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The Spice Trail - Arugam - Bedroom
1
9.4 Excellent (206 reviews)
₹ 5,419+
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: Very kind staff, extremely clean rooms, pool and garden. Highly recommended place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice ambiance, great staff. Very large rooms, all comfort, private garden. Great pool! Very good location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: perfect pool perfect villas perfect staff we will definitely come back!
Cons: nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Environment and room arrangements
Cons: From the entrance to reception and rooms has sand and it’s not comfortable at all it would be better put some grass or any other think to avoid the sand effect
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly service and staff always willing to help. Great spacious room. Clean linen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great pool, great room, great bed, great staff, great stay!
Cons: Nothing at all - it was close to faultless.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Booked one night , stayed two. Everything very clean, nice pool & bar, good breakfast. Especially the small garden area you have for your own is nice.
Cons: It was very lout outside in the night (not in the hotel area) so not their fault but we’re waking up few times in the night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Room was spacious, clean, tastefully decorated, quiet and the pool was fantastic. Grounds beautiful. The food in the restaurant was excellent. We had fish for dinner caught that day and it was mouthwatering. The presentation of the meal was like a 5 star restaurant! We would have paid at least $30 each for the meal where we live but at The Spice Trail, it was only about $7. The staff were really nice and helpful. Great lattes at the coffee shop at front of the property.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly staff (check-in, restaurant as well as cleaning personnel). Due to the low season cook offered us to prepare the food outside from their menu - BIG ADVANTAGE! Each room has it's own little garden! You can really feel family atmosphere over there.
Cons: It's has been a little bit loud during the early mornings due to the prayers in the mosque near by.
The Long Hostel - Arugam - Bedroom
2
9.1 Excellent (188 reviews)
₹ 1,640+
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: Clean and comfortable. Right by the beach. Easy going German owner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a wonderful place to stay in beautiful Arugam Bay. Facilities are great. Very warm and social atmosphere. Perfect location for meeting awesome people. The whole staff, the owner and his wife and dog a lovely. Highly recommend to stay there. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience :)
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: 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
Sea Rock Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
3
8.9 Excellent (61 reviews)
₹ 1,785+
Elephant Road Resort - Arugam - Building
4
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
₹ 2,852+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Elephant Road Resort in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The perfect spot for a chilled stay at Arugam Bay. Although it’s not directly on the beach, Elephant Road provides the ideal surfers’ hangout set back from the noise of the main road. We loved sitting and having a drink and watching the wildlife (including resident peacocks) from the dining room/hangout area. The host, Miki, seems to be a real cornerstone of the community and is full of great recommendations, whether you’re after surf lessons or looking for a quirky new place for a drink he knows where to go. We also appreciate the effort being made to reduce plastic consumption at Elephant Road and in the local community. The accommodation was spacious, clean and comfortable. The swinging day bed and hammock were great for post-morning surf/pre-afternoon surf naps and the setting made drifting off for a lazy afternoon very easy. Food was great. Highly recommend the breakfast! We initially booked for 3 nights but ended up staying for 5 and wish we could have stayed for longer.
Cons: No hot water Laundry facilities offsite A little dark walking the track from the main road to the accommodation; although, everyone we met along the way (day or night) was friendly and we managed to spot some tortoises by the stream on our stroll back, which was a bonus. If you’re particularly scared of the dark, tuk tuks are cheap and can be arranged from the accommodation. We found a small torch (bike light/phone light) sufficient. None of the negatives should put you off. A truly great place to stay. Relax and embrace the Arugam way...
4.2 Okay
Pros: Breakfast was good
Cons: Overpriced for it’s location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our lodge was so so nice! When booking our stay we added in the extra information section that it was our friends 21st birthday over the course of our stay (just to request any balloons or decorations we could put up to celebrate for her birthday). On arrival, we discovered that because the best lodge was not booked over our stay, we had been upgraded to the family suite free of charge! So lovely of them to do this as it really made our stay special. The owner also helped us prepare a birthday cake and get candles etc for our friends birthday and keep it hidden in the kitchen till the morning. The staff are all very eco conscious which was refreshing to find. They encouraged us to recycle any plastic bottles we used or refill them free of charge from their filtered water. As well as this, they stocked the fridge with free mineral water in glass bottles which we were welcome to have as many as we liked during our stay. As well as being eco friendly, this also made our stay slightly cheaper and better value for money. Thanks again, hopefully we can come back another time :)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Quiet, upmarket backpacker accommodation; if that’s what you want you’ll be pleased. If you’re expecting a boutique hotel you might be disappointed. Large rooms with hammock outside. Miki is an excellent host and we had a great experience staying here. Miki sorted surfing for us which was what we wanted from A-Bay Good, simple food Very laid back and relaxing between trips to surf locations.
