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Water Gate Resort & Spa

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Overview of Water Gate Resort & Spa

Water Gate Resort & Spa

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Unawatuna with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.8/10 Fabulous

34 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Yaddehimulla Road, Galle District, Unawatuna, Southern Province, 80600

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 34 min drive
  • Airport drop-off service


  • One Love - 8 min walk
  • The Rock - 9 min walk
  • Kingfisher - 10 min walk
  • Flamingo - 10 min walk
  • Shifting Sands Cafe - 11 min walk

About this property

Water Gate Resort & Spa

A great choice for a stay in Unawatuna, Water Gate Resort & Spa offers airport drop-off service (available 24 hours). You can splash around at the outdoor pool, grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe, or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar, a terrace, and a garden are other highlights. Fellow travelers like the pool and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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

Social distancing

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
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking


  • Airport drop off on request(available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free bottled water
  • Paper towels


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 8.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 90 per vehicle

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 17 costs USD 90

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, will be available to guests.

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.

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


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Water Gate Resort Unawatuna
Water Gate Resort
Water Gate Unawatuna
Water Gate Resort Spa
Water Gate Resort & Spa Hotel
Water Gate Resort & Spa Unawatuna
Water Gate Resort & Spa Hotel Unawatuna

Frequently asked questions

Does Water Gate Resort & Spa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Water Gate Resort & Spa 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 Water Gate Resort & Spa?
As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Water Gate Resort & Spa on 4 Feb 2023 start from CA $95, 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 Water Gate Resort & Spa?
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 Water Gate Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Water Gate Resort & Spa?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Water Gate Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Water Gate Resort & Spa?
Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is USD 90 per vehicle.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Water Gate Resort & Spa?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Water Gate Resort & Spa and nearby?
Water Gate Resort & Spa has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Water Gate Resort & Spa?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include One Love (8-min walk), The Rock (9-min walk), and Kingfisher (10-min walk).
Does Water Gate Resort & Spa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Water Gate Resort & Spa like?
Water Gate Resort & Spa is located a short 10-minute walk from Unawatuna Beach.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

omar, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

sunset spot
It was beautiful, the most perfect setting for sunset
Charlotte, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We did not get tired of the view
This is a stunning waterfront hotel, from the moment we arrived to the sadness when we were leaving it was magnificent throughout. Friendly staff were accommodating for any request, everything was in great condition and perfect. The hotel is nestled at the end of the narrow Yaddehimulla Road with uninterrupted westerly sea views. The sunsets over the Indian Ocean each day were spectacular as the ocean swell crashed over the rocks just past the end of the pool deck. The pictures don't lie!
Ross, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Properly is very nice and quite. Staff is friendly. Food is expensive.
6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very clean hotel. Nice views. Friendly staff
We only stayed one night. The location isn't the absolute best, in terms of getting to the beach, but its not too far (around 8-10 mins walk) and there are tuk-tuks outside. The hotel was quiet when we stayed here and few guests. The sea view rooms have nice balconies and a great view of the crashing waves, against the rocks. So its a nice spot to sit out and listen and see the ocean. I was impressed with how clean they kept the place. There wasnt a thing out of place and the rooms and main areas were immaculate. Staff were pleasant and the manager assisted us with our food requests and dietary requirements for the breakfast. There were a few things that were not that great with the breakfast. We got some avocado and it was really about gone off, but they still served it, with most of it being brown and bad inside. The other thing I found surprising, was that in the bathroom, there is a opening for the window, but with only angled wooden slats going across. So no-one could see it or anything, but there was not netting or glass and so mosquito's, insects or anything could get in. Which is weird and a small detail that should be taken care of. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and can recommend for something away from the hustle and bustle.
Daniel, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good hotel in great location.
ray, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

I had cancelled the reservation on expedia still the property charged me for no show. When i contacted the GM of the property, I got an arrogant response that because he lines up the service and business has not been good, he must charge me. Given all that Sri Lanka has been through in recent past, this is a sorry case of bad business sense in a horrid tourism climate.
5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel great staff and a fabulous location . Pool was amazing .
15-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We enjoyed our stay. The hotel is nice and close to the beach. The breakfast was just ok. The staff were nice and helpful.
1-night romance trip
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