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Water Gate Resort & Spa

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5



4.6 / 5Wonderful
18 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Unawatuna Beach
    10 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Japanese Peace Pagoda
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Jungle Beach
    14 min drive
  • Airport
    Koggala (KCT)
    25 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Unawatuna, Water Gate Resort & Spa is near the beach. Galle Fort is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Unawatuna Beach and Jungle Beach.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Unawatuna Beach - 10 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Japanese Peace Pagoda - 16 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Dalawella Beach - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Sahana Beach - 6 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Jungle Beach - 14 min drive

    Getting around

    • Midigama Railway Station - 37 min drive

    About this property

    Water Gate Resort & Spa

    A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free resort. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and tour/ticket assistance. All 17 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find balconies or patios, minibars, and room service.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking
    • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
    • Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    • English breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 8.00 per person
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
    • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
    • Room service available

    Things to do

    • Outdoor pool

    Family friendly

    • Microwave (on request)
    • Outdoor pool

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Luggage storage
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan


    • Bidet
    • Free toiletries
    • Shower/tub combination


    • Cable channels
    • Flat-screen TV
    • Premium channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Microwave (on request)
    • Minibar
    • Paper towels

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony or patio


    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Safe
    • Separate sitting area

    Nearby things to do


    • Beach access
    • Whale watching


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    Great hotel great staff and a fabulous location . Pool was amazing .

    Stayed 15 nights in Sep 2019

    4/5 Good

    The room was large and beautiful! There were some ants, as mentioned by previous reviews, but mostly on the other side of the bedroom door. Honestly, when you’re in a tropical location, you have to expect a few of these things. There is no beach access, but a quick tuk tuk ride will get you to the Happy Banana where the beaches are incredible. Some “issues” were of no fault of the hotel and were the fault of horrible people in the world. We were there during the bombings on Easter and the staff was so kind and took care of us when they probably had family of their own they were worried about. Because of the country enforced curfew, many items on the menu were unavailable that Sunday night. Their breakfasts were absolutely fabulous. I think they had food freshly delivered multiple times a day. The one thing I would change though is they need some air conditioning in the bathroom. The bathroom itself is HUGE and stunning, but is so hot with no air movement. Overall, I loved my stay there. I loved my time in Unawatuna and Sri Lanka. I’m so sorry there are such nasty people in this world, but my experience with Sri Lankans is that they are a kind and lovely people. That nonsense is not indicative of this gracious country.

    Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Superb Location. Bit difficult for mini bus access but well worth it. Would go again.

    Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2019

    5/5 Excellent


    Wonderful stay! Beautiful views, amazing food. The staff was incredible and very friendly. Highly recommend staying there.

    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019


    Bit disappointed.

    We thought we had booked a room with a little bit of space but unfortunately we were told that the balcony was the sitting area. Also we were not happy about the work that was going on right by the pool. Having complained they did stop working but we did continue to look at the concrete and scaffolding all week. Shame, as it’s a lovely small hotel, away from the busy area and the staff including Menzies are really nice.

    Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2019

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