Cons: 10 minute walk to main road, need to use tuktuks for most trips. Closest surf baby point 20-25 mins walk. Bathrooms are clean but the bare concrete looks like a prison cell! Everything in Arugam Bay is expensive.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect! Very relaxing place. Rooms are very clean and comfortable, tastefully arranged. Hammocks on the terrasse etc. Only 5 minutes walking distance to the beach. They arranged surfing lessons for us. Best breakfast! Surf, eat, relax. We’ll come back for a surf camp! Thanks, Miki!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property is so lovely and quiet and everyone there is amazing...super helpful and knowledgeable about the area. We had a wonderful time, and wish we could have stayed longer.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We loved the serenity of this place - tucked away behind the main street so no noise, (except for the peacocks and the early morning prayers). The food was fabulous as they have an amazing chef (Dinesh). Karim was absolutely fantastic and showed around the whole area in his tuk tuk, took us up mountains and showed us crocodiles and elephants! The accomodation was really well presented, and very clean. AirCon was brilliant. The location and surrounding areas are stunning, and great for wildlife, adventure, relaxation and exploration of local culture.
Cons: Would have been perfect if it had a pool but we understand that might be coming at some point. We had a day trip to a nearby hotel on the beach with a pool so it wasn't a problem really.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff were incredible. Dilshan was managing he property while Miki was away and he was wonderfully attentive and helpful. You must try his shakshuka and hummus! They have amazing connections with local transport and surf lessons so you don’t have to worry about sorting those things for yourself. The perfect way to experience Arugam Bay.
Cons: The only slight issue is that the property is a little bit away from the main strip, but this also means it is very peaceful and relaxed. It is a 5 minute extra walk into the centre of Arugam Bay or an even quicker tuk tuk.
Paper Moon Kudils - Arugam - Building
5
8.0 Excellent (328 reviews)
₹ 1,996+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Paper Moon Kudils in Pottuvil, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Good place to stay the location is very close to the sea morning view is very beautiful
Water Edge Resort - Arugam - Lounge
6
8.0 Excellent (290 reviews)
₹ 3,458+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Water Edge Resort in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 13 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
4.6 Okay
Pros: location is good.
Cons: room conditions, cleanliness were not ok. most air conditions were not workings. they had to fix it while we were in room. yet the AC was making lot of noise at very early morning at 0400. rooms were smelling and to some extent dirty. Its not like as is seen in booking.com.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Tasty food Friendly staff -Arif help us lot Perfect location
Cons: Bathroom unpleasant smell
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and relaxing
The Blue Wave Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
7
8.0 Excellent (207 reviews)
₹ 5,205+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Blue Wave Hotel in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
4.0 Okay
Pros: We did like a lot a lot the customer service of Ruchira at the Blue wave Hotel. We had to change about 3 room when we check in. We were not offered the room we book on the website. Ruchira did his best to really make sure we received the correct room. He is the only person we have seen not accepting any tips. We have given him a tip to thanks him but he prefer to give this to his workers. He is very polite and good customer service skills, we have really appreciated his help and politeness.
Cons: We stay their for 2 days in Januay 2020 and it was the worst 2 days on our 20 days tour. We did not like the room we were offered, we pay for triple room and the room we were offered has dirty linen and did not look as4 star hotel at all. We changed 3 room till Ruchira the house keeping executive show us the room we book. Thank you again for your help. Breakfast and dinner was just average and does not deserve to be 4 star. The mosque is near by and every morning at 5 o'clock you are up by the mosque prayer, we don't recommend this hotel and you can hear all the loud noise from the next door room as well. We only stay 2 days and we could not really sleep because of the prayer and the noise next door. Overall we are not coming back and we don't recommend anyone to go their. This hotel should be only 2.5 star. Only good was Kumana National Park, it is 5 hour safari and we really recommend anyone to go their.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Famous location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located in middle of the strip east to access all locations
7.1 Good
Pros: It was clean and room was comfortable
Cons: Visited during off season our mistake, but we were the only guests in the hotel which was kind of strange. Staff very attentive
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable clean rooms.
Cons: Room has no telephone. WiFi was not consistent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent Service from Staff plus Room Service was Excellent. Service is upto international standard plus higher than service offered from some hotels in Singapore. Cleaning was upto date. Highly Recommended..
