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Babar Point - Arugam - Bedroom
1
9.6 Excellent (256 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Babar Point offers 6 private and spacious bungalows with a large terrace and a view on the swimming pool. Each air-conditioned bungalow is equipped with free WiFi. In addition, each room has a large outdoor bathroom with 2 showers. The hotel is located in Pottuvil (10 km from Arugam Bay). Many activities are available near the hotel like the Unrani Eco Lagoon Safari (200 meters from the hotel), Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point (300 meters from the hotel), Kumana National Park (1 hour drive) and monasteries (45 minutes from the hotel). Guests can also have a meal at the in-house restaurant. There is concierge services at the property.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay at Babar Point. Unfortunately we got a bit sick and Catherine took very good care of us. The location is excellent, walking distance from Pottuvil Point and Whiskey Point. Excellent for surfing lessons for beginners at Pottuvil Point and more advanced at Whiskey Point. We highly recommend Ali for the lessons, easy to arrange at Babar Point. Loungespot at the terraces is great. Pool wonderful. Great place to relax for a few days. Thanks Catherine and Michel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent spacious bungalow, comfortable beds, spacious outdoor bathroom. Fabulous & attentive staff, delicious meals. Swimming pool very clean and great size for swimming.
Cons: All great
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The women who runs the place is really nice and helps with everything. The food was also really good!
Cons: Nothing really
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The chilled-out and relaxed vibe at Babar Point which is due to their wonderful owners. Catherine was our three year old son’s favourite and he was able to play at this resort as if he were home! Everything was possible, and Babar’s point staff was really friendly and helpful. The houses are really spacious, well constructed and all equipped with a chill out-veranda/bed. Really nice for a siësta as it can get very hot out there. The pool is big and clean and therefore perfect when one needs to cool off! Babar Point furthermore provides surfboards and lessons for a reasonable and honest price. We both learned a lot from their surfinstructor Jassotharan or in short: Jasso (who is a certified ISA instructor)! So in short highly recommendable for a (surf)stay in the neighborhood of Arugam Bay while centered in between the wonderful surfspots, Whiskey Point and Pottuville Point which both are in walking distance from the premises!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Babar point is a very nice place to stay. The bungalows are perfectly clean and have all the facilities you need. The pool is great, also the food in the restaurant! The owner is friendly and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very relaxed atmosphere, good food, nice pool, beautiful beach and very friendly and helpful people. My son forgot his electronic reading device and they did everything to organize that some other guests who were heading into the same direction as us brought it with them so we could pick it up somewhere close. Thank you so much, Catherine!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the best place to stay! The bungalows are made with love and everything is thought threw! Out door shower is amazing and the Chillax area out side is amazing nothing more that you can ask for! The team is super kind and the owners are truly in love with Sri Lanka! You ask for anything and you always get the answer and it’s the best! You need anything and boom you have the correct help! The pool is the best I ever had... being blond and using a pool comes with worries, but this is the best balanced pool I ever used! The food is made with love and value for money! You can rent boards and they are good surf boards and wax is always there when you need it! We loved babar point and only can recommend it.... thank you so much!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place with great people. Cathrine and Michael are really helpful and awesome. The staff is very kind. Fresh juices, homemade Jam, curry, coconut rotti are very tasty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We felt very welcome. The bungalow was great. It was clean and the outside shower was very nice and yet comfortable. The swimming pool was big and they offered surfing lessons. My first time, good teacher and it went very well. A really nice place to relax, surf and enjoy the beach. And also to do your laundry ;-)
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Catherine and her staff are the best possible host. The place is very nice and quiet and is closed to 2 of the best surfing spot of the Arugam Bay area. Very veri nice!
Cons: Nothing. Everything was perfect
The Bavarian Resort - Arugam - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Bavarian Resort, you'll be centrally located in Arugam Bay, within a 5-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location! Quite and not so far from the beach!
Cons: Owner is the most kind guy that i ever meet in Sri Lanka!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our host was a real gem. He provided us with hot water every morning and snacks here and there (we did not order breakfast) because he is just amazing like that. His team is also very lovely, always trying to keep everything clean and always smiling. We would 100% recommend staying there! Although get the AC room because it gets very hot and keeping the door open when it gets dark just brings many mosquitoes in your room :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was sparkling clean and the AC was working perfectly. In front of the room there is a little sitting area with a hammock. The owner Faisal helped us with organizing surf lessons and tuk tuk tours. We really enjoyed our stay and even stayed longer than originally planned. In our booking the breakfast was not included, but it was very affordable and tasty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great stay! The host was a really great guy, not only nice but you can have a real conversation and laugh with him. He understands humour and always have a smile on his face, it makes me smile all the time. He is a master in making breakfast, especially the hummus falafel I really loved. He is not scared to try new things to improve his breakfast that people will love! If you want to do a safari I recommend to arranged it by this host. He arrange you the best seats in the jeep (front seats) with a nice discount. The rooms are very clean and the possibility that insects enter the rooms is almost zero %. He closed every hole, because he knows that a lot of people hate insects or other animals. + GREAT INTERNET
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice owner, very nice atmosphere! Very early checkout possible.
Cons: Everything was totally fine!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I was in Sri Lanka for five and a half weeks and saw most of the country. Bavaria Resort was the best accommodation I have had during the whole trip. The room was the cleanest and most comfortable I have had during my stay. It was silent but still very close to the beach and main street. The biggest plus about the space is the owner and staff working there. Faisal was the nicest host I have met in Sri Lanka. He also was always there to help and very easygoing without being in your face constantly. After spending some time in the country and meeting different hosts I can also say that Faisal was the most honest of them all. If you have a question be assured that you get an honest answer. Rather than giving you and advice good for his business he would give you a tip good for you. This I have experienced rarely while travelling the country. It was incredibly helpful, nice, and unselfish. I would recommend the place 100% and will come back when in Arugam. :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host! The Sri Lankan breakfast was very tasty and more than enough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We have stayed at 3 different places in Arugam Bay and this was the best. Clean, comfortable rooms with instant hot water and new AC units. Hammocks to relax in. Faizel the owner is extraordinarily helpful and friendly. Breakfast is about 350 rupees and is pretty good. His special dinner of hummus, falafel and salad is amazing, the best we’ve had. It is down a side street but only a few minutes until you’re in the action or the water while being very peaceful. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Cons: No filtered water dispenser to refill bottles.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just great. The owner is super nice, the place is beautiful and clean, they can offer you all kind of safaris and activities... a very good place to stay in Arugam Bay.
