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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Parangiyawatta, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka
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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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I have just arrived back from a fab 2 weeks with my husband and 2 friends. This hotel was a pleasent surprise on arrival. Beautiful surroundings, fab rooms and the pool and beach area where great. However the food was diappointing in the day and evening very repetitive.
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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 was at
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This review is for their beach restaurant, not the hotel complex. As part of a TUI tour we stopped for lunch at this restaurant, we had to wait for over a hour for the buffet to be ready, were they were ready they called us in for lunch, although it was only just deemed to be
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Well located, right on the beach and near to restaurants and bars. But there seems to be very little else in this resort. Room was large with a safe, coffee, a fridge, good air conditioning and a small balcony. The kettle was placed on a table where the socket was not suitable
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If you are not desperate for a sea view room, do not select it. We thought we will give ourselves a treat and have the deluxe sea view room. There are only 4 rooms that have complete sea views (some have partial views) and they are on the 3rd floor, with no elevators. With the
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Yes generally there are life guards thru the year
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Hi does the hotel supply towels for use by the pool and beach ? Thanks John
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).
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I would check with hotel. There are downstairs rooms but I don’t know if there are steps.
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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 morning til night
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"Avoid those near the bar it can be very noisy."
"Don't bother to pay for a sea view room. The sea is distant and across the roof tops. Ask for a room in the new block."
"Go with the flow most rooms look pretty similar to me."
"Higher floors have Sea views request, hotel directly on the beach, nice sized balcony."
"Very LOUD bar music it is impossible to escape"
US$54 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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