6.3 Good
Pros: The room was clean and comfortable, with good AC and additional fan. I appreciate it very much. Some people from the staff were friendly - NOT the manager
Cons: I booked a half-board pension (breakfast and dinner included). When checking in they informed I’d need to pay additional 15USD / person for the dinner, I refused so they put me to wait approx 30min at the reception while they would talk to the manager, who sent me a notification via booking.com (not in person!) to inform I would be charged separately for the dinner, I refused again and ask for the check in asap. My wife and I had the Xmas dinner, under an extremely loud music. I had to shout to talk to her.. Then at 4am my wife started to throw up and had diarrhea for 1 full day, I even had to book an additional night as she could barely walk. They have sound speakers inside the room and everywhere else, so they played the SAME Christmas song over and over for 2days until 11pm. I could switch off the speaker inside the room, but still could hear it. It was not peaceful at all! Review Summary: they didn’t charge me for the Xmas dinner but only after some discussion. My wife got very sick and I had to book an additional night, which I would have never done if she was in shape to move to another hotel. Annoying Xmas song played over and over in the entire facility I liked the room very much! Did not use the pool at all, but it looked clean. Don’t recommend to eat at their buffet. But the Breakfast was OK with fresh omelette prepared in front of you.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: clean place and helpful staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant food was delicious especially the international options. Selva.....Mrs fix it, always on hand to interpret and fix our minor problems and needs with humour. Comfortable bed and room. Good location central to main hotels.
Rupa's Hotel - Arugam - Building
8
8.1 Excellent (61 reviews)
₹ 1,782+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Rupa's Hotel Arugambay in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 10 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, Great staff Great restaurant and ambience
7.1 Good
Pros: The location was excellent and the staff were extremely attentive and accommodating to assisting in any way possible, despite as above some of the problems requiring fixing from external people. Sudu in the surf shop was 100%.. he had my board ready every single morning and even helped me to pack it away! It was sad that for over a week I was there I was unable to surf with him as he does not get a single day off! But what an asset to this accommodation. The food was delicious and the boys behind the bar great at making cocktails. :)
Cons: The shower in the room had no pressure at all and most of the shower holes were blocked over on the shower head. I mentioned it in passing to the amazing guy Sudu in the surf shop who advised me to notify the management to which i did. They did their best to rectify the problem in a timely manner however it took a further 3 days to get the problem fixed. Eventually at 530pm on a Saturday evening the plumber arrived to change the shower head. This was somewhat an inconvenience however at least i was no longer required to use the outdoor shower. I compained at check out to manager Sam that due to having no workable shower for the majority of my stay that i should be entitled to some discount. Originally he offered me 500 Lkr discount but changed it to 2600 Lkr discount which still is not acceptable given the shower situation. The drain was also filthy in the shower full of grime and hair. Minor issue however still noticeable. The curtain in the room fell down 5 mins after checking in. I notifued staff member Lahero who originally settled me in my room. He did fix it and told me to just keep it pulled across with the chair leaning up against it. A temporary fix for an easily repairable problem. (With the best view in Arugam bay hlbehind the closed curtain).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beach opposite. Lovely helpful staff who made us feel very welcome. Had a great few days here. The manager booked really great onward transfer for us. Food was great.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I ended up staying here for 2 weeks so that should say how I enjoyed Rupas. Staff were lovely, food was good although I didn’t realise a pot of tea or coffee was only slightly more than one tiny cup until too late ! All in all a fabulous place to stay. Bed comfortable, WiFi worked in the dining area although it probably worked in bedrooms nearer there. Perfectly positioned near the beach 3 minutes walk along it to Baby Point.
Stardust Beach Hotel - Arugam
9
7.8 Good (212 reviews)
₹ 1,711+
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Yeah breakfast is good
Cons: Location and staff is really nice.. the owner is flexible. I can recommend room than cabanas
Arugam Bay Beach Cabanas - Arugam - Bedroom
10
7.9 Good (48 reviews)
₹ 642+
Coco Bay - Arugam - Outdoor view
11
7.7 Good (98 reviews)
₹ 3,565+
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. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The host was really friendly and helpful. We liked the balcony outside of the room.
Cons: We had some electricity problems, but they were always repiring it really fast!
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!
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
Balaji Ocean View - Arugam - Building
12
7.3 Good (21 reviews)
₹ 2,068+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Balaji Ocean View in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 11 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It's a nice place very close to Arugam Bay beach. Grate facilitys. Good parking space. Grate restaurant with Sri lanan and Indian foods. Very friendly staff. Specially recommend for family with kids. Safe place for other travelers too.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super nice, the room great value for the price. And location was amazing.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: There's plenty of parking (no shades ) , good privacy (if drapes were closed properly), Ac and fan worked well. Room exchange procedure was quick. Security was good.
