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Calidan Guest House

Sunanda Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #23 of 51 Specialty Lodging in Mirissa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Calidan is a comfortable and clean base to go whale watching, or enjoy the beaches and surfing in Mirissa. It is comfortable, beds OK and showers hot. For the price, it was good value. The beach is only 100m away, and the harbour 500m away. It is worth speaking directly to the boat captains, you will get a much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 5 days on a recent trip to SL and enjoyed it so much we came back for the last 3 days of our stay also. For the price its a real bargain with lovely hosts where nothing is too much trouble. The free breakfasts are excellent, book an authentic Sri Lankan version the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I absolutely hate to give such a bad review but...If I had not pre-paid/non refundable on Agoda I would have left soon after arrival. While I agree with the other guests that the people are friendly enough they have however completely given up on care of the "hotel" and it's grounds. The room itself while it appeared clean had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Normal guesthouse rooms were clean and nice. Price was really good. Location is perfect, so close to beach. The best part is the family who owns the place! So friendly and smiley people. I can recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We spent 2 nights here in high season and were very happy with our stay. We paid 4000rlk per night for a big room for 3 people, with our own bathroom, fan, towels and WiFi. The hosts were even nice enough to come pick us up with our luggage from the bus stop for free (though it's not far to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My partner and I stayed at Calidan for a few days. The guesthouse was in an ideal location- just a few minutes walk from the beach yet far enough away to escape the busy beach scene. The owner and his wife were helpful and friendly and breakfast each morning was very good. Our room, on the ground floor, was incredibly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed 4nights there and we liked it. The rooms are really basic but ok, it's really cheap so it's a really good value for mirissa!! We arrive in middle of renovation so wifi was not working and many time electricity cut but they fix everything really quick!! The family is really nice. The only problem was on the morning,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Spent 3 nights here for a very good price. At first we had booked one room for four people, however realised on arrival they expected 3 of us to sleep in one (very large) bed! We decided to split ourselves over two rooms instead for 3000 ruppees rather than 2500, so only 1500R for a double room. The rooms were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We are staying the night there. The owner is nice, even if he doesn't understand many words in English! But the beds were wet, we had only a little light, and only one mosquito net for three. The room is full of mosquitos! But the good thing is that it is close to the beach (30 sec walking) and to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When we were here it was off season and the place was pretty messy. The owner Kasun said he was renovating but i don't think they actually were. Our room was clean though, comfortable bed and a mosquito net that we didn't use. We had non A/C room which was fine except the fan was useless. Good location though for... More 

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