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“Exellent place to stay in the Beach”
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Sunset Hotel
Ranked #134 of 194 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 10, 2014

WOW...The best place to relax and its a small hotel, but very Luxury. Nice rooms with great sea view, Swimming Pool. Great food and Lovely service. Can sleep very well. They have whale watching boats. you should try it. I had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for four nights in a deluxe room. View & private balcony right on the beach fantastic but bathroom quite dirty & slimy floors. The staff were wonderful & happy to help in anyway they could. Breakfast was pretty basic & standard. Communal areas tatty & a bit dirty. However we loved the location & view & had a great time - the staff are great & its an i credible spot if you're happy to put up with a little grime!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I booked hotel and airport transfer online.
Didn't realise the reservation is made with Lakpura Travel the hotel management do not accept responsibility for your booking and in case of difficulty will not help until they contact Lakpura.
There are a lot of staff but only manager has the ability to get anything done it took four visits to front desk before my booking was confirmed after contacting Lakpura.
Tried to arrange my prepaid transfer for Mondays flight on Sunday but manager was unwilling to book a taxi until confirmed with Lakpura whose office opened approx 08:30 monday taxi arrives 9:45 made it to airport but with considerable stress.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Great location directly on the beach. Fantastic view. We got upgraded room with a/c, TV. Free Wi-Fi in restaurant area. Nice ocean front pool. Friendly stuff, ready to help. About 10 min by car to the nearest surf spot at Weligama beach.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our driver brought us here, insisting that we give it a look. We were looking for a room with three beds to accommodate both ourselves and two children. After we turned down a decent room by the pool we were offered room 103 on the top floor, which could probably be described as an apartment. We had three double beds, loads of room, a kitchen with tea and coffee and a mini bar!!!!! There was also a balcony with a comfy bean bag chair and great views.
The hotel is on the main road, so the first night we could hear the traffic, but subsequent nights slept through the road noise. There was a good sized bathroom, with the toilet pointing towards the sea right by the window. Great. The water was always hot.
The swimming pool was an unexpected bonus, right on the beach. The sun beds were on their last legs, but good enough for and hour or two in the sun.
Although swimming off the beach looked a little dangerous right outside the hotel, it was great in either direction - fun waves to the right, calmer to the left.
The breakfast was ok, and although I can understand some people may be put off by the flies, it wasn't a problem for me or my family. I felt the staff were trying their hardest to please.
Overall this is a tired hotel that is very basic in many ways. But it is not expensive. You could pay more and you might get better. You could pay less, but unlikely to get a swimming pool on the beach. It's a backpacker haunt that has evolved into something a little better but has gone as far as it's likely to go. It is well suited to Mirissa, and I would definitely return here on my next visit to Mirissa.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Thank you so much for the warm hospitality. We had an amazing lunch with lots of sri lankan food in it. Fish curry was so delicious. I am sure this
Is one of the best place to take a good vacation who like to watch sunset and whales.

Thank you again.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

At first sight, the hotel and the room they showed us seemed ok for staying a night, although staff seemed anxious but quite overstrained, and the hotel all in all is somewhat very run-down. On closer inspection, the room was extremely dearty and uncleaned (sand under the bad, pubic hair on the toilet, beard hair on the linen, just to mention a few), so that we were happy we only had booked for one night. All in all, the 4500 Rupies they charged us for the "semi-luxury double" including breakfast were bad value-for-money.

The missing cleanliness of the place in general and the short glance into the kitchen we could have made us dine outside. Probably also a good decision since a group of young russians partied hard at the pool and restaurant area directly in front of the rooms. The breakfast we took the next morning at the hotel (average, bread and jam, some fruits) did not have any major negative consequences, however.

In a nutshell: If you otherwise have to sleep on the road, its ok. Otherwise move on, Mirissa is a great place to stay, and they offer great places to do so as well.

One star for the direct beach location, one for the good weather.

Room Tip: Other guests chose to relocate to Palm Villa nearby, which seems to be a good place to stay.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Galle/Matara Road, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
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Ranked #134 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
Price Range: $53 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunset Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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