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Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Calamander Unawatuna Beach
Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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7.9

Very good

640 reviews

640 reviews

Beach21
Breakfast11
Swimming Pool11
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
New World Craft Shop

80 m

Salwathura Gems & Jewellers Shop

130 m

Pearl Divers

210 m

Unawatuna Diving Centre

230 m

Dewale Beach Road

280 m

Popular landmarks
Silk Route Gallery

620 m

Rumassala Sanctuaries Jungle

1.2 km

Jungle Beach

1.4 km

Mihiripenna Beach

2.1 km

Habaraduwa Beach

5.3 km

Closest landmarks
sea horse

110 m

yoga with ranga

170 m

Vine Store

410 m

Amarasingharamaya Temple

560 m

Submarine Diving School

600 m

Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Parangiyawatta Unawatuna , Galle, Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, 8000 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Unawatuna part of Unawatuna, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Rumassala Sanctuaries Jungle as well as Unawatuna Beach nearby. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

50 meters to Unawatuna Beach

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [outdoor]
Mind - Body
Yoga room

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Private beach

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Value for money7.3
Distance to city center4 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
Distance to airport8.3 km

Rooms available at Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Standard Garden View
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Premium Sea View Family Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Room With Sea View
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach Villa
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  • Beach view
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 king beds or 3 single bed...
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Family Room Pool View
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed or 1 single bed
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Standard Room with Single Bed or Sofa Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM 1 BEDROOM
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    Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Bathtub (Super Deluxe)
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      DOUBLE BED 1 TWIN BED
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 120 LKR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Calamander Unawatuna Beach has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Unawatuna with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

        Is breakfast offered at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 2334 LKR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

        What are my dining options at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station is Unawatuna Bus Stop, 1.1 km away from Calamander Unawatuna Beach.

        What restaurants are nearby Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is located in Unawatuna, famous for good restaurants such as Wimal's Restaurant, Marco Ristorante Italiano and Black & White Restaurant.

        What popular shopping places are close to Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is located in Unawatuna area which features shopping places such as Silk Route Gallery, Vyanni and Lak Gems & Jewellery.

        What are popular attractions near Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is located in Unawatuna area, which is famous for attractions such as Japanese Peace Pagoda, Dewale Beach Road and Amarasingharamaya Temple.

        What popular beaches are close to Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is located in the Unawatuna area, which includes Unawatuna Beach, Jungle Beach and Dalawella Beach.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Calamander Unawatuna Beach?

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is located in the Unawatuna area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Hiyare Rain Forest, sea horse and Submarine Diving School.

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        What people love about Calamander Unawatuna Beach

        • 8

          Very good
          Spaciousness

          "The room and bathroom were quite spacious."

          achin

          |

          January 30, 2020

        • 10

          Exceptional
          Breakfast

          "Very good breakfast."

          Nikolett

          |

          August 14, 2019

        • 7.2

          Very good

          "Mostly everything was in good situation."

          Darshana

          |

          May 23, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 469 Unawatuna properties
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        Location score
        8.7/10
        Room comfort score
        7.8/10
        Cleanliness score
        8/10
        Service score
        8/10
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Unawatuna properties
        Better than
        90
        %
        of Unawatuna properties
        Better than
        87
        %
        of Unawatuna properties
        Better than
        84
        %
        of Unawatuna properties
        Overall rating:

        7.9

        Very good
        640 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.0
        Facilities
        7.5
        Location
        8.7
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        What travelers say they love:
        Breakfast was great.
        Carol from New Zealand
        Couple
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        More about Calamander Unawatuna Beach

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach

        Calamander Unawatuna Beach is a distinct addition to Unawatuna and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach.
        At Calamander Unawatuna Beach, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Car hire and shuttle services provided by the resort make exploring Unawatuna even more convenient.
        For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the resort's fireplace.
        For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Calamander Unawatuna Beach. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
        All rooms at Calamander Unawatuna Beach are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Calamander Unawatuna Beach are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
        Don't worry about being thirsty as bottled water and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the resort you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
        Calamander Unawatuna Beach offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. A beach that's accessible right from the resort puts you close to the ocean during your stay. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the resort's pool. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving.
        Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the resort's dart board, ping-pong table, yoga room and badminton court. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


