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The Folly
Ranked #1 of 29 Pottuvil B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Spend four days in Arugam bay, sleeping in one of the follies with my girlfriend. Was really nice to stay directly on the beach and this place is also really great to meet other travellers. Muba is a very helpful and friendly host and the food is also good (try the shakshuka!)

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Stijn H
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay in arugam bay! Directl at the beach, nice cabanas, nice ac rooms, clean and the owner muba is really friendly and helpful. He helps you whenever he can and was interesting to talk to! Totall recommend it

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank Felix C
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

3 of us stayed in a Cabana right on the beach which was awesome. We stayed for 2 weeks, love the chilled out vibe of the Folly. Muba was a perfect host, always around to ask any questions and help us with anything we need. Really close to main street where you can find surf rental shops and restaurants but it is far enough away that its nice and quite and all you can hear is the sound of the waves.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank NicolaLobsang
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Staying at the folly was one of the most enjoyable holiday experiences i have ever had. Just imagine your own beach paradise where you can hear the waves crashing around you. But hands down the experience was driven by the manager muba. He goes above and beyond to make sure you are having an amazing time. Will defiently be back !

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Travmo111
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

What a killer place to stay! Muba was an absolutely outstanding host an really made our stay an unforgettable experience. Airport transfer no problem, surf boards easy, day trips & tours get the inside word from the man himself. Felt like we where staying in a 5 star resort with the service and attention we got. This place is right on the beach so you wake up to the sound of waves every morning. Our room was breezy, clean and had everything we needed. Make sure you try the breakfast at least once too, Muba is an excellent cook!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank tobesbindo
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It's not often in life that a few days in a place transports you to a place so peaceful and magical. This was all down to the incredible host Muba! Hands down the definition of EXCELLENT HOSPITALITY <3

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank donnadebruin
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

What a great Place directly at the Beach!

Supposed to stay 4 days - kept the Cabana for 3 Weeks!! We could keep the Cabana even while travelling to Ella, etc...

Smart and very friendly manager (Muba) arranges everything you need.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Fabian M
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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: $38 - $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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