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Way of the Bay
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based on 10 reviews
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Location 5.8
  • Room comfort and quality 4.8
  • Service 5.4
  • Value for money 3.8
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  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 5.2
  • Room comfort and quality 5.6
  • Service 5.2
  • Value for money 4.0
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  • Cleanliness 5.3
  • Location 7.3
  • Room comfort and quality 4.0
  • Service 6.0
  • Value for money 4.0
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  • Cleanliness 4.0
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  • Room comfort and quality 2.0
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5.3
Trang from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Cabanas
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013
Quiet stay”
location, privacy, internet works
had a quiet stay at Way of the bay, 15 min walk to the swells. don't forget your mosquitos spray, the net doesn't help much.
Reviewed September 03, 2014
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2.0
Sebastian from Germany
Couple
Cabanas
Stayed 5 nights in August 2013
Do NOT go there!”
The best thing was leaving that place. Their WLAN-routers name is "we like rich tourists"
The staff told us, their boss is not in the country, but he came along one time. They only want Your money!
Reviewed September 05, 2013
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4.7
Dave from New Zealand
Couple
Cabanas
Stayed 3 nights in August 2013
Over priced and dingy.... Nice staff tho”
Super friendly staff.
As you walk into the property there are a number of modern, air-conditioned rooms. Then there are the cabannas at the back. These are old, run down, dark, and very noisy, especially when the farmer next door drives past around 5am most days. We stayed in the cabannas. The toilet did not really work the 3 nights we stayed there. There is one plug in the bathroom, and another in the room which the fan is plugged into. We have been Travelling for a few months, and this place was Definatley way over priced for what you get. We moved down the road, and paid half the price for a way nicer room. There were a few other things, but the staff here do make up for it. Really great guys. If you are a couple, book the modern rooms - although the power does go out daily (this is not the hotels fault, it happens through out Arugam bay). I would not stay here again for the price. At half the price they want during peak season it would be ok.
Reviewed August 17, 2013
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7.7
kai from Germany
Couple
Standard Double Bed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012
Ok Hotel with awsome staff”
The Staff
Arugam Bay is not a sightseeing destination for families, but more a place for surfers and backpack tourists and the hotel shows it. It is a very simple place with very few rooms and only half of them have an A/C. We chose a room with A/C since we figured that nights in Sri Lanka can be quite warm, but that was completely futile since on both nights we stayed there the power went out, hence, no A/C and no fan - that means it either gets very stuffy or you can open the windows (and the mosquito nets) and then you have mosquitos. This was by no means the hotels fault though, since the power went out for all Arugam Bay. The hotel however has a generator so if you can find somebody there in the middle of the night (not that easy since the place is only run by two people) they will switch the power back on, although without the A/C since it uses too much power. The hotel itself is very simple. In the rooms you have two queen sized beds so even though it is considered a two person bedroom you could easily fit four people in it. The bathroom does have a slight smell to it, but is reasonably clean. The is only cold water and the shower is in the middle of the bathroom so keep in mind after a shower the floor and the toilet are wet. So if you look only at the hotel the place is mediocre at best, I have stayed in better youth hostels (but, of course, you also have to consider that this place was hit hardest by the Tsunami in 2004 and there was hardly any help rebuilding this area). But I have to say that the staff was one of the most helpful I ever encountered. When we arrived in Arugam Bay in the night we didn't have any more money. So one of the guys working there just gave us Rupias worth ~100 US$ to get something to eat for the night, without signing anything, just on trust. Everybody working there got out of their way to help us out with anything, and they are really relaxed about it. I have to say I wouldn't go there for the hotel, I would go there again for the sta