Cons: The only complain would be that the bed is not very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and the owner
The Spice Trail - Arugam - Building
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9.4 Excellent (195 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Spice Trail in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 14 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We fell in love with this place. We first booked another hotel in Arugam Bay that was very dissapoiting and we were so lucky that the spice trail still had a room left. The staff is amazing: super friendly and warm. The rooms are so much more than you could wish for: spacious, clean, stylish! You can enjoy the cleanest pool of Sri Lanka and enjoy the best breakfast we have had. A big thank you to all of you for making our last days in Sri Lanka so memorable. Give a big hug to Mini from us! Thanks friends, Yasha and Thijs
Cons: Not a thing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely property with amazing food and very friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: Just a bit noisy until late evening with music from next door. Otherwise perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the service and the place was incredible, exceeded our expectations.
Cons: Nothing, everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host actually let us do an early check-in and they tried to help us in any way they could. Really really appreciate their friendly staff and excellent service.
7.1 Good
Pros: Good location, nice swimming pool
Cons: Food fresh juice was not fresh, staff misunderstood the order and bring something else without accepting the mistake, we had room Nr. 9 and over the fence was lauded music every day, impossible to sleep till 1 am.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was excellent. Beautiful large rooms. The house keeping was impeccable. The turn down service of evening was a lovely extra. Big bathrooms. We loved The bean bags in the room so much we contacted the local Sri Lankan company and bought 2 to take home. The bed was super comfortable, nice linen and towels. Very helpful having pool and beach towels provided. Pool and grounds were the best I’ve experienced-immaculately clean and maintained. Staff were super helpful and friendly. We loved this location so much we extended our stay from 5 nights to 12.
Cons: These are all minor complaints. None of what you read below really matters because this place is amazing. You’ll pay a premium price to stay here, but you won’t regret it. The shower was not very good (although it was super big) - no water pressure and not always very warm. The door lock to room 7 was a little hard to unlock, it needed some maintenance, but, we didn’t report it. Had we reported it, and we will on checkout, I’m positive there would have been a team of people fixing the problem. Room 7 and all rooms on that side of the property sit on the boundary to Hideaway resort which has music until late. It didn’t bother us, we wore earplugs and were exhausted from the days outings. Although the food is nice I found the breakfast wasn’t big enough for me. I am a big eater though. It’s probably adequate for most. It’s quite expensive to eat here and portions on the small size. Allow extra time for breakfast, it can sometimes take quite a while to come out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great. Amazing food and room. Would definitely stay here again.
Cons: Only small issue was we were overcharged and only noticed a few days after we’d left.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms, pool and communal areas were kept meticulously clean. Enormous room. Great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the very large rooms, the inviting pool and the friendly staff. We were travelling in a group of 8 so booked 4 rooms. We found the hotel to be very accomodating and helpful. The staff were great and it was nice to meet the owner who was very informative on the local area and their passion to provide guests an eco friendly experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we could have spent another couple of nights. The coffee shop and bar as you enter the property were excellent. A quiet relaxing haven in Arugam Bay. Thank you for a great stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. The room or let's better call it "your own house with private garden". The staff is super friendly, the pool is an oasis, it so so beautifully set up. Super clean (done twice a day). Spotless WiFi. We needed to work quit a bit from here and all went fine. Perfect location. We were a little afraid that it wasn't right at the beach, but the beach is not a big strip of beach so you can't really lay there (except at Mambo's). We initially booked 5 night and decided right after the first night to add another 4. Miss this beautiful place already.
Cons: Nothing. It was absolutely PERFECT
Royal Point Arugambay - Arugam - Bedroom
4
9.5 Excellent (91 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and clean rooms with AC or fan (also sufficient), staff very helpful, close to beach
10.0 Excellent
Pros: New facilities and very clean, nice host.
Cons: A pool would have been nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super clean rooms, very comfortable beds and the sweetest and politest host you can imagine. We were even served food in our rooms during a sudden rainstorm.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and nice hotel with the most caring and polite owner ever! It felt like he was hosting his family not some strangers from Russia!:)) We are very happy that chose that place, even though it was a bit far from the closest surfing spot (about 10-15 minutes to walk) and from the Main Street with all the cafes and shops (about 10 minutes to walk) but there is always a Tuk-Tuk that you can take for 100LKR, so it was never a problem. All the rooms were clean and modern looking with nice white sheets and cozy blankets from Ikea. Wi-fi worked perfectly the whole stay (we spent three weeks in the hotel). There is an option to order the laundry (for extra 350 LKR) and room cleaning (free). Also you can order a breakfast that Mohammed (the owner) will cook himself for you with his assistant, whenever you wake up. The breakfast is quite simple but quite tasty: eggs, toasts with butter and jam and cheese spread, coffee, milk and a fruit plate. You can also cook yourself if you like, Mohammed lets you use all the necessary dishes, oven, microwave and the fridge. About the fridge - there is always Coca-cola and cold water there for you (100LKR a bottle). Apart from that Mohammed helps you with anything you need: finding a vehicle and driver, organizing and excursion, exchanging US dollars for LKR, buying a pair of crutches (at night half and hour after he found out I got my leg injured!!), giving advice about the best place to have dinner or any other advice, in other words Mohammed was our guardian angel during the whole vacation. If we come to Arugambay again we will definitely stay at his hotel (plus he is planning on opening a pizza cafe so there is another reason :))
Cons: Air conditioner in the deluxe room stopped cooling the air after the whole day of working so the owner had to fix it twice for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly owner and very clean and nice beds! AC and bathroom are also very nice! Location is top, we could not have made a better choice! Owner even came to the bus station after we left to make sure we are on the right bus!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Awesome service and hospitality during our stay! Muhammad hotel owner is very kind and always will be at your service! Hot shower ✔️ Comfy beds ✔️ Spacious room ✔️ Wifi connection strong ✔️ Transportation through and flow✔️ Tuk tuk with driver ✔️ Awesome Rooftop view ✔️ Peaceful and quite place ✔️ Surfboards able to kept safely downstairs ✔️ Huge family room with separate toilets✔️ Place is upgrading, will be bigger and better in the future. Would like to say Thank you so much to Muhammad for the accommodation during our stay and home cook big tuna dinner! Really appreciate it lots! Definitely will be back!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mohammad is an awesome host! Always went above and beyond for my friend and I. This is a new hotel with all the facilities you need and super clean. Good communal areas, nice hammocks to lie in, nice kitchen and did I say the owner is THE BEST
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay here. Mohammed was so helpful and kind. It felt like one of the newest and cleanest places we've stayed in Sri Lanka. Beach towels were also a nice bonus
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had an amazing stay at royal point hotel. The host is so kind and always helpful with booking activities like safari, surfing or also transportation. The room was extremely clean, they cleaned it every two days. The location is close to the beach and the center (5min walk). In total nothing to complain about, we would highly recommend it!! Also a great value for money!!
