Dinuda Resort
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7.0
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10
Very good service
7.8
Value for money6.5
Distance to city center3 km
Location rating7.8
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

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Standard Family Room with Balcony and Sea View
Standard Family Room with Balcony and Sea View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
Deluxe Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Double Room with Sea View
Superior Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Family Room for 4 People
Standard Family Room for 4 People
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 double bed & 1 single bed...
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Standard Double Room with Fan
Standard Double Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double with Sea View
Standard Double with Sea View
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 double bed
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Superior Triple Room
Superior Triple Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 double bed or 1 single be...
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Standard Triple Room
Standard Triple Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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7.0
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10
Cleanliness6.7
Facilities5.7
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality6.4
Service7.8
Value for money6.5
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7.2
Very good
Dammika from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Standard Double with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in August 2018
Very good”
place is nice but resturant area must be clean more than that...
Reviewed September 12, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Keith from Australia
Couple
Superior Double Room with Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
6 night stay primarily to go kiteboarding”
This hotel was good, nice motel style rooms, facing the lagoon in our case, and whilst there was no hot water it is really not very important in the warm weather and the cold water was not that cold anyway. The place is well laid out with great views and access to the lagoon and is still being improved. The restaurant does not have a menu but we received good Sri Lankan food so had an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisine. Other resorts are close by and one can walk along the beach to other restaurants and bars as this hotel does not currently have a licence. The staff were friendly and helpful arranging transport, kiteboarding tours etc on request. With a bicycle or scooter, local hire, one can explore the villages and/or go to Kaliptya with ease.
Reviewed August 11, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
patricia from India
Solo traveler
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 16 nights in February 2018
Extremely good kite surf spot”
Nice place, close to the kite surf spot with several rooms facing the lagoon and this for a reasonable price. The place is run by friendly and open minded people. Kalpitiya city is mainly a Muslim area, but mostly very nice people. Still I enjoyed that the resort was run by a mix of Buddhists and christens. As a women, I felt really extremely save. If there is any request or problem Evonne, the chief of the kitchen takes care with a smile and a joke too. When you’re a kite surfer it’s also really nice that you can see from your room if the wind is good and if there are kites in the air. The kite spot is on 20 minutes’ walk from the resort, but it’s of course easier to rent a bike, which you can rent directly from the resort. I rented a bicycle which is much cheaper and sportive too. I will definitely come back.
Reviewed February 14, 2018
Hi, Thx for your comment for us. Grate . BR Wasantha
Responded February 16, 2018
Dinuda Resort
6.8
Good
Vaclav from Czech Republic
Couple
Standard Double with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in July 2017
Good”
The staff was great. He even prepared us light dinner, even when they do not serve one. But the night was so not good. The mosquito net had holes and they bite us all night long. And then rat made a hole to our backpack for some snack. It was not a pleasant stay.
Reviewed July 05, 2017
5.0
Nicole from Czech Republic
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016
Good place if you kitesurf”
The room was nice with a sea view balcony, very calming and chill atmosphere. The breakfast was very good and the staff were merry, nice young guys who teach kitesurfing.
The place is great if you're a kitesurfer, coz there's kitesurfers everywhere, kitesurfing facilities and courses. If you're not and you dont want to learn it then dont go there. Because Kalpitiya is not even a village, it's just roadside with no restaurants or other facilitets. This hostel is situated in the middle of nowhere, the tuktuk to nearest shop is 600rs, because they charge a way there on call as well. The kitchen cooks 3times a day and it's one meal to choose. Like I said the guys around this place are cool and nice, but spend the whole day on a beach teaching kitesurfing, so there's not really a person to help during the day. The room seemed really nice and the balcony with fresh sea wind a view was great, in the night though we killed a lot of cocroaches. Then we called the guy in charge who came and spread a repelent around the room, which did kill them but then some black worms starting to fall down from the bed. On request they couldn't give us a new room, so this night experience was a bit dissappointing, even though he said they didn't have any cocroaches before. I dont know about that, but we had around 6 of them.
Reviewed January 19, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
poli from Brazil
Solo traveler
Stayed 22 nights in May 2015
good place to stay”
Cheap, good rooms, great service.
I stayed in Dinuda for three weeks while kite boarding in the lagoon. The rooms are great. I have seen some of the rooms in the other kite camps and without a doubt this are better then most. The food was really nice with a big verity. The place is run for the last few months by a really nice coouple and they are both kite boarding instructors and they love it so it was fun going out with them in the water, getting tips and help. The care taker of the place is also a great guy and they helped me with packages I was suppose to get through the mail. The location is on the Lagoon although at this time of the year it was not possible to kite in that area because of a wind shadow. I was brought to the kite spot every time and it was vary comfortable. They took me to kite in different location which was awesome. I would strongly reccomand going there.
