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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relatively modern hotel on the beachfront. Ocean and beach in front of hotel is clean. Food was over priced but can eat elsewhere on the beach. Staff are not that friendly and bar man is the slowest ever!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there during the weekend on full board basis and it was such a disappointment! Whilst waiting for our room air conditioner to be made for over an hour after checking in, we experienced a bland little buffet for lunch followed by a dinner which had the same remaining food served from lunch and there were empty serving dishes because...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay of Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Our buffet that night was highly successful and almost everybody thoroughly enjoyed the food. Which is why we ran out. It is true that this was bad management and we again make no apologies for apologizing again for the poor management. It was a...

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel right on the beach staff are friendly. We ordered dinner from the bbq on the beach, it was great food just a little slow. Hotel rooms are basic but clean and spacious, our room was right by the car park so a little noisy at times.

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We are glad you appreciated the simplicity of the rooms. We designed the rooms to be neutral and uncluttered. We are delighted you enjoyed our seafood barbecue on the beach. We are sorry that the car park disturbed you. We are making plans to...

Kotte, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 20 April 2017

My family and I visited this hotel for a day out stay on 15th April 2017. Excellent day in this hotel as they had the Avurudu games for all the guests, staff very friendly and helpful. They did their best to entertain everyone and made our day memorable fantastic. Food very good. We went because the front office staff Thiwanka...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to report on your experience of staying in Calamander Unawatuna Beach. Our Avurudu event is indeed at memorable occasion and we love our guests participating. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, Miss Paloma Scott.

Ballarat
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Rooms below average for quality and cleanliness. Had to sleep in a single bed as it wa not possible to sepaarate twin beds and make them into a double. Hotel staff, particularly restaurant and bar staff disorganised. We were ignored. I ordered a seafood pizza one night, and was advised 'yes'. Waited 30 minutes then asked again. I was told...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to comment on your experience of Calamander Unawatuna Beach. I met you and your party just as you were leaving and you told me some of the issues that you had with our hotel. Your comments about the cleanliness of the room are very disappointing for me and my housekeeper as we try...

Brampton, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I was very dissapointed with their service. Food was also a dissapointment. Not much variety. Too many dogs on the beach (doing their business) and covering up in the sand. The water current is strong. No elevator. Had to walk 3 flights up and down to my room. Wouldn't stay here again.

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We most sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience you had in our restaurant. We are constantly reviewing and making every effort to improve our service and the food. We are a very busy hotel and with the sheer numbers of guests coming through...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Let me start with the good points of this hotel. This is one of the best locations right in front of the beach. The restaurant is overlooking the sea and it it absolutely breathtaking ! staff are friendly and hotel has a nice homely feel to it. On the bad side all rooms do not have views. Our room did...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach and writing a more balanced review than many on this site. Our family suite and some of our deluxe rooms have sea views. Naturally, most people want a sea view but the architecture of the hotel does not allow all our guests to have...

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We are staying here at the moment. Dinner last night was an experience. We waited 10 minutes just for the waiter to come over and take a drink order. It was another 10 minutes waiting on the drinks. The buffet food was very poor and certainly not worth the money. I ordered a pizza and they forgot about me so...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We are most sorry that your experience in our restaurant was so poor. All the issues your encountered are being used to show the waiting staff are damaging their actions are. Management has issued new towels to pool staff for guests to use at...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay. Excellent bar. Pool area is good. Beach is great. Rooms are fine. Breakfast buffet is very good. Staff are wonderful. Within walking distance to most things. Not far from Galle. Very enjoyable.

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to report on your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. It is great that you found our staff are doing a fine job and a big thank you to the ones that have been gracious to sacrifice going home during Singhalese New Year and help the Management run the hotel during a busy...

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Calamander Unawatuna was by no means a cheap hotel, which is why I was so disappointed by the services and staff We stayed for 10 nights in April and our stay was ok, at best The hotel staff are inconsistent and sporadic. Some days you get two free bottles of water, some days you don't. Some days you get table...

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OriginalPaloma, General Manager at Calamander Unawatuna Beach, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Calamander Unawatuna Beach. We are of course, very saddened by the catalogue of mistakes that you have encountered and the usual systems for dealing with situations has broken down. Management agree that our constant problem is consistency in service from our staff, who are experienced and our...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 80000, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Unawatuna
Price Range: $94 - $292 (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:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Unawatuna
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Unawatuna
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“There are basically no sea view rooms,maybe partial sea view.”
TAttMumbai, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Best location, Hotel with high standards”
khatot, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“pool side rooms are better than garden rooms”
jmb20002015, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“There appears to be a new and an old wing. Choose the new wing.”
peachesBallarat, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Inquire from the hotel which rooms have sea view, garden view or pool view before you book.”
jtill123, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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