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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect place to stay if you're planning to avoid the night-life in Arugam bay. The people staying here are mostly surfers looking for a quiet place to do their stuff. This part of the beach is also relatively empty compared to further down the coast. I stayed here for 1 night over the weekend and it was a great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an awesome vibe and great to check out the architecture and the gardens Pretty well priced and the food was quite good Overall I really enjoyed the experience We had one of the set dinners and I felt it was quite good value and nice to try something different

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the best time here, very friendly staff and so many people to chat to! Originally stayed for 3 nights but extended by 2 more as we had the best time! Stayed at 2 different beach huts, 2nd treetop cabana much nicer. Some issues with room, lighting being poor, no lock for the safe and we felt a little... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As a solo traveller I was looking for a sociable place to base myself for my 5 night stay in Arugam Bay. Beach hut was perfect. On arrival I was warmly greeted by Kuna, the manager, who became a friend/advisor/all round great guy. Within 5 minutes I'd met other travellers and had been shown to my base for the week.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Could only manage one night here. Good if you want somewhere really cheap (600 LKR) but bad if you want somewhere clean and comfortable. They are literally tree houses/ huts amoungst the sand. Sand gets everywhere. Outdoor toilet and shower. The shower does not offer much privacy. Lots of stray dogs, one of which crawled under the shower to drink... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lovely staff! Each member that was working at Beach Hut especially Karthi, Kuna, Kamaldas & the chef, have been absolutely amazing and helpful & friendly. The cabana we stayed in was very lovely and simple. Cabanas are also very cheap and are all you need if you're just backpacking or a couple on a budget!

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The dorms are really cheap. Got a room with two beds for 1200 shared between my friend and I for two nights. However just be warned that the dorm isn't too clean. There are cobwebs along the ceiling and lights. The beds only use thin mattresses. There are also many mosquitoes in the room as well as the common area... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Relaxed and great communal feel to the place. Friendly owners and a perfect place to met people. We only planned on staying for a few days but ended up spending a week there. Simple rooms but all you need when living on the beach.

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