Nice Place, Arugam Bay

We are located on the Tsunami road, 10 meters from the beach on the best side of Arugam Bay, in a quiet palm and sand area. From our place you can easily access the Main and Baby points for surfing, they are just a short walk away.

Nice Place is a 5 room hotel near the beach, with comfortable and very clean rooms (3 large ones with A/C  and two smaller rooms with ceiling fan) all opening to a pretty garden. The owner (Rifai) has very high standards for cleanliness in the rooms and quality and hygiene in the restaurant. The restaurant provides an excellent variety of rice, curry, and fish dishes. The cook (Manel) is very accommodating and can fix anything at request that is not on the menu.

The owners of Nice Place are very well connected with the Arugambay community and can quickly arrange anything needed (hire of surfboards, tuk-tuks, scooter service, Safari,  taxis from/to Colombo, local excursions and even no-wait doctor appointments) without additional charges. The Staff are extremely friendly and will do anything to make your stay comfortable. 

A new addition to our hotel is the Nice Place Guesthouse (also known as Nice Place 2), completed in September 2014. Situated just a short walk (250m) from the original Nice Place, the Guesthouse is close to the beach on a quiet street in Arugam Bay. Nice Place 2 offers 6 luxury rooms, all with spacious bathrooms, comfortable beds, and balconies. The 3 rooms on the ground floor all have air conditioners, while the 3 first floor rooms have fans. The rooms all have dressing tables and towel racks for hanging clothes. There are 2 family rooms with 2 double beds, which could sleep 4 people in each room. The family rooms are also equipped with a fridge. There are 4 double rooms, sleeping 2 people, one of the double rooms has a fridge.


Latitude: 6.84633 Longitude: 81.830955 Elevation: 21 ft
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Kalandar Mohamed Rifai

Breakfast Style Served

Continental Breakfast

Seasons Open

All Year

Range of Rates

Rooms with A/C , Non A/C / Hot water SLR 2000/- ,2500/-, 3000/- and 5000/-

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Me (Rifai) owned the business I started on 2008 me and my family affected by Tsunami after that i start the Nice place.

Accessibility Notes

Drive from any location and come to Arugam Bay Bridge. From the bridge drive only 800m then you will see our sign on the Tsunami road. We have a parking lot if you arrive with your own vehicle.

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