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Kirinda Beach Resort
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Excellent bedroom and bathroom with its homely and comfortable atmosphere. It is situated in the most amazing location and the service is impeccable. Transports you to another place and time. With its scenic beauty and breath-taking beach front. Kirinda Beach resort is a place which is perfect for all ages.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed at the Kirinda Beach resort in January 2013 for just 4 days - I wish we could have stayed longer!

The resort is set in a beautiful location off the beaten track with what are essentially two private beaches either side as there are no other resorts around - bliss! The beaches are beautiful and are fantastic for body boarding, and the hotel keeps some body boards for guests to use free of charge. In addition the hotel keeps some bicycles for guests to explore the neighbouring villages free of charge. I would advise you to do this as it is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the local wildlife and also wave to some friendly locals as you pass by.

The hotel chalets are extremely comfortable, all mod cons are available whilst still feeling a sense of living with minimal impact on the environment. The food is very nice but what made the Kirinda Beach resort so special for us was the very excellent and personal service you receive from the staff. By the time we left we felt like we were saying goodbye to some friends rather than employees of the resort.

I would strongly recommend this resort if you are looking for a beautiful tropical island getaway, and also if you are interested in seeing lots of wildlife during your stay. We took a safari into Yala national park and it was a highlight of our trip. We travelled around the island during our couple of weeks in Sri Lanka but Kirinda was by far the best place we visited for accessing nature and observing the wildlife.

I would absolutely come back to this resort one day, and I don't say that about many hotels!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Hannah K
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

We decided to stay in Kirinda because of its close proximity to Yala Park. On arrival we were welcomed by Dilan Fernando who along with the rest of the staff made our stay in Kirinda truly unforgettable. After travelling for 10 days around Sri Lanka, we were very surprised to discover the fresh linen and towels in our rooms, mini fridge and TV! The staff entertained and spoiled us all the time (coconut drinks every day,the chef cooking "customised" dishes just for us). The manager organised a romantic dinner for us with candles by the pool. Dilan organised all our trips (including Yala Safari) as well our taxi to our next destination for a very competitive price. Please ask how to get to the nearby virgin beach (approx 10 min walk) - stunning!
We would recommend this place to anybody who happens to be in Sri Lanka. We will definitely be back!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: We were staying in "FROG", which was a beautiful chalet. all of them are located on the be...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Annawielga
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

If you are looking for a small genuine hotel with good personal service Kiranda Beach Resort is for you! Right by the beach with beautiful settings. A nice high located pool with spectacular views of the ocean and surronding area.
The hotel is perfectly situated for safari trips to Yalla and other nature reserves.
/ Felix & Joakim, Sweden

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank FelixSthlm
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Had an amazing stay in this beautiful resort right on the beach in Kirinda and the best thing was it wasn't swamped with tourists!
The Chalets were lovely - like small wood cabins, while not air conditioned the ceiling fan was sufficient and the room was well protected from mosquitoes.
The food was great, while they offered many European dishes, we opted for mostly the Sri Lankan choices.
But what made the holiday was the amazing staff, in particular Dillan Sanchee who friendly welcoming and smiling from the moment he met us ( and not in the "Im going to sell you something" way!! ) . He told us all about the area and the best places to go. He also organised a number of trips for us (with out slapping on the typical Sri Lanka commission) in particular The Safari was amazing.
We asked him a lot of questions about the various religions in Sri Lanka and the political upheavals. He was forthcoming and candid. He is obviously well educated and how he is not managing the place is beyond me.
Despite what an number of websites say it is safe to swim on the beach - you have to know the safe spot. Just ask Dillan he will show you and the water is lovely and warm!

Room Tip: All the rooms looked good.Any problems just ask to talk to Dillan !
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank hungdinger
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Kirinda is close to a few attractions around deep down south. Kataragama temple is about 45 minutes away drive time one way. Yala National park is about 20-25 minutes away drive time one way. And the Kirinda temple on the cliff is a historically significant temple too. It is setting with boulders, makes it s simple, small beautiful temple by the sea.

The eco lodge was good. The bed was a king size bed, but strangely rather high. Probably if you have a young child who might topple over - better to ask for a cot for sure! It was value for money - with coffee and tea sachets available in the room. Room. and bathroom was clean and neat.

The food was ok. Nothing spectacular but is generaly ok. The pool was been chlorinated when we were there so we cannot comment on the state of it. We liked the eco setting overall. And it helps that drivers are looked after.

The room has a hotel information leaflet at it mentions some free amenities but the staff seems to be unaware of them (like fishing for example - we asked for a fishing rod - and staff looked perplexed!) We did not have time to cycle - but recommend trying that if you have time - to get a good southern village feel.

The hotel feels safe, comfortable, relaxing atmosphere and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Try asking for a room nearer the beach if you like the sound of the waves! Unfortuantely I forgot t...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank DilSL
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Let's start with the positives, the location is perfect, on the beach and very close to Yala national park. The environment was nice, and you can have a nice hike around the hotel grounds.

The swimming pool is nice designed on bip poles so that you have a view over the sea, but unfortunately the water is not very clean, and for small children it is too dangerous near the entrence, because there is no boarder near the stairs.

The restaurant was good, and they made nice breakfast for on the way if you are doing a safari.

Because it is an eco lodge, the cabins are all very open, the downside is that a lot of insects (and even a big mouse) are in the room all the time. We spend 3 nights, and because they don't clean the rooms it went worse every day.

The muskito nets are available, but make the bed very small, as a european, it was not nice to lay in the nets, but we had no option because of the insects.

While taking a shower we killed at least 10 muskito's per time...

Overall, nice location, even though you cannot swim in the sea because it is too rough, but a bit too basic for what they are selling it for.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Nidangalawella Road, Kirinda 82614, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Kirinda
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Ranked #6 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Kirinda
Price Range: $49 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kirinda Beach Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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