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The Bavarian Resort - Arugam - Outdoor view
1
9.6 Excellent (115 reviews)
S$ 32+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Bavarian Resort, you'll be centrally located in Arugam Bay, within a 5-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location! Quite and not so far from the beach!
Cons: Owner is the most kind guy that i ever meet in Sri Lanka!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice owner, very nice atmosphere! Very early checkout possible.
Cons: Everything was totally fine!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I was in Sri Lanka for five and a half weeks and saw most of the country. Bavaria Resort was the best accommodation I have had during the whole trip. The room was the cleanest and most comfortable I have had during my stay. It was silent but still very close to the beach and main street. The biggest plus about the space is the owner and staff working there. Faisal was the nicest host I have met in Sri Lanka. He also was always there to help and very easygoing without being in your face constantly. After spending some time in the country and meeting different hosts I can also say that Faisal was the most honest of them all. If you have a question be assured that you get an honest answer. Rather than giving you and advice good for his business he would give you a tip good for you. This I have experienced rarely while travelling the country. It was incredibly helpful, nice, and unselfish. I would recommend the place 100% and will come back when in Arugam. :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host! The Sri Lankan breakfast was very tasty and more than enough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A great little property for the price. Owner so smiley, helpful and man, the food!!!! He made us endless cups of tea, arranged our laundry and it felt like we were at home - thank you so much Faisal. Close to shops and the beach, would definitely stay again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We have stayed at 3 different places in Arugam Bay and this was the best. Clean, comfortable rooms with instant hot water and new AC units. Hammocks to relax in. Faizel the owner is extraordinarily helpful and friendly. Breakfast is about 350 rupees and is pretty good. His special dinner of hummus, falafel and salad is amazing, the best we’ve had. It is down a side street but only a few minutes until you’re in the action or the water while being very peaceful. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Cons: No filtered water dispenser to refill bottles.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just great. The owner is super nice, the place is beautiful and clean, they can offer you all kind of safaris and activities... a very good place to stay in Arugam Bay.
Cons: The only complain would be that the bed is not very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and the owner
The Spice Trail - Arugam - Bedroom
2
9.4 Excellent (209 reviews)
S$ 103+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Spice Trail in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 14 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind staff, extremely clean rooms, pool and garden. Highly recommended place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice ambiance, great staff. Very large rooms, all comfort, private garden. Great pool! Very good location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable rooms which were very clean and had AC. Loved the pool area and had a good brekky burrito! Staff were mostly great (especially Jam, who catered too all our needs)! Would definitely stay again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great pool, great room, great bed, great staff, great stay!
Cons: Nothing at all - it was close to faultless.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Booked one night , stayed two. Everything very clean, nice pool & bar, good breakfast. Especially the small garden area you have for your own is nice.
Cons: It was very lout outside in the night (not in the hotel area) so not their fault but we’re waking up few times in the night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous pool, food was amazing, bed was the most comfortable in Sri Lanka... or maybe in the world. Just over the road from the beach. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Room was spacious, clean, tastefully decorated, quiet and the pool was fantastic. Grounds beautiful. The food in the restaurant was excellent. We had fish for dinner caught that day and it was mouthwatering. The presentation of the meal was like a 5 star restaurant! We would have paid at least $30 each for the meal where we live but at The Spice Trail, it was only about $7. The staff were really nice and helpful. Great lattes at the coffee shop at front of the property.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool, the little private garden, the deco of the room and everything! We love this place!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly staff (check-in, restaurant as well as cleaning personnel). Due to the low season cook offered us to prepare the food outside from their menu - BIG ADVANTAGE! Each room has it's own little garden! You can really feel family atmosphere over there.
Cons: It's has been a little bit loud during the early mornings due to the prayers in the mosque near by.
