Stayed here 2 nights, reception did the old switch-a-roo on the room shown (suddenly it was booked), so we were stuck with a lower room, and literally had to walk through the water to get onto the stairs. The upper rooms with balconies and space for chairs are better.
Our room bordered the restaurant as well as the storage room and common wash-room. The wall of our room and bathroom shared a wall with these areas and there was a vented screen in both rooms that allowed air (NOISE) and light to come through (I am tall and walked around to the outside hallway and could actually see inside our bathroom through the slats without much difficulty. AWESOME.
The room was clean and tidy, ceiling fan was operating, but the thickness of the ceiling part of our mosquito net obstructed air flow, making the beach front room rather stuffy.
There is no place to sit on the beach in front of the property, as it is literally built right on the sand. We found ourselves walking 100 meters or so westward past the UBR to meet up with friends and hang on their lounges.
This is good: I paid to have some laundry done at the front desk, and was told it would be ready the next day. I inquired then, and was told it was "being ironed". I finally received the bag and in my hurry to catch a bus, never opened and checked the bag. You guessed it, the next day in Colombo I was surprised to see my pants with the same mud stains they had on them when I dropped them off. None of the laundry was washed, or ironed. I looked/smelled great on the flight home.
In general Unawatuna is geared for the party type, and we could see the beach bars beginning to dominate the landscape. I was glad we only spent 2 nights here.
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