DRIFTERS Hotel and Beach Restaurant
Location: Hikkaduwa, Galle
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Drifters Hotel & Beach Restaurant is situated on the palm-fringed beachfront at Narigama, the widest and most popular stretch of beach at Hikkaduwa, with the best surf break and miles of golden beach at our doorstep.

Drifters Hotel offers 20 well-appointed rooms, all new or newly refurbished – with either sea views or overlooking the garden and swimming pool. Each room has an en suite bathroom, plus a balcony or outdoor sitting area.

Choose between a Air-Condition room with air-conditioning, or Non -Air-Condition room with fan. Our rooms can be configured to meet your needs: single, double, twin or family. All rooms are sparklingly clean and serviced daily.

We also offer guests on a bed and breakfast package a choice of 5 breakfast menus, including western and Sri Lankan options. Breakfast we serve at beachside restaurant. Our beachfront restaurant offers the best food and best views in town. 

Or join the crowd to enjoy a movie or the latest sporting events shown in the restaurant on our satellite TV.
Step into the restaurant ­straight off the sand – or let us serve you as you relax on the beach on our sun beds.
Drifters’ beachfront bar is the ideal place to cool off with an ice-cold beer or enjoy the sunset sipping a tropical fruit cocktail. Meet a friend or make one, or just sit back and watch all the action – in the surf and on the beach.

No credit card payment available.

Hotel have surcharge of $25 per pax on Dec 24, that will include traditional sri lankan curry buffet dinner, and we have surcharge of $50 per pax on Dec 31, which will include new year party and BBQ buffet dinner

From November 20 to February 28, rooms must be booked with breakfast, an extra $7 per person, payable directly to Drifters

Distance to the beach, m
Distaince to the airport, km
Minimal stay, days
Hot water
Ocean view
Water sport


Seafront Deluxe (Bed & Breakfast)
Room (non A/C)  (Fan, Hot water, Shower)
Room (A/C) (Bed & Breakfast)
Room (non A/C) (Bed & Breakfast)
Room (A/C)
Seafront Deluxe

Prices from May 1, 2014 are available on request

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Meal Supliment
  Period Price
Breakfast (per person) 01.05.14 - 30.04.16 7 $
Dinner (per person) 01.05.14 - 30.04.16 12 $
Lunch (per person) 01.05.14 - 30.04.16 12 $
4.4/5   Based on 97 reviews

Unbeatable service
Napoleon... [TA], ,

Spent an initial 2 nights here then extended it due to excellent service and facilities of the venue.
Beach is right in front and the pool enables you to get a couple of laps in when you are not crashing into the surf. Staff were always on hand with the owner paying special attention and sorting out any of our needs. Cannot recommend high enough

Кристина... [TA], ,

You can find anything you need here. The room with a balcony for 2 was the best on the seaside. The staff is funny and helpful, same as the owner Lalith. If you love surfing, it is just on the surfing beach. If you don't like the waves, they have a pool. The food was also nice, the place is quiet at night and nothing will disturb you. I hope we will come back one day, highly recommended!

Room Tip: The best rooms are those 2 with comfortable balconies just for you
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Perfect Getaway
david r [TA], , Braintree, United Kingdom

This hotel was recommended by our daughter who used to live in Sri Lanