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Anawasal - Kalpitiya - Building
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9.5 Excellent (101 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Anawasal offers lagoon front accommodation and daily yoga classes in Kalpitiya. Free private parking is available on site. It is located at a-minute walk away from a kite surfing school where you can rent equipment and learn how to kite surf. Yoga classes are available at an extra cost. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as snorkelling, seasonal dolphin watching and lagoon boat tours. The property offers free use of kayak, stand up paddle board and bicycles. Bandaranaike International Airport is 143 km from the property.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We were three weeks in Sri Lanka at the end of June 2019 and spent two nights at Anawasal. The resort is amazing and the perfect place to relax and do some kite surfing. We had a beautiful cabana with an outdoor bathroom, everything was very clean. The whole area is very well maintained and you can use the kayak and the SUP-board for free. The lagoon is right outside the door and the pool is a perfect refreshment after a hot day at the beach. You can go the beach by bike (40 minutes) or by Tuk Tuk (15 minutes). We had breakfast and dinner at Anawasal and were very happy with the delicious food. Unfortunately the manager was not at the hotel and the staff´s english is not the best, so there was not that much communication. But we had a good conversation with Shibi, the founder of Anawasal through WhatsApp. It is an amazing hideaway and the perfect place for people who like to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.
Cons: _ the bed was a bit hard - staff could speak a bit more english to avoid misunderstandings
7.9 Good
Pros: Really lovely!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: In 1 word: HEAVEN! This is the kind of place you see in commercials... We stayed here our last night in Sri Lanka, but boy, was this relaxing! Perfect spot, fantastic garden and pool. Lovely pier. Very photogenic place and area. Really TOP!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay at Anawasal was absolutely delightful. We choose Kalpitiya for kitesurfing and wanted to combine relaxation with it. We could not have made a better decision. Anawasal feels like a little oasis at the end of the world. The food was the best we enjoyed during our Sri Lanka trip and prepared fresh and with love every day. I had the pleasure of being able to have a look into their kitchen and to see how much effort goes into preparing Sri Lankan cuisine. Definitely make sure you participate in one if Shibi's (the owner) yoga classes. She is a fantastic teacher who pays a lot attention to every participant. She also helped us organising the rest of our trip and and gave us helpful tips and recommendations. Shibi and her team are absolutely amazing! Wish we could have stayed longer and can not wait to come back!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, the design, the tranquility, the swimming pool, the sunsets, the friendliness of staff, the helpfulness of staff, pretty much perfect stay. Thank you.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The place was beautiful and very clean with a really chill vibe to it. The staff was super nice and really helpful. We were welcomed with fresh coconuts. They cooked us amazing food. We only stayed there one night so we had no chance to try the yoga classes or kite surf deal they have with the place next door. Other detail, they are environmental conscious and try to limit their plastic use, hence you receive fresh mineral water into glass bottles. I would definitely recommend the place!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Sibi the owners was fantastic and helpfull. The food was the best of sri lanka. The place is so quiet and relaxed. In 2 days is was far away from my work. Thank you sibi and staff Pieter and Anke
Cons: Less musquito's round the bed
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Shibi takes care of her guests like best friends. Taxi transport from Airport to the hotel was best organized, as well as trips to the National Park and other beaches. Staff was great! Our stay was awesome! Excellent breakfast and dinner! We would go there again.
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is beautiful right at the top of the peninsula and next to a kite school that brings you by boat to the beaches where you can practice Kitesurfing. Also, and most importantly, the staff is 100% dedicated to make sure you have a pleasant stay.
Cons: The Staff at the place is very friendly, so make sure you tell them all the expectations you have and they will make a big effort to satisfy them. If you are quite and do not let them know you may not be not so well attended just for not speaking up.
Dolphin Wadiya - Kalpitiya - Outdoors view
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9.4 Excellent (83 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at dolphin wadiya in Kalpitiya, you'll be near the beach and 6 minutes by car from Kalpitiya Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Harsha is an excellent host. His property is a gem among the rest of the properties in the Kite surfing area. The property has some amazing views of the lagoon and the sea. You can easily walk to the lagoon by just opening the gate and during the morning you can walk right to the middle of the lagoon with no issues. If you are looking for an amazing place for the best value and an excellent host then Dolphin Wadiya is the best.
Cons: I would have booked more days
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We really loved our stay here, Harchan (the host) is so kind he asked us every time he was going to the village if we needed something, he let us use his bicycles and scooter, he gave us a lot of recommandations about things to do here around... The place is very peaceful with a big garden hamac and the view on the sea. For the breakfast you can ask what you would like to eat, we stayed 2 nights and he offered us 2 different good local food breakfast.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The host was super nice!. We were there beginning of August to see the dolphins but it appeared that it was not the right time so we didn’t go. But since Our host was very helpful he recommended other things to do in the area. He also made sure we had everything we needed. Would highly recommend his place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is just awesome! He's social, friendly and easy going. Dolphin is location right on the shore and you will see an amazing sunset from there. Breakfast is really good, my room was clean and had an amazing outdoor shower. I could unfortunately just stay there one night but I'd extend if I could, just so I could spend some time at the guesthouse
Cons: can't come up with one bad thing
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was nice and the surroundings were calm
Cons: Place needs to be cleaner
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Calm environment and awesome staff!
Cons: Can be cleaner...
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Basic but beautiful beachside bungalow. You’ll feel like you’re on a paradise island. There is a swimmable beach that you access via Kitesurfing Lanka entrance — a short ride by bicycle, which Harshan let me borrow. He also went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and pick up anything I need from Kalpitiya town. I also recommend getting a rice and curry meal from the family owned shop down — the best!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great... The owner was so kind with us, he brought us to the city to buy some food..very kind !
Nethu Villa - Kalpitiya
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9.3 Excellent (81 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a terrace and views of the garden, Nethu Villa is set in Kalpitiya. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Certain rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find babysitting service at the property. Dolphin watching tours can be arranged. The area is popular for snorkelling, bird watching, kite surfing and diving.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner and has son made sure everything was perfect. They made an excellent dinner en breakfast. We had dinner 2 times. We had a room without airco but didn't really need it at night eventhough it was 35 degrees during the day. Really good value for the money and great hospitality. And we loved all the wild animals around.
Cons: There is not much around. But we chilled at Blue Whale Resort for 500 a day per person by a great swimming pool.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The surroundings of this place are perfect, on a little piece of land off the road. We stayed in a self-built wooden little house, extremely beautiful and comfortable! The owner and his son are lovely: very friendly and hospitable, showing us around to the beach, drinking coffee with us, and helping us with the rest of our trip. I would highly recommend staying here!
