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Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at Drifters for 4 nights and loved it! Right on the beach, the hotel itself was basic but clean and more than adequate. It was very reasonably priced. The manager says it's having a refurb in the summer but I hope it doesn't lose its charm. The manager Lalith was very helpful in assisting us to plan our...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, friendly staff, good food - what more do you want? We have stayed here several times and will continue to return. Great value for money - I have no hesitation in recommending this place!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is comprehensibly tired, not smiling, halfheartedly, you see the same people working from breakfast till late night, this is ridicoulus they should rest more, the reception is just money taking, they even ask us how much we paid for the cab from hotel to airport, they asked us 75 usd pp and outside we paid 50 usd for...

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Reviewed 19 March 2017

So we found the great resort on the beach middle of Hikkaduwa. Stayed 6 nights there. Very clean room with all the comfort (great bedding, AC, mini fridge, Main safe deposit box, bath items).Who likes AC pays possibly a little more, and already the room is cool when you come back from the brilliant beach. The breakfast is long buffet,...

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Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The staff was really nice and helpful. But the place is very worn out. I only had hot water the first time I showered. After that only cold water. I also found a couple of bugs in the room and so many ants. I wasn't told before I booked that they had 2 buildings. After booking I received an e-mail...

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Thank Anca T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We booked 2 nights via booking.com for 65$ each night. But the room we had booked wasnt available, so we ended up paying over 100$ each night. The rooms is small, dark and worn down. The walls are thin. Our toilet was leaking toilet water on the floor... Besides from that the hotel is very nice. The location is perfect....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Hi there spent a week there in the front room only two of them with balcony very basic for the price I'm sure you could fond better but my stay was great good breakfast staff ok pick up from airport at 1 am all good

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We reserved the family room only to find out it is located just beside a very busy street. The manager told us the traffic would calm down at midnight! We had to move the next day. Luckely we did not agree to pay before we had stayed one night in the room - otherwise the hotel demands payment for all...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I booked for my boyfriend and I to stay in an ocean front room in this hotel for the last few nights of what had been a wonderful trip in Sri Lanka. When we arrived after a long drive from Yala National Park, we were asked to pay for the room upfront (£316). This was unusual as no where had...

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DriftersHotel, Owner at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

The reason we charge for rooms at checkin (and many smaller hotels do this in Sri Lanka) is because we do not take credit card information (as big hotels do) or any other form of security from guests. Unfortunately not all guests are honest and we have had times when guests disappeared without paying their room and bar bills. Some...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night with my wife in a seafront room, as we traveled Sri Lanka on our honeymoon. The location and view from the hotel is great, litterally on the beach, but the room was old and did not live up to the standard. Woke up in the middle of the night because the A/C broke down and started pouring...

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DriftersHotel, Owner at Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your feedback. I can only apologise again here, as I did in person, for the issues with your room, which were remedied (with new refrigerator purchased and AC repaired) the following day. The AC machines are regularly serviced and replaced but the 24/7 usage during the peak season and salty sea air does cause occasional...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Drifters is a medium-sized, owner-operated hotel in the heart of the best beach and surfing spot in Hikkaduwa. Drifters offers comfortable, clean rooms built around a garden and swimming pool, with a restaurant opening onto the beach. Service is Drifters' mantra and owner Lalith is always on hand to give personal attention to all guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifters Hotel and Beach Restaurant

Address: 602 Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Galle District > Hikkaduwa
Price Range: $53 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Drifters Hotel And Beach Restaurant Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, Asia
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Hikkaduwa
#8 Family Hotel in Hikkaduwa
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“We got the seaview family room which was great !”
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“All rooms are pool facing apart from the 2 ocean fronting rooms.”
309grantr, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Families/groups might feel more comfortable in one of his villas although it would depend on your family/group size.”
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