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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are pretty basic and quiet clean, but I won't take it as a first choice. However, the restaurant is really good: perfect location in front the sea, nice waiters and tasty meals. Omelets are super tasty!!! A great place for a lovely breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel but had a wonderful dinner on the beach and great excursions with the Shiva's team. We were able to sit on the sand close to the water, where we could watch the sunset and the fishermen haul in their catch. After dark they lit candles on the driftwood and it was really quite magical.... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good value for money rooms considering that they are directly at the beach. Nice garden and sun beds. Good wifi, working also in the rooms. The restaurant could be much better. The menu is "westernised" and same as anywhere. Sri Lankan dishes only on demand and require minimum 3-4 portions. At least dhal curry should be available always. The beach... More 

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We hadn't booked but were able to get 2 double rooms for 2 nights when we arrived at Shiva's. The rooms on the ground floor are pretty basic, undecorated, the windows don't let in a breeze, but the fan and A/C do the trick. Due to the bathroom door locking (and no way of opening it), we were moved to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This hotel is in a prime location right on the beach and offers complimentary private sun lounger huts with mats, to shelter from the strong sun. The beach is lovely, really quite quiet except for the small motor boats which frequently ferry visitors to and from pigeon island. The hotel restaurant offers standard fare for tourists at tourist prices but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We weren't off to a good start at this place. Arrived after a fairly long travel and just agreed to the first room that was offered to us. We stupidly also thought A/C isn't necessary as we were expecting a breeze to be coming from the sea - big mistake (x2). Room 204 on the first floor - the old... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Lovely quiet little place on the beach We love to travel. And normally I prefer to stay in a more budgeted hotel and spend that money on other activities. But I am in love with this hotel. Very Friendly Staff. Owner is very nice guy. We loved this location and really liked the accommodation itself. Food Is very cheap and... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The greatest advantage of this hotel is that is really is on the beach! Breakfast and dinner is served in the restaurant that is situated next to the beach or even on a table in the sand on the beach itself. The hotel and its rooms itself were a bit old (we had a basic room, the more expensive rooms... More 

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Borobudur, Indonesia
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32 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The restaurant here had nothing that I ordered. Each time that I ordered (whatever the selection) it was unavailable. They can't make a pot of tea either, which I found to be astonishing, given the 'Tea Country' bent on things in Sri Lanka. I started to suspect that they didn't like me for some reason (in the end, it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I can't say enough good things about Shiva's. It's basic but clean and so convenient for the beach - it's only a few steps away. The staff really make Shiva's what it is, especially the owner. He really went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay, nothing was too much trouble for him and he never... More 

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