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“Lovely hotel off the main strip ”
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Handagedara Resort
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This hotel is set back from the main strip of mirissa, making it a quiet alternative to those hotels set alongside the busy road. About a 5 minute walk down to the beach which was easy to negotiate. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was average in comparison to other places we've stayed in Sri Lanka but this was made up by the very friendly staff.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Handagedara, Owner at Handagedara Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thanks for your kinds words and the time you took to share them with us. It is great to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us.All the best and see you soon! Warm regards.
Priyanga and Sudath

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Khanda the manager is a warm, welcoming chap who goes out of his way to make sure your Mirissa stay is enjoyable and easy.

The resort itself is clean and tidy. Kids enjoyed the pool. Family room was great, very pleasant to spend a few days in.

Beautiful Mirissa Beach is a few minutes walk away; it was actually nice to be staying in a quiet oasis away from the busy-ness of the beach.

The on-site restaurant offered a wide range of cheap and tasty food. Breakfast was excellent, especially the turmeric pancakes!

Its such a cliche but Handagedara really does feel like a home away from home. We were really sad to leave.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Handagedara, Owner at Handagedara Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated. We are happy to hear, that you have enjoyed your time with us.Thanks and all the best for you!
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Priyanga and Sudath

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Stayed 2 nights at this lovely hotel before traveling back to the International airport. The staff was so helpful and accommodating. They even upgraded our room without fee to a more spacious room. The beds were very comfortable and the shower and rest of the room were very nice. The AC is very strong and can be adjusted to your liking. Each room has a balcony, which is great to dry out swimming clothes on. There was shampoo and soap, nothing fancy. There is refrigerator and British-style electric outlets. There is wifi through out, but is spotty at times.

There is tea provided, but no coffee in the room. However, there is coffee at the breakfast. The breakfast is a mix of Sri Lankan and western foods, and there is loads of fresh fruit. The hotel also has a liquor licence and has a bar by the pool.

The location is near the beach and also has its own small pool, which is nicely shaded if you need to escape the heat. The staff also can help navigating you to local restaurants and sites. The reception staff booked us a taxi for the morning and we were able to make a 1PM flight to the UK. The rate they got for us was amazing and the driver was very good, showed up on time, car was clean and even allowed us to stop on the way to the airport for some fruit on the road side.

The price for the room was much less than some of the other hotels in the area and also a much higher standard.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Handagedara, Owner at Handagedara Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

your nice comments and your loyalty is well appreciated.Take care.

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This hotel was very nice! We absolutely loved our stay here. My favourite room so far in my travels of Sri Lanka. The staff were very friendly and so helpful, we even met the owners who were just so nice, it was a pleasure to meet them and they were only too happy to help us with anything we needed. Very short walk to the beach and shops. Pool was lovely and breakfast nice. I would absolutely recommend this place.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Handagedara, Owner at Handagedara Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our hotel to other travelers. I'm sure our entire hotel staff enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. Take care!

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here for four nights absolutely lovely.Staff were great very accommodating,restaurant was lovely.Really nice room serviced daily ,great amenities and lovely pool.Close to beach could walk down at nights and nice spa close by,owners organised a tuk tuk to .
Would recommend this as good value place to stay .

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Handagedara, Owner at Handagedara Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review. It is our pleasure to know that you have enjoyed staying with us. How ever we surprised to see that you have given such a lower rating as one.We believe that it's probablly a mistake.Take care.

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Additional Information about Handagedara Resort

Address: Harbour Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Amenities:
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 190 Speciality Lodging in Mirissa
Price Range: $67 - $172 (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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