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Aqua Hotel trincomalee

42 Alles Garden | Uppevelli, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Aqua Inns)
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Ranked #14 of 27 Trincomalee B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved hanging out every day at the great beach bar (Fernando's - but the service was TERRIBLE there - almost comical; music was good; upsetting to see stray dogs that aren't that well, so I fed the most sickly looking one sometimes, poor thing) but our two nights in a fan room weren't great because it was too hot... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a budget room in Aqua Hotel in August 2014 by phone using their official reservation line mentioned on their website. After some calls we reached a guy taking our reservation but requiring an advance payment. After some discussions on the phone he agreed to reserve the budget room without advance payment but he asked me to spell my... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to agree with the title of another review - "Location, location, location!". the supervisory staff is friendly and patient. Service staff is clueless - had to repeat our breakfast order thrice and they still did not get it right. Service is very slow - found it be true for most places across the country. The only place where... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could build the worst hotel on this piece of land and still I would struggle to give it 1/5, location is a 5/5 easily! However, transport this hotel to anywhere else and I would be struggling to find any positives at all. Overpriced, dirty and in need of renovation, the Aqua Hotel would suit travelers who are familiar with... More

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Uppsala County, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stay. Cheap and clean. Nice rooms with AC and a stunning beachview and it was possible to do sunrise yoga. Lot of things to choose for breakfast. The perfect place to chill out, nice backpacker atmosphere.

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Bangkok, Thailand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay at Aqua is the only bad experience I had ANYWHERE in Sri Lanka, and I LOVE Sri Lanka. Please check my other reviews to verify that I am not generally a complainer. We booked through Agoda, which made us pay up front, and so we felt trapped there. Otherwise we would have left after our first night. We... More

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the beach, small pool, nice beach bar (apart from the shocking service). We had a standard room on first floor, small balcony so we could see the sea. Room was clean, but basic, cold water only (would expect hot for the price), interesting plumbing, decent mosquito net, adequate bed, ceiling fan, clean towels and bedding. It was basic,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved here after having stayed at the really crappy and overprised neighbouring hotel for two nights. The location is great, right on the beach, and the atmosphere of the bar/restaurant is great, good music, relaxed - a bit too much. When we were there it wasn'r very busy, but it really took ages to even place your order. I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok is an Inn, rooms are simple. Caves (beds for backpackers) are cheap and fun. Amazing beach culture: good music in the restaurant area in front of the sea, small but good dive shop, voleyball net, hammocks. I enjoyed it a lot. Food is good but takes long to place and to recieve a food order (understaffed). They have a... More

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Oslo, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the beautiful beach. Fernando's bar has a nice ambience. Here it stops. Our room was wore down, dark, uncomfortable mattress, disgusting bathroom, cockroaches... We checked out earlier than planned, although the room was already paid for. The staff was nice, but the service was very slow.

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Address: 42 Alles Garden | Uppevelli, Trincomalee 31000, Sri Lanka (Formerly Aqua Inns)
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Trincomalee
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Located on the best beach in Sri Lanka and awarded top 5 Best budget beach accomodation in the Guardian. We have accommodation to suit all budgets from Backpacker Caves to Standard rooms. The facilitis are what makes Aqua Inns attractive an outside pool, licensed beach bar, italian coffee machine serving espresso and cappuchino. A top 5* padi dive center, water sports and pigeon island trips. An aryuvedic spa, sun beds, Fernando's bar and grill restuarant serving , BBQ and many western and sri lankan dishes, beach bonfires, DJ parties on occasion. Yoga has just been introduced at sunrise and sunset ... more   less 
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