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Thaproban Beach House
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Unawatuna
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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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“Fabulous hotel with excellent beach location”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Stayed here with my wife for 5 nights just before xmas and right from arriving to them getting us a taxi to our next destination the service we recieved was so friendly and helpful. The deluxe room we had was very nice, and very clean, comfy four poster bed with net, tea and coffee making facilities in room, large shower area with plenty of hot water,fridge with cold beers,water,snacks and chocolate on arrival sattellite tv with star sports for the football, in fact one night i wanted to watch my team live late at night and there was a star sports channel missing i went down to reception and within minutes it had been tuned in for me, its things like that i really appreciate. The location is right on the beach (extra towels offered) and the waiters will fetch and carry for you all day with a smile and a laugh (is the fish fresh :) ) , we bartered with a beach seller for a wooden statue of a fisherman(is the fish fresh again) as the sun was going down and the waiters looked on with interest, when we purchased it they offered to help us have it sent home by taking us in a tuk tuk to galle to the courier office the next day, the breakfasts and evening meals (on the beach) cannot be faulted either. Would have quite happily stayed here longer as its a lovely resort but we had other places to go, and when we left it was hugs and high fives all round. If we came back to Sri Lanka would definetly stop again and when we met people in Hikkawadu who were going to this hotel we told them it was lovely which they later texted us to agree.

Room Tip: we had room 5 which is next to the penthouse suites so no view of the beach from the balcony but we...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Pay attention...they sell Standard rooms as Deluxe rooms without Seaview on a very noisy road!
So you can't relax here.
Breakfast is okay and the people here are friendly, but not the Manager.

After finding out that we are staying in a Stanard room, they still lied on us!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thaproban, Front Office Manager at Thaproban Beach House, responded to this review, 22 February 2014
thank you for your comment on web,but we have informed you the room your stayed in the hotel is a deluxe room as we published in our web and all over the paces were we publishing.being last year and year .so the room which you patronized is Deluxe room with appropriate facilities .

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

This hotel is excellent, fantastic location, frantastic staff, fantastic food lovely rooms we had the penthouse, excellent views right on the beach.
The hotel is spotless very clean i loved my stay here.

Thre was only 1 negative in the penthouse the downstairs bed does not have a mosquito net only the upstairs bed which is quiet strange. But the beds
it is the only thing that lets this hotel down, if the management decide to add nets to these beds (there are 2 penthouses} so not too much too ask. This hotel would be worthy of 5 Stars

Room Tip: Get a room at the front with a balcony you will not be dissapointed but beware the penthouses do not...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This was our first stop in Sri Lanka and the welcome was incredible. The guys who run it were wonderful and so friendly. The rooms were brilliant and it's situated right on the beach. The fresh seafood is to die for.

There's loads of bars to visit in the evening and it's a great place to chill or mingle with other people.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Thaproban Beach House has so much good: beachfront location, nice dining room, beautifull rooms, excellent cleanliness (hard working and always smiling house keeping guys) and many friendly members of staff. 

We had room 12, the penthouse suite, which was excellent in almost every way, except for rather weak wi-fi connection. Other rooms however are not so nice. I would not live in nr 1 or 2 (beachfront and ground floor) as they are very noisy and hardly private. The restaurant and walkway to the beach is right outside the room. I regard nr 3,4,11 and 12 as the best rooms.

On the flipp side however, the food is only fairly decent (avoid the pizza), the restaurant staff almost always forgets something you ordered or doesn't bring everything you need. Hence there is room for furter improvement. 

Btw, TBH arranged van to Galle for us on check out. It was too expencive, without AC or windows to open and the driver apparently had no clue where we were going. I would recommend using someone else. 

Stayed January 2014
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We had a beachfront room at this very nice hotel. The room and bathroom were very big and clean. The staff was exceptionally nice and helpful. We have to highlight one person in particular at the reception, Nuwani, who went above and beyond what you can expect from hotel staff. She gave us great recommendations for things to do in the area. The hotel has driver accommodations.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

I have few words.... Apart from my experience being absolutely stunning. The rooms are beautifully kept, the staff always friendly and the food, magnificent. Our chef, Weeratunga, was fantastic. There was a double booking for the room we had paid for and the management were prompt in ofering us the absolutely luxurious penthouse at no extra cost! Thank you! Sri Lanka stole my heart!!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Thaproban Beach House
Address: Yaddhehimulla Rd | Galle, Unawatuna 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
#5 Romantic Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 Family Hotel in Unawatuna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thaproban Beach House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thaproban Beach house is by the world famous Unawatuna beach. It has oneof the very few best known restaurants in the region. Some rooms areoverlooking the Indian Ocean with private balcony and lot of comfort. Rooms are equipped with A/C, Satellite T.V (LCD), Mini bar, In room teamaking facility, En suite bathroom with hot and cold waterand well furnished. Safe facility is provided and free Wifi in Public area. ... more   less 
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