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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a room with beach view for 4000 rupees per night and we had a very good time. The place was quite calm and laid back, but still very well located within Arugam Bay. We were not served any food, which was alright because of the various offers in town. The staff did seem kind of unenganged, but... More 

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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This place is a definite NO. Staff are not courteous let alone helpful. . . Stray dogs roam free. Cleanliness nil . I guess that's the quality one could get here . There are much better places just a walk away . Don't even bother to find the manager or owners to make a formal complaint coz you will never... More 

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Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This hotel is god value for money compared to other places in fairly expensive Arugam Bay. The hotel didn't serve any food during our visit, however as there are many restaurants nearby this is not a problem at all. The beach just in front of the hotel is one of the best spots in Arugam Bay

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2014

We spend a few days in Rocco's hotel in the low season at we had such a good time! the weren't many tourist in the village so we could choose between all the hotels. At Rocco's work the best guys! So helpful and kind! My girlfriend was pregnant at the time and the boys took very good care of her,... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2014

To resume: BAD TEAM, BAD ROOMS, LIAR AND STEALER !!! First we were thinking that this place was good. Big MISTAKE !!! The worker (who was the owner's son) said to us that we could have Wifi in the hotel but it was a lie : NO WIFI available. After only 2 hours there, it started to rain inside my... More 

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Thank Rilawi
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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

The people are very friendly. The location is the best! The owner and his son are very helpfull. We also did our laundrey overhere. The surf teacher is a good guy. Friendly and really wants to teach you because he likes surfing that much! He is addicted to surfing.

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1 Thank Patriciavans
Haifa District, Israel
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Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

When we first got there we fell in love with the amazing view and the welcoming environment. The staff was very nice, and Nawas was very kind and helped in any problem. There were few times electricity stopped working, as well as water but those problems were taking place in all Arugam Bay so there were no need to complain... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Loved rococo s. great location. Central to everything, nice and quiet,very comfortable large beds, we stayed in room 3. Staff friendly, excellent laundry service. Clean rooms, just don't try the 'special fish barbecue. It's a total rip off. They don't have a proper chef working in the kitchen , better off eating out in other places. But would still stay... More 

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Thank kitearoundtheworld
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

The hotel is nice and the stuff are great people, but.... The sri lanki owner is rude and obnoxious. We had problems in our room and wanted to talk to him about it and he allmost hit us. We staied there for 9 days.... And yet, he treated us poorly. I dont recomed giving money to this man. So many... More 

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1 Thank Sivan S
Irina P, Owner at Rocco's Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Silvan, Thanks for your long stay and compliments about Roccos and the staff. Regarding your complaint could you please inform me of the following: What dates did you stay? Which room did you occupy? What was the nature of your “room problem”? Did you address the issue with any member of staff during your occupation or just when it... More 

Saint-Antoine-de-Ficalba, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We stayed at Roccos for 5 nights and had an amazing holiday. It was the first time we travelled to Sri Lanka and we will return there for sure. The staffs are very friendly. The rooms are clean and spacious enough.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ideally situated in the center of the sweeping bay. Rooms aren't always spacious but clean and comfortable with some rooms enjoying the ocean view. Restaurant/ bar offers good food, cold drinks and relaxed atmosphere. At Rocco's you can enjoy local hospitality with Western management. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rocco's Hotel

Address: Beach Road | Main Street, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Price Range: £20 - £36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Rocco's Hotel Sri Lanka/Pottuvil
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 3 is cool and not noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles kitearoundtheworld, 17 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay there”
 of 5 bubbles 302sivans, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Pay the extra £2.50pn to stay in the beach view rather than garden view.”
 of 5 bubbles kleewaylee, 1 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Avoid the dungeon room with or street side as you will be keep await all night by the tractors delivering rice harvest all night”
 of 5 bubbles sagittarian66, 12 Aug 2012 | Read review
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