The Long Hostel - Arugam - Bedroom
3
9.1 Excellent (186 reviews)
S$ 31+
Overview Reviews
Offering a barbecue and a coffee shop, The Long Hostel is situated in Arugam Bay in the Ampara District Region. The Long Hostel is 100 m away from the center of Arugam Bay. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibes and great location. Harold the owner was very helpful, as were all of the staff. Very well organised, and very chilled. Excellent hostel for solo travellers to meet new people.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: An excellent hostel atmosphere, one of the most popular in Arugam Bay. Good party vibes, and also lots of surfers. Very welcoming host and excellent staff.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: -comfy beds -it was clean -hammocks and a area to sit altogether -good proper coffee -well organised -location is great
Cons: I know it probably just was not possible to do it differently but the AC is positioned right above one of the upper beds and I was freezing so much as the AC gets regulated external. If you're sensitive make sure to request a lower bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable. Right by the beach. Easy going German owner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a wonderful place to stay in beautiful Arugam Bay. Facilities are great. Very warm and social atmosphere. Perfect location for meeting awesome people. The whole staff, the owner and his wife and dog a lovely. Highly recommend to stay there. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibe. Great people. Very social. Free pizza if you buy a beer
7.5 Good
Pros: Great for the location. Tidy and comfortable rooms with big lockers. Great green tea! Very social environment so great if you want to meet people and party. common are is dominated by drinking games and card games on the party nights so if you want to get in on that it's the place for you. Staff were all helpful with my requests.
Cons: the downside is the internet's patchy and its strictly forbidden to have non-guests come in have a chat or drink in the common area which I understand but I felt uncomfortable seeing people being told off angrily for coming in to talk with friends.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I ended up staying here for one week and I really enjoyed my stay. The beach is close (Main Point and Baby Point) and the hostel in on the main street so everything you need is close by. Coffee and western breakfast is great. So if you suddenly crave for cheese and ham toast or fried runny eggs this is your place. Also the lockers are really big to keep your belongings. It can hold like couple big suitcases
Sea Rock Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
4
8.9 Excellent (61 reviews)
S$ 34+
Elephant Road Resort - Arugam - Building
5
8.9 Excellent (11 reviews)
S$ 54+
Overview
With a stay at Elephant Road Resort in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
Paper Moon Kudils - Arugam - Building
6
8.0 Excellent (314 reviews)
S$ 38+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Paper Moon Kudils in Pottuvil, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.8 Okay
Pros: The pool was lovely and the rooms were big
Cons: Out in the middle of no where . Food isn’t upto much but it’s the only thing to eat because it literally is the middle of no where . Pool needs cleaned better . No signal in the rooms .
Water Edge Resort - Arugam - Lounge
7
8.0 Excellent (296 reviews)
S$ 65+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Water Edge Resort in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 13 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
4.6 Okay
Pros: location is good.
Cons: room conditions, cleanliness were not ok. most air conditions were not workings. they had to fix it while we were in room. yet the AC was making lot of noise at very early morning at 0400. rooms were smelling and to some extent dirty. Its not like as is seen in booking.com.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best place in arugam bay
Cons: Nothing
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Tasty food Friendly staff -Arif help us lot Perfect location
Cons: Bathroom unpleasant smell
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and relaxing
The Blue Wave Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
8
8.0 Excellent (202 reviews)
S$ 99+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Blue Wave Hotel in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: Lovely hotel but not a sole there!
Cons: Staff are too attentive always coming over as they have no other customers to serve
4.0 Okay
Pros: We did like a lot a lot the customer service of Ruchira at the Blue wave Hotel. We had to change about 3 room when we check in. We were not offered the room we book on the website. Ruchira did his best to really make sure we received the correct room. He is the only person we have seen not accepting any tips. We have given him a tip to thanks him but he prefer to give this to his workers. He is very polite and good customer service skills, we have really appreciated his help and politeness.
Cons: We stay their for 2 days in Januay 2020 and it was the worst 2 days on our 20 days tour. We did not like the room we were offered, we pay for triple room and the room we were offered has dirty linen and did not look as4 star hotel at all. We changed 3 room till Ruchira the house keeping executive show us the room we book. Thank you again for your help. Breakfast and dinner was just average and does not deserve to be 4 star. The mosque is near by and every morning at 5 o'clock you are up by the mosque prayer, we don't recommend this hotel and you can hear all the loud noise from the next door room as well. We only stay 2 days and we could not really sleep because of the prayer and the noise next door. Overall we are not coming back and we don't recommend anyone to go their. This hotel should be only 2.5 star. Only good was Kumana National Park, it is 5 hour safari and we really recommend anyone to go their.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Famous location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located in middle of the strip east to access all locations
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable clean rooms.
Cons: Room has no telephone. WiFi was not consistent.
