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The perfect beachside location in Arugam Bay! We are in the centre of the bay where the beach is quieter and less developed, but still only a 5 minute walk from the main part of town. We offer 5 beautiful private cabanas and 2 budget double rooms with ensuite facilities. Our Stay Golden Beachside Restaurant offers a healthy mix of traditional homemade Sri Lankan dishes and western food at affordable prices! - Please note that the hotel is temporarily closed due to renovations. We will reopen in summer 2019 -
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Great food and good atmosphere! The breakfast is delicious and they are doing very good juices. The owner is doing the job and his wife is giving very good advices, she helped us to plan some trips. I recommend this place for the atmosphere, the sea and the healthy food BUT they
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Response from Stay G, Manager at Stay Golden
Responded 10 Jan 2019
We thank the guest for taking the time to review us and are glad that they enjoyed the service we provide in the restaurant. For us, it is very important that our guests feel safe and comfortable. Safety is one reason why we have dogs and take care of them. They were born in this area and feel responsible for the hotel, us and our guests. The dogs are not aggressive unless they feel threatened. Instead they are calm, playful and curious. Normally, guests enjoy the company of our dogs. Unfortunately, a puppy was stepped on by the guest while it was sleeping. This was a very unfortunate situation and the dog’s natural reaction after being stepped on was snapping. As the puppy was only two months old, it was not vaccinated yet. Our manager immediately supported the guest and brought him to the hospital for treatment. We are sorry that after this incident the guest experienced the dogs with a different perspective, no matter which situation. Unluckily, the guest did not inform us about any of those situations, and we are surprised to read about it now. We encourage future guests to talk to us when there is anything that bothers them. Dogs are part of life in Sri Lanka and we do our best to take care of ours.
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We arrived at this hotel only to be told that we did not reply to their email (no wifi) (sent a few days prior) and therefore they gave our cabana away. This happened despite me booking the room nearly 6 weeks in advance and them sending us a confirmation email. The cabanas seem
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Response from Stay G, Manager at Stay Golden
Responded 28 Oct 2018
We are very sad to read this review and would like to offer our side of the story to ensure prospective guests have no concerns about making reservations with us in the future. Unfortunately a significant number of guests who were booking directly with us through our website were not arriving and were not informing us. Due to the losses we were incurring for this we decided to send an email 1-2 weeks before arrival to confirm that the reservation was still required. We have sent this email to over 100 guests this year and this is the first time that we have not received a response. We sent the email 8 days prior to arrival asking if the reservation was still as planned. We did not receive a reply. We sent another email 4 days before arrival asking if the guest had received the last email. We did not receive a response. We sent another email 3 days before arrival stating that if we did not receive a reply within 24 hours that the reservation would be cancelled. We sent another email 24 hours later cancelling the reservation. The guest has stated that an email was sent a few days prior. This is not true. A total of four emails were sent, the first of which was sent 8 days before arrival. We believe it is unrealistic for a guest not to have access to their emails for a total of 8 days. However, if this was the case then we are very sorry for the situation. We will be making it clear on all future reservations that the reservation will need to be confirmed 7 days prior to arrival by email.
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I stayed 1 week at Stay Golden and the place is so lovely! The infrastructure runs smoothly and the cabanas have everything you need. Also, as you can do yoga there and the food at the restaurant is so delicious, there is actually no need to leave the place at all! :)
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At our stay we at arugam bay, we had our lunch here every day.the ovner and staff are all so amazing. The food is brilliant. Try their Sri lankian omelet and add their coconutsambol. Wow brilliant. Their toast and sandwiches are also high topped and so tasty. All to a very good
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We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at Stay Golden. It was a hot week, but with the resort being right on the beach, its well-shaded restaurant only 20 metres from the water and having our cabana's front verandah as another place to escape to, we were able to keep our cool. How
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Cabana number 5, our room
View from our verandah
Aussicht von der Terrasse aus Cabana 9
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Cabana 9
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Cabana 9
Hi Keryn, our cabanas have adequate ventilation and good fans and most people who come find it ok. However, a few people do arrive and find it to be too hot and realise that they need air conditioning. It can also depend on the temperature at the time. Some weeks can be much hotter than others during the summer. If you have stayed at the Stardust and found it to be ok then I do not think the conditions will be any worse in our cabanas.
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Hi and sorry for the late reply. We had no notification that there was a question waiting. We are already very busy in May with only a few days left. We can offer Cabana 4 from 13th to 21st or you can see full availability on our website.
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Hi, Thanks for your interest in Stay Golden. We have no accommodations with two rooms as per your request. Also I'm afraid we are fully booked on these dates. Kind regards,
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"Cabanas 5 and 6 are raised off the ground and I suspect a little cooler than the others."
"It doesn't matter where you stay, its all quirky"
"Cabanas are more quite than the double room"
"Cabana 9 is exceptional... :-)"
"all huts are nice"
US$45 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Golden Beach
Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam Bay
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