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Tsunami Hotel

Main Street | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very disappointing experience to stay in Tsunami as we checked the reviews before hand. The owner of the hotel Nalim constantly was trying to sell us something, tuk-tuk, dinners, tours .. We couldn't even spend a minute in the hotel area without him bothering us. ( he didnt bother to approach us , apart from just shouting to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit dated cabanas, but location could not be better. Food too pricey and mediocre at best. Service is limited, and you have to make an effort to get served. The owner also a bit pushy, the day however very nice and helpful. Sadly the beach is filled with rubbish and also nails and broken glass - be careful when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We moved to the Tsunami Hotel from another hotel and stayed there for the nights. We were a bit concerned after reading the reviews on here but went ahead anyway as everywhere was full. The hotel really isn't as bad as people make out. Our room was big and well designed. Yes there were ants, but most of the places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of you know about the tsunami but do you know about the arugambay tsunami hotel? It is established before tsunami event.the hotel interior is health fully and attractively designed and I really excited when I came to in. The hospitality is welcomed by us.Tsunami hotel becomes a tsunami experience with positive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very nice location. Go there to drink a beer, but don't eat there. After waiting more than one hour and being only 2 tables occupied, we informed If there was a problem with our food. It appears our order wasn't gone through the kitchen. Can happen, no worries. BUT the food we did receive after 20minutes was of bad quality.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We eat here one lunch time whilst walking down the beach and really enjoyed the food although we did have to wait a long time once we ordered. We had a quick look at the rooms whilst we were here and would probably book the accommodation if we go to Arugambay again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Set of 10 or so self-contained bungalows, with restaurant/cafeteria area in the center. Location - very good, right on the beach yet very close (1 minute walk) to the "main road" with shops and restaurants. Swimming area - the corner of the bay - 5 minutes walk on the beach, other hotels are closer to it, but if you don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We moved the 60 metres from Arnes Place to the Tsunami hotel because Arnes was being extensively rebuilt. We had a beach bungalow equipped with all mod cons for about $30 a night. We were the only guests there so we ordered our food from the staff earlier in the afternoon to facilitate cooking. Tsunami hotel is right on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

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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