This is a great place to stay. Lalith and his wife are extremely welcoming, the food is good, the rooms are clean and it is on a part of the beach which is wide and right in front of the waves. (although busier than further south along the beach, but still quiet).
As importantly if you are planning to see much else of the island then Lalith is a great guy to organise a trip with. He consistently booked us good places to stay at prices better than we could have got ourselves. Likewise things like white water rafting I am pretty sure we paid way under the "retail" price. He even rang us a few times as we were on our trip to make sure that everything was ok. Sumit, the driver he provided us with was great, always reliable, useful, and friendly but not intrusive. His english was functional.
All round we had a great stay at Drifters and on the rest of our holiday which was in no small part down to Lalith - Thank you!
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- Drifters is a medium-sized, owner-operated hotel in the heart of the best beach and surfing spot in Hikkaduwa. Drifters offers comfortable, clean rooms built around a garden and swimming pool, with a restaurant opening onto the beach. Service is Drifters' mantra and owner Lalith is always on hand to give personal attention to all guests. ... more less
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