Overview of Water Gate Resort & Spa

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4.4 / 5Excellent
30 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationUnawatuna Beach10 min walk
Popular LocationJapanese Peace Pagoda16 min walk
Popular LocationJungle Beach22 min drive
AirportKoggala (KCT)42 min drive

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  • Family Suite, Jetted Tub, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 398 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Deluxe Double Room, Sea View, Sea Facing

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Double Room, Sea View, Oceanfront

    Room amenities

    • 280 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Double Room, Jetted Tub

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Superior Double Room, Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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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. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Unawatuna Beach - 10 min walk
  • Japanese Peace Pagoda - 16 min walk
  • Jungle Beach - 22 min drive
  • Sahana Beach - 25 min drive
  • Dalawella Beach - 26 min drive

Getting around

  • Midigama Railway Station - 49 min drive

About this property

Water Gate Resort & Spa

3.5-star resort near Unawatuna Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free resort has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a poolside bar, a coffee shop/café, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All 17 rooms provide conveniences like sitting areas and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies or patios, minibars, and room service.
Water Gate Resort & Spa offers 17 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bidets, and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Microwaves and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free valet 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

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible pool
Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Ceiling fan


Free toiletries
Shower/tub combination


Cable channels
Flat-screen TV
Premium channels

Food and drink

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

Outdoor space

Balcony or patio


Iron/ironing board (on request)
Laptop-friendly workspace
Separate sitting area



Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: USD 8.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 90 per vehicle
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 90 (up to 17 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Water Gate Resort Unawatuna
Water Gate Resort
Water Gate Unawatuna
Water Gate Resort & Spa Resort
Water Gate Resort & Spa Unawatuna
Water Gate Resort & Spa Resort Unawatuna

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Water Gate Resort & Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Water Gate Resort & Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Water Gate Resort & Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Water Gate Resort & Spa?
As of May 31, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Water Gate Resort & Spa on Jun 1, 2020 start from $53, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this resort?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a shuttle from the hotel to the airport. A fee of USD 90 per vehicle applies.
Where is this resort located?
Situated by the ocean, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Japanese Peace Pagoda and Unawatuna Beach. Jungle Beach is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

sunset spot

It was beautiful, the most perfect setting for sunset

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

We did not get tired of the view

This is a stunning waterfront hotel, from the moment we arrived to the sadness when we were leaving it was magnificent throughout. Friendly staff were accommodating for any request, everything was in great condition and perfect. The hotel is nestled at the end of the narrow Yaddehimulla Road with uninterrupted westerly sea views. The sunsets over the Indian Ocean each day were spectacular as the ocean swell crashed over the rocks just past the end of the pool deck. The pictures don't lie!

Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Properly is very nice and quite. Staff is friendly. Food is expensive.

Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Very clean hotel. Nice views. Friendly staff

We only stayed one night. The location isn't the absolute best, in terms of getting to the beach, but its not too far (around 8-10 mins walk) and there are tuk-tuks outside. The hotel was quiet when we stayed here and few guests. The sea view rooms have nice balconies and a great view of the crashing waves, against the rocks. So its a nice spot to sit out and listen and see the ocean. I was impressed with how clean they kept the place. There wasnt a thing out of place and the rooms and main areas were immaculate. Staff were pleasant and the manager assisted us with our food requests and dietary requirements for the breakfast. There were a few things that were not that great with the breakfast. We got some avocado and it was really about gone off, but they still served it, with most of it being brown and bad inside. The other thing I found surprising, was that in the bathroom, there is a opening for the window, but with only angled wooden slats going across. So no-one could see it or anything, but there was not netting or glass and so mosquito's, insects or anything could get in. Which is weird and a small detail that should be taken care of. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and can recommend for something away from the hustle and bustle.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019