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8.6
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8.4
Excellent
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Excellent location - 130 meters to the beach
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  • Mirissa Beach530 m
  • Samudragiri Viharaya1.18 km
  • Weligama Bay3.11 km
  • Kushtarajagala Statue4.66 km
  • Midigama Beach7.37 km
  • Polhena Beach8.01 km
  • Polhena Reef8.01 km
  • Matara Fort10.39 km
  • Old Ductch Church mirissa14.53 km
  • Mulgirigala Rock Temple39.29 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Handagedara Resort

    Harbour Road, Koparamulla,, Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka - See map
    "Great location away from the noise of the beach and road but still an easy walk away."
    Joshua - January 9, 2019
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 100% of guests
    Exceptional service
    9.0 rating for service
    Fantastic breakfast
    89% positive mentions
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    • 460 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • 130 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Mirissa in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,924 Mirissa properties at Agoda for various dates
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    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    9.0/10
    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Cheapest price score
    Better than
    99
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    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center4Km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportKoggala Airport (KCT)
    Distance to airport15.6 km

    Rooms available at Handagedara Resort

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Triple Rooms
    Deluxe Triple Rooms
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 king bed or 1 single bed
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    Junior Suite
    Junior Suite
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 super king bed and 1 bunk...
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 super kin...
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      What people love about Handagedara Resort

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Spaciousness

        "Family room was big, staff was great and pool area very nice."

        Jan E.

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        January 8, 2018

      • 7.2
        Very good
        Spaciousness

        "The family suite room is recommended, bright and spacious."

        Antony

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        November 6, 2017

      • 7.2
        Very good
        Cleanliness

        "There is a nice pool that is clean and well maintained."

        Antony

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        November 6, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "The balcony overlooks the swimming pool and has chairs for r..."

      Liza M.

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      May 2, 2018

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      Most talked about facilities

      Beach
      66 mentions
      Breakfast
      35 mentions
      Swimming Pool
      23 mentions
      Housekeeping
      12 mentions

      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "Clean comfortable and very reasonable with first class break..."

      Peter

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      February 23, 2017

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      Reviews of Handagedara Resort from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.6
      Excellent
      From 921 reviews
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      Rating via Agoda8.5
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      Cleanliness8.6
      Facilities8.2
      Location8.4
      Room comfort and quality8.6
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.5
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      <6 Below Expectation (32)
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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Christine from Germany
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

      A Lovely Little Boutique Hotel for a Perfect Getaway”

      Handagedare is a lovingly appointed and beautifully maintained little family hotel. The rooms and grounds show a very nice attention to detail and staff are very attentive. It’s very relaxing to sit on the balcony overlooking the pool or to take a refreshing dip. Two beaches are within walking distance; the main beach with it’s many bars and restaurant is less than a five minute walk and the more secluded secret beach can be reached in 20 minutes on foot. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be sure to return. There is some room for improvement, but none of these very minor issues had any negative impact on our stay. These are simply suggestions on how to make an already wonderful experience even better. There is a little bit of a drain smell in the bathroom, which is a common problem in Sri Lanka. A small clay burner or a stick diffuser with essential oil such as lemongrass, cinnamon or sandalwood might help. A small burner with a mosquito coil would also be helpful.

      Reviewed January 22, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Caroline from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

      Perfect getaway!”

      We loved our stay here - beautiful rooms, and service from the lovely family. Buffet breakfast every morning with Sri Lankan and traditional foods as well as normal breakfast items. Very close to the main beach, and a short walk to secret beach/harbour for whale watching. Great facilities would recommend 10/10!

      Reviewed December 01, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      andrew from New Zealand
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

      Whale watching”

      This hotel is in a perfect location to get to raj and the whales. Rooms are clean and have a comfortable bed. Breakfast has various options. I would request a first floor room rather than at pool level. Pool was nice for a cool off dip.

      Reviewed November 05, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      inbar from Israel
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2018

      very good hotel”

      we stayed here for 3 nights. its very close to secret beach and 5 min from mirisa beach, so very good location. the pool and the room very clean and the staff is so nice. we acctualy did here laundry and it was very clean. i recomended it a lot.

