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“Unfriendly staff And dirty rooms”
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Dinu's Resort
Ranked #145 of 195 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed there only for one night. Rooms were dirty and smelly, prices expensive comparing to other accommodation. Restaurant is totally overrated, dirty dishes and rancid fish. People are not friendly at all, they look only for money. Unique plus: very close to the beach

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank silvia_a83
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

On the beach location, very good price, great dinner by the Mama of the house, friendly laid back atmosphere.
We got the second floor balcony room which is probably the best room. It was all perfect accept there was no hot water (I don't mind that in a tropical climate but some people will) and the room was simply not clean enough.
This is really too bad because unlike location, room size, etc., this is something they can improve immediately and without much cost.
If you visit: let them know about this negative aspect of an otherwise great place.

Room Tip: Second floor balcony room was great.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank R_Balboa
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

We are a family of 5 (adult children). We had a most amazing stay at Dinus. The rooms were large, the food great but most of all you could not ask for a better host than Dino. Nothing was too much trouble - he helped us organize whale watching, buy gem stones, would have done cooking classes with Mama but the Tsunami warning prevented that. Amazing support during the tsunami warning. Could not fault the place, can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank carina c
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

This is a fantastic family run guest house with basic rooms (as you would expect for the price) run but a really friendly and hospitable family. Mamma's cooking was amazing. Its in a great location. Stayed for a week.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Alice W
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We spent 3 days in MIrissa and we really enjoyed the beautiful beach and delicious fresh fishes sold on the beach.
We stayed at Dinu's resort for 3 nights and we were moderately satisfied.
We liked: the small private balcony, the close location next to the beach, the calm environment, the nice staff very keen to discuss with clients and Dinu's humor and nice breakfast
We disliked: the not very clean room with very thin matresses (basically we were sleeping on a wooden board)
Overall, quality/price ratio is very poor but we appreciate the time spent there, very restful and relax; and the fcat that Dinu's was not pushy on selling his tours.
To sum up: pleasant stay but the place and services are not worth the cost

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Valerie6991
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

There are business owners who wish to grow their business and others who are out to make a quick buck no matter the long term expense. This place falls into the second category. We were asked to pay 8000 Rupees a night for a dirty room with an air mattress, dirty sheets and dirty towels. We were not forewarned that the bed was an air mattress.This place is the very reason you bring your own towels and sheets when you travel. The promised hot water was only available in the mangy tub and there were no mosquito nets or patio as promised. It was loud early in the morning and late at night from the staff. The quoted prices were ridiculously high for everything from room to cab to whale watching- twice as much as other places on this area of the beach. The Lonely Planet praises the food but I found it below average. We left early and went elsewhere, hopefully without catching anything.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Laura D
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

A hotel with good food and ok location. But the two guys running the place are very unpleasent. They are only interested in selling you things. if you dont want to buy, they will ignore you. A shame since the rest is ok. My recommendation is to avoid

  • Stayed: January 2012
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2  Thank Granen
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Additional Information about Dinu's Resort

Address: Coparamulla, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 195 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
Price Range: $22 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dinu's Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dimus Resort is family owned and operated since 2004. They give personal service in a family friendly environment. Located right at the surf point, the guesthouse rents surfboards and snorkel gear. All room have balconies and mosquito nets, and rooms range from budget accommodations to a second floor bungalow. The home cooking here is some of the best in Sri Lanka. ... more   less 
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