On our first trip to Sri Lanka we stayed at UBR after recommendation from a friend.
The Hotel hold a excellent standard for Sri Lanka where we tried 6 hotels during our trip. Even if the service standard goes a bit up and down we where well pleased with UBR. (Not that many downs ;)
The rooms holds a high standard and have a a bigger size then expected. We tried the delux and luxurious.
There is an issue with the beach that the sand is moving away. Still we did most of the beach time just outside UBR. Our son just loved the waves even if they might be to high in the late afternoon for smaller children. There are sand to play with ;)
The resturant is right next to the sea and we did enjoy the breakfast and dinner here most of the days we spent here. The food is good and I also find it of good value (Seen other comment and I guess there are different references. My point is that it's better in the hotel then the other places along the beach with similar prices)
In total we had a great time here and are looking forward coming back here next time in Sri Lanka!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Calamander Unawatuna Beach is one of Sri Lanka's most popular beach resorts, located directly on Unawatuna Bay. The most renowned holiday destination on the South coast, Unawatuna Beach is famous for its natural beauty, laid back ambience, proximity to Galle Fort, a Unesco World Heritage site, and is the best beach in the country. UBR, established over 30 years ago, has been transformed, since November 2011, as Calamander Unawatuna Beach. The resort retains the relaxed character of the former UBR, the excellent service from long standing staff, good food and al fresco dining. The only hotel on Unawatuna Beach with swimming pools, Calamander Unawatuna Beach has built the first glass fronted lap pool in Sri Lanka and the longest, at 25 metres, in the Asia Pacific region. In addition a stunning Italian mosaic, 25 metres in length, outdoor pool, with adjoining jacuzzi and a separate children's paddling pool. Calamander Unawatuna Beach is a 4 star class hotel with five star facilities. It is the first beach hotel in Sri Lanka with accredited carbon neutral status and future projects aim to develop sustainable eco-technology in the hotel's power generation and transport services. Guests are encouraged to engage in utilising the resort's facilities in the most eco-friendly way, without compromising on comfort and are invited to offset their individual carbon foot print with a small, voluntary, financial contribution, to the hotel's carbon neutral status. Calamander Unawatuna Beach is a trail blazer in Sri Lanka, for the 'affordable luxury' concept. Its design ethos of modernity, complimenting the beauty of its geography, has proven to be popular with our guests from all over the world. This together with high standards of service, Calamander Unawatuna Beach is now renowned for being a family friendly resort welcoming Sri Lankans as well as foreign guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
- Unawatuna Beach Resort