6.3 Good
Pros: The room was clean and comfortable, with good AC and additional fan. I appreciate it very much. Some people from the staff were friendly - NOT the manager
Cons: I booked a half-board pension (breakfast and dinner included). When checking in they informed I’d need to pay additional 15USD / person for the dinner, I refused so they put me to wait approx 30min at the reception while they would talk to the manager, who sent me a notification via booking.com (not in person!) to inform I would be charged separately for the dinner, I refused again and ask for the check in asap. My wife and I had the Xmas dinner, under an extremely loud music. I had to shout to talk to her.. Then at 4am my wife started to throw up and had diarrhea for 1 full day, I even had to book an additional night as she could barely walk. They have sound speakers inside the room and everywhere else, so they played the SAME Christmas song over and over for 2days until 11pm. I could switch off the speaker inside the room, but still could hear it. It was not peaceful at all! Review Summary: they didn’t charge me for the Xmas dinner but only after some discussion. My wife got very sick and I had to book an additional night, which I would have never done if she was in shape to move to another hotel. Annoying Xmas song played over and over in the entire facility I liked the room very much! Did not use the pool at all, but it looked clean. Don’t recommend to eat at their buffet. But the Breakfast was OK with fresh omelette prepared in front of you.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: clean place and helpful staff
Rupa's Hotel Arugambay - Arugam - Building
9
8.1 Excellent (61 reviews)
S$ 34+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Rupa's Hotel Arugambay in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 10 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, Great staff Great restaurant and ambience
7.1 Good
Pros: The location was excellent and the staff were extremely attentive and accommodating to assisting in any way possible, despite as above some of the problems requiring fixing from external people. Sudu in the surf shop was 100%.. he had my board ready every single morning and even helped me to pack it away! It was sad that for over a week I was there I was unable to surf with him as he does not get a single day off! But what an asset to this accommodation. The food was delicious and the boys behind the bar great at making cocktails. :)
Cons: The shower in the room had no pressure at all and most of the shower holes were blocked over on the shower head. I mentioned it in passing to the amazing guy Sudu in the surf shop who advised me to notify the management to which i did. They did their best to rectify the problem in a timely manner however it took a further 3 days to get the problem fixed. Eventually at 530pm on a Saturday evening the plumber arrived to change the shower head. This was somewhat an inconvenience however at least i was no longer required to use the outdoor shower. I compained at check out to manager Sam that due to having no workable shower for the majority of my stay that i should be entitled to some discount. Originally he offered me 500 Lkr discount but changed it to 2600 Lkr discount which still is not acceptable given the shower situation. The drain was also filthy in the shower full of grime and hair. Minor issue however still noticeable. The curtain in the room fell down 5 mins after checking in. I notifued staff member Lahero who originally settled me in my room. He did fix it and told me to just keep it pulled across with the chair leaning up against it. A temporary fix for an easily repairable problem. (With the best view in Arugam bay hlbehind the closed curtain).
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Amazing location, beach opposite. Lovely helpful staff who made us feel very welcome. Had a great few days here. The manager booked really great onward transfer for us. Food was great.
Arugam Bay Beach Cabanas - Arugam - Bedroom
10
8.0 Excellent (49 reviews)
S$ 12+
Stardust Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
11
7.8 Good (208 reviews)
S$ 32+
Overview Reviews
Situated in Arugam Bay, a few steps from Arugam Bay Beach, Stardust Beach Hotel features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel has family rooms. At the hotel rooms include a wardrobe and a private bathroom. à la carte and Asian breakfast options are available each morning at Stardust Beach Hotel. The accommodation offers a terrace. Bike hire and car hire are available at Stardust Beach Hotel and the area is popular for cycling and fishing. Pasarichenai Beach is 1.7 km from the hotel, while Pottuvil Beach is 2.5 km from the property.
9.1 Excellent
Pros: Yeah breakfast is good
Cons: Location and staff is really nice.. the owner is flexible. I can recommend room than cabanas
2.9 Mediocre
Cons: Room is very dirty. Water is not properly treated when I started to take the bath I felt that water is contaminated by some unknown organic substance . They should use some filters to treat their water
4.2 Okay
Pros: Cute looking cabin.
