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VIlla Thawthisa

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Exterior detail
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
Standard Room, Sea View | Outdoor pool | 2 outdoor pools
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of VIlla Thawthisa

VIlla Thawthisa

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Unawatuna with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.4/10 Good

61 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
Dewala Road, Yaddehimulla, Unawatuna, Southern Province

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Colombo (CMB-Bandaranaike Intl.) - 109 min drive
  • Midigama Railway Station - 35 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle


  • One Love - 9 min walk
  • The Rock - 9 min walk
  • Mettha's Home Cooked Meals - 10 min walk
  • Kingfisher - 10 min walk
  • Flamingo - 11 min walk

About this property

VIlla Thawthisa

VIlla Thawthisa offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 120.00 per vehicle one-way. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a beach shuttle, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and nice bathrooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in available
  • 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

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


  • Up to 2 children (1 year 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 on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*
  • Free beach shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Beach nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free food/drink shopping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free beach shuttle


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Lift


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LED television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 75
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 37.5 (from 6 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 120.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15.0 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; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

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 sanitiser; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

VIlla Thawthisa Hotel Unawatuna
VIlla Thawthisa Hotel
VIlla Thawthisa Unawatuna
VIlla Thawthisa
VIlla Thawthisa Hotel
VIlla Thawthisa Unawatuna
VIlla Thawthisa Hotel Unawatuna

Frequently asked questions

Does VIlla Thawthisa offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, VIlla Thawthisa 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at VIlla Thawthisa?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, 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 VIlla Thawthisa?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at VIlla Thawthisa?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at VIlla Thawthisa?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by VIlla Thawthisa?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 120.00 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at VIlla Thawthisa?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at VIlla Thawthisa and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba-diving. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near VIlla Thawthisa?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include One Love (9-min walk), The Rock (9-min walk) and Mettha's Home Cooked Meals (10-min walk).
Does VIlla Thawthisa have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around VIlla Thawthisa like?
VIlla Thawthisa is a short 11-minute walk from Unawatuna Beach and 11 minutes' walk from Jungle Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

It was the worst hotel experience we had ever. Rooms were full with mosquitos,bed linen and pillow case covers was not changed when we arrived and they changed them after we checked in to the room and they sprayed bugs spray all over and it was difficult to breathe. It was raining and that room's electricity went off 4 times and each time it went to we had to run to the reception to inform them as they did not pickup phone. Finally they changed us to a difference was worst.. after getting dinner,I felt sick. I had loose motion and vomiting till next day morning.then my husband got the same condition. When we ask whether they got any medicine they said no. It was around 3.00 a.m. we asked. Next day morning we didn't even had breakfast and quickly checked out from this awful place went straight to a doctor.. It was a worst experience we had ever...I'm so sorry about the money we spent to book it as full board.. we even made a complaint to the hotel manager,but they seems didn't even care.. I will not recommend this place to anybody...
Darrel, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Modern Hotel
Do NOT listen to the negative reviews regarding this hotel. I have stayed at two other hotels in this area and was very displeased and checked out earlier. This is the only hotel that met my expectations of a 4 star hotel. It is modern, and incredibly aesthetically pleasing. The views are absolutely incredible. The food is very tasty. The staff is incredibly professional and helpful. If you are looking for a hotel on the beach, this is not the hotel. However, if you are more concerned with views, and a pool that is pleasing to the eye, this is your hotel. I really wish I would have ignored the negative reviews of this hotel, and selected this hotel from the beginning, as it is certainly more so what I am used to when I book 4 and 5 star hotels. Book this hotel, you will not regret it.
Ki, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

