Bay Vista Hotel
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8.0
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0.3 km
Location rating9.1
  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

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7.8
Very good
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Standard Room Beach View
Standard Room Beach View
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Triple Room with Sea View
Standard Triple Room with Sea View
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  • 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Triple Room with Street View
Standard Triple Room with Street View
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  • 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Room Land View
Standard Room Land View
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  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Country view
  • 1 double bed
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Agoda Reviews (38)Booking.com Reviews (229)
8.0
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities8.3
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.0
Value for money7.7
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8.4
Excellent
Amelia from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 8 nights in June 2017
Excellent”
This family owned hotel is wonderful. The owner will do anything to accommodate your needs and wishes. The beach view rooms have the best views in Arugam Bay.
Reviewed July 21, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Marlene from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 4 nights in May 2017
Super nice family owned hotel”
we had a great time in arugam bay there at the bay vista hotel - the view from our balcony was great. We would like to recommend the rooftop bar! Good and healthy drinks and food served by a very nice swedes couple.
Reviewed June 30, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Germain from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017
Excellent”
i wiil come back to this wonderfull hotel again , meet more and my expectation, excellent location , clean room, great facilities, and wonderfull staff , and the most important great rate
Reviewed May 22, 2017
8.4
Excellent
Sara from Spain
Family with young children
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 8 nights in August 2016
Amazing stay for families”
We stayed for 9 night is this great hotel. The hotel is set right on the beach, with a lovely garden between the beach and the building, and it's filled with comfy chairs, hammocks and sunbeds. . We stayed the first night in a room with sea view on the ground floor, it was lovely to be able to walk directly out into the garden. However we were very happy to move into a three times larger room with land view on the second floor for the next 8 days. I guess it is up to each person's preferences but as we spent the whole day out, we did not feel the need to see the Indian Ocean from our room, we saw it as soon as we walked down for breakfast. The room was great, spacious enough for 4 people, and had both fan and aircon, balcony and a good enough bathroom. Towels were changed, the beds were made and the floor swept daily. Breakfast was great, a little buffet of fruits, pancakes, curd, bread, sausages etc and eggs cooked by the lovely chef, in the restaurant. The restaurant staff was lovely too, so we're the other workers in the hotel. The hotel has a very family oriented feeling about it and my kids of 4 & 7 were treated amazingly well, and they both felt so at home that they sometimes went down for breakfast alone without waking up their parents. The beach just outside of the hotel is filled with the fishermens boats, but there is plenty of room enough to go for a swim in the waves in the ocean. A short walk on the beach leads you to the surf points, baby point and main point. The restaurant is really great and has very good value for money. We ate there almost every day as the food was great and the setting amazing. In the evening you can eat in the garden also, then the whole place is lit up by beautiful lights decorations. If I need wish for any improvements at all it would be to have some more variety to the fish selection in the restaurant! 😊 We loved Sri Lanka and Arugam Bay in particular so much that we will be going back next year. We will definitel
Reviewed August 21, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Thomas from Ireland
Couple
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Highly Recommended ”
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bay Vista. Bedroom was simple but effective. WiFi was a bit rubbish which was our only complaint but who needs WiFi when you're in Arugam Bay! Staff were exceptionally kind, friendly and helpful and the food was very good too! Definitely a worthwhile location in Arugam Bay!
Reviewed July 12, 2016
8.0
Excellent
John from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Good Value Hotel, Right on the Beachfront”
Off-season rates make this hotel good value. Very modern and clean with well-appointed rooms, a good kitchen and a perfect, beachfront location
Reviewed March 11, 2016
6.7
Good
Upali from Sri Lanka
Couple
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Unsatisfied”
location, cleanliness, language
No TV in the room although included in the booking. Friendly staff except the receptionist
Reviewed December 22, 2015
5.7
Bryce from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015
Bad beds, location and cleanliness good.”
Location, cleanliness and food were ok.
The owner was nice and helpful. The place was very clean which is a bonus in this part of Sri Lanka. The down side for me was the mattress being terrible and the fact they have no bar leaves a very big entertaining space with music and no one in it whilst all up and down the beach have places which are packed. Some small changes could make this place great and worth the money but currently it's only an ok from me.