Cons: Highly over-priced. Miles away from the swimable part of the beach, no hot showers, no air-con and no internet access anywhere near our room (despite advertising there was internet). We were in the FAMILY cabin where the garden had loads of cactus plants & there were cactuses near the entrance gate too - very dangerous with kids! My young son stood on a thorn walking in the garden. Have to lock bathroom door because animals can easily get into bathroom & ate our bar of soap (had tiny bite marks in it).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hotel is beautiful with its little private beach garden and all the cabanas. The cabanas are nice with an open air bathroom. The breakfast is so delicious! Go for the pancakes :) it’s a nice little walk to where everything is going on (5-10 minutes) and very quiet in the hotel itself (except the barking dogs during the night). We would definitely come back here!
5.4 Okay
Pros: The beach and the private garden with the sunloungers were nice
Cons: The cottage rooms were little huts and felt more like a tent, it was very loud in the early morning, the bathroom was outside and there was no hot water. The mosquito net and the towels had wholes and the mattress were worn down. A renovation would be good.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I had a cabana close to the beach in the rainbow village. I loved it, because of the private small garden, the hammock outside and the quiet surrounding. I enjoyed the vegan coconut ice cream and the clean and nicely made garden. You can borrow books in multiple languages at the reception. Just some minutes walk to restaurants and about 10 min walk to an Ayurvedic clinic where I enjoyed excellent treatment for a good price.
Cons: Food was very western for my taste and not typically sri lankan.. especially the rice and curry.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable room. Good breakfast. Located right on the beach.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Charming characterful rooms overlooking sandy garden and if you have the right sight line, the beach, basic but in a funky thoughtful way. Staff were really helpful and friendly. It was a a fantastic place to chill, up the quieter end of Aragun bay.
Cons: Perhaps a bit more attention to cleanliness in the rooms would be a good idea, little things like dirty tea spoons were minor irritants/showers were tepidish/restaurant was a bit more expensive than it should have been/but overall these were minor
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic location (a little removed from the nightly beach parties) and beautiful beach garden to sit in during the day and at night.
Cons: The rooms were very basic and with no AC, but of course it was a very cheap room, and it was great value for what we paid!
Coco Bay - Arugam - Outdoor view
12
7.8 Good (99 reviews)
S$ 67+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Coco Bay in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Arugam Bay Beach and Pasarichenai Beach. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Pros: The host was really friendly and helpful. We liked the balcony outside of the room.
Cons: We had some electricity problems, but they were always repiring it really fast!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was modern, spacious and comfortable. The whole property was very neat and the owner was very friendly. We loved the breakfast and we found the nicest surf teacher there!
7.5 Good
Pros: 10 minutes’ walk to town area, nice local restaurants close by. The room was comfortable with a nice little balcony, fridge in the room was great! For $9/night for 2 people it was great value for money. Owner was a cool guy!
Cons: The shower didn’t work well as pressure was poor and leaky plumbing, and the room could have been cleaner. WiFi was very weak.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay, it's in a quiet location but close to the beach and main street for shops and restaurants. The best part is the staff, they are very kind and helpful! The manager Kosala even joined me on my safari to Kumana national park last minute as there was a misunderstanding with the booked safari and no English speaking guide was available! Kosala didn't hesitate and within a few minutes he rearranged to join me with his friend Thushantha. Because of this I had a fantastic day and enjoyed the safari, if he and his friend wouldn't have been able to join, I would have not had the same experience as would have been stuck with a non English speaking driver! The room was big and had a power shower with hot water, not something you get a lot in Sri lanka. The breakfast was also great and included fresh fruit!
7.5 Good
Pros: The property is 2 Min walk from the beach. Staff is quite friendly and help you with anything. The Breakfast was awesome .The access road can be approached with any Vehicle. Overall the price could come down a little bit
Cons: Peaceful place
Balaji Ocean View - Arugam - Building
13
7.3 Good (21 reviews)
S$ 39+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Balaji Ocean View in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 11 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: It's a nice place very close to Arugam Bay beach. Grate facilitys. Good parking space. Grate restaurant with Sri lanan and Indian foods. Very friendly staff. Specially recommend for family with kids. Safe place for other travelers too.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff was super nice, the room great value for the price. And location was amazing.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: There's plenty of parking (no shades ) , good privacy (if drapes were closed properly), Ac and fan worked well. Room exchange procedure was quick. Security was good.