2/10 Poor

We had booked Superior Room With Sea View with direct Access to Pool. Following were our experience: - unclean & unkept rooms, toilets, swimming pool. The doors didnt lock properly, AC wasnt cooling the room enough. - the jacuzzi area was very untidy and toilets didnt have the basics like dental kit, body lotion. - the shampoo and shower gel provided were of very poor quality. You expect better quality from so called " BOUTIQUE HOTELS" - they served cold buffet spread. Guests reaching after 1 hour of buffet timing wont get all the spread (both at breakfast and dinner) - too highly priced buffet dinner - they charge extra for more than 2 water bottles per day (never heard of this in any part of sri lankan hotels) - 1 bottle of 1 lt would cost you Srilankan Rupees 300 + taxes (exorbitantly high) - staff not freindly neither eifficient. -rooms very badly maintained. I would never recommend this hotel to anybody looking for a good quality service, good food and good stay. Me and my husband were very very disappointed by the overall experience.
Bipasha, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Hotel with stunning views
We stayed 2 nights and had a great time at Villa Thawthisa. Beautiful swimming pool and amazing view from our room. It was a very steep drive up to the hotel, you may have to bail out of the tuk tuk for it to make it up the hill! The hotel provided a free tuk tuk down to their sister hotel on the beach which we made use of. Stunning beach at Unawatuna but watch out for the strong currents.
Ruth, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

2-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Overpriced hotel far from the beach
We arrived at night a day late due to one of our party being sick, but there was no leniency in altering our arrival date even with more than 24 hours notice; we already expected as much, since it was impossible to cancel our booking at any time without forfeiting half our fee. The place has a beautiful view of the ocean and jungles from the rooms, and especially from the restaurant, but the rooms are stark, with some sort of industrial aesthetic that is jarring for Sri Lanka. There are nice pools and each room has a balcony, but also a glass wall, so at pool level that might be an issue: we wereon the 3rd floor. It is a very good hike to the beach, so anyone with mobility issues be warned! Luckily, we arrived with a car and driver, but there were no quarters for the driver at the hotel and the nearest was at another hotel; otherwise, there are just a few shuttles into and back from town. The reception staff and kitchen staff were cheerful and professional, but the restaurant prices were as if we were staying at a 5 star in Colombo, which this place, in my estimation, was not.
Michel, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic views
What a wonderful view. We had the ground floor rooms that had direct access to the pool. It was like we had our own private pool. Staff were very attentive. Food was nice. Breakfast buffet was a good western style, eggs cooked as you wish. Restaurant is on the top floor wiht 200 degree views of Unawatuna. A wonderful stay.
Mark, 3-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Tourist rip off not worth 140 dollars per night
Do not be fooled. This is a shabby, unfinished, poorly designed, poorly maintained (by unskilled workers particularly the paintwork in the rooms) hotel which does not come close to a 4 star. I have seen better 3 star hotels at half the cost. Do not be duped by the description "Boutique Hotel". It is a tourist rip off. Some of the issues/ problems are listed below: 1. The hotel appears to have been built as cheaply as possible. Thy did not even bother to complete the external facade or the hallways / common parts with tiles or even paint as all is left as is bare concrete trying to be disguised as polished concrete - poorly done by cheap labour with cracks everywhere and discolouration and wrong materials. 2. The bathrooms are poorly designed - you have to bathe in the nude in full view of the front of the hotel and the public. 3. we traveled as a family - there was no privacy for bathroom facilities which meant each time you wanted to use the shower or toilet, others had to vacate the room entirely as the bathroom is just separated by glass which is poorly obscured by cheap stick on film which goes only half way up and still does not provide adequate privacy 4. The bathroom sinks were too low. The average height should be around 900mm high off the ground. Ours was only around 500mm which meant you had to kneel down to brush your teeth - what a joke 5. No towel holders or hooks to keep your clothes - 6. appalling large side board around the bed which meant getting in and ou
Filthy bed they provided
raj, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Not worth 140 dollars
Food was cold ... just dull looking hotel. Has not been painted. Pool area has no bar .. no music .. fitness room is a disaster. Staff is great .. young manager is great. Needs a better road almost broke my car driving in to that.
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Frankenstein hotel
Broken. This place was conceived with "design" in mind, but then everything went wrong in execution. Everything is essentially broken. The restaurant's roof leaks under rain (in a tropical country!). The rooms have these weird glass walls that can't be blinded during the night. The bathrooms are even weirder, essentially outside the room exposed to people in the pool. Shower drain clogged, only scorching hot water, etc... The nice pictures of the pool and views, and the definition of "boutique hotel" make this place essentially an intentional scam. The only redeeming virtue is that the poor souls employed here are actually quite nice. But the £275 per night we paid make me still angry when I think back to the whole experience. Please, please, please stay away.
Verified Expedia guest review