        Around the property

        Don't miss out on all that Unawatuna has to offer! Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Unawatuna Beach located 50 m away. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Rumassala Sanctuaries Jungle just 1.2 km away. A great museum trip can be had at Handunugoda Tea Museum located 12.7 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find rooms here that are cheaper than 90% of all other options in the city.
        Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 90% of them for food and dining.
        Guests who stayed at this resort have scored it higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.5

        Most talked about facilities

        Beach

        65 mentions

        Swimming Pool

        37 mentions

        Breakfast

        31 mentions

        Food & Dining

        26 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Arabic
        • Dutch
        • German
        • Hindi
        • Korean
        • Russian
        • Sinhala

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Badminton court
        • Dart board
        • Diving
        • Garden
        • Private beach
        • Snorkeling
        • Swimming pool [outdoor]
        • Table tennis
        • Tours
        • Water sports (non-motorized)
        • Yoga room

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Restaurants
        • Room service

        Services and conveniences

        • Concierge
        • Currency exchange
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Fireplace
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Shops
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room
        • Swimming pool [kids]

        Access

        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Pets allowed
        • Security [24-hour]

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [on-site]
        • Rental car
        • Shuttle service
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Asian
        • Continental
        • Full English/Irish
        Location
        Parangiyawatta Unawatuna , Galle, Sri Lanka, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, 8000
        Excellent
        Location

        8.7

        Airports

        • Koggala Airport (KCT)
          8.3 km
        • Ratmalana Airport (RML)
          98.5 km

        Public transportation

        • Unawatuna Bus Stop
          1.2 km
        • Unawatuna Railway Station
          1.4 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Unawatuna Divisional Hospital
          1.2 km

        Shopping

        • Silk Route Gallery
          620 m

        Convenience store

        • New Nuwan Store
          230 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Silk Route Gallery
          620 m
        • Rumassala Sanctuaries Jungle
          1.2 km
        • Jungle Beach
          1.4 km
        • Mihiripenna Beach
          2.1 km
        • Habaraduwa Beach
          5.3 km
        • Welikonda Sandassanaramaya
          6.9 km
        • Old Ductch Church mirissa
          9.3 km
        • Handunugoda Tea Museum
          12.8 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • New World Craft Shop
          80 m
        • sea horse
          110 m
        • Salwathura Gems & Jewellers Shop
          130 m
        • yoga with ranga
          170 m
        • Pearl Divers
          210 m
        • Unawatuna Diving Centre
          230 m
        • Dewale Beach Road
          280 m
        • Vine Store
          410 m
        • Amarasingharamaya Temple
          560 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-2 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib available upon request
        Children 3-5 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until12:00

        Getting around

        • Airport transfer fee120 LKR
        • Distance from city center4 km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)180

        Extras

        • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)2334 LKR

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges2
        • Number of floors3
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 81
        • Room voltage220
        • Year property opened1982
        • Most recent renovation2019

        Reviews of Calamander Unawatuna Beach from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.9
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.0
        Facilities7.5
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality7.8
        Service8.0
        Value for money7.3
        High score for Unawatuna
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (132)
        8-9 Excellent (128)
        7-8 Very Good (115)
        6-7 Good (61)
        <6 Below Expectation (96)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (124)
        Jun - Aug (114)
        Sep - Nov (111)
        Dec - Feb (183)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tim from Canada
        Couple
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

        Luxury Rooms on the beach”

        Pool; Clean Rooms; Location in Unawatuna

        The Calamander Unawatuna Beach was a very beautiful hotel. Unfortunately, it rained for 2 of our 3 days, but we were able to enjoy the pool and have a suntan on the 3rd day of our stay. The location is easy to access all of the shops and restaurants that Unawatuna Beach has to offer. The beachfront is not sand, rather it is built up with giant rocks, likely to prevent further erosion. This is not the hotel's fault, mind you, as much of the north/north-eastern stretch of the beach has this same plight, but they may have to consider this regarding room prices. Without sand and easy access to swimming, it loses some of it's ideal beachfront status. Other than that, my wife and I were both extremely happy with our time at Calamander!

