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Thaproban Beach House
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Unawatuna
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2010

A lovely, small hotel right by the sea. The staff are extremely friendly. A special thanks to Priyantha and Nalinda for making my birthday so special. Rooms are spacious and very clean. The food is amazing! I highly recommend the Sri-Lankan breakfast.
The only thing to critisize is the billing. We were able to pay in USD via credit card online in advance. At the hotel itself this was not possible. Payment by credit card is then only possible in Rupees and at the hotel exchange rate, which is quite unfavourable for the guests!!! This fact is not conveyed to the guests in advance, so check when paying your bills!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2010

This is a clean, friendly, relaxed and attractive hotel with a great location. I've stayed in standard, deluxe and superior rooms. The standard room I would avoid as relatively dark and small. Also the aircon was old and not really working. The ceiling fan sounded like an airliner taking off. The deluxe and superior rooms were much larger, excellent a/c and fans, mini bar, balcony with sea view and altogether far better. The only difference between deluxe and superior is fluffy bathrobes and a knock on your door in the evening to put flowers on your bed, so save your $20 and go for the deluxe.

Service was excellent all the time. The staff are uber friendly, though sometimes slightly pushy about eating there every night. Having said that, the food is also high quality, frequently including freshly caught seafood of every description and cooked to order. You can even pick your own. Good wine selection too.

I would certainly stay here again. It's a far cry from the many budget/backpacker joints on the beach, but with a very fair mid-range price tab.

Free wifi in the reception area

  • Stayed February 2010
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Reviewed 8 February 2010

My husband and I have just returned from 15 days at the Thaproban and have had an amazing time. All staff were the nicest people we have met during extensive travel. The food, accomodation and situation were all excellent. While in Unawatuna we met up with our son who was moored in the Port and he and the crew were welcomed by all the staff. Organisation of trips was efficient and airport transfer trouble free.
My husband visited the retreat for treatment and was impressed with the service. Definitely proved a good decision to book here.
The best lobster thermidor ever!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2010

We spent 4 night at the Thaproban beach house and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is right on the beach, the staff is very friendly and the hotel is very clean. A special thank you to Sehan, the manager who is treating all the clients like VIPs and also to Samatha the chef who cooks anything you like and I can say that his cuury is the best I've ever had.
If you stay at the Thaproban beach house, you can also enjoy the swimming pool and the Ayurvedic massage at the Thambapanni Retreat which is their upper class hotel only 10 minutes walk. Thambapanni is also a wonderful place in the middle of a tropical garden, very quiet and relaxing. We will definitly go back to this little piece of paradise.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2010

We had our original holiday plans were wrecked the week before we were due to leave so we ended up in Sri Lanka by pure good luck. Before arriving in Unawatuna we had spent time exploring the historic north and we were ready to chill out.

Unawatuna and Thaproban delivered everything we were looking for, the location is great, right on the beach, but the best thing was the way we were looked after. Everyone from the restuarant, the bar, the cleaners, everyone was so incredibly friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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frinton on sea
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Reviewed 23 January 2010

we stayed in a hotel just along the beach, but enjoyed evening meals most nights at the Thaproban. we found the food excellent!!!! and the staff and management very helpful, friendly and entertaining. we was also given a fantastic birthday night for one of our group, and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at there other hotel as invited guest to use there swimming pool. all in all FANTASTIC !!!! well done to the thaproban for your high standards and excellent service you really made our holiday. from Nicola, Stuart, Josh, emma, and Demi. see you next year x

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

Very nice and clean rooms. The house is directly on the beach. Very friendly and good trianed stuff. They serve delicious food - especially the cuttle fish was great, they always have fresh fish, prawns, lobster... and a good choice of wines.
The beach of Unawatune was very crowded. If you are looking for a lonely beach go to Tangalla - but there you don't find an accomodation like this.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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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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