THAMBAPANNI RETREAT
Location: Unawatuna, Galle
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Meticulously built into the rocks of the hills, Thambapanni Retreat is one with nature as the natural rock boulder setting is used in creating its fine furnishings while cultural heritage is infused in its architecture. For a memorable holiday, retreat to paradise where comfort awaits… retreat to Thambapanni. Meeting high standards in amenities and facilities, the hotel offers a luxurious stay amidst cooling green bamboo groves. Heal body and soul with ancient herbal Ayurvedic treatments, awake to Yoga and Reiki and meditate in calm surroundings and experience the natural beauty of Unawatuna.

 

A home away home with all modern facilities at Thambapanni Retreat. The accommodation at Thambapanni comprises luxurious bungalows, villas and standard suites to fit in any budget, which are in harmony with the untouched surroundings and are an inspired adaptation of tropical Asian architecture combined with the essence of colonial flavour.

 

The journey into wellness begins with Thambapanni Retreat's natural food restaurant which fuses European and Asian cuisine with age-old Ayurvedic principles. Prepared by our master chef, using only the finest in fresh seafood and organic products, which are full of prana or life - force, this restaurant ensures that you will receive deep nourishment and balance.

 

The Wellness centre lying in the heart of Thambapanni Retreat offers programs for realizing the full potential of the body, mind and spirit.
In a rainbow of Vedic options including:



    • Ayurvedic oil massages

 

    • Yoga teachings

 

    • Healthy and delicious food

 

    • Meditation

 

    • Herbal steam sauna

 

    • Hydrotherapy Treatment



Thambapanni Retreat offers a rejuvenating voyage of a new inner and outer discovery.

 

Our private pool is carefully constructed with natural wood adapted to the jungle surroundings. Together with the deep cleansing power of steam and the vision and sound of nature which surrounds you, Thambapanni Retreat's steam sauna will create a perfect transformational journey.

 

Types of rooms:

 

Standard double bed rooms are all equipped with A/C, fans and private bathrooms with shower. Best Possible Place to Relax with Nature and Hospitality.
Delux suites with A/C, mini bar, satellite TV, hot water, antiques furniture, view of the Swimming pool.
Tower Suite with A/C, mini bar, satellite TV, hot water, antiques furniture, surounded by lush & green.

 

Superior Bungalow with A/C, mini bar, satellite TV, hot water, approx: SQ FEET 640 with large private balcony sq.ft.280. Hammock, and Wooden floors. There are three kinds of superior spacious rooms:
Cave House (Natural Rock, Special Deco to suits the Nature); Sea View Superior (Over looking Blue Sea and Furnished with Antique Furniture, Deco, Bath Tub and Hamock); Gama Gedara (Roof open Barthroom and Sri Lankan Traditional Deco & Interiors).

 

The deposit is non refundable, any cancellations received within 31 days of
arrival will incure 50% of the reservation fee, No show will be 100%

 

 

Double rooms
14
Floors
3
Distance to the beach, m
50
Distance to the shop, m
100
Distaince to the airport, km
165
Distance to the bus stop, km
1.0
Distance to the train, km
7.0
Minimal stay, days
4
Parking
Shower
Bathtub
Baby Bad
Hot water
Electricity
Satellite
Telephone
Internet
Furniture
Ocean view
Restaurant
Servant
Security
Laundry
Ayurvedic massage
Fan
Minibar
Fridge
Pool
AC
Diving

