2019

Villa Thawthisa

Uswatta ihala yaddehimulla,Galle, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka, 80600 - See map
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7.4
Very good
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Food & Dining5
Housekeeping4
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Villa Thawthisa

"Restaurant good,chef and staff very friendly and helpful."

sunil - February 23, 2020

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Popular landmarks
Silk Route Gallery 200 m
Rumassala Sanctuaries Jungle 740 m
Unawatuna Beach 770 m
Jungle Beach 860 m
Mihiripenna Beach 3.5 km
Habaraduwa Beach 7.38 km
Welikonda Sandassanaramaya 7.64 km
Sri Sudarshanaramaya 9.36 km
Old Ductch Church mirissa 10.12 km
Handunugoda Tea Museum 13.55 km
Nearby landmarks
Lak Gems & Jewellery 190 m
Vyanni 190 m
Silk Route Gallery 200 m
Amarasingharamaya Temple 260 m
Submarinne Diving School 470 m
Work of Hanuman 520 m
Dewale Beach Road 550 m
Saama Stupa 610 m
Rumasalla Mountain 660 m
Rumassala Sanctuaries Jungle 740 m
7.5

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Very good location
ParkingFREE
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Sauna
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]
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Mind - Body
Yoga room
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Excellent service
8.1 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.3 room quality and comfort
Very good cleanliness
7.1 rating for cleanliness
Very good facilities on premise
7.1 facilities on premise

Stayed for 2 nights,in penthouse and superior pool room.penthouse is superb, breathtaking sea view ,all around .

sunil | February 23, 2020

Beautiful, clean swimming pools and the rooms themselves were more than generous in size.

Chris | June 17, 2018

We really enjoyed our stay and it was a comfortable and cozy stay at villa thawthisa.

danushika | March 6, 2019

Villa Thawthisa is a beautiful place and rooms are big and confy.

Chamika | June 30, 2019

It's a peaceful, nice villa situated in a vantage position.

Anushka | July 14, 2019

Superior pool room with private pool also good,good pool.

sunil | February 23, 2020

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Unawatuna in the last 24 hoursCompared to 705 Unawatuna properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.2
Distance to city center1.5 km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
Distance to airport9.1 km

Rooms available at Villa Thawthisa

Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
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  • Room size: 100 m²/1076 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Pool Room
Superior Pool Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Direct Pool Access King
Direct Pool Access King
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Room
Standard Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
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Standard Double Room with Sea View
Standard Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 36 m²/388 ft²
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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    Suite Standard
    Suite Standard
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      Superior Pool Access Sea View Room
      Superior Pool Access Sea View Room
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Villa Thawthisa?

        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 Villa Thawthisa?

        Villa Thawthisa 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 100 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 Villa Thawthisa 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, Villa Thawthisa has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Unawatuna with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

        What is the smoking policy at Villa Thawthisa?

        Villa Thawthisa does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The resort offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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        What people love about Villa Thawthisa

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Location

          "Good location to spend with the family and kids."

          Kanishka

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          July 16, 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "The best place is the rooftop restaurant."

          Anushka

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          July 14, 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Amazing views and you can spend hours."

          Anushka

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          July 14, 2019

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        9.8/10
        Room size
        52 sqm.
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        7.3/10
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        Overall rating:
        7.4
        Very good
        196 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.1
        Facilities
        7.1
        Location
        7.5
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        What travelers say they love:
        The location is beautiful and the views amazing.
        Chris from United Kingdom
        Family with older children
        More about Villa Thawthisa

        More about Villa Thawthisa

        If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Unawatuna, look no further than Villa Thawthisa. With its location just 1.5 km from the city center and 150km from the airport, this 5-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Amarasingharamaya Temple, Dewale Beach Road, Lak Gems & Jewellery.

        Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Villa Thawthisa is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

        All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include yoga room, snorkeling, surfing lessons, private beach, fitness center are designed for escape and relaxation. Villa Thawthisa is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Unawatuna.

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        Most talked about facilities

        Swimming Pool
        9 mentions
        Food & Dining
        7 mentions
        View
        5 mentions
        Housekeeping
        5 mentions

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Manager asitha was very friendly and helpful."

        sunil

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        February 23, 2020

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        Reviews of Villa Thawthisa from real guests

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        7.4
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        10
        Cleanliness7.1
        Facilities7.1
        Location7.5
        Room comfort and quality7.3
        Service8.1
        Value for money7.2
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        <6 Below Expectation (37)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Anushka from Sri Lanka
        Couple
        Superior Pool Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2019

        Amazing Villa with a great Rooftop Restaurant ”

        Fantastic villa in Unawatuna. We selected the room with plunge pool. Unfortunately the AC didn't work ( Good lesson to hotels to check ACs before handover rooms to guests) and we had to switch to the other room which having the direct access to the main pool (Both rooms are in Ground floor). It was not bad either. The best place is the rooftop restaurant. Amazing views and you can spend hours. It's a peaceful, nice villa situated in a vantage position. Breakfast service was not good as we got food dish by dish in a very random manner. So had to wait for almost 2 hours to finish the breakfast. Anyway 5 star rating as overall experience is amazing!