        Reviewed January 09, 2015

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        WALEED from Saudi Arabia
        Family with teens
        Family Room Pool View
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2016

        GREAT VACATION & EXPERIENCE ”

        I was with my son (16 years) and truly enjoyed this vacation specially Calamander Unawatuna Beach Hotel. From the time we arrived we were wellcomed in a hospitable way until we departed. All the staffs were professional specially Mr. Asela(fom) the manager who was personally attended to our requirements and comfort and he is truly a proffesional manager and a big plus to this Hotel. Thank you also to the owner who i am sorry i did not have the previlage to know her name but i see her everyday day watching and supervising. I recommend this Hotel very much as it is simply the best Hotel in Unawatuna.

        Reviewed March 18, 2016

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Britton from United States
        Couple
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 1 night in November 2014

        An appropriately priced hotel in Sri Lanka!”

        Clean, good staff, right price

        The stay here was good. It was the second time I have stayed here and both times I was pleased. First of all, it is one of the few hotels in Sri Lanka that is appropriately priced. Most hotels in Sri Lanka are too much for the quality you receive, but the Calamander is actually a good price for the level of quality. Second, the staff is pretty good. Again, at most hotels in Sri Lanka, the service is well intended but just not up to par. At the Calamander, the staff is well trained and on the ball. Finally, the rooms are fresh, clean and well furnished. Unawatuna is a nice place to be as well. Overall, I recommend it

        Reviewed November 24, 2014

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Vivienne from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

        Great place on a good beach”

        We love beaches where there are nice little beach-shack restaurants/bars and this place has them in abundance, so with the really good rooms, service and facilities of Calamander Unawatuna Beach hotel, you have the best of both worlds. Really good buffet breakfast, lovely big pool, free wifi, free use of paddleboards, Kayaks and a free dive lesson. My fav was the morning yoga classes from 'Lucky' - starts the day off just right. We'll definitely go back to this hotel. One of the local tuk-tuk drivers we used - Siri - has a travel place/shop on the main road just before the hotel's turning, he was fantastic. Seek him out - and stay here!

        Reviewed March 16, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kevin from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 6 nights in November 2017

        Great location”

        Just back from calamander unawatuna beach , great location on the beach , staff were very attentive , room was good size felt really at home there, all in all great place to be if you want stay at unawatuna beach

        Reviewed November 17, 2017

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        8.7
        Excellent
        martyn from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 6 nights in April 2013

        comfortable as always”

        central location, clean, attentive staff

        stayed here a few times, always in larger room with jacuzzi, the place has had many improvements since it was taken over by calamander, new rooms also look nice, however it is a shame that the beach front shown in pics no longer exists as it has been washed away due to poor development planning of a barrage which was actually supposed to help protect the beach, obviously not the hotels fault but do be aware of this if planning a trip to unawatuna

        Reviewed March 20, 2014

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Carol from New Zealand
        Couple
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 5 nights in August 2018

        Awesome location”

        Unfortunately they were digging up the grounds during our stay to fix something, and we had an awful smell in our bathroom coming from the drain. After a couple of days we got moved to a different room though and that one was fine. The red swimming pool was also closed. Despite all that, we had a fantastic stay there. What really sells this hotel is the location, right on Unawatuna beach. Breakfast was great. Also, there are plenty of places along the beach to eat and you can walk along the beach to the temple. It's a cheap tuk-tuk ride to Gaille, which is definately worth a visit. We originally were going to stay in Gaille itself and so pleased we stayed at the beach area instead. I would definately go back to this hotel.

        Reviewed September 14, 2018

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Rachel from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

        New hotel with lovely water views”

        Modern, food, relaxing

        Fantastic 3 day stay at the Calamander! I had visited Unawatuna 5 years prior and was surprised to see that the area of beach outside the hotel had been fully eroded leaving exposed rocks and no direct beach access. Despite this the hotel and the fact it was under construction when we visited in July 2014 we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the service from the staff was fabulous. Amazing food at the restaurant (more expensive than the places on the beach) but well worth it and delicious mojitos and wood fired pizza. The rooms were clean and modern with a small balcony. If you sit on the verandah along the water you can sit and watch the resident turtles surfacing. Pool was being completed while we were there but will be a great location once open. I'd stay here again if returning to Unawatuna!

