Dickwella Beach Hotel
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7.8
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location
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  • Cargills Food City Dikwella240 m
  • Dickwella Bus Station430 m
  • Dickwella Police Station530 m
  • Hiriketiya Beach1.11 km
  • Wewrukannala Buduraja Mahaviharaya Temple1.37 km
  • Divisional Hospital Dikwella2.21 km
  • Nilawella Harbour2.24 km
  • Kudawella Beach3.24 km
  • Kudawella Harbour4.22 km
  • Blow Hole Information and Study Centre4.66 km
  • Dickwella Beach Hotel

    No.112, Mahawella Road, Dickwella, Dikwella Beach Front, Tangalle, Sri Lanka, 81200 - See map
    "The price of the vegetarian food, laundry service, the car to the airport is comparable with the other places in the area."
    Igor - January 8, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.3 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.2 rating for cleanliness
    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Private beach

    • Room service [24-hour]

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    Review score - United States
    8.6/10
    Location score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
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    Better than
    98
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    Better than
    97
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    Better than
    97
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    of Tangalle properties
    Value for money7.9
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
    Distance to airport41.7 km

    Rooms available at Dickwella Beach Hotel

    Superior Double Room with Sea View
    Superior Double Room with Sea View
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 1 king bed
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     Family Room with Sea View
    Family Room with Sea View
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    • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
    • Sea view
    • 2 king beds
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    Standard Air Conditioning
    Standard Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 king bed
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    Standard Triple Room with Sea View
    Standard Triple Room with Sea View
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Standard Family Room
    Standard Family Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Standard Double Bed with Fan
    Standard Double Bed with Fan
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    What people love about Dickwella Beach Hotel

    • 9.3
      Exceptional
      Spaciousness

      "It was spacious bright and airy."

      Martina

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      January 11, 2016

    • 9.7
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff were considerate, helped with directions, transport etc and pandered to our dietary needs."

      Alex

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      January 2, 2016

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    5.7
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    "Just by the beach and easy to reach.the beach is nice and qu..."

    Vasco

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    January 19, 2016

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    5.7
    Review score

    "The laundry service works good."

    Vasco

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    January 19, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (74)Booking.com Reviews (122)
    7.8
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    10
    Cleanliness7.2
    Facilities6.8
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality7.2
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.9
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (15)
    8-9 Excellent (13)
    7-8 Very Good (11)
    6-7 Good (8)
    <6 Below Expectation (11)
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    Mar - May (11)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (6)
    Dec - Feb (39)
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    4.8
    himantha from Sri Lanka
    Group
    Family Room with Sea View
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Deserted!”

    Arrived at this place and waited for 15 minutes not finding anyone to speak to. Place was deserted. Finally managed to find someone to speak to who said since it was off season they do not have staff. Poorly maintained location. Rooms and toilets were decent, beautiful beach behind the hotel but would not book this place again.

    Reviewed August 27, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    marissa from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with Sea View
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

    Great location but still being built”

    Nice location right on the beach but the hotel is still being built so lots of work going on. Also the restaurant is expensive and food not good. We stayed two nights and our room got flooded as there was a storm and our balcony door has a gap in it so room got flooded and my clothes got wet. Staff were helpful and cleaned it up straight away. So an ok hotel but not great.

    Reviewed December 03, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    David from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

    lovely budget beach hotel”

    We think this is something of a hidden gem. The beach view rooms are lovely and get a great view of the sunset. There's no frills especially but has everything you would expect. The garden is nice and is often visited by kingfishers and the odd water monitor. Although the sea at dickwella beach is a bit rough, there are areas at either end that are calm enough to swim. The staff were lovely and were really helpful. The sri lankan breakfast was really good and is worth the wait.

