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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The hosts were so lovely and helpful. They helped us organise wale watching, dropped us off and picked us up after. The room was clean and spacious and good value for money, with amazing breakfast of fruit, avocado, fried egg and toast included. Great location, walking distance to the beach.

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Thank Ella C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

My partner and I stayed for two nights and were looked after very well. As soon as we arrived I asked the owner if there was anywhere nearby to watch the football and get some food. Before I knew it he borrowed a tuk tuk and drove me to get take away, and while waiting he updated his tv subscription... More 

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Thank Michael B
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights the location is good and the service excellent but the rooms are terrible. Our door barely opened, the bed was uncomfortable, room was noisy and the overall its was just not very good. They were doing building work when we were there so maybe once this is finished they will update the room however for... More 

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Thank zellatron
England
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

I completely agree with HeatherR. I also hate to give a bad review and while the owner was nice the guest house is very much an afterthought. The room was damp, dark and grubby. The mattresses were disgusting and we left after 1 night. The shower is good but the bathroom/toilet door does not fit and close. Might not be... More 

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Thank KJHEngland
Newcastle
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Reviewed 5 May 2015

The Calidan is a comfortable and clean base to go whale watching, or enjoy the beaches and surfing in Mirissa. It is comfortable, beds OK and showers hot. For the price, it was good value. The beach is only 100m away, and the harbour 500m away. It is worth speaking directly to the boat captains, you will get a much... More 

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1 Thank BigAl1_8
Croyde, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2015

My partner and I stayed here for 5 days on a recent trip to SL and enjoyed it so much we came back for the last 3 days of our stay also. For the price its a real bargain with lovely hosts where nothing is too much trouble. The free breakfasts are excellent, book an authentic Sri Lankan version the... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 March 2015

I absolutely hate to give such a bad review but...If I had not pre-paid/non refundable on Agoda I would have left soon after arrival. While I agree with the other guests that the people are friendly enough they have however completely given up on care of the "hotel" and it's grounds. The room itself while it appeared clean had a... More 

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Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

Normal guesthouse rooms were clean and nice. Price was really good. Location is perfect, so close to beach. The best part is the family who owns the place! So friendly and smiley people. I can recommend this place.

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here in high season and were very happy with our stay. We paid 4000rlk per night for a big room for 3 people, with our own bathroom, fan, towels and WiFi. The hosts were even nice enough to come pick us up with our luggage from the bus stop for free (though it's not far to... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Calidan for a few days. The guesthouse was in an ideal location- just a few minutes walk from the beach yet far enough away to escape the busy beach scene. The owner and his wife were helpful and friendly and breakfast each morning was very good. Our room, on the ground floor, was incredibly... More 

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Address: Sunanda Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Mirissa
Price Range: €16 - €31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Calidan Guest House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The upstairs room look better from the outside.”
 of 5 bubbles KJHEngland, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“upstairs rooms are a little more private.”
 of 5 bubbles BigAl1_8, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are great for breeze and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles RobynS1962, 13 Mar 2013 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms are very good with a lovely breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles SharonNewquay, 7 Feb 2013 | Read review
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