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Gecko

located between #39 Hillton and #42 Deens, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Gecko
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  • 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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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133 reviews 133 reviews
17 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the foods will not disappoint you but the long waits for your drinks and food is not a good thing. Their desserts were also very good. They have homemade ice cream... The people are friendly but again very slow with their service. You have to ask for things over but again the food is good so just be prepared to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Dint stay here so i cant Review the rooms. Food was very good, clean kitchens, fresh breads and very good service, ofcourse dont be in a hurry, that never works in srilanka! Wonderful staff, we were turned away in other restaurants if it wasnt exactly lunch time but these staff really took the effort and made delicious food with hot... More 

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Chicago, IL
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Our room was clean enough for a beach room, but still full of sand and bugs. Very convenient to the beach, of course, and although it was nice to have a variety of decent food, none of it was wonderful, and seemed very pricy compared to meals we had all over the country. The masala omelet in particular seemed very... More 

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Borne, The Netherlands
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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