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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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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.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hotel clean, beds comfortable and staff both helpful and friendly. Stayed during the 1st test at Galle and lowered the average age as I'm not retired yet, so to have a "Rave" in the bar until enough people had complained meant a good nights sleep...More

Thank shirleywatkins
Response from OriginalPaloma, Managing Director at Calamander Unawatuna BeachResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We are extremely sorry that the evening entertainment disturbed you so much. We were honoured to have so many English Cricket fans staying with us and the event created a party atmosphere that...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We spent 6 days at the resort after touring Sri Lanka and the welcome and hospitality was exceptional. All the facilities are very good, pools, bars, restaurant and especially the evening beach seafood barbecue. All the staff were eager to please, even though our stay...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here a few times and wld def recommend it for suchlike. Beer also good. However completely failed to get my head round the tax situation. 1st day it was minimal. Next time VAT made an appearance and stayed on for each subsequent visit. The...More

Thank philip w
Response from OriginalPaloma, Managing Director at Calamander Unawatuna BeachResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. As the major and one of the very few tax paying businesses in Unawatuna, we pass 27% onto our customers at the point of sale for each beverage. This is made up...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably facing the best beach in Sri Lanka, the rooms however are very basic ours had large glass doors which opened onto a walk way which meant the curtains needed to be constantly closed to ensure any privacy not that there was much to lookout...More

Thank paulfrancis02
Response from OriginalPaloma, Managing Director at Calamander Unawatuna BeachResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. There are a variety of rooms at the hotel as there are three buildings in the complex and not one monolithic air conditioned box as with so many of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe the title is a little misleading, the hotel is nice but nothing out of the ordinary, the staff are good, especially little Upal in the blue bar, the rooms are big enough and the furniture good, housekeeping do their job very well and the...More

Thank Daviedude
Response from OriginalPaloma, Managing Director at Calamander Unawatuna BeachResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Unawatuna Beach is very special place and it is the best beach down south, blessed with being in a beautiful crescent shaped bay, sheltered and enjoying some of the...More

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14 October 2018|
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Response from nellynora | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does you get a ticket on check in which you hand in to the pool or beach staff (this is by the bar).
12 April 2018|
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Response from CeylonAlan22 | Reviewed this property |
I would check with hotel. There are downstairs rooms but I don’t know if there are steps.
27 March 2018|
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Response from dleeson6 | Reviewed this property |
I agree that the rooms overlooking the pool are a good call. My room was a first floor one and suited me perfectly but to tell truth I was hardly in it as the pools, beach, restaurant, and village kept me occupied from... More
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"Very LOUD bar music it is impossible to escape"
3 days ago
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"Ask for the front office manager and let them know if you are not happy with your provided room. THEY WILL..."
11 Oct 2018
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"very good room 402"
17 Sep 2018
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"All views are good."
15 Sep 2018
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US$84 - US$176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
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