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Thambapanni Retreat

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Outdoor pool
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Thambapanni Retreat

Thambapanni Retreat

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Unawatuna with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Yaddehimulla Road, Unawatuna
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 39 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • One Love - 4 min walk
  • The Rock - 4 min walk
  • Mettha's Home Cooked Meals - 5 min walk
  • Kingfisher - 5 min walk
  • Flamingo - 6 min walk

About this property

Thambapanni Retreat

Thambapanni Retreat offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 85 per vehicle one-way. Guests can indulge in massages or Ayurvedic treatments, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 50
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 25 (from 4 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 85 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Thambapanni Retreat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Thambapanni Retreat does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Thambapanni Retreat?
As of 8 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Thambapanni Retreat on 10 Dec 2022 start from CA $85, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Thambapanni Retreat?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Thambapanni Retreat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Thambapanni Retreat?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Thambapanni Retreat?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Thambapanni Retreat?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 85 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Thambapanni Retreat?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Thambapanni Retreat and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and scuba diving. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Thambapanni Retreat?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include One Love (4-min walk), The Rock (4-min walk), and Mettha's Home Cooked Meals (5-min walk).
What's the area around Thambapanni Retreat like?
Thambapanni Retreat is located a short 4-minute walk from Unawatuna Beach. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Cute little hotel.
Thambapanni Retreat is a cute little find in the heart of Unawatuna. I arrived late for the first nights stay and the only room left was a room above the kitchen which was extremely unpleasant and noisy with a window shining light through all evening. I have to say, Anil and his colleague ensured the next day I was upgraded due to the inconvenience and did their level best to resolve the matter.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely wonderful!. Great service, all of the staff on all levels are attentive and helpful. My room was fantastic, the breakfast was wonderful, location is great. I will definitely be back and for a longer stay. Yoga in the morning made my day, the massage therapists were great. I took a tour arranged by the hotel and it was fantastic. One of the nicest places I have stayed at.
Robert, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

A cute little hotel, made to feel special with plenty of friendly staff.
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The staff were excellent and looked after us. Excellent food and the staff went out of their way to please us. Had an issue with my ears and one of the staff Arune came with us to the hospital to help us sort it out. I thank him for that. A lovely freindly guy. Stay here . Its perfect
George, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Book it! Don’t wait.
Love love love this hotel! Amazing location - 5 min from the beach walking- the room was stunning and super comfy. The spa was GREAT!
Sebastien, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely hotel but they overbooked our room
We were overbooked so the room with balcony which we booked via (which was prepaid) was available. Very disappointing as we ended up being put in an inside room with no balcony/patio. After discussing with manager we were moved to another room but only after 2 days, which meant us packing and moving out luggage not ideal. So please be careful if you book through or Expedia as all the rooms they sell should have a balcony but you may be put in an inside room. Despite the room issues we did like the hotel, the staff were very accommodating and breakfast was fantastic. It’s a shame about mix up with room as we probably would of returned.
Lisa, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Charming little gem
Great staff, so friendly. Lovely large room, a little rough around the edges but all the more charming for it. Everything worked! Breakfast was good, good choice and super staff serving. Yoga available 8-9.30 for 1500LKR if that's your thing. Small pool but everything you need ie:- water, sunbeds etc. Location is great, tucked away from the busy main road yet only an easy 5 minute stroll to the beach and shops with plenty to offer.
Mark, 4-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

8-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Hotel
Fantastic staff, facilities & food. Thank You
Jesse, 3-night romance trip
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