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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Beautiful relaxing place to spend a few days on your travels through Sri Lanka. We stayed just before it was fully open for the summer season, so we weren't able to enjoy the outside bar or new pool and yoga space, however it was still a lovely stay. Nice staff. We had a main house room which was perfect. No...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We, two couples, ended up here for two nights after a disastrous Airbnb booking. Wow, are we lucky to have stayed here! Sharon greeted us warmly and introduced us to the property and sights around Arugam Bay. Her partner, Jerome, also came and introduced himself - it was like we were staying with old friends. We stayed in the two...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Everything about Hideaway is perfect - from the friendly staff to the stylish setting. The restaurant, cafe and bar all serve quality food and drink (and music actually!). We rarely left the resort other than to go to the beach or surf. I can't praise the place highly enough, will definitely be coming back. nothing is too much trouble for...

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Liepaja, Latvia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We got lucky to stay in Hideaway for one night since our plans for the trip have changed, cos normally this place is booked out well in advance. It was the best experience in Arugam bay! All the people there are so nice and friendly! And a absolute must have is the home made ice cream! I have so many...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Popped into A-Bay for a little surf. Lovely Bungalows here and good value for money. Highlights were the great staff in the bar and in particular the coffee shop up front. Fantastic coffee, juices, and light food all served by friendly lads enjoying knocking out quality stuff. Spot on!!

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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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 of 5 bubbles julia_macleod, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
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