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Hideaway Resort

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Ulle, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Hideaway resort several times during our stay at Arugam bay. Very nice atmosphere, live music, great food & cocktails, good service. Would recommend this place to everyone staying at Arugam Bay and would surely visit myself again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 5 nights with two families with kids around 8 years old, great comfortable rooms , super safe and cosy, very friendly staff the owner Sharon was the perfect host, super attentative and a great source of knowledge and history othe area. Food is superb for all ages and it was really a joy eating here. The music... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 2 nights whilst I in Arugam bay. The gardens and whole facility is amazing. the owners have obviously gone to great effort to mould their own piece of heaven amongst the mainly average accommodation options in Abay. Although a little more pricey than the other options in the area, the grounds, service and fantastic food well and truly make... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled in a group of 8 extended family, including 3 grandparents. We took a family bungalow for 5 and two additional double bungalows. Enjoyed the rustic charms of the rooms and large open air bathrooms. The dinner in the restaurant was divine and I even found toasted muesli for breakfast. The juice bar at the front of the property is... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down my Favourite bar/cafe/restaurant in Sri Lanka! Great happy hour deals 2 4 1 from 6pm - 8pm. The boys who run this place are amazing, so friendly and they make the best drinks in town! Also the best coffee in Sri Lanka! Oh and the food is delicious as well, I could go on and on! We visited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome vibe in the bar. Great drinks and cheap during happyhour. The food was the best we have had in Sri Lanka sa far (the beef salad a bit to salty). But - and there is a but: Its expensive but it gets more expensive when you pay. We ordered two dishes at 1650 each, and a bottle of water.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at The Hideaway in June 2016. Absolutely loved the vibe! The food was also some of the best we had in Sri Lanka (the prawn risotto is a must), the staff were friendly and professional, and the location is great - close to the beach, restaurants and walking distance to the main point for great surfing. We were just... More 

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Thank Carine V
Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and for pointing out what best worked for you at Hideaway. We are sorry that the a/c room didnt quite meet your expectation. Please note that at the beginning of each season we paint each and every one of our rooms, shop for new bed linen and make every effort to... More 

Cronulla, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Points: Quiet Nice Rooms (we stayed in a bungalow) Amazing staff. Relaxed feel Great Food Great Night time Bar Best coffee in Arugam Bay Points to note: It is not beachfront It is not the cheapest place in Arugam Bay Even if you don't stay there you can still sample the great food, bar, and coffee. The fact it... More 

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review us and for pointing out our strengths and weaknesses, if you will! We have called Zara's bluff and put up a sign asking people to walk in with their footwear, so that she does not pick peoples smelly flip flops, anymore! AS far as the midges are concerned, yes,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely guest house set in a beautiful garden with a really laid back homely feel.Staff are wonderful and the owner has achieved her aim to make a lovely family style guest house where the focus is on relaxing days and amazing food in the evenings. The restaurant is incredible. Each night provides a new menu with four... More 

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to review us and for highlighting what we do best! It was simply delightful meeting Lily and the little one and we look forward to your return when they can enjoy the pool and all the other facilities we are adding on! Sparkles from the Bay! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay at Hideaway Resort ( although we wish we had have!) but we did go there for happy hour one evening and subsequently went back each evening ;) The bar has a great beach vibe and the staff are super friendly and really add to the atmosphere. Loved it.

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Thank Brianna U
Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the shout out and we hope you will reserve with us the next time you are in the Bay. Glad you were able to enjoy are happy hour and kept coming back for more. Best form the Bay! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Spa
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 and furnished with a rustic charm that will nourish your mind and soul. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hideaway Resort

Address: Ulle, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hideaway Resort Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay
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