      Reviewed September 29, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Stephanie from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Exceptional”

      Staff were absolutely amazing - thank you especially to Priyanga! I came for one night, stayed for 3, so that kind of says it all. Great location - away from the noise of the beach, but a 5 minute walk and you’ll have your toes in the water. Also booked the whale watching tour through the front desk - Raja and the Whales was the best! Definitely recommend.

      Reviewed March 16, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Liza from Philippines
      Group
      Family Suite
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Beautiful Rooms”

      The family room was decoratively pretty with lace curtains around the beds and shaped towels on the master bed. The bathroom has bathtub and separate sinks are available outside for other members of the group to use. The room is clean, cozy, and spacious. Since we had to leave early around 6:15 in the morning for Whale watching, the staff prepared for us breakfast to bring along. The balcony overlooks the swimming pool and has chairs for relaxing. The location is just few minutes away from the beach and from the whale watching port.

      Reviewed May 02, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Daniel from Netherlands
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 5 nights in September 2017

      Hospitality with a capital H”

      Rooms rather small, coffee and tea facilities without coffee. Friendly staff; they do the utmost to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Good breakfast. Mirissa beach just a short walk. On the beach numerous bars/restaurants. We enjoyed our stay very much.

      Reviewed September 08, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Tanya from Canada
      Family with young children
      Junior Suite
      Stayed 1 night in April 2017

      Mirissa Beach is Beautiful!”

      I enjoyed this hotel. I booked it because it had a bunk bed for my kids. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. It had a huge bathtub. It was fairly close to the beach. We didn't get to try the breakfast because we went whale watching that morning. Our room had a patio and the pool looked nice. The owners were lovely!

      Reviewed May 07, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      bethany from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

      A lovely resort with very friendly staff!”

      The Handagedara is a good place to stay in Mirissa. Nice clean rooms with lovely staff who can't do enough for you. Location is just a few minutes from the beach. Decent pool and a great buffet breakfast.

      Reviewed April 09, 2017
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Jia from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in September 2015

      Homely & Warm touch to this beachfront B&B”

      Lovely staff, comfortable bunks

      Priyanka was the owner of this B&B and she made us feel most at home. Her husband made us feel extremely welcome too- we actually asked to use the showers even after we had checked out as we were caught in a storm and he obliged willingly. The other kitchen staff were excellent too, distributing their kindness and warmth to everyone. The beds were cosy and comfortable, and rooms were sufficiently clean. Only minor gripe is that the blanket could use a quilt within, but that wasn't much of an issue. Would love to return to Priyanka's little resort again.

      Reviewed October 06, 2015
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Timothy from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2014

      We Regret Having Only One Night at Handagedara”

      Friendliness, Food, & the Right Touch

      During our vacation through Sri Lanka, we opted for one night in Mirissa and Handagedara Resort, as we stopped in the area to go whale-watching. Our previous hotels were fine, but lacking in some of the finer touches, but when we arrived here, we found ourselves at a first-class establishment, with the details taken care of with a professional touch. Greeted warmly by the hotel owner, we were taken to our awaiting room, which in the hot Sri Lanka climate was cooled for our arrival with the A/C. The room was tastefully decorated and while a bit noisy (due to construction of a swimming pool), it was a welcome respite. The beach is just a three minute walk away and Handagedara employs a standout cook-we had lunch and dinner and all four dishes we tried were among the best we had on our vacation, which is saying a lot in a place where every meal was enjoyable. The last thing to say-Handagedara was a great bargain, the cheapest place we stayed in Sri Lanka while the service, decor, and professionalism combined for the best quality on our trip (and we didn't have any bad experiences with hotels in the country).

      Reviewed April 13, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Sok from Singapore
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

      One of the nicest hotel when in Sri Lanka”

      Attentive staff, clean room, nice breakfast

      When we book on the day before the stay we had include a message during booking that we will arrive real late and to help us book a whales tour the next day. We were really surprise they took note of it and help us book it. The staff and the lady boss were really great. They also make sure they have the best for their customer. Breakfast was superb too. About 5 mins walk to the beach, it will be great if the hotel is right on the beach.

