Kirinda Beach Resort
 Kirinda Beach Resort
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7.5
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8.4
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Excellent location
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  • Kirinda Beach110 m
  • Kirinda Fishing Port350 m
  • Kirinda Temple350 m
  • Tissa town8.82 km
  • Tissa Dagoba8.82 km
  • Tissa Lake8.82 km
  • Tissamaharama Bus Station8.83 km
  • Bundala National Park9.85 km
  • Yala National Park Information Centre10.05 km
  • Yatala Wehera10.4 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kirinda Beach Resort

    Beach Road, Nidanagawella, Kirinda, Yala, Yala Tissamaharama, Yala, Sri Lanka - See map
    "Great bungalows in a quiet resort with direct access to a secluded wonderful beach"
    Peggy - January 2, 2019
    Very good service
    7.8 rating for service
    Very good cleanliness
    7.4 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Private beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Sauna

    • Air conditioning

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    8.4/10
    Review score - United States
    7.6/10
    Room comfort score
    7.3/10
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    Value for money7.1
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportWeerawila Airport (WRZ)
    Distance to airport12.3 km

    Rooms available at Kirinda Beach Resort

    Family Room
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Standard Triple Room
    Standard Triple Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Nature view
    • 1 double bed or 1 single be...
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    Chalet (2 Adults)
    Chalet (2 Adults)
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed
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    Chalet (3 Adults)
    Chalet (3 Adults)
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Chalet (4 Adults)
    Chalet (4 Adults)
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
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    Single Room with Private Bathroom
    Single Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Standard Chalet, Ocean View
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          Cleanliness7.4
          Facilities7.1
          Location8.4
          Room comfort and quality7.3
          Service7.8
          Value for money7.1
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          9+ Exceptional (24)
          8-9 Excellent (28)
          7-8 Very Good (23)
          6-7 Good (13)
          <6 Below Expectation (30)
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          Mar - May (29)
          Jun - Aug (25)
          Sep - Nov (18)
          Dec - Feb (46)
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          8.8
          Excellent
          Tibo from France
          Solo traveler
          Standard Room
          Stayed 1 night in March 2018

          Excellent”

          Interesting place. Some parts are a bit run down and could be touched up or fixed, but it has some rustic charm as well. The staff was extremely friendly and pretty mellow. Most spoke only basic English. The location is on the best part of the beach, about 1km out of town. The pool has an awesome view and is nice after a day at the beach. No wifi away from the front desk area. Overall I surprised myself to like this place more and more, and even decided to extend my stay! Perfect if you are looking for a stress free setting, with a rustic charm without being scruffy.

          Reviewed March 29, 2018
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Dan from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

          Two beautiful nights”

          The pool, the proximity to Yala, the food (including dinner on the beach)

          We had a lovely stay here. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The room was clean, tidy and well equipped (TV, fridge, aircon) and they organised our safari no problem. We spent the rest of the time in the pool, when it came to dinner we enjoyed an awesome buffet one night and dinner on the beach by lantern light in the other.

          Reviewed October 18, 2015
          5.7
          Ingela from Sweden
          Family with teens
          Standard Triple Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

          Not as good as it looks”

          Location, beach, surroundings

          We were charged for the rooms again even though we had paid in advance through agoda. We never got the food we ordered, we got food poisoined. Pool is full of bugs and when we complained they said it was nothing to worry about as the bugs wasn't dangerous.

          Reviewed August 17, 2015
          8.0
          Excellent
          Joe from Ireland
          Solo traveler
          Standard Triple Room
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

          Nice place”

          The comfort of the rooms. The location. The staff

          The hotel is located directly on the beach. The rooms are in individual huts or chalets. There is air conditioning and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. There were 3 of us and the woman who runs the hotel gave us a better chalet because we were 3 men travelling. All had separate beds. The beach is really beautiful. But it is dangerous to swim there and children need to be watched. There is a pool but it's not really suitable for children. I have just one complaint we were charged for 2 meals that we did not have, about €20. I would recommend the hotel, though it is a little out of the way.

          Reviewed February 13, 2015
          8.7
          Excellent
          Albert from Netherlands
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2014

          Extreme beautiful beach”

          Swimmingpool, beach, terras

          A beautiful beach, nice cabanas, a restaurant to enjoy a beer. And on a 5 min walk on the beach (go to the right) a place for a save swim a the seaside. Other places it is too dangerous to go into the sea. But therefore you get a beautiful show of big waves breaking on rocks in the sea.

          Reviewed September 13, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          John from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

          Rustic accommodation, would recommend”

          location, on the beach and near Yala, good varied menu, attentive staff

          We visited at the end of May, in the quiet season, in fact we were the only guests. We had the restaurant, pool and beach to ourselves. We would recommend Krinda Beach Resort, the Staff are friendly and very helpful, nothing seemed to much effort. The room I would describe add rustic, mud and timber chalets, we requested one with AC and detached, which we got. The rooms were comfortable. The was also comfortable with 4 poster style mosquito net. The food was good, the menu had a large selection of local western and international dishes. They did a good breakfast, bacon, sausages and eggs, only missing the Heinz baked beans and HP sauce! Location is also good, only about 14km from Yala and situated right on the beach. We got the train to Matara then hired a driver to take us the 2.5 hours to the resort, which cost Rs6000. The bus is a cheaper option, costing around Rs150 each but takes longer.