Cons: -
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very peaceful away from the noise but cloce to everything that's important, surfing is 5 minutes away I RECOMMEND IT TO ALL 100%
The Long Hostel - Arugam - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (203 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a barbecue and a coffee shop, The Long Hostel is situated in Arugam Bay in the Ampara District Region. The Long Hostel is 100 m away from the center of Arugam Bay. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibes and great location. Harold the owner was very helpful, as were all of the staff. Very well organised, and very chilled. Excellent hostel for solo travellers to meet new people.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: An excellent hostel atmosphere, one of the most popular in Arugam Bay. Good party vibes, and also lots of surfers. Very welcoming host and excellent staff.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: -comfy beds -it was clean -hammocks and a area to sit altogether -good proper coffee -well organised -location is great
Cons: I know it probably just was not possible to do it differently but the AC is positioned right above one of the upper beds and I was freezing so much as the AC gets regulated external. If you're sensitive make sure to request a lower bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The professional stuff, the management and the cleanes of the hostel
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners of the hostel are the most helpful and amazing people I have met so far in Sri Lanka and they have the best burgers in Arugam bay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location very social vibe. Great for solo travelers
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibe. Great people. Very social. Free pizza if you buy a beer
7.5 Good
Pros: Great for the location. Tidy and comfortable rooms with big lockers. Great green tea! Very social environment so great if you want to meet people and party. common are is dominated by drinking games and card games on the party nights so if you want to get in on that it's the place for you. Staff were all helpful with my requests.
Cons: the downside is the internet's patchy and its strictly forbidden to have non-guests come in have a chat or drink in the common area which I understand but I felt uncomfortable seeing people being told off angrily for coming in to talk with friends.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great hostel with good, clean facilities and friendly staff. Good vibe, lots of friendly travellers!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I ended up staying here for one week and I really enjoyed my stay. The beach is close (Main Point and Baby Point) and the hostel in on the main street so everything you need is close by. Coffee and western breakfast is great. So if you suddenly crave for cheese and ham toast or fried runny eggs this is your place. Also the lockers are really big to keep your belongings. It can hold like couple big suitcases
Cardinals Bay Resort - Arugam - Bedroom
6
9.2 Excellent (161 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Cardinals Bay Resort in Arugam Bay, you'll be steps from Arugam Bay Beach and a 3-minute drive from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free valet parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The room was very clean and the staff were really helpful and friendly. Although the room was located on the main road and could be a bit noisy at night. It was a long walk to the main point. The breakfast was tasty but not the usual Sri Lankan buffet! Not sure if this is just how they do breakfast in arugam bay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The rooms are very clean with comfy beds, the staff are all friendly and helpful! We decided to extend our trip in the local area but this hotel was full, they arranged the entire thing for us and made the transition very easy.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff are very helpful with everything you need including providing beach towels, booking taxis and tours etc. Room was very clean.
Cons: There was a strong smell in the toilets however when we put the plug in the shower it helped a lot. The bed linen could have been better, small holes in the sheet and it was too small for the bed. There's no hot water in the evenings and very little in the morning it was disappointing that this wasn't mentioned in the hotel description.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great people Good vibe Nice clean rooms Awesome staffs Will definitely come back
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very nice clean accomodation,great breakfast next door included (a la carte). Right next to the main street,so you can hear the traffic a little bit,but not so noisy.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very good location, near to the beach and located at the Main Street with a lot of bars and restaurants. The owner is very kind, he help us with everything we needed. Breakfast is at the restaurant next to the hotel, you can choose from menu, everything is fresh prepared and delicious.
Cons: The bathroom wasn’t clean and needs more care. The tubing smells bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I recommend this hotel because its very near to all the access e.g. beach, restaurants and tattoo shop if some one wants to have one. good for money and very helpful staff. we will be back soon. love the city.
Cons: non... we were happy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice Location & Friendly staff. Nearly fixed ATM Near the hotel.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff
Cons: Nothing
7.1 Good
Pros: Brilliant location close to the beach and brilliant restaurants in Arugam Bay. The bed was comfortable and the air conditioning and fan provided a great escape from the heat!
Cons: Breakfast was included but this wasn’t made clear (it is in the restaurant next door) but was dealt with by the hotel manager at the end of the stay. WiFi was very temperamental.
Garden Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
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9.2 Excellent (102 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a sun terrace and views of the garden, Garden beach hotel is situated in Arugam bay. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Some rooms include a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom. Garden beach hotel features free WiFi throughout the property. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. This hotel has a private beach area and bike hire and car hire are available.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is situated close to beach and city center too. The staffs were nice and help us with everything. Breakfast was continental (simple omelette with toasts and marmelade).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kaiyoom is the best host, also the place was super clean and nice. You have a balcony with big chairs to relax outside your room, it’s located a few steps from the beach and the breakfast was delicious!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location, comfortable bed with mosquito net
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooms, great location and very helpful staff. Very clean apartments.
