This was far the best place we had stayed on our holiday to Srilanka (stay duration:1 day)
This is how I would sum it up
We booked the ocean pavilion and the view from the room is simply amazing with waves crashing on to the resort. The pool-side has a made up sandy area which gives a chic look
The rooms are very spacious with all the necessary amenities. The selection of furniture was very nice and each playing a part in enjoying the pool-side view. The staffs were very friendly and helpful.
An in-house spa is available but did not get a chance to try it out
We wanted to go for an early morning walk but it was raining, we were very happy when the staff provided with their umbrellas so that we could enjoy the day out
Lunch was excellent had the set-menu consisting of four curries and each tasting very srilankan and yummy
For breakfast they have three choices American, continental and srilankan to choose from. We were very excited to try the srilankan breakfast (it had variety), but were told that to order the srilankan breakfast we were supposed to place the order the previous night. I wish we were informed about this beforehand.
Wi-fi is available but the strength diminishes and is almost non-existent once you move away from the lobby to the poolside
No exhaust system in the bathroom, you have to open the small windows available, you loose your privacy.
The rooms being very spacious the effectiveness of the air-conditioning system in the room is very poor
Jungle beach: The jungle beach is not the same as the Thaproban beach. It is a half an hour walk from the resort with sign-boards every 5 minutes. After 15 minutes of walk you have to take a bush walk which is quite nice and tricky towards the beach. Do wear good shoes and carry plenty of water. Once you reach the stone road towards the beach, do remember your way back. We had got lost on our way back but were happy since this gave us a chance to visit the Peace pogoda which is also very close by (very secluded, very well maintained). PLEASE DO REMEMBER TAKE THE TREK TO JUNGLE BEACH EARLY MORNING (We reached there about 7:30am). You will have the small strip of beach all to your-self (a very good photo opportunity). Have heard that if you go there late, the beach is almost like a theme park with hoards of people
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- 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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