Reviewed June 15, 2015
6.7
Good
jagath from Austria
Family with young children
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 1 night in August 2014
Expensive compare to other hotels”
location location location
rooms were new
Reviewed May 26, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Philip from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 1 night in April 2015
Best hotel in the bay ”
The owners and staff and the rice and curry
Reviewed April 28, 2015
6.3
Good
Thomas from Netherlands
Family with young children
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015
Nice rooms, good location, aggressive sales tactic”
Location, rooms
Rooms and location are nice. Too bad the management is applying aggressive sales tactics, if you don't spend money in the hotel the management seems to be getting angry, which is a pitty as the other working staf is quite nice. Haven't experienced such behaviour before.
Reviewed April 06, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
NERIDA from Australia
Couple
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 4 nights in February 2015
Great location, fantastic hosts and staff”
staff, location, view
Lovely. Only thing missing was sat tv & wifi in rooms-no big deal
Reviewed March 05, 2015
6.3
Good
Chehan from Australia
Couple
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 1 night in January 2015
This is not a 4 star hotel. may be 2.5-3 star”
Location is good, Staff isnice and friendly.
It is good to stay over for one night. Location looks better than other places, but it is definetly not 4 star.
Reviewed January 20, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
JAYANTHA from Sri Lanka
Family with young children
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 1 night in November 2014
super clean and good staff”
clean curtious friendly
Visited this hotel very late in the evening but the staff welcomed us very well. also the hotel is clean. only draw back is that it should have a elevator as it has 4 floors! Other than that - clean room, good AC with mini fridge Also doesnt hurt to add bottle water inside the room
Reviewed November 03, 2014
6.0
RICHARD from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014
great location ”
location. aircon and location
we enjoyed our stay. great location and nice view from the beach side rooms. no pool. basic room furnishings. no room safe. poor wifi in rooms. appalling breakfast the first night but somewhat better the next two but in all respects average.
Reviewed October 11, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Shirley from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014
Good and clean hotel with a great location”
great location, room cleaned whenever you like, nice hotel
Nice looking hotel in the middle of all the restaurants and shops. Pretty and spacious rooms, great shower, great beds. People at the reception are very friendly and helpfull!Hotel is located on the main (busy) road. It didn't bother me, but if you have trouble sleeping, ask for a beachside room. If I have to mention one bad thing you can't lay at the beach in front of the hotel, because of all the fishingboats that lay on the beach. And the stinky fishheads on the beach. If you wish to lay on sunbeds, you'll have to walk to Mambo's, which is only a 5 min. walk from the hotel.
Reviewed September 17, 2014
8.7
Excellent
Geoffrey from South Africa
Couple
Standard Room Land View
Stayed 4 nights in July 2014
Wonderfully laid back hotel ”
Value for money location and good staff
We were very happy that we booked Bay Vista - we think it is the best value for money in Arugam Bay. The management were very evident and helpful and the staff very courteous and helpful. The atmosphere was charmingly relaxed with a very open plan lobby cum dining area. In general the hotel is basic but has a really relaxed and friendly feel with well priced food and drinks. The location is great if you dont mind walking to the surfing break. Some good restaurants close by and the hotel's roof terrace is great for taking photos and enjoying a quiet sundowner. Breakfast was acceptable but as it was the same every day, it became a bit boring after 4 days. We recommend this hotel for a great beach holiday in Arugam Bay.
Reviewed August 04, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Kate from Australia
Couple
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 17 nights in June 2014
Amazing views & cool breezes”
The really helpful management & staff , best location. & view , most up to date & luxurious hotel in Arugambay. Hands down
From the moment we arrived we were treated like old friends, nurtured & spoilt by the lovely SriLankan manager & staff . Spoilt rotten & treated as VIP's will definately stay there again
Reviewed July 20, 2014
5.7
Ranil from Sri Lanka
Solo traveler
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 1 night in May 2014
it was good”
Close to beach, comfortable bed and Clean room
i only stayed one night and i had to experience few things it effect my next visit to the place, its a beautiful hotel but management has to change or trained. Simply it was just complimentary water and they add the water bottles for my bill and for the food i ordered the sandwich for lunch and one of the manager told me there is no French fries with your sandwich but in the menu its clearly say it comes with french fries, when i ask that he told me he can give me french fries but there is addition charge when it supposed to be free with my meal.. they were not honest at all.. worst part is when my friend came to see me, they made her really uncomfortable.. which is really bad.. they should respect the customers and the in or outside guest.. i really like the hotel just because of the management i wont go there anymore.
Reviewed May 26, 2014
6.0
Michael from United States
Couple
Standard Room Beach View
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014
new hotel but not very clean”
great location, new rooms but not so clean
Reviewed May 21, 2014
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