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.
- 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