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staying at Nethu villa is a unique experience. The little house is very traditional and gives a real sri lankan experience. The owner of Nethu villa is a really lovely person. He does everything to make you feel at home. He cuts fresh coconuts for you straight out of the trees and makes lovely breakfasts. We stayed at his place during the terrorist attacks. He made us feel very safe. He even made us dinner because it was difficult to go out on the streets during that time. For us this was the best place in Sri lanka.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really loved my stay in Nethu Villa. Breakfast was absolutely delicious!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely simple hideaway a few mins from beach. Lovely home cooked food from Jagath and son..
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The family was lovely and cooked our evening meal and breakfast which was absolutely amazing. Our room was clean and comfortable. Thank you very much for our stay :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food was awesome the dinner and the included breakfast, one of my best meals I've ever eaten. The room is clean and you can relaxe in their beautiful garden in a hammock or in comfortable chairs. The owner and his son are very lovely and kind. The beach is close and very romantic. I love this place and I would like to come again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The area is really nice !! The beach is at just 10 min by walk and the road is amazing. Plus, the garden is clean and nice. The owner took care of us like nobody! He is so generous, ready to do anything for you. We share lot of things together, we fished, talked, laughted,... We asked him to ride us by tuktuk to a beach and he accepted and with really good price. For the dinner, he rided us to a delicious restaurent, and brang us back to our room for free. Also, the breakfast is delicious. Such a good adress! He became our friend !
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality and the wooden cabana. If you like a relaxed time stay here. We've stayed three nights
Cons: Nothing
Wind Blend Kite Resort - Kalpitiya - Outdoors view
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9.5 Excellent (41 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Wind Blend Kite Resort in Kalpitiya, you'll be near the beach and 6 minutes by car from Alankuda Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was very nice.
Cons: At night, mouses ate from our cookies
10.0 Excellent
Pros: beautifully furnished and private cabanas, the food was divine and staff friendly and helpful
Cons: cold water showers only. perfect when sunny but when rainy a little warm water would be nice
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We started our vacation in Sri Lanka at Windblend and it definitely put us in the holiday mood! All of the staff were extremely welcoming and did their upmost best to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible. We enjoyed a few days of kiting, as well as a cooking lesson and a local Ayurvedic massage. Would highly recommend if you plan to stay in this area. The food is also excellent and very varied and totally fresh. Wishing them all the best for the future!
Cons: Nothing!! It was a pleasure to stay there!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely location in beautiful gardens with fresh fruit and veg growing on site. Very good value for money and the staff are really friendly. Food was amazing and abundant. Highly recommend if staying in Kalpitiya. The cabins were also amazing and the outdoor shower was great.
Cons: The WiFi wasn’t the best but this wasn’t a huge issue for us. Also it can be quite noisy early in the morning (call to prayer, children playing, birds etc.) but this is to be expected being in a village.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a place to feel comfortable immediately. Huts with outdoor shower and small terrasse are cosy and clean and provide privacy. Food is tasty. Staff team is very attentive and smart.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: If you wanna kitesurf at kappalady lagoon, its just a short walk away. The style of the resort blends very well with its surroundings. The staff is great, they did everything they could to make us feel at home, thanks Dileep, Suddath and Chef.
Cons: Like other people said there is a mesquite that you can hear early in the morning for about two minutes. 2% fee when paying with credit card.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: it was the highlight of our holiday! the food,the people,especially the room and the resort by itself. ten out of ten! the flair of the resort is just amazing. dileep the manager helped us with everything we needed,even with my backproblems
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room and a beautiful place. Very nice and helpfull hosts. Food was absolutely amazing.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was amazing, great food, nice cabanas
Cons: Could be slightly closer to the beach
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Elements Beach & Nature Resort in Kalpitiya, you'll be on the beach and 9 minutes by car from Alankuda Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very beautiful secluded resort with private villas. Good sri lankian food.
Cons: Staff didnt know much about festivities in the surrounding area. Bycycles for rent very expensive.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: The only improvement would be air conditioning
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The place is fully included in the nature. The swimming pool. The animals. The closeness to the beach and the kit surf area. The massage that was therapeutic one, focusing on solving issues. The kit surf sessions. The restaurant buffet! People that are working there are very nice
Cons: Distance from the airport. The quality of the mattress. The light coming in the bedroom
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Uniquely built cabanas with natural resources. Well and beautifully designed. Staff were very friendly specially the manager Mr. Samitha. The chef was friendly and the food was very nice.
Cons: Due to the rain there were mosquitoes all over the place and the roads were muddy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff is really helpful and is always looking for solutions to adapt to your specific requirements. Site is awesome with full of nature, lagune on one site and ocean on the other site, we couldn’t expect better. I did Kitesurfing on both side with two amazing coaches. During that time along with my wife my two kids enjoyed the gorgeous swimming pool just in front of the beach. We wondered about security after the dramatic attacks, really no issue, we don’t feel any insecurity, we had only one quick eyes control on the way from airport. I really recommend this hotel.
Cons: None
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Although a bit difficult to find late at night (when using Google maps), excellent remote location, next to beach and lagoon. Great, secluded and romantic cabine with outdoor shower. Nice swimming pool! Friendly and attentive staff. Good food, prepared with care and attention. At our request and to our satisfaction transport to our next location and trip to Wilpattu national park were arranged for. It is that our travel plans did not allow for a longer stay otherwise for sure we would have stayed a few days longer of what seemed excellent kite surfing (conditions).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place to be situated between lagoon and beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We have just spent 4 nights at Elements and it was truly amazing!! The accommodation, food, staff, location, activities... everything was wonderful! We booked out one of the cabanas which was beautiful and let’s you get back to nature! You can fall asleep to the sound of the waves and wake to the birds singing in the palm trees. Truly paradise. All staff were so friendly as well and helped us sort out transport and activities so easily! We have left feeling truly chilled . :) We will be back!!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: My wife and I had our expectations exceeded during our stay at this gorgeous paradise. The rooms were everything and more. Our bed was incredibly comfy and spacious, equipped with a gorgeous and effective mosquito net and multiples fans to keep us comfortable throughout the night. The outdoor shower was such a treat! We cannot say enough about the staff at the resort - always smiling and so welcoming, ready to answer all our questions and assist us with any activities we wished to try. Our Safari experience was booked by the resort, taking care of arranging everything, even providing us with a vegan take-away breakfast. We are so grateful to have participated in the yoga class during sunset led by a qualified yoga instructor - we highly recommend this experience! We wished to have stayed longer so to try the other activities offered. The food throughout or stay was DELICIOUS and so nutritious! We are plant-based and had no trouble eating most of the foods available - but no worries to all fish, meat, egg and dairy lovers - there’s plenty of variety for all to enjoy. We particularly enjoyed how private this resort was, as they do not have too many villas, keeping the resort private and exclusive. We will definitely return as we would love to share this paradise with our family and friends. If you have managed to come across this resort and are deciding to book or not - trust me, you want this experience!! It feels very VIP at and incredible rate - truly special! Thank you to all the staff for welcoming us to your paradise. We will see you in the future! ;)
Salt Bay Kite and Dive Resort - Kalpitiya - Building
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9.1 Excellent (115 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Salt Bay Kite and Dive Resort features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Kalpitiya. Featuring a tour desk, this property also provides guests with a children's playground. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The hotel offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Salt Bay Kite and Dive Resort offers a terrace. You can play darts and mini-golf at the accommodation, and bike hire and car hire are available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thusitha was the friendliest host ever. His resort is beautiful and so relaxing. He made us special (delicious!!) vegan breakfast and dinners, and went above and beyond to make all his guests happy and fix whatever is needed. All the girls working there were also really friendly. So are the dogs. I loved the bathroom which was outdoors, the greatest shower I have ever had. There is not much going on around the resort, except the beach, but it’s absolutely not needed because you have all you need at Salt bay. The beaches are almost empty and it’s so quiet there. Amazing atmosphere, would recommend everyone to go here for a relaxing holiday.
