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Arugambay Surf Resort

Main Street | Arugambay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 22 Pottuvil B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very friendly and helpful place, as long as as you make clear of your requests, they would like to help you at their best, I have stayed at this place for 4 nights for the first time when I was here, very clean and convenient, food here is great especially when they are not that busy. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a great time with friends. Friends and helpful staff. Clean rooms. Relaxed atmosphere great food and all very affordable. Exceptional. Can't wait to go again. Cheap and cheerful. If your looking for a place to go and surf in Sri Lanka this is the place.

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14 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked and paid for this hotel.. 2 months ago, arrived here after a 5 hour drive…. NO ROOM available for us…. TERRIBLE… they blamed AGODA.. I don't know what the muck up was BUT NOT HAPPY AT ALL… After 1 hour of hassling I demanded them find me another hotel and they paid for it. VERY VERY disorganised. The... More

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rosebank, aust.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With a friendly vibe and great family feel, we loved this place. This is our second time to Surf Resort, this time returning and staying in a family Cabana. Run by a family of brothers who are all willing to chat and share their stories, they are ever willing to help make your trip comfortable. What I'm impressed with is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

After the horrific stay at Siam view (see other review) this was just what we wanted. Airco, clean rooms and friendly staff. The food was average in my opinion. If they had warm showers they scored 5 points. I dont understand why they dont use sun boilers or something! Hot as hell and water gets heated naturally. Anyhow, we reccomend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Friendly staff, clean rooms and surroundings, the food is pretty decent, very relaxed atmosphere even during peak season and right by the sea front! The place is decorated pretty quirkily, lovely terrace to chill out in. Some board games at hand. The price is decent too! Overall, I highly recommend this place for anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Exelent place. Everybody realy nice and allways there to help with any thing. Our room was comfortable, big, the AC did the job and the shower stream was storng enought. Out side the room they have the best vibe, music, coolest sitting area and the food delicious. Very recommend!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Arugambay surf resort run by the local family in arugambay ,very nice and very clean room service is very good they are making lovely food and amazing taste local management is very good and always smiling every body I like it very much I always like to come here

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Muenster, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

SurfResort -Ex-Hillton, that's the place to eat: Main dishes are delicious, desserts can be sweet. the management crew (Raheem, Raphael, Fairoos, Ramish) is like family -emotional affair ! , the chief-cooks offer delicious food called Kumar and Subair. Service mostly done by Muthasher on the run, he is a friendly, gentle guy, always having fun. So enjoy the atmosphere, come... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

fair price for large and air-conditioned rooms. excellent Security,Staff go out of their way to assist guest with special requests,flexible ,clean rooms and nice food and service .Will definitely return with the friends very soon.

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Address: Main Street | Arugambay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
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Arugambay Surf Resort is located in the small fishing village of Arugam Bay, south of Pottuvil in the Ampara District. Set right at the beachfront, we’re only a few minutes walk away from Arugam Bay Point, which is among the top 10 surf points in the world. Nestled on the Eastern beachfront, mere minutes away from one of the world’s best surf points, Arugambay Surf Resort invites you to unwind, while you let yourself feel the nature of this quaint village.Charming and colorful guest house with very friendly staff. Located directly on the beautiful Arugambay Beach. Wonderful restaurant on-site with a variety of international and local cuisines! Caters to surfers, backpackers, families, and world travelers of all nations! Extremely comfortable, you will feel right at home!Currently Arugambay Surf Resort provides 15 A/C & Non A/C guestrooms, which offer a range of facilities to suit all budgets. This includes traditional beachside cabanas with thatched roofs and balconies, clean and comfortable budget rooms, as well as more spacious rooms on the upper floor with balconies and double fans.All guestrooms are equipped with fans, mosquito nets and private bathrooms. Sheets, pillowcases, soap and towels are provided for guests to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Surf Resort." ... more   less 
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