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Mambo's Surfers Paradise

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Arugambay, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Mambo's Surfers Paradise
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stopped by Mambo's at sunset for a quick drink. My husband went up to the bar where he was completely ignored for ten minutes. The bar staff looked straight at him then turned away. He asked for a menu and it was flung at him. He came back to the table empty handed and very angry. I went up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Right on the beach real close to the main surf area. Rooms are located upstairs and it is extra for ac and the fans in the non ac rooms only do so much on a hot Sri Lankan night. They have wifi in the downstairs area. The guys who work there are quite lazy eg it can take up to... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just got back from 2 weeks in Hikkaduwa. Both my wife and I enjoyed walking the beach everyday and on one occasion called into Mambo to cool off and get some drinks and food. We sat down, the waiter eventually came over to whom we said a friendly 'hi' to which was greeted by a dirty look and menu's literally... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed at Mambos for 3 days, great location, lovely and clean rooms. The food here is also very very good, friendly staff and great cocktails in the evening ;)! We had a very good stay although we thought the place is a little bit overpriced. However we definitely recommend this place.

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New Delhi, India
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101 reviews 101 reviews
29 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Mambos is the best nightspot in Hikkaduwa right after Top Secret. It has a pool table, great round bar, facing the Indian Ocean with amazing Beach. Crowd is mostly European/Russian. Has all night DJ playing mixed international music. Highly Recommended.

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Erlangen, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much. Even if the people have been very arrogant, but still it was a nice place right in front of the best waves of the beach. The food quality was also good. Price-Value was ok!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It was the Off Season, but still you could see some Surfers around, the Rooms were very clean, the bathrooms were nice too, but sometimes the water preasure in there is less, the Bar is the best place, you could request for any of the lovely tropical Juices and its at your hand, the Food was tastety too, Mambo is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This review is for Mambo's at Aragmubay, Sri Lanka. Not yet listed on TA. Good! doesn't deserve to be listed at all. This place is well designed and well located but hopelessly operated by the manager/owner and his bevy of cronies who seem to regard guests as more of a nuisance than welcome. The simple but clean and tidy rooms... More 

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Macksville, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This review is for their Mambo's at Arugam Bay! Great location, nice rooms and its all down hill from there!Staff lazy,unfriendly and at times downright rude! At least half the menu was not available,what was available bland and overpriced.Place feels like it's there for the boy staff and guests are a general annoyance.Thought the owner a crass idiot sticking his... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with a friend for a total of three nights. We paid 3000 rupees a night for a two bed room, we got what we paid for. Rooms were a musty, old and not very appealing. Service was reasonable for the first two nights. Food in the restaurant was highly over priced and nothing different to the surrounding restaurants.... More 

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Address: Arugambay, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Mambo`s Place Hotel Hikkaduwa

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