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Moon Eyes Beach Hotel
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1 review
“Relax in cabanas close to the beach....”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Was nice to sleep in palm's leaves cabana in Moon Eye.
We share the bathroom but we can use the kitchen how much we wished.
The beach is close, Arugam Bay start there, enjoy the athmosphere!
If you like to walk on the beach, in 20 minutes you can cross the bay.
Thaseem is kind and cook very well.

Room Tip: In cabanas temperature is very good and you don't need air con!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I arrived in Moon Eyes off of a weary bus ride from the hinterland after several days of travel into Sri Lanka. Having never heard of the location before, I took the advise of a Tuk Tuk driver of which I usually never do but was rewarding with a valuable one month long stay at Moon Eyes! At first, I thought, I would stay a night and see how it feels but ended up staying a month. Thaseem, the owner, creates an unassuming feeling to the place. He is very nice, courteous and cooks amazing meals for dinner. The location is quiet, away from the hum drum of peak season Arugam Bay, there is a convenient store in the front and several great places nearby for Rotti and Dahl. You feel relaxed, with close by amenities and big kitchen/dining room free to use by the guests. I will now recommend Moon Eyes to my friends and will return when I come back to Sri Lanka.

Special Thanks to Thaseem for all of his wonderful hospitality!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Skofja Loka, Slovenia
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed in Mooneyes for 4 nights, and had a blast. The relaxing atmosphere in Arugam bay is just amazing. Although the whole Arugam bay is mostly paradise for surfers, it can be very nice also for people who do not surf. Thaseem is the owner, and he is very helpful. He is also a really good cook. But be careful, if you are going to eat many meals at his place, you will gain a kilo or two :). The portions are HUGE. Thaseem if you are reading this, thanks for everything, and to keep my promise, here is a photo of us :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

One if the nicest places we stayed in Sri Lanka. It was chilled out, close to the beach, great value, the staff were very helpful and the food was delicious. Thank you Thaseem for making our stay so enjoyable and for the chilli prawns :)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My partner and I stayed 1 week at mooneyes. We had a great time including nice cheap room, delicious food cooked by Thaseem and well located close to the beach (only 1 Minute by walk)
We highly recommend mooneyes!
Julia & Michael from Germany

  • Stayed June 2013
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Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Thassem is by far the most helpful and friendly person we have met since being in Sri lanka. We made an agreement when first negotiating the price that we would like breakfast included and he went out of his way to make it happen and it was the best! He is a very genuine and honest person. I stayed here with my partner for 1 week just relaxing and soaking up the sun for the end of our trip and it was the perfect place to finish off. He is also a really good cook and very well priced. Oh and my partner was sick for 2 days and Thassem gave him free medical needs. All round a lovely place and we will no doubt be returning. Stay here!! - Australia and England.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We actually wanted to stay in Arugam Bay for a few days but ended up staying 10nights :) This guesthouse was one reason for it: it´s near the beach, quiet, peaceful, the staff is amazing and very very helpful and understanding. Thanks Thaseem!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Moon Eyes Beach Hotel
Address: Main Street, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Pottuvil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
About Nestled on the Eastern beachfront, mere minutes away from one of the world’s best surf points, moon eyes beach hotel invites you to unwind, while you let yourself feel the nature of this quaint village. Company Overview moon eyes beach hotel is located in the east of Arugam Bay, east of Pottuvil in the Ampara District. Set right at the beach front, we’re only a few minutes walk away from Arugam Bay Point, which is among the top 10 surf points in the world. Currently provides Mooneyes Beach Hotel 10 guest rooms, which offer a range of facilities. This includes traditional beach side cabanas with thatched roofs and, clean and comfortable budget rooms, as well as more spacious rooms on the upper floor with tiles and double fans. All guestrooms are equipped with fans, mosquito nets and private bathrooms. Sheets, pillowcases, soap and towels are provided for guests to ensure they have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Mooneyes Beach Hotel. ... more   less 
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