Cons: Everything was perfect! It was sad leaving because we enjoyed it so much.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location, the breakfast, the huts and the atmosphere
Cons: It was noisy. Too close to the road
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Top top place. Beautiful cabana in a lovely and peaceful setting. Very close to a long sandy beach - perfect for a sunset stroll. The owner is very friendly and helpful. He has a big heart. The food was delicious (BBQ seafood was the best we ate in Sri Lanka and it was a very reasonable price). Breakfast was delicious too (and a huge portion) 2 mins walk to the departure point for the dolphin boat trip. We saw 7 killer whales! We will return one day.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had booked for 2 nights and ended up staying for 5 because we loved the place so much...! Says it all!! We basically liked everything: the simple but beautiful huts with wood and palm leaves, the open-air bathroom, the couch outside to chill, the relaxed atmosphere with coconut trees and sand everywhere, the helpful and kind staff...
Cons: Nothing! Unfortunately Tusitha was away during our stay for an emergency so we couldn't taste his amazing bbqs but we'll be back!
6.7 Good
Pros: Food was good and the portions were large The staff were friendly and the owner spoke English well The Wifi signal was strong and the speed was good (some of the time)
Cons: The bungalows were a little small and too "rustic" for me My shower had really low water pressure and there wasn't any hot water but that was fine most of the time as the weather was very hot The bed had a thin mattress
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Power sockets placed in correct locations for amenities and very efficient room layout!
Cons: The mixed bed dormitory's toilet could have been little clean and tide!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner is extremely friendly and easy-going adding to the overall very relaxed vibe at the property. We ordered food several times for lunch and dinner which was always excellent. The beach is in walking distance (although you might have to go further for some shade)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The service and smiles were wonderfull. Cabins were great and location was close to the beach. The host arranged dive activity.
Overview Reviews
Ocean View Beach Resort - Kalpitiya has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Kalpitiya. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. The hotel offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about our stay at Ocean View was wonderful. We spent just over two weeks there. The staff go above and beyond, the breakfast and dinners are solicitous and varied, rooms are reasonably priced, spacious and clean. The lagoon is about a 25min walk if you want to go kitesurfing. Oceanfront property so ocean swimming is easily accessible! Strongly recommend and hope to be back!
Cons: Everything was great :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was excellent in every way, very warm and welcoming from the staff who tended to our every need. Also a perfect place if you come to Kalpitiya for kitesurfing. Thank you for being so accommodating and for your wonderful service.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location, breakfast
Cons: difficult to find the place. Directions weren’t clear
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service. Freshest eggs I've eaten in years. Ramesh was very helpful with loads of info.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff, food, location
Cons: Leaving the place and staff
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I liked the cleanliness of the place. Especially the room and bathroom. Location was great. The breakfast was delicious. They provided us a late night tea when we requested, which was very good.
Cons: The host was okay. I wish he inquired us more about how he can help us get involved in activities around the place rather than us having to ask him on what are the activities we can do. For example; kite surfing, boat rides, food places et cetera. I believe he did not pay much attention to us as we were locals, but I wish he did.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: the personal and food were very very good & we had the beach all for ourselves!! highly recommended
10.0 Excellent
Pros: On the beach. Lovely setting. Amazing staff. Felt like I was at home. Food was wonderful. They helped us with sorting out kitesurfing and treated us so well. Hopefully be back.
Gloria Guesthouse - Kalpitiya - Building
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9.1 Excellent (79 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, Gloria Guesthouse is set in Kalpitiya. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. This bed and breakfast has water sports facilities and bike hire and car hire are available. The area is popular for snorkelling and windsurfing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Jessen, the host, is extremely welcoming and knows so many tips and tricks for Sri Lanka! He made me feel very comfortable and suggested some great activities! Couldn't recommend this place enough.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Good people. Good breakfast. :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Jessen (the owner) is a really nice guy who is always around to help you, he gives you really good tips (activities, restaurants, etc.) and takes good care of all his guests I liked the location of the guesthouse because you are right in the centre of the town (shops, restaurants, bus station, ATM are close by) and you can still relax in the garden (in one of the hammocks) without hearing any sounds from outside Loved the rabbits! I would recommed this guesthouse to everybody, felt welcomed right from the beginning and hope to come back some day!
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly and knowledgeable Swiss owner.
Cons: Great setting in the middle of town, very friendly staff.
5.8 Okay
Pros: Nice staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow, what amazing hosts. Jesen and Seb (doesn’t really work there but helps out) did everything for us, nothing was too much trouble. Recommend the cooking class, jungle/river trek & the restaurant by the kite surfing beach. The room was comfortable, with good a/c and very clean. About 10 min drive on scooter from the beach which are easy to rent through Jesen,, also with a scooter gives you a lot more freedom. The other great thing was the vibe at the hostel, met some really good people there and felt at home straight away. Couldn’t recommend highly enough
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: If you want a hotel in the centre of Kalpitya, this is a very good choice, with good, clean and comfortable rooms, and a very helpful owner.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cute animals and a nice garden.
Cons: Could have been cleaner.
2.9 Mediocre
Pros: They’re is rabbits and a cat living on the property, it’s my highlight!!
Cons: Poor bed, mattress on the floor, dirty shower and washroom, no doors in the rooms so no privacy at all, way too expensive for what it is... the location is far from everything... Jason the owner is great, thank you!!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner is really kind and made our visit to Kalpitiya worthwhile! He made a lot of great suggestions for our trip and he took us on a great jungle tour. The room itself was nice and cosy.
The Rascals Kite Resort - Kalpitiya - Building
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9.0 Excellent (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace, The Rascals Kite Resort offers accommodation in Kalpitiya. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Some units include views of the pool or garden. There is free shuttle service at the property. Kite surfing lessons and kite service is available from the onsite kite school. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including snorkelling, fishing and canoeing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolute paradise! Beautiful lagoon and lovely palms all over. The place and the garden is so beautiful and peaceful. The room was very clean and very tasteful decorated with very nice furniture. Wondelful food, the ladies ind the kitchen make amazing local dishes. All the staff are so friendly and helpful. The owner, Johanna, goes out of her way to help and make her guest feel welcome and at home. Will love to revisit the place!
Cons: Nothing, evething was perfect!
7.9 Good
Pros: We liked the whole property itself because of the architecture and interior designing. The food and the welcome was so nice by Jovanna I guess. Cool staff. Very friendly and helpful.
Cons: There were no proper garden lights. It was really dark at the night that scares to stay in the sitting area outside. The road showing in the google maps are wrong. Was very far and the road is not so good. The Rascal sign boards in the main road are very small. No proper sign boards.
7.5 Good
Pros: It was the off season so was very quiet and peaceful. The garden is lovely and looked after well. The staff and owner were very friendly and helpful. We felt like it was our private hotel.
Cons: Shower water took long to drain. Could use more options for handing clothes, being a Beach resort things get wet often.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything from our lovely room with large bed and AC, the beautiful garden and swimming pool very well maintained, the smiling and welcoming staff, the boat trips, the lagoon and dream spot for kiting to the delicious Sri Lankan and western food. Johanna, Benji, Shenal, Hasi, Maddu, Alex and everyone working there, thank you and see you!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Good, filling meals at the communal table. Attention from the staff. Having the kite surfing gear rental, lessons and transport organised. Lovely environment - well maintained garden, well designed rooms.
Cons: Just a suggestion - would be good to have a sheet in each rooms explaining the practical stuff. For example: meal times, trips, housekeeping, how to get to town etc.
4.2 Okay
Cons: Went for kiting unfortuatly no wind apparently very rare in April so avoid but there was also no other activities they advertised available Such as diving , yoga, massage, fishing, safari, dolphin watching ,no island access, Their own boats did not look like they had been used for quite a while tied up on the jetty. There is no beach at this location and the road in is very poor so kind of stuck there. The staff did very little to assist really felt as it was there off season and we where in the way.
OYO 255 Atara Lagoon - Kalpitiya - Building
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9.2 Excellent (45 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at OYO 255 Atara Lagoon in Kalpitiya, you'll be 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Dutch Fort of Kalpitiya and 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from Kalpitiya Beach. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very generous management. Great staff. Lovely food! Back to real Sri Lanka.
Cons: More vegetarian food on menu?
10.0 Excellent
Pros: About 10 villas around a nice pool! Rooms were superb clean and nice. Highly recommended
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is very convenient 400m from Kalpitiya town center. There were 10 villas around nice pool. My family visited thereafter our pilgrimage to St. Anne’s Shine Thalawila. The place is beautiful and clean. Owner is very helpful and generous. The room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. I have got a very good price at booking.com and it’s really worth the money. The pool is clean and there’ a kid’s pool as well. The owner was very kind to offer us free soft drinks too while we were in the pool. I absolutely recommend this resort and hope to visit again.
7.5 Good
Pros: Owner is very attentive, he organize a nice safari on the Lagoon and helped us getting in touch with local culture
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was friendly, and good hotel with all facilities. Offered us a nice Sri Lankan breakfast. Easy access from the city. Thanks for everything. Dhan
Cons: We had small confliction with the final rate of the invoice.
7.9 Good
Pros: Clean and well prepared
Cons: Its perfect location to be in Kalpitiya ,very near to the town, Mr. Gemini and co were very helpfull ready to assist with smily face.... worth for money
10.0 Excellent
Pros: “Great stay, very friendly staff and delicious food. Would recommend!”
9.2 Excellent
Pros: friendliest staff. The owner mr.Gamini was a very friendly person who even arranged us a tour to visit willpaththu. Food was delicious n plentiful. Pool was lovely and clean!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's an amazing experience we had and really enjoy the hotel pool and meals.
Cocodance Kitesurfing Resort - Kalpitiya - Outdoors view
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8.8 Excellent (136 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Cocodance Kitesurfing Resort in Kalpitiya, you'll be on the beach and steps from Kalpitiya Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the hospitality of the people managing the place. Also the food was really good. The place itself is just very relaxing.
Cons: Nothing really. If you're not a diver or kitesurfer there is not much else to do in the direct area. But for us that wasn't a problem at all.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was alittle more remote than I had expected but this only made it more relaxing. Very enjoyable stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome welcome, they took care of us from the very beginning as their own Family. They help out in anything you need, always a smile in their faces, i would repeat again and again!!!!!!! TOP
7.5 Good
Pros: Swimming pool Staff Chalet
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Outdoor shower and staff were wonderful.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was extremely kind and helpful. They even offered our daily return tuktuk trips to the kiting spot. The place was quiet, relaxing and beautiful. We used to fall asleep to the sound of waves, frogs and crickets. The bungalows were very lovely, especially the inside outdoor bathroom. The location was great with a direct access to the beach. We had a great time!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The place is nice and very quiet. Is 1 minute from the beach. Breakfast is good and very generous, maybe too much as lots of food gets wasted.
Cons: Kalpitiya is actually in the middle of nowhere. There is really nothing there. Even finding something to eat for lunch or dinner was a struggle. The hotel seemed to want us to pre order dinnner but then don’t remember the order. When we asked for lunch they didn’t have lots of things on the menu. Internet hardly ever worked and the electricity was off few times per day. We had to leave earlier as I was working few hours and this unacceptable for my work.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: - 'Exotic' atmosphere, in the palm forrest, nice huts with open roof bathroom - Very nice and helpful staff - Very good restaurant service - Very tasty srilankan quisine - nice and big swimming pool - quiet place, good for relax
Cons: - no sunbeds by the swimming pool - a bit dirty beach full of trash - too few hangers, shelfs etc., we had to keep clothes in the backpacks
Overview Reviews
Windy Waves Kite Surfing Beach Resort has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Kalpitiya. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a tour desk, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests. All guest rooms at the resort come with a seating area. At Windy Waves Kite Surfing Beach Resort the rooms come with a private bathroom. Continental and buffet breakfast options are available every morning at the accommodation. Windy Waves Kite Surfing Beach Resort offers a sun terrace.