        Reviewed May 24, 2015

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Pranesh from India
        Couple
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

        Simply Awesome !!”

        When I first booked this on Agoda, I was not sure about how the hotel/resort would be. When we landed there we were delighted. The location is on the beach. The front desk was welcoming. We loved the food, the room was always kept clean, the staff were always full of smiles, the location was amazing. They were so helpful that even in the middle of the night if you called the front desk they would send some one asap. Great beach......did not try the pool...next time for sure. We first booked for 2 days, but once we reached there we just loved the location and hotel staff and services that we extended our stay for 2 more days. Great breakfast I may add. I read that it was ownened by a British firm.....but British or who ever owns this is doing a fabulous job running it. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable and memorable. We are now definately promoters of Calamander Beach Resort. Luv Sonali & Pranesh

        Reviewed May 25, 2016

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        steven from United States
        Couple
        Family Room Pool View
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

        Great Stay at the Calamander!”

        Clean; Water front; Great View, Great Breakfast~

        We had an ocean view room with a balcony. The room was super clean with a large and comfortable bed and sitting area. The bathroom was huge with shower and Jacuzzi! Loved having breakfast each day in the open air restaurant overlooking the water. The staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. The grounds of the resort were beautifully attended . There was a wooden pier that jutted into the bay. We enjoyed having drinks there and watching the sunset. The only drawback is that this part of the bay has been damaged by the tsunami and there is no beach...just large boulders placed to stop erosion. A short walk along the rocks will bring you to the sand.... It would be nice if the hotel could make this pathway smoother and safer. The hotel is presently in a construction stage...building a larger pool and play area. This will be extremely helpful as the pool is super small now..more a lap pool than anything and is filled to the brim with children...so not to inviting for adults. There are some beach chairs in the grass by this small pool, too few for the number of guests. These chairs were always "taken" by breakfast so we weren't able to "hang out" there...we would walk on the rocks toward the northern part of the bay and find chairs in the sand in front of the various restaurants. Overall, I believe that this is the best hotel/resort in Unawatuna and would highly recommend it to others!

        Reviewed February 28, 2015

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Renee from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Room with Single Bed or Sofa Bed
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

        Resort in the beach”

        As the only 'resort' on Unawatuna beach Calamander offers resort facilities. However, the variety of rooms available are very different and some are too expensive for what you get. The restaurant is average with better food available along the beach. The staff are helpful and professional.

        Reviewed April 15, 2017

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Kasuni from Sri Lanka
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in January 2013

        Great Hotel!”

        Amazing location, Access to beach, lovely rooms, foot spa

        UBR is located at the beachfront, with access to one of the most amazing beaches in Sri Lanka: Unawatuna. We stayed at the New Wing Luxury rooms, and the room was spacious, new, clean, comfortable and had a big bathroom and jacuzzi. We had only breakfast from the hotel: the spread was a little disappointing, but the few items tasted good. The foot spa: Foot Rub gives good foot massages and is reasonably priced. The best thing about the hotel: the beach, location, the sun beds!

        Reviewed January 29, 2013

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Vikram from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Premium Sea View Family Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2018

        clean and good facilities, the only big hotel in the main Unawatuna beach”

        There are many beaches in Unawatuna, the main one with restaurants oand bars only has one big hotel, this one. Good facilities, reasonably priced food and friendly staff. The pool was a wierd red colour which was quite off-putting but otherwise the hotel was great. I've stayed at many places in unawatuna and cleanliness can be an issue, but this hotel was great. Also the aircon works properly, sounds basic but it doesn't in many places and afternoons can get very hot and certain times of the year even evenings are very humid so a properly working aircon is real pleasure to have.

