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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I first saw my tour itinerary had booked 3 nights here near the end of our two-week visit, I was leery. I am not obsessed with oceanside relaxation, but I am now thankful we stayed here. The beachfront locale is great, but this hotel...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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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

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very nice hotel direct on the Unawatuna beach. Very high room standard and service. Excellent food buffé or menu. Very nice and service minded personal and staff. The pizza menu was fantastic. Free sun chairs on different areas on the beach. New sun towles...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sanmira hotel is a very nice hotel, very good accommodation, clean inside the room, good pool, and very very delicious food and the sorrounding is very clean,and the management very friendly person, so that we will always come back all pilipino in sanmira hotel...thank you...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First impressions count and mine was "Wow!" This place is well situated on a nice beach and has a good sized pool. The whole place seems modern, clean and well run. There are plenty of good eateries and bars along the beach and back roads...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from OriginalPaloma, Managing Director at Calamander Unawatuna BeachResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guests, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We are delighted that you appreciated the location and style of our hotel. We have three pools - the first glass fronted lap pool in Sri Lanka, the only...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"
4 weeks 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$79 - US$203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
unawatuna beach hotel unawatunaunawatuna beach resort
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictUnawatuna
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