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“Sun, Sand, Surfers and Soul”

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No Worries Guesthouse
Newton Ferrers, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sun, Sand, Surfers and Soul”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed at No Worries at the beginning of the East coast season, Shiva and Ben were completing the finishing touches of the refurb to 'No Worries' guesthouse. We were planning on staying for just a couple of nights and ended up staying for a week - the hospitality, friendliness, warm smiles and relaxed atmosphere surpassed that experienced in every other guesthouse we stayed in during our trip (and we stayed in a fair few!). The rooms were comfortable and clean and a good selection on offer, each offering something different.
Unfortunately we weren't able to sample Shiva's cuisine (the work on the kitchen hadn't quite been completed) though the menu looked to offer something a little different to that of the usual menus found in most places we visited. Having chef experience in prestigious boutique hotels, I am certain Shiva will entice the taste buds of the most discerning surfer and guest!

No Worries is just a few metres from the beautiful golden sands of Arugum bay from which you can watch the beautiful sunrise and early morning surf (and surfers!). The surrounding area offers more beaches, reasonable shopping facilities, an excellent ayurvedic medical centre, an ancient forrest hermitage and the beautiful nearby national parks.

I felt that even in our short stay we arrived as strangers and left as friends -

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at No Worries when Ben and Shiva were working flat out to get their new guest house up to speed at the start of the season, but they still had time to get our puncture fixed and generally look out for us - great hospitality and atmosphere - Highly recommended.

50 meters from a great surfing beach, good rooms, well kept and everyone making a real effort to make us feel welcome. Shiva's kitchen and Indian menus must be up to full speed now - a refreshing change from the usual fare. I hated to have to move on.

Good basic shopping in nearby Pottuvil, more great beaches nearby (Whisky Point for starters), not to mention the most stunning view in Sri Lanka from the top of the Kudumbigala forest cave hermitage outside Panama. Good access to the Lahugala, Kumana and Yala National Parks - and still not too touristy. Great!

Room Tip: I liked the upstairs rooms best - a bit more breezy
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about No Worries Guesthouse

Property: No Worries Guesthouse
Address: Beach Hut Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 73 Specialty Lodging in Arugam Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No Worries is at the North end of the bay next door to our good friends at the popular Beach Hut Resort and a 20-second walk from the water.We're a 15-minute walk along the beach to Main Point, and a short motorbike or tuktuk ride to Whiskey Point and Crocodile/Elephant Rock. We have 12 clean and affordable rooms including Singles with ensuite and fan, Twins/Doubles with ensuite and fan or AC, and a 4-bed dorm with fan and shared bathroom. We offer free WiFi, motorbike and tuktuk rentals, safari tours and laundry service, and can help you organise surf lessons and board hire. Our restaurant serves breakfast daily and family-style dinners when we're full. Enjoy a few beers in our relaxed courtyard area, or easily stroll to nearby bars and restaurants. ... more   less 
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No Worries Guesthouse Sri Lanka/Arugam Bay

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