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Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

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602 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 23 hotels in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed being by the beach rather than heading back to the big cities in SL and decided to stay one extra night in Hikkaduwa after a 2 night stay in Mirissa. I called around and a few places were closed for 'maintenance' as July is sposed to be their low season, but luckily Drifters was open and happy to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed here for one night on the recommendation of a fellow traveler and it was absolutely perfect. It has all the basic facilities you need, the location is BEAUTIFUL, the staff are wonderful, so helpful and friendly, and really went out of their way to organize our room (as we booked last minute) and arrange for transfer to... More

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Belgorod, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It was unbelievable trip.We went to Hikkaduwa to make a wedding day our relatives and friends.There were 13 people.It was very difficult to find a place.But we did it. When we came to Colombo a driver was waiting us, he took us to driffters hotel and villa.Lalith and all people,who work with him are very friendly,and they always ready to... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I spent 3 weeks at Drifters Hotel. the room was very nice and clean, the staff were very nice and warm and Lalith the menneger is a very nice and decent guy. Even though this is more of a family and coupels hotel, it can be very nice for singel which are looking for a clean nice place, close to"... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I booked the hotel looking at the tripadvisor review. The positive of the hotel is the location bang on the beach. Sea view rooms are limited and we I was not fortunate to get a sea view room. Hotel staff and Lalith himself is very warm and helpful and ensures that you enjoy a good vacation. Negative is rooms are... More

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DriftersHotel, Owner at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated and I am happy you enjoyed your overall stay at Drifters. I am sorry our rooms did not meet your expectations. When you were with us a year ago it was the off-season so, although we keep the rooms very clean, they can be tired and wearing the scars of a busy... More

Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My husband and I spent 5days at the Drifters in March and we had the best time at this hotel. I am not trying to advertise or promote this hotel but we truly had the best time that its a must to mention it. Anyway, the hotel is situated right on the beach so you can jump into the beautiful... More

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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We spent 10 days in Drifters. We booked a room in advance on a recommendation of our friends who enjoyed staying there a year ago. Since we booked early, Lalith (who runs Drifters) offered us a very nice room #16 (2nd floor with a separate balcony). It was clean, with a wide comfortable bed, A/C, small fridge and a shower... More

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Ennis, Ireland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in February 2014 and apart from 7 nights we stayed here the whole time we loved it so much. For us Hikkaduwa was perfect for what we wanted and we really enjoyed drifters so we decided to stay here the entire time. We stayed both in the guest house (which is just over the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very very basic for a 70$ room not worth it at all No power backup system at all if the electricity goes off which can happen often , had to sleep without power and had to actually wake up and run around with the only available security guard at 2:am trying to find a solution Poor security

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DriftersHotel, Owner at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you did not have a happy experience with us. I apologise again to you for this but I feel I must explain to you again and to other Trip Advisor members reading your review that such occurrence is not common at all at Drifters. Like your country, India, Sri Lanka is also a developing country, and power cuts do... More

Zheleznodorozhny, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was a very nice vacation in the end of February and in the beginning of March. The hotel is very beautiful. The main thing is that it is by the ocean where you can feel the smell of it and see the serfing going on. Hotel administration was at the upper level and the restaurant administration boss was the... More

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Address: 602 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa #5 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
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Drifters is a medium-sized, owner-operated hotel in the heart of the best beach and surfing spot in Hikkaduwa. Drifters offers comfortable, clean rooms built around a garden and swimming pool, with a restaurant opening onto the beach. Service is Drifters' mantra and owner Lalith is always on hand to give personal attention to all guests. ... more   less 
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