        Reviewed July 14, 2019
        8.4
        Excellent
        Lasith from Sri Lanka
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

        Great honeymoon location.”

        We were welcomed on a special transport "a buggy car" in which the hotel arranged to pick us up from Gall. The hotel staff always welcomed us warmly every time we met... And the breakfast was extremely good specially with the view to blow your mind.... There were few minor issues with the second wash basin at the room(Superior) But it's worth the money anyway... So I recommend it to all specially to enjoy on your honeymoon. Thank you team at Villa Thawthisa. Will be back again soon... Cheers...

        Reviewed October 17, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Buddika from Sri Lanka
        Group
        Basic Standard Double Room with Sea View
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        Good hotel”

        Villa Thawthisa is located in very calm environment. Its staff is verry kind n friendly. Rooms are really clean and verry nice. Good facilities. Good foods. Worth for money this place.

        Reviewed November 27, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        danushika from Sri Lanka
        Group
        Stayed 1 night in March 2019

        Had a great stay”

        We really enjoyed our stay and it was a comfortable and cozy stay at villa thawthisa. Food was really nice and the staff was extremely friendly. Highly recommend

        Reviewed March 06, 2019
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Chamika from Sri Lanka
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Worth for Money”

        Villa Thawthisa is a beautiful place and rooms are big and confy. I had a nice stay. Food was Ok too.

        Reviewed June 30, 2019
        7.7
        Very good
        Fiona from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

        Pleasant”

        Modern, friendly staff, nice pool.

        It's a newly built hotel so hasn't quite got the polish of an established place, nevertheless a nice place by Sri Lankan standards. Location is up the hill from unawatuna beach -easy enough walk, but they provide a suttle service down to their beach restaurant 4x per day (not back up though!) Ensuite in our room had a half height frosted glass wall, which looks great, but not really to my taste. Restaurant was good (great spring rolls) and all staff try to be very accommodating and will try to cater to what you're after. Free wifi was patchy, but due to weather factors beyond their control. Great views, lovely pool. Couple of little things I'd suggest for management are having a compendium in the rooms with hotel and local information (eg about laundry service, safe, mini bar, room service, restaurants, pool towels, taxis, local sights, maps, approx costs of tuktuks and so on). Our restaurant menu was also just printed on a scrotty bit of paper - doing this up nicely would make a much better impression. All in all, pleasant stay, and I'd recommend if you get a good rate.

        Reviewed April 04, 2015
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Harin from Sri Lanka
        Couple
        Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
        Stayed 1 night in November 2017

        Exceptional”

        a bit away from the main unawatuna beach but with nice views of the ocean from the rooms. rooms are big and spacious.

        Reviewed July 24, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Louise from Australia
        Family with young children
        Penthouse Suite with Sea View
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

        Exceptional”

        Unbelievably friendly staff and fantastic place to spend whilst in Unawatuna. Highly recommend to everyone.

        Reviewed July 18, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kristina from Germany
        Group
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2016

        Beautiful”

        The hotel is located on a hill in an eco resort. Every day i walked at least 2 times up and down and saw birds, a snake, a porcupine, monkeys, and various other. Exciting walk. The hill is not too dark and not too steep. The hotel is due to its location absolutely quite, very good for relaxing. Rooms are clean with morning and evening cleaning service. I had breakfast included and this was a blast with a stunning view on the rooftop. The pools were amazing and clean as well. The staff was absolutely friendly and helping. We wanted to have a room with natural stones in the shower and the staff showed us several rooms among which we could choose. Funny thing, the bath was built within a room and separated by a glass wall. The milky glass was not high enough and so you could always see the upper body. The bathroom door could not be closed completely and the walls did not meet with the ceiling so you could hear everything. For us it was less disturbing than a door in another room that made noise when closing. The light is white, yes, but we only switched on the balcony light and only for grooming the white lights. I would come back.

        Reviewed November 12, 2016
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Ruwanga from Sri Lanka
        Family with young children
        Superior Pool Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2016

        Nice Location .. Love to visit again.. ”

        Really nice location. There was a small problem where agoda confirmation email inform's me check-in time was 11am but hotel said it was 1pm. I think hotel does not know this, I did check again and I can confirm agoda email says 11am. I came around 12 noon and hotel anyway gave me the room. As I was checking out by 11.45am , next guest that was booked for my room has already arrived. So it seems there is a bit of a communication error with agoda check-in check-out times vs hotel times. Anyway its a really nice place and staff was very friendly. Specially the Manager (I guess) who gave us a tour of the hotel . I'm looking forward to visit this place again. It will be great if the hotel can fix some towel racks.

        Reviewed September 11, 2016
        8.0
        Excellent
        shihan from Sri Lanka
        Group
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 1 night in July 2015

        Villa thawthisa , value for money!”

        1 the view 2 the pool 3 the open air bathroom

        The hotel was great and the location offers spectacular views of rhe ocean , however the lighting inside the rooms are a little too white in colour , it gives you the feeling as though you're in an office! The restaurant upstairs doesnt have a very wide array of food to choose from and what is available is very highly priced in comparison to other hotels of the same standard or better. Also the rooms need more curtain coverage or blinds to block out the morning sun, but these are are all minor issues as most people looking to stay at this hotel would most probably spend more time outside sightseeing than i aide the hotel. All in all great place to stay!