          Reviewed May 27, 2014
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Claire from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

          best place to stay for Yala”

          great location on the beach, helpful staff and cute rooms

          we hesitated between staying in Tissa and Kirinda, but we were so happy we made the choice we did. Tissa was very dusty and hot with very little to do except eat and sleep (and the eating options were very few and far between). It's a very functional place full of cheap hotels and pushy jeep drivers. By contrast Kirinda was lovely: great beach, lovely pool to chill out in and generally a great place to relax in before and after your safari. It's a short drive to Yala and the staff at Kirinda beach helped us organise our whole day safari with a really good spotter. They also helped us look into options for our onward journey too which was really helpful. Staff were generally lovely and did everything possible to make our stay memorable, from dinner at sunset on the beach to giving us tips about body boarding at the beach! Would definitely recommend and stay again if we visit Yala in the future.

          Reviewed November 25, 2013
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Kyron from India
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

          Very Nice. We had a great time there.”

          Food and staff

          We had a great time at the resort. The staff was very helpful and went out of the way to make our stay comfortable. We needed to visit a doctor as my daughter was unwell, it was organised in a jiffy on a Sunday. Grat stuff, keep it up...

          Reviewed November 18, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Easter from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in October 2013

          Wonderful place! Great value! ”

          Comfortable room, peaceful surroundings, easy drive to Yala National Park

          Spent one very comfortable night and this beautiful resort. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Nice variety of very tasty food. Surroundings were incredibly beautiful. It had everything you could hope for! Highly recommended. Especially grateful for the wi-fi and hot water after a week in Sri Lanka.

          Reviewed November 03, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          annabelle from Australia
          Family with young children
          Family Room
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2013

          So relaxing”

          Great beach, beautiful pool, close to Yala NP

          We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kirinda Beach. Often we were the only people on the beach or in the pool and both were fantastic. There was a wide range of food options and the staff were extremely friendly, helpful and generous. Our stay here was a highlight of our Sri Lankan trip and such a nice respite from all the windy car travel.

          Reviewed October 04, 2013
          8.0
          Excellent
          Josien from Netherlands
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in August 2013

          lovely relaxing stay”

          sea, swimming pool, cottage

          I booked one night at Kirinda Beach Resort and I end up staying 3 nights. The general manager really makes sure you have a pleasant stay. The resort is right on the beach and you can hear the waves at night in your cottage. The sea is quite rough which is beautiful, but be careful with swimming. They have a lovely swimming pool at an altitude and you look out over the sea. The beach is really clean and they say there are quite often turtles, which you can see. Also they offer voluntary project in the resort.

          Reviewed September 03, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          stephen from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

          Nice relaxing room, right next to beauiful beach ”

          Welcoming staff, fantastic beach, pool with amazing view

          As soon as we arrived at the Kirinda Beach Resort, we had a very friendly team of staff to welcome us ensuring that we felt instantly at home and relaxed. This is one hotel where the photos on Agoda do not do justice to the rooms, which turned out to be a lot nicer than we were expecting. This is an eco hotel so you are very much thrown in with nature, we had tree frogs living in the roof of our hut but they didn't disturb us, in fact, along with the monkeys hiding underneath the raised swimming pool and a giant lizard in the grounds the place was given even more charm!! The pool is fantastic, raised above the rooms giving an incredible view of a dramatic beach. Although the sea wasn't the place for a tranquil swim due to crashing waves at this time of year, there was a river on the other side of the beach that you could swim or cool down in and plenty of other activities were offered. The only slight fault we found with the place was with a few members of the restaurant staff who were still being trained and therefore struggled to understand some of our requests due to a language barrier. This was understandable as the hotel is supporting the local community by providing jobs for local people which is a great thing, it just requires a little patience at times. The resort also offer other community projects for guests to support, showing their care and dedication to their surroundings. This was by far the best hotel we visited in Sri Lanka, as we were made to feel very welcome, and the location is beautiful!

          Reviewed August 24, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Eve from Ireland
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in May 2013

          peaceful, except for stray dogs!”

          peaceful (mostly) n

          Very beautiful location but we unfortunately arrived during a terrible storm so couldn't do many outdoor activities during our stay other than visit yala. The rooms were pleasant but filled with wildlife e.g. frogs, lizards, cockroaches (this resort not for the nervous person I think as can easily be removed from rooms). Gave us a free mosquito repellent for our room in addition to the nets to help sleep bite free. Loved the pool, great idea to look out on the beach it as too rough to swim. The staff couldn't do enough to make the stay comfortable and keen that they are "perfect". Hot breakfast was very close to a UK/Irish, very good. Beach is lovely and very private, was only us, my friend and the stray dogs! Would stay again if I was in sri Lanka. Wifi did not work, even in public areas.

