We arrived at Thaproban Pavillion Resort and Spa after a long 4.5 hr taxi ride from Colombo. It was a very welcoming sight. We were greeted by the friendly front desk staff and shown to our incredibly spacious room. Our room was 104 which we believe is one of the best rooms as it leads straight out on to a small private patio with chairs, and is only a few steps to the pool area which has the most impressive panoramic unspoilt view of the ocean. The view from the 3rd floor balcony in front of the gym and day spa is absolutely beautiful.
If you are planning to visit Sri Lanka, be prepared to travel as there is not a huge amount of things to do in each area. Most of the guests we spoke to only stay for up to 3-4 days. We booked to stay 10 nights which was very relaxing.
This Boutique hotel is fantastic along with every member of staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we felt very pampered for the whole stay. We loved the personal attention we were given and the staff were always happy to stop and have a chat. One day during our stay it poured with rain so we decided to stay in and watch a movie. We were sent a huge basket of fresh fruit wish was a wonderful gesture on a miserable day.
The service we received was 2nd to none. All staff members were so polite and made us feel most welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. One day our air-conditioner stopped working, and after advising Lasantha (food and bev. manager, although we believe he should be the manager) a technician was fixing the problem within 10 minutes.
Each day a staff member would bring a plate of the days fresh catch of fish around to us at the pool area to see if we would like to order any for dinner. A table would be set up and dinner could be served pretty much anywhere we liked, around the pool, in our room or up on the top balcony overlooking the ocean. This is the kind of service we have never been offered before staying in larger hotels.
Each afternoon when our the housekeeping boys came to turn the bed down, they not only brought fresh towels but arranged flower petals in pretty designs on our bed. Occasionally the towels were folded into swans or fancy animals which was cute!
On our last evening, Lasantha came and sat with us outside by the pool. He ordered us drinks and we sat and chatted. This was such a personal friendly touch which we will remember for a long time and makes this hotel first class.
A big thank you to everyone at Thaproban Pavillion for making our holiday special.
We would definitely recommend this hotel.
- 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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