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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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

we really enjoyed our stay at shiva´s. it is perfect for backpackers. nice local people, clean beach, friendly helpfull stuff. i can only recommend ! :) rooms are basic, but quiet, spacious, with everything neccesary - AC, mosquito net, bathroom (not one problem with warm water). it is not directly on the beach (sea view), but the distance is only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner and breakfast on this very nice place on the beach. The staff was very helpfull and arranged a trip to Uda Walawa national park and a ride all the way up to Ella. Check the website and webcam for the weather.

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Kusnacht, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights, because my other accomodation was fully booked. The staff (esp. in the restaurant) is really helpful and friendly, the beach is nice and they have a bbq every night with fresh seafood. The room itself was okay, considering the costs for it The bathroom therefore was disgusting. The toilet smelled and looked... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Rooms basic but clean. Staff nice. Rooms tends to run very hot at Night, but you can get ac for a thousand more. Overall an ok and a bit worn beachfront option. Room for negotiation. Attached restaurant is extremely slow. Waited 90 minutes for breakfast - scrambled eggs and toast?!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Shivas for 5 nights in late August. On arrival we were unhappy as the gentleman at reception wasn't the most welcoming. The door to our room had been left open and was full of flies and there was no toilet roll and only 1 towel. However, this was rectified promptly. This hotels location is idyllic and their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

No service, uncaring staff, overpriced. Don't stay here. We would have stayed elsewhere, but no vacancies anywhere. Chaotic reception, no tv, no hot water, no towels, toilet broken and filthy, door didn't close etc etc.

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Aylmer, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

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 August 18, 2015

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 August 16, 2015

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 August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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