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located between #39 Hillton and #42 Deens | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Gecko
Ranked #16 of 22 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Borne, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant of the hotel is great, with all kinds of Western foods that are very tasty. The owners are also very nice and helpful. We stayed in a double cottage that was situated next to the bar which had a wood oven, with the result that our room smelled very bad and it became very hot in our room.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A creature of habit I had been returning to Gecko over the years and each time it has got progressively worse. The wait for food takes ages over two hours for a curry meal is not acceptable and the prices are far too expensive for what is dished out. Rs 950 for dhal, beetroot, leaves, pappadam and rice is too... More

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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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3 reviews 3 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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Address: located between #39 Hillton and #42 Deens | Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Also Known As:
Gecko Sri Lanka/Pottuvil

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