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Main Street | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Tsunami Hotel
Ranked #16 of 22 Pottuvil B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the beach with the beautiful Arugam Bay stretching in front of you, locations don't get much better than this. The Tsunami Hotel (named that before the terrible events of 2004) staff were friendly and helpful, helping us to hire a scooter and surfboards. The room was a private little cabana with ensuite and was basic and clean with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We spent 4 days here, and where happy with the place. The location is just perfect (the sea is 10m from your room) the rooms are clean and the staff is really helpfull...................................

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Hoorn, The Netherlands
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Maybe it takes a while but you dont be dissapointed. The cooking is one of the best i had in Sri Lanka. Devilled Chicken or the curry are really great! We eat here 3 times in a row and also have breakfast, good bread and a perfect omelet!! if you are staying in this place dont miss this resraurant, maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food is very good! They use only fresh products, that is also the reason that it takes a little longer, but that is not a problem when you taste the good food! Not only diner is good, also good breakfast with a very good omelet!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Me and 4 of my friends ate at their restaurant and nowhere in sri lanka we were disgusted like there with the staff and the food they served. When we got the food after 1 hour of waiting which was not the food that we ordered and it was described to us we decided not to eat it and pay... More 

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Sindelfingen, Germany
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

During our trip through Sri Lanka this was by far the worst accommodation. The room was simply furnished and it was not cleaned on arrival. Probably the cleaning has neither been done in the days before: dustbin on the terrace was full and rubbish was lying on the terrace, same picture in the bathroom. Wash-bowl and toilet were extremely dirty.... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

It is simple, do not expend your money in this hotel. Apparently the hotel is nice but only at a first glance. The rooms are poor, dirty, extremely hot (not even a bit cooler with the fan on) and do not have hot water (is not that it did not work, simply they do not have the facilities). The staff... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have chosen this place for the nice location, on the beach. Despite that I wouldn't really recommend it...the owner is abdolutely rude and nasty, the workers are really annoying hanging around my room and even coming to the veranda when I was sitting outdoor trying to chill out...avoid this place especially if you are a woman Even a woman... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After a booking of 7 days we only stayed 2, and we tried to leave even before. Location is amazing but the hotel cleanning is not its best. Rooms from 70 and 90$ (around there are cheaper prices with much better conditions), we get the $70 room, and after the first night tried to arange a $90 room, but was... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Came for 3 nights.. Nice location but nothing more! The rooms are very basic, not very clean... Expensive for what you get!!!! We didn't have a lot of options so we stayed there but the $70 per night does not worth it!! The staff are not very friendly and it doesn't feel like a welcoming place. The first thing they... More 

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Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Tsunami Hotel Sri Lanka/Pottuvil

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