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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Traveling down the east coast we found this hotel:what a nice surprise! Beautiful swimming pool, nice beach, very friendly staff, very nice rooms : it has everything to spend a couple of days away from everything else!

Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

We stayed at Giman Free for six nights and there's not much to complain. It was pre-season, so we were the only guests most of the time. Perfect for relaxing... The resort has a wide garden and the bungalow are also pretty spacious. You'll find everything in it, what you need. Safe, fan, ac, bathtub and shower, fridge, etc.
The restaurant is also pretty good - we got asked what kind of food we want every day (booked half board) and the chef created excellent and BIG meals! Absolutely no complains here! If you go there better book half or full board, as it is really in the middle of nowhere, so no shops or restaurants you can go to. No prob for us.
Of course you meet many small and bigger animals in the big garden, but we haven't seen any snakes or monkeys, so all good. The only critic I have is: There's a small patio at each bungalow, only equipped with chairs, that are absolutely not comfy. As there's enough room it would be better to equip the patios with deck/beach chairs! As there are also trees planted close to the patios, more than one hammock would be cool, too. Overall we had a great time and would stay there again, if we are in the area. Ah, and very nice staff as well, keep up the good work!

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jagger666
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Damith R, Director of Sales at Giman Free, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Dear Sabine,

Thank you for posting a TripAdvisor review of your recent stay at Giman Free Beach Resort in Passikuddha.

It was a pleasure to know that you find our location, service and facilities to your satisfaction and we truly appreciate your complimentary remarks.

We appreciate you taking the time to highlight our areas for improvement which we will certainly look into to it.After all it is only through guest feedback that we are able to improve on the services we provide.

Your patronage is appreciated and our team would be delighted to welcome you back in the near future.

Sincerely yours,

Damith Ratnayake.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Had a great holiday with my family! Beautiful and clean private beach, friendly staff, clean, large, quite rooms with unique design! Loved the extra bed on the top & the design!

Looking forward to visit again!

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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3  Thank gopi291975
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Damith R, Director of Sales at Giman Free, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Dear Mr. Gopi & Family,

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to a personal review here at TripAdvisor following your stay at the Giman Free Beach Resort in Passikuddha..

We are delighted to note that you found our overall service and facilities to your satisfaction, as this is what we strive to achieve at all times.

We do look forward to welcoming you back to Giman Free Beach Resort in Passikuddha in the not too distant future.

Sincerely yours,

Damith Ratnayake.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We visited Giman Free in March 2018, during the off season. The response and attentive service from staff form the time of our reserving to the time of exit was impeccable. The resort is located on the beach, so it was very calm and you could swim in the shallow waters freely. There is one part of the beach which we thought was not very clean, but the staff said they are working on this matter. The food was very fresh, especially the sea food and the chef tried to always cater to our needs. However, they do lack expertise in serving western/fusion food. The rooms are clean and well maintained. All in all I would recommend anyone to stay at Giman if they are looking for a place of serenity and seclusion.

Room Tip: Best if you want a quiet secluded vacation. On the beach and organic food!
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank Rashindu M
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Damith R, Director of Sales at Giman Free, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Dear Rashi,

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to post a personal review here at TripAdvisor following your recent stay at Giman Free Beach Resort in Passikuddha..

We are delighted to note that you found our overall service and facilities to your satisfaction, as this is what we strive to achieve at all times.

Further our Staff do clean the beach every morning and do appreciated your views letting us know. We will follow up the same with concern Supervisor and the Staff.

We do look forward to welcoming you back to Giman Free Beach Resort in Passikuddha in the not too distant future.

Sincerely yours,

Damith Ratnayake.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We had the most amazing time at Giman Free. If you are looking for an affordable place to relax by the beach, this is the ideal place to do that. Our family room was spacious and clean with a very big bathroom.

The private beach is kept clean (not so much the adjoining public beach) and it's truly wonderful to sit down by the beach or have a swim at both sunrise and sunset. All the staff from the resort, manager to the chef to the waiting staff and room service went out of their way to make our stay amazing. As the number of guests were small, the buffet wasn't on; but the chef was very happy to ask us what we wanted and served as a number of remarkable meals. Food for the resort is mostly sourced from the organic veggi patch on the property and the locally caught fish, which make them always so fresh and delicious.

They've cleared just enough bush to create the resort, so you can expect a few creepy crawlies to be around. But the staff do their best to keep the place tidy and we didn't find this an issue.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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2  Thank Ruwani D
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