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Tri Star Beach Hotel

Ullai, Arugambay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #19 of 22 Pottuvil B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signs and leaflets tells about a communication centre, rooftop saunas, a bar, a restaurant etcetera, but there are simply very simple rooms with a very noisy air condition. Breakfast has to be ordered and specified the a day before and it is not really a tasty one. They didn't clean our rooms or gave us towels or toilette paper if... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this hotel last week. A group of us wanted to go for lunch at the hotel. Although the hired help said they could serve lunch, the manager took one look at us and said that lunch will take at least three hours as they have to take the food out of the freezer! What really annoyed me... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Beachfront building only open to us. The title best describes our experience. We did however stay there 'out of season' and it was chosen by our tour company, We did not realise there was any pool, there was no restaurant available and our breakfast seemed to be carried in from somewhere else and had to be ordered in advance. There... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Arrived here with lots of trepidation after reading some of the reviews on Tripadvisor on the way (yes, I should be checking BEFORE :-) ). However we (two families with young kids) found the place clean and tidy. Above all, service and food were excellent. Ibrahim was not just a waiter, but a fantastic host who was more than just... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Shabeer took great care of us on our stay in Arugam Bay. The pool is fantastic and very clean. We were travelling as a couple but our friends also were travelling with us. they had a 9 year old girl who was very happy with the swimming pool so if you have kids the pool is a great amenity! The... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We slept 2 night there. Good location but at the end they charged us more than they should! Very bad service and not welcoming staff. Avoid this place! Also the pool is very dirty and not useful at all

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The Hague, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

I was puzzeled by the mixed reviews. But it appeared there are TWO Tristar hotels; the Old and the New one. Same general manager. Our family stayed in the New one, and our guide in the Old one. The New Tristar is clean, and the local manager Shabeer and his staf are doiing an excellent job; very friendly and helpful.... More

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Bangalore, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Had a booking but they didnt honour it. The man at the front counter was very unapologetic making it out as my fault. Good location but the restaurant looked very average. Looked at the room, would have barely fitted 2 adults let alone the family of 4 of us he tried to squeeze in.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stayed here for one night, we had been unable to reserve two nights at out first hotel and had to find somewhere else. We looked at this place and it seemed OK (clearly we couldn't see well enough in the dark) but on closer inspection it was absolutely filthy! The bathroom, I swear, had never been cleaned! There was... More

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New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Rooms , service and facilities great. Staff, friendly , helpful and at tentative. Great location, good bars and restaurants near by. Beach is also great, check out the fishermen. Give it ago make your own assessments, but we would stay here again, no hesitations.

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Address: Ullai, Arugambay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
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