"ARUGAM BAY, POTTUVIL:..." Sri Lanka Hotel Tip by sonnen_blume
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ARUGAM BAY, POTTUVIL: 'Stardust Beach Hotel'
a tiny single room is LkRs 1200,- + tax. the doubles and triples are better value.
Unique Qualities: the 'Stardust' is at the beach, has spotless cabanas and rooms to rent. they have a fantastic restaurant. again, this is a place for the homesick traveller. rooms are nicely decorated, you get fresh flowers every day and the restaurant caters for the european taste, e.g. with homemade icecream. the whole premises are kept clinical hygienic, which is at first a relieve (compared to the usual places, where one stays), but after 3 days it became 'to perfect' for me. go and find out for yourself. to get there, you have to take a bus to Monaragala, change there in a bus to Pottuvil. the last bit of the journey includes at least 3 check-points and lasts forever. the whole area has a strong military presence. most of the time it's safe to go. inquire with fellow travellers, before you set out. the owner of the 'Stardust' answered me on the phone, as I asked about the current situation: 'this is the safest place since 20 years on the whole island of Sri Lanka.' of course.... it's his business. ohhh... I almost forgot... the beach is famous with surfers during the summer months...
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: the 'Stardust' is located at the East-coast in Arugam Bay, close to the small town of Pottuvil.
othercontact: TEL: 0 - 72 28 64 82, 72 28 39 3
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