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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quaint in a beautiful old bldg and right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean if you're in rooms 1-4 (1 and 2 the best as on 2nd floor). The other 3 rooms I'd try somewhere else. There in the low season, so they weren't serving food, can't comment on that. Otherwise nice and attentive staff.........a real find.

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I adored staying in this place. Spent three nights here out of season and it was a haven. Beautifully simple and clean room with a balcony overlooking sea and grove of coconut palms. Incredibly well run with such friendly staff and management. This is a small, locally run affair. Want to escape it all. Stay here.

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you "Folkestone Tripper" for your lovely review - we always give our best and are very grateful of your appreciation of our efforts. Please hurry back!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed at the Sandy Beach Hotel on 6/7 November for 2 nights during a two week holiday and had a really lovely relaxing time. The staff were incredibly helpful, welcoming and kind, we loved the views, the food, the noise of the surf pounding 20 ft away, and our 1st floor room was comfortable, well equipped (ensuite shower room,...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ""flardar" for your comprehensive review - we are so glad your enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us even if was only for a couple of days - hurry back and stay longer next time!

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I arrived totally exhausted, but they really know how to calm you down. Got the nicest room with a great view over the sea, a coconut to drink from, ... It was perfect. Try the singhalese breakfast, it's delicious! The part of the beach here is almost empty, even though it's a really nice spot. But even better for recovering....

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jolly1802 for your lovely review - we are so pleased that you had a relaxing stay with us and enjoyed our hospitality. Hurry back!

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We wanted some relaxation time at the end of our Sri Lankan trip after travelling around the country and spent a total of six nights here in September. It was exactly what we needed. Initially we had a sea view room on the ground floor with direct access to the beach but the charming, friendly owner Badurkhan offered to move...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Kermie96 for your lovely comprehensive review of Sandy Beach Hotel. Badurkhan, Hassan and the whole of our team here enjoyed having you stay with us and very much look forward to welcoming you back. Your comments and time taken to leave us a review are much appreciated

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We booked the Sandy Beach Hotel for 4 night in a A/C room with beach view. The room was simple and needed some fresh paint on the walls but it was ok. Not ok was the smell of smoke in the room and the fact that of 4 nights the a/c just worked in 2 nights. Nevertheless the stay was...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Markus S for your review - we are sorry that, due to electricity cuts in the region, that you lost a/c for a couple of nights during your stay. We do encourage all our guests NOT to smoke in their rooms for the very reasons you point out, and it is most regrettable that you were affected by...

Binningup, Australia
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Spent a terrific 5 days in room 2 upstairs with a balcony. Well worth the extra $. Couldn't fault the staff or the friendly proprietor. Most nights we had beautiful and good value seafood BBQ on the sandy beach! We liked the fact this hotel is far enough away from the party end of the bay to not be annoyed...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Neil T - we very much enjoyed welcoming you to Sandy Beach Hotel and look forward to your next visit. We very much appreciate your review and recommendation

Singapore
Reviewed 8 September 2016

From what I saw the nicest place to stay on the beach in Arugumbay. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Owner Badurkhan took a few moments to chat with us twice during our stay. He wanted to ensure everything was acceptable and up to standards. Chef Hassan is delightful and makes a mean coconut sambal. Try the Sri typical Lankan breakfast!...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - we very much enjoyed having your at Sandy Beach Hotel and look forward to your next visit.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a fabulous place to stay right on the beach of gorgeous Sri Lanka. The hotel has that typical relaxed holiday feel however don't let that fool you. The staff are on the ball and the rooms have all you need. The restaurant on location is amazing and the food is great. The owner is very smart and always...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Wow Sfulton2016 - that is a very kind review and we appreciate your time in letting future guests know what to expect. We do try to balance professionalism with running a relaxed "home from home" and it's so good to learn that we are getting it right! We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We called 4 days in advance and booked two rooms for three days. We gave our number, which we later learned, they misheard. When we arrived at the hotel, they told us that they had double booked the rooms and that they had tried to call us, but the number they had was wrong. As a result, the staff had...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sandy Beach is a small, family run hotel, allowing us to concentrate fully on making our guests' experience as unforgettable as possible. Opened in 2012, all double rooms have air conditioning, en-suite shower rooms with hot water showers, free Wi-Fi connectivity, small refrigerators and lockable cupboards for your added security. Our restaurant opened during 2013, from which we prepare optional breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. Sandy Beach Hotel is located with direct beach access, only a 10-15 minute walk from one of the world's top ten surf points. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Beach Hotel

Address: Panama Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Price Range: $33 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Rooms 1-4 with beach view the best”
 of 5 bubbles 667jamiee, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the sea-side of the hotel are worth asking for; they all have views of the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles flardar, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs sea view rooms have great ocean views.”
 of 5 bubbles Kermie96, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles 36neilt, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the front have the best view of the beaches. There are ground and second floor rooms. We had a ground room and it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles B2452OLmarcg, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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