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Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

602 Galle Road Narigama, Hikkaduwa 80240 Sri Lanka
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#11 of 59 hotels in Hikkaduwa
Drifters is a medium-sized, owner-operated hotel in the heart of the best beach and surfing spot in Hikkaduwa. Drifters offers comfortable, clean rooms built around a garden and swimming pool, with a restaurant opening onto the beach. Service is Drifters' mantra and owner Lalith is always on hand to give personal attention to all guests.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shuttle bus service
Currency exchange
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Kat B wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions2 helpful votes
The food was absolutely appalling. It was so bland, even after being drowned in salt and pepper. I was so disappointed by the food here. I was honest with the waiter that the food was not tasty but he did not seem that bothered. We ordered a sprite, he did not have. Instead we ordered a coke, he only had coke light. Fine. Bill comes and the coke light is considerably more expensive than the coke was on the menu. I questioned this and he told me that coke light is more expensive. I explained that it should be on their menu if they’re going to charge so much more for it. Again he did not seem to care telling me it is not on their menu!🤦‍♀️ I ate mine out of sheer hunger. My other half fished out the chicken and left the noodles that were barely edible. Absolutely shockingly boring food, would not return or recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Emily Savage wrote a review Jan 2020
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After staying at one of the pricier resorts and having consistently bad service, moving to drifters was a nice experience. The pool was nice and clean, the location was perfect (right on the beach) and the rooms were clean. Sunny at the front desk helped us with absolutely everything we needed and made our stay a breeze. They have security at night so you always feel safe as well.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: There are a few rooms that seem to be ocean view but not sure how you can book one
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James B wrote a review Jan 2020
London, England, United Kingdom17 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the end of the beach to be, a great location and surprisingly good food. Negotiate a good rate as advertised price a bit expensive. Location is right on the beach. There is a swimming pool but would recommend the natural swimming pool, the ocean.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Seaside823934 wrote a review Dec 2019
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My 4th visit to this hotel.The owner Laleith and all his staff cannot do enough for you. On the beach clean friendly and lovely food. We had a lovely Xmas eve buffet. So relaxed stayed for 4 weeks.Interesting guests from all over the world too. I was alone and so well looked after by the hotel manager and the lovely professional restaurant manager who took great pride in their roles. Cannot wait to go back. The resort was unusually quiet this time but I had a lovely time and hotel had filled up when I left so hope it continues.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Milena Z wrote a review Dec 2019
Trento, Italy10 contributions10 helpful votes
Very clean and tidy place, small rooms but very comfortable, tasty breakfast. Professional and welcoming staff. An excellent beach front place and if the surf is too big no problem... you can always relax by the swimming pool! Ideal for relaxing and surfing. On the beach right in front of the Drifters Hotel there is a good place to rent surf boards and to have surf lessons, it's called Hippie Surf School, the staff is committed and experienced, they can easily give you valuable surf advices and lessons at a fair price. Then if you need a massage don't hesitate to ask for Banda, he is very experienced in deep muscle massage perfect to relieve muscle contractures and stiffness, is some way better than some ayurvedic centres. I would definitely recommend to stay at Drifters Hotel!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
$46 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaSouthern ProvinceGalle DistrictHikkaduwa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Yula Beach Bar (0.2 miles), Tea Zone (0.1 miles), and Chill Space Surf Cafe (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salty Swamis Cafe & Surf Shop, Hello Burger, and Bambini's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Hikkaduwa.
Are there any historical sites close to Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Galle Fort (10.0 miles).
Does Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.