* IF YOU FIND A PRICE LOWER THAN OURS - WE CAN OFFER YOU CHEAPER

Tower Suite (Full Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.15113 $139 $183 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.15124 $136 $192 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15146 $172 $212 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.15124 $150 $192 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15133 $159 $200 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15146 $172 $220 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16196 $228 $283 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16167 $193 $241 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16146 $172 $220 $
Standard (Full Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1572 $85 $141 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.1592 $120 $149 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.1591 $116 $160 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.1583 $109 $151 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.1587 $113 $155 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.1591 $117 $165 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16126 $159 $213 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16100 $126 $174 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.1691 $117 $165 $
Deluxe room (Full Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.15102 $128 $174 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.15124 $150 $180 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15122 $148 $188 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.15112 $136 $179 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15116 $142 $185 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15124 $150 $198 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16163 $196 $255 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16135 $161 $209 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16124 $150 $198 $
Standard (Half Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1557 $72 $103 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.1566 $79 $109 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.1578 $91 $121 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.1570 $83 $112 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.1574 $87 $116 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.1578 $91 $126 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16110 $126 $164 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.1689 $100 $135 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.1678 $91 $126 $
Deluxe room (Half Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1589 $102 $133 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.1598 $111 $141 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15109 $122 $151 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.1598 $112 $141 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15103 $116 $146 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15111 $124 $159 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16152 $163 $207 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16122 $135 $170 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16111 $124 $159 $
Superior Bungalow (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Minibar, Shower)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1598 $98 $120 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.15109 $109 $130 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15130 $130 $152 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.15109 $109 $130 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15117 $117 $139 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15130 $130 $183 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16174 $174 $196 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16152 $152 $174 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16130 $130 $152 $
Tower Suite (Half Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.15100 $113 $142 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.15111 $124 $153 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15133 $146 $175 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.15111 $124 $153 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15120 $133 $161 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15133 $146 $180 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16179 $196 $234 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16154 $167 $202 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16133 $146 $180 $
Superior Bungalow (Full Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.15124 $150 $193 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.15147 $172 $203 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15157 $183 $223 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.15135 $161 $20424 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15141 $167 $212 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15157 $183 $230 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16207 $239 $293 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16178 $204 $252 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16157 $183 $230 $
Tower Suite (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Minibar, Shower)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1587 $87 $109 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.1598 $98 $120 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15120 $120 $141 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.1598 $98 $120 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15107 $107 $128 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15120 $120 $141 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16163 $163 $185 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16141 $141 $163 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16120 $120 $141 $
Standard (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Hot water)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1547 $47 $85 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.1553 $53 $75 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.1565 $65 $87 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.1557 $57 $78 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.1561 $61 $83 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.1565 $65 $87 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.1693 $93 $115 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.1674 $74 $96 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.1665 $65 $87 $
Deluxe room (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Hot water)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.1576 $76 $98 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.1585 $85 $107 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.1596 $96 $117 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.1586 $86 $108 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.1590 $90 $112 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.1598 $98 $120 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16136 $136 $158 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16109 $109 $130 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.1698 $98 $120 $
Deluxe Studio (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Minibar, Shower)
Period
Superior Bungalow (Half Board)
PeriodSGLDBLTPL
01.05.15 - 30.06.15111 $124 $153 $
01.07.15 - 31.07.15122 $135 $164 $
01.08.15 - 31.08.15143 $157 $186 $
01.09.15 - 31.10.15122 $135 $164 $
01.11.15 - 30.11.15128 $141 $173 $
01.12.15 - 20.12.15143 $157 $191 $
21.12.15 - 15.01.16190 $207 $245 $
16.01.16 - 29.02.16165 $178 $213 $
01.03.16 - 30.04.16143 $157 $191 $

Lanka-Houses working directly with the «THAMBAPANNI RETREAT» management! If you find better offer for «THAMBAPANNI RETREAT» somewhere else, please let us know, and we will gi ve you even better price! Just make a standart booking request throw our web site and provide the link to the web site with the competitive offer in comments.
IMPORTANT: You have to compare the prices with all taxes and service fees.

