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Sun Shine Beach Inn

Matara Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay in this guesthouse! I will never forget this place, we had our best time in Sri Lanka there. The rooms are cute, the staff is friendly, and the food is delicious (especially the grilled fish)! Thank you very much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had a great vacation through this hotel calm place.Clean and comfortable rooms chep prices.The beach restaurant have fresh food and seafood ,the bar make cocktails by cheap prices of the "happy hour"FOOD WAS DELICIOUS.STAFF ALSO VERY FRIENDLY.This is the first place that we have a great vacation.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

+Spacious room +Breakfast included +We could bargain for a better price +Very close to the beach -Very damp and smelly room -No hot water -One morning there was no water at all -Common balcony -Construction site next door -Weak Wi-Fi connection

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Owner offered one of the "cheaper" rooms, which we asked for, but the value was really low. There was a lot of must in our bathroom, so the smell was also in our room. Not really healthy. Moreover, beds were old and far form comfortable. Although the gueasthouse is located at the beach and the owner was friendly, we changed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Basic rooms. A little run down. Not the best mattress. Didn't really rate Mirissa as a beach that much either. Maybe I'm just grumpy because I slept pretty poorly in this room. There's mad construction going on right now so don't expect a peaceful setting with the medley of angle grinders, hammers and woodsaws going off in front of your... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very cheap accommodation, pretty basic but was clean and comfy. Brilliant location-30 seconds from the beach. Restaurant is nice but staff are slow. However this appears to be the general attitude in Mirissa. Food was good. Only let down was the electric shock I received off the fan, not enough to do any damage but enough to hurt and my... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Can't comment on the food but the accommodation is very basic indeed, bordering on the austere. Untouched since built I would say. Water supply not available 100% of the time. Much better value and friendliness is to be found on the other side of the road. No real advantage to being so close to the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We eat here 6 times and always was perfect especally fish red snapper and butterfish very good bbq and salad&chips. Good price with little of negotiations. Frendly staff and cold drinks. I recommend the tomato soup and avokado salad :) Good place to eat in Mirissa beach just look to the green tables!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We ended up staying for 4 nights when we only came down for 2! Mirissa is beautiful and Sun Shine beach Inn was the perfect place to stay. Good value for money and as on the beach as you can get! They also do a excellent Jaffle for lunch to keep you going until the lovely fresh fish is available... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

the sun shine inn is the first place we stumbled upon as we got off the bus in mirissa , we also checked different hotels along the beach but evenually went back to the sun shine inn because it seemed to offer the best value. we were first shown a room downstairs - they are cheaper but rather drab -... More 

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