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Kadolana Guest House
Ranked #127 of 192 Mirissa B&B and Inns
Portsmouth
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

We stayed as a family of 6 over New Year 2012! We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We would recommend the Yoga which was excellent on my birthday morning (which funnily enough was the yoga teacher's birthday to!) which was taken in the beautiful gardens at the front of the guest house. Would definitely recommend this guest house to all although beware of the cold showers it was a bit of a shock at first !!! Thanks for a wonderful stay,

Mirissa is fantastic and the blue whale watching the highlight of our holiday.

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Reviewed January 14, 2012

You might think you want to stay right on the beach... until you discover this gorgeous guesthouse-come-homestay. It is just a short amble from the beautiful but touristy strip of beach (calm, clear water, clean sand and probably just a few too many cafes) but it feels like the heart of Sri Lanka.

Jagath and his family are sensitive hosts (Mum, Gamage, makes divine curries) and their home is surrounded by small plots dotted with friendly locals, monkeys, monitors (like goannas), exotic birds and more. The rooms are clean and as Spartan as most places like this is Sri Lanka (don't be scared off by no hot water - it takes no time getting used to when the weather's so hot). A mosquito net goes some way to staving off the bites but Kadolana Guesthouse is right by a canal so they come pretty thick here - I'd recommend good quality repellant too.

Staying here was a major highlight in our trip!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2011

We stayed for five days at Kadolana Guest House and enjoyed all the best of being in the 'jungle' yet only five minutes' walk from the fabulous Mirissa beach with a range of bars and restaurants. The guest house is a large colonial-style house set in a lovely garden. To find it, take the turning away from the beach near the bridge in the middle of Mirissa, next to a food stand. When the path forks, take the right fork and walk along the path for five minutes. The river will join you on your left.

Jagath and his family are truly kind and hospitable people and made us feel very welcome. We ate breakfast there every day and an evening meal is available on request, but we often went to eat at the beach, since it's such a rare luxury for us! All the rooms are ensuite and spotlessly clean and the beds were comfortable. There is a large covered porch area to sit and eat, and chat with the family and other travellers, and further sitting areas inside the house to chill out and read. It was so relaxing and charming, we didn't want to leave.

Although there are houses in the forest, there is plenty of wildlife too - peacocks in the tops of the palms, monkeys chattering in the trees and water monitors gliding along the river. We enjoyed spotting exotic birds, and went for a number of walks along the network of little paths, cameras at the ready. Once Jagath and his children discovered that we were interested in wildlife, they showed us lots of creatures that we would never have spotted. It was a truly special stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kadolana Guest House
Address: Shawani | Udupila, Mirissa 81740, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
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Ranked #127 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in Mirissa
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