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Worcestershire
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is 6 years old and is in a beachside location. The beach is good for walking and swimming. The pools are lovely and clean. The rooms are small - we were moved to a slightly larger room as the lock on our door was broken on our arrival. The curtains were not clean and the standard of decor...

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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. Reading this catalogue of dissatisfaction, on behalf of the my management team, we can only apologise for the issues that you raised. Our staff acted promptly to upgrade you. We do our level best to keep the standards of cleanliness at a consistent and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 6 of us stayed for 3 nights in January. The location was perfect - right on the beach with hotel sunlounge available for use. We really enjoyed the yoga class and water aerobic class - both with Lakmal who was a fantastic teacher and even scheduled the water aerobic session to suit our schedule. He also organised...

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

Dear Guest, We are most appreciative of your observations and description of your experience of staying at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. You have encapsulated in a few words the quality of our staff and in particular, Lakmal, who is a fantastic yoga teacher. Kind but firm is his method of imparting instructions. We do hope you will choose Calamander Unawatuna Beach,...

Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few days at this hotel. The rooms were clean, the showers were hot and the water pressure was perfect. The AC worked great. The staff were pleasant. It seems that the hotel may be going through an ownership/remodeling phase. So there were a few hiccups but nothing drastic. The hotel restaurant only does buffets and that is...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for this review of your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach; your observations are most instructive: we will certainly take note and strive to improve our service. We do hope you will visit us again. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott.

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel is located in the best area of Unawatuna, clean and quite beach in front of the hotel - believe its maintained by the hotel. Excellent staff loved their attitude, clean hotel - dining area has a amazing view on the beach, but there was not much of spread on the dinner and breakfast, no complains on the food....

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Dear Guest, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and revelled in all the activities and facilities that we have to offer our guests. We do hope you will come and stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach again. Kind regards, Madam

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the price we paid per night at this hotel we expected more from it and especially a better breakfast. The breakfast is below avarage. The staff is friendly, but a bit unexperienced on how things should be done on a hotel of this magnitude. Sure there were free sunbeds and towels at the beach, but the dinner menue was...

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling with children can be tricky, but a buffet usually satisfies everyone. This dinner buffet did not disappoint. To begin with, arrive at 6-7 pm and take advantage of the happy hour 30% drink discount. However, the local arrack cocktails are more delicious and need no discount. My only complaint was the late start; by 7 pm my children who...

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Lancashire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THis hotel is set slightly to the left hand side (looking out to sea) of the beautiful curved cove of Unawatuna Beach. It is beautiful setting and I believe offers the only pools at hotels on the beach. Two beautiful pools, one was great for children with gentle steps to get in and the other a deeper large lap pool....

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here in jan. Im an Indian working in the UK. 1.First the staff there always comment about you in sinhala between themselves wen you approach them. 2.They charge you (about 5 times the price) for peanuts and waterbottles in the room refrigerators which comes complementry in any standard 5 star hotel ( they didnt inform me or...

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Fredericia, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

God hotel, great food, location on the beach, staff wery helpfull. The hotel is a litle overpriced, wewere a family and have order 3 rooms but dident get the rooms we orderet, But was given compation, for it so we have a god stay.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 3 nights at Calamander and regretted the decision on day 1 itself. At check-in, a form was given (although the booking confirmation was provided) and then ignored as a fairer skinned individual arrived at attention was given to that person. The selection / variety of food available was very poor. It was also the same menu on all 3...

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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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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: £70 - £172 (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:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“Room layout varies significantly. Have a look at a few different options before selecting one.”
 of 5 bubbles Z4212SRsarahr, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you want a view in the beach, please request in advance some rooms in the old wing has no views at all.”
 of 5 bubbles Rohan0971, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in room 703.Would be a perfect location for elderly people with walking difficulties or maybe people with young children”
 of 5 bubbles Marymcgrath15, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Opt for the upper level rooms”
 of 5 bubbles TheHarpist, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Splurge for the rooms in the new wing....well worth it.”
  • loved the sink shaped like a flower
  • the luxury rooms with sea views
  • lush greenery outside our door
  • View from the rooms over the pools - you can catch a glimpse of the sea behind the trees
  • Drying racks on every balcony
  • looking towards the bathroom from the balcony
  • bathroom
  • loads and loads of storage space
 of 5 bubbles alex_ghosh, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
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