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Surf 'n Sun Guesthouse & Restaurant

Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Surf n Sun is a fine accommodation BUT the owners are charmless, unfriendly and not helpful at all. They do not care about providing a nice experience to their customers. As we decided to leave one day earlier as originally planed we were criticized in a very rude way because we did not inform them earlier. Even if the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place - the setting is beautiful and the bar is such a cool and chilled place to hang out. Some of the cabanas are really lovely - if recommend upgrading to a pricier one as they aren't much more expensive but much more comfortable. Owners are great. Would recommend for friends, couples, backpackers, surfers

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An attractive setting for the cabanas, we stayed in the villa which whilst a spacious attractive space was set at the far rear of the property up an unlit path. The villa and its furnishings reflected the price paid however the management and care taken was really lacking- of the two brothers the one who welcomed us was completely disinterested,... More 

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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The owner is a great guy,with a big hart and full of understanding!!! Safe place,clean rooms,amazing gardens and fontaines with many Bhudist art and sculpetures... They ofer also nice drinks,good food and Music!!!!

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We stayed for three nights and it turned out to be a nice place to stay. The first night we stayed in the cheap cabana which is perfect if you are young, have a budget and a cute partner who only wants to suck on your cocktails and blow your candle out. If this is the case stay for as... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Beautiful cabanas set in an exquisite garden. Stay here if you can! Chill areas supported by great chill-out music. Board hire available if you wanna surf. Very close to the Kamana National Park which is a must, along with the forest hermitage and amazing views over endless forests... Thanks Saman...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The love put into this place is more then explained not only in the deco but also the dedication and effort put into it. Rooms are spacious, super clean and vary from showers baths and hammocks. You have local shops and restaurants all around the street and surf boards to rent. Close to the sea and the jungle, perfect spot.... More 

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We stayed in July 2014. Slow at getting around to reporting but it needs to be done! The managers are young guys and brothers. If the expression "too cool for school" can be used than this applies to this joint. After a day of beaching we returned to our bungalow (nothing fancy) and the owners had removed a seat and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Arrived here at night after a long 9 hrs drive from Colombo (costing 23000 srilankan rupees- fair price) to be housed in a deluxe room, looked good but the toilet was awful, cockroaches running around, that night was terrible for me. Luckily in the morning the friendly manager cum owner shifted us to the villa costing 120 $ instead of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Surf N' Sun is easily one of the best guest houses along the main strip. There is a very cool lounge area in the front that makes for a great place to relax and read a book in the day or enjoy a cocktail from the famous cocktail waiter Jo, at Surf 'N Sun (the best in A-Bay) by night.... More 

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