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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little place right on the beach. Well managed (we actually stayed at Nice Place 2, which is not far from the original) by the young Sri Lanka owner and a true haven close to the beach. Namee who was there taking care of us and the place was absolutely amazing and the sweetest person ever. Dinners and juices were...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I went to Nice Place for a meal, it was really tasty. Above all the hospitality was very welcoming. I am very bad with names so apologises but Rafael (?) is lovely. He showed me his rooms and they were much better value than where I was staying at Happy Panda. He has different types of rooms, budget and more...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Nice hotel!! nice rooms, nice service and the beach is just at the end of the street!! It was in a nice location and we were picked up every day by the most lovely tuk tuk driver ever!! We spent 3 nights there and we would stay again there without a doubt!

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Thank klaraLuah
Tasmania
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely family guest house. Clean shady and very comfortable. Very friendly and helpful staff mostly family who have rebuilt business after losing everything in the tsunami. This is at the quiet end of A Bay so very restful. Excellent breakfast and local travel advice from Sufi. Tuk tuk available at good rates for transport to best surf breaks. Highly recommended

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Thank DavidTasmania
Bangalow, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The owner and staff were excellent with good local knowledge about hireing surfboards, prices , and attractions in the region. We found the rooms were clean, basic with ceiling fan and reasonably priced. The manager Raga was there mist days and very approachable for any extra needs. The place was far enough away from the centre if town to be...

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Thank Phillip W
Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We stayed 5 nights at Nice Place 2 - rooms a bit larger and air con available in contrast to Nice Place - but ate breakfast and a couple of dinners at Nice Place. The two hotels are very well run by the owner who works between the two venues ( just a couple of hundred meters apart) and offers...

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Thank Phillipa S
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Nice Place was one of the best places i have stayed during my time in Sri Lanka. The owner Rifai wants to help you with everything, they provide a good breakfast and dinner, and the rooms are good. The location was perfect, 20 meters away from the beach (we stayed in Nice Place 1). Would defenitly come back here the...

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Thank Joost A
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

In Arugam Bay, Hotel in front of the beach organize party in different place every night (until 6:00am). Also Hotel didn't have a real private beach, you can only put your towel on the sand. For those reasons, we prefered to stay inside the land, in a quiet place but not so far from the beach (100m). We found the...

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Thank Tchangou1205
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We stayed five nights at Nice Place in Arugam Bay which is a charming guest house situated in a quiet and calm surrounding. Our room was clean and spacious, there is a very beautiful and relaxing garden and the terrace for taking breakfast and dinner is pleasant. The beach is only 30 meters from the guest house. The manager and...

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Melbourne
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Nice place is a really pleasant spot. Right near the beach and the rooms are clean and pleasant for the right price as well... However.... and that is a big however... Do not listen to the owner! He can be pushy at times and is very much against his guests just organising their own way to save a bit of...

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NicePlaceAbay, Owner at Nice Place, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are sorry for your experience with the Hasan surf shop. We try to help our guests best with their questions and we do not receive profit from anyone. We did not had any bad experiences with that surf shop. If you would have informed us about this problem during your stay in Nice Place, we could have...

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Welcome at our two guesthouses Nice Place 1 and Nice Place 2 ! Whether you are here in Arugam Bay for surfing, safari adventures in the National Parks or just for swinging-another-day-in-a-hammock at this beautiful spot, Nice Place will be the perfect base for all your activities and offers best opportunities to experience the Sri Lankan way of life. Enjoy charming hospitality in the cozy, relaxed atmosphere of our two guesthouses. Taste the variety of original Sri Lankan food in our restaurant. Both guesthouses are located at the Northern part of the town, 300m away from the bus station, 20m to the beach and 8-10 min walk along the beach to the main surf spot. To make your stay as pleasant as possible we offer: - Free WiFi - Sri Lankan food in our restaurant - Surfboards to rent, organised lessons and trips to the different spots - Scooter/Bike rent - Safari tours to Kumana National Park - Laundry service - Transport to/from the airport Nice Place 1 and Nice Place 2 (also perfect for families) offer a good range of rooms for everybody's budget: Nice Place 1: Double rooms with AC/non AC Nice Place 2: Double rooms, three-bed and family rooms up to five beds with AC/non AC For all rooms, there is the possibility to add further beds. Enjoy an unforgettable experience at Nice Place in Arugam Bay! We look forward to welcome you! ... more   less 

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Address: Panama Road, Arugam Bay 063, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Price Range: €15 - €25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“All rooms around a shady courtyard are similar with fans”
 of 5 bubbles 429phillipw, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in Nice Place have fans, good sized beds but are not huge,Our Room in Nice Place 2 was a large family room with fan and aircon .”
 of 5 bubbles 684phillipas, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are nice and have a veranda with canvas chairs. Also have a look at "Nice Place II", looked great, too.”
 of 5 bubbles 981kathrinp, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Liked the rooms next to the small restaurant, as it had a small separated "living room" area in front of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 460christophp, 13 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Rooms 3,4 and 5 are larger and although not having A/C (only ceiling fan) have good thermal conditions for sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles GVisentin, 12 Aug 2014 | Read review
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