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“It is definitely an exceedingly 'Nice Place'” 5 of 5 stars
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Panama Road, Arugam Bay 063, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #6 of 63 Arugam Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Liverpool
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“It is definitely an exceedingly 'Nice Place'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great feel to this place as well as being outstandingly clean and comfortable. Compared to all the other rooms we have sampled at Arugam Bay since 2006, this is by far the very best.

Great food, courteous but not intrusive service, handy for the beach and free Wifi. Owner speaks very good English and it is heaven after a long drive to this coast. Long may this remain a 'Nice Place!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Rifai's first words were: this is not a guesthouse this is a home. That sentence is just the perfect way to describe ''a nice place''. The room was was great, we had a good shower (cold), the bed was firm, the fan was working great and we had a musquito net so what else do you need.

Rifai had a mangrove tour that he offerd us, we couldnt do that because we had bad luck because of the weather (a lot of rain). We heard from some people that the tour is really nice, you can see crocodilles and eleaphants. We did hired some bikes and after 15 minutes of biking we have seen wild eleaphants and that was just really amazing!

Last but not least the food was great and all home made and really fresh! :)

I've we come back to Sri Lanka we definitly come back to Rifai! Thanks for everything it was a great time!

Room Tip: We had a basic room, it had a musquito net, good shower (cold), good working fan. They also have a n...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We stayed here after a very bad experience we had right next door in the Tsunami Hotel.
So close to eachother, yet such a very big difference!
Rifai (the owner) is such a kind and hospitable man, he runs this small guesthouse in such a nice way, the name of this place in spot on! A really Nice Place :-)
He makes you feel at home immediately and the food is freshly prepared and very good quality.
Certainly a recommendation when you visit Arugam Bay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Panama Road, Arugam Bay 063, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Arugam Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 room homestay with restaurantRooms with fan, moscitonet, bathroomor AIr Condition, moscitonet, bathroom ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Nice Place Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay

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