Garden Cottages is a seven cottage guesthouse on the non-beach side of the road, just a short walk across the street to the beach. The cottages are clean with cute gardens and a porch to relax, with a peaceful atmosphere since there's few cottages. They have a bungalow feel and the bathrooms are super clean (kinda unusual for Sri Lanka I found). The kitchen serves some western food and you HAVE to try the pizza. Great wifi reception in your room. This place is great and really good value for money.
The best thing about Garden Cottages is the staff. When I lost my mastercard they did everything to help me from taking me to Pottuvil at midnight, buying me phone credit, staying up with me until 2am while I spoke to the bank, inviting me to eat with them and helping with transport all the way to Colombo. I couldn't have expected or asked for the level of help and kindness from anyone in any country, even in my hometown. They really are the best - and they say 'please don't worry, you are on holiday you must enjoy yourself, we will help you!' Thank you again to Mahamed and the staff at Garden Cottages, you really were my angels.
- Also Known As:
- Garden Cottage Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay