We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 28 Mirissa accommodations

Handagedara Resort

Harbour Road, Mirissa 22750, Sri Lanka
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Handagedara Resort to your Saves list
Handagedara Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014
J0a11 Vail, Colorado
  • Overview
  • Reviews (54)
  • Photos (15)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (5)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

54 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Me and my boyfriend have been traveling a lot around the world and me as a girl I am very pick and have high expectation for where to stay. We originally booked for 1 night only and we end up staying 2 more nights. The location is great, 3min walk to the nicer side of the beech where my boyfriend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
South Africa
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
108 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A pretty uninspiring and mundane place, though the room interiors are reasonable. The property grounds are unappealling and there is a lack of facilities like a pool. Food at breakfast was not great either - not much choice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We arrived one day earlier than booking due to a change of plans. The staff did everything they could to accommodate us and get us a room. This is indicative of the friendly, personable service we recieved throughout our stay. It's located close to mirissa beach but far enough away that you can't hear the midnight house music blaring. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We were so nicely welcommed by one of the owners in a beautifully renovated and maintained house! The welcome drink was great! We stayed in a separate building though, with a very modern decor. The floor was stone-tiled and unfortunatelly full of gravel. We also had an issue with AC as it would stop working. Despite of that, it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was by far the best place we stayed. Such a beautiful house with so many quaint and unusual touches... from the tree with birds nests in the dining area, to the fresh flowers on our bed daily, to the open air shower with the stars.. truly wonderful. The service was exceptional and better than I have had anywhere else... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Such lovely staff, priyanga couldn't have been nicer. The room was clean and really nice and cool. Breakfast was great and a special meal was organised especially for guests on New Year's Day (April, not January). Great location; just a short walk to the harbour and the beach, an all round very pleasant place!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swindon, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

A family run guest house with very special details. The bedroom we stayed in had a large 4 poster bed with mosquito nets, ac and quality bathroom. The bathroom had a partially open ceiling and is fully tiled. Bedroom has wooden flooring with nice lighting. Food was good standard all cooked freshly by staff. Lady owner Priyanga was a very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We found this guesthouse through Agoda but booked with them directly. A slight panic - when we wrote to reconfirm our booking a few days prior to our arrival, we were told that they have no more vacancies and do not seem to have a booking in our name! After a a couple of frantic emails, all was clarified, They... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Newly built so everything works. Very clean, 3 minutes walk to beach. Gardens could do with some attention compared to other guest houses, this will be part of the rennovation. One a quite road so no issue with noise. The best Sri Lankan rice and curry we had cooked from fresh. Also the owners would do anything to make our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Handagedara Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Handagedara Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Handagedara Resort

Address: Harbour Road, Mirissa 22750, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your Handagedara Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

15 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (10)
Dining (1)
View from room (1)
Bathroom (1)
Room/suite (2)
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (6)
Room/suite (2)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (3)


Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
delightful example of a period house from the colonial era. Newly renovated, more than hundred years old,home of a school head master. this house features early wood work of windows doors and columns. has 5 double bed rooms and 2 single bed rooms, all with ensuite shower rooms. There are two A/c double bed rooms and two single bed rooms in the ground floor. The upper floor has three non A/c double bed rooms. There are kitchenettes in both floors for self catering. All the household equipments like refrigerator, washing machine, irons, hair dryers, coffee makers, microwave oven, etc. are available in the villa. There is a spacious garden to relax in with cup of tea. Walking distance (100m) to attractive beach of Mirrissa. Enjoy the sunset on the beach or at one of the many beachside restaurants and bars. Five minute walk to Mirrissa fishing harbour where you can find many kind of fresh see foods.You can also have a taste on fresh vegitables, a variety of tropical fruits ranging from mangoes, pineapples, bananas etc found in the area. . ... more   less 
Number of rooms

See which rooms travelers prefer