Reviewed June 25, 2015
7.7
Very good
Bruno from Portugal
Couple
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014
Good back packers hotel paradise”
Sunset, attentive friendly staff, cozy facilities
Me and my partner stayed in the wooden cabana, it's like we were going back to basics. Everything you need with no distraction from unnecessary "things". It is a dream place for modest tourists and to connect with nature. Perfect to remember how humans are supposed to live.
Reviewed July 01, 2014
6.7
Good
Thomas from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 2 nights in September 2013
Mosquito hell, with heavenly view”
balcony view, relaxing, quiet
First off, Kalpitiya is paradise for kitesurfing. If that's not your thing then I would go elsewhere though, because there is nothing else to do. The main choice here is whether to stay at one of the expensive "kite resorts" (with equipment/lessons) or somewhere else. Dinuda isn't a kite resort, but is much cheaper for comparable accomodation. If you stay at Dinuda you can still stroll to the nearest school (DeSilva Kite Resort) for lessons, rental and boat transfer. It's a great location, because the other kite schools are NOT on the lagoon and have to drive to the launch area by truck. As for the hotel itself, it's not great. The room is a very basic shed, although admittedly it does have a beautiful view. We would have stayed if it wasn't for the mosquito nets, which had holes and didn't fit the net. The room is basically open to the elements, and we got about 100 bites each after our first night! A shame. The food is just OK - limited to rice and curry. When you get bored you can eat at the much nicer Divyaa Lagoon resort next door, which has an a la carte menu.
Reviewed October 10, 2013
8.7
Excellent
gilles from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 10 nights in July 2013
kalpitiya it s a great destination”
staff friendly, quiet resort, near the kitesurfing lagoon
The staff are really friendly and they help you for everythings!!! The ressort is near the lagoon perfect for going kitesurfing. The wooden cabana room have a great view! This place is very quiet and not really far from Kalpitiya city.
Reviewed August 09, 2013
7.0
Very good
Krista from Canada
Solo traveler
Superior Double Room with Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in July 2013
Decent Hotel”
Room size, proximity to beach, comfortable bed
The room was quite nice. It was slightly annoying not to have electricity during the day but did encourage us to spend time outside. I was quite disappointed with the food. The first night it was terrible. We actually ate the the resort next door for most of our meals. Breakfast was alright. The view of the beach from the hotel room was great. Overall it was a mixed stay at this hotel. It was the right price but next time I might skip this hotel and spend a bit more money for a different one.
Reviewed July 26, 2013
6.3
Good
Marjolein from Netherlands
Couple
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013
near the kitesurf in a rustic enviroment”
Approximity to the lagoon; cabana rustic style; quietness of the resort
There were a few things we liked and disliked during our stay. First of all, one should know that Kalpitiya is really only there for kitesurfing; it has not much to offer and is really badly accessible (40 km from Palawi junction by bus in 2,5-3 hours.) We didn't want to stay in any of the kiteresorts, as all accommodation around the lagoom is ridiculously priced. If you don't want to pay more than 30-40 euro a night per person, you're better of staying in town at a homestay recommended by a tuktuk driver. Also here, we paid the 4x amount for a similar room as in e.g hillcountry. Being at the lagoon, means being far away from town (tuktuk for 200-300 one way will get you there). The food is unfortunatly not cooked at the resort, bit ordered. The promised seafood (750 pp) wasn't available, and rice with curry could be offered (value: 120 rupees). We ended up taking a tuktuk do do shopping or eating in the only restaurant in town. A bit sad, aa we would have loved to dine with these guys. The room is a cabana, meaning a bungalow. The wind blows nicely through it, so the non-existence of a fan was no issue. The bathroom is a bit outside; a curtain would be nice as the supervising staff can look straight into it. Our key didn't go out of the door, ao we couldn't lock it. Wouldn't have made sense anyway as the windows were not able to be fixed when closed. It did however have a little cupboard to lock valuables of you have your own little lock. Theadvertised wifi didn't work; it was sad the manager wasn't there to talk to, as one of the 2 staff really almost didn't speak English. W maybe sound a a bit negative, but it was the feeling we had the first day. Our self-promised paradise didn't work out as we expected. Once we tuned our Western expectations a bit down, we actually had a good time. It's a beautiful balcony overlooking the lagoon, it's a large cabana which adds to the character, and the breakfast was really sufficient. The staff was willing to help, a
Reviewed July 21, 2013
5.7
Jade from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Superior Double Room with Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
Interesting experience”
View, rooms, locaiton
Friendly and helpful staff. Nice location overlooking lagoon.
Reviewed July 03, 2013
5.7
Jade from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 5 nights in June 2013
Good tandard for locally run hotel”
Location and view
Good - almost exactly what i wanted for kitesurfing holiday. close enough to spot and rooms were acceptable. No food beyond breakfast and taxis are difficult to come by. but that is same for all of the area.
