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).


Compulsory supliments - Christmas dinner and New Year Eve dinner!


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
Distance to the beach, m
Distance to the shop, m
Distaince to the airport, km
Distance to the bus stop, km
Distance to the train, km
Minimal stay, days
Baby Bad
Hot water
Ocean view
Ayurvedic massage


Deluxe room (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Hot water)
15.12.14 - 15.01.15118 $
16.01.15 - 31.01.15113 $
01.02.15 - 30.04.1588 $
Deluxe Studio (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Minibar, Shower)
16.01.14 - 30.04.14116 $
Superior Bungalow (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Minibar, Shower)
15.12.14 - 15.01.15153 $
16.01.15 - 31.01.15138 $
01.02.15 - 30.04.15123 $
Tower Suite (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Fan, Hot water, Minibar, Shower)
15.12.14 - 15.01.15143 $
16.01.15 - 31.01.15128 $
01.02.15 - 30.04.15113 $
Standart (Bed & Breakfast)  (AC, Hot water)
15.12.14 - 15.01.1593 $
16.01.15 - 31.01.1578 $
01.02.15 - 30.04.1563 $

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.
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  Period Price
Christmas Dinner (Child 2-6) 24.12.14 - 24.12.14 23 $
Christmas Dinner 24/25 Dec. (1 adult) 24.12.14 - 24.12.14 53 $
Dinner (1 adult) 01.08.14 - 30.04.15 20 $
Dinner (per child 2-6 y.o.) 01.08.14 - 30.04.15 14 $
Lunch (per adult) 01.08.14 - 30.04.15 18 $
Lunch (per child 2-6 y.o) 01.08.14 - 30.04.15 13 $
New Year Eve Dinner (1 adult) 31.12.14 - 31.12.14 58 $
New Year Eve Dinner (child 2-6 y.o.) 31.12.14 - 31.12.14 28 $
Extra Service
  Period Price
Extra bed and breakfast/ per person per day 01.08.14 - 30.04.15 23 $
Extra bed for child (2-6 y.o) 01.08.14 - 30.04.15 18 $
4.4/5   Based on 76 reviews

Thanks for nice moment!
res p [TA], , Birmingham, United Kingdom

If your life is busy with works and synthetic environment. You will never leave the Thambapanni experience. It is the ideal place I found in southern Sri Lanka with a close beach. Exactly it’s a Retreat with full of nature and peace.
The hotel is an echo friendly. It has committed to protect the forest on mountain area and bio diversity of Rumassala. The hotel is built by protecting the natural surroundings in harmony with nature, they have enhanced the local forest. You can see, monkeys, many kinds of birds in the hotel surrounding. Highly appreciate the clean, calm, friendly, and peaceful retreat environment in hotel premises. The management and staff are very friendly with good service attitude. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone with the love for nature! Will definitely return for my next holday in Sri Lanka.

Great experience
sis t [TA], , Paris, France

I spent two weeks at Thambapanni Retreat doing an Ayurveda treatment. It was the best I had with the past experiences I had in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
The hotel also located at the edge of the beautiful Rumassala Mountain a bit away from the unawatuna beach.

Extracting those traditional heritance of teachings, use of natural resources, they give the best treatments for body and mind. It was an amazing experience.
There are two treatment centers at the hotel. Use of best traditional herbs and oils, with treatments by Ranjan who is an expert with more than 20 years of experience.

Honestly can recommend for anybody who are looking for body relaxation. The Ayurveda Center is open from morning to evening. You can make the reservation early for treatments.

They also have daily yoga which gives total relaxation. Morning and evening exercises classes are available. You can keep the life cool during the day sharing the retreat environment. Honestly you can experience it, how truly you can get a healthy body and a relax mind.

