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#2 of 146 B&Bs / Inns in Arugam Bay
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
At Hideaway, we are small enough to get to know you personally and big enough to give you room to breathe. We've opened the doors of this magical place we've lovingly called home for 30 years and we invite you to join us here and discover its very special charm. Hideaway is primarily a family owned and run entity and has its own distinct personality and style of service and is not for everyone. The relaxed and homely atmosphere has a certain panache and all our guests receive sensitive and personalised attention. Hideaway comprises 14 rooms in total: four double rooms and one triple room within the main villa, three family bungalows, four double bungalows and two air-conditioned double rooms - all discretely situated within the resort's gardens, furnished with a rustic charm that will nourish your mind and soul. We are now delighted to provide our guests with facilities for wellness and healing. We have added a pool, yoga pavilion and treatment center - the latter two operate daily during the season. Let us feed your body too! The quality of our cuisine is renowned for miles around and we are proud to share it with our guests and visitors. Our inviting restaurant, open for a relaxed breakfast, lunch and dinner, delivers the finest gastronomic encounters, courtesy of Sharon and her skilled team and carefully selected ingredients. Whatever your reason for visiting Arugam Bay, we have the knowledge and a whole host of local contacts to ensure you make the most of your stay.
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Debbie L wrote a review Jun 2022
Derby, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
The Hideaway is a fantastic place to stay and visit, the whole place is an experience not to be missed... The yoga classes are varied and cater for all levels and massages are of the very highest standard, a must have experience. The wonderful friendly staff are a delight and nothing is too much trouble, the food is lovely as is the accommodation. Love this place and love Sri Lanka!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you! And it was truly our pleasure having you stay with us. We are so glad you were well looked after by the staff - and were able to appreciate so many aspects of a Hideaway stay - with our food, the rooms, yoga and massage, and more! We know many people are unsure about travelling to Sri Lanka at this time - your feedback is so appreciated! And we do hope to see you another time! Blessings from the Bay, Sharon and Team Hideaway
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Marthe B wrote a review May 2022
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Beautiful and relaxte place!! Nice rest during a busy Sri Lanka travel schedule . The staff is very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the aerial yoga , and even my daughter (11) could participate . Had the best massage ever from Gemunu Massage Therapist.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sharon Atapattu, Owner at Hideaway Resort
Responded May 16, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to add your thoughts to TripAdvisor. It was such a pleasure having you and your family stay. We are so glad you enjoyed the AiroYoga, and yes, Gemunu is a wonderful massage therapist! We hope to see you another time. Blessings from the Bay.
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Dawid S wrote a review Sep 2021
Krakow, Poland7 contributions5 helpful votes
First of all - visiting Sri Lanka in the midst of the pandemic turned to be one of our best travel choices ever! Just imagine all these beautiful surf spots, usually crowded with people, now... EMPTY. Even on lockdown, tourists were officially allowed to surf. And then Hideaway... no words to describe how friendly was the crew, how delicious was the breakfast (Sri Lankan fried eggs!!!), how beautiful and peaceful it's in the huge garden. Sharon, Carolyn and all others - thank you for your amazing hospitality. We will definitely come back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Sharon Atapattu-Tissera, General Manager at Hideaway Resort
Responded Sep 3, 2021
Dawid and Ewelina, It was our absolute pleasure to have you stay with us during this time! We are so glad you enjoyed the food, were well looked after by everyone, and appreciated our little oasis here at Hideaway! Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on TripAdvisor - and we are so looking forward to your next visit! Bay Blessings, Sharon and Team Hideaway
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Jack b wrote a review Jul 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Came across hideaway for breakfast and thanks for the amazing front of house crew (vinod) found out about the bar at the back that opens up in the evening for happy hours everyday 6-8pm. I came once and go back every day! the evening crew are incredible extra attentive and have great selection of infusion cocktails and draft Lion. special mentions to Chandana for having a beer on the bar ready everytime I walk in!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Sharon Atapattu-Tissera, General Manager at Hideaway Resort
Responded Aug 2, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on TripAdvisor! We love it when guests become 'regulars'. We are glad that you have been well looked after by our team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Bay Blessings, Sharon
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grigntar wrote a review Jun 2021
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar26 contributions5 helpful votes
Beautiful rooms with character, phenomenal food (the best in the whole area if you ask me) and an amazing relaxing vibe! The team is so lovely and caring and really make you feel like home! Thank you guys ❤️ we stayed as a couple for two weeks and honestly I can’t recommend it high enough! The place has been built and operated with a lot of love and you can feel it! See you soon again Hideaway team! 🏄‍♂️
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sharon Atapattu-Tissera, General Manager at Hideaway Resort
Responded Jun 8, 2021
Thank you! What a delight it was to have you both here for two weeks. We are so glad you felt at home, were well looked after by our team, and enjoyed our food. Safe travels - and we hope to see you again sometime! Bay Blessings, Sharon and Team Hideaway
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sunny wrote a review May 2021
27 contributions2 helpful votes
Entered for having breakfast but this place is not like any other place in all of Arugam bay. The place has good vibes I was received with a nice and warm smiling welcome. I ordered a sri lankan breakfast. I was very surprised by the tastes and accuracy of ingredients. it worth every Rupi.the place also offer supper and some time live music. It is a family business well kept neat and clean very talent cook and smiling crew. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Sharon Atapattu-Tissera, General Manager at Hideaway Resort
Responded May 21, 2021
Thank every so much Sunny, it was a pleasure having you with us. We're so glad you appreciated what we do and you were well looked after by the staff. We do hope to see you again sometime! Safe travels and Bay Blessings, Sharon
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Grease Yaka wrote a review Apr 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka3 contributions
The menu had only about 5 things available and whatever food that was available was mediocre. The service was awful. Our skin color clearly played quite a part in how our bald waiter served us. They evidently prefer the whites to the locals who are actually giving them business in this climate.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sharon Atapattu-Tissera, General Manager at Hideaway Resort
Responded Apr 28, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to our cafe. We are sorry that your experience was not positive. We have spoken with our staff as we believe in providing good service for all our guests. We apologise that on the day you visited two of our dishes were not available. We are in the process of adjusting our menu for this season as with the current situation it can be difficult to secure some items. Our evening menu in the restaurant changes every few days and we only offer what is fresh and available.
