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Hideaway Resort

Certificate of Excellence
Ulle, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Hideaway Resort
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of staying at hideaway in January 2015. The owner, Sharon is very welcoming and a wonderful host. She is also a very talented chef. The food at Hideaway was some of the best we had in Sri Lanka, and was a mix of traditional Sri Lankan fair with the option of western and Asian dishes. Set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at hideaways with my partner for 4 nights and we ended staying on for 5 and left wishing we had more time. Rooms where spacious and clean. The food was amazing. We ate all our meals there, with dinner menu changing almost every night we still didn't get to try everything. All the staff and management are great... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't rave about this place more. Lovely accommodation with gardens to walk through and a veggie patch. Run by a nice family who were very helpful in planning our time there and the rest of our trip. The food is the best in aragum bay - make sure you get the curry when it's available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic. Slow down,eat delicious,sleep deep,smile,surf.listen to jazz.staff make everything simple.frog in the bathroom,monkey in the tree outside the bungalow.what more could you ask for? Tuk tuks organised,beaches recommended,cold ales at hand.loved it.

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Dear Paul and Alison, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review us. It was such a pleasure having the family and you stay with us and for choosing to have dinner with us on Lucy's birthday. Glad you enjoyed your time at the various beaches and left the Bay having a super positive experience. Do hope... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our stay there and my friend actually had to drag me out of the bed when it was time for us to leave.Its a simple room with a very comfortable bed with homely and charming feel to it. I loved the space they allocated for the bunglow bathroom.Its garden isn't the nicely landscaped pretty type but one well... More 

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Bimali, thank you for your positive review. We really enjoyed having you here and appreciate you taking the time to write on our page. We hope to see you back here soon! Best from the Bay! More 

Stanton In Peak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located, small intimate property, set in maintained and upkept gardens. Accomodation is either above the dining area or within the grounds. Our cabana (bungalow) was well appointed with an outside bathroom. The staff are all friendly, professional and attentive, well managed by Sharon Tissera, who has a wealth of experience and full of suggestions about safe swimming, safaris, and... More 

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Charlie for your wonderful review! The whole team at Hideaway works very hard to make sure we keep to a certain standard and I'm glad to see that those efforts have paid off. We loved having you stay with us and it would be a pleasure to see you again if and when you are in Sri Lanka... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the long drive from Trincomalee, Arugam Bay felt like a bad choice for us - too many establishments squeezed into too small a space - until we walked into the gardens of The Hideaway. We experienced tranquility, good service and excellent food. We took a room over the reception area and were fully aware that it did not have... More 

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! It makes us all here extremely happy that we were able to turn what seemed like a bad choice for you in to a good one. It is so nice to see that you appreciate the same things we love about Hideaway and have embraced the things that others may not find too appealing.... More 

Stege, Denmark
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

we ordered 3 days stay but stayed in 5 days. The accommodation was tastefull. the kitchen combine Sri Lanka kusine and midditeranean. The Kithen itself (often a problem in these parts) was spotlesly clean and the service very charming. Exactley what we had hoped for after the mess in Unavantuna. We will be back,

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Dear Per, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review us and for extending your stay with us as you enjoyed it so much. It makes our job so much more rewarding when guests pause a minute and truly appreciate what we have to offer. I do hope you will return one day with your grandchildren as... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Hideaway was recommended to us by a friend who stayed there in 2009. The place had a tropical feel to it and really down to earth, lovely detail with decorations, furnishings and objects. The food was to die for and if there is something I will take away with me from Sir Lanka it was the tastes of the... More 

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you Evelyn for your positive feedback, it is always nice to hear of people coming and enjoying Hideaway for what it is. If the chance does come up again, we'd be more than happy to have you both with us again. Best from the Bay! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The room we stayed in was very comfortable and cozy. We slept very well and enjoyed the window coverings which allowed us to sleep in nice and late. The staff here is super friendly and helpful and the food is amazing. French toast to die for and the best coffee!

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thanks Rachel for taking the time to give us some positive feedback. It is very much appreciated and we really enjoyed having you with us. Hopefully we'll see you again in the near future. Best from the Bay! More 

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