Arrived off the bus, in the rain and had the best coffee in sri lanka here (ask for the real expresso) and warming banana porridge.
We had "normal room 2", a wooden hut on two floors with the sleeping area upstairs. Lovely views of the greenery surrounding the rooms and good air circulation inside. Can feel a bit public though, with one window that has no curtain and with all the many windows open you're visible from the paths. Cheap enough at Rs1200 but the beds were not the cleanest we had and my partner thought she may have got bedbugs from here (although I think it was more like tiny ants - those quick-moving b*****ds that can hide in your luggage).
Food was top-notch, possibly the best we'd had in SL and there was a really nice atmosphere at night with improvised lanterns/burners made from old teapots and local families lining up to wash hands at the sink. People came here from other guest houses for food. I met some interesting people at tables here and found the staff friendly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Beach Hut Arugam Bay! Arugam Bay, located on Sri Lanka's east coast, is one of the highlighted places to visit in Sri Lanka. Famous for its beaches which have proven to be a haven for surfers, it is close to several other areas of interest, including National Parks, sites of cultural heritage and many other picturesque locations. Beach Hut's relaxed environment, homely cabanas and friendly staff never fail to leave our guests with fond memories of their stay in Arugam Bay. In fact, Beach Hut was recognized by The Guardian, UK, as one of the best places for budget travel in Sri Lanka. Situated just in front of the beach and close to many of Arugam Bay's main tourist attractions, Beach Hut is your best choice of accommodation in Arugam Bay, whether you're a backpacker yearning to see the sights, or a surfer looking to ride the tide. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ranga`s Beach Hut Hotel Sri Lanka
- Ranga's Beach Hut Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay