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located between #39 Hillton and #42 Deens | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Gecko
Ranked #11 of 19 Pottuvil B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Well I wrote a review about 2 weeks ago. I wrote about the worst service I had ever received. It seems to have disappeared along with many other 'terrible' reviews written about gecko on trip advisor... My original review is too long to re-write however, I can tell you that not only did I receive the worst service in my... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Looks nice but its overpriced - salad and fries on the side means 6 fries and 2 cucumber slices. Manager is unfriendly and you have to wait loooong for anything, even for paying. We did not sleep there so cant comment on accomodation.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The two good things about Geckos is the beach front location and the food once the correct meal is delivered to your table it is quite tasty. The hotel would be great place to stay if the rooms were cleaned daily ( and you did not have to ask for them to be cleaned) - if there was hot water... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Love this place! Its quiet, relax, the staff is very friendly and nice. And not to forget, they have wifi! You can just chill there with your laptop and enjoy the ocean view! Oh, the food!! Delicious! Try the eggplant dish! Thanks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Heaven on a spoon ! The best in the world . What a simply fabulous place. Great food and hospitality . The owners divine and with puppies, Beach boys and a cool vibe it is the loveliest place to be Also try the strawberry daiquiris !! We went for lunch. Came back for dinner and returned again for chocolate milkshakes... More

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Noosa, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We walked through the restaurant and out to an outside table looking at the beach which was nice but everytime we wanted attention to order something it took forever and then they usually forgot and im not a fussy person... it is sri lanka afterall but we ordered dinner at 630 and did not receive it until 845.... over 2... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This is the first and hopefully last time I have ever felt compelled to write a review on here. I recently chose to stay at gecko's for 4 nights at the end of a wonderful 2 week holiday in Sri Lanka, after reading some good reviews on this site. Upon arrival we were shown a room with an A/C unit... More

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sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I have stayed at Geckos twice, the first time last year and again just last month. Located a 10 minute fun walk along the beach from the point break, Gecko is easily the best place to stay in Arugam Bay. The staff are helpful and will go out of the way to make you feel comfortable and nothing is too... More

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Keystone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I loved staying at the Gecko! Right on the beach with very nice rooms with air conditioning. The surfing waves a short walk away. At night the restaurant is a hang out spot for tourists and laid back locals and sometimes a fire on the beach. The food is amazing! After almost a month in Sri Lanka, the prawns were... More

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Jalalabad, Afghanistan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Far and away the best place to stay or eat in Arugam Bay. I want to make it clear that this is not some 4-star hotel, it is a 3-star guesthouse with an awesome restaurant/bar. But it's literally the best place to stay in Arugam Bay (believe me, I stayed at other places when I was in town). If you're... More

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Also Known As:
Gecko Sri Lanka/Pottuvil
Address: located between #39 Hillton and #42 Deens | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Ampara District > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
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Ranked #11 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Pottuvil

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