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Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

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602 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely stay at Drifters. The owner is really accommodating to flexible vacation schedules and can give great suggestions about where to go for services and sightseeing when asked. Having a seaside balcony room was great to spend a rainy hour or two reading and relaxing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent an initial 2 nights here then extended it due to excellent service and facilities of the venue. Beach is right in front and the pool enables you to get a couple of laps in when you are not crashing into the surf. Staff were always on hand with the owner paying special attention and sorting out any of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

You can find anything you need here. The room with a balcony for 2 was the best on the seaside. The staff is funny and helpful, same as the owner Lalith. If you love surfing, it is just on the surfing beach. If you don't like the waves, they have a pool. The food was also nice, the place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This hotel was recommended by our daughter who used to live in Sri Lanka working for an NGO.We are both in our 60's and were a little concerned at what we might find. We should not have been What we got was the best beach holiday we have had. The rooms were simple but very clean and quiet. The food... More 

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Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We stayed for 9 days. Lalith the owner went out of his way to make us comfortable. He is eager to help everyone at the hotel. He organized trips, hotel pick-ups and drop offs and late check-outs. He is very reasonable with his prices. The hotel offers excellent food, no need to eat any where else! The hotel offers a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really enjoyed our time at Drifters. We extended our first stay there, and against our plans, we ended up there also for the last four nights of our trip. The atmosphere and quality of service was just on a different level than we experienced elsewhere. Location of the hotel is great, just by the beach and no noise from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had a great time staying at the Drifters. Good rooms, clean loo, awesome views from the room of the beach, Would definitely recommend this place. Lalith goes out of his way to arrange things you need, be it forex or motorcycle rental!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed for 18 nights ,wish it could have been more, could not fault anything. Laith and staff cannot do enough for you, my husband bought his surf board , and as we were staying awhile Laith moved us to bigger room , would not hesitate to recommend this hotel ,as it was our first time in Sri Lanka, and... More 

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Tenby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Just come back from a very enjoyable stay at drifters hotel, staff are great can't do enough for you nothing is too much trouble , location is excellent right on the beach ,hope to see you all next year,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Hotel has very clean rooms (compared to many other hotels in Sri Lanka), and is situated right on the beach. Trough our stay, we have seen two different rooms, basic ones are fan only without proper mattress, but fine if you are on budget. Deluxe rooms have Air-Con, however in our room it was working ether full power or off.... More 

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