Cons: We stayed at this property for two nights as a family of 7. We had one family room and two double rooms. Checkin in was smooth. We found out our rooms aren't near by even though we specially asked for nearby rooms months before when we booked the property. One room was not properly cleaned and had half-a-bathroom. Shower was right over the commode. When we complaint this to the front desk we were moved to another room but it did not have mosquito nets. It was swept and bed was made over all clean but not to the expected level. Room curtains were old stained and torn. they did not properly cover the window. Bathroom was a disaster the sink won't drain for hours and the showers were broken (handing from the pipe not hanged by a handle) No toiletries, very basic towels. Toilet drainage system that was exposed right outside the room gave a nasty smell. No extra facilities, no kettle, no water bottles, no tea or coffee, not even extra bedding, pillow or towels. No 24hours help desk. We paid 10000+ LKR for the family room and 6000+ LKR for the double room per night. Restaurant is over priced and not worth it. Definitely does not have an ocean view but conveniently located in front of the beach road.
7.1 Good
Pros: Clean
Cons: Bathrooms without locks
6.3 Good
Pros: Location!!!
Cons: Almost Everything!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is just perfect. The rooms are enough big for 2 people. Hot water, air con all work in good conditions. For that price you cant find anything better in Abay. And the service in the best in town! Sudha and his team help me with everything :)
Cons: All good
7.5 Good
Pros: The private rooms were perfect. The manager was super helpful and assisted where he could.
Cons: The bathrooms for the dorms had no privacy & were not greatly cleaned. Top sheets in the dorm were not provided.
6.7 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Room bit small
6.7 Good
Pros: Dreat location for the beach and bars and shops.
Cons: Accommodation basic.
Overview
With a stay at Arugambay Seaside Villa in Arugam Bay, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and a 5-minute drive from Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free valet parking is available onsite.
Moon Eyes Beach Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
15
5.4 Okay (17 reviews)
S$ 11+
Overview Reviews
Moon Eyes Beach Hotel is located in Arugam. It offers simply furnished rooms with a private balcony. The hotel also offers free WiFi access at all areas and free parking facilities. All of the rooms come with a private balcony, a seating area and a fan. There is also an attached bathroom with either a bathtub or a shower and free toiletries. You can enjoy a garden view from the rooms. At Moon Eyes Beach Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk with luggage storage space. Other facilities offered include an outdoor terrace and barbeque facilities. Guests can also utilize the car and bicycle rentals. The accommodation is only 600 metres away from the main surfing point. For convenience, airport shuttle services can be arranged.
5.4 Okay
Pros: The price
Cons: Very basic, just beds in a room... no toilet roll
7.9 Good
Pros: perfect location
Cons: Too warm
8.3 Excellent
Pros: It’s a comfy single room include a fan in the room. It’s okay to say the hotel for just sleeping and relaxing.
4.2 Okay
Pros: Only few minutes walk from beach.
Cons: No water in the property! Not able to get shower and use the toilet at the morning.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cheap, easy access to everything. Awesome staff.
7.1 Good
Pros: Was good value for money as was reduced in booking.. really nice to have a double bed to myself after hostels for so long ! Not a bad location and had some nice restaurants near by
Cons: Really creepy vibes from some of the male staff. Was travelling with my friends who are a couple and when they went out I had staff knocking on my door and coming into my room. I started locking my door when i was in there and had people try to open it a couple of times while my friends were out. My friend also had male staff making inuendoes. Made us both feel uncomfortable. Would not recommend to female travellers especially solo . Please be more respectful and considerate to women !
5.0 Okay
Cons: Especially bathrooms. Not cleaned and no water most of time.

Best rooms in Arugam

The Spice Trail - Arugam - Bedroom
1
9.4 Excellent (209 reviews)
S$ 103+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Spice Trail in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, just steps from Arugam Bay Beach and 14 minutes by foot from Pasarichenai Beach. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very kind staff, extremely clean rooms, pool and garden. Highly recommended place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice ambiance, great staff. Very large rooms, all comfort, private garden. Great pool! Very good location.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Large comfortable rooms which were very clean and had AC. Loved the pool area and had a good brekky burrito! Staff were mostly great (especially Jam, who catered too all our needs)! Would definitely stay again!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great pool, great room, great bed, great staff, great stay!