Cons: Breakfast could have been a bit more varying and bigger, but it wasn't a problem to get some more bread.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast is nice, everything is very clean and organized The location is perfect. Less than 20 seconds for the beach. And the beach is like a paradise. Kaiyoom, the owner is a really nice guy. Friendly and kindness. We spent amazing days around.
Cons: Nothing. Really nice place and people.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I really enjoyed the layout of the hotel as it had a sitting area with nice plants that you could relax and order juices! Best part about the hotel is the owner and his lovely staff he made our stay feel so welcoming and made goodbyes very hard! Highly recommend this hotel for any travels especially surfers.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location off the main road and the beach, close by to bars and restaurants but still quiet enough at night. The room was nice and basic but all you need and the staff were lovely! We had a different breakfast each morning, we were supposed to stay for 3 nights ended up being there for 5 and would have stayed longer if we could!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean and cheap stay with a friendly Host
Cons: The mosquito net should be changed.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Very nice location basically directly at the beach - abt. 20m walking distance. Some nice beach bars very close-by to hang out and have lunch/dinner or a drink. Breakfast was nice and definitely sufficient. Owner invited us for a bbq, but unfortunately we had to leave that morning already. Awesome and kind owner and staff helping with each kind of problem/question. One of the staff gave us transport to our next stop Kalkudah with his Tuk-Tuk for a fair price - great! Highly recommended for an enjoyable and relaxing stay at Arugam Bay!
Cons: Poor Wi-Fi signal in our room (at the very end of the building), but much better when sitting outside on the balcony. So either enjoy the great weather for a better Wi-Fi signal or try to get a room close to the breakfast area / kitchen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place is very nice and clean Well organised.. The hosts are very nice and they also very helpfull! The food is very good You should try the avocado toast with mango banana juice its amazing!
Feel the Waves - Arugam - Building
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9.0 Excellent (182 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Feel the Waves features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Arugam Bay. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, every room is fitted with a desk. With a private bathroom equipped with a bidet and free toiletries, rooms at Feel the Waves also provide guests with a garden view. At the accommodation the rooms are fitted with a seating area. Guests at Feel the Waves can enjoy a à la carte breakfast. The area is popular for cycling, and bike hire and car hire are available at the hotel. Muhudu Maha Viharaya is 3.3 km from Feel the Waves, while Magul Maha Viharaya is 17 km away.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The staff is amazing and they have the best seats to enjoy the beach after dinner. You can lay down, have a drink, enjoy the music with the beach right under your seat. Loved it.
Cons: Just the shower of the dorm wasn't really clean and there was some plastic cover around my matress which made it alot warmer to sleep on.
7.9 Good
Pros: Very friendly staff & nice area. We had a nice time.
Cons: Cabins are basic, but comfortabel. Cabins are very close to the neighbours cabins. It's like a small street of cabins & at the end of the street there is the restaurant & the sea. Totally different then we expected.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beach was very nice and shaded sunbeds were perfect. Really nice place and value for the money. Breakfast was tasty and staff was nice. Rooms were big enought and also nice.
Cons: No bathroom cleaning or toilet paper refill during 3 days. Behind kitchen lot of rubish what you can see from the beach, otherwise resort was clean.
7.5 Good
Cons: Space of the room is not enough
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Beach front access, staff was really helpful
10.0 Excellent
Pros: By far the best place to stay in Arugam Bay! Nice, comfortable and clean rooms at a beautiful location at the beach. Nice sunbeds, delicious food, but most of all lovely hosts. It felt like we were part of a family! We planned on staying here 3 nights, but ended up staying one week. We will definitely be back!
Cons: -
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Awesome stay at Feel the Waves! The Staff were amazing and did a great job of making us feel welcome at all times. Owner went above expectations everyday to make our stay perfect! Surf and safari organised easily where we visited the best surf for the conditions everyday. A great experience which was greatly enhanced by the awesome staff! Very family friendly!
Cons: Nothing!!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The people working here are the best! Nothing is too much to ask. Feels like home. (also the food mentioned above was no problem at all.) The location is sublime. In the middle of the main street and directly on the beach. They arranged a surf lesson with a professional instructor. Had a blast for a good price!
Cons: No musquito net in the room. Only had musquitos the first night luckily. The restaurant didn't serve proper food. Had breakfast with moldy bread and a lunch with not done chicken once. The price/quality wasn't very optimal in our opinion if you compare it to the rest of sri lanka. You might just pay for being directly at the beach, i suppose. Wifi wasn't working properly in the room. It was working in the restaurant and at the beach.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff and the location made our stay amazing. Rodney and the boys in the kitchen were so friendly and always made our breakfast so enjoyable. Raj & fasmeer had us organised to go surfing and sightseeing everyday for a very competitive price. Waking up everyday and walking only meters to the beach makes this hotel worth every cent.
Cons: Credit card facilities. Cash only, but I wouldn’t not stay there because of that.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The great location on the beach. The staff is amazing and super nice. We would have loved to stay there more nights but unfortunately all rooms had been booked in advance.
Cons: There is always a slight bad odor from backflow in the bathroom
Bay Vista - Arugam - Bedroom
9
8.9 Excellent (317 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in the heart of Arugam, Bay Vista offers modern and comfortable accommodation within a 15-minute walk to the famous Arugam Bay surfing area. It operates a 24-hour front desk and provides free Wi-Fi access in its public areas. Featuring a private balcony, air-conditioned rooms come with tiled flooring, a fan, clothes rack and freshly-laundered bedding. The en suite bathroom includes shower facility. At Bay Vista, guests can approach the friendly staff for assistance with babysitting service and sightseeing arrangements. Free parking is provided for guests who drive. Serving delectable Sri Lankan and Western cuisine, guests may chill out and enjoy their meals at the restaurant, accompanied with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Room service is possible. Bay Vista is about a 2-hour drive to Yala National Park. Colombo city is approximately 8 hours’ drive away, while Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport is accessible within 110 km away.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is amazing, the view is the best in town for sure - I would say specifically request a sea view as opposed to “city view”. Might pay more so much better and worth it. Lovely garden and restaurant with beach access and an easy walk to main point to surf. Breakfast adequate without being excellent ... based on our experience elsewhere although dinner was quite nice. Overall, it’s the location, view and beach access that are the highlights with Bay Vista which balances out the basic level of the rooms for the price. Would recommend as such - staff very helpful too.
