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Drifter's Hotel Restaurant & Bar

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602 Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

Awesome hotel, stayed here 4 years ago but re-visited as a base for daily trips to the beach. Food is amazing and staff super friendly, they let us leave surfboards and equipment over night and throughout the day as we stayed outside of town

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Kansas City, Missouri
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108 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed at the hotel so we enjoyed a few meals here. The prices were fair and the food good. They have a lot of variety so it is a great place for groups who may be wanting different types of food. The restaurant is open to air and right near the beach, so the atmosphere is nice. We rarely... More 

1 Thank MeliQ
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Expensive compared to some others but clean and spacious rooms. Right on the beach, free sun beds, friendly staff, no complaints.

Thank 856Woody
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

This is a clean and nice place right on the beach. The rooms are air-conditioned and the toilets are clean and tidy. The staff is very helpful. They also have a pool if the ocean is not big enough. The location is very convenient and close to local shops and bars. The restaurant is right next to the beach and... More 

1 Thank Taniade
Tucson, Arizona
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

I had emergency business in Hikkaduwa and was there alone for Christmas. I "drifted" into Drifters while walking down the beach looking for nice place to have lunch. The hotel I was staying at had no open restaurant. Drifters is best spot on beach for swimming so i went there, I was in Hikkaduwa for a week and tried several... More 

Thank MichaelF8
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Great location for surfing. Step onto the beach and walk 50 meters to a great beach break. Hotel is located between two board rental shops on the beach. On hot days the pool was especially refreshing. The night life is located about 400 meters down the beach on either side of the hotel. This is critical as i would not... More 

Thank joeelliott
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Have eaten here several times whilst on Holiday in Hikka, the food is great, the service is perfect, Highly recomend a visit if you're in the area.

Thank GeorgiaBurgex
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

I thought this was overpriced with small rooms, small beds, one of my worst night's sleep on the trip. In Sri Lanka prices seem to rocket if there's AC and sometimes fan is nicer. Good breakfast though and a nice family, free wi-fi in restaurant right on the beach. For me this bit of beach is too busy with people... More 

1 Thank LondonSunlounger
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2011

I have to rave about this place. We stayed at the hotel and as it was hot we opted to eat there for one meal but after that meal we just had to keep coming. If you like seafood then Lalith and his family cook and serve it perfectly. The produce is fresh, they show it to you and then... More 

Thank SLkiwi
Atlanta, Georgia
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231 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2009

Drifters restaurant is attached to the Drifter"s hotel, I try and avoid eating at the hotel restaurant that I am staying at, however, in this case I was so impressed by the great lunch, super clean kitchen (I was invited to inspect) that I gave dinner a try. It was so good that I ate there four nights in a... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Hikkaduwa

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