        Reviewed February 14, 2018

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        8.7
        Excellent
        John from United States
        Family with teens
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2011

        Wonder setting and spacious rooms”

        Great location on the beach, rooms were large and very comfortable, easy stroll out to other restuarants if you desire

        Enjoyed a wonderful two night stay at the Unawatuna Beach Resort. It is located on the beach just past Galle, which makes for an easy day-trip to tour the old city and fort complex. The resort has lots of lounge chairs available for a relaxing day spent reading and swimming. One can eat in their outdoor restaurant or easily sample other restaurants within a few minutes walk in either direction on the beach. We chose to do this over the three days just for the diversity. The pool was nice and the kids enjoyed going back and forth from beach to pool. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable with enormous bathrooms. This is our second stay and we'll come back again.

        Reviewed May 07, 2011

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Alan from United Kingdom
        Group
        Family Room Pool View
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Well run hotel very near beach ”

        Calamander unuwatuna beach resort was a well ru very clean hotel ideally placed right on the beach Rooms were spacious and very well appointed with good WiFi Breakfast was a cornucopia of international choices again of good quality The staff were very helpful and obliging Overall a very nice hotel

        Reviewed March 16, 2018

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Markus
        Family with young children
        Premium Sea View Family Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        Maybe not representastive after teror attacks”

        We spent 3 Nioght at the Calamander about one week after the terror attacks of easer 2019. The hotel was fully booked, but hat 50 cancellations at that Moment. So of course everyone was sad and shocked. Staff could not always hiode these fellings, wich is absolutely ok. Seen objectively, the Resort is very nice. We hat 8 (!) other accomodations in Sri Lanka before and room, staff and service was very good and familiar. Place directly at the beach is very nice, bit the beach is not good for (children) swimming or even leaving small children allone. But: It was startinmg of the raining-season. We had everything we need, food was good, especially breakfast. For Dinner we tried out, biut decided to choose the Buffet only 1st evening. There are many small Restaurants around we liked more. ALso the little Shoppinmg-Road right behind the Beachhotels is very nice. WE were allowed to stay in opur Room until 34 p.m. because of pickuptime to the airport, wich was very kind.

        Reviewed May 06, 2019

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        9.0
        Exceptional
        Charlotte from United Kingdom
        Group
        Family Room Pool View
        Stayed 6 nights in September 2014

        The Calamander made my sri lanka trip wonderful”

        we stayed in a luxury room which was deffinately luxury!

        I stayed in 4 hotels around sri lanka and this was by far the best, actually one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. we had a deluxe room to be fair, the bathroom was massive, the mattress was so comfortable and everything was very clean and modern. There aren't many luxuries around unawantuna, I looked forward to getting back to the hotel for some relaxation and sanctuary. The staff don't hassle you like most people around unawatuna and are super helpful. beach towels supplied everyday, sky movies, 2 free bottles of water everyday what more could you ask for would deffinately go back

        Reviewed October 06, 2014

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Sandun from Sri Lanka
        Business traveler
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 1 night in March 2013

        Best Place to stay in Unawatuna Beach”

        Love the Restaurant, both indoor and on the beach

        stayed for one night on business, the rooms are clean and spacious specially after the renovation. The house keeping staff were excellent and were very polite Nice big pool. The restaurant provided an excellent service, good food, specially their pizza! Unwatuna beach is breathtaking, and refreshing. Overall very relaxing place to stay in Unawatuna Beach.

        Reviewed March 11, 2013

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Tariq from Sri Lanka
        Family with young children
        Standard Garden View
        Stayed 1 night in January 2017

        Good Hotel”

        My wife and I were looking for a hotel to spend a couple of days in Unawatuna. We came across Calamander and were very happy with their cleanliness and the hospitality of the staff.

        Reviewed January 14, 2017

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        8.4
        Excellent
        Jessica from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Family Room Pool View
        Stayed 7 nights in December 2016

        Nice hotel, great location but a few tweaks could make it better”

        Really lovely hotel, the rooms are big and clean and have everything you need. The pools are great and the location is perfect with access to lots of restaurants and Unawatuna beach. We found some of the staff to be a little short and not very friendly at times. The prices for drinks/ food/ tours etc are very high in the hotel, often double the price of other places that are just next door to it. Overall enjoyable stay, and would recommend the hotel for its great location.

        Reviewed December 11, 2016

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