Unawatuna Beach Resort

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Average rate: $56 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Unawatuna, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

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Unawatuna Beach Resort Reviews

Vlindeke Vlindeke
142 reviews
poor hotel, great location, friendly staff Jan 07, 2010
At the end of our round trip we booked a week ‘relaxing at the beach’.

Unawatuna Beach Resort was advertised as a ‘good middle class tourist hotel’.

Arriving at the hotel we were welcomed with a drink.

At once we noticed that the maintenance of the building was very poor….. the standard rooms… the same story. Not just basic, but poor. The room was reasonable clean, accept the terrace…. to dirty to sit. Who wants to sit underneath a leaking a/c?

Mini bar in the room. And a small old television (we never turned it on).

No mosquito repellent appliance…. plenty of mosquito’s. Bathroom basic to poor (reasonable clean).

Our booking included half board. Maintenance of the restaurant was poor. The breakfast buffet was okay. The dinner buffet was average to poor. Hot dishes were mostly cold. A good thing was the grill (where food was prepared at question).

We had some a la carte lunches which were good! At fair prices. Drinks (accept wine) at fair prices too.

The hotel offers as well luxury suites. Talked to people who booked one, they were very satisfied about their room. Same thoughts about the food and the main building.

Nice pool (in front of the building with the luxury suites).

Have to say that the beach, right in front of the hotel, and the views on the bay are fantastic! See photo's at my blog (Jan. 8).

Very friendly staff.

The beach and the staff made our stay at this hotel! The hotel itself wasn’t worth staying at.

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Unawatuna Beach Resort Overview

Unawatuna Beach Resort, a perfect creation of nature, nestles at the edge of a superb bay, fringed by forested hillsides and miles of glorious unspoilt beach and clear turquoise sea. Rated best beach in the World by Discovery Channel, its beauty is fittingly matched by the equally famed Sri Lankan smile and Sri Lankan hospitality.

Experience it all at Unawatuna Beach Resort with its unique theme concept of a Sri Lankan Fishing village. A white dagaba sits on a rocky outcrop looking back over a golden beach that curves away into the distance; a green forest of coconut palms is the back drop to the classic picture postcard.

A number of guest houses and restaurants front the shoreline, but, most surprisingly, Unawatuna Beach Resort is the only hotel in the neighbourhood. Indeed, it has its own entrance road, distinct from the other main road, though the beach links everyone.

Unawatuna Beach Resort began life in 1980 as a discreet ten room property. It seems to emerge organically from the surrounding fishing village and it has kept its local roots even as it expanded to the present 63 rooms.

Local materials and techniques are used extensively, such as the thatch above the reception and palm woven mats that cover ceilings, cupboards and wardrobes. Constant maintenance ensures all remain in good condition. At the end of 1998 Unawatuna Beach Resort was fully refurbished and the resort was developed on the theme of a fishing village.

Unawatuna Beach Resort Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Tennis Courts
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Shops in Hotel

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