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Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
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#5 of 41 Speciality lodging in Pottuvil
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80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
0Restaurantswithin 0 km
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Mainstreet, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
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Sunela wrote a review Aug 2020
Colombo, Sri Lanka22 contributions18 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights at this beautifully rustic place. It was a quiet oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the Main Street cafés. We stayed in a garden villa - hidden within the beautifully kept gardens. The staff were friendly and accommodating and welcomed us with a smile even when we turned up at 1am. The room was clean & the water hot when the nights got cooler. Improvements for the future: daily refilling of water, small table with chairs inside the villa (as there is so much space), a small rack with hangers, towel change and room cleaning after 2 nights, a generator for when the electricity cuts out for the whole day and a basic snack menu - for when you just want to stay cocooned in your garden paradise.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Yonatan M wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
Really amazing and extraordinary place. Definitely One of the nicest places in arugam bay. The place is being taken care of daily by the lovely stuff. You have many magical spots including big sitting area, yoga shale and long stretch garden. It’s a quite and peaceful place in the middle of the busy town. The stuff is really friendly and helpful. But the most important aspect is the privacy you get. It really feels like a home.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Shevy wrote a review Aug 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Hands down one of the worst experiences. 6 of us in total were on the way to Arugam Bay from Colombo and we had already booked Surf N Sun through booking.com. While on the way, we get a message from the property telling us that they are doing some renovations and that our booking has been cancelled. We tried calling the property but they never picked up. Even at the start, the owner Saman was extremely difficult to reach and very aloof about the booking. Clearly he is an extremely unreliable person. To anyone looking at booking this place, please save yourself the energy and cross the road to a place called "The Bay" and stay there instead. Surf N Sun is not worth your time or energy. There are much better places across from Surf N Sun with a sea view.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Do not go here. Very rude and very unreliable. Just go across the road and stay at any of the...
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Response from saman priyantha kumara, Owner at Surf N Sun
Responded 5 Aug 2020
dear guest.., we have inform you early why we cant give the room by booking.com, and its confirmed. at this time we are running with low amount of employs. therefore please handle everything by booking system simply. to call please contact our office 063 2248600 yes im extremely difficult to get in tuch sometime im at the surfing or out of signal eras as we go safari. so simply please contact the office if anything. Thank you for your understanding.
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Nikeshala R wrote a review Jul 2020
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka21 contributions2 helpful votes
Do not recommend. This is the most arrogant and sarcastic hotel in Arugambay.Extremely rude and arrogant owner and also not cooperating with guests while talking and they don’t know how to treat guests .do not stay
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
2 Helpful votes
Response from saman priyantha kumara, Owner at Surf N Sun
Responded 5 Aug 2020
Thanks for the your lovely words.., As i know another friend of that team who enters privet office and blast the amplifier. such a good team works you guys do together and write bad reviews here .., please again dont judge the peapol as they looks or having illness.. thank you.
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Nora wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was staying two weeks at Surf N Sun and I just had a great experience there. The people are super friendly and open minded. The place was as well clean and comfortable with nice places to chill and hang out, especially the lounge was just very beautiful. Also you get to see a lot of plants and the work going on there, cause they are working on sustainability projects. Saman (the owner) is also very friendly and open to share his project thoughts with the guests if you are interested. Also there are plenty of things to visit and to see, the people there are always helpful to show you nice places where you can go to.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Sri LankaEastern ProvinceArugam BayPottuvil
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Frequently Asked Questions about Surf N Sun
Which popular attractions are close to Surf N Sun?
Nearby attractions include Arugam Bay (0.04 km), Rice & Carry Bags Shop (0.1 km), and Isthuthi Craft & Gift (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Surf N Sun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Surf N Sun?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Surf N Sun?
Yes, secured parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Surf N Sun?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arugambays Hello Burger Place, Better Taste, and Maleena Arugambay Italian Restaurant.
Does Surf N Sun have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Surf N Sun offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Surf N Sun?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.