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On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
On the beach, white sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Guest reviews

3.9 out of 5 Good
234 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationUnawatuna Beach5 min walk
Popular LocationDalawella Beach2 min drive
Popular LocationJungle Beach5 min drive
AirportKoggala (KCT)9 min drive

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  • Standard Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, Garden View
  • Premium Family Room with Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 50 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsPremium Family Room with Sea View
  • Family Room, Pool View

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsFamily Room, Pool View
  • Standard Room Optional with Single Bed/Sofa Bed

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Room Optional with Single Bed/Sofa Bed
  • Premium Standard Room with Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsPremium Standard Room with Sea View
  • Beach Villa

    Room amenities

    • 70 sq m
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 9
    More detailsBeach Villa

About this area


Located in Unawatuna, Calamander Unawatuna Beach is in the historical district and on the beach. Galle Fort is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach. Travelling with kids? Consider National Maritime Museum and Sea Turtle Hatchery Mahamodara. With kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Unawatuna Beach - 5 min walk
  • Dalawella Beach - 2 min drive
  • Mihiripenna Beach - 3 min drive
  • Jungle Beach - 5 min drive
  • Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 26 min drive
  • AirportColombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 106 min drive


  • Melt — 1 min walk
  • Brix Pizzeria — 1 min walk
  • Le Café Francais - 4 min walk
  • Happy Spice - 4 min walk
  • Pink elephant - 4 min walk

About this property

Calamander Unawatuna Beach

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
At Calamander Unawatuna Beach, hit the beach, dine on-site at Melt or enjoy a drink at one of the resort's 2 bars/lounges. All 83 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, balconies or patios and LCD TVs. TVs, room service (during limited hours) and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Calamander Unawatuna Beach offers 83 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and free newspapers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 beach bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Shopping
  • Table tennis
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German
  • Russian


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer


  • 32-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Check-in between 2 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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 December per adult: USD 80.00

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 117 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and window guards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Calamander Unawatuna Beach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Calamander Unawatuna Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Calamander Unawatuna Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Calamander Unawatuna Beach have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Calamander Unawatuna Beach pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Calamander Unawatuna Beach?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Calamander Unawatuna Beach provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 117 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is Calamander Unawatuna Beach located?
Located in Unawatuna, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Unawatuna Beach and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Jungle Beach. Mihiripenna Beach and Japanese Peace Pagoda are also within 2 miles (3 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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A very good stay
This is a very good place i can only recomend despite the difficult situartion with upcomming Corona the hotel staff still tried they best to give good sevice The hotel is close to beach and if you dont like then use the pools in many places the buffet is always second choice, but here i think it was awesome and price value for the money
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A small very relaxing resort in a perfect location. Staff are very helpful and friendly.
Stayed 11 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spacious and clean room with excellent breakfast buffet. Negative part of stay was Expedia's poor customer service since they did not communicate properly with the hotel to make changes with reservation.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very disappointed.
I can sadly say this hotel didn’t come close to expectations. It is in no way a 4 star I wouldn’t give it a 2 star, internet never worked once the rooms are old and run down and the breakfast is a disgrace and unhygienic. There is no management around the only good thing the hotel has is the beach it is situated on...and the gym well that’s not a gym.Treadmill was broken and the other cardio machine was dead.
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The beautiful beach dining area and Sri Lankan style / Western breakfast buffet
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

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