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“A little gem in Mirissas crown”
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Handagedara Resort
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

If it had not been for this Hotel we don't think we could have stayed as long as we did. Marissa is not our cup of tea, great for those who like to party tho.
The staff were very accommodating and tried their best to accommodate us in a room with a balcony even though we hadn't requested this in our booking. They managed to achieve this on the second day after we had moved twice due to me not feeling comfortable in rooms with small windows, I know I'm a diva!!!
The Hotel is spotless, the cleanest place we had been in since arriving in Sri Lanka. Attention to detail was second to none and the staff were extremely helpful, they gave us advice on how much we should pay for a Tuk Tuk and arranged a driver for our journey to Ella at a very reasonable price.
We also have to give a special mention to Madam who is the owner, of the establishment, she bent over backwards to help us when we had difficulty booking our train to Candy, and gave us advice on where to shop when we got there, avoiding the usual tourist places by going to shopping malls. We can't thank her enough, shewas so warm and friendly and really cared that we enjoyed our stay there.

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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect stay! Our favourite hotel in 3 weeks of travelling around Sri Lanka. Lovey leafy setting close to the beach but far enough away to be peaceful. Lovely pool, excellent restaurant with some of the best food we have had since being here, lovely clean room with four poster bed, safe, toiletries, great shower and decent wifi (although it kept dropping out on my phone). Great service too.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We had a family room and it was beautiful. The beds were very inviting and the staff were very friendly. They were kind enough to let us use a room with shower facilities as we were checking out late. The pool was really nice. Breakfast was ok i think it could do with more variety. It's close walk to the beach. Rooms had nice hot shower but you'll need to bring your own shampoo and conditioner - as is the case in most places in SL. Would stay here again.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
Thank Kripa R
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

A quiet accommodation within an easy walk of harbour and town.
We stayed in an upstairs room overlooking the pool. The room was really pleasant with a comfy bed and a good shower room. The addition of a fridge was great.
The breakfast was very good and served by excellent staff. All staff here are pleasant and helpful.
Happy to recommend .

Stayed: December 2016
Thank Itcyfeet
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

The hotel is in a good location, along one of the residential streets near the beach. There's parking within the hotel grounds. We walked easily to and from the beach, and also back from the harbour. On arrival we had a welcome drink and were met with very sweet service from the girl on reception and the other staff. We had a whale watching trip the next morning and she arranged for us to be able to keep the room for a little longer the next day so we could store our bags.

We loved our room. It was one of the junior suites and was very spacious with a lovely balcony overlooking the pool and gardens, AC, a king size bed as well as a bunk bed, a large bathroom and separate sink area, a fridge, and a table and set of chairs within the room. We were at the end of the row of rooms with no room on either side of us so it was also very private.

We used the pool, which was lovely. They provide you with separate beach/pool towels. We did not eat at the hotel.

I can see why people come and stay for a long time.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Thank albanmama
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Additional Information about Handagedara Resort

Address: Harbour Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 178 Speciality Lodging in Mirissa
Price Range: $68 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Handagedara Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful example of a period house from the colonial era. Newly renovated, more than a hundred years old, home of a school head master. This house features early wood work of windows doors and columns. Has 5 double bed rooms and a single bed rooms, all with ensuite shower rooms. There are three d/b rooms in the upper floor and two d/b rooms and the single bed room in the ground floor. All rooms have hot water and free wifi access and all d/b rooms have AC. All the household equipments like refrigerator, washing machine, irons, hair dryers, coffee makers, microwave oven, etc. are available in the villa. In addition to this old colonial type house, there is a new building with 8 modern rooms. They all have AC, hot water, balconies facing swimming pool, mini fridge, etc. There is a swimming pool and a spacious garden to relax in with cup of tea. Walking distance (100 m) to attractive beach of Mirrissa. Five minute walk to Mirrissa fishing harbour where you can find many kinds of fresh seafoods.You can also have a taste of fresh vegetables, a variety of tropical fruits ranging from mangoes, pineapples, bananas, etc found in the area. ... more   less 
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