We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

SVH - Siam View Hotel

Beach Drive, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (52)
Pool & Beach (8)
Dining (5)


#8 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Pottuvil
The SVH is located in the very centre of Arugam Bay. Directly on the sandy beachfront. Draft beer bar, authentic Thai cuisine, full moon parties. Close to famous surf point, Thai management, multimedia centre, large car park, camping site, child friendly.
Read more
Property amenities
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Family rooms


Beach Drive, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
59Reviews1Q+A9Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 36
  • 12
  • 1
  • 4
  • 6
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Lewis W wrote a review May 2018
1 contribution
1000 rupees for a 'Tom yum' soup seemed a little exxy. Maybe if it was a good soup, but it was glorified veg and prawn which I saw in numerous restaurants along the strip for around half the cost. Looks like a nice place to chill and drink beers but I wouldn't return for the food. Service was pretty poor too. Not friendly warm in the slightest.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel
Responded May 18, 2018
Sorry, Dear Lewis to read that. We have sent your comment to our Thai Kitchen Chef, and expect her to improve. However, it puzzles us slightly: Where else - on the entire East Coast in fact - can you find an Authentic Thai restaurant? To our knowledge, the Old Siam View is not only the 1st one ever (on the island), but the only place which Imports real Thai ingredients directly from Thailand. Plus, we are the only place with a 100% organic herb, spice, and vegetable garden - right in front of the Terrance where you were sitting. Should you come again, we will try to be more friendly! Sorry for that.
Read more
FredNeMiller wrote a review Mar 2018
19 contributions11 helpful votes
For us and our visiting team the choice of top quality wines, kept and presented at the perfect temperatures was a most welcome departure to the boring "LION" beer which is all over the island. The authentic Thai food is also recommendable.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2018
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Rooms are now dormitories and low budget
See more room tips
ollydouch wrote a review Aug 2017
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Went on a surf trip with two mates and this place was just perfect. We ended up extending how long we stayed for not just for the surfing but for the great time we were having at the hotel. Because of this we experienced every type of room the hotel offers. Despite our last minute arrangements, they were so accommodating and always found a bed, we slept in a private room with air conditioning, a shared dorm with air conditioning, but my favourite was the beach cabana that had no floor just the sand from the beach, it was a real treat to experience how some of the locals sleep each night. I've saved the best until last! They say people can make a place and the manager, Evon, is the embodiment of this. This hotel is great but Evon made this a home away from home, anything we needed she would do her utmost to help. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories!
Read more
Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Get a cabana, they're the cheapest but also a lot of fun
See more room tips
Response from Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel
Responded Aug 16, 2017
Amazing! We are speechless - and have nothing to add or reply. Thanks!
Read more
Cheryl E wrote a review Aug 2017
Bridgend, United Kingdom34 contributions20 helpful votes
We had delicious Thai food here! The restaurant has a nice vibe and good, cold beer. I would highly recommend the Thai green chicken curry or the soup. Portion sizes were generous and the food was delicious! Staff very friendly too!
Read more
Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
AdrianAmbrus wrote a review Aug 2016
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Siam view is a great place. Full of backpackers and a social court surrounded by the rooms. The price is more than fair, rooms clean, location great! Good restaurants and food stores around, 10min to the main spot for surfing! The manager, Yvonne, is open minded, speaks great English and is very friendly! Recommend to every surfer or/and backpacker. Made my stay in Arugam Bay unforgettable! Adrian
Read more
Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel
Responded Aug 25, 2016
Now isn't that sweet! What a nice review and top rating you have given our little team. Thanks for that! I'll tell Miss EVON...;-)
Read more
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam BayPottuvil
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about SVH - Siam View Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at SVH - Siam View Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at SVH - Siam View Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.