7.9 Good
Pros: Good location, nice bungalows with mosquito net, dinner ok, friendly and helpful owner (organised us a late check out for free)
Cons: Unfortunately the owner was not around and the staff at the property was not always prepared. Property not on the beach front, but close.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful place to relax. We were relaxed and took a new energy.Accommodation directly by the beach in cabanach, which were very nice, cozy and clean.Very friendly owner, willing to arrange anything.Breakfast and dinners were very tasty, always special home-made meals nice serviced.After dinner beer and pleasant conversations with neighbors. Approximately 200m from the accommodation we were waiting for a boat and went for a trip to the dolphins. We saw them hundreds. The sea waves and a lot of kite surfers. We would be back again.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The location was very nice near the beach and there was a good atmosphere. Possibillity to have lunch and dinner. Good breakfast included. The hammocks around and the chairs on the beach were very nice! Furthermore we could use the swimmingpool of the resort next door.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was superb! The staff was very helpful and friendly. A great chill out area outside our room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can highly recommend Windy Waves
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice accomodation in cabanas close to the ocean, beach is few steps from cabanas. Area is brand new, cabanas are spacious and clean. There are only two cabanas yet and little restaurant, so it is very calm, owner offers great breakfast and also can cook grand dinner. Owner is doing maximum to keep you comfortable and he is very friendly guy, he has no problem with lately checkout also. We stay two days only for relaxing, not kite surfing and we were fully satisfied. For relaxing at the beach I recommend you: walk few minutes far from the beachside used by fishermen, it is better. Truly recommend this accomodation, do not hesitate to book it!
6.3 Good
Pros: It's very near the beach and very calm. They have a nice sharing place at the entrance of the room.
Cons: The room is very small and the bathroon and open in a side so no very intimate. It's also a little dark. The bathroom is very far away from the room.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: - good quality/price (the best in area) - super licstiin : among the closest hotels to the beach (40m) - dive center, kyte school and bar-resto at less then 100m - very weloming and helpfull staff - propose dinners and drinken - confortable, clean, and mosquito net
Cons: - basic rooms don't have private toilets, better to choose the delux ones, including private bathroms
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, right at the beach! The food was better than we could have wished for, the lady is a true chef. There are hammocks and chill chairs at the semi-private beach at the doosrstep. Also great for sunset swims, afterwards an outdoor shower under the moonlight. Kalpitya is a beautiful beach place, this accomodation good for kitesurfers as well as regular tourists. The transfer to kite beach is only 5 mins and 1 euro away (return ticket!). We are coming back in 2 weeks to finish our holiday here.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great hostel, great place, directly at the beach and we even got towels for showering. You can see a beautiful sunset here ;) They have good wifi here. The owners were very nice, always trying to help and very flexible, for example we could check out later without an extra fee. Also, it's worth it to ask them for local breakfast and sometimes you even get free coconut ;) The kyte surfing school kyte sun that's "connected" to the hostel is also very good. Our instructor mario was excellent, very professional and took good care of us.
Cons: As there is a lot of sand outside that gets blown inside the bungalows quite easily, I would prefer a room service, just like cleaning a bit. Although for that price, I'm not sure if this can be expected...
Kitelantis Hotel and Resort - Kalpitiya - Building
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8.9 Excellent (65 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Kitelantis Hotel and Resort in Kalpitiya, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute drive of Jumma Mosque and Dutch Fort of Kalpitiya. This beach hotel is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Kalpitiya Beach and 11.8 mi (18.9 km) from Alankuda Beach. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 14 guestrooms. Rooms have private patios. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily. Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. The complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze. Dining You can enjoy a meal at the restaurant serving the guests of Kitelantis Hotel and Resort, or stop in at the snack bar/deli. Mingle with other guests at the complimentary reception, held daily. Relax with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge or the swim-up bar. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We really enjoyed our stay at Kitelantis. A really good atmosphere and we especially loved the cosy evenings at the long dinner table. They also provide a free of charge boat service to the nearest surf/kite clubs & beaches. The villa was everything we could ask for like an outdoor bathroom, ac, good bed and plenty of space. Ideal spot if you want to relax, surf and unwind.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: New hotel. Very quiet in a very quiet area. Super friendly people. If you like Kiting or if you like to relax with your children in a calm environment, this is the place to be. We had diner together with the other guests (we were 4 and there were a total of 14 people) at one long table: great!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location is perfect. Had a nice time.
Cons: Breakfast should be improve comparing with the price that we paid.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: They need to improve there room facilities such as a mini fridge, coffee maker,. And mainly the bathroom. Other than that a friendly staff and a awesome view and a delicious breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best time ever ;) hospitality and kindness of all staff was really amazing and made our holidays unforgettable. See you next year Kitelantis.
7.5 Good
Pros: Great place .. not exactly hotel standard... but the rooms were great ! Staff and manager were great. Food and pool was super !
Cons: Hotel should have a proper meet and greet at reception. Staff should be present when guests use common facilities. We had to often call staff from far for services. Kitchen and staff quarters should not be close or en route of guests. This should be 'back office' like most hotels. Pool toilet was very far, hence we ended up using our own room toilets.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff was extremly friendly
Cons: A little bit remote if you want to do anything but kiteing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Pretty much everything. Staff were amazing. Facilities were A+. Our kids loved it. It is a little secluded but staff were great about organizing transport.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Marvelous staff, always helpful and in a good mood, very tasty breakfast, perfect dinner, nice pool, beautiful open air shower, perfect location for kitesurfing! We had an amazing time at Kitelantis and highly recommend the hotel! It felt like family :)
Palagama Beach - Kalpitiya - Building
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8.9 Excellent (57 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Palagama Beach is a tropical beach resort located along a sandy beach in Kalpitiya Peninsula. Boasting beautiful sunset views, days can be spent lounging by the fresh water, infinity outdoor pool, or with a relaxing massage at the spa. The cosy yet spacious cabanas are built with natural materials, and offer views of the sea or garden. Each is fitted with a fan. Bathrooms come with a private shower. Palagama Beach is a 2.5 hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport. It is 60 km from Wilpattu National Park. Shaded by a traditional Cajan roof, Corallia restaurant offers guests a choice of indoor or al fresco dining. Western and local cuisines are available. A beach bar serves an international selection of wines. Exciting water sports activities such as dolphin and whale watching (seasonal) and windsurfing are available. Local bike tours, kite surfing expeditions in Kalpitiya and day safaris to Wilpattu National Park, famous for leopard sightings, can be arranged.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Lovely quiet location and excellent staff.