          Reviewed May 20, 2013
          8.7
          Excellent
          Claudia from Germany
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

          Outstanding food in beach location”

          Excellent food, quiet location at beach, close proximity to Yala National Park

          Very attentive staff, excellent food, great location right on the beach and near Yala National Park. Chalet near beach and pool was clean but not so cozy, a bit too much plastic and “cheap ethno”. Has an “infinity pool” on top of a huge rock. The restaurant with beach view is certainly a highlight. Easy walk to Kirinda Village.

          Reviewed May 17, 2013
          9.7
          Exceptional
          Eve from Ireland
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in May 2013

          relaxing and startlingly close to natural wildlife”

          eco, quiet and pool overlooking the beach

          Very beautiful location but we unfortunately arrived during a terrible storm so couldn't do many outdoor activities during our stay other than visit yala. The rooms were pleasant but filled with wildlife e.g. frogs, lizards, cockroaches (this resort not for the nervous person I think as can easily be removed from rooms). Gave us a free mosquito repellent for our room in addition to the nets to help sleep bite free. Loved the pool, great idea to look out on the beach it as too rough to swim. The staff couldn't do enough to make the stay comfortable and keen that they are "perfect". Hot breakfast was very close to a UK/Irish, very good. Beach is lovely and very private, was only us, my friend and the stray dogs! Would stay again if I was in sri Lanka.

          Reviewed May 17, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Andrea from United Kingdom
          Family with young children
          Family Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

          So welcoming and great location”

          Welcoming, Location, quiet and food

          We spent 2 nights at the hotel the staff are amazing the manager, owner and particularly the restaurant manager are all so welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. The hotel is a little out of any town but it doesn't matter as you have everything you need there. The restaurant is amazing buffet meals and live music every night. The restaurant manager is a true professional my husband has a wheat allergy and every night he went through the whole menu with him. Don't go to this hotel if you are not happy sharing your lodge with the odd bit of wildlife, you are in an Eco lodge so there is nature all around. The rooms are open to the elements a bit but nothing that is really awful. Overall the hotel is well worth a visit the owner, manager and restaurant manager were amazing.

          Reviewed March 09, 2013
          8.3
          Excellent
          Alexandra from United Kingdom
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

          Great location and really friendly owner and staff”

          The pool, the staff, the wild and rugged beach

          Great stay - wild and rugged beach, unusual but great pool, nice comfortable rooms. The food was good - although there could have been more choice in the evenings, we didn't always want the buffet, Really beautiful surroundings between two national parks - we took bicycles out at sunset and it was gorgeous. Really friendly staff as well, full of great tips for the area and happy to help with organising safaris to Yala and give advice on the best times to go and the weather.

          Reviewed March 04, 2013
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Rachel from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in December 2012

          Brilliant place!”

          Welcome drink on arrival offered to our driver as well as us, the attentive staff who were good at customer care and who were clearly committed to the future of the place, the nature of the accomodation, the fact that the staff were kind to animals

          We only had one night booked here so didn't have time to fully enjoy everything about the setting. It was relatively quiet when we arrived. A very small team of staff were on hand, keen to see we were comfortable and had all we wanted throughout our stay. It was my husband's first experience of mosquito nets. We enjoy animal life such as geckos so the little fellows sharing the accommodation were a delight. We walked along the beach to the river mouth to try to see the crocodiles staff had told us about, but no luck - rock crabs to watch instead. We were also pleased that we didn't see any vendors and were not hassled by anyone. The hotel served dinner on the beach, where a little more lighting of the route would have been good. The meals were set meals (sadly only European, with no Sri Lankan option) but tasty and plentiful. There was an inventive presentation of breakfast - a tropical island made of scrambled egg and palm trees of garnish - served in the restaurant which was airy and beautifully situated. No problems with our accommodation. The chalets consist of a bedroom with an en suite, so not loads of sitting space indoors, but we were only there one night. We didn't stay long enough to enjoy the seating provided outside each chalet or more of the beach, which was a minute from the chalet. A simming pool was also being built.

          Reviewed February 05, 2013
          9.3
          Exceptional
          Aiden from Ireland
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

          unforgeable place ”

          great staff, amazing surrounding (virgin beach), beautiful resort

          a beautiful resort located just on the outskirts of yala and bundala park.on arrival we were welcomed by the manager dilan sanjewa and the rest of the staff. they made our stay in the resort a truly unforgeable experience.the rooms were spotless with clean linen and towels (quite uncommon in hotels in sri lanka). the staff organised a few trips for us and after the safari we arrived back late to discover the staff had organised a candlelight dinner for us by the pool - very romantic!the manager dilan is like wikipedia,just ask him about any of the local culture and history, he will be happy to answer all questions and fulfil all requests with a smile.i would definitely recommend this place for anybody who is looking for quality time out and a 5 star service.

          Reviewed January 29, 2013
          8.3
          Excellent
          umesh from Canada
          Family with young children
          Stayed 1 night in January 2013

          great location”

          friendly staff, great beach, not many other tourists

          the beach is great but the surf is a bit rough, the monsoon may have been a factor. the other comments about the food are correct. we were worried about the lack of air conditioning, but it never became an issue.

          Reviewed January 09, 2013
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