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Shiva's Beach Resort & Restaurant

Off A6 highway from Trincomalee | Alles Garden, Uppuveli / Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Aylmer, Canada
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has the unethical practice of sending an email the day before arrival saying the room is not available, despite the fact that the booking has been confirmed on Booking.com. weeks or months prior. The result is that many clients, including us arrive only to find that there is no room. Two other families who had confirmed four rooms... More 

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Liverpool,England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our arrival our reception was none too welcoming as he enquired whether we had a reservation or not as they were fully booked up. He scrutinised the paperwork for about ten minutes. On being shown our room we quickly discovered that this was not how it was described on Agoda. We were led to believe that we had a... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival it was clear the rooms were not as described on booking.com. No TV, no hot water in some of our four rooms, no light bulbs, and the place was filthy: one of us was even offered a room where the toilet hadn't been flushed. Complaints to staff brought an apathetic response - they made a half hearted attempt... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were weary of this place after reading the reviews but luckily we had no trouble with our booking and found the manager really helpful. Our room was fine, good size and good bathroom and it was clean. Understand some reviews re limited amenities but you pay for the location which is beachside which we loved! The staff in the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a reservation with Shiva's but when we arrived, they simply told us that they sent us an email to reconfirm our booking. We never got this email so we never replied. They cancelled our reservation and we had to leave and find something else! And this was rather impossible in the high season! It was a booking with... More 

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Babylon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked via Hotels.com For about $70, I guess I expected more. Positives: -one minute walk to beach -friendly staff (when you saw then) -restaurant had good food -free breakfast -wifi strong -free cabanas with mats (save them early!!) Negatives: -room (103) was dreary, no windows -shower not strong -mosquitos -no fresh towels -room not cleaned -no free water -never anyone... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 201 - one of the cheapest rooms, but it had some problems which we discussed with the manager who said they would be fixed by 12 the next day. When we went to bed the lock would not lock - so the manager came up and 'fixed it'. The door then locked, but come 5am when... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a room in Shivas on 15th of March as I knew it could be a problem to find sth in July, during the high season. The day before coming to Uppuvelli I got an email from the hotel about cancelling the reservation. They didn't give any reason!!! They are very irresponsible. If you don't want to be dissapointed... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Location is very good in Sri Lanka. we spent only 4 Nights here. But Direct beach and beach restaurant are excellent. this is 2nd trip in 2015. Restaurant is very special and cheap. Staffs are very friendly. Boat trip and dinner were very nice. Fresh fish and prawns are very delicious.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

IF you need a unforgettable dinner, Go to Shiva's beach resort in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. We spent only one week in Shiva's Resort. Dinner was super,super super. BBQ Night is super good. If you want fresh fish, ask Hotel staffs They arrange fishing boat. we caught 10 Kg Tunas. Fine. Kids enjoyed Sea, Beach and holidays.

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