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Honolulu, Hawaii
Reviewed 24 December 2014

This hotel is by far the best hotel in the Unawatuna Area. From the moment I arrived the staff were so helpful and warm. I felt like an honored guest. The food is outstanding, the service is outstanding, the location is outstanding, the amenities are outstanding. The whole experience is outstanding. Perhaps one of the best hotels in Sri Lanka....

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad that your experience with us was outstanding. We hope to see you again as our guest in future. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott

Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

If you want to be just another tourist, then go here. Sri Lanka can be such a lovely place but it's like all the rowdy tourists all congregate at this hotel. Even the staff look fed up with it, if you're not happy about something, you are overlooked - in their eyes, you will be gone soon and another taken...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and in particular the service and the food that you ordered at breakfast. We take pride in offering our guests freshly prepared English breakfast. We have taken a decision not to have pre-cooked eggs and meat items, sitting in chaffing dishes. Therefore it is sometimes unavoidable, when the...

Stockholm County, Sweden
Reviewed 22 December 2014

This is a very nice place to stay at in Unawatuna! It's true that there is no beach left outside the hotel but it's only 3-4 minutes walk to the beach (part of the walk on rocks though - hopefully someone will create a nice beach walk here in a near future to make the path more convenient). The good...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the location of the hotel. We noticed your comment regarding the buffet and will evaluate this with our F&B team. At the life cooking area, as everything is prepared live in front of the guests it may take some...

Titchfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Spent a couple of days here, and was pleasantly surprised, fantastic location and overall a very nice place to relax. The bar and restaurant were both excellent, the rooms were slightly but more than adequate, the only criticism is it's not the easiest place to find and a better sign on the main road would solve this very quickly

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. We noted your feedback regarding the road sign and are aware that the sign is not always clearly visible, in fact we are at the moment in the process of designing our new signage. So if you are to visit us again, which we hope, it will be easy to find us....

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 December 2014

We had a great stay here! Get a breakfast table next to the sea and on a clear day you can see all sorts of beautiful sea life. Nice way to wake up. Lots of activities available (included in the price of the room): sea kayaks, volleyball, yoga etc and a very cool glass lap pool. Bring a mask and...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay and the activities on offer. Our aim is to offer lots of activities for all of our guests and the kayaks and paddle boards are enjoyed by young and old. Thanks again for your positive comments and we hope to see you again in future. Kind regards,...

Reviewed 15 December 2014

Absolutely fabulous service and standard. The restaurant so good we used it every night - service and quality of good outstanding! Close to beach and so much to do - nice pool. Need kids pool for kids to enjoy here. Mr Nihal fonseka managed the f & b team up to all guest satisfactions . Thanks for all restaurant staff...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive comments about the hotel, service and staff. We are glad to inform you that we are in the process of creating new kids pool at the moment, till then the kids can enjoy the experience of swimming in the glass fronted pool. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott

Reviewed 14 December 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights firing November. We all agreed it was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed at, beautiful rooms, great position and lovely staff and service. The photos on the website do not do it justice. My only criticism is that we we decided to have the buffet dinner one evening. The buffet started...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you consider our hotel as one of the best you have stayed in. We are at the moment improving our website. We noted your comment regarding the buffet and have looked into it. We are pleased to hear that you found the...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Stayed there for 4 days and thoroughly enjoyed every single day. Located right on the beach, view from restaurant and the rooms is absolutely gorgeous. Staff are very nice, attentive and courteous. Its easy to walk to restaurants nearby and is 15 min tuk tuk ride away from Galle city. Food served in the restaurants is amazing and not that...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for you review and recommendation of our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed all the different aspects of your stay. We hope to welcome you in future if you visit Sri Lanka again. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott

London
Reviewed 6 December 2014

we only spent one night here whilst touring following the cricket ODIs. When the manager overheard me saying our room wasn't nice, she instantly offered to move us, so we had a room on the ground floor with a little terrace we could sit out on, which was a very nice room indeed. The main pool was being remodelled, but...

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review of our hotel. We are very glad that you and your party were able to relax within what sounded like a very busy schedule. We are very proud of the glass fronted lap pool and very pleased that you got so much pleasure from it. We look forward to seeing you...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a couple of nights. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There is free WiFi but on occasions it was a little flaky. However they did look into it when it was mentioned. Selection of food is good and varied. Good Sri Lankan food and continental. Breakfast was especially good. Looking forward to returning in April.

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Paloma scott S, Director at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for writing a review about your stay with us. We are delighted that you found our staff friendly and helpful and that you enjoyed the taste and variety of the food. We are proud of the ample choices and quality of our English breakfast and are looking into expanding the variety of dishes further. We believe...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Address: Parangiyawatta, Unawatuna, Galle 80600, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle > Unawatuna
Price Range: €75 - €248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Calamander Unawatuna Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Unawatuna Beach Hotel Unawatuna
Unawatuna Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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