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Star Rest Surf Camp

Panama Road, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
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#55 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Arugam Bay
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English, French, Russian, Spanish and 22 more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Valet parking
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Ski In / Ski Out
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available


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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
40Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.3 miles
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Akmapan K wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed in the Star Rest Surf Camp for our entire stay. Exactly what we needed, nice, simple, clean rooms with AC. We also appreciated the outside seating area. Ansa took great care of us, he always organized anything we needed, cleaned our room or washed our towels and clothes whenever we asked for it. He’s a great cook, we enjoyed our breakfasts a lot (usually eggs or sri lankan pancakes with fruit salad and a delicious smoothie). He also cooked dinner for us a few times, which was always delicious. We’re definitely coming back!!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Keatherina wrote a review Jul 2021
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions1 helpful vote
We came here because it seemed like a nice place by the beach and it really wasn’t expensive compared to other places I’d seen. We arrived and right away, the hotel manager Ansa, who’s like this young and awesome surfer dude, served some tea and we started talking. He took us surfing for a really good price (he’s a really good instructor), buying us water, samosas and everything included, always made sure we were confortable. The rooms are simple but confortable, bathroom was clean and you literally walk 30 sec to get to the beach. The hammock was great to chill too. Loved the place and will be coming back for sure. Highly recommened!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sara wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a really great stay at Star Rest Surf Camp Arugambay. Ansa, the person running the place, will make sure that everything meets your expectations. The place is really clean and beautiful and it's literally a few meters from the beach! Ansa and his Brother even let me use their kitchen as the day after I arrived the Covi-19 curfew started. I had booked for one night and ended up staying for over two weeks 😊! It is also possible to rent a scooter directly at the accommodation for a good price. If you want you can book some surf lessons at the property, the friendly owner Ansa is a surf instructor and can give you some nice tricks to improve your surfing skills. The beach is about 20 steps away and there is an relaxed and chilled vibe in the hotel. We can absolutely recommend the Star Rest Surf Camp Arugambay!🌟👍
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Anofe wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Awesome stay at Star Rest Surf Camp! The Staff were amazing and did a great job of making us feel welcome at all times. Owner went above expectations everyday to make our stay perfect! Surf and safari organised easily where we visited the best surf for the conditions everyday. A great experience which was greatly enhanced by the awesome staff! Very family friendly! I was highly Recommended 🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Keatherina wrote a review Sep 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka19 contributions1 helpful vote
This property is absolutely beautifully designed, containing so much attention to detail, incorporating natural and traditional elements to allow a sense of peace. It was one of the most cozy and comfortable places I have stayed in. The people were excellent and the owner and family treated us really well. The location is perfect, the staff are absolutely lovely, rooms are very clean, great and the breakfast is delicious. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$13 - $24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam Bay
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Frequently Asked Questions about Star Rest Surf Camp
Which popular attractions are close to Star Rest Surf Camp?
Nearby attractions include Pottuvil Lagoon (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Star Rest Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Star Rest Surf Camp?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Star Rest Surf Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Star Rest Surf Camp?
Yes, free parking, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Star Rest Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Neptuns Best Restaurant, East Beach Surf Resort Restaurant, and LEAF & VINE.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Star Rest Surf Camp?
Yes, guests have access to locker rooms available in the fitness center and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Star Rest Surf Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Star Rest Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Star Rest Surf Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Star Rest Surf Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Star Rest Surf Camp located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Arugam Bay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Star Rest Surf Camp?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.