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Hamsaamvilla
Reviewed November 21, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying in Hamsaam earlier this year. It is a lovely, super chilled homestay a short walk from the beautiful white sand beach, but also close walking distance to town. The rooms, while basic, are perfectly adequate, clean, and the bathroom spacious. The whole place makes you feel more as though you are at home rather than a hotel. The owner Raj is an absolute legend- super sweet, and the perfect host. His wife is also very friendly and cooks amazing food- some of the best we had in Sri Lanka. We ended up eating there every night, and the food was varied and extremely tasty.

We greatly enjoyed our time in Hamsaam, and when we left Raj even took us to the bus stop, booked us tickets and got us the best seats on the bus. Hamsaam really is the best place to stay in Batticaloa.

Room Tip: Limited number of rooms so it will pay to book in the busy season. When we first arrived he was full...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anandarajah T, Owner at Hamsaamvilla, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2013

Dear Mr.Marcel Toung and Madam Signe
How are you both, hope that your doing well , Thank you very much choosing Hamsaam Villa for your recent stay in Batticaloa(11th July 2013) we are be great full and thanks, spend your time and given good comments review to Tripadvisor from your heard. It will be great for our business.
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Thank you very much once again and hope you will choose Hamsaam Villa the next you are in Batticaloa

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Rajah

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

The charm of Hamsaamvilla is that it does not feel like a hotel or a guest house, it provides a very casual and homely environment. Located within easy access of the town, walking distance from the Kalladi bridge its the perfect base for exploring Batticaloa and its environs.

Hamsaamvilla provides basic accommodation but at a very good price. The room and attached bathrooms are spotlessly clean with modern fittings. There is also a nice seating area in the garden which is perfect for spending the evenings.

Adding to this is the great service offered. Our one regret was that we stayed only for one night and did not have time to savor the food that based on previous reviews seems to have been delicious!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed here for one night in August 2013. The rooms and bathrooms were nice and clean. A bit dark because they only have shutters on the windows (no glass) which have to stay closed if you use the AC. We stayed in two of the rooms both had one double and one single bed.
The high point of our stay was the food. We were asked what we wanted in advance and got everything we asked for and it was delicious. And I know Sri Lankan food since I am Sri Lankan! Very authentic and heaps and heaps of it.
Absolutely loved the exhaust fan's in the bathrooms. Sri Lanka needs more of these.

Room Tip: The room at the back of the house has an older AC unit that is rather loud and can only be set to hi...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

we stayed here for two nights and had such a lovely time, mainly because of the owner. He was amazing, so friendly, helpful and the perfect host. he cared so much about making sure we had the best stay and were comfortable at all times. greeted with home made lemonade upon our arrival, things just got better from there. excellent clean room, brand new bathroom with 3 shower heads!! lovely family home, delicious home cooked food, extremely generous servings!! we were stuffed each night. highly recommended, fantastic stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Anandarajah T, Owner at Hamsaamvilla, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2013

Thank you very much for gave from your heart rial comments about Hamsaam Villa.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed at Hamsaamvilla for 3 nights myself and my partner. Throughout our stay we were made to feel at home by Mr Rajah who is a lovely person and indeed a perfect host has too are his family. The guesthouse itself far outweighed our expectations we had. It is a great place, A place you will want to come back to. The guesthouse house itself has a lovely garden, clean dining area, rooms which are spotlessly clean and very modern as too the bathroom which is heaven after a long journey. Great showers, toilet facility etc. Altogether a western standard hotel in Sri lanka at a great price. Food which is served is very tasty and would highly recommend.Great location and town easily accessible by walking or a tuk tuk. Beach 5 mins walk. Needless to say Mr Rajah loves to help and advise as he does know his stuff. I would definitely recommend this guesthouse to any traveler to Batticloa

Room Tip: I would recommend AC rooms as the nights do get a little hot. Try the food.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

My girlfriend & I stayed here for just the one night last week & loved every minute of it. The rooms are immaculately cleaned with good AC & ample spaced bathrooms, containing amenities you would expect to find in an upmarket hotel.

We were greeted with a warm smile by Anandarajah & his wife upon arrival & throughout our stay, they remained efficient, kind & always welcoming towards us & happy to help & guide us when needed. We were leaving at an extremely early time & they still provided a very tasty breakfast which was amazing, especially the coconut sambal which was the best we found in Sri Lanka! We really wish we had eaten dinner here the evening before, as I'm sure it would also have been to an equally high level.

If you’re staying in Batticaloa, then Hamsaam Villa is the place to stay. Don’t delay, book today.

Room Tip: There are only 3 rooms which are all of the same high quality.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

If your looking for a bed and breakfast kind of place, this is it. The rooms and washrooms are unbelievably clean, the A/C works well and the food is really good. The beds are good and do the job. As the other posts suggest, Mr Anandarahaj (care taker) will go out of his way to make your trip special.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank keith M
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Additional Information about Hamsaamvilla

Address: 35 1a, New Dutch Bar Road | Kallady, Batticaloa 30000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Batticaloa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Batticaloa
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hamsaam Villa is a small, Friendly and secure guest house with a family atmosphere at Kallady.Which is 5mts. drive from the Batticaloa town. The surrounding neighborhood is quiet, safe and is within easy reach of both the beach and the lagoon. Facilities like breakfast, lunch and dinner available at the request the guests.The popular Passikudah beach is only 30mts. drive from our guest house. Arrangements also can be made to site see other places of interest. We are tendering our efficient service to the entire satisfaction of our Foreign and local guest for the last two years. ... more   less 

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