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The Folly
Ranked #1 of 29 Pottuvil B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2016

A fantastic, relaxed little oasis in the middle of the bay. We had a blast. We rented a cabana which was perfect for what we wanted. Great food, great service and great advice on local tours etc. Many thanks for our lovely stay - we will be back :-)

Room Tip: Large choice of accommodation here
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank StephWill
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Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

The place is situated in very good place and different type of accommodation ( Funky Folly).The owner and the team did very well, The view is superb..The food is delicious ( saksukka), we had wonderful time.Its simply value for our money.Last but least casim you did very good job see you very soon.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
3  Thank Kathirvel2016
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

We staid here in June for only one night, which was one of the worst we had in Sri Lanka.
We opted for the Folly when we arrived at the premises. we thought it would be okay to have a breeze through the folly during the night. it wasn't. it was so hot during the night without any wind.
To make matters worse the pillows and mattress in the folly were really dirty and full of sand when we got there. When we told the management they just answered it is difficult to clean them as sand keeps getting up there.
the little pool they had for children also looked like they hadn't cleaned it in over a week.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Butcherke
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

My husband and me stayed 2 nights in this fantastic beachfront place. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Try gorgeous fresh juices and go for local kitchen! This place is suitable for young couples and for families too :)
Thank you guys!!!
Paradise !

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Petra K
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

wow what a place we have seen on arugambay, we had very bad days in arugambay nearly two weeks time but its fill up with full of fun on last three days of our holiday,we have spent two weeks in other places but not happy at all, it gave very bad experience about arugambay. thanks god finally we went to the folly to spend last days , ohhh its really good place for everything( its totally different type of accommodation).food is very good and the service (rizad,cassim and niyas) on extra mile.....open hut funky folly superb...i have to spent all two weeks time in folly on my next holiday

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

We have visited a lot of hotels in Sri Lanka, We have seen a lot of hotels in Arugam Bay but I can say that there is no better experience than staying in this place. Sleeping next to the see in half open shelter was exactly what we wanted (but if you are not interested you can also choose a cabana) and 4 night we have spend here were totally memorable. The owner of this place is very nice and interesting guy (thank you for all your advice again) and we would definitely come back again!

Room Tip: I would advice you to sleep in the half open cabana close to the see, it´s a memorable experience!
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

We spent 8 amazing nights at the Folly.
Rishad, the manager, is the most warm and welcoming person we met in Sri Lanka.
He and the crew make sure that everybody feels at home.
We hardly ate anywhere else in Arugam bay, Thanks to Rathna and her super delicious food.
The kids enjoyed the place very much, and we all had an unforgettable week!

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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2  Thank TalAndAyelet
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Additional Information about The Folly

Address: Main Road, Pottuvil, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka (Formerly Samantha's Folly)
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay > Pottuvil
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Pottuvil
Price Range: $37 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a friendly beach resort in the middle of the bay with 4 luxury cabanas, 6 funky follies and two beautiful luxury Arabian tents. ... more   less 
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The Folly Sri Lanka/Pottuvil

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