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Dinuda Resort
Reviewed 16 August 2014

A depressing place. We had trouble finding it (it's off the main road and the staff weren't picking up the phone) and once we found it we wished we hadn't. The staff do not care, it looks like it's basically a bunch of teenagers getting drunk on the premises whilst pretending to provide some minimum 'customer service'. The rooms are less than basic and were seemingly last furnished in the 80's, they are not clean, there was no hot water when we were there and electricity only went on from 6pm. The 'free wifi' they claimed to have was a dongle shared by the entire resort - thankfully the only other guests apart from us were people next door so we could both access the web. We did that to book a hotel which we left for the next morning, ahead of our planned departure. We wouldn't recommend going and were incredibly pleased once we left for Negombo.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Withanage W, General Manager at Dinuda Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 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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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We were looking for somewhere peaceful to stay after travelling for a month in Sri Lanka. We turned up at Dinuda and found the staff not very helpful. The rooms were not very clean and the shower poor. Many of the rooms had not been cleaned after the previous occupants. The whole place had an air of neglect. The price was expensive compared to other places in Sri Lanka, even taking into account the fact that they needed a generator and were off the beaten track. We looked at another place nearby and stayed there. The Dinuda is not right on the beach but off the lagoon. They need to get their act together if they want to be a success. I would say think carefully before you stay here

Stayed: February 2014
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Withanage W, General Manager at Dinuda Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 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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Reviewed 31 July 2013

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.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Withanage W, General Manager at Dinuda Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 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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Reviewed 26 August 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 February 2016
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Sethawadiya Road, Kalpitiya 61360, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > North Western Province > Kalpitiya
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Kalpitiya
Price Range: £13 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dinuda Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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