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Gecko Restaurant and Rooms

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Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
0094 (0)771591265
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice caffe/bar on the beach. Tasty food and relaxing atmosphere. Though beer is a bit overpriced.

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Thank Monika S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a very nice hotel. Price, service, kindness and food were good. Helpgul owner and staff. Recommending.

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Thank Ser4ever
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice location and friendly staff. Somewhat grungy atmosphere and loud music. Nice if you look for that type of beach place and a pizza.

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Thank Dana K
Berlin, Germany
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice place on the beach. Super friendly stuff. Nice music. Unfortunately a bit overpriced. You can get freshly barbecued fish with a salad buffet for a decent price though.

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Thank A K
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Western menu a welcome break from Vegetable curry and rice. Food was cooked well but my tuna steak didn't smell particularly fresh. Not cheap but understandable except beers which were horrendously overpriced r750 (£4.00) for a can - that would take the piss even in london!! Pleasant environment though and good vibe.

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Thank duncanreader
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

-A can of lion beer costs 850r here which is a complete robbery -Also juices are 400r -Food is similarly expensive Best of luck

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Thank Sam H
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Came across this place looking for another, sat down as we were hungry. Had pizzas which were delicious, friendly staff were keen to talk and make sure everything was ok. Prices are really high for Sri Lanka but I'm happy to pay for such good food and atmosphere.

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Thank Bernard M
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

While this place is able to create some atmosphere, the food is overpriced for what is offered. While I am prepared to pay more for good quality and quantity, this places fall really short. Staff appears to be walking around, smoking but services lacks. Rooms are comfortable but service has not been seen for 2 days now. Owners are not... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The ambience and style of the place was chilled and lovely, the staff were very attentive. Unfortunately they food was pretty average, they didn't have what I originally ordered so the guy recommend something else vegetarian and it was very bland. It was pricey compared to other restaurants in the area. It was ok if you are looking for basic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Food was good and fresh. Downside small portions and pricey. For for the same price go to Hideaway on the other side of the street. The food is fantastic (I mean it) and the portion are bigger.

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Thank PGVS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, Seafood, European, Sri Lankan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Arugam Bay, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: 0094 (0)771591265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?