Cons: We stayed at this property for two nights as a family of 7. We had one family room and two double rooms. Checkin in was smooth. We found out our rooms aren't near by even though we specially asked for nearby rooms months before when we booked the property. One room was not properly cleaned and had half-a-bathroom. Shower was right over the commode. When we complaint this to the front desk we were moved to another room but it did not have mosquito nets. It was swept and bed was made over all clean but not to the expected level. Room curtains were old stained and torn. they did not properly cover the window. Bathroom was a disaster the sink won't drain for hours and the showers were broken (handing from the pipe not hanged by a handle) No toiletries, very basic towels. Toilet drainage system that was exposed right outside the room gave a nasty smell. No extra facilities, no kettle, no water bottles, no tea or coffee, not even extra bedding, pillow or towels. No 24hours help desk. We paid 10000+ LKR for the family room and 6000+ LKR for the double room per night. Restaurant is over priced and not worth it. Definitely does not have an ocean view but conveniently located in front of the beach road.
7.1 Good
Pros: Clean
Cons: Bathrooms without locks
6.3 Good
Pros: Location!!!
Cons: Almost Everything!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is just perfect. The rooms are enough big for 2 people. Hot water, air con all work in good conditions. For that price you cant find anything better in Abay. And the service in the best in town! Sudha and his team help me with everything :)
Cons: All good
7.5 Good
Pros: The private rooms were perfect. The manager was super helpful and assisted where he could.
Cons: The bathrooms for the dorms had no privacy & were not greatly cleaned. Top sheets in the dorm were not provided.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Room bit small
6.7 Good
Pros: Dreat location for the beach and bars and shops.
Cons: Accommodation basic.
Overview
With a stay at Arugambay Seaside Villa in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and a 5-minute drive from Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
Moon Eyes Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
14
5.4 Okay (17 reviews)
₹ 570+
Overview Reviews
Moon Eyes Beach Hotel is located in Arugam. It offers simply furnished rooms with a private balcony. The hotel also offers free WiFi access at all areas and free parking facilities. All of the rooms come with a private balcony, a seating area and a fan. There is also an attached bathroom with either a bathtub or a shower and free toiletries. You can enjoy a garden view from the rooms. At Moon Eyes Beach Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage space. Other facilities offered include an outdoor terrace and barbeque facilities. Guests can also utilize the car and bicycle rentals. The accommodation is only 600 metres away from the main surfing point. For convenience, airport shuttle services can be arranged.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The price
Cons: Very basic, just beds in a room... no toilet roll
7.9 Good
Pros: perfect location
Cons: Too warm
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It’s a comfy single room include a fan in the room. It’s okay to say the hotel for just sleeping and relaxing.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Only few minutes walk from beach.
Cons: No water in the property! Not able to get shower and use the toilet at the morning.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cheap, easy access to everything. Awesome staff.
7.1 Good
Pros: Was good value for money as was reduced in booking.. really nice to have a double bed to myself after hostels for so long ! Not a bad location and had some nice restaurants near by
Cons: Really creepy vibes from some of the male staff. Was travelling with my friends who are a couple and when they went out I had staff knocking on my door and coming into my room. I started locking my door when i was in there and had people try to open it a couple of times while my friends were out. My friend also had male staff making inuendoes. Made us both feel uncomfortable. Would not recommend to female travellers especially solo . Please be more respectful and considerate to women !
5.0 Okay
Cons: Especially bathrooms. Not cleaned and no water most of time.

Best rooms in Arugam

The Spice Trail - Arugam - Bedroom
1
9.4 Excellent (206 reviews)
₹ 5,419+
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: Very kind staff, extremely clean rooms, pool and garden. Highly recommended place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice ambiance, great staff. Very large rooms, all comfort, private garden. Great pool! Very good location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: perfect pool perfect villas perfect staff we will definitely come back!
Cons: nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Environment and room arrangements
Cons: From the entrance to reception and rooms has sand and it’s not comfortable at all it would be better put some grass or any other think to avoid the sand effect
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Friendly service and staff always willing to help. Great spacious room. Clean linen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great pool, great room, great bed, great staff, great stay!
Cons: Nothing at all - it was close to faultless.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Booked one night , stayed two. Everything very clean, nice pool & bar, good breakfast. Especially the small garden area you have for your own is nice.
