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Surf 'n Sun Guesthouse & Restaurant
Paris
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39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Even if not located on the 1st line, the hotel is very near the beach anyway,
Very relaxing / clean / romantic / inspiring place with nice cabanas...
Food is also very good and personal helpful and friendly.
Be cool, stay here!
PS: but only advise, do not let food in you cabanas, as some nice squirrel may then want to visit your cabana!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We were very happy with the accomodation! We felt very welcome, the stuff was helpful and the cabanas are really nice... Everything is really clean, but more than that, the garden is set up very nicely. We often felt like hanging around in the lounge and have a chat with other people... And on top if that, Arugam Bay is a very nice and magic place, with different surf spots, but also nice if you just want to walk around or have a swim in the Indian Ocean... :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We were lucky to get a cabana for 2 nights due to a problem with their bookings - they were full up for the rest of July and August. Surf n sun is across the road from the beach side - but opposite some of the more busy bars/eating places. The cabana itself was lovely - hammock and deck chairs on a private terrace in the gardens, clean, large comfy 4 poster bed with mosquito net and en suite shower room. The cabanas are in lovely gardens, with a yummy restaurant and fab chill out areas with morrocan type lighting in the trees. Significantly less biting insects there than the rest of Arugam Bay as they smoke them out - which makes it even more relaxing! Friendly, helpful staff. Only issue was a little mouse that got in the room as the en-suite bathroom has a little outdoor bit (which is a nice feature) - didn't bother me and it soon ran off, just bothered my mouse-phobic friend :) . Would really recommend this place - possibly the nicest in Arugam Bay

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Absolutely the best place I have stayed at during my trips over the year. This place has it all: lovely staff, Superb food, Best hangout place for relaxation... The BIG garden is like a magical hideaway, I will strongly recommend everyone to check out this place. You will Not regret.

The owner Saman is a charming, funny local surfer who has put his heart in all the details of this place, something you feel and see when you see this lovely place.

We stayed here from the 16.07-21.07 2013.

/ Malin from Sweden

  • Stayed July 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Nice lounge bar and restaurant, green garden, candles, soft music. Great entrance to resort
Rooms are not the same: not cleened in 3 days, old furniture, power cuts all day round, water supply cut 2 times in 3 days, shower broken, no hot water, staff sleeping in the lounge bar in the hot hours of the day...
shame on how they manage
apparently a general strategy in most places in Arugam Bay

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank oce1972
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Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Definately the best place in Arugam Bay. Great staff, food, drinks and accomodation. Our friends got married there. Everything was going well, we had a lot of fun. Really awesome place and nice people!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We arrived in Arugam Bay having already paid a deposit for another place and were very disappointed. Therefore we checked out a whole handful of accommodation and easily decided that we wanted to stay at Surf N Sun. It's lay out is fantastic, rooms great, delicious food. Admittedly it isn't on the water, but it doesn't matter. Highly recommend

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Surf 'n Sun Guesthouse & Restaurant
Address: Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
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Ranked #7 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Pottuvil
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Number of rooms: 6
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