Dinuda Resort
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Dinuda Resort

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Swimming Pool with Beach + Sunset view
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4.0
#6 of 18 lodges in Kalpitiya
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
Romashki - Dinuda resort is situated straight on Kalpitiya lagoon with stunning view from each room.We are small but really cozy resort on Kalpitiya lagoon. We provide full board accommodation, transport, kite lessons and kite trips. We fully renovate Dinuda resort. Its brand new with new management and stuff from April, 2015. We are officially distributors of Airush kites in Sri Lanka. Join us for the great company, beautiful accommodation and great service in Kalpitiya. By the way, all our international instructors are IKO level 2 and higher. Learn safe, learn well, learn easy with Romashki - Dinuda kiteboarding.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Infinity pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Diving
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Fishing
Airport transportation
Car hire
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Massage
Neck massage
BBQ facilities
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Ukrainian

Location

Sethawadiya Road, Kalpitiya 61360 Sri Lanka
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 38 out of 100
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Bandaranayake Intl Airport
73.6 mi
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urja a wrote a review Mar 2020
Brussels, Belgium5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable room with private bathroom, great mosquito net around the bed. Staff is amazingly friendly and helpful. Good food, made with love. Little, but beautiful garden with a small swimming pool. Nice to hang out to relax and refresh. Direct view at the lagoon from the restaurant and the garden, which is not only pleasant for the eyes, it also gives often a nice breeze. So the place doesn't become so sticky hot. If you're a kite surfer it's very handy to be able to see the wind conditions directly from your hotel. I fell in love with this place. I would not recommend this resort to people that need a 5 stars hotel standard. This is a resort were you feel welcome and were you can allow your heart to open.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Withanage Wasantha Kumara, Owner at Dinuda Resort
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Dear Urja, Thank you very much for your Review . I am sorry for Late reply . stay safe and we will meet soon . BR Wasantha Withanage
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Gayan N wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent hotel with excellent location located infront of the Kalpitiya lagoon, extremely clean & comfortable. Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff of Dinuda Resort.
Their food is super delicious specially the sea food dishes. 🍤 🦀 🐟

You can arrange Dolphin watching at Kalpitiya, kitesurfing and safari at Wilpattu Natinal Park.

Would definetely recommend this hotel to everybody. It's a true sample of excellent hospitality.

Thank you again Mr. Wasantha, Manager of Dinuda Resort for going just that little step extra for the guests!!! 💐
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Withanage Wasantha Kumara, Owner at Dinuda Resort
Responded 5 Jan 2021
Dear Gayan , Thank you very mush for Visiting Dinuda .appreciate your recommendation to others it will us Positive impact . Hope you will visit soon to Kite paradise DINUDA. THX Wasantha Withanage
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Prageeth Kumarasinghe wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW Lovely Environment to Night Outing. All entire facility then you feel like your home. Great hospitality. Amazing experience gathered during the stay in Boat Tours ,Kayak boat tours, Our Children are enjoyed very well. Foods are excellent. Staff also very good.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Léa deborah wrote a review Jan 2022
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We really don’t recommend this establishment. Actually we were few people staying there for quarantine and everyone was wondering how did they get some nice revews? Probably the owner always asking for it.
Anyway service is terrible. The owner only wants your money. He was calling me and texting me all the time when he wanted me to book his accomodation. Bus as soon as you give him the money he doesn’t care of you at all. I had some issues with my suitcase in the country and asked him and tried to reached him many time he just doesn’t even reply the phone.
Or we had some trouble with the room fully leaking and he was just downstairs we asked him to come up he never did. We had to text him 10 times. And then to pick him up. But he rather have some beers with his friends.
Also when we had this conversation when he finally show up while the room was leaking everywhere I told him how disappointed we were with the service and he then replllied “you asked for a simple room this is what you get”. I nearly laugh. I am a resort manager back home and this is chocking. Like seriously. And then when he realised that he said something out of the place he then mentioned that it’s the fault of his staff that in Sri Lanka they are very bad (WRONG! It’s your fault if you don’t know how to train your staff, in other resort they are very well organised and service is great. )
He also smell alcohol from the breakfast which is super embarrassing.
Most of the time he ignore our request but when he needs cigaretts he always come and ask for. Like man are you serious?
You pay a crazy amount and nothing is done.
We had to ask so many times before they actually want to clean our room.
The owner was always trying to get money from us. Pretending we had to pay on top of the money we paid for pcr and insurance for gouvernement (92$) the transport or the car for the pcr (30$+30$). We gave him the money. When I told the girl from the pcr she was chocked and she said I shouldn’t have to pay that this is include already in my first gouvernement paiement.
Anyway al the stay was a nightmare.
The food is very poor quality and over priced (in the fruit plater you get half an apple and one piece of pineapple ).
When we ordered some food sometime they were bringing something totally opposite just because they don’t have what we want and don’t want to tell us so they bring anything else(even meat that I don’t eat as a vegetarian).
We went at some point visiting for new year the resort very close to named Kitesurflanka Resort which was amazing and MOST RECOMMENDED!! The food their was incredible the service amazing the people lovely I felt really like in Sri Lanka!! So must go there but please don’t waste your time and money in this establishment.

