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Handagedara Resort & Spa is a cozy property located just 328 feet from the Mirissa Beach. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi access at all areas and tastefully furnished guestrooms. Set in the south of Sri Lanka just a 45-minute drive from Galle City, Handagedara Resort & Spa is also a 1.5-hour drive from the beautiful Sinharaja Rainforest. Bandaranaike International Airport is 3 hours away by car. Cooled with air conditioning, rooms at Handagedara Resort & Spa come fitted with ironing facilities, a wardrobe and work desk. Private bathrooms come with free toiletries and hot-water showers. A 24-hour front desk will be happy to assist with laundry/dry-cleaning services and barbecue facilities. Travel arrangements can be made at the tour desk and airport shuttle services are available at a surcharge. Whale watching trips and other tours can be organized by the property. Local Sri Lankan and international dishes can be enjoyed at the in-house restaurant. For alternative dining options, room service is available.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Mirissa, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Asian

Free Private Parking Available On Site

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Room Type
Number of guests
1 king bed
1 bunk bed
1 king bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 king bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3
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Guest reviews


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  • Adam
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The staff were fantastic, always on hand to help. At points it felt like there were more staff than guests as it was off season. The room was great and had everything we needed, overlooking the pool. The shower was hot and powerful. Didn't spend...
  • Mohamed
    Staff are exceptionally friendly and caring, they made sure we had a great experience.
  • Yashar
    In one word, I must say it was great and I recommend this hotel. I spent more than two days to choose this hotel and checked the nearby hotels, and now after the experience of staying in this hotel, I can confidently say that it was a good...

Managed by priyanga

Company review score: 9.3Based on 410 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

We are Engineers in profession and love travelling. We converted our family house, "Handagedara" (which was affected by Tsunami in 2004) to a guest house and started a very satisfying journey in hospitality business in 2011.

Property info

Our family house which is about 100 years old was renovated and expanded preserving the old charming of the colonial house to make a 20 bed room hotel. All rooms are air conditioned and have hot water. wifi is available in all areas for free. Facilities such as restaurant, swimming pool, recreational area, etc are available on site.

Neighborhood info

The hotel is located just 75m radial distance from both the famous mirissa beach and the fishing harbour where whales watching trips are started from. It is only 3-5 min walk to the beach and the harbour.

Language Spoken


Area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Handagedara Resort & Spa
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cooking class
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Child safety socket covers
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Handagedara Resort & Spa takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Handagedara Resort & Spa of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Handagedara Resort & Spa

  • Handagedara Resort & Spa offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Beach
    • Yoga classes
    • Bicycle rental
    • Spa facilities
    • Cooking class
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Swimming pool

  • The prices at Handagedara Resort & Spa may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Handagedara Resort & Spa has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Guests staying at Handagedara Resort & Spa can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Asian

  • Handagedara Resort & Spa is 1,650 feet from the center of Mirissa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Room options at Handagedara Resort & Spa include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Handagedara Resort & Spa. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Handagedara Resort & Spa is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.