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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First they offered us a TucTuc for to rent for a good price and after two days wehen we returned the TucTuc they wanted to have double the price. At first we did not accept that then very soon we said lets meet in the middle. At last we had to pay double the price and we were told that... More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not stay in the hotel but discovered the place as yoga classes were given there on a daily basis. The teacher was an awesome, open and very friendly person, and she suggested to come in the evening to try the cocktails. Well, it was an awesome experience! The owner is a very cool and open minded surfer, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only meant to stay 3 days but pulled into this oasis and stayed 10! First things first, unpack and enjoy the best cocktails in town courtesy of Joe, A Bays mixologist extordianar, I would recommend you start with a passion fruit daiquiri. We stayed in a lovely tree house style room and it was the cheapest and the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate here last night and the food was amazing well presented and the ambience is unbelievable. The staff are very attentive however the service was slow and out kids were falling asleep by the time the food arrived BUT the food was so good that it was worth the wait highly highly recommend this place is awesome

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The design , layout and atmosphere is really good here. The fact they have gone that little bit further to make it a genuinely relaxed and friendly place makes all the difference. The outdoor shower is a gem after a long session at main point and the music and food just adds to the experience. - and the hammocks are... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were the first two to enjoy the brand new bungalow in the back of the compound. It really looks amazing with à stunning bathroom. The place in general is great to just relax and enjoy a drink or some food. Surf n sun was one of the better looking hotels we have seen in arugam.

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Blackburn, England.
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Surf n Sun is a really nice place to stay in Arugam Bay. The cabanas are good value and the grounds are fantastic. The "chill out" are is great to have a read or a beer. The staff are really attentive and can't do enough for you around the bar and restaurant area. When the owners are around they are... More

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Tangalle, null, Sri Lanka
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Stayed at Surf `n Sun in May, absolutely loved it. Great value for price, the staff is really friendly and helpful, the owner is there to help you and make your stay as cozy as possible. We havent had the chance to try out the kitchen, but everything else was just great and would recommend the place definitely. Its conveniently... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I am writing this in the context of a female travelling alone. I have to say that the cabanas are fine (nothing particularly special but clean enough and everything works) and the setting of the guesthouse is lovely. Great chill out area and ambience. However, I found both the manager of the place and his brother (who organises the tours... More

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Amazing place . You will feel the vibe when you walk in there .We stayed there for 4 nights . Very unique designed hotel. The owner Saman is a very nice & helpful guy who explained us the history of Arugambay. Him and his family lived all their life in Arugambay and have experienced every single thing happened to this... More

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Address: Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
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