Cons: Nothing at all - it was close to faultless.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Booked one night , stayed two. Everything very clean, nice pool & bar, good breakfast. Especially the small garden area you have for your own is nice.
Cons: It was very lout outside in the night (not in the hotel area) so not their fault but we’re waking up few times in the night.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Gorgeous pool, food was amazing, bed was the most comfortable in Sri Lanka... or maybe in the world. Just over the road from the beach. Staff were super friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Room was spacious, clean, tastefully decorated, quiet and the pool was fantastic. Grounds beautiful. The food in the restaurant was excellent. We had fish for dinner caught that day and it was mouthwatering. The presentation of the meal was like a 5 star restaurant! We would have paid at least $30 each for the meal where we live but at The Spice Trail, it was only about $7. The staff were really nice and helpful. Great lattes at the coffee shop at front of the property.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool, the little private garden, the deco of the room and everything! We love this place!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly staff (check-in, restaurant as well as cleaning personnel). Due to the low season cook offered us to prepare the food outside from their menu - BIG ADVANTAGE! Each room has it's own little garden! You can really feel family atmosphere over there.
Cons: It's has been a little bit loud during the early mornings due to the prayers in the mosque near by.
The Bavarian Resort - Arugam - Outdoor view
2
9.6 Excellent (115 reviews)
S$ 32+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Bavarian Resort, you'll be centrally located in Arugam Bay, within a 5-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Pasarichenai Beach. Featured amenities include express check-out, a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location! Quite and not so far from the beach!
Cons: Owner is the most kind guy that i ever meet in Sri Lanka!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice owner, very nice atmosphere! Very early checkout possible.
Cons: Everything was totally fine!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: I was in Sri Lanka for five and a half weeks and saw most of the country. Bavaria Resort was the best accommodation I have had during the whole trip. The room was the cleanest and most comfortable I have had during my stay. It was silent but still very close to the beach and main street. The biggest plus about the space is the owner and staff working there. Faisal was the nicest host I have met in Sri Lanka. He also was always there to help and very easygoing without being in your face constantly. After spending some time in the country and meeting different hosts I can also say that Faisal was the most honest of them all. If you have a question be assured that you get an honest answer. Rather than giving you and advice good for his business he would give you a tip good for you. This I have experienced rarely while travelling the country. It was incredibly helpful, nice, and unselfish. I would recommend the place 100% and will come back when in Arugam. :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly host! The Sri Lankan breakfast was very tasty and more than enough.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A great little property for the price. Owner so smiley, helpful and man, the food!!!! He made us endless cups of tea, arranged our laundry and it felt like we were at home - thank you so much Faisal. Close to shops and the beach, would definitely stay again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We have stayed at 3 different places in Arugam Bay and this was the best. Clean, comfortable rooms with instant hot water and new AC units. Hammocks to relax in. Faizel the owner is extraordinarily helpful and friendly. Breakfast is about 350 rupees and is pretty good. His special dinner of hummus, falafel and salad is amazing, the best we’ve had. It is down a side street but only a few minutes until you’re in the action or the water while being very peaceful. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Cons: No filtered water dispenser to refill bottles.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Everything was just great. The owner is super nice, the place is beautiful and clean, they can offer you all kind of safaris and activities... a very good place to stay in Arugam Bay.
Cons: The only complain would be that the bed is not very comfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and the owner
The Long Hostel - Arugam - Bedroom
3
9.1 Excellent (186 reviews)
S$ 31+
Overview Reviews
Offering a barbecue and a coffee shop, The Long Hostel is situated in Arugam Bay in the Ampara District Region. The Long Hostel is 100 m away from the center of Arugam Bay. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units feature a seating area where you can relax.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibes and great location. Harold the owner was very helpful, as were all of the staff. Very well organised, and very chilled. Excellent hostel for solo travellers to meet new people.