Cons: We had one night n a different room prior to our main room as a fill in. Was clearly inferior with a very noisy fan and air conditioner. These things need to be addressed to ensure consistent standards for the money you pay
7.9 Good
Pros: The best location, nice staff and the rooms are clean.
Cons: The breakfast is not tasty and very small variety, there is no pool, sometimes there was no hot water in the shower.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is definitely one of the best hotels in Arugam Bay. Great sea view from the rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Also nice view from rooftop where’s a bar and yoga lessons. Great atmosphere and service. Everything outside in a very close location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything!!! Great location great food, amazing atmosphere!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is really kind and helpful. They will do anything to make sure you'll enjoy your stay. Beautiful hotel at a great location.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were lovely and the owner went out of his way to accommodate the needs of our son. Yoga on the rooftop was wonderful too! We had a really lovely stay!
7.9 Good
Cons: The time it took to get/to and from the resort - 8 hours each way at 40km per hour.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The reception staff were very helpful
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Beachfront location, an easy walk to Arugambay surf break point. Good breakfast, we stayed for a week and the menu varied slightly each day. Friendly staff, several daily yoga sessions that are reasonably priced. Nice garden and relaxation areas. would stay again
Cons: Next visit I would ask for a beach facing room, ours faced the street and was noisy at times, especially late evening.
7.9 Good
Pros: The location was terrific. Right in the hub of all the action and right next to the beach. Great yoga on the roof top.
Sea Rock Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
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9.1 Excellent (60 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is nice, always available and willing to help. They take care of everything from helping with the lagade to cleaning our room everytime we needed. The room was big and clean, with AC, fans, always had warm water in the shower and the bad was big and comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable bes, lovely staff, cleaniness
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Sea Rock is perfect to stay in Arugam Bay: it's closed to the beach and to the surf spot Main Point. The ubication is good. The staff is friendly and helpful....we were one week in Sea Rock, and was very good experience. The rooms are big and clean. Highly recommended!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff was very welcoming, so helpful with everything, luggage, information, booking taxi or tuk tuk, they were friendly and kind, spoke great English, made sure we were alright our entire stay. They were perfect :) The location is great, few meters away from the beach and also from the road. At night you can hear the peaceful ocean. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are big, the bathroom is pretty and spacious, the double bed is wide and comfortable. The hotel offers very nice common spaces, some couches on the roof top to chill and relax. The occidental breakfast is very good as well.
Cons: The only negative point is maybe that the single bed was a little bit hard. But nothing too bad.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff are so friendly and kind, help in every way they can to make your time in Arugam Bay amazing. The hotel is in a great location, close to the beach and the main drag, and when it's very hot outside the hotel area stays cool to hang in. I will be recommendong friends to come and when I come back i'll be staying here again
7.0 Good
Cons: Cleanness and Bathroom
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I stayed 10 days and the owner was always present and his staff were polite and extremely helpful. Meals available whenever you want, big size rooms with clean bathrooms, every room has its own balcony/patio that fronts the shared and very shady courtyard. Staff will also hook you up with anything you need including tuk tuk driver for local trips.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, clean room and AC worked really well. Just slightly back from the beach so literally 30 second walk. The property is pushed back from the main toad so it’s also quiet at night which is great.
Cons: Can’t think of anything!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly staff, 2 parking spots, manager even knocked our door to ask us to move the car to first spot so we dont end up blocked in the morning surf sesh :)
Cons: Little smell of something not very pleasant, but it is going away after few mins of fan/ac
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location- right by the beach and plenty of good restaurants nearby too. The hotel also had hot water and wifi which is good
Cons: For the price we paid per room usually the quality of the room/ facilities available are slightly better.
Cresent Bay Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
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8.9 Excellent (111 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Cresent Bay Beach Hotel features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Arugam Bay, 2.8 km from Muhudu Maha Viharaya. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden. Magul Maha Viharaya is 17 km from Cresent Bay Beach Hotel.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Big rooms really clean and cozy. Really good shower and awesome big bed. Staff are amazing and really helpful. They have kitchen so you can cook and make your own smoothies! Really recommend this place.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and helpful staff - organised a reasonably priced safari for us -, close to the beach, some restaurants and supermarkets, clean
Cons: A little bit more decoration in the room would have been nice
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful quirky little place. 2 min walk from beachfront. On beach side. Situated on the edge of the bay within 5 min walk of restaurants and shops. Musi is a fantastic host and there is a beautiful restaurant area. Parking is available. Rooms are clean, with a comfy outdoor seating area. Good storage/ drying board area.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our stay at Crescent Bay was unbelievable and totally unforgettable. Musi and the other staff members went above and beyond to really make us feel like family during our 8 nights there. We had some amazing evenings hanging out together, eating home cooked food and playing games. Musi arranged an amazing and affordable safari for us, and helped us learn to drive a tuk tuk properly. There aren't really enough positive words to describe the time spent at Crescent Bay. The bedroom was spacious and the bed really comfortable. I feel we have made life long friends with the Crescent crew and will come back to Sri Lanka in the future just to stay here. The generosity and kindness we felt here was the absolute highlight of our trip. The boys even went out of their way to rescue an injured wild bird, and are nursing it back to health before releasing it to the wild again. Thank you Musi and team for such a wonderful time together.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The people are really friendly and will go an extra step in order to make you feel at home. A good pot of coffee (best in arugam bay) every morning was nice! The room was clean and large enough with a good AC unit.
Cons: Currently the restaurant is closed due to slow business / tourism. However, good restaurants are a 5 minute walk away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everyone was so friendly! We had the best time here :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner is super friendly and helped us with everything. He did a cheap tuk tuk service for us and also surf lessons. It was pleasure to stay. Great atmosphere and clean and comfortable rooms.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Staff was really nice and helpfull to arrange things for us!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Mussi, the owner, was extremely nice and gave me great help and advices.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing owner, he let us use the kitchen, he came on Safari with us, we ate together. Everyone there is so mellow, 1 minute walk to the beach and loads of places to eat in quick walking distance. Great value
Cons: N.a.