      Reviewed May 17, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      YAOYING from Taiwan
      Solo traveler
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

      Awesome and comfortable stay ”

      Owner and staff are friendly and helpful ! Breakfast is wonderful ! Location is nearby the beach and quiet !

      Wonderful stay.The room is brand new and clean with hot shower ! Owner and staff is very helpful! We even become good friends after two days stay ! Breakfast is so nice which will make you full with energy before you heading out for the sun bath ! I will recommend to stay here if you want a quiet and comfortable stay

      Reviewed February 09, 2013
      8.3
      Excellent
      Viet from Vietnam
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Room
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

      Excellent service”

      Pleasant room in a quiet neighborhood, yet only 200m or so from the beach.

      I was very pleased with my stay at the hotel. The owner did an excellent job to make the guests feel at home. When the owner found out that the organizor of a whale watching tour put me and another guest from the same hotel on the wrong boat, she helped us get full refund for the tour. They have a home cook who can cooks some pretty decent food as well.

      Reviewed January 23, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      David from United States
      Couple
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

      Lovely Place with even Micer Family”

      Wonderful rooms and more wonderful family

      eveything about our stay was wonderful! the room is just as nice as the pictures on agoda. the women who runs this boutique hotel is great she really wants to do everything to ensure you have a great stay at her hotel. additionally, she wants to do anything she can to make her hotel the absolute best that it can be! for example, they just opened a few months ago and did not put ceiling fans in the breakfast area. however a guest stated they thought they would be a good idea, so they installed ceiling fans. a great place we really want to return to!

      Reviewed December 20, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gizelle from Philippines
      Group
      Stayed 1 night in November 2012

      Lovely and homey hotel”

      Cute, clean, and comfortable rooms, best service from the staffs

      The resort is new, clean, and well-managed by the owner and staffs. It felt like home. The owner is very kind and gave us the best service. She made sure that we had the most comfortable stay. She also arranged our whale watching tour and also accompanied us to the beach (which is btw only 2 minutes walk from the resort). We highly recommend this hotel in Mirissa.

      Reviewed November 20, 2012
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Elisa from Finland
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

      Warm owner ja beautiful place”

      Handagedara resort was so beautiful that I thought that I never wanna leave it! Places owner and staff (family) was so kind, helpfull and warm that I have never before met anything like that! They organize kindly everything we asked: daytrip to Udawalawe, whale watching tour and when we had to go, they helped us on our trip from Mirissa to Katamnayke. Theres no bad word about Handagedara.

      Reviewed February 26, 2019
      5.2
      Christine from Singapore
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Above average”

      A bit expensive, 5min walk to the beach not the nearest but quite ok. Very close from the whale watching so we could sleep more before this activity. Room are newly renovated but we feel it wasn’t finished and totally clean. Toilet and shower are separated by a glass window from the room leaving no intimacy since it’s not covered. Window of the shower can’t be closed due to colonial house so the wet area stay very humid and smelly. Medium size of swimming pool good for kids.

      Reviewed February 03, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Rhiannon from United Kingdom
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      Clean, cool and comfortable stay with very friendly staff.”

      Very welcoming and friendly staff, always helpful and serving with a smile. The breakfasts and the one dinner we had were excellent. The pool was small but just right for cooling off. There could be more sun loungers and better laid out with the large concrete tables in the shade perhaps. The rooms were a good size with large and comfortable beds and a lovely balcony or terrace. The air con was very powerful and maybe a ceiling fan would have been better at night. The bathroom was also very small with the sink in the room. The location was perfect as it wasn't directly on the noisy beach but a 5min walk to it and 10min walk to the harbor. Overall an excellent value for money stay.

      Reviewed January 18, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Robyn from Australia
      Couple
      Deluxe Double Room
      Stayed 1 night in April 2018

      Modern and lovely hotel with wonderful staff and a delightful pool”

      Friends who had stayed here recommended it and it was indeed excellent. Everything was clean, tidy and with a modern decor we liked. A few mins walk away are great restaurants right on the beach overlooking the end of the cove but the food at the Handagedara was terrific. (Try the butter fish with garlic butter sauce.) Lovely little gardenfor relaxing and a very welcome pool. Will recommend to others.

      Reviewed April 12, 2018
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