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Shiva's Beach Resort & Restaurant

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reception staff rude and uncaring and very unwelcoming. No hot water, bathroom was dirty and mouldy. Window wouldn't close it was tied to the bars on the window with string and the door was quite a bit smaller for the frame so always had mozzies in the room. No towels, we had to chase them up. We stayed for 4... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this hotel because everything else was full. We advise you to trie something else first. This was the most basic room in our whole stay in Sri Lanka but also the most expensive stay! Price for the room was around 60 EUR per Night if you book via booking.com. If you book a room on sight it will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place could be amazing. The location is fantastic; a short walk to a stunning beach. There are sun beds and cabanas to use and it is really beautiful. It is possible to book snorkelling tours to Pigeon Island from the purple hut next door. The evenings were amazing; every night we ate at Shiva's. The atmosphere is perfect; candle... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be so much better given its beachside location but it misses out because of the appalling service at the restaurant. The evening BBQ is good but be prepared to wait. Not exactly friendly either - ditto much of the Uppuveli beach area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 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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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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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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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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 31000, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Trincomalee
Price Range: $34 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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