Cons: A little more information about site of hotel would have helped - lovely and quiet but architect designed hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was one of the best stays. Staff were very supportive and pleasant.
Cons: Nil
7.9 Good
Pros: Very good service! Fantastic food!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The friendliness of the staff, great food and wonderful location right next to an unspoiled stretch of beach. The cabanas are quirky with ecological features such as the use of reclaimed or natural materials, no plastic bottles etc. There are lots of quiet places to relax as well as a chilled beach hut bar for cocktails. Ideal place to wind down at the end of a holiday touring round the island.
Cons: Nothing !
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This property was sensational. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend. Hidden gem! Not touristy. Off the beaten track and peaceful.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wow - as soon as you arrive you start to feel the relaxed beach vibe. The layout of the resort is lovely, and we felt like we were on a dessert island a million miles away from our work lives! We had 1 of the AC rooms, which was lovely and nice and clean. However, we spent lots of time around the pool in one of the great cabanas. The pool is incredible! The beach bar is so cool, and watching the sunset with a beer / cocktail in hand is something I would never get tired of! We organised a morning yoga session which was AWESOME, and we would definitely recommend. Wish we had done more - it was a perfect start to the day. Staff were friendly, and always available to help!
Cons: Dinner was disappointing and quite often all-you-can eat banquet style. We did discover next door's restaurant thankfully which made great use of the wonderful seafood from the region - so we had a few dinners there instead, which was also a nicer setting for couples. (If they improved the dinner options - you would never need to leave! (or want to!)) The dolphin tour we had arranged was a terrible experience - the 2 young guys who took us out should not have been driving a boat (I hurt myself) and 1 of them made me feel very uncomfortable as a woman. We cut the trip short and asked to be taken back early due to this. It would also be good to know that the masseuse is a man when you book massages/spa treatments. A female masseuse would be good to have as option.
7.1 Good
Pros: Very friendly staff, amazing food and also a beautiful pool right at the beach.
Cons: In the end we were very disappointed with the following incident: In our bathroom a pipe bursted in the night and no one was there to help us. Above that there was not an official apologize when we left, not even an enquiry at all after this incident - the rest of super polite staff apologized multiple times though.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Exceptional place to relax and staff were top notch!
Werala Beach Resort - Kalpitiya - Bedroom
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8.8 Excellent (88 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Werala Beach Resort offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kalpitiya. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. The cosy rooms feature a mosquito net and bathroom. You will find room service at the property. This bed and breakfast has a private beach area and bike hire is available. You can engage in various activities, such as snorkeling and diving.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Friendly owner and his wife can cook very well! Quiet location that is a bit remote but with a tuktuk you can easily reach Kalpitiya. Room was nice and beds comfortable. Delicious breakfast too. Made a beautiful boat trip to the dolphins, which we have seen in abundance. All this also arranged with the owner. Garden was also well maintained and cozy. Sometimes a visit from a cow that acted as a lawn mower. ☺️ We definitely recommend this accommodation!
Cons: Nothing, it was great!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: super nice hosts who offer delicous food!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The ambience & proximity to Beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were greeted warmly by the owner and shown to our room, which was comfortable and appointed with all the necessary amenities for our stay. Tasty, large meals were served under an eye catching concrete pavilion with thatched roof.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: The owner is really kind. Him and his wife cooked a lovely seafood dinner for us and the breakfast was great as well! The place itself was very peaceful and quiet.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Very helpful and friendly staff. Breakfast was very good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Good value for money place. You can arrange food with owner to cook for you or use shared kitchen. Shot walk to the beach, you could as well go to nearby hotel for a swimming pool or other places to arrange dives or kite. Place is clean.
Cons: The mattress in our room has good days behind. On one side is starting to sink in the middle.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nicely arranged place. Close to beach. Reasonable price.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were really nice. We arrived very late at about 9:00pm and they cooked us a huge meal, that was very cheap.
Dolphin Beach Kalpitiya - Kalpitiya - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (191 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Dolphin Beach Kalpitiya in Kalpitiya, you'll be 15.4 mi (24.7 km) from Base Hospital Puttalam and 16.3 mi (26.2 km) from Dutch Fort of Kalpitiya. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful resort. Great communal areas. Tasty food. Attentive staff. Rooms are well decorated.
Cons: Rubbish on the beach.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: We had a wonderful and friendly welcome when we arrived to the resort. We came in the dark, but the staff was so active and nice. We got hot towels, a welcome drink, everything explained in the glamping tent. Could still order food late at night.
Cons: We came off season so no chance to see any dolphins as the sea was so rough. Price of the rooms quite overpriced. Otherwise we are very happy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Relax , foods , clean and serves
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Travelling alone I had such a special 2 days at Dolphin Beach- was there early November and had the whole place to myself. What a treat! Easy to communicate with the lovely manager Pat (we hung out a lot and watched England and Wales lose their World Cup matches!) who let me arrive early so I had 2 full days there but it felt like weeks! The staff were so friendly, the food was great and the pool, ambiance and views, sunsets and beach all fabulous :) I honestly had such an amazing time and would thoroughly recommend. We went out to find Dolphins and saw hundreds in huge pod :) Yes there’s a wind turbine nearby that other reviews have mentioned, but it’s really no bother and I didn’t notice it. I had the “Bottlenose” tent which was HUGE- 2 massive double beds with a great walk in shower and outside private chill out area. I was sad to leave - go there! It’s fab!
Cons: I honestly can’t think of anything!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Local and western breakfast options. Lovely dinner with seafood platter and pizza. Very friendly staff and management. The effort to maintain clean rooms and common spaces is obvious. A little paradise . . . .
Cons: The road from the main road to the resort. Mosquitos, not much but . . . don't forget your reppelent
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This resort was beautiful. The staff went out of their way to make sure my stay was perfect. It’s a very safe and secure location with security and a gated facility. I kinda feel bad because it was so cheap..
7.9 Good
Pros: The friendly staff and the management went out of their way to make our stay a pleasant one. The meals were fresh and of sufficient quantity. The fish was great and well prepared. The chef excelled in preparing a delicious meal with little pre warning.
