....But I will try! Wow this place is really something. We visited in 'off season' and I emailed the hotel directly because they had a good tripadvisor offer on the room. He immediately upgraded us to the pool pavillion room, which in my opinion is the best room. You are right at the pool but you have the terrace to yourselves, so you can have breakfast on the balcony and a great view of the amazing waves crashing against the rocks. We got to the hotel after a long hot train ride from Colombo and we were greeted with smiles and an ice-cold fruit cocktail. We were shown to our room and well, it is double the size of my apartment, spotlessly clean, just luxury! This is a boutique hotel where they seem to have the personal touch, friendly and not overbearing. Anything you need will be arranged. They really helped us out booking train tickets, and even gave me loads of advice about how and where to go to our next place in Kandy. The manager Preyantha really knows how to run this place and the staff who work there all seem really happy and have smiles and are interested to chat with you. I especially liked the location, which I feel will become more important during peak season, when Unawatuna beach is cramped; this place is a little oasis and only a little walk down to the beach. The food is also lovely; we had an AMAZING seafood platter there, we had it only the balcony and the staff arranged it all. Because it was off season we got twice as much fish on the platter (plus jumbo prawn, like lobsters!); the food was very good value for money compared to the beach restaurants which were not as good. Breakfast was exceptional (and included!); they do western style (eggs, bacon, sausage) or eastern style, whatever you want off the menu cooked to order, and you can really take your time if you are already at the pool room! The oats are so creamy and yummy. The jam and butter on toast tasted like strawberries and cream-try it! We had one rainy day while we were there and we just chilled out in the hotel and we felt so comfortable, it gave us an excuse to relax there. One of the staff brought me a huge bunch of beautiful flowers for the room on that day! The wifi works well (although sometimes a little off/on in the room depending on the weather!). They have an small but fully equipped gym and the pool is really nice. The spa is coming soon. By all accounts the hotel is a luxury property, but it is the staff who really make it a 5* experience. Without a doubt you should come here soon-next season it will be booked solid!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a newly opened resort in Unawatuna, Situated in the heart of Unawatuna yet away from the hustel and bustel with few minutes walking distance to the world famous Unawatuna Beach and stripes of hotels and restaurants. Thaproban Pavilion is correct blend of serenity and comfort. The hotel is located right by the sea and a man made private beach area which is by the fibre optic pool to enhance the value of your stay. Hotel is very well equipped with all modern facilities to suit your comfort. Our spa and well equipped Gym is over looking the Indian Ocean and while you get the spa therapy you can enjoy the music of nature. All rooms are suites, some rooms are Duplex Suites which are ideal for families or friends and equipped with all type of modern and essential facilities like En Suite Bathroom, King Size Bed with Pillow Menu, 36" LED Satellite Tv, Tea Making Facility, Wifi, In Room Safe to make your stay extremely a memorable and comfortable, with typical Sri Lankan hospitality. The evening atmosphere is the best, you can get on the Rock by the sea for amazing views of the sun set and this is the most amazing moment! We offer fresh sea food and special Italian dishes, other international cuisines to Local dishes. Galle Fort stands at a distance which you can see from the hotel. The Sun Set Terrace on the third floor is ideal for relaxing with the stunning views and reading your favorite novel! ... more less
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