Lazy Bay - Arugam - Building
12
8.8 Excellent (207 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Arugam Bay, Lazy Bay is a 1-minute drive from Arugam Bay Beach and 5 minutes from Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Better place & nice staff.
Cons: Parking.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Aircon, fridge in the room, location, attentive staff. Great traveller stop.
Cons: Location good and bad, it’s loud at night just because it’s right next to the road. That said, slept fine!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What an amazing little gem in a ideal location just tucked off the main hustle and bustle. It is perfectly placed to explore Arugam bay by foot. The highlight has to be the Lazy Bay team who were the most friendly and helpful hosts we've experience during our time in Sri Lanka. They were always on hand to help and cooked up some lovely dinners and breakfast and even taught us how to play the local board game Carrom, even though we were very slow to learn!! The place looks lovely at night and has a very sociable feeling with lots of hammocks to lounge around in between surfs or feeds, which were much appreciated. Great value for money and amazing service, highly recommend booking with Lazy Bay if you're heading to A-Bay.”
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The day we arrived, we felt really welcomed! We got a welcoming drink and they brought us to a really nice spa (as we requested). Everyone was really friendly and helpful. You can easily go with TukTuk or rent a scooter to explore. They also rent surfing boards. In one word: AMAZING VIBE and the breakfast was also nice. :)
Cons: -
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great staff, great location, great breakfast, great little place
Cons: Suggestion more for the owner: would be great to have a refill water station (and charge per refill) as the plastic bottles are a real concern.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place for the price. Good location. Lovely staff.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff here are very friendly and helpful and the breakfasts are great. It's nice to have a private seating area outside the room to relax in too.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The staff are super friendly, every thing was perfect. nothing to complain about.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: I mostly like the staff facilities I will be back one day
Cons: Was very good I like the room
7.5 Good
Pros: Good location and relaxed place.
Cons: We had breakfast included (advertised with à la carte breakfast) but staff had no idea what actually is on the menu and could only do smashed avo and tea. Wifi was not working in our room.

Best Rooms in Arugam

The Bavarian Resort - Arugam - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (117 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Bavarian Resort, you'll be centrally located in Arugam Bay, within a 5-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location! Quite and not so far from the beach!
Cons: Owner is the most kind guy that i ever meet in Sri Lanka!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our host was a real gem. He provided us with hot water every morning and snacks here and there (we did not order breakfast) because he is just amazing like that. His team is also very lovely, always trying to keep everything clean and always smiling. We would 100% recommend staying there! Although get the AC room because it gets very hot and keeping the door open when it gets dark just brings many mosquitoes in your room :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The place was sparkling clean and the AC was working perfectly. In front of the room there is a little sitting area with a hammock. The owner Faisal helped us with organizing surf lessons and tuk tuk tours. We really enjoyed our stay and even stayed longer than originally planned. In our booking the breakfast was not included, but it was very affordable and tasty.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great stay! The host was a really great guy, not only nice but you can have a real conversation and laugh with him. He understands humour and always have a smile on his face, it makes me smile all the time. He is a master in making breakfast, especially the hummus falafel I really loved. He is not scared to try new things to improve his breakfast that people will love! If you want to do a safari I recommend to arranged it by this host. He arrange you the best seats in the jeep (front seats) with a nice discount. The rooms are very clean and the possibility that insects enter the rooms is almost zero %. He closed every hole, because he knows that a lot of people hate insects or other animals. + GREAT INTERNET
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice owner, very nice atmosphere! Very early checkout possible.
Cons: Everything was totally fine!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I was in Sri Lanka for five and a half weeks and saw most of the country. Bavaria Resort was the best accommodation I have had during the whole trip. The room was the cleanest and most comfortable I have had during my stay. It was silent but still very close to the beach and main street. The biggest plus about the space is the owner and staff working there. Faisal was the nicest host I have met in Sri Lanka. He also was always there to help and very easygoing without being in your face constantly. After spending some time in the country and meeting different hosts I can also say that Faisal was the most honest of them all. If you have a question be assured that you get an honest answer. Rather than giving you and advice good for his business he would give you a tip good for you. This I have experienced rarely while travelling the country. It was incredibly helpful, nice, and unselfish. I would recommend the place 100% and will come back when in Arugam. :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host! The Sri Lankan breakfast was very tasty and more than enough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We have stayed at 3 different places in Arugam Bay and this was the best. Clean, comfortable rooms with instant hot water and new AC units. Hammocks to relax in. Faizel the owner is extraordinarily helpful and friendly. Breakfast is about 350 rupees and is pretty good. His special dinner of hummus, falafel and salad is amazing, the best we’ve had. It is down a side street but only a few minutes until you’re in the action or the water while being very peaceful. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Cons: No filtered water dispenser to refill bottles.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just great. The owner is super nice, the place is beautiful and clean, they can offer you all kind of safaris and activities... a very good place to stay in Arugam Bay.
Cons: The only complain would be that the bed is not very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and the owner
East Surf Cabanas - Arugam - Bedroom
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9.6 Excellent (118 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located just an 8 minute walk away from the scenic Arugambay Beach, East Surf Cabanas is located in Arugam Bay. Free WiFi access is available in the restaurant. Each room has a private entrance with a private seating area overlooking the garden or surrounding views. Private bathroom also comes with a shower. You can enjoy garden view from the room. Other facilities offered at the property include water sports facilities and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including surfing. The property offers free parking.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Such an amazing place to stay at. We only had 5 nights here but wish we had our full stay at this amazing hotel. The owners, the food, the smiling caring staff, the dogs <3, the clean rooms and fresh sheets, THE OUTSIDESHOWER!!!, the jungle night bbq safari!! Everything was just amazing. Can’t recommend it enough! Feeling so safe and sound in Sri Lanka and in the home of Sudu and Rafaela!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely incredible breakfasts at the Cabanas! Literally meals to dream about and wake up to. The East Surf Cabana team were continuously friendly, helpful and down-to-earth – they really made us feel at home. We met so many great travellers staying at the Cabana's and the dinner nights in house always proved a great night! The Jungle BBQ Safari allowed us to see so much wildlife, have a BBQ under moonlight and travel through the jungle. In addition, the Surf Safari took us to remote Okanda to experience incredible waves and food. The cooking class was delicious and has allowed us to bring parts of Sri Lanka back to Aus! The owners, Sudu, Raffaella and their daughter Giarda were incredible hosts and we couldn't have imagined a greater place to stay abroad. Thank you East Surf! We had an absolute blast!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great breakfast! We had a fantastic time at the evening safari!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was the best we had in Sri Lanka! We loved staying here, I'd highly recommend this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is great! Peace and quiet. With tastefully decorated and equipped cottages and apartments. And of course the best breakfasts in Arugam Bay :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice and comfy cabanas! Delicous breakfast and helpful hosts. Drinking water from all taps.
