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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owner Rachim try and over charge me a couple of times over the price listed in the Internet. After staying there for a week I had to bring police to checkout with original price. The owner said we agreed on a price he invented, probably thought I'm reach and naïve,Wach out! When police came everything was clear to the... More 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Lagoon Safari from the owner Rahim. When we got to the boat place they told us the ticket is invalid and that we should pay again... We went back to the Surf Resort to ask for a refund. but Rahim refused to give it to us. We had to call the police!!! We do not recommend booking... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a simple family room for our famly of five. The room was located directly at the beach with incredible sea view. Staff is nice and friendly. Food is only average. Hang out area is nice and layed back. They offer surfing classes and surfboards for rent. Only negative thing was the booking over Tripadvisor. We booked the Arugam... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 weeks and it was really nice here! The staff is very friendly and help whenever you need them. The Hotel ist central and the restaurant is good! It ws also clean when we arrived. They have also a good laundry service. If you want to do a tour or you need the transfer shuttle to... More 

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Thank Puravideva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

in addition to having one of he best and most convenient locations on the whole strip, the resort its self is absolutely lovely, pleasantly set right on the beach, the friendly and funny staff here will make you feel right at home. if you dont stay here, come for a meal prepared by the amazing chef named kile, and enjoy... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed in a family room & double room (06 of us friends) travelled in 2015. The family room was quite large and the toilet was clean and there were 02 aircondition units. it was upstairs. the staff were very helpful and the food was great. we only had breakfast there as we booked the room on b&b basis. it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I didn't stay here but had three meals. The food is OK but, like all the beach-side restaurants in Arugam Bay, expensive for what it is. The rice and curry buffet is better value. My experience here was however, tarnished by the waiters short-changing me (small amounts) on all three bills I paid - it left a nasty taste in... More 

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Kalmunai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent seafood for 8 dollar with fish, prawn, crabs, calamari and lobster. Restaurant very busy with seafood plater. The restaurant right on the beach with seaview and sea breeze. I saw a lot of visitors during this off season for seafood plater and other sri Lankan dishes and Mexican dishes. Waiters and cooks are very friendly and providing a great... More 

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Pottuvil, null, Sri Lanka
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place Clean and cheapest restaurant Clean and beautiful room Beautiful beachfront restaurant Attractive juice bar All kinds food available Mmmm garlic prawns on the fire vegetables BBQ fish aaa ooo Free wifi is very speedy Showers are working properly Air conditioning much better

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Langkawi, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Two rooms for two nights and booked on the Internet , so we couldn't change our minds when we arrived. It is low season and some hotels are closed for building work or until surf season again. This hotel wants to have its cake and eat it- carpenters working , concreting being done - our bedroom floors and verandas a... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Arugambay Surf Resort and Restaurant
Arugambay Surf Resort and Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups, Sri Lankan
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arugambay Surf Resort is located in the small fishing village of Arugam Bay, south of Pottuvil in the Ampara District. Set right at the beachfront, we're only a few minutes walk away from Arugam Bay Point, which is among the top 10 surf points in the world. But, this is not all. At Arugambay Surf Resort, we ensure you don't miss out on the fun. Make sure you get up early to catch the sunrise over the sea. The sky is ablaze with shades of bright orange, yellow and red, making the area ever more picturesque... Stroll along the beach, or take a dip in the waters when the sun goes down. Or, if you dare, get on your surfboard and pick the right wave... Better still, the area is rich in wildlife. Drive into the wilderness of Kumana to see for yourself. If you are looking for more adventure, get on your jeep, fasten your seatbelt and make your way towards the sand dunes of Panama... Alternatively, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, unwind at our beachside cabanas or sway in the breeze on the outdoor hammocks. Enjoy some music while you sip a cool drink in the afternoon sun. Arugambay Surf Resort invites you to unwind, while you let yourself feel the nature of this quaint village.Charming and colorful guest house with very friendly staff. Located directly on the beautiful Arugambay Beach. Wonderful restaurant on-site with a variety of international and local cuisines! Caters to surfers, backpackers, families, and world travelers of all nations! Extremely comfortable, you will feel right at home! Arugambay Surf Resort is managed and run by five brothers. The business traces its roots back to the 1970s and was started by their father. Once a small fishing village, the young man had come to Arugam Bay where he made a living by selling rotti to the weary fishermen, who would usually stop for a bite either on their way to sea, or upon returning. As time went on, with this rotti gaining popularity among the tourists who came to visit the area, he put up a few cabanas for his fatigued travellers to rest. Initially, the Surf Resort was called Arugambay Hilton. The name was coined by an Australian who had visited the place at one time and even helped its owner prepare dishes to suit the tastes and styles of its international visitors. The name was later changed to Arugambay Hillton and then to its current name Arugambay Surf Resort. Later, the sons joined with their father helping him develop and improve the guesthouse. Since then, the guesthouse has evolved with time, introducing new services and facilities to guests and attracting more and more people. Currently Arugambay Surf Resort provides 15 A/C & Non A/C guestrooms with Private Bathroom, which offer a range of facilities to suit all budgets. This includes traditional beachside cabanas with thatched roofs and balconies, clean and comfortable budget rooms, as well as more spacious rooms on the upper floor with balconies and double fans.All guestrooms are equipped with fans, mosquito nets and private bathrooms. Sheets, pillowcases, soap and towels are provided for guests to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Surf Resort. A front desk opened and staffed 24/7. Daily Housekeeping included in the room rate. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arugambay Surf Resort

Address: Main Street, Arugam Bay 32506, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Price Range: $48 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arugambay Surf Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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