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Royal Village Cross Road, Arugambay, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
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#35 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Arugam Bay

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Arugam Bay, Cili Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Cili Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Arugam Bay.

Guest rooms offer air conditioning, and Cili Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the inn, including a 24 hour front desk, room service, and outdoor furniture. In addition, guests can enjoy yoga classes and an on-site restaurant during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Arugam Bay ribs restaurant such as The Seahorse Inn and Pizzeria, which is a short distance from Cili Hotel.

Cili Hotel is sure to make your visit to Arugam Bay one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Room service
Bottled water
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Family rooms
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Grade: 80 out of 100
50Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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davids19_13 wrote a review Jul 2019
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Cili Hotel! Nothing was to much trouble for Kali the host. He made our stay easy and hassle free. He was able to organise anything we required; safaris, surfing, surf lessons, board hire, tut tuts etc. all for good prices. The rooms were spotlessly clean, the beds spacious and comfortable, the air conditioning and fans made sleeping no problem and the hot showers were luxurious after a day in the surf. The location is nice and quiet with lots of great eating and cocktail places within a few minutes walk. One of the highlights of our stay was eating in the hotel restaurant which has great decor and ambiance. The chef, Jashi, makes the most amazing wood fired pizzas! Even if you are not staying at the hotel, its worth visiting the restaurant just for the pizzas!!! Highly, highly recommend!!!!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Mayte M wrote a review May 2019
71 contributions15 helpful votes
Great hotel and great staff. The hotel is very clean and the food is very good. The owner was very helpfull and professional and he organized the transport for us. Breakfast very good. Highly recommendable. Very close to an amaizing beach.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Guillem U wrote a review Jul 2018
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Good hotel. Very clean. The position of the shower near the door I think that is a mistake. Very good surf lessons, Hazeem is a very patience and exceptional teacher, he is a good guy. They can organize some activities if you have not anyone planned. Thanks.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
RobYoung wrote a review Jul 2018
United Kingdom129 contributions36 helpful votes
I'll start with the good, nice large spacious and airy rooms. A very comfortable bed and a great shower. Good location, very close to the beach even if it's a little walk to the surf part. However the hotel lacked a few things like it had only been half finished, nothing fundamentally wrong but all the little things add up. And considering what we paid (c. £50 a night) I expected a bit more... The entrance from the main street is like walking into a waste ground. No bin in the bathroom or in the room at all (just one out front). No mat outside the bathroom (wet room) either. Staff were friendly but seemed to stand around most of the time not really sure what to do. Housekeeping was lacking, we were there for 6 days so handed our key in one day and nothing happened. The next day we tried again, they swept the floor but didn't change the sheets or clean the bathroom. As I said it was fine and if it had been half the price I wouldn't be mentioning these little niggles. But believe there is better accomodation in the area for similiar money.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Eliza D wrote a review Jul 2018
Newcastle, Australia56 contributions7 helpful votes
We moved to Cili hotel after 4 nights at another hotel in Arugam Bay. We looked at 10 or so hotels and none came close to the cleanliness, service and appearance of cili hotel. The staff are always around to help you when needed. The breakfast included in the room rate is nice. The view from the top balcony rooms puts a really relaxed and calm vibe to the hotel. I would recommend this hotel over any others I seen in Arugam Bay. The location is great only a few minutes from the beach and surrounded by restaurants.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$25 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cili Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Cili Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pottuvil Lagoon (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cili Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Cili Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cili Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cili Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Beach Surf Resort Restaurant, LEAF & VINE, and Flo ! Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cili Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Cili Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Cili Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Cili Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Arugam Bay.