expedia
Photo gallery

Karpaha Sands

Star Rating
4.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.9 / 5Exceptional
10 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pasikuda Beach
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kalkudah Beach
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady
    19 min drive
  • Airport
    Batticaloa (BTC)
    38 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • Kolaya Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Palam Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More details
  • Seed Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More details

About this area

Kalkudah

Located in Valachchenai, Karpaha Sands is on the beach. Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady and Our Lady of Sorrows Church are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Pasikuda Beach and Kalkudah Beach.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pasikuda Beach - 15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kalkudah Beach - 16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Saint Nicholas Church Chenkalady - 19 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Batticaloa Lagoon - 23 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Batticaloa’s Lighthouse - 37 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Sea view restaurant – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Open daily.
  • Open Lounge bar – Rooftop bar. Open daily.

About this property

Karpaha Sands

Shorefront hotel with a children's pool
Guests at this beach hotel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a children's pool and barbecue grills. All 17 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities available to guests include MP3 docking stations, separate dining areas and separate sitting areas.
Karpaha Sands offers 17 forms of accommodation with MP3 docking stations and a safe. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate dining areas and includes day beds. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers.
Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a deep soaking bath and a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Valachchenai hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and blackout curtains. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.
A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. A computer station is located on-site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.
This luxury hotel also offers a kids' pool, spa services and a library. Complimentary self-parking is available on-site.
Karpaha Sands has designated areas for smoking.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a kids' pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 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

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types at the property

MastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Karpaha Sands Hotel
  • Karpaha Sands Valachchenai
  • Karpaha Sands Hotel Valachchenai

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bike hire
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Separate dining area

Conveniences

  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Feather duvet
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Deep-soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

Nearby things to do

Where to eat

  • Sea view restaurant – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Open daily.
  • Open Lounge bar – Rooftop bar. Open daily.

Frequently asked questions

4.9

Exceptional

5 - Excellent
9
4 - Good
1
3 - Okay
0
2 - Mediocre
0
1 - Poor
0
4.9
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
4.7
Amenities
4.8
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great!

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

Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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.

Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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).

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

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.

Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2018

Tell us how we can improve our site