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Samantha's Folly

Sri Lankan
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C/O 5 Police Park Avenue | Colombo, Arugam Bay 050000, Sri Lanka
+94 76 738 7808
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

First of all, this place feels like home and has very cozy vibe. Staff is friendly and helpful. It's easy to find and well positioned in Arugam bay if you want to move around or visit nearby attractions. It's beach is few steps away and has lot of room for privacy. Muba is the main guy and he will help... More 

Thank Margus K
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Thanks guys for the breakfast this morning, was a great recommendation the shashuka!! Juices very nice also! Really taste an plenty of fruit on it! Thanks!

1 Thank Troi M
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Suuper friendly staff, awesome folly's and view. The food is great and cheap. The main street is 20 seconds by walk and the beach is literally where you sleep. Too beautiful. I totally recommend it!

Thank inesd353
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel is as perfect as it is going to get. Comfy huts on the beach, extremely nice hostel owner, good food, and an excellent location. If you are going to Arugambay, your trip has been less of a success if you haven't spent a night at Samantha's Folly.

Thank Maarten S
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The original plan was to stay at Samantha's Folly for one night, but even though our schedule was busy, we just had to stay for three. It was the best experience of our trip so far. The owner is a very down to earth, relaxed guy who wants his guests to have a great time. The staff is friendly and... More 

Thank Lucas H
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Muba provides incredible service and attention to you as a guest, and made us feel really welcome from the moment we arrived. If you're looking for a relaxed beachside stay with great service this is definitely the place. With your own hut which you can hear the lapping waves, and look out onto the beach it's just perfect. The room... More 

Thank Matt P
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed here earlier this week and it seems that the management have changed, it's now called the Folly (not Samantha Folly) and from looking at all the previous good reviews, it definitely has gone downhill We were ate alive by mosquitos, can't blame the staff for the mosquitoes but can wonder why nothing has been done about the mosquito nets... More 

Thank Garry17
Copenhagen, Denmark
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Can't recommend this family run place too much. Loved the ambiance, the people and their attitude. Dinner is served with your feet in the sand along a long wooden table where everyone sit and chat with each other.

Thank MrManOnTheMoon
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Been there 3 evenings in a row, pre ordered vegetarians curry and salads, and we were always leaving happily, the pumpkin curry is super good. Juices are very nice, fresh. The place itself is quiet and quite busy after 8pm. I would definitely recommend their curry, just dont forget to pre order!

Thank Tsubaya
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Such a great find. The folly's are amazing and you can fall asleep to the sound of the sea and were a bargain at £10 a night for the whole thing. The communal table in the middle made for a great atmosphere. Hands down one of the best places I've ever stayed!

Thank hlhawes

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Sri Lankan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: C/O 5 Police Park Avenue | Colombo, Arugam Bay 050000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Eastern Province  >  Arugam Bay
  • Phone Number: +94 76 738 7808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?