Cons: It was very lout outside in the night (not in the hotel area) so not their fault but we’re waking up few times in the night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Room was spacious, clean, tastefully decorated, quiet and the pool was fantastic. Grounds beautiful. The food in the restaurant was excellent. We had fish for dinner caught that day and it was mouthwatering. The presentation of the meal was like a 5 star restaurant! We would have paid at least $30 each for the meal where we live but at The Spice Trail, it was only about $7. The staff were really nice and helpful. Great lattes at the coffee shop at front of the property.
Cons: Nothing
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly staff (check-in, restaurant as well as cleaning personnel). Due to the low season cook offered us to prepare the food outside from their menu - BIG ADVANTAGE! Each room has it's own little garden! You can really feel family atmosphere over there.
Cons: It's has been a little bit loud during the early mornings due to the prayers in the mosque near by.
The Bavarian Resort - Arugam - Outdoor view
2
9.6 Excellent (115 reviews)
₹ 1,711+
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. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and 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: 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: A great little property for the price. Owner so smiley, helpful and man, the food!!!! He made us endless cups of tea, arranged our laundry and it felt like we were at home - thank you so much Faisal. Close to shops and the beach, would definitely stay again
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 Long Hostel - Arugam - Bedroom
3
9.1 Excellent (188 reviews)
₹ 1,640+
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: Clean and comfortable. Right by the beach. Easy going German owner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a wonderful place to stay in beautiful Arugam Bay. Facilities are great. Very warm and social atmosphere. Perfect location for meeting awesome people. The whole staff, the owner and his wife and dog a lovely. Highly recommend to stay there. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience :)
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: 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
The Blue Wave Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
4
8.0 Excellent (207 reviews)
₹ 5,205+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Blue Wave Hotel in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
4.0 Okay
Pros: We did like a lot a lot the customer service of Ruchira at the Blue wave Hotel. We had to change about 3 room when we check in. We were not offered the room we book on the website. Ruchira did his best to really make sure we received the correct room. He is the only person we have seen not accepting any tips. We have given him a tip to thanks him but he prefer to give this to his workers. He is very polite and good customer service skills, we have really appreciated his help and politeness.
Cons: We stay their for 2 days in Januay 2020 and it was the worst 2 days on our 20 days tour. We did not like the room we were offered, we pay for triple room and the room we were offered has dirty linen and did not look as4 star hotel at all. We changed 3 room till Ruchira the house keeping executive show us the room we book. Thank you again for your help. Breakfast and dinner was just average and does not deserve to be 4 star. The mosque is near by and every morning at 5 o'clock you are up by the mosque prayer, we don't recommend this hotel and you can hear all the loud noise from the next door room as well. We only stay 2 days and we could not really sleep because of the prayer and the noise next door. Overall we are not coming back and we don't recommend anyone to go their. This hotel should be only 2.5 star. Only good was Kumana National Park, it is 5 hour safari and we really recommend anyone to go their.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Famous location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located in middle of the strip east to access all locations
7.1 Good
Pros: It was clean and room was comfortable
Cons: Visited during off season our mistake, but we were the only guests in the hotel which was kind of strange. Staff very attentive
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable clean rooms.
Cons: Room has no telephone. WiFi was not consistent.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent Service from Staff plus Room Service was Excellent. Service is upto international standard plus higher than service offered from some hotels in Singapore. Cleaning was upto date. Highly Recommended..
6.3 Good
Pros: The room was clean and comfortable, with good AC and additional fan. I appreciate it very much. Some people from the staff were friendly - NOT the manager
Cons: I booked a half-board pension (breakfast and dinner included). When checking in they informed I’d need to pay additional 15USD / person for the dinner, I refused so they put me to wait approx 30min at the reception while they would talk to the manager, who sent me a notification via booking.com (not in person!) to inform I would be charged separately for the dinner, I refused again and ask for the check in asap. My wife and I had the Xmas dinner, under an extremely loud music. I had to shout to talk to her.. Then at 4am my wife started to throw up and had diarrhea for 1 full day, I even had to book an additional night as she could barely walk. They have sound speakers inside the room and everywhere else, so they played the SAME Christmas song over and over for 2days until 11pm. I could switch off the speaker inside the room, but still could hear it. It was not peaceful at all! Review Summary: they didn’t charge me for the Xmas dinner but only after some discussion. My wife got very sick and I had to book an additional night, which I would have never done if she was in shape to move to another hotel. Annoying Xmas song played over and over in the entire facility I liked the room very much! Did not use the pool at all, but it looked clean. Don’t recommend to eat at their buffet. But the Breakfast was OK with fresh omelette prepared in front of you.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: clean place and helpful staff
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The restaurant food was delicious especially the international options. Selva.....Mrs fix it, always on hand to interpret and fix our minor problems and needs with humour. Comfortable bed and room. Good location central to main hotels.