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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here to eat as per a recommendation from the owners of the Villa we were staying in. Though the atmosphere is nice, I would not recommend eating here. For the quality of the food, the meal is extremely overpriced. Group of four, burger and beer each, our bill was over 8000 rupees. This was by far our most... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Had a good brew here when I started missing the English way of drinking tea with fresh milk and no sugar. Good place to chill by the beach with staff who gave us some good honest tips on safaris in the area. However it's pricey compared to the other eateries with lots of hidden taxes.

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016

I heard about this place and wanted to visit it. It's a charming place and suitable decor. But I'm disapointed about the food and quality/price, what I did not expect. The beef hamburger is too expensive, there's no cheese and no sauce and our two drinks (lemon juice and ice tea) wasn't fresh and tasty at all.. I recommand the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Visited in January 2016, only went to cafe 1) Really tasty food and drinks 2) Service slightly slow - but you're on holiday so who cares? 3) Intriguing owners! 4) Lovely and thoughtful decor 5) Slightly expensive - but ok for a treat Thoroughly recommend

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Thank priyas1234
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We went to Gecko twice, first time to have a drink but everything tasted like piss mixed with gasoline, we were angry of course but it could have been okay if the staff was nice, unfortunately it wasn't. They look at you very badly and talk to you without any king of respect. High prices, bad place. We don't recommend.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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258 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

the foods will not disappoint you but the long waits for your drinks and food is not a good thing. Their desserts were also very good. They have homemade ice cream... The people are friendly but again very slow with their service. You have to ask for things over but again the food is good so just be prepared to... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Dint stay here so i cant Review the rooms. Food was very good, clean kitchens, fresh breads and very good service, ofcourse dont be in a hurry, that never works in srilanka! Wonderful staff, we were turned away in other restaurants if it wasnt exactly lunch time but these staff really took the effort and made delicious food with hot... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Our room was clean enough for a beach room, but still full of sand and bugs. Very convenient to the beach, of course, and although it was nice to have a variety of decent food, none of it was wonderful, and seemed very pricy compared to meals we had all over the country. The masala omelet in particular seemed very... More 

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Borne, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

The restaurant of the hotel is great, with all kinds of Western foods that are very tasty. The owners are also very nice and helpful. We stayed in a double cottage that was situated next to the bar which had a wood oven, with the result that our room smelled very bad and it became very hot in our room.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

A creature of habit I had been returning to Gecko over the years and each time it has got progressively worse. The wait for food takes ages over two hours for a curry meal is not acceptable and the prices are far too expensive for what is dished out. Rs 950 for dhal, beetroot, leaves, pappadam and rice is too... More 

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Address: Located Between #39 Hillton And #42 Deens, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Gecko Sri Lanka/Pottuvil
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“Avoid for the moment!”
 of 5 bubbles TinaG477, 20 Apr 2014 | Read review
“dont get one”
 of 5 bubbles flog336, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Do not stay here”
 of 5 bubbles KW69SydneyAustralia, 14 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All of the rooms seem pretty similar.”
 of 5 bubbles SiriusSkier23, 23 May 2012 | Read review
“Make sure you get A/C!”
 of 5 bubbles Barthelme, 23 May 2012 | Read review
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