Cons: It was the wrong season to be on this coast. As a SriLankan I should’ve realized this. The constant drone of the windmill producing electricity 10 meters from the property has unfortunately down rated the tranquility. Notwithstanding this I’ll revisit this site during the proper holiday season
9.6 Excellent
Pros: What a beautiful spot, a small paradise. Luxury tents with care for detail in design and interior. Good beds. Very nice pool, hang outs and beautiful private sunset. Patt and her team (Sadir and all the others) were really very kind and helpful. And great food! Try the fresh tuna steak, you won’t regret it.
Cons: Maybe a little pricy - but we thought it was worth it :)
Omeesha Beach Hotel - Kalpitiya - Building
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8.8 Excellent (83 reviews)
Overview Reviews
A stay at Omeesha Beach Hotel places you in the heart of Kalpitiya, a 4-minute drive from Alankuda Beach and 7 minutes from Ruwala Nature & Adventure Park. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Literally right on the beach! Awesome food (especially seafood, great afordable lobster), helpfull nice staff, cozy cabanas. A great place to relax, swim, eat and read. They also offer several.activities that we didnt partisipate in!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the owner give us for the same price a room in another hotel cause the one that we reserved has the beach little bit broken for the bad wind in the past days. By the way omeesha is really beautiful and quite next to the sea. Simple but with all that you need. The staff are really friendly and polite. Beautiful quite place, and corner of paradise.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great staff. They are helpful, polite and have good conversation. Amazing Dolphin watching provided by them. Also they have me a nicer room free of charge because they were quiet and it was lovely. Great outside bathroom. Lovely surroundings with sun beds. The restaurant serves amazing food with a smile. Loved the food here. Also the free breakfast is really good! They really look after you here.
Cons: It was really quiet with one other guest on each night I stayed. No surrounding restaurants or bars. For a solo traveler this can be quite isolating. However it is relaxing. It was low season so this may have impacted this. Because there are no other restaurants you are reliant on their menu which is amazing but it is pricey for Sri Lanka so if your on a budget you may want to bare this is mind. Also ensure you get a room with AC as it’s soooo hot but the Ac is great and not too expensive to add to the room cost.
6.3 Good
Cons: We booked 2 seaview rooms but there was no seaview at all. There are 4 rooms which are labelled “Seaview” From these 4 rooms there was only 1 room which had a window in the direction of the sea. No doors in the direction of the sea. Because of the glass type used in the only window you could not look outside. From the path next to the rooms (only) you could get a glimpse of the sea which was at quite a distance away behind a lot of trees. Pool: There was no pool in the resort. For this you had to walk to a another resort with a very small pool with unclear water. This pool was completely incorrect labeled as “infinity pool”. Spa: There was no spa. Restaurant: The price of the food was unrealistic high. Check out: Upon checkout I asked for a explanation of the totally wrong information mentioned on Booking.com. The manager did not apologize for this an told me that he will not correct this situation. He was even quite inpolite and told me that I (!) was not honest. Quite embarassing !
7.1 Good
Pros: Friendly staff. Nice new cottage. Great use of pool at other property
Cons: No cleaning whatsoever in 4 days then told that there was supposed to be a sign inside room saying we needed to say if wanted cleaning done but there wasnt! Very odd system. Alankuda beach not got many properties so prices are very high for what u get. Better value in the south where competition is higher
7.1 Good
Pros: Family run place and the owner worked hard to make sure everyone felt welcome. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Food was good too- nice breakfast and good restaurant for lunch and dinner.
Cons: We stayed in a budget cabana which was quite dark as only one lightbulb in the bedroom. I also felt it was quite expensive for Sri Lanka.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful manager. Very neat bungalows smartly built with great open air bathrooms. the bungalows are located right in the sandy forest, 50 m behind the beach creating a very nice surrounding. restaurant surprisingly good for such a small place. Great place to hire a boat for dolphin and whales watching. This will remain one of the highlight of our trip in Sri Lanka
Cons: a little remote although for a short stay it doesn't matter. The wind turbine just above the resort kind of spoils the total peacefulness atmosphere of the place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay here. The perfect place to chill and unwind. A great location on the beech. The food was excellent and prices were great. The staff were so helpful. This was our first stop and made us fall in love with Sri Lanka x
Cons: Might be better with walkways through the sand. But it’s on the beech so hey the sand is part of it.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: due to low season and the current situation shortly after the easter incidents the owner placed us in his partner hotel ‚ocean wind resort‘ just 2min away from the ‚omeesha‘ - the location is amazing, set under palm trees, very quiet, lovely pool (with kids area), nice covered openair restaurant where you can also just hang out during the day - the bungalows / villas have an outdoor bathroom / shower area our kids loved, sweet details such as water coming out of shells, two large beds, outdoor benches - the hotel staff is always there when you need them, very friendly and helpful and attentive - the food is great, breakfast buffet with fruit and both western and sri lankan food, fresh juice, lots of nice yummy foods to order for lunch & dinner (prices are a little higher but still reasonable), we always ate there as we felt very comfortable and with the kids it was very relaxing to not have to go anywhere - we used the facilities at the beach too (‚omeesha hotel‘), they have nice hanging mats there:)
Cons: only that it is quite remote, no shops in walking distance but you could always take a tuk tuk
7.9 Good
Pros: Very nice beach,very clean,shower is good ,both hot water and natural water.very cool wind ,no mosquitoes. Better place for those who want to be away from downtown. Good experience on dolphin watching which take $40 one person
Cons: The location is not good,20kms to kalpitiya,20kms to putlam ,no bus passing,you can only take tuk tuk or by car to there then leave there. Transport cost is high. It’s a rural seaside village,far from town,can’t find ATM,even no small supermarket around a few kilometers .you must rely on everything from the resort.meals cost is some higher except breakfast. No tv,no fridge,no any food in the room, no electric kettle and drinking water need payment. The exchange rate they charge US$ 100 to Srilanka Rupee 17800 now which is not good.
Wellé Wadiya - Kalpitiya - Building
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8.8 Excellent (78 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Wellé Wadiya in Kalpitiya, you'll be on the beach and within a 5-minute drive of Kalpitiya Beach. Featured amenities include luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
7.1 Good
Pros: The rooms are big. very nice and amazing view from the balcony. There is s little fridge so you can cool your drinks. The common area is small but cozy and i loved the hammocks and seatong area around. The pool will make it perfect. The food is delicious and the hotel guy is wonderful and kind and do anything to make you feel confortable and happy
Cons: The hotel guy had too much to do. Not possible to take care of the complete hotel, buy all groceries fresh to ever meal in town, clean and entertain. My room did not get cleaned one singel time during my 4 nights stay. Not his fault it was just too much to do for 1 person
7.5 Good
Pros: Beach front hotel. Delicious food, specially seafood.
