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“Whale Watching in Mirissa” 4 of 5 stars
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Mandara Boutique Resort
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   416 A Pelena Mirissa, Mirissa 81700, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Mirissa
Mirissa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Whale Watching in Mirissa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We opted to stay at Mandara Boutique Resort as part of a 17 day tour of Sri Lanka. We were recommended to go whale watching and Mirissa is a great area to take a whale watching trip. Mandara is set alongside the beach, with a great view of the sea. We were given a spectacular room at the top of the property which looked out across the ocean - the windows provided an almost floor to ceiling panoramic view - just fantastic. The bathroom was huge with a walk in shower and a massive jacuzzi tub. The amenities (shower gel etc could do with some improvements). The welcome was wonderful - we were given beautiful welcome necklaces made of flowers and the staff were wonderful. The breakfast was good - there was the usual choice of cereal, and hot and cold buffet. We did not eat at the property in the evening as we wanted to go out and experience Sri Lankan food outside of the hotel. The property could do with some updating - the restaurant area needs modernising and the pool could do with some work - but the room made our stay,

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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mumbai
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Property is newly constructed and have all sort of facilities what a traveler wants. Room is spacious and bath tub is of king size. The Pool and beach is super. At the time of our visit the staff in the hotel are very good and helpful. Many a time they volunteered to show us the near by places of tourist interest including snack park.

The Food though good but we are not that satisfied hence we customized the same with the help of the chef.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The staff at Mandara are attentive to every detail - the food is delicious (and very fresh) and the decor is tastefully arranged!
The head waiter and the chef make eating here a culinary AND social experience.
If only they could control the weather as well they would provide the perfect break.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Mandara resort is located on the beach with some senic views and is a well kept property. The rooms are ok but the sidetable next to the beds is a tragedy waiting to happen.the sidetables are constructed in a way in which the electrical connections i.e switches are fitted on to it and the back of it is open, i was genuinely scared for my 3 year old son who was the first to discover it. Their tiny hands could easily go in and could get shocked. I got this to the attention of the hotel staff and they did help us out immediately but the tables remained. So needless to say my eyes were on my son throughout the stay. The restaurants ok and their presentation of the food is excellent but the staff seem to be new and know little english. I had a difficult time explaining what i want from a particular dish in the end giving up and letting him decide. However the staff are courteous and are always willing to help. The F & B manager from the restaurant was specially helpful. However this hotel need to vastly improve their staff and perhaps needs to improve the look and the safety aspects of their rooms.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

My family and I visited The Mandara Hotel for two nights. We had an excellent stay. The staff, all memebers included provided us with exceptional service. They were cordial, ever pleaset, and always willing to help.
Manoj, and his staff made our stay a very comfortable one. The resort is quiet. It is veryrelaxing and serene. They went above and beyond their call of duty to accomadate our every need.
The food is scrumptious, the rooms very clean and comfortable,
We will definitely return to Manadara Mirrissa.Thank you again for a memorable stay!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

we were in Mandara Resort Hotel the last 3 days of our holidays,they offer the best service, very friendly staff,beautiful place, clean and very comfortable rooms.
we enjoy the kindness and all information the Resident manager was giving us.
If we come to Sri Lanka for sure we will visit this place once again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

There were many nice things about this place such as the friendly staff (although a little 'in your face' at times, and a bit ridiculous that you have to keep signing for stuff you take from the minibar on a daily basis) and the rooms being nice and the privacy of the place, however this resort is just too quiet and there is nothing else nearby within walking distance....it lacks atmosphere. The food menu is also very limited, and the transport that the hotel lays on is both unreliable and overpriced. The gym is also very basic and not worth a visit. Also, this hotel isn't actually in Mirissa but is at the far end of Weligama.

I would go to Sri Lanka again but I would opt for stay somewhere a bit livelier next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mandara Boutique Resort

Address: 416 A Pelena Mirissa, Mirissa 81700, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Mirissa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mandara Boutique Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest small luxury/boutique hotel - Mandara Resort at Mirissa Weligama. Overlooking famous Read Cliff Mountains and Mirissa Bay with a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean, Mandara Resort lets you leave all worldly cares behind. The rooms are fully equipped with satellite TV, DVD player and home theater systems, safety lockers, AC, rooms with jacuzzi, rooms with private plunge pools. Swimming pool with fiber optic lighting, restaurant, bar and gymnasium with state of the art equipment to keep you fit, Wi-Fi facility. With its en-suite concept of accommodation, Mandara Resort offers you luxury of delectable food prepared by our chefs to suit your biological cycle with the choice of both international and local cuisine and wines to complement your palate. Our staff would serve your food in the place of your choice(garden, in room, under the shade of Panda muss). ... more   less 
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