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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just completed a week-long stay in Arugam Bay. We spent five nights at the Hideaway, and were sad to find them fully booked for the final two nights of our stay. I can't recommend the place highly enough. Sharon Tissera and her crew create a wonderful atmosphere where you feel like part of the family, welcomed into what... More 

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

Dear Alex, What a pleasure it was to have you and the family stay - and then to have such a "small world moment" discovering mutual friends - That's what makes it all more worthwhile. Delighted that you enjoyed our little corner of the world and here's hoping you will be back to get away from it all! We look... More 

Walvis Bay, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment I arrived, Sharon (The owner), she just made me feel like Hideaway was going to be my home, she is just amazing, as well as every single member of the staff. The food is by far, the best of Arugam and would easily compete in any European capital, she elaborates different plates all the time. Not only... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! Delighted you stayed with us and enjoyed discovering our little corner of the Bay. We certainly loved having you and the Boys still miss your presence in our midst. Cant wait for you to return! Best from the Bay! More 

Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We highly recommend Hideaway - our bungalow was gorgeous, the staff are very helpful, friendly and efficient, the food is fantastic and the atmosphere beautiful, warm and inviting. The hotel introduced us to local guide and driver Jaya who took us on wonderful trips around the area showing us some beautiful temples and wildlife including elephants, crocodiles and monkeys and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us and Delighted that you had such a wonderful time discovering the wild and raw East Coast of Sri Lanka staying at Hideaway. Best from the Bay! More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hideaway like its name suggests is a hidden gem of a destination, be it to stay, to dine or chillax at the amazing juice/lounge bar. Me and wife returned this year for our 2nd stay at Hideaway, we will certainly be returning next year and for many years to come for our annual trip to Arugam bay. The staff are... More 

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

Thank you ever so much, Tom for taking the time to review us and for your positive feed back on are different outlets and the restaurant which is close to my heart! We look forward to your return and hope that you will be back sooner than later. Best from the Bay! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hideaway is perfectly located a short stroll from pretty much everything! The staff were friendly & helpful - Sharon is delightful & brings great warmth to the experience. It was also reassuring that they could book tuk tuks for us to the other beaches so we knew we were getting the right price. Food was great although would have been... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hideaway is exactly what you're looking for. Amazing bungalows in a beautiful tropical garden with plenty of privacy and a number of great spaces to relax, eat and socialise. The service is excellent, both friendly and professional, which is really rare. There is nowhere better in Arugam Bay... We looked.

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

Hi Daniel, Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review us and I am glad you enjoyed your time at the Bay. Now that you have had a taste of what the East Coast has to offer, I do hope we will see you back in our neck of the woods - For a longer time of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here 3 nights and had such a great time. Sharon and her team are passionate about making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Lovely and comfortable rooms, great recommendations for sightseeing, fabulous fresh and local food, funky cafe at the front with great coffee and a relaxed bar to enjoy cocktails in the evening. Thank you... More 

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

Dear Jess and Bell, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for choosing Hideaway as your choice in accommodation whilst in the Bay. Hope the rest of your time in Sri Lanka was amazing.. Would love to find out how the retreat went and whether you were able to get some great organic spices.. Till we meet... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a family cabana for two teenage children and two adults. There are a lot of positives with this place, ambience, location and great food but I will get a couple of gripes out of the way. We booked 4 nights. There was no website we could book through so i had to contact the hotel direct and pay... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended by several friends who have gone back year after year and now I know why! Easily the nicest place to stay in Arugam Bay. The team are charming and friendly and instantly make you feel as if you are at home...so much so, that I guarantee you will not want to leave! The vibe is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Hideaway has artfully blended old school charm with vibrant and young energy to make this a perfect place to park up. The cottages and the main house ooze color and traditional old school details that are romantic, nostalgic and comfortable. The juice & coffee bar has the best menu that will rev you up as you head back from a... More 

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