    Reviewed March 11, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Igor from United States
    Family with teens
    Family Room with Sea View
    Stayed 10 nights in December 2016

    Just relax”

    We booked the room in the new building with the sea and glad that we did it. This is a family run hotel that has two buildings, the old and the new one. The old building, facing the road and the small town was out of consideration for us. Our credo is that for the beach vacation we need to be on the beach. The room was cleaned every other day and the towels have been replaced. And the bed sheets have been changed on the 4th day. All that was OK with us – do you really change your bed sheets at home every other day? Manori, the daughter of the owners, is the angel who made our vacation so enjoyable. She was arranging the vegetation food for us – something new every day and so delicious! Manori addressed all our questions or concerns, and every guest at hotel was graced with her beautiful smile. The price of the vegetarian food, laundry service, the car to the airport is comparable with the other places in the area. Since we have arrived at the end of December, the majority of the WiFi traffic was already used by the other guests, therefore no free WiFi at that point. Later, during the first week of January, the WiFi was OK, no complains. The beach is the main reason why we have decided to return to Dickwella once again, we have not been disappointed. So, if you like a quiet family vacation away from the bar scene – this is a place for you.

    Reviewed January 08, 2017
    3.6
    suresh from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Double Room with Sea View
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

    Poor cleanliness, down market hotel”

    I definitely would not recommend this hotel. The rooms are just about tidy, poor attention to detail, was almost completely empty, right next to a beach but we left in the middle of the night after about 6 hrs sleep and had to accept the loss of the prepaid tariff for the next 4 days. The property is on a main road and Dickwella is not a tourist location really

    Reviewed August 30, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mariia from Sri Lanka
    Family with young children
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 11 nights in March 2016

    perfect clean rooms, close to the main Blue Beach”

    Clean rooms, amazing sea view with the voice of the ocean, the stuff is very helpful and friendly, this hotel is pretty closed to the main beach with a couple bars and to the shop at the same time

    Will miss every second spending there

    Reviewed March 28, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Viktor from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    nice family run hotel”

    The beach infrobt if the hotel is woneerful and remote. Its only a small 15 min walk away from the paradise beach is horseshoe bay.

    Reviewed February 16, 2016
    6.7
    Good
    Rafal from Poland
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Bed with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Mixed feeling ”

    The hotel is next to a decent beach and the staff was generally kind and helpful. The room we ultimately took was pretty decent, bar a not-so-pleasant bathroom.

    We felt a little tricked. It seems that they show photos of their good rooms at a price of a pretty horrible one. When we arrived we were shown the bad one (very small and ugly) and got offered a much better one for extra 15 bucks. We accepted, but as you can guess, we were not that happy.

    Reviewed January 31, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Corrina from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

    Location location location”

    The proximity to the loveliest beach we saw on the south coast, the fantastic view of the beach from our room
    Reviewed January 27, 2016
    5.7
    Vasco from Portugal
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Hard to describe...”

    Location, Friendly Staff

    We rent the hotel due to the rating on agoda. The staff and people around the hotel are so cool that is hard to describe all details. The location is great. Just by the beach and easy to reach.the beach is nice and quiet. The laundry service works good. But the conditions are really bad. The building is overdated and some parts unfinished. Needs a complete refresh ( at least the area we stay, because there is other part the looks newer ). We had mosquitos all the time, coming from the wc and the door couldn't be closed. Ants running on the walls. The internet only work on bar/restaurant area. And even there, was hard. There is not much options of food around so you need to eat and drink on the bar of the hotel. Prepare for prices.

    Reviewed January 19, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Martina from Ireland
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Wonderful stay”

    Proximity to beach,! Great room , great dining

    We were given a 1st floor room at the back of the old building . Tiled floor and bathroom and spotless. It was spacious bright and airy. You go through to the beach side and are right on a sandy beach . Wifi only in public areas. Staff helpful and friendly but not pushy . Got laundry done and it was great . Not suitable for people with mobility issues and pushchairs left downstairs

    Reviewed January 11, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Alex from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

    Best Beach Stay”

    View, cleanliness and helpful staff

    Superb from start to finish. The frontage looked a little rough on arrival but obviously the Tsunami took its toll and recent work has been to perfect the new wing. The staff were considerate, helped with directions, transport etc and pandered to our dietary needs. It was more like a family stay. The new wing is only recent and finishing work is ongoing (some noisy).