Cons: No wifi in the rooms.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host and staff, great location (centre and beach are at walking distance), nice breakfast
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was the favourite accommodation in Sri Lanka, liked it so much we ended up staying for a couple of extra nights. Great facilities and less than a 10 minute walk to main beach. The guys who run the property are what makes it, extremely helpful, we had such a laugh & theres a good choice of breakfast every morning. Thanks so much!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Filtered tap water and fridge in the room is a real luxury! Delicious breakfasts. Incredibly friendly and helpful hosts and staff. Great to be able to rent a board and the most beautiful dog in Arugam bay is free to pet whenever. Lovely relaxed feel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The breakfast is amazing here! The highlight was going on the night time jungle experience having dinner on the rock with Sudu, Trudy and lovely company, it was fantastic - unforgettable experience!
The Spice Trail - Arugam - Building
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9.4 Excellent (195 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Spice Trail in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 14 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We fell in love with this place. We first booked another hotel in Arugam Bay that was very dissapoiting and we were so lucky that the spice trail still had a room left. The staff is amazing: super friendly and warm. The rooms are so much more than you could wish for: spacious, clean, stylish! You can enjoy the cleanest pool of Sri Lanka and enjoy the best breakfast we have had. A big thank you to all of you for making our last days in Sri Lanka so memorable. Give a big hug to Mini from us! Thanks friends, Yasha and Thijs
Cons: Not a thing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely property with amazing food and very friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: Just a bit noisy until late evening with music from next door. Otherwise perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: the service and the place was incredible, exceeded our expectations.
Cons: Nothing, everything was perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host actually let us do an early check-in and they tried to help us in any way they could. Really really appreciate their friendly staff and excellent service.
7.1 Good
Pros: Good location, nice swimming pool
Cons: Food fresh juice was not fresh, staff misunderstood the order and bring something else without accepting the mistake, we had room Nr. 9 and over the fence was lauded music every day, impossible to sleep till 1 am.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was excellent. Beautiful large rooms. The house keeping was impeccable. The turn down service of evening was a lovely extra. Big bathrooms. We loved The bean bags in the room so much we contacted the local Sri Lankan company and bought 2 to take home. The bed was super comfortable, nice linen and towels. Very helpful having pool and beach towels provided. Pool and grounds were the best I’ve experienced-immaculately clean and maintained. Staff were super helpful and friendly. We loved this location so much we extended our stay from 5 nights to 12.
Cons: These are all minor complaints. None of what you read below really matters because this place is amazing. You’ll pay a premium price to stay here, but you won’t regret it. The shower was not very good (although it was super big) - no water pressure and not always very warm. The door lock to room 7 was a little hard to unlock, it needed some maintenance, but, we didn’t report it. Had we reported it, and we will on checkout, I’m positive there would have been a team of people fixing the problem. Room 7 and all rooms on that side of the property sit on the boundary to Hideaway resort which has music until late. It didn’t bother us, we wore earplugs and were exhausted from the days outings. Although the food is nice I found the breakfast wasn’t big enough for me. I am a big eater though. It’s probably adequate for most. It’s quite expensive to eat here and portions on the small size. Allow extra time for breakfast, it can sometimes take quite a while to come out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was great. Amazing food and room. Would definitely stay here again.
Cons: Only small issue was we were overcharged and only noticed a few days after we’d left.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The rooms, pool and communal areas were kept meticulously clean. Enormous room. Great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the very large rooms, the inviting pool and the friendly staff. We were travelling in a group of 8 so booked 4 rooms. We found the hotel to be very accomodating and helpful. The staff were great and it was nice to meet the owner who was very informative on the local area and their passion to provide guests an eco friendly experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish we could have spent another couple of nights. The coffee shop and bar as you enter the property were excellent. A quiet relaxing haven in Arugam Bay. Thank you for a great stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. The room or let's better call it "your own house with private garden". The staff is super friendly, the pool is an oasis, it so so beautifully set up. Super clean (done twice a day). Spotless WiFi. We needed to work quit a bit from here and all went fine. Perfect location. We were a little afraid that it wasn't right at the beach, but the beach is not a big strip of beach so you can't really lay there (except at Mambo's). We initially booked 5 night and decided right after the first night to add another 4. Miss this beautiful place already.
Cons: Nothing. It was absolutely PERFECT
Coco Bay - Arugam - Building
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8.2 Excellent (116 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Coco Bay in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Arugam Bay Beach and Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Big room with high ceilings. Room was clean and quite modern compared to the typical bungalows here. Great air con and shower had warm water and a working mini fridge. Comfy pillows and nice towels. Good quality breakfast - fresh fruit, yoghurt, tea and coffee, eggs on toast, Sri Lankan pankcakes or rotti. Location was good - 2min walk to the beach, 5min walk to surf point, 5min walk to Main Street with restaurants and shops.
Cons: Bathroom had lots of ants. I feel this place is slightly overpriced. Most other comparable rooms in A-Bay were about 20-30% less for same type of room. Staff were very friendly and helpful but minimal English - enough for the basics though (breakfast, laundry, housekeeping).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was modern, spacious and comfortable. The whole property was very neat and the owner was very friendly. We loved the breakfast and we found the nicest surf teacher there!
7.5 Good
Pros: 10 minutes’ walk to town area, nice local restaurants close by. The room was comfortable with a nice little balcony, fridge in the room was great! For $9/night for 2 people it was great value for money. Owner was a cool guy!
