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All reviews western breakfast the owner wonderful driver night guard sri lanka local breakfast nice garden enjoyed my stay relaxed atmosphere main point ac room quiet place couple of nights the main street clean rooms recommend this place nice guy
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

We stayed for a week and we really enjoyed our stay. The room was basic but fairly big and there was a terrace outside where we were served afternoon tea and cookies in the afternoon. The room and the terrace were always kept well cleaned. Fantastic breakfast with a choice of sri lankan or european. The hotel dog was very friendly and stayed near-by and kept us company and at early morning prayers he howls outside in the garden which was kind of funny. Sulfi who works at the hotel is a nice guy who arranged a great full day Safari tour for us in Kumana National park and a nice lagoon tour in Pottuvil. The hotel handled our transport from Ella to Arugambay and from Arugambay to Kirinda on the south coast in a very professional way. We really enjoyed our stay here and we hope to come back again.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room that had a good location . It was facing the main building were the breakfast was served.
  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anki1960
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place. After 6 days here we feel refreshed, at peace and full of lovely impressions.

The manager is ever so kind and attentative, and all staff members take good care of all of our needs in a nice and efficient manner.

The nightwatcher is also guide in the dagtime and he is such a nice person and very knowledgeable about the sightseeing in the area and Sri Lankan culture in general. We learned so much!

The rooms are very nice, spacious and very clean. The pillows and sheets comfortable. Housekeeping is excellent. Breakfast was also really good, and their coffee, tea and juices are delicious.

The garden is peaceful and quiet with hammocks and beautiful plants - a lovely place to relax and unwind.

The location is great if you want to be close to the beach and restaurants yet away from the noise and hustle on main street.

This hotel gets our biggest recommendations - we do hope to come back!

Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
Thank Hanne H
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

This place is across the street from the bay and the beach. Generally, we did not appreciate our stay at this guesthouse. Reservation with the owner by email was effective. The owner made arrangements for us for a private transfer from the Ella train station. Check-in upon arrival was quick and easy. Large rooms but fairly basic. The owners are Danish as the name of the guesthouse suggests. They do not live here permanently. The staff during the day was less than amicable and had a rude attitude. The night guard was more talkable but not much more client service oriented. Hot water was turned off at night which is totally not acceptable. I had to beg to have it turned on so we may take a shower. This place is too expensive for what you get. There are much better places to stay in Arugam Bay at a better price.

  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mario C
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for two days and were very impressed with the hospitality. Whether it was extra towels for the beach, cold drinking water or help finding a wonderful driver to show us good surf spots the staff went above and beyond. I also liked that it wasn't on the beach which can get noisy and busy but rather tucked away in a location where you felt comfortable leaving items outside and not worrying about theft ..

Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank jessicarabbit711
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here over a week and really enjoyed it. Friendly and helpful staff. Nice garden and the place is a bit hidden from the Main Street although being very central and close to the beach, bars, restaurants and shops.

Stayed: June 2017, traveled with friends
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