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Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

There are comparable and better places to stay than Drifters (beachside). It was vastly overpriced so we cancelled our room and moved. The place we moved to was half the price and double the quality. We thought the beach further south (10-15 mins walk/ 5 mins tuk-tuk) offered wider sand and more picturesque scenery. I didn't enjoy them making me...

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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is very clean, close to surfing schools. There is a small shop 100 meters from the hotel and big supermarket about 500 meters. The staff is very friendly and always helpful. We spent here 7 unforgetable days. Hikkaduwa is a top resort. Highly recommend this place. Clean swimming pool is a cherry on the top of the cake....

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The Drfters hotel is On the beach, The sercice was excellent and the personal was ver helpfull. Hotell rooms was clean with wonderfull view The fish in the restaurang was really good.. ... Hikkaduwa beach is very long filled with restaurangs. There is a lot of waves for surfers

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1Thank Danis C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

A basic but lovely place to stay. Staff very friendly and great food. Perfect beach front location with amazing views. Rooms are basic but clean.I recommend a visit to the local Rotty shop that's just next door.

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1Thank Londonsurf
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed here and had a wonderful time! Lalith the owner was amazing he really looked after us! His wife is a fabulous cook also. Great location the kids loved the swimming pool ! Would defo come back and recommend this place.

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Thank Emily F
Reviewed 6 August 2016

On a whim we booked 2 nights at Drifters. When we arrived we felt very welcome and at home. This feeling only improved over the next 2 weeks as we arranged all our accommodation and transport via Drifters and they nailed each and every hotel perfectly Even more impressive was the driver that we were allocated. Hakira was absolutely awesome...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in Drifters. We visited in low season, meant to be wet & monsoons but all we saw was sunshine! We were the only people in the place. Agreed a good deal with the manager on arrival as we hadn't booked in advance. The room was lovely, if a little on the small side. Perfect for...

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Thank Michael W
Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Stayed here as a family, location was great, accommodation clean but basic but had air conditioning and nice pool right in front of our room, staff really nice and food was really good, would definetly stay here again.

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Thank karen a
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Very good.The driver Mr.Chamika is very informative,co operative and made the tour very enjoyable.His English was more than helpful for communication.We travelled to Nuwara Eliya,Kandy and Colombo in four days.Our family of three in a comfortable Toyota van.

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1Thank ramanathan r
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We stayed at the Villa--a short walk from the hotel-- that is owned by the owner of Drifters. It was great for our family of 5 (3 children 11, 8, 5 and 2 adults). The booking process was very easy. We called via Skype and spoke with the owner. His English was excellent. The owner and his family were very...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Drifters is a medium-sized, owner-operated hotel in the heart of the best beach and surfing spot in Hikkaduwa. Drifters offers comfortable, clean rooms built around a garden and swimming pool, with a restaurant opening onto the beach. Service is Drifters' mantra and owner Lalith is always on hand to give personal attention to all guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

Address: 602 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range: €36 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#8 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
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“We got the seaview family room which was great !”
 of 5 bubbles 751EmilyF, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are pool facing apart from the 2 ocean fronting rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 309grantr, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Families/groups might feel more comfortable in one of his villas although it would depend on your family/group size.”
 of 5 bubbles hermansonjennifer, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 18 was great, close to pool, bar, restaurant and beach (all within 10m), and there are two excellent sea view rooms with balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles andywM9369QK, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I liked the upstairs air-con rooms overlooking the pool. Deluxe rooms on the beachfront which are also nice but a little bit more exy.”
 of 5 bubbles 63PeterD, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
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