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Dehiwela, null, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We booked an A/C double room which cost us Rs.3,000/= per day + 10% service charge. The room was neat and clean, with color coded floors and walls, TV and attached bathroom/toilet. It is around 2kms from Pasikuda beach and if you are fit enough you can walk it or take an Auto for around Rs.100/- to Rs.150/-, and enjoy...

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very happy with my stay at Simla Inn, ideal place to relax, clean rooms, WiFi, AC, couldn't ask for more. Food is delicious, Kalkudah beach is second to none and Rexion and Angel are the nicest persons you will ever meet. Need a ride, sth to eat or drink, want to learn how to cook Sri Lankan meals, have your...

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

The business has a really great sense of history having been affected by both the war and the tsunami so its really nice to see it coming back. The downstairs rooms were good, the upstairs ones had a bit of a bug issue. Although they don't bite, we had developed bug slapping twitches from being massacred by mosquitos so often...

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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Hi! Simla inn is a very good place to stay. The acommodation and the Food was excellelent!! Also I felt home during my stay. I love the couple rexion and angel because they treated me like their family. The hospitality and kindness of the owner is incridibly amazing. Also the place is near the beach. They have bicycle for rent...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 17 May 2015

In total we come to the same conclusion as many before us: Friendly staff, but rooms not very clean, food overpriced, and on checkout very creative in the billing procedure the final bill can easily add up to ~2-3 times the expected sum. Our experience: The staff was indeed very friendly, which makes it difficult for us to write these...

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2Thank Horst H
Reviewed 1 May 2015

checked in around 11 pm here on a short notice. Rexion and his wife did manage to prepare a average dinner. room and bath room was small but clean. if you are planing to check in there talk to Rexion about prices first. prices are reasonable but any one can get disappointed with there ad-dons

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Ella, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 18 August 2014

The room and attached bathroom at Simla Inn was basic but clean. Friendly Rexion and his lovely wife Angel were very helpful and made sure that we had a comfortable stay. Simla Inn is very close to the Passekudah and Kalkudah beaches. We decided to go to Kalkudah and it was absolutely beautiful and almost deserted! We had just one...

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london
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

We are staying at another hotel so cannot comment on the reooms however we read about the food at Simla Inn and had dinner there last night. Best Sri Lnakan food we had so far!!! Rexion and his wife Angel are lovely! Rexion picked us up from our hotel with his tuk tuk. The whole deal was very good value!!!...

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Bournemouth
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Pros: delicious food, friendly staff. Cons: We didn't think the prices were fair. There are other hostels closer to the beach. On his website AC rooms are 3000 rupees, but we were charged 4000. Rex offered to take us to Batticaloa to see the lighthouse and fort. He said this would be 3000 rupees including waiting time, but then asked...

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bern
Reviewed 26 July 2013

On our five week trip through Sri Lanka we discovered this little but lovely place close to the beautiful beaches of Passekudah and Kalkudah. At Simla Inn we enjoyed the great hospitality and food and had a wonderful time surrounded by the lovely Rexion and Angel. We strongly recommend this place for all those travellers, who want to enjoy the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The old guest house in Kalkudah Welcome to Simla Inn Tourist Guest House! One of the oldest guesthouses in Kalkudah, started by Victoria in June 1978 on Kalkudah Beach, destroyed by the tsunami, rebuilt inland and now run by her son Rexion and his wife Angel. Good range of tasty meals in the restaurant. A friendly and colourful guesthouse in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere. ROOMS: 8 A/C and non A/C rooms with attached bathroom and veranda. 1 non A/C single room, 2 non A/C double rooms and 5 family rooms (2 non A/C + 3 A/C) are available. Rates: A/C room: 3000 Rs. Non A/C rooms: Single: 1500 Rs - Double: 2000 Rs - Family: 2500 Rs. FOOD: Mostly Sri Lankan and Western food: Rice and curry, rotti, stringhoppers, kiribath, dosai, fried rice, noodles, etc. Sweet items: fruit salads, muesli, ice cream, etc. Selection of fresh fruit juices (papaya, carrot, etc.) and soft drinks. Examples of prices: Rice and fish curry: 350 Rs, fried rice with chicken: 500 Rs, prawns portion: 550 Rs . Space can be provided for the guests to cook. ADDITIONAL FACILITIES: Laundry. Internet. International calls. Parking facilities. TV. Garden. Available place for children to play.Bicycle rental. Recreation facilities: carrom board, cards, badminton. 3-wheeler, scooter and van for hire. Pick up from Valaichchenai railway station or Colombo airport on demand. 15 minutes walk from the beach (5 minutes by vehicle). Languages spoken: Tamil, English, Sinhala. ... more   less 

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Address: Passikudah Road, Kalkudah 30410, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Kalkudah
Price Range: $18 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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