Super lovely! I'd definitely stay again
Emma S [TA], ,

I loved my stay at Thambapanni retreat. The staff were absolutely lovely, and the rooms and facilities wonderful. I stayed in tower suite which was great although couldn't always get wifi inside the room and only on the balcony. I also stayed in room 7 which had great light and an outdoor shower. I had a few Ayurvedic treatments and they were brilliant! The restaurant doesn't have much ambience - but then compared to a few places I've stayed since I don't think it's actually that bad - especially since it's open air. I'd come back here without a doubt!

Ayurveda treatment
Anne Lott... [TA], , Oslo, Norway

I spent 18 days at Thambapanni Retreat doing an Ayurveda treatment program. During my stay, I received yoga and meditation practise, a special diet, herbal support and ayurvedic massages and spa treatments daily. I got my treatments adapted to my individual needs. Since I was the only person doing an Ayurveda treatment program during my stay, I was followed up closely. I felt so well taken care of during my stay thanks to my excellent ayurvedic therapist. He was very knowledgeable, skilled and pleasant. I had a lot more energy after completing the program and felt much better and more beautiful in every way. I can highly recommend Thambapanni for ayurveda treatments. The hotel is beautiful and peaceful, and the staff are so service minded, helpful and nice. I want to thank for a fantastic stay.

Great hotel
hind83 [TA], , uae

Thambapanni hotel was perfect! the distance from the main Unawatuna beach and the Jungle beach was just right. Good breakfast included (and the breakfast staff are amazing! really funny guys)
check-in was easy, although there were no towels in the room when we checked in...after a long flight and long train ride from Colombo, waiting to shower was not pleasant.

the pool can seem overcrowded sometimes with staff, as the hotel is quite cosy.

Overall, the experience was good, rooms are clean, the hotel is very scenic and cute. perfect for a getaway. the room had a balcony which we enjoyed a lot!

Room Tip: We stayed in the tower separate from the hotel and have no complaints!
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Fabulous stay
Familychc... [TA], , ChCh

We had a fantastic stay in the tower and can be nothing but positive. Staff went out of their way to be so helpful, friendly and accommodating. Great location , so peaceful to return to hotel . Chef produced really tasty food and was well priced. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Amazing Hotel for Everyone
dilrukshi... [TA], , Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Two sets of friends had previously stayed at Thambapanni Retreat and we were delighted when we went! The hotel was recently renovated and the rooms were nicely decorated and new furnished.

The hotel staff were friendly and quick to give you whatever you needed, the food was tasty and fresh! The hotel was clean, and always being cleaned during the day and night!

Our room was amazing and overlooked pool and jungle like atmosphere, you can watch monkey from your balcony who are daily visitors.

If you going as a couple, family or single, you will have a blast, there are tons of other guests there and we met some fabulous couples from all across the world, we being very friendly and said hello to everyone and it paid off! We had a trip of a lifetime and it was a great hotel which I would recommend to everyone!

Hotel with Great Atmosphere and very friendly Staff
Christian... [TA], , Virum, Denmark

We were a family of four and we really enjoyed staying at Thambapanni Retreat. It had a great atmosphere, the service was very good and the food in the restaurant excellent. We can clearly recommend it.

Beautiful stay in a beautiful atmosphere
Rudantha [TA], , Colombo, Sri Lanka

Located on a small mountain this lovely hotel accommodates to your every need. A nice pool surrounded by flora and a restaurant right next to it with quality food. Rooms were beautiful. And the owners did not disturb the nature while constructing the rooms. Rooms were very clean but the sleep quality was not that good. it only takes 5 minutes to get to the beautiful unawatuna beach from the hotel. Been there twice already and planing to go again. Highly recommended for a great stay. Pay a little extra and get the suit.. You won't be disappointed.

Peace of mind
Manoj A [TA], , Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka

Situated at Unawatuna Beach( at walking distance). A small beautiful boutique hotel. Very silent place. When you enter to this hotel you fell that you are entering to a place been built only for you. A little pool. Open restaurant with a kind hearted staff. Lot of green around the hotel. you get the feeling that you are entering a small jungle.

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