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Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna

4-star4 stars
Parangiyawatte, Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Galle, 80600, Sri Lanka

Upscale beachfront resort with restaurant, near Unawatuna Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Great location
Tasty breakfast
Room is all right
Food could be better
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Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna

from $71
  • Standard Room, Garden View
  • Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View
  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Superior Room, Sea View
  • Family Suite with Sea View

What’s around Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna


  • On the beach
  • Unawatuna Beach - 1 min walk
  • Mihiripenna Beach - 32 min walk
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda - 38 min walk
  • Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya - 44 min walk
  • Jungle Beach - 2.1 mi / 3.5 km
  • Galle Harbour - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Galle Fort - 3.8 mi / 6 km

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 139 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 83 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the resort

Taking the kids?
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Kayaking on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1982
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Melt - This beachfront bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered.

Brix Pizzeria - This beachfront family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Kayaking on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby

Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna’s small print

Also known as

  • Calamander Beach
  • Calamander Beach Hotel
  • Calamander Beach Hotel Unawatuna
  • Calamander Unawatuna Beach
  • Calamander Unawatuna Beach Resort
  • Unawatuna Beach Resort
  • Calamander Resort
  • Calamander
  • Unawatuna Beach Resort


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 90.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 45.00 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 31 12 per adult: USD 80.00

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 117 per vehicle (one way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 105 reviews

Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna
Good stay, pleasant hotel
Good hotel, best choice in the area. Good facilities overall. Loved the long lap pool. Also the yoga/water aerobics instructor was very nice - great guy, an asset for the hotel. Some mentions though: the food was average at best (it used to be better, some years back). The fitness room was dark, smelled of mold and had almost no equipment. But at least there WAS a fitness room, so still better than the other hotels on the beach. Too few umbrellas, so you needed to be out early to claim a beachchair with in umbrella if you wanted any shadow (which we did, as pale swedes). However, despite the above improvement points, we liked the place, the beach/area and would not hesitate to return. Unawatuna is one of the best places we have visited in Sri Lanka, and the hotel is the best in the area. One final thing thougj: who in their right mind would do a swimming pool in dark red? Looked utterly bizarre, and and night, when not lit, was only a black blob that darkened the area. I would have words with the designer...
Stefan, usOther trip
Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna
Very Good8.0
Resort feel
It was quite literally an inclusive resort. Not much to do outside except go to the small town of galle where it's pretty much a dry area except the galle hotel. The hotel has all you need and tries very hard to accommodate a new version of travelers that want that inclusive feel. I think a nice rate including food and drinks would help but I guess that's a while away due to the country itself. Front desk was good and the rooms were quite large. The location to the beach was just perfect-right on it. And all my dinners went well out there. The pizza was done perfectly.
Mariam, us3 night family trip
Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna
Adequate only for very short and functional stay.
Good location, friendly and accommodating staff. Food at the restaurant (by the sea) was nothing to shout about (very basic and bland, lots of room for improvement). If arriving with a driver, the hotel does not provide a lot of assistance and amenities to the driver (as opposed to all other places we stayed), which needs to be rectified.
Valsan, us1 night family trip
Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna
Very Good8.0
I was staying in a Junior Suite Room on 15-16th, everything good, from reception every staff are good. nothing to say bad. but the security person who worked on 16th was terrible, and his manner and language also not suitable to a good hotel. Note to Management: Security person who came to duty on 16th has been talking manner is not expected in a good hotel. About this security there were most of negative comments from other guest too.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna
Great resort ..Wifi needs improvement though
alan, us10 night trip

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Calamander Unawatuna Beach, Unawatuna

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