Cons: The shower didn’t work well as pressure was poor and leaky plumbing, and the room could have been cleaner. WiFi was very weak.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay, it's in a quiet location but close to the beach and main street for shops and restaurants. The best part is the staff, they are very kind and helpful! The manager Kosala even joined me on my safari to Kumana national park last minute as there was a misunderstanding with the booked safari and no English speaking guide was available! Kosala didn't hesitate and within a few minutes he rearranged to join me with his friend Thushantha. Because of this I had a fantastic day and enjoyed the safari, if he and his friend wouldn't have been able to join, I would have not had the same experience as would have been stuck with a non English speaking driver! The room was big and had a power shower with hot water, not something you get a lot in Sri lanka. The breakfast was also great and included fresh fruit!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice rooms, nice and helpful reception, really good breakfast, relatively good location
Cons: Overprized ( for the same prize you could have a hotel in a better location)
7.5 Good
Pros: The property is 2 Min walk from the beach. Staff is quite friendly and help you with anything. The Breakfast was awesome .The access road can be approached with any Vehicle. Overall the price could come down a little bit
Cons: Peaceful place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was great! Really helpfull and was always taking care of us. Even tho we had to change to another hotel we still came back to this hotel to get tips and arrange cheap taxi,surf lessons. Really loved my stay here. Worth every penny :) will go back next year The rooms were huge
Cons: Nothing :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Air conditioning and fridge in the room. Nice little terrace where you can sit outside. Good tips for surfing and they even organised a surf teacher. Good breakfast. Would stay here again
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Quiet very nice place . Very nice people and lovely breakfast . Also close to the beach

Best Arugam hotels near Arugam Bay Beach

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Beach Cab Resort - Arugam - Bedroom
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8.7 Excellent (171 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Beach Cab Resort is set in Arugam Bay, 1 km from arugam bay surf point, 2.4 km from Muhudu Maha Viharaya and 11 km from Magul Maha Viharaya. The hotel has a barbecue, children's playground and terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Certain units feature a seating area for your convenience. Certain rooms include views of the sea or garden. You will find a 24-hour front desk, hairdresser's, and gift shop at the property. Airport shuttle can be arranged at a surcharge. This hotel has water sports facilities and bike hire is available. Car hire is available at this hotel and the area is popular for fishing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a great time at the Beach Cap Resort! The room was very clean (the owner even cleaned it twice while we were staying here). You can really relax and chill at your own balkony and you even have your own hammock!! It is just 20 meters away from the beach and around the hotel are many good restaurants where you can take lunch or dinner. The Hotel itself serves a nice breakfast (especially the banana pancake is really good!). Also you can ask whenever you want and you get a fresh brewed black tea. So far the Beach Cab Resort was the best place to stay on our Sri Lanka journey! :)
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We ended up staying 6 nights here, staying longer than initially planned - but Arugambay was lovely. The staff was super helpful and so friendly! The stay was including a good breakfast which then even adjusted for our personal liking. Can highly recommend this small place just on the beach, were you can hear the ocean from your terrace and it’s only 10 min walk to baby Point surf spot
7.5 Good
Pros: Perfect little spot to chill and enjoy Arugum Bay. Right on the beach with really helpful staff who arranged our transport up north.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is a 30-second walk to the beach as well as perfectly central to all the restaurants, bars and surf spots. The host will go out of his way to make sure you're happy and there was a huge spread for breakfast every morning. The rooms and gardens were gorgeous and fully kitted out with everything you could need! Including a hammock on your balcony! 10 out of 10!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Comfy bed, clean bathroom, lovely plants around the chalet, close to the beach, delicious banana pancakes and fruit bowls for breakfast, walking distance to all to bars and restaurants on main road, run by a very friendly and hard working owner. All you need for a comfy stay on a medium budget.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The location is very close to the beach. Friendly staff. Good food.
Cons: No tv facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The Beach Cab Resort is very centrally located and close to the beach. The room was very clean and had everything you need. The host was very friendly and made us every day a delicious breakfast. I can highly recommend the hotel.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Hi!! Their service was great. It was very close to the arugambay beach like a minute walk also its very nearby all the restaurants. The staff were very friendly and we had really good breakfast . It was the best value for our money
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Though it was a small space the owner had managed to keep the place clean and comfortable.
Cons: Insufficient Parking space and if can fix a television would have been perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful new bungalows just 100 meters away from the beach. The owner is taking care about his place all the time. :) The staff is really friendly and they try to help you all the time. I highly recommend this place. :)
Cons: -
Welcome To Beach Wave Hotel - Arugam - Building
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8.4 Excellent (280 reviews)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Directly at the beach in the center of arugam bay
9.6 Excellent
Pros: This place is a great place to stay, right next to the beach, comfortable rooms, generous breakfast and the best staff.
Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was amazing, rooms were tidy and clean and the staff was pretty helpful for anything we needed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was stunning, staff were excellent and breakfast was generous
6.7 Good
Pros: Nice and clean room but overpriced, the sea view is almost inexistent and the staff wasn’t particularly nice... don’t recommend
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The cabins were excellent with lovely balconies to relax on. The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend staying here!
Cons: Nothing.
7.1 Good
Pros: Excellent Location right to the beach and in the center of Arugam Bay
Cons: Price too expensive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great Hotel! Friendly staff. I will be staying here again A very relaxed place to spend time in. Owner and manager were very helpful and i felt at home right away.I wish could have stayed longer. The rooms were very clean and the facilities good. The food was excellent.
7.5 Good
Pros: Very delicious and plentiful breakfast, you get to choose from menu. Super friendly and helpful staff! Place doesn’t have a restaurant or common area. The beach bar is cool, plays music all day, but is not part of the hotel, so breakfast is not served here, and it’s not a place to hang out „for free“ all day.
Cons: Honest information about the property
7.5 Good
Pros: Was right on the beach. The rooms are all you need and AC was great
Cons: We used the tuk tuks run through the hotel. We did feel like they were over charging us compared to other prices, so check around first.
Overview
With a stay at Sam's Hut Arugambay in Arugam Bay, you'll be steps from Arugam Bay Beach and a 3-minute drive from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.