Cons: Hotel cleaness
9.2 Excellent
Pros: 6 bedroomed hotel right on the beach. Stunning beach which was empty. We used hotel as base to see dolphins and visit a safari park. Staff were delightful, very helpful and arranged the excursions for us. Food was excellent. To be honest wished we had booked an additional night so we could have chilled for a day. Felt like a family run hotel very relaxed and informal.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay, very friendly staff and delicious grilled fish for lunch. Would recommend!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent service, great breakfast, one of the best places in Sri Lanka
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff is nice. The room is big. Nice balcony and view. Right on the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stuff. Nice place. Excellent food.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Isurunilanka has been basically our personal assistant, really friendly and helpful!
Overview Reviews
Sun Wind Beach offers authentic traditionally designed cabanas and backpacker's accommodation set next to the banks of Kalpitiya Lagoon. Free WiFi, breakfast and daily boat ride to the sand bar is offered Certain units feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Kite surfing lessons and tours can be arranged on request.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great host family, very friendly and welcoming, beautiful houses out of natural materials, lots of lovely places to chill out and be when not kite boarding, delicious home cooked food, hope I have a chance to be back soon
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Susantha is a very friendly and helpfull host. His mother can cook very well. I can highly recommend breakfast and dinner. It's close to the lagoon so perfect for widsurfing and kitesurfing. The rooms are simple but every bed has a mosquito net. All in all it's very nice and there is a great atmosphere. I can highly recommend this accomodation!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice place,friendly and welcoming people. Although there was no wind (I picked the wrong time) I had a really nice time :) Good food and drinks
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Super nice family who took such good care of me!!! I was there in low season and did not plan to kite surf. So it was not busy but I loved it very much! You can see the love and time they put in this project! Totally recommend to go there.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Susantha is such a lovely host! Very funny and friendly, giving us Kitesurfing tips, sharing interesting stories. And the dinners cooked by his mother are amazing! Strongly recommend
Cons: Nothing
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I found this place via booking reviews and I can only mirror all those who absolutely love this place!! Yet reviews are not enough to express the experience at Sun Wind Beach!! The purpose of our trip was kite surfing and after walking around the whole Kalpitiya we were more than happy with our choice! Susanta and his team takes his visitors to kite surfing sport on his boat, we have not seen any other kiting hotel do that! The team takes amazing care of guests during kitesurfing, the food cooked by Susant's mom is the best we had in the whole Sri Lanka and bungalows are set in a true jungle style garden!!! The vibe, the people, the service, care for guests and the whole experience from A to Z was beyond our greatest expectations! You really get much more than you expect for the price. We are definitely coming back!!
Cons: Some more table games for long Sri Lankian nights would be nice :)
7.5 Good
Pros: The food is really nice and de staff is really friendly!
Cons: It’s a bit far from the village.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff were excellent. Kitesurfing knowledge and help in and around the water was brilliant.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sun Wind Beach is not only a place to stay, it’s an experience! In no other place we felt that welcomed, well contained and inspired. The amazing garden, the cozy huts, the probably best food in Sri Lanka (major respect to Mama Francis) exceeded our expectations. But this are not the only reasons why SWB is an amazing place to be, it’s the authentic atmosphere and genuine hospitality which makes this place a home away from home. If you come for kitesurfing you’ll enjoy the location of the resort, which is directly next to the lagoon where you can also launch in case you are an experienced Kitesurfer or you hop on the 5 min boat ride, which they provide daily to bring you to the main spot. In fact they help you with whatever wish you have and are happy to share their insights as former fishermen. You can join beautiful excursions to farer beaches or you are invited to the after dinner hang out gatherings. Even on the no-wind days we appreciated our stay in the lovingly arranged camp where Susantha and his family created a sanctuary in paradise.
Cons: In fact there was nothing to dislike for us. If you look for a resort feeling with luxurious facilities this might not be your cup of tea. SWB is integrating into the nature and a personal atmosphere is here more important than 5 star hotel standards.
7.5 Good
Pros: Lovely location in a rural part of Sri Lanka and is a Kite Surfers dream. Loved the fact it felt more like a family environment enabling you to meet like minded people and make friends. Loved Sadantas mum she truely is one of the best cooks on the planet.
Cons: Not a lot.
Bar Reef Resort - Kalpitiya - Building
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8.6 Excellent (236 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Bar Reef Resort in Kalpitiya, you'll be on the beach and 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from Kalpitiya Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect hotel location with clean room. Staff were amazing and supportive
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Amazing salt water pool. Accommodation is very stylish.. Outdoor shower is very cool. The whole place is made with a very eco friendly design. Good place to relax.
Cons: The beach is nice cause it's very empty however it's not very clean (lots of garbage around). Food is very tasty however quite expensive comparing to Sri Lankan prices keeping in mind that you don't have any other option for dining except hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Unique rooms with large garden for each room. amazing outdoor shower. Each one can have is on privacy or enjoy a beautiful pool near the beach.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved staying at Bar Reef Resort. The staff was very friendly and Bernard was so helpful and polite. We went to Wilpattu National Park, and got a very experienced guide whom we learned a lot from. His name was Ajantha and he made our day in Wilpattu a huge success. The hotel room was eco friendly and clean, and so was the swimming pool and the common areas. The breakfast was simply amazing. We got to try many different dishes, both Srilankan and international ones. This is a place were they walk the extra mile to make their guests happy, and we would recommend it to everyone who wants to enjoy some of the best Sri Lanka got to offer.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. The pool is fabulous and the efforts made to be eco-friendly are commendable. The quirky nature vibe is great! The dolphin watching and trip to Walpattu were fabulous.
Cons: Make sure you don’t follow google maps as it takes you the wrong way and down a very bumpy road! Be aware of the Sri Lankan government tax which is added to the bill.
7.0 Good
Pros: Room was really nice. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Chef was fabulous.
Cons: Take the bug spray, insect repellent and bite cream! We went to kitesurf and dive - weather was not suitable for this, then not much to do in the area.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: A beautiful location with a lovely pool. Accommodation was simple but really well thought out and designed, great outdoor garden bathroom. We ere there off season, it was windy but sheltered. Really great food, breakfasts were enormous and seafood spectacular.
Cons: As we were there off season the staff were a bit slow but its a laid back place so not a huge issue. The off season wind and waves brought up loads of rubbish onto the but apparently in season it's clear