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SVH - Siam View Hotel

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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Siam view is a great place. Full of backpackers and a social court surrounded by the rooms. The price is more than fair, rooms clean, location great! Good restaurants and food stores around, 10min to the main spot for surfing! The manager, Yvonne, is open minded, speaks great English and is very friendly! Recommend to every surfer or/and backpacker. Made...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Now isn't that sweet! What a nice review and top rating you have given our little team. Thanks for that! I'll tell Miss EVON...;-)

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Clean rooms, ice-cold AC and the best manager in Sri Lanka made this my favourite stay. After a day of hard surfing the people and vibe of this hostel will prepare you for a night of partying (or recuperating from last night). While planning to stay for just a few days, I ended up staying eleven. Do not expect a...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Again. That really appreciated and lovely! Miss EVON and the others will be very, very Happy that their work - in their very 1st Season - is recognised. Thanks for that. The best of it seems to be that we are slowly getting somewhere, even here on Tripping Advice - without paying them (like we hear others do)... No doubt...

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really good place to stay over and meat fellow travellers. Dorms are OK and have AC, which is nice. We usually had some pre-drinks with many people before heading off to parties on the beach. I would really recommend this place for solo travellers, as well as backpackers that are willing to meet other people. Yvon, the manager, is very...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for that! Evon, Dallas and the others behind the scenes will be happy to learn that their efforts are noted and receive warm comments, such as your. The arugam Hostel has done well, considering it's our very first season in operation. Rest assured: It's a never ending process of further improvements here. You have only witnessed the very beginning...

Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to chill out after a day of surfing. Nice and cosy, the perfect place to make friends. Rooms where comfortable and spacious and the AC was 24h on. Right in front of the beach, you can definitely feel good vibes. Right in the middle of the fun area, packed of bars and restaurants all around.

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Great. Thanks! What else can we add??

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I stayed in this hostel for a month and I loved it. Beds are really comfy, AC and they are still improving things every day. There is an amazing hostel community vibe here. Walking distance to the main point and space to keep your surfboard. It's a place with beautiful people and perfect for solo travelers as well as duos...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks! For your lovely review and nice words. It's a real inspiration to us and hopefully other travelers thinking of visiting the Bay. As you rightly say: We are improving constantly. Today we agreed a special deal with the Bar upstairs. To supply cool beers on a wholesale basis. Tomorrow we will add a common kitchen to the hostel. And...

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place!! Beautiful people!! Beautiful service!! I highly recommend it!!! The best hotel I ve been in Arugam bay, great price and great quality! Always clean and the best with AC! We ve been like a small family sharing every day our culturee!!

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Lovely! Great to have had you here with us. Without you we would never be able to build such a harmonious little traveler's Community. Here at the Arugam Hostel. Thanks for coming to stay with us - and Thank you for your great review!

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The place is perfect for young backpackers and surfers! We meet awesome people, the rooms were clean and NO mosquitoes :) We don't have to think of anything, they take care of everything. They recently renovated the place and try to improve their service. There are still things missing but they listen to all our needs and wants and improve...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

We are amazed. Happy and overwhelmed. To see that our new Arugam Hostel is getting popular so quickly and we seem to be well received. Specially, as we are in our first year of operation here, in the refurbished location. We will continue to work hard. And with such nice reviews our resolve to expand and improve is getting stronger...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Every time I come back to arugambay, i look forward to visiting Fred and Somlak at Siam View...and have finally got round to writing a review. The atmosphere and ambience is hard to beat. Whether it's full of aussies, watching the footy or a chilled night, having a nice meal and draft beer, with friends or the occasional open-mic night,...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Claire. We know each other for .....many, many years. And it's nice of you to comment - for the first time ever?- and in such a nice way. Your opinion is most valuable, as you are a seasoned traveler yourself - and also you are involved in the hospitality business back home. So it means a lot to us...

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Reviewed 26 May 2015

This is by far the most chilled, relaxed place i have ever stayed at ,the vibe of the place is wellcoming and soothing,nothing is too much trouble for the staff.The actual building appears to have grown in a random way by itself which really increases its charm. The owner is a wonderfull mine of good information about the local area...

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Arugam, General Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Sure. We are very far removed from any 5 Star service or investments. We are, after all, just a normal brew pub, an authentic Thai restaurant and little more than a Surfer's canteen. But as you say, we try our level best and we are ready to improve - without any major renovations. Which would in our view spoil the...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2015

We went to Siam View for dinner. The vibe of the place has so much potential but when we went it wasn't a very welcoming atmosphere to be honest. We waited around for a bit before anyone came up to us. We ordered the 'meatballs' off the blackboard menu, imagine our disappointment when the meal arrived and it was ONE...

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Arugam, Manager at SVH - Siam View Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks! For letting us know - where we might have gone wrong! Invite Come along. Again. And we'll serve you 10 fresh HOT authentic German 'Frikadelles' . For FREE (Plus a FREE beer or two as well) Just refer to your TripAdv. Comment. What went wrong? Well, this German snack is low priced. And usually served cold (in Europe). And...

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The SVH is located in the very centre of Arugam Bay. Directly on the sandy beachfront. Draft beer bar, authentic Thai cuisine, full moon parties. Close to famous surf point, Thai management, multimedia centre, large car park, camping site, child friendly. ... more   less 

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Address: Beach Drive, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Price Range: $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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SVH - Siam View Hotel Sri Lanka/Pottuvil
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“Dorms, if you're on a budget”
clareisaacClareisaac, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The big room with the rock effect shower ( its very hot )”
mcorr, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are nice. Interesting: They have a dorm for groups.”
alivars, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Talk to Fred. He knows all”
jams2014, 21 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The corner rooms 8 & 9 are the best. Quiet. And only 70 m from the seafront”
HansUpton, 18 Jan 2014 | Read review
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