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Calamander Unawatuna Beach

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

i was badly amazed at how the photos are not like the reality. We were given the room with bad smell in the bathroom, the bed linen is dirty, it’s grey and smelly, with stains. The reception is non-existent, they don’t explain even where the breakfast is. The territory of hotel is tiny as well as the “pools”. Do not take rooms with garden views otherwise you’ll live on the 2 floor with the view to nothing! everything is very old in this hotel and is not worth the money!

We had a great stay at this resort. The staff were mostly very good - assisted me with a late check out and trip to the airport for a good price. The weather was bad at the time - but the beach is literally on your doorstep at the resort. The rooms are modest, but they have all the usual comforts - good TV selection and air conditioning. Tuk tuk are outside to take you to Galle or any other local destination

Came to Unawatuna and checked in a prebooked hotel but beach was rough checked out after 2 nights. Checked in at Wave beach resort who asked for 8 days payment in advance which we did. Room was not bad but rest everything deplorable so checked out next morning foregoing us $ 560. Moved to Kalamandar unawatuna beach resort. Found everything perfect. Check in was smooth Mr. Sasanka at reception was helful and courteous. Room is excellent and would highly recommend. Food is nice, not big choice but perfect and no complaints. Mr. Sampath restaurant Manager goes outo of the way to help. Still staying at the hotel and will give the review again after check out. Hotel has a big frontage to the beach.

Sampath rathnatake is an excellent man help me to select seafoods. No doubt it is tasty. We enjoyed our dinner very well. It is very satisfying. He is a very jovial guy. All the best him. This hotel is well located. The service, room layout is comfortable. I would recommend this hotel to any potential visitor.

We found the Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort as one of the best tour accommodation in down south in Sri Lanka due to its Ideal location, great service with friendly staff, and delicious quality foods. The ideal location of Calamander Beach Resort offers the great combination of tour destinations. Golden sand, sunset beaches with safest swimming, whale watching, wide variety of shopping, dining, cultural attractions, Gale Fort & Galle City tour those are very close proximities among the most tourist attracted destinations & activities can enjoy being this ideal location. Their delicious fresh foods can enjoy any type of clients around the world. We are very much happy to convey our gratitude to its friendly staff for their effective and nice service during our customer’s vacation with them. So we Swiss Lanka Reisen is very much happy to repeat again & again our reservation with Calamander Unawatuna Beach in coming years & recommend you to go there and enjoy your memorable accommodation during your holiday in Sri Lanka.

It's a awsome place to get a sea friendly fun with luxury hotel experience. Special thanks goes to all stuerts specialy(suranga) all management staff & sports coach(ect). Thanks for everything ull done to us. We'll waiting till our session. Cheers..

Great place ti just enjoy life. Relax. Located on the beach. Oceanview. A pool. Many restaurants within walking distance, if you don't just eat in at the hotels restaurant. Great service. Clean. And offers different activities if you choose not to lie on the sunbed for a day. You must try their handmade juice!

Beautiful location right on the beach. Very clean, staff is kind and charming and the entire place is a dream for kids! Breakfast is delicious and varies every day. Rooms are fairly large and A/C works well.

Nice beachfront property with excellent service and comfortable rooms. Easy to catch a tuktuk right outside the hotel that can take you anywhere you need to go. Wifi was not exactly reliable but I had come to learn that is typical in Sri Lanka. The property has many activities available (not sure if at an extra cost) including games and kayaking. Breakfast buffet has many options and the beach café has a bar open all day with drinks and ice cream. The property also has a beautiful red-tiled pool that we enjoyed because we visited during monsoon season and were not able to go in the ocean.

I spent 4 days with my boyfriend Francesco in Calamander Unawatuna beach and really enjoyed our stay. We had a little hiccups the first day with our room but it was quickly solved by our agency and the member of staff at the reception. We were offer a room at the ground floor overviewing the garden and we really liked it – it was specious and very clean. We were welcomed on our arrival by the reception staff that offered us an ice-coffee that we really appreciated after a long drive down from Colombo. The staff at Calamander Unawatuna beach is SUPERB! We immediately felt welcomed and looked after. The staff was super attentive, sweet, helpful and made sure we were always happy and enjoying our holiday. I would like to say a special thank you to Gihan, our waiter at the restaurant…Thank you very much for being so caring with us and smiley – we really appreciated it as we know it is a very hard job being a waiter! Another person that stuck out at the restaurant is Mr. Sampath, the assistant manager. He soon found out that I loved grilled fresh fish so every day before lunch started he called me from the beach and made me pick the fish I wanted to have for lunch. He then put it away for me and made sure the chef prepared it once we were ready to eat. Thank you ! He also was very accommodating with us and I think he is doing a great job. Thank you also to Ajith that cleaned our room. Every morning I use to see him in the garden and he always said hello with his lovely smile and he always asked if we were happy with the room. The last day he also did a little elephant with the towel that was super cute. Thank you also to Mr. Lackman from animation, that put us in contact with the diving center to go snorkeling and made sure we had a good time. I also took part at Acqua fitness and really enjoyed it…Mr. Lackman is very kind, caring and enthusiastic and came to call me on the beach every time the course started. Unfortunately when we were at Calamander Unawatuna beach there weren’t many people, as it is low season, so we couldn’t do activities like Volleyball matches but I loved what I did. The grilled fish prepared in front of the guests at dinner and lunch was delicious and always served with fresh salad and chips. I love the thing of being able to see the fresh fish bought at the market and you get to pick your choice and then the chefs cook it in front of you. The beach was lovely and the sea was nice and warm…you do have a bit of a sand hill in front of the parasols but it is the sea corrosion and people can’t do anything about it – you enjoy the sea and have a lovely view anyway as the beach is very long. The staff of Calamander Unawatuna beach is lovely and as suggested from one of the managers, they are trying their best to regain the client’s trust after a bad review, but they did a very good job with us. They always went the extra mile. I would definitely go back with family and friends and I would suggest it to someone that wants to enjoy some nice and relaxing time off.

Parangiyawatte Unawatuna Galle

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Galle District within a 15-minute walk of Unawatuna Beach, Calamander Unawatuna Beach is within a few miles (5 km) of Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya. This 83-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the resort is also close to Japanese Peace Pagoda and Galle Harbour.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


Calamander Unawatuna Beach's 83 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes are also available.

Property features

Calamander Unawatuna Beach features 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 117 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Family Suite with Sea View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 715 reviews