        Reviewed July 26, 2015
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Fabiola from United States
        Family with young children
        Standard Room
        Stayed 9 nights in March 2015

        Magnificent”

        Cordial, postmodern, comfortable, spacious

        Our stay was truly a heavenly experience. The staff was so graciously kind and personable. The manager drove us to the beach club every morning and was authentically interested in our comfort. Breakfasts and dinners were delicious, fresh, and nutritious. But our favorite was our room! We loved the serious amount of space we had and the view from our balcony was breathtaking. It was wonderful to have the ocean, the palm trees, the pools, and a beautiful hawk flying by everyday. We will surely return to this enchanting and relaxing hotel.

        Reviewed March 29, 2015
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Chris from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Superior Pool Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2015

        One to watch!”

        Views, Privtae Pool, Food

        Food here was fantastic, staff were extremely helpful. Parts of the hotel are still under construction but we didn't mind. This hotel will be fantastic when completed. Room was big, clean and very modern. Would definitely recommend!

        Reviewed October 13, 2015
        8.4
        Excellent
        Nalin from Sri Lanka
        Family with young children
        Direct Pool Access King
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018

        Breathtaking views, yummy food, friendly staff”

        Everything is brilliant apart from half broken toilet flusher we had our room. Their staff is very friendly. Chef Duminda added some items to breakfast menu just for my 1 year old daughter. No other hotel would go to that extent to serve a customer. F&B Manager was going table to table askimg about food quality, and its great to see such care for Locals as Sri Lankan hotels are known for treating local guests badly. Would visit this place again for sure.

        Reviewed April 09, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Vindya from Sri Lanka
        Family with young children
        Direct Pool Access King
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        GREAT FOR A FAMILY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN!”

        We got a room with direct access to pool. the children loved playing in the pool to the maximum. calm & quiet setting with minimal disturbance from others. Clean & spacious room with nice room decor & necessary amenities. very supportive staff extending the true Sri Lankan aspiration. the food cuisine tantalizing the taste buds & instilled with Sri Lankan flavors. the top floor restaurant is a must visit, to enjoy your food long with eye- catching beauty of down-south of Sri Lanka.

        Reviewed June 09, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Lisa from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Direct Pool Access King
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

        Great place but.....”

        Amazing location with 2 big pools. It takes 10mins steep down hill to get to the beach. The staff were great too. But... the room could do with a bit of tlc as could the pool area and the rooms as others have mentioned are not well thought out. I stayed in a swim up room and you do compromise on privacy but now able to step off your balcony into the pool is super. I would stay here again at the massively reduced rate we got booking on agoda. Wouldn't pay the rack rate though.

        Reviewed July 09, 2017
        8.4
        Excellent
        Christie from Australia
        Group
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        Beautiful hotel”

        We enjoyed our stay overall and our room was lovely. Amazing views from our balcony. Didn’t quite meet 5 star expectations with the hot water barely working during our two nights. We were disappointed on check out that there was apparently no tuk tuk driver available to take us and our bags down to town, as we timed our departure to be during their one hour of morning shuttle service. Very steep hill to reach hotel.

        Reviewed April 20, 2019
        4.4
        Luke from Australia
        Couple
        Deluxe Room
        Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

        Give it a miss!”

        Hard to get service in this place, I'm sure when it first opened it would have been lovely and fresh / new, however after a few years of operation the signs are everywhere! In our room we couldn't open the door up the whole way to enter, it gets stuck on the tiles beneath, the lock itself is a logistical nightmare, allow a solid minute of jiggling the key to get in each time, we had wood borers in our robe leaving nasty deposits of fresh wood deposits on our clothes each day, our toilet brush looked like its serviced all of Unawatuna in the last year (filthy - YUK!), our spa drain was missing, the spa wasn't working and to stand up in the shower you have to dig your way through the pebbles beneath to get a solid base otherwise you will end up falling on the floor. Also needed to allow over half an hour for a drink to show up pool side, the gym is falling apart at the seams and the lip around the inside of the pool if leant on will stain your skin and clothes. Sorry guys but not up to scratch, has so much potential though.

        Reviewed November 10, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Han
        Couple
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

        Nice place to stay”

        Very friendly staff that passed on lots of useful information, breakfast is really nice. It is on a hill so tuktuk sometimes charged a bit more to get here. Don’t really like the floor plan for the room as the toilet and shower is not in a separate room. In all very pleasant stay.

        Reviewed September 30, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Julben
        Couple
        Penthouse Suite
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Excellent Recovery ”

        When we checked into our room we immediately noticed there were some issues & it did seem to be very welcoming. We alerted the front office team & management with our concerns. They immediately acted to ensure the issues were rectified quickly. From the Owner, Management, Front Office, Restaurant & Housekeeping all without exception ensure the rest of our staff was excellent.

        Reviewed December 02, 2018
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