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Ranga's Beach Hut
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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Wonderfoul for people travelling alone. Great vibes and very nice owner. Home away home! Strongly recommended! Nice BBQ on the beach on Friday, it s really easy to meet up people from all over the world

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Amazing vibe at this amazing location. The staff are as friendly as they come and are like part of the family as are the rest of the people staying here.
You have your choice of triple rooms, which are disigned perfectly for airflow in the tropics, or the doubles that are a little more basic (but who cares! who goes on holidays to spend their time in their room!)
Food is great with different specials every night.
Tuk tuks are right by the gate first thing for surfers wanting to travel to other breaks at any time of the day. They can also suggest when and where to find elephants and crocs!
I stayed with my partner in a double room. There are double huts but without bathrooms. Not to worry as the public bathroom is clean. I also spent some time in the two storey triple huts that have bathrooms.
The only down side is to Arugam bay in itself. The point is not as good as they say and extremely crowded. It is suited to surfers that prefer a soft wave or beginners. I was travelling all over the country so i included in my trip, but for those surfers looking for a 'surfarai', look elsewhere.
Great for solo travellers to meet people, couples, and families.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Amazing staff, and really good food - order by lunch for the curry of the day! Rooms are very basic and rustic but great for a place to put your head. Wouldn't recommend for a family stay but great for young adults as it attracts young surfers from all over the world.....

There are various rooms available - some are right on the beach, some a few metres away. Some do not have bathrooms...

Has Wifi.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

There is nothing fancy about Ranga's Beach Hut except the people. Ranga and his staff are the most amazing. Had 10 great days here last year and already booking to stay again this June.

Room Tip: They have a couple o tree houses which are pretty cool!
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Anomac123
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

I went for lunch with 14 others to ranga's beach hut on 11th of april 2012 ( The Tsunami warning day). As soon as the Tsunami warning came Ranga asked us to leave immediately to a safe place even when the prepared lunch was there for us. But due to the rush I left my Digital camera on a table and went off.
I came only on the next morning and asked them regarding it. Ranga said that it was with them safely and handed it over to me.
what a honest people we find here at Beach hut.
As a Sri lankan I am proud of these honest citizens of ours.
Thanks a lot Beach hut.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

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.

Room Tip: the rooms are in two places 1. 100 metres away from reception, by the beach in amongst casuarina tre...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

i was in off season,
so the price are very cheaper around 1000roupies a room,
it's paradise, you have your own hut jsut in front of the beach, big trees, 2 part, one close from the maindesk/resto/bar and other front of the beach. i think part in front of the beach is the best.
you have some table and chair, to read book or eat under the trees when the sun is too warm on the beach, just 10sec walk !

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank renaud38
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Address: Beach Hut Road | Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Arugam Bay
Price Range: $10 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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

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