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Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a one of the standard rooms within the main building for one night in August. Unfortunately the room did not look as nice as in the pictures published on the internet. The room was smelling musty and was noisy as it is just off the main hall and reception area. There was a very uninspiring courtyard attached... More 

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Thank Tina J
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great stay here for 3 nights - there were 4 of us and we picked a family room so we could all stay together. The room was huge with an enormous bathroom too. The staff were so friendly and helpful!

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Thank jojo272016
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. The hotel is quaint with a lovely pool and lovely staff. It is about a seven minute walk to the beach and a ten minute walk to the harbour. The rooms were comfortable with a nice balcony overlooking the pool. Breakfast was included and was a nice start to the day. Great value for... More 

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Thank Phillipa A
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed at Handegedara for 5 nights and returned for our last night in Sri Lanka. We had such a lovely stay with the staff being really helpful and friendly and the owner being so warm and hospitable (as we found throughout lovely Sri Lanka). The young man who was their chef cooked AMAZING food. Would highly recommend this hotel.... More 

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Thank smiggy25
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We are a family of five. The hotel allowed us to stay in a four person suite which made our stay very worthwhile! The staff are amazing, everyone was pleasant and eager to assist. The facility is beautiful. The swimming pool is fantastic. We sent our laundry out and the price was surprisingly reasonable. Its a bit of a walk... More 

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Thank mom020172
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for 3 nights, and it was pretty good. The location is 5 minutes walk to Mirissa beach, and a few minutes from the bus stop by tuk tuk. Room is nice size and clean, which has balcony overlooking the swimming pool. The breakfast was included; Sri Lankan style buffet, and they cooked the eggs to order. I... More 

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Oostende
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We arrived july 1st at 4.30 AM. They arranged airport transport for us so we arrived there around 8 AM. As we have been travelling for 14 hours, we were very glad we could check in and get some sleep! lovely little hotel with great family rooms, very spacious! Nice pool and a short walk to the beach. The owners... More 

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Thank Joke D
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The pros: the staff are amazing, so friendly and definitely this hotels biggest asset. They helped us organise a driver for our trip around Sri Lanka with some other hotel guests. The location is pretty good and just a short stroll to the beach, however it can be difficult walking back at night as the road is not well lit.... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed at a deluxe room at Handagedara (Moon house) for a couple of days while visiting Mirissa for Whale watching. The hotel is 10 minutes walk from the bay where all the boats leave from and 15 minutes walk to the main beach. There is a smaller 'secret beach' closer but it pales in comparison to the main beach.... More 

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Thank Mehnaz J
Singapore, Singapore
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113 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Stayed 2 nights at the Handagerdara Resort during a week-long tour around Sri Lanka. The room was really comfortable, with good AC and decent wifi. The location of the hotel is literally 5 minutes walking from the beach, where there are tons of dining options. The hotel does have a pool, which is nice to lounge by, but it's nothing... More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Handagedara Resort

Address: Harbour Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Price Range: ₹ 3,488 - ₹ 9,165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Handagedara Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Standard rooms are in the main (old) house off the entrance hall and are more prone to noise”
 of 5 bubbles tinaj477, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay upstairs for more privacy on the balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles GachGal, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Great family room”
 of 5 bubbles PPinBJ, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Do not choose a standard room!”
 of 5 bubbles SofiaNN, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms looked the same quality in the building we stayed in”
 of 5 bubbles anthonycleo, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
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