Stayed at Drifters over New Years. Turned out to be a smart choice. Best parts: Driffer's supplied with one of their drivers named Chamika. He picked me up in Colombo and took me on my first night down to Mt, Adams for my hike up the peak and then on through teat country the next day. Chamika made my trip. He went out of his way to treat me special and to indulge my sightseeing and photographic wants (I highly recommend seeing tea country). In fact, I enjoyed my time with him so much that I arranged a river tour and Yala National Park. As for Drifters. It's situated in a great spot on the beach (I stayed at the beach side Drifters), especially if you are into surfing. It's also surrounded by lots of restaurants and night life. Drifters offers exceptionally friendly service (a very friendly owner named Lalith), clean simple rooms, decent food and it's quiet to boot.