Cons: Nothing
9.6 Excellent
Pros: An excellent hostel atmosphere, one of the most popular in Arugam Bay. Good party vibes, and also lots of surfers. Very welcoming host and excellent staff.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: -comfy beds -it was clean -hammocks and a area to sit altogether -good proper coffee -well organised -location is great
Cons: I know it probably just was not possible to do it differently but the AC is positioned right above one of the upper beds and I was freezing so much as the AC gets regulated external. If you're sensitive make sure to request a lower bed.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and comfortable. Right by the beach. Easy going German owner.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a wonderful place to stay in beautiful Arugam Bay. Facilities are great. Very warm and social atmosphere. Perfect location for meeting awesome people. The whole staff, the owner and his wife and dog a lovely. Highly recommend to stay there. Thank you so much for an unforgettable experience :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great vibe. Great people. Very social. Free pizza if you buy a beer
7.5 Good
Pros: Great for the location. Tidy and comfortable rooms with big lockers. Great green tea! Very social environment so great if you want to meet people and party. common are is dominated by drinking games and card games on the party nights so if you want to get in on that it's the place for you. Staff were all helpful with my requests.
Cons: the downside is the internet's patchy and its strictly forbidden to have non-guests come in have a chat or drink in the common area which I understand but I felt uncomfortable seeing people being told off angrily for coming in to talk with friends.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I ended up staying here for one week and I really enjoyed my stay. The beach is close (Main Point and Baby Point) and the hostel in on the main street so everything you need is close by. Coffee and western breakfast is great. So if you suddenly crave for cheese and ham toast or fried runny eggs this is your place. Also the lockers are really big to keep your belongings. It can hold like couple big suitcases
The Blue Wave Hotel - Arugam - Bedroom
4
8.0 Excellent (202 reviews)
S$ 99+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at The Blue Wave Hotel in Arugam Bay, you'll be near the beach, within a 10-minute drive of Arugam Bay Beach and Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.7 Good
Pros: Lovely hotel but not a sole there!
Cons: Staff are too attentive always coming over as they have no other customers to serve
4.0 Okay
Pros: We did like a lot a lot the customer service of Ruchira at the Blue wave Hotel. We had to change about 3 room when we check in. We were not offered the room we book on the website. Ruchira did his best to really make sure we received the correct room. He is the only person we have seen not accepting any tips. We have given him a tip to thanks him but he prefer to give this to his workers. He is very polite and good customer service skills, we have really appreciated his help and politeness.
Cons: We stay their for 2 days in Januay 2020 and it was the worst 2 days on our 20 days tour. We did not like the room we were offered, we pay for triple room and the room we were offered has dirty linen and did not look as4 star hotel at all. We changed 3 room till Ruchira the house keeping executive show us the room we book. Thank you again for your help. Breakfast and dinner was just average and does not deserve to be 4 star. The mosque is near by and every morning at 5 o'clock you are up by the mosque prayer, we don't recommend this hotel and you can hear all the loud noise from the next door room as well. We only stay 2 days and we could not really sleep because of the prayer and the noise next door. Overall we are not coming back and we don't recommend anyone to go their. This hotel should be only 2.5 star. Only good was Kumana National Park, it is 5 hour safari and we really recommend anyone to go their.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Famous location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Located in middle of the strip east to access all locations
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable clean rooms.
Cons: Room has no telephone. WiFi was not consistent.
6.3 Good
Pros: The room was clean and comfortable, with good AC and additional fan. I appreciate it very much. Some people from the staff were friendly - NOT the manager
Cons: I booked a half-board pension (breakfast and dinner included). When checking in they informed I’d need to pay additional 15USD / person for the dinner, I refused so they put me to wait approx 30min at the reception while they would talk to the manager, who sent me a notification via booking.com (not in person!) to inform I would be charged separately for the dinner, I refused again and ask for the check in asap. My wife and I had the Xmas dinner, under an extremely loud music. I had to shout to talk to her.. Then at 4am my wife started to throw up and had diarrhea for 1 full day, I even had to book an additional night as she could barely walk. They have sound speakers inside the room and everywhere else, so they played the SAME Christmas song over and over for 2days until 11pm. I could switch off the speaker inside the room, but still could hear it. It was not peaceful at all! Review Summary: they didn’t charge me for the Xmas dinner but only after some discussion. My wife got very sick and I had to book an additional night, which I would have never done if she was in shape to move to another hotel. Annoying Xmas song played over and over in the entire facility I liked the room very much! Did not use the pool at all, but it looked clean. Don’t recommend to eat at their buffet. But the Breakfast was OK with fresh omelette prepared in front of you.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: clean place and helpful staff