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Ranga's Beach Hut

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Beach Hut Road, Arugam Bay | Pottuvil, Eastern Province, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wollongong, Australia
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I don't often write 'average' reviews but I must say that I left Beach Hut feeling a little average. After traveling in Sri Lanka and having amazing service everywhere we went we were excited to get to Beach Hut because everyone had told us how amazing it was. On arrival we were walked around by the manager who was very... More 

Thank KirstyWrightYoga
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food there is very good, It is a really peace place to chill-out at any time. It's totally different from the other places in Arugambay. I met some great people in that place. If you want to rent a room in Beach Hut you must reserved a long time ago. It's a very requested location.

Thank Olivier H
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach Hut is the perfect place for relaxing and a true Sri Lankan experience. Definitely the best place to stay in Arugam Bay! We got a cabana just in front of the sea, quite spacious. The rooms are very basic so not the place to stay if you are looking for a fancy hotel but I would recommend it to... More 

Thank acc2015
Traunstein, Germany
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Good breakfast and adequate accomodation for a sensible price. People are not pushy here as in other places in Abay. All in all a very relaxed atmosphere that makes you want to come back. The evening meals an be highly recommended if you travel on low budget.

Thank stekle2015
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

As we heard that it was a really good place and worth it in Abay we tried to book by email, by the website and by Facebook (weeks before), and we got nothing back. At the end, the day before we called and we made the booking of the beach cabana, they asked us to send a text message for... More 

Thank Laura F
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Our plan was to stay 4 nights but ended staying for 11 nights. The place and vibe was amazing. Kuna and the others were the best. Because of the big tables and (very!!) good day specials you knew everyone at beach hut. One big happy family. I would say the best place in Sri Lanka to meet people and feel... More 

Thank Sascha v
Rivoli, Italy
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This place, so well reviewed on travel guides has been a terrible experience. The common area is dirty, so full of flies and insects. Tables smell. The room we were given was very dirty. We had to ask for second sheet, second towels , meaning the room was even not prepared. Mouses were in the room, but also cockroaches, small... More 

Thank SabinaSilvi
Bangkok, Thailand
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you on the backpacker path or just want to stay at a very social place, you cant go past the Beach Hut. I originally booked 4 nights and stayed 10, the place was just to fun to leave. Kuna the manager was very accommodating help me extend my stay 3 separate times. The place is booked out over July... More 

Thank Jesse A
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Really enjoyed my stay, excellent vibe. Bit of a further walk into town than other places but definitely worth staying for the hospitality and dinners! Great range of food and beverages at the communal area and very social place. Recommended.

Thank Joshua D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I tried to book a room from Beach hut for one week, I never got one. I totally understand that they are fully booked in high season. But the way they replied my inquiry was really unprofessional. I send e-mail asking for a room for one, and all I got was "early bird catches the worm, bye". And then another... More 

Thank hme16
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