Reviewed July 03, 2013
7.3
Very good
Stacey from United Kingdom
Group
Superior Double Room with Sea View
Stayed 5 nights in May 2013
Nice, peacfull but a little remote”
the free breakfast (although be sure to ask for certain things if you want them), the beach was right on our doorstep, the people running it were friendly
An interesting little place. A little more basic than I was expecting for the cost but after looking around the same area this was definitely the cheapest and best value place to stay. The majority of people that come to Kalpitiya go for kite-surfing. My partner and I were not particualry interested in this, but we did note all the other hotels that offer kitesurfing in this region were very overpriced. Dinuda was much more reasonable and has the best views, as the place is literally right on the beach. Possibly the only option for backpackers on this little stretch, and the view from our place was great, right on the beach. They had a nice restaurant area and the only thing lacking is the option and convenience of food. I would stay here again if I were to revisit Kalpitiya.
Reviewed June 27, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Jorunn from Norway
Couple
Superior Double Room with Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013
Peace of mind, a feeling of freedom”
Very friendly staff, clean rooms, breath taking view of the lagoon and Indian ocean
We found a true gem in Dinuda Resort! We were met by the most genuinely friendly staff. We have traveled around a bit, and the rooms were the cleanest and nicest we had on our trip. Comfortable bed and large bathroom. But the best was the view from the terrace. It has a panorama view to both the lagoon and the ocean! The sunsets are just breathtaking and very romantic.. The resort had only five or six rooms of very different style - and that made it much more cozy than a big hotel and the staff there became like our friends. They really did all they could for us, giving advice about day trips and activities. Unfortunately we didn't have much time, but we already plan to go back and spend some more time there and to take up kite boarding on the lagoon. We learned a bit about it, it's a nice sport! The beaches are beautiful, and you can walk up the beach to the right by the lagoon, or down the beach to the left to the ocean for a nice sea bath. We had all our meals at Dinuda Resort, with fresh seafood straight from the sea. The staff cook as you wish, and the food was great! I really recommend this place to anyone who love peaceful and untouched nature - it's the best place for both relaxation and water sports on the lagoon. We will certainly be back!
Reviewed June 22, 2013
6.3
Good
Dariusz from Poland
Group
Superior Double Room with Sea View
Stayed 1 night in June 2013
nice place, poor hotel conditions ”
nice, friendly host, location on the beach of laguna, far from noise
No air condition, mosquitos in rooms, no directions how to reach the hotel, lack of electricity (from 06.30 a.m. = no fan)
Reviewed June 17, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Celine from France
Family with young children
Standard Double with Sea View
Stayed 4 nights in February 2018
séjour parfait”
Sarath et toute son équipe ont tout fait ppur nous aider et nous agréér. Les enfants sont les bienvenus à Dinuda, les notres ont fouiné partout pour le plus grand plaisir du personnel! les repas servis sont excellents et pas cher. les activités proposées pareil....merci à tous pour ce sejour formidable!
Reviewed February 23, 2018
Hi Celine, Thank you very maush for your kind comments and we are happy to see you soon. BR Wasantha Withanage
Responded March 23, 2018
Dinuda Resort
6.0
ESTELLE from France
Solo traveler
Standard Double Room with Fan
Stayed 3 nights in July 2015
Sport sinon ne pas y aller”
La bouffe sinon endroit paisible mais pas de sri lankais sauf pour vous servir!!????
Heureusement, j ai quitté l hotel pour me ballader au bord de mer, pris des photos et rencontré des sri lankais mais si vous n etes pas russe, et sportif en sky surf, mieux vaut s astenir... je suis donc repartie, les 45 euros pension comprise sont trop chers au vue de l eloignement de tout et du coup de la dépendance à l hotel. Trop loin de kaltyphia on est obligé de rester sur place. Je n aime pas ce concept
Reviewed July 23, 2015
4.7
michel from France
Couple
Standard Family Room for 4 People
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013
hotel du bout du monde”
calme avec vue mer
trop calme rien de rien autour
Reviewed July 02, 2013
5.0
Matthias from Switzerland
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in April 2013
fernab von allem”
interessante lage an der lagune
die gebuchte traditional cabana war derart traditionell, dh. neben dem lauten generator und der wasserpumpe gelegen und so simpel eingerichtet, dass wir sie erfolgreich ablehnen konnten und dafür ein besseres kleines zimmer am lagunenstrand erhielten. sehr nachteilig war, dass der strom nur zwischen 18 und 4 oder 6 uhr lief, was extrem heisse morgen ohne fan gab . das nachtessen wurde auf einer einzigen herdplatte gekocht, was bei ein paar besuchern extreme wartezeiten gab. die lagune ist hübsch aber bei flut nur knapp zum schwimmen geeignet, bei ebbe überhaupt nicht. von kalpitya einige km entfernt. schöne natur, aber sehr abgelegen.
Reviewed May 07, 2013
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