We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Traveller (643)
360
Panoramas (16)
Pool & Beach (148)
Overview
Visit hotel website
E-mail hotel
Parangiyawatta, Unawatuna 80600 Sri Lanka See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
4 Star accommodation
Additional information
Visit hotel website
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
Rooms
27 Jan28 Jan
|
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
Standard Room
Getting you more information on this room More
Free Cancellation
Book now, pay at stay!
Select
Show Available Rooms
Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 12 partner sites to see rooms from US$87.
We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Unawatuna hotels with availability
{"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "383b4ef179a04217bfdbdb5dc182c2e6", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":587821,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[47634475],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":27,"month":1,"year":2019},"checkout":{"day":28,"month":1,"year":2019},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":130,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":true,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"383b4ef179a04217bfdbdb5dc182c2e6","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":179,"lowestMetaPrice":87,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":179,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":false,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":null,"highestMetaPrice":179,"lowestMetaPrice":87,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":179,"hotelName":"Calamander Unawatuna Beach","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":true,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjM4M2I0ZWYxNzlhMDQyMTdiZmRiZGI1ZGMxODJjMmU2IiwiQUlLIjoiNzYyMTQxM2M3NmZhNGE2OThiYjQ4MDMwMDAyYTI0MGIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": true, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": 1, "checkIn": "27/01/2019", "checkOut": "28/01/2019", "lowestPrice": "US$87", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": true, "contentIdMappings": {"47634475":"BookingCom"}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": false, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_resp_hr_room_grid", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_responsive","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_responsive__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_responsive","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__amenities","occupancy":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__occupancy","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_responsive__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
Reviews (861)
Filter reviews
639 results
Traveller rating
184
232
121
55
47
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
184
232
121
55
47
Show reviews that mention
All reviews red pool sri lanka unawatuna beach breakfast spread seafood new wing mini bar welcome drink the ground floor sea view special thanks bars and restaurants curries nice pool breakfast and dinner galle fort tuk tuk
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 639 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed there for a night, after reading some negative reviews we were worried but we had a good service from the both restaurants. The menu could be with more choices on restaurant, breakfast was good, our room was spacious and really good but can...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank teepanv
Hotel's Favourite
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

Date of stay: April 2018
3  Thank TullyChester
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Room on ground floor first night, front door would not lock fully. Open access to hotel from the beach, despite gate and guard at front (for show), so felt very unsafe. Pestered at beach by locals selling stuff. Impossible to relax. Ordered pizza at beach...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Barbara-Ann M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We choose to stay here for 4 night during our travel around Sri Lanka. It was a poor choice. Thus was our last port of stay post which we our family fly back to their respective countries. After Tuesday here we thought this should have...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank 168ankitad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This hotel is situated on the beach. Room was a good size and comfortable. Our room no. 104 was clean accept for the curtains which had a number of stains. We stayed for 5 nights and on the Sunday a local bar/restaurant played very loud...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank samoruk65
Response from OriginalPaloma, managing director at Calamander Unawatuna BeachResponded 3 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We thank you for your positive comments. We thank you for highlighting the issues and we can assure you we are doing our best to rectify the shortcomings, including...More

View more reviews
About
Description
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
81
Price range
US$84 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
,
Unawatuna Beach Resort
Location
Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
81
Price range
US$84 - US$189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
,
Unawatuna Beach Resort
Location
Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Photos
Traveller (643)
Room & Suite (293)
Pool & Beach (148)
Dining (141)
Amenities (29)
Family and Play Areas (1)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 36 nearby hotels
Unawatuna Beach Bunglow
205 reviews
.05 km away
Tartaruga Hotel & Beach Restaurant
333 reviews
.07 km away
Peacock Hotel
261 reviews
.13 km away
Gloria Grand Hotel
562 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 131 nearby restaurants
Black & White Restaurant
832 reviews
.10 km away
Pink Elephant
583 reviews
.21 km away
Koko's Beach Grill
902 reviews
.08 km away
Happy Spice
506 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 60 nearby attractions
Aloha Sun Surf School
50 reviews
.10 km away
Sea Horse Divers
169 reviews
.11 km away
The Nature Spa Unawatuna
45 reviews
.13 km away
Karuna s Cooking Class @ Sonja's Healthfood Restaurant
165 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Tamara L
7 January 2019|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Seema0808 | Reviewed this property |
Yes generally there are life guards thru the year
1
Vote
johno504202
14 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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).
2
Votes
Room Tips
"Higher floors have Sea views request, hotel directly on the beach, nice sized balcony."
carolynh345
2 weeks ago
Read review
"Very LOUD bar music it is impossible to escape"
shirleywatkins
17 Nov 2018
Read review
"Ask for the front office manager and let them know if you are not happy with your provided room. THEY WILL..."
samuelk702
11 Oct 2018
Read review
"very good room 402"
Garin3889
17 Sep 2018
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing