Karpaha Sands

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Overview of Karpaha Sands

Karpaha Sands

4.5 star property
Kiran beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,2/10 Superb

18 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
The price is R3 118
Price available on 2022/07/01
Kimbula Thona, Kiran, Eastern Province, 000000
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Pasikuda Beach - 41 min drive

About this property

Karpaha Sands

Karpaha Sands is a great choice for your beach stay in Kiran. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in massages. Sea view restaurant serves international cuisine and the rooftop bar is a great place to grab a drink. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include a poolside bar, a children's pool, and a terrace. Fellow travelers like the beach location and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bicycle rentals


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • No elevator (single level property)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • MP3 docking station

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Day bed

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages.


Sea view restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.
Open Lounge bar - Onsite rooftop bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Karpaha Sands Hotel Kalkudah
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Karpaha Sands Kiran
Karpaha Sands Hotel Valachchenai
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Valachchenai Karpaha Sands Hotel
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Karpaha Sands Hotel Kiran

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Stunning hotel. Delightful staff
Stunning hotel. Loved the architecture and style, very contemporary and in harmony with the elements. My garden tented room was very comfy and the private garden / beach super secluded . The outdoor cascade shower was amongst luxuriant plants that got showered as I did! Excellent recycling of water! Staff was delightful. A special thanks to the wonderful Kapil at reception who got out of his way to help me get a train. Food was delicious. Pool was so amazing and the beach pretty wild. Very windy as it is the rainy season . I did get some rain, a full day of it. But got two days of sun / overcast. I still do not regret coming out of season. It was an excellent stay.
MME, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Magical and Fabulous Location
This is probably one of the most beautiful locations I have been to in Sri Lanka and I have been to so many. Absolutely stunning and magical. The rooms are super comfortable. And we just loved it. We really did not want to leave.
Sriyani, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful beachside property with individual bungalows with all of the amenities! Soft sand and crystal clear water. Beautiful pool, great restaurant, and amazing staff. No tv in the room but there is a room near the restaurant with tv, computers, books, and children’s play area. Rooms are very spacious with a separate seating area and a lovely outdoor shower in addition to an indoor bathtub.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazin place with unbelievable views and privacy! You really have to experience this place yourself! The only place for improvment would in my opinion be the service. While the service is currently friendly and well-intentioned, it is by no means polished. This will likely get better as the staff members get more experience
2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Karpaha Sands is well hidden, feels exclusive, and is full of the most sincere and accommodating staff, led by manager Noel. We were surprised by the beauty, comfort, and hospitality of this resort. Don't be surprised by the to (2km) dirt road or the lack of liquor license (currently) - the secret Sandy Beach and the juice bar far makes up for any inconveniences. You'll never want to leave.
Natalie, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Stayed 4 nights early March. Beautiful, peaceful setting. We had one of the beachfront rooms which was perfect. Everything exceptionally clean. It is very remote and our driver struggled to find it. It is completely on its own, no other hotels nearby. There is a develpment of hotels about 20 minutes by tuk tuk if you wanted to go somewhere else to eat but no restaurants near Karpaha. However the restaurant at Karpaha was very good and we were happy to eat there. The only negative was that the hotel does not have an alcohol licence alhough we knew this and bought wine in Kandy to take with us. But because of this the bar area is lacking atmosphere and under used - it would have been nice to sit in the bar and have a drink before dinner. Apart from this small criticism, everything was perfect.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Great staff and spa treatments. It’d greatly improve the guest experience if the strayed dogs and kitten are sent to an animal shelter (or at least not at the pool deck watching guests having lunch).
CY, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing beach hotel
Karpaha sands is everything you would want for a relaxing beach holiday. The service, quality of the facilities and rooms, food and people are all exceptional. The bonus is that the beach is quiet and stunning with the added interest of friendly fishermen, sea eagles and beautiful sunrises. One of the best hotels we’ve stayed in for a while and highly recommended.
Michael, 5-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location and attentive staff. Would return in a heartbeat. Not close to shops or anything else at all and far from the main road, but we were looking for a place to relax and swim and rest and all that is plentifully supplied.
Coljoy, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Viktoria, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review