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Shiva's Beach Resort & Restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing location right on the beach front in rustic Uppeveli. A great place to relax as a family with beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean. The guesthouse is welcoming and friendly and simple. Great spot to go snorkelling or dolphin tours.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in a large family room. Has lots of positives: large room, good a/c, clean, friendly and helpful staff, proximity to beach with sun loungers. The negatives to be fair are fairly ubiquitous to hotels in SL in this price range: poor bathroom, noise etc. Nice restaurant on beach at night with burning lanterns but food... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

The sunchairs at the beach are just great! The beach is clean and beautiful. The food in the restaurant (especially in the evening when they put the tables on the beach with candles and fresh seafood bbq) is good. The service is rather slow during the day. The rooms are simple guesthouse room with or without AC and with hot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, comfortable, spotless. Good location, the restaurant is nice and I really liked the tables on the beach at night. I also regret not having any of that amazing looking BBQ. Would happily recommend.

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Thank Uncle_Retrospective
Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

we really enjoyed our stay at shiva´s. it is perfect for backpackers. nice local people, clean beach, friendly helpfull stuff. i can only recommend ! :) rooms are basic, but quiet, spacious, with everything neccesary - AC, mosquito net, bathroom (not one problem with warm water). it is not directly on the beach (sea view), but the distance is only... More 

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Thank lucuska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a great dinner and breakfast on this very nice place on the beach. The staff was very helpfull and arranged a trip to Uda Walawa national park and a ride all the way up to Ella. Check the website and webcam for the weather.

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Thank Mieke K
Kusnacht, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights, because my other accomodation was fully booked. The staff (esp. in the restaurant) is really helpful and friendly, the beach is nice and they have a bbq every night with fresh seafood. The room itself was okay, considering the costs for it The bathroom therefore was disgusting. The toilet smelled and looked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Rooms basic but clean. Staff nice. Rooms tends to run very hot at Night, but you can get ac for a thousand more. Overall an ok and a bit worn beachfront option. Room for negotiation. Attached restaurant is extremely slow. Waited 90 minutes for breakfast - scrambled eggs and toast?!

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Thank MrManOnTheMoon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Shivas for 5 nights in late August. On arrival we were unhappy as the gentleman at reception wasn't the most welcoming. The door to our room had been left open and was full of flies and there was no toilet roll and only 1 towel. However, this was rectified promptly. This hotels location is idyllic and their... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

No service, uncaring staff, overpriced. Don't stay here. We would have stayed elsewhere, but no vacancies anywhere. Chaotic reception, no tv, no hot water, no towels, toilet broken and filthy, door didn't close etc etc.

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shiva's Beach Resort Hotel & Guesthouse - Under new management since January 2015. Direct on the beach with 18 rooms, single rooms, double rooms, family rooms, and deluxe large bedroom with fridge and AC. Non-AC rooms with Fan also available. Information on Diving & Snorkeling and Boat Trips to Pigeon Island. International Menu and Meals from Shiva's Restaurant on the beach. Budget and Midrange pricing, friendly and helpful staff. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiva's Beach Resort & Restaurant

Address: Off A6 highway from Trincomalee | Alles Garden, Uppuveli / Trincomalee, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Trincomalee
Price Range: $35 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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