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Surf 'n Sun Guesthouse & Restaurant

Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So- our first impression was that this place has the most amazing gardens and such a gorgeous chill out area. Then we met the owner who was standoffish and a bit difficult to relate to however we took the room anyway because we love the vibe so much and we are really glad we did. Nothing in town compares to... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the best hotel to accommodate in Arugam Bay.Saman ,the owner of the Hotel is a very kind & helpful person..thank you for his hospitality.Do not hesitate to book! By the way , if you cant find any available rooms, you can try all the cocktails in the bar ,as the bartender is very talented and prepares delicious cocktails.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner has built the place from the he was born in, loves his garden and his place. Every single item is picked up carefully and shows the touch of someone who has the passion the create things. The chef and bartender is also chosen very carefully, with great skills. Try: seafood pizza, bloody mary and all kinds of daiquiri... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 6 on a surfing trip over in Arugam Bay. We stayed 6 nights at Surf N Sun & loved the atmosphere here....the plants were amazing around the place & you could tell were very looked after being a plant lover myself :) Has the best place to chill sitting out on the large decking listening... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped there several times for a dinner. Designed cozy and comfortable, good place to hangout for a drink or a dinner. A bit expensive but still worth visiting. Cocktails are pretty strong and food portions are medium sized.

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Ameide, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we walked trough the gate we were amazed. The garden is lovely, the cottage has a hammock and a nice place to sit in front of it, the bed was okay and had a muscitonet and a fan, the bathroom was simple, clean, and had a tree growing out of the shower :) In the evening the place had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Villa and paid extra for air on. When we arrived the room smelled and the floor was covered in ants. The doors didn't properly close, we had 1 thin dirty single sheet for two people as a blanket and the staff was a bit too relaxed. Three different people gave us 3 different information about the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a firm booking and checked in on the booking in the morning, in person. When we arrived, they apologised for not having our room, and then asked us to empathise with them for the difficult situation. One of the guys raised his voice at me whilst lying about the whole situation. We had to move elsewhere as he... More 

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at another guest house in Arugam bay and knew when we arrived we wanted to extend, but they had no room. We made a booking at Surf and Sun in person a few days before we planned to check in and confirmed it in writing with the owner. When we came to check in he at first... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We loved this place so much. A perfect retreat away from the craziness of A-Bay. Saman (the owner) is incredibly relaxed but still manages to keep the place in amazing condition. Brilliant music all the time and endless areas to lie down and sip a cocktail. Cabanas are great - nice bathrooms and comfortable beds! Can organise safaris from here... More 

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