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    Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

    602 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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    1 - 5 of 223 reviews

    Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

    We stayed at Drifters for 4 nights and loved it! Right on the beach, the hotel itself was basic but clean and more than adequate. It was very reasonably priced. The manager says it's having a refurb in the summer but I hope it doesn't...More

    Thank Melissa H
    Reviewed 17 April 2017

    Great location, friendly staff, good food - what more do you want? We have stayed here several times and will continue to return. Great value for money - I have no hesitation in recommending this place!

    Thank timrodrigo
    Reviewed 10 April 2017

    The staff is comprehensibly tired, not smiling, halfheartedly, you see the same people working from breakfast till late night, this is ridicoulus they should rest more, the reception is just money taking, they even ask us how much we paid for the cab from hotel...More

    1  Thank simontravelling
    Reviewed 19 March 2017

    So we found the great resort on the beach middle of Hikkaduwa. Stayed 6 nights there. Very clean room with all the comfort (great bedding, AC, mini fridge, Main safe deposit box, bath items).Who likes AC pays possibly a little more, and already the room...More

    Thank Suhadi K
    Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

    The staff was really nice and helpful. But the place is very worn out. I only had hot water the first time I showered. After that only cold water. I also found a couple of bugs in the room and so many ants. I wasn't...More

    Thank Anca T
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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Free Parking
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Airport Transportation
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$49 - US$91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel Style
    • #4 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
    • #8 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
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    • Location
    • Sri Lanka >
    • Southern Province >
    • Galle District >
    • Hikkaduwa
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    yomnahassan
    22 July 2017|
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    Response from Melissa H | Reviewed this property |
    No, there was only a shared pool.
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    Darshana_LGT
    31 January 2017|
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    Response from DriftersHotel | Property representative |
    can you please contact the hotel directly (contact information is on our website) to discuss
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    "sea front room, pool view"
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    "Sea Front Deluxe room"
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    "We got the seaview family room which was great !"
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    "All rooms are pool facing apart from the 2 ocean fronting rooms."
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