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Nilantha Bastian wrote a review Oct 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka26 contributions3 helpful votes
We were a group staying at JetwingSurf Pottuvil and keen to experience Arugambay in the evening . To our luck we were told of an excellent Restaurent in Arugambay by another guest at the Hotel and there we were at “Hideaway”. A family run Restaurent with fine food and atmosphere and to our surprise a well know Sri Lankan artist on the mike . A memorable evening no doubt .
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Sharon Atapattu, Owner at Hideaway Resort
Responded Oct 11, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on TripAdvisor. We are grateful for the recommendation and so glad you found your way to Hideaway, for an evening of great food and music! Bay blessings, Sharon
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benbec wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom11 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at Hideaway Resort for two weeks with our two children aged six and nine. We then travelled half way across Sri Lanka to go back for my birthday. It’s that good! We liked everything about hideaway. Staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful. So are the owners and the guys who work at the bar. Friendly and helpful is a theme here. The place itself is great. Breakfast is fantastic. Everything is delicious. There is a really nice pool out the back. The bar and evening is family friendly and serves great pizza. I use a wheelchair and I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff who helped me so often during my stay. It is no way wheelchair friendly but that didn’t matter with so many people offering their help. Arugam Bay is a great place to spend some time and we’d highly recommend Hideaway resort.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sharon Atapattu, Owner at Hideaway Resort
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Dear Ben and Bec, It was our pleasure to have you stay at Hideaway! We are so glad you were well looked after by the staff. Unfortunately not many places in Sri Lanka are wheelchair friendly yet - but we are more than happy to do anything to support our guests. And it was so lovely to have you back again for your birthday! We are glad you enjoyed all that Hideaway has to offer! And thank you for taking the time to put your thoughts on TripAdvisor. Bay Blessings, Sharon and Team Hideaway
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Tashitha Vandebona wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka21 contributions3 helpful votes
It was my first time in Arugambay. Stayed three nights in a A/C Bunglow. It was a beautiful experience at this beautiful place. They were so welcoming and super friendly. The food was so yummy and had a class of its own. They were really generous with the portions. The staff was well trained, well mannered, really friendly yet so professional. The cafe at front is a great place to hangout with a beer and at night the bar starts it’s magic. DJ or awesome solo by the superstar Jeremy , man he’s gooood. Thank you for all the entertainment my friend you rock. Sharon the owner was a sweet lady she always goes out of her way to make sure the guests are happy so was the manager Carolyn. Dinusha and Mathi looked after us like family. Everyone there made us feel at home and took good care of us. A big thumbs up to the Team Hideaway for the outstanding service and keep up the good work. Cheers..
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sharon Atapattu, Owner at Hideaway Resort
Responded Sep 3, 2020
Dear Tashitha, It was our pleasure to have you stay with us recently! We are glad you enjoyed our food, and spent time in our cafe and the bar. And we are so glad to hear that the staff looked after you well. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and for taking the time to put your thoughts on TripAdvisor. And we do hope to see you again soon! Bay Blessings, Sharon
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hideaway Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Hideaway Resort?
Nearby attractions include Arugam Bay (0.08 miles), Rice & Carry Bags Shop (0.1 miles), and Isthuthi Craft & Gift (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hideaway Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hideaway Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hideaway Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hideaway Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Regal Burgers, Pizza Hub, and Mr Fisherman.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hideaway Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hideaway Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Hideaway Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hideaway Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Arugam Bay.