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Thambapanni Retreat

3-star3 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Unawatuna Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 631 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
Great room

Thambapanni Retreat

from £53
  • Superior Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Grand Deluxe Room
  • Classic Double Room

What’s around Thambapanni Retreat


  • Unawatuna Beach (3-minute walk)
  • Jungle Beach (25-minute walk)
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda (17-minute walk)
  • Dalawella Beach (32-minute walk)
  • Sahana Beach - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Mihiripenna Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Yatagala Raja Maha Viharaya - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Galle Harbour - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) 115-min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station 34-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon 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 16

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 (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Thambapanni Retreat’s small print

Also known as

  • Thambapanni Retreat Hotel Unawatuna
  • Thambapanni Retreat Hotel
  • Thambapanni Retreat Unawatuna
  • Thambapanni Retreat
  • Thambapanni Retreat Hotel
  • Thambapanni Retreat Unawatuna
  • Thambapanni Retreat Hotel Unawatuna


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 50
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 25 (from 4 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 30 (from 4 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 85 per vehicle (one-way)

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

Fabulous 8.8 From 25 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely Hotel
Fantastic staff, facilities & food. Thank You
Jesse, gb3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Very average hotel, i would stay somewhere better
First, the staff were not very welcoming. They were not churpy. We did not get the room we booked, it was much smaller than advertised so do not get sucked in like we did. Pros Big bathroom Soft bed safe Cons Terrible breakfast, very basic Room service did not speak english We ordered a Hawaiian but received a tomato pizza Air con was terrible Electricity kept on going out No hot water small bath tub lights outside the room you cant control they were on all night location was not the greatest, had to walk about 10 min to the beach Checkout was slow and bad service The door was so small The massage was soft when i asked her hard 10 times
sean, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Charming jungle hotel
Might find different kind of insects in the room, but that's the why it is, its in the middle of jungle, I've stayed in superior and deluxe room and I like them both, it is located 5 mins. away the busy beach. I love each room has it's own outdoor resting area nice for a book. Wi-fi is not too stable, breakfast is simple buffet with some local dishes. Front office manager was helpful, restaurant staff. the bald man is such a sweet heart, can't wait to go back!
twOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful views and peaceful
Greated with a warm smile wonderful welcome excellent service helped me arrange whale watching and turtle sanctuary The yoga classes are fantastic very knowledgeable teacher and very relaxing Of all the places I visited I would recommend Unawatuna I loved my room which was in the canopy of bamboo and palms Every day the monkeys were a joy to watch along with the parrots Thank you for my stay I will be back Elaine and Savanna from Edinburgh
Elaine, as1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
5-day stay
Nice hotel, perfect for a couple of nights with a young baby. Friendly staff as well.
us5 night family trip

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