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Sandy Beach Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic location right on the beach in Arugam Bay. The rooms are very clear and comfortable, and the hotel grounds are really beautifully done with lots of shade, chairs and hammocks. The staff are lovely, and the owner is incredibly friendly and very welcoming. A great place to unwind for a few days. It was also, at 6000LKR for an...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you OMJ35 for your lovely review of Sandy Beach Hotel. It was our pleasure to look after you as our guests and all of us here hope to see you back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

The previous reviews convinced us that this was the place to stay, almost all the reviews were spot on.  The manager, Hassan, ensured that our every need was catered for, which is not easy with two young children in tow. Razak, the Head Chef, made delicious pizza for them – some of the best we have ever tasted, anywhere, ever. Our room:...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Owner at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you sarhugh16 for your amazing and detailed review of our small hotel. The staff here are delighted by your positive comments on all aspects of the service we provide and it was, indeed, our pleasure to look after you for an all-too-brief couple of weeks. We very much look forward to having you stay with us again next year...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My stay at Sandy Beach hotel was a fantastic experience. All the staff were so friendly and made sure our needs were met and that we had a wonderful stay. Razak and Hassan's food was delicious, which had now resulted in a new found love for Sear fish and especially Barramundi!! Sajahan was very helpful and even cut down a...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Annajane18 for your very kind review. Both Hassan and Razak will be delighted by your new found love for freshly prepared fish and Sajahan will be equally delighted by your love of coconut milk :-) Nihar's tuk-tuk safaris are becoming somewhat legendary at Sandy Beach Hotel - certainly an experience not to be missed. We know you will...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely friendly owner who make you feel at home instantly. We only came there for food on our first day and ended up booking some rooms. The room we had was very spacious and brandnew. The food was delicious and the staff was also very welcoming. The owner let us use the sunbeds, bodyboards and the beautiful garden from day...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, which we very much appreciate. We always try to create a welcoming atmosphere and were delighted to be rewarded for our efforts with unexpected guests. Please hurry back to Sandy Beach - Hassan and the boys will be particularly delighted with your comments about their food

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a review for the restaurant only. We went to Sandy Beach for lunch and had a really delicious filled fish roti and a vegetarian roti served with dhal and super fresh coconut sambol. I then went back the following day to get a coconut with ice, which are both hard to find, surprisingly enough. The chalets look great...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Hassan, Razak and Sajahan will be delighted by your kind review of our restaurant - Sajahan was delighted to cut down your coconut from the tree and prepare for your enjoyment. We would have loved having you stay with us and, maybe, next time you visit Arugam we will have that pleasure. Please hurry back

Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We went there during off season in March. It was not busy at all and very quiet. Pro: + good price for what you get + warm shower, fridge and aircon included + friendly boss and personal + can organize trips, taxi and TukTuk + directly on the beach and a nice garden Con: - no breakfast offered (but ok...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Hannes182 for your kind review of our facilities. In answer to your question - we have to choose between keeping prices as low as possible during the off season by limiting the service to "room only" or increase prices and offer full service. Most guests prefer our lower pricing structure but we will give further consideration to the...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This place was lovely and right on the beach. It was clean and spacious. There was a private seating area outside the room as well as communal areas between there and the beach with hammocks beach loungers and tables and chairs. We had tuktuk's arranged for us and a private lagoon safari arranged too. Hassan was really helpful and we...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you 89Mrc C for your kind review of Sandy Beach Hotel. Hassan and the team very much appreciate your taking the time to share your impression of our facilities and service and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Quaint in a beautiful old bldg and right on the beach with beautiful views of the ocean if you're in rooms 1-4 (1 and 2 the best as on 2nd floor). The other 3 rooms I'd try somewhere else. There in the low season, so they weren't serving food, can't comment on that. Otherwise nice and attentive staff.........a real find.

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Jamie E for your kind review. We appreciate that our two single rooms are not specifically designed for couples and, as part of our continual improvement efforts, are now replacing the old cabana building for the 2017 season and upgrading with a two bedroom family cabana in line with the quality of the remainder of our facilities (a/c...

Folkestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I adored staying in this place. Spent three nights here out of season and it was a haven. Beautifully simple and clean room with a balcony overlooking sea and grove of coconut palms. Incredibly well run with such friendly staff and management. This is a small, locally run affair. Want to escape it all. Stay here.

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you "Folkestone Tripper" for your lovely review - we always give our best and are very grateful of your appreciation of our efforts. Please hurry back!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed at the Sandy Beach Hotel on 6/7 November for 2 nights during a two week holiday and had a really lovely relaxing time. The staff were incredibly helpful, welcoming and kind, we loved the views, the food, the noise of the surf pounding 20 ft away, and our 1st floor room was comfortable, well equipped (ensuite shower room,...

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SandyBeachArugamBay, Guest Relations Manager at Sandy Beach Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you ""flardar" for your comprehensive review - we are so glad your enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us even if was only for a couple of days - hurry back and stay longer next time!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sandy Beach is a small, family run hotel, allowing us to concentrate fully on making our guests' experience as unforgettable as possible. Opened in 2012, all double and family rooms have air conditioning, en-suite shower rooms with hot water showers, free Wi-Fi connectivity, small refrigerators and lockable cupboards for your added security. Our restaurant opened during 2013, from which we prepare optional breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. Sandy Beach Hotel is located with direct beach access, only a 10-15 minute walk from one of the world's top ten surf points. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sandy Beach Hotel

Address: Panama Road, Arugam Bay 32500, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Eastern Province > Arugam Bay
Price Range: $35 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 1-4 with beach view the best”
667jamiee, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the sea-side of the hotel are worth asking for; they all have views of the beach.”
flardar, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs sea view rooms have great ocean views.”
Kermie96, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Balcony room upstairs”
36neilt, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms at the front have the best view of the beaches. There are ground and second floor rooms. We had a ground room and it was great.”
B2452OLmarcg, 21 May 2016 | Read review
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