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SVH - Siam View Hotel

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Colombo
Reviewed December 31, 2012

For me Siam View Hotel is part n parcel of the 'Arugam Bay' experience. You cannot experience Arugam Bay without at least having a beer at the place. Its chilled, homely, relaxed....I've slept in the rooms, out on the deck (!) and even on the cool outdoor bar that used to stand last season. Clean, comfortable and safe. Fred is...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Very happy stay here whilst hitting the point break at Augam Bay. Good food. The lady of the house does some great Thai dishes at a reasonable price. Nice atmosphere with a deck overlooking the single road and a view to the beach. Would recommend :) UK visitor

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 28, 2012

I am writing this review as i recieved an email off the hotel asking if i would state my opinion on previous bad reviews, so i decided to write what experience i had at this hotel. I booked in at Siam view in October 2012, we booked the family room for myself and another couple. Now I have been travelling...

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Arugam, Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Management is sorry and unhappy to learn about this review. Again, some lessons learned. But 1.) We have NO record of any such booking in October at all 2.) Our books are open to any inspection. 3.) Even so, if this unfortunate experience happened: 4.) We wonder if those travelers had realistic expectations of remote, underdeveloped Arugam Bay? 5.) By...

Eemnes, The Netherlands
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Spent a wonderful week @Siam View, heavenly relaxed, owners that treat me as family, inspiring conversation, a 5 year old PR-manager that brings delight and joy, and to top it of great food, and an amzaing selection of beers

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed December 2, 2012

There is one man any traveller needs to meet- thats Fred Miller. His lived over 30 yrs in Abay (as its called) and has seen the best and worst of this amazing paradise. SVH is a no nonesence place.. unpretentious, time stopping and totally THE place to come and do absolutely nothing but- relax, surf or have a cold beer...

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Best Food Best beer Best puplic viewing (2006 & 2012) Best service Was here in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012,.....come back as soon as possible. C u Leila, greetings to Fred from Dieter in Frechen, Germany

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

I had an amazing time at Siam View - The owners were extremely friendly, the atmosphere was relaxed, the rooms were lovely. It felt like staying with family friends!! You have to go and meet Siam's very own Mowgli the lovely Leila! Would definitely recommend it! No issues at all and i have no idea what the people below are...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed June 25, 2012

For over 30 years, I know this hotel in Arugam Bay, (the "Siam View Hotel") 30 years ago I went to play chess, and for some drinks. I was very happy that it existed even during the Civil War during a visit to 1990th I was very warmly welcomed than in October 2011 with the motorcycle appeared in Abay and...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I have now stayed at The Siam View Hotel (SVH) three times (once pre-tsunami and twice post-tsunami) and have always found it to be good value for money with friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Its location on the beach and proximity to the surf point is awesome. The food (Thai and European) is great (the seafood is heavenly) and the...

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Breckenridge, Colorado
Reviewed June 5, 2012

This place would be horrible at $10 but it cost $65 and is a truly horrible place to stay. Rooms are cavelike and extremely dreary. The owner blasts terrible Thai pop music in his so called 'psychedelic lounge'. During the day, the owner informed me they were closed as he blasted Thai pop music at incredible volume to drive off...

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Arugam, Founder, retired at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Management accepts most points raised. Indeed, there is Thai music, indeed it was too loud on that otherwise quiet afternoon. Indeed, we have wild monkeys on the roof and they tend to leave droppings in the tropical garden. Indeed, we also have old VW buses in the garden, and still no cash to renovate them. It is true, that the...

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about SVH - Siam View Hotel

Address: Beach Drive, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Price Range: $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
SVH - Siam View Hotel Sri Lanka/Pottuvil
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