red colour! We were upgraded to a very spacious family room with huge bathroom, it's just a shame that it seemed grubby
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Yes generally there are life guards thru the year
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Hi does the hotel supply towels for use by the pool and beach ? Thanks John
Yes it does you get a ticket on check in which you hand in to the pool or beach staff (this is by the bar).
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I would check with hotel. There are downstairs rooms but I don’t know if there are steps.
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I agree that the rooms overlooking the pool are a good call. My room was a first floor one and suited me perfectly but to tell truth I was hardly in it as the pools, beach, restaurant, and village kept me occupied from morning til night
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"Don't bother to pay for a sea view room. The sea is distant and across the roof tops. Ask for a room in the new block."
"Go with the flow most rooms look pretty similar to me."
"Higher floors have Sea views request, hotel directly on the beach, nice sized balcony."
"Very LOUD bar music it is impossible to escape"
"Ask for the front office manager and let them know if you are not happy with your provided room. THEY WILL HELP!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$54 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
unawatuna beach hotel unawatunaunawatuna beach resort
LOCATION
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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