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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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Everyone will tell you about the amazing beach, the friendly staff and the comfortable rooms - for me the icing on the cake was dining on the beach at night - romantic tables for two and the very best seafood I've ever tasted - cooked...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My brother and I were visiting Calamander Unawatuna Beach resort the night I was leaving Sri Lanka. What a welcome by F&B Manager; Janaka and Paloma Scott. This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy wide verities of food, specially sea food. I have...More

1  Thank Arthur D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Caramandel and it was lovely. The room had an amazing view of the ocean and staff are polite and professional. It's about 20 minutes from Galle, so a day trip to Galle is possible. There's a very good variety of...More

Thank panisu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Sri Lankan resort. Nice restaurant and pools. Plenty of beach bars/restaurants along the beach if you feel like a change of scene. Kids enjoyed the two pool. Parents enjoyed the pool Blue bar. Mr. Rodrigo was very helpful and a joy to chat with....More

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US$83 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$83 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Vera Z
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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"Must be the sea view."
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"Rooms in the new wing are good, don't choose the old wing."
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