Reviewed November 14, 2012
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6.3
sunil from Sri Lanka
Family with teens
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in July 2012
Lovely hotel & service with smile”
selling points
family friendly hotel where located at excellent place travelers has lots of sight seeing including world well recognized Beachers specially for surfing and also can visit to Kumana National wild life park where lots of wild animals are living. Also lots of varieties Birds are bird park of kumana national park
Reviewed July 07, 2012
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3.0
Farid from Netherlands
Group
Cabanas
Stayed 1 night in May 2012
U need a lot of fantasy for this hotel”
misleading and overpriced
Advertised with a picture of a beautiful cabana solely located on the beach, we booked a cabana at this hotel. Once arrived we discovered that the cabana was not located at the beach, but together with several other cabana’s situated at the back of the hotel, surrounding a parking space. There goes the beach view! In fact, you had to leave the hotel, cross the main road and pass other hotels before you reached the beach. The cabana’s were not completely ready to be used (according to the staff) and to us they looked they were ready to fall apart. Given the few options we had at that time (most hotels were booked for that night) we upgraded to one of their hotel rooms for an additional. The hotel rooms were basic rooms, not very well maintained, but with a double bed, a private bathroom and AC. There were no sheets, no towels, the bathroom smelled like a sewer, the AC hardly worked and the mosquito net had big holes. It took half an hour to find somebody from the staff (he was sleeping somewhere at the back) to get us some towels and sheets (worn down). Not our best spent on a hotel room in Sri Lanka. The hotel features may also be somewhat exaggerated or were accidently not “available” when we stayed there. There was no restaurant, no room service, not possible to pay with credit card, no Wi-Fi and no 24-hour reception (curfew). The next morning we gladly checked out and checked in a really located on the beach, and in a real cabana with real beach view for half the money and double the value. You need a lot of fantasy to find this an attractive place to stay. Save your money and book one of the hotels situated on the beach with some real atmosphere.
Reviewed June 06, 2012
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5.3
Reto from Switzerland
Family with teens
Standard Double Bed
Stayed 4 nights in August 2012
Dunkle Zimmer aber o.k.”
Zentrale Lage / freundliches Personal
Reviewed June 08, 2013
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2.3
Johannes from Germany
Couple
Standard Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012
Totaler Fehlgriff”
Nationalparks gut zu erreichen
Das Hotel entspricht nicht dem was wir eigentlich erwartet haben, Zimmer sehr , sehr einfach, Bad existiert praktisch nicht und nur kaltes Wasser zum waschen und Duschen. Stromabschaltungen täglich mind. 3 Stunden und manchmal auch in der Nacht. Mini Stromgenerator bringt nur Leistung für Licht, nicht für Klimaanlage. Frühstück sehr einfach, Restaurant nicht vorhanden. Die gesamte Anlage ist nur Mangelhaft gepflegt. Zimmerpreise sind bei weitem nicht angemessen, werden auch vor Ort zu niedrigsten Preisen an Back Packer Touristen vermietet.Unsere Zimmer mussten erst bei unserer Ankunft von so einer Gruppe frei gemacht werden, sehen dann auch entsprechend ungepflegt aus. Der Aufenthalt war einfach nur Entäuschend, wir sind unzufrieden wieder nach Hause gefahren.
Reviewed September 07, 2012
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7.3
Andrea from Germany
Couple
Standard Double or Twin
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012
Freundliches Personal, Zimmer sauber”
sehr freundliches, hilfsbereites Personal, nicht weit zum Strand, in der Nähe vom besten Restaurant in ArugamBay "The green House"
Zimmer einfach ( wie überall in Arugambay)aber sauber sehr nettes Personal Strandnähe Lokalnähe
Reviewed August 31, 2012
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4.7
rakefet from Israel
Family with teens
Standard Double Bed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013
נהננו מאוד בארוגם ביי אך המלון היה מאכזב מאוד”
אין לי מילה אחת טובה לומר על מלון זה. מאכב ביותר
לא ברור לי מי מגדיר את האכסנייה הזו כמלון של שניים וחצי כוכבים. אין מים חמים (אין בכלל ברז למים חמים) . אין אפשרות לזרוק את ניירות הניגוב לאסלה אלא לפח אשר בכל ארבעת הימים לא רוקנו אותו משום . המחיר ממש מופקע.שלא מנקים את החדר. החדרים פשוטים ביותר
Reviewed August 12, 2013
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