    Reviewed January 02, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katja from Germany
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

    Fantastic place ”

    Location, friendliness of staff and food

    Nice little beach hotel on an isolated and quiet beach. The staff were incredibly helpful. Great value for money for backpackers who yet want their privacy in a private double room

    Reviewed February 02, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    Haluk from Turkey
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Bed with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    Room at hotel standards”

    Room, staff, beach front

    Comfortable... To find a room with this price and with hotel standars is difficult around...

    Reviewed January 25, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Haluk from Turkey
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Bed with Fan
    Stayed 1 night in January 2015

    Hotel Standard Comfortable Room”

    Rooms, on the beach, in the city

    Rooms are in acceptable standard though a bit small for more than two person. Public areas like garden cannot be recommendable since extension building is underway and everything is basic. Long sandy beach impressive and empty but not much service except of 20 minutes walk to hill at west... Young lady at reception has a good command of english and helps with a sympathetic smiling face... If you think it is a bargain price possible to stay here for few days and enjoy the empty beach and see around like Kudawella beach and small but interesting beach of small fishing community next to Nilwella harbor (not as touristy but for curiosity... Needs motorbike or tuk tuk... Coordinates 5.961456 80.719000

    Reviewed January 21, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Haimo from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Standard Double Bed with Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Good place to stay for a few days”

    Nice staff

    Very nice

    Reviewed January 02, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Tim from New Zealand
    Group
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Fantastic Hospitality on the beach”

    friendly fantastic service, food and right on the beach

    The accomodation is slightly dated, but rooms are clean and tidy with good air conditioning. The family that owns and runs the place are fantastic and very helpful. The food was outstanding. The beach is very quiet and a short walk over the hill from a very secluded bay worth walking the 10 minutes to spend the day for lunch or a surf.

    Reviewed December 30, 2014
    6.7
    Good
    Sally from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in February 2014

    Great location but poor quality room”

    Access to beach, friendly staff, good breakfast

    Disappointed at being given a room up two flights of stairs at the back of the building. One very helpful member of staff who "got it" but others were not very professional or well trained.

    Reviewed March 03, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    Ian from Canada
    Family with young children
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 8 nights in December 2013

    Good value but some definite improvements needed”

    Value for money, kid friendly beach

    We stayed at this hotel for nearly 9 days and had a satisfactory stay. Unfortunately when we arrived we learned that all of the superior rooms that are the closest to the beach were unavailable. Those rooms were currently being occupied by a group Engineers who are working on the Sri Lankan railway. They have booked the rooms for the next year. So, the only rooms available are the ones closest to the road which have a very limited view of the sea. The room was basic but good value for Sri Lankan hotel prices. It was clean with a refrigerator, good air conditioner, and okay hot/cold shower (albeit sometimes it was scolding hot if you weren't careful with the adjustment of the faucet). Be forewarned that if you stay here during a celebratory event like New Years or Valentine's Day you may end up being up till 3 am in the morning (like us during New Year's morning) due to the loud music. This is not a good thing if you have a family with young children who are up at the crack of dawn. Service was sometimes slow but the young lady who works there was quite attentive. She appeared to be the only one with a strong grasp of English and will get things done for you such as lending you her own tablet so you could have internet in your room. The rooms near the road didn't quite have internet access. As said in earlier reviews, they need about 5-10 people like her. The beach at the hotel in Dickwella is great for young children. It is nice and long with a shallow depth. We visited other place and found the beaches much less kid friendly since they were often deeper with strong currents. The hotel definitely can be spruced up a bit to make it a better quality place.

    Reviewed January 07, 2014
    6.0
    Tammie from Australia
    Couple
    Standard Double Bed with Fan
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    Disappointed by lack of activities”

    close to beach and palm trees, fresh coconuts and friendly staff

    Rooms were nice and clean (although we were later moved to a smaller and very damp room. Hotel is situated right on the beach and has a good family atmosphere. Terrible wifi in any area of the hotel.

    Reviewed January 06, 2014
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