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Newest reviews for Thambapanni Retreat

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    August 22, 2014

    Really lovely friendly and attentive staff. Great position just behind the beach.

    10

  • Doreen
      Germany
    August 12, 2014

    The overall appearance is very decent. It almost feels in the middle of a rain forest. The food was pretty good. They offer good sea food and also some western food. The reataurant area is very inviting. Within 5 minutes you are at the beach. The offer ayurveda treatings - very welcome ;),

    The hotel seems to have different buildings. We were accommodated in the not so new part. The bedroom was very nice, but the bathroom was not so new - however, acceptable.

    7.5

  • Suzy
      New Zealand
    August 7, 2014

    Beautiful rooms, friendly staff and awesome surroundings. Close enough to walk to cafés etc and also beautiful jungle beach.

    Yoga here was very disappointing, loud and not very relaxing.

    10

  • Linda
      United Kingdom
    April 21, 2014

    Staff were lovely

    Only 4 sunbeds at pool

    6.3

  • Yu
      United Arab Emirates
    April 15, 2014

    The hotel is comfortable and clean. Location is good also.

    The hotel give us a room, which is next to the restaurant and swimming pool without any privacy and very noise. we ask for change the room. They give us a room which is not in the hotel area but next to their hotel. However, At least it is quiet. But no wi-fi there.

    7.1

  • Rohit
      Sri Lanka
    April 9, 2014

    Nothing

    Smelly room and bed sheets, poor food. One could not even get a cup of tea despite asking.

    3.3

  • Anonymous
      Sweden
    March 26, 2014

    Nice breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to older couples or single travlers looking for a luxury spa hotel.

    We got a room just on top of the kitchen, outside our room there was a yogo session every morning. For us that wanted to sleep in on our vacation this was very disturbing. It was luxurios atmosphere, not relaxed. We left this hotel earlier than planned. Wifi didn't work in our room and we had alot of ants in the bathroom. If you are a young couple or traveling with children I would not recommend this hotel. Wild dogs outside the hotel during the night. If you get a room up the hill you will probably have a better experience than we had.

    7.1

  • John
      United Kingdom
    March 23, 2014

    The swimming pool. Good breakfast. Nice restaurant area

    Nothing to dislike.

    9.2

  • Elena
      Russia
    March 11, 2014

    everything is fine. the best restaurant in the hotel district. cook very tasty.

    10

  • Viney
      United Kingdom
    March 10, 2014

    Very friendly, quick to respond, best good value food around, quiet, lovely with the baby.

    10

  • Prudence
      United Kingdom
    March 8, 2014

    Location

    The fact that deluxe rooms were up several flights of stairs - not mentioned as a result did not see room as breathless before reaching. Could not give us correct standard room as none available on lower floors - as a result only stayed one night. Great shame nothing about amount of stairs when booking. Amazing location and lovely staff

    7.9

  • Kari
      Switzerland
    March 6, 2014

    wi-fi was only near the reception working

    7.1

  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    March 5, 2014

    Thambapanni Retreat really is a retreat from the hustle bustle of the mainstream Unawatuna hotels and cafes. It is only 200 metres from the strip but is lost in a wonderful rainforest environment.

    The restaurant manager is moody if you do not dine there every evening.

    7.9

  • Louise
      Maldives
    March 4, 2014

    The morning yoga and ayurvedic treatments The simple but freshly prepared food and the pleasant restaurant service The comfy bed The nice helpful staff

    The service was a little rushed at meal times Occasionally over pushy managers

    7.5

  • Stacey
      United Kingdom
    March 3, 2014

    Beautiful setting massages were amazing room was like a dream up in the hills

    9.2

  • David
      United Kingdom
    February 27, 2014

    Lovely hotel with really helpful and friendly staff in a relaxing environment

    9.6

  • Anonymous
      Estonia
    February 26, 2014

    very friendly staff and service

    -

    7.5

  • Anonymous
      Sri Lanka
    February 25, 2014

    Clean, beautifull room (we we're staying in the 'new' building) and super friendly staff! We've stayed in three hotels in unawatuna, this one has best value for money for sure!

    Nothing

    8.8

  • Sharon
      United Kingdom
    February 14, 2014

    location was excellant

    hotel was very closed in and overgrown with vegetation, therfor lacking in fresh air. we had booked a duble twin and got a double bed so they put a single bed in the room which made it overcrowded, for a delux room it was below par.

    5.8

  • Anonymous
      Qatar
    January 19, 2014

    Friendly and accommodating staff

    8.8

  • Jessica
      Vietnam
    January 14, 2014

    Friendly staff. Airport transfers arranged for us. Lovely room. Good location.

    Breakfast could have been much better.

    7.9

  • Michael
      Qatar
    January 13, 2014

    Awesome place to stay which is very neat. Their pool is great, rooms are kitschy and fun and the balcanies are very relaxing. Staff is quick to respond to your needs and overall this was a great stay for us. A 2 min walk to unawatuna beach.

    Nothing.

    10

  • Shona
      Ireland
    January 11, 2014

    Very peaceful retreat with a lovely balance of nature and close proximity to the seaside. Like having 2 holidays in one. Nice head massage from a very skilled ayurvedic doctor. Pool not too busy.

    Nothing.

    9.6

  • Eric
      United Kingdom
    December 24, 2013

    nice pool monkeys swinging in the trees above relaxed short walk from beach really good value for Unawatuna We would recommend this place to other travellers

    a lot of insects hanging around Pool too small for proper swimming, so more appropriate for a refreshing dunk : )

    8.3

  • Anonymous
      Switzerland
    October 29, 2013

    Very nice and budget-friendly hotel in the middle of a 'jungle'! You can hear the birds singing and frogs croake and simply relax. The Spa treatments and early morning Yoga are a very nice extra and make this hotel one of kind in Unawatuna.

    8.8

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