The staff except the owner is very nice even tho they don’t speak any English. The owner should also train them, hospitality is a real job and doesn’t fit everyone.
Thank you to Mayura which was the only one that was helping and doing everything in the resort. Poor guy, I hope you’ll get a boss that will respect you a bit more.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Happiness02115480523 wrote a review Feb 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This is an unhygienic "resort" with terrible food. The owner misused our names Maria and Kurt he booked byhimself 1 night to write good reviews under false names.
I became very ill there,pendorites and was one month in Kandia in hospital.When after month we came back to pick up our luggage was the half of it disappeared.We also had to pay during the time i was in hospital.
the ownerWasantha Kumara is a very bad man.We feel.pity for the friendly crew who have ti work for him.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dimuthu N wrote a review Jan 2024
1 contribution
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect location in the lagoon and you can even see the ocean from some rooms. The staff were incredible so friendly and kind and happy to help with anything. The room was really sweet and clean and the beds comfortable. The food was wonderful. The only thing I would say is that it would have been nice to have our room cleaned whilst we were there 1 night. However, I’m sure if we had raised this at the time it would have been done.
Overall a fantastic stay especially for the price.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Withanage Wasantha Kumara, Owner at Dinuda Resort
Responded 31 Jan 2024
Dear Dinuthu . I am so grateful to keep happy and enjoyable one night with your Company Team. Thank you very much for your Valuable Review. It will encourage all DINUDA Staff for do their best to our Next Customers. Hope to see you again. Best Regards Wasantha
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chloe f wrote a review Nov 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had such a great time in the Dinuda resort last week !
Gihan the manager was so helpful. I even got to do a little kayak sunset tour on the lagoon.

Beautiful place, amazing views. My room had AC, a fridge and a balcony. Very good food and filtered water in the resort.
They even have a tree house which is great to chill around.

I would definitely recommend and go back next time in Kalpitiya !

Again thank you for such a great time :-)
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Withanage Wasantha Kumara, Owner at Dinuda Resort
Responded 1 Dec 2023
Dear Sir , I am so happy to see your Grate and Valuable review . I am sure you will be come back to DINUDA Near Future . Best Regards Wasantha Withanage OWNER
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Madawa wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
wonderful place. Had a nice kayaking experience. Room with sea view and a nice balcony. Calm environment. If you like kite surfing, definitely this is the place to be. Great hospitality and amazing sea food.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Withanage Wasantha Kumara, Owner at Dinuda Resort
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Dear Madawa, Thank you Very much for your valuable Review. It will to us and to all the customers have Big picture for select the Dinuda. appreciate
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FACKWITT wrote a review Jul 2013
Bristol, United Kingdom17 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Generally this area is for kite surfers and those who want somewhere remote and peaceful. If this is you then you should love this place. If not you may well be disappointed. Kalpitiya is 40km off the highway with only one road in and out. We were travelling as a family of four with our own car so no real problem (if you overlook the shocking standard of the road for the last 30km). If you're relying on bus / tuktuk this will be a long arduous trek. Resort is almost impossible to find even with a map so easiest option is to go to town and pay a tuktuk driver 100 rupee and get him to lead the way. Resort is perfectly located on side of lagoon. It only has 7 or 8 rooms. As a family we took two of the modern rooms as they were more comfortable after considering the traditional cabana - but beware it has little privacy or security but offers something more memorable. We paid 15000 rupee for 2 rooms for 2 nights incl. breakfast which is probably the cheapest you will find in this area. Views of lagoon and ocean from the balcony were fantastic and the lack of tourists added to a real feeling of tranquility and paradise. Also watching the kitesurfers is entertaining. Resort has a couple of kayaks you can use on the lagoon free of charge. For food the couple running the place are happy to cook meals. We had seafood and noodles one night and the full monty curry the next. They were really friendly and helpful especially considering their limited english. They gave the children presents from the lagoon when we left. Resort is a few km from town so once you're here options are limited. Town is interesting for a few hours - lots of little shops; although exceedingly basic on facilities and hygiene but not geared in any way for tourists so don't expect to find any restaurants etc. We stayed here for a couple of nights at the start of our trip to chill out and acclimatise and loved our stay after the first hour. We had reserved (but not paid for the cabana) which was a waste of time as the emails were with the owner who had clearly not passed on the info. to the manager and the cabana only sleeps 3 not 4 as advertised unless the 4th person sleeps on the stone floor. After some lengthy discussion with the owner (using their mobile not mine) we negotiated (demanded) the family rooms at the same price we would have paid for the cabana. But that wasn't too unusual as we found Sri Lanka, as expected, to be a bit disorganised and people on the ground not allowed to make decisions because the boss had to okay everything. No electricity during the day but you don't really need it if you're here to take advantage of the surroundings. Overall - a yes if you're feeling adventurous.
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Date of stay: May 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Withanage W, General Manager at Dinuda Resort
Responded 27 May 2015
Good day, dear guests! My name is Stephan Smith and I'm general manager of Dinuda resort and Romashki kiteboarding school. I would like to inform you, that Dinuda resort is full renovated right now. We made a reconstruction for the rooms we have, also we renew kitchen. We've changed all the management stuff also. This days we provide full board accommodation, cozy rooms with beautiful lagoon view, transport to the kite spot and beach hut on the spot to rest between kite sessions. We provide professional kiteboarding lessons, kite trips and rentals. We are official dealers for Airush in Sri Lanka.
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Shua S wrote a review Jun 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was here for 5 days and had a wonderful experience! It is very nice place with awesome facilities, perfect spot for kitesurfing, best instructors ever! Love it and gonna come back for sure! Peace & Love!
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reto S asked a question May 2017
Bern, Switzerland304 contributions204 helpful votes
Hi! Why do you think a kitestart is not possible? They told me it is... Kind regards
Answer from Withanage W
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Hi, Some of them start from just in front of Dinuda.But most of them go 200m to see by our boat to start kiting.
Ranjith De Alwis wrote a tip Mar 2021
Malabe, Sri Lanka25 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"upstairs has a good view of the sea"
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Laylan G wrote a tip Sept 2019
Singapore, Singapore368 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great sunset view"
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suranga007 wrote a tip Dec 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka43 contributions23 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"ask for rooms with the lagoon view"
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Saliya R wrote a tip Nov 2018
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Lagoon View"
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darshakavidanage wrote a tip Oct 2018
Colombo, Sri Lanka14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Kite Surfing Lagoon Front Resort"
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PRICE RANGE
£20 - £34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sri LankaNorth Western ProvinceKalpitiya
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dinuda Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Dinuda Resort?
Nearby attractions include Kalpitiya Kite Beach (0.3 miles) and Kalpitiya Kite Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dinuda Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dinuda Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Dinuda Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Dinuda Resort?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dinuda Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The BNKR Cafe, Windy Waves Beach Restaurant, and Mamas Here Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dinuda Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an infinity pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Dinuda Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Dinuda Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dinuda Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Dinuda Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kalpitiya Kite Beach (0.3 miles).
Does Dinuda Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.
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