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Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hideaway was a great first beach stop for us! Can't say enough about the people, the food and the hospitality! We stayed in a cute stand alone bungalow with an open air bathroom. Our room had A/C as well. The place was cute the pool was nice and the food was excellent but the people are what make this place...

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Swansea County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of season so quiet and couldn't comment on the difference in high season, our hosts where laid back and really friendly happy to chat or leave you to your own devices. Staff where attentive and friendly, food was outstanding and reasonably priced for what you got. Near to beach and in the heart of the town but really felt...

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Europe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel last summer and had a really bad experience. The woman at the front dest was really unkind and arrogant. We were given rooms in the "hotel" which are actually not rooms at all. They didn't have closed walls which meant we were awake until late due to the loud music in the bar and had...

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

Its so evident that you cant please all of the people all of the time!! My sincere apologies that you had such a bad experience at Hideaway. Our main bungalow was built in 1978 when there was no electricity in the bay and as such has a wall which is a wooden lattice that leads to a common balcony. It...

Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose one of the double cabanas & decided to extend our stay from 5 to 8 days. While not on the sandy beach, but just on the other side of the road, it is probably the best place to stay in Arugam Bay. Gorgeous, spacious, immaculate & very comfortable cabana with an overhead fan and a/c, set amidst lush...

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I stayed here last June after being recommended it if travelling alone - my sister and I had arranged to meet in Sri Lanka to do a safari but stay solo either side of our trip. We both felt very safe and looked after at Hideaway and happily wiled away most evenings at the bar chatting to the lovely Tavish,...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The entire hotel and premises had a bad odor (smelt of old fish). The rooms were not at all maintained and not cleaned. There were gecko droppings all over the room and the linen and nets were stained. Even the towels smelt musty. The soap in the bathroom looked to have been bitten into by rats during the night. The...

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Myself and my partner went here just for breakfast and this is one hell-of-a classy joint. So stylish and perfectly run. We had amazing pancakes here. Leafy, quiet, eco friendly, beautifully decorated. Very well trained staff. Top notch and not wildly expensive.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stayed here last summer (2015) during my honey moon, we absolutely loved it. Staying here was the best part of our 3 week trip to Sri Lanka, the staff were so nice and helpful what ever time of day. Always greeted you with a smile and asked how you were doing, food was delicious a with a very relaxed vibe...

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Sharon A, Owner at Hideaway Resort, responded to this review

And we love our returning guests, so do come back and check out all the new happening at Hideaway - our pool and yoga pavilion were a hot favorite this summer as well as Hideaway Savvy our retail store. We are working on some new ideas for our 2017 season and we would love to see you back in our...

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in one of Hideaways Bungalows and had the best time. The rooms were perfect and the bathroom with the inside/outside shower was amazing. We can't thank the guys here enough for looking after us. The food and service was always great and we can't wait to come back. The food here...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed in bungalow 5 which was perfect for us, huge bathroom with partially open roof, comfy bed, great food all day, awesome pool and covered area with fans next to it so you can escape the sun. Superb staff and a great location. Compared to many of the local places which are shut, partially open and or shoddy looking. This...

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Hideaway, we are small enough to get to know you personally and big enough to give you room to breathe. We've opened the doors of this magical place we've lovingly called home for 30 years and we invite you to join us here and discover its very special charm. Hideaway is primarily a family owned and run entity and has its own distinct personality and style of service and is not for everyone. The relaxed and homely atmosphere has a certain panache and all our guests receive sensitive and personalised attention. Hideaway comprises 14 rooms in total: four double rooms and one triple room within the main villa, three family bungalows, four double bungalows and two air-conditioned double rooms - all discretely situated within the resort's gardens, furnished with a rustic charm that will nourish your mind and soul. We are now delighted to provide our guests with facilities for wellness and healing. We have added a pool, yoga pavilion and treatment center - the latter two operate daily during the season. Let us feed your body too! The quality of our cuisine is renowned for miles around and we are proud to share it with our guests and visitors. Our inviting restaurant, open for a relaxed breakfast, lunch and dinner, delivers the finest gastronomic encounters, courtesy of Sharon and her skilled team and carefully selected ingredients. Whatever your reason for visiting Arugam Bay, we have the knowledge and a whole host of local contacts to ensure you make the most of your stay. ... more   less 

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Address: Ulle, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Number of rooms: 14
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“We happened to be there while the neighbors were doing construction but it wasn't that bad.”
  • View from our room on a rainy day
  • Front door
  • ceiling
  • Cool painting on the door to our Bungalow
  • Sunset with the crew
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  • Our cute bungalow!
 of 5 bubbles cera206, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“we used 3 rooms 2 doubles and a single and they were all quiet and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles zoepross, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay in the hotel! If possible book a chalet.”
 of 5 bubbles DappereReiziger, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If possible, choose 1 of the cabanas instead of a room in the main house”
 of 5 bubbles HimaD_13, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you stay in the main house try to get one of the end rooms so you get the breeze”
 of 5 bubbles LittleLoudLucy, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
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