Meals
  Period Price
Christmas Dinner ( per Child 2-11 ) 24.12.15 - 25.12.15 27 $
Christmas Dinner 24/25 Dec. (1 adult) 24.12.15 - 25.12.15 54 $
New Year Eve Dinner (1 adult) 31.12.15 - 01.01.16 54 $
New Years Eve Dinner ( per Child 2-11) 31.12.15 - 01.01.16 27 $
Extra Service
  Period Price
Extra bed and breakfast/ per person per day 01.05.15 - 30.04.16 22 $
Extra bed for child (2-6 y.o) 01.08.14 - 30.04.16 11 $
Reviews
4.5/5   Based on 116 reviews

Lovely hotel but intimidating staff
BigAl1_8 [TA], , Newcastle

The hotel was lovely, big rooms, set in trees, monkeys visiting each day to eat the mangoes. Lovely cold pool to chill in. Close to the beach, 5 min by Tuk Tuk into Galle.
the only downside was the intimidation by the staff about eating at the hotel. They would line up at the entrance before lunch and dinner, and quiz you why you were not staying to eat at the hotel. It was quite unpleasant. On the beach there are numerous restaurants, where you can sit, watch the sun go down, swim, and enjoy a beer or glass of wine. And quite a bit cheaper than Thambapanni. The staff really needs to back off.

Room Tip: The ones near the pool are more noisy. Roosters start early, so earplugs are helpful
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Would highly recommend!
Reviewing... [TA], , London

It was a little while ago that i came here over christmas with my family. And i am so pleased we did. A beautiful setting with lovely rooms and a great pool. Each night there was a different flower arrangement on our bed which we always got excited about seeing. The food was excellent and we ate here several times. But it was the service which was the best thing. Such personal and fantastic service. I really enjoyed speaking to all the staff and they made us feel so at home. If you are going to Unawatuna - this is the only place to stay

The hidden pearl of Unawatuna
CEVisserK... [TA], ,

When we arrived in this little Paradise we experienced totally serinity!!Really everything was perfect!The staff,the beautifull room with the open bathroom,ayurvedic treatment. If we go back to Sri Lanka we Will choose this again!!! Also very close to the beach and nice (coffee)shops.
We can also recommend our driver who was with us during 2 weeks!
His name is Daniel Lahiru,he has his own agency and is very enthusiastic and very relax!He definitaly listen to what his guests wants/expects. Everything is possible. We really enjoy our holiday with him. And we can say he has become our friend also.

Great place to stay
malitia [TA], , Sydney, Australia

Lovely relaxing place to stay, value for money, lovely rooms, friendly attentive staff and the most amazing food. The chef at this place really was amazing; he cooked us delicious spicy Sri Lankan curries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was only a shame his talents were wasted on the boring western guests who weren't adventurous enough to try his delicious Sri Lankan food!

Area for improvement: the drinks were overpriced, they really need a happy hour from say 4pm to 6pm to draw people in to stay around the hotel in the evenings; 2 for 1 cocktails and half priced beer and wine around the pool would be really nice. The WiFi was not very good as it kept dropping out.

Nice hotel and close to the beach
Natasha89... [TA], ,

I stayed two nights while spending time at Unawatuna beach. The staff are very courteous, my room was lovely, clean with a well set up washroom. The pool was very nice as well. The beach is less than a five minute walk! And Jungle Beach, a more secluded one, is about a 35 minute walk with a bit of a hike as well. Worth it though.

Book it!
KhawajaIn... [TA], ,

As other reviews have mentioned, this resort is an oasis from both the busy beach area and the heat. The pool area is always accessible, even at capacity, and much of the pool is shaded throughout the day. This may not seem like a consideration but if you read no further remember this point.

We stayed in number 5 and, as mentioned, there are quite a few stairs. This should not deter because the privacy gained by a couple more flights is well worth it and we were able to feed (was that allowed?:) the monkeys from our balcony. It should be noted that they stay well away if not lured.

The breakfast includes choice of coffee or tea, choice of eggs or cereal, fresh fruit, toast, croissants and fresh fruit juices.

The staff is remarkably helpful and friendly and the Ayurvedic treatment offered is wonderful as are the massages.

We do not give a '5' rating to many places we visit but a '4' seems unfair. Save yourself the aggravation of scouring the multitude of choices in the area and just book at Thambapanni.

The most wonderful place
Triin P [TA], , Tallinn, Estonia

It was a stay what we will never forget.
We were in this hotel from 18th of March till 31st of March in 2015 and it was perfect holiday thanks to this hotel.
We travelled with two small kid (4 years and 1,5 year) and for them the best place was swimming pool, beacause the area around the pool was in shade.
We had a chance to be in 3 different room (tower suite, deluxe room and suite abowe the pool). All the rooms were very nice, especially the suite abowe the pool, nice view from the balcony. The rooms were cleaned every day - thanks to great room service staff. Great guys :)!
All the hotell staff was very helpful, friendly and kind to us. We really felt like home. We have never experienced service like this before. Amazing.
Food in hotell restorant was nice as well (sea food, local kitchen).
I had a birthday during this holiday. Night what will be in my hart forewer. The hotell staff made this night very special - great food, guitar player, birthday cake and some nice drawings on the table :) !
I really recomend this hotell to everybody.
Honestly the staff was for us like our own family. We will never forget YOU.

Greatings from Estonia to Manjula, Buddhika, Anthony, Lucky, Teron and of course for all the staff.

Jürgen, Triin, Sofi,Jasper, Külly and Kalev.

Jungle feeling and warm welcome
HappyMeAt... [TA], ,

This was our first stop during our 2 week SriLanka round trip.

The hotel is clean, the rooms are spacious and nicely designed. The balcony view (nice big balcony) leaves you with the feeling of being in the jungle and encountering a monkey or a paradise bird in the morning is not unusual!

Staff is very friendly, food is good and the location of the hotel leaves lots of beach- and daytrip options (we highly recommend the jungle beach!)

Slight Downside:
1) After visiting various hotels throughout SriLanka, we learned that this hotel is slightly overpriced. We found similar quality hotels for half the price (A bottle of water here costs 165rupees, no where else have we paid more than 80 rupees).

2) Due to the AC being located directly facing the bed, it gave me a pretty bad shoulder/back ache, which stuck with me for days.

However, it was a nice experience staying there and a very good start for our vacation! We don't regret staying there!

A perfect hotel
Dean984 [TA], , Ljubljana, Slovenia

This is a perfect hotel, where we felt like in heaven. The staff was very useful, and welcoming. Rooms are great, and the hotel offers variety of activities. We enjoyed the fish bbq dinner. Definetely the best hotel we had during our Sri Lanka journey.

One small remark for the staff - if you advertising to guest morning yoga class, please mention also that it is chargeable.

Room Tip: A room directly above the restaurant is great.
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A pure gem
Aralya [TA], , Norwich, United Kingdom

If Sri Lanka is a pearl in the Indian Ocean, then Thampabani Retreat is a pure gem!... Nestled in a lush garden full of perfumed flowers and wildlife (chipmunks, parakeets, peacocks and even monkeys can be observed from your balcony or the swimming pool), this charming hotel offers a quiet comfortable oasis. It's a stroll away from the beach and you can use the facilities of their other hotel, Thaproban Beach House.
We had a superior standard with a shared balcony overlooking the garden and the pool. Perfect to sip a drink before dinner or relaxing by a rainy day (yes, if the country is like a botanical garden, it's because it rains sometimes even during the "dry" season. We all have stormy days during our summer).
The room was bright and spacious with plenty of storage and a small desk. The four posters bed with mosquito net was large and very very comfortable. I slept like a baby... The bathroom is also bright and spacious.
The hotel is superbly maintained. The pool, the garden, the terrace are cleaned all day long.
The service is excellent. The staff attentive and anticipating your needs. They always have a word with you.
The breakfast is superb, especially if you ask for the Sri Lankan specialities (string hoppers, roti, milk rice, all served with spicy curry).Yummy!
The food at the restaurant is by the way excellent. Fantastic chef!
And, ice on the cake, the Ayurvedic massage we had are amongst the best we ever had.
In short, you can only have a fantastic stay at Thambapani.

Room Tip: 17 over the restaurant. 8 or 9 for a deluxe with private balcony.
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