Owl and the Pussycat

3.5 star property
Beachfront hotel in Unawatuna with spa and outdoor pool

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Owl and the Pussycat

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Interior entrance
Suite Melodies
Body treatments, manicures and pedicures
Suite Little Treats | View from room

Overview of Owl and the Pussycat

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
788 Matara Road, Thalpe, Unawatuna, Galle, 80615
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Television

Room options

Room (OTP Standard Room without Ocean View)

  • 32 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

OTP Signature One Bedroom Suite

  • 98 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Suite Little Treats

  • 32 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Suite Melodies

  • 46 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed


  • 98 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed


  • 73 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Suite Dreams

  • 78 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

OTP Signature Two Bedroom Suite

  • 132 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 King Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Bandaranaike Intl. Airport (CMB) - 120 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 21 min drive


  • Sea Waves - 6 min drive
  • Shifting Sands - 4 min drive
  • Bedspace Kitchen - 3 min drive
  • Wijaya Beach - 12 min walk
  • Happy Spice Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

Owl and the Pussycat

Owl and the Pussycat is a great choice for your beach stay in Unawatuna. The outdoor pool is perfect for guests looking for a bit of fun, while those in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, body treatments, and mani/pedis. The Runcible Spoon serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights.


English, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

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

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - noon
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This is a certified Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 property. Sri Lanka Tourism Level 1 is a health and safety certification issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

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 18


  • Children (7 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Full-service spa


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include body treatments and manicures and pedicures.


The Runcible Spoon - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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 100
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 50 (from 7 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 120
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 60 (from 7 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 20 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 65.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; 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.

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
Property Registration Number GH/20228/0140

Also known as

Owl Pussycat Galle
Owl Pussycat Hotel Thalpe
Owl Pussycat Hotel Unawatuna
Owl Pussycat Thalpe
Owl Pussycat Unawatuna
Owl the Pussycat
Owl and the Pussycat Hotel
Owl and the Pussycat Unawatuna
Owl and the Pussycat Hotel Unawatuna

Frequently asked questions

Does Owl and the Pussycat offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Owl and the Pussycat 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Owl and the Pussycat?
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 Owl and the Pussycat?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Owl and the Pussycat?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Owl and the Pussycat?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Owl and the Pussycat?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - noon. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Owl and the Pussycat and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as hiking. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Owl and the Pussycat also has a fitness center and spa services, as well as an arcade and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Owl and the Pussycat?
Yes, The Runcible Spoon offers local and international cuisine.
Does Owl and the Pussycat have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Owl and the Pussycat like?
Owl and the Pussycat is a short 4-minute walk from Mihiripenna Beach and 11 minutes' walk from Dalawella Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We were very happy with our stay and the room was perfect for a family of 4.
Mindy, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Not worth the high price but friendly staff
On arrival we were upgraded to a larger room. The room was fitted with very short, rock hard bed made of wood and a AC not able to cool the room at all. After telling the hotel about our bad first night, they moved us to a much better room, with a comfortable bed and a well functioning AC. Very friendly staff but bad communication (the rock hard bed the first night, a malfunctioning laundry machine that apparently made our laundry come back dirty and they initially wanted us to pay full price for the service). Nice breakfast and good food. No beach access from the hotel which was a surprise for us. Overall a nice experience but not worth the high price.
Love, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Hotel is located right on the beach and is beautifully designed. Service was very good
Megan, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

er stay
Lovely hotel and great location to the sea. Book a sea view room. Excellent breakfast which is cooked to order. Our room didn’t have a tv but you can ask at reception to put one in. To be honest the area itself is so great you don’t spend much time in the room. Very close to Galle and Unawatuna beach.
Vipin, 2-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The design of the property is beautiful - great attention to detail. It is quirky yet elegant. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. They allowed us to shower in a different room after we checked out of our room as we wanted to stay by the pool longer. However the twin beds were extremely uncomfortable. It felt as if there was no mattress and we were sleeping directly on wooden planks. For such a lovely hotel it was quite surprising that this was the case.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amanda, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hotel was exactly what we were looking for, small boutique hotel that was a little quirky. Met the owners who made us feel very welcome
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Oasis in Sri Lanka
The Owl and the Pussycat was the most amazing retreat. Every time we went out to explore local beaches or Galle we were more excited to return to the oasis that is OTP. The staff are wonderful and go out of their way to make sure guests are comfortable. I would go back to Sri Lanka just to stay at OTP again.
Sarita, 4-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Very modern nicely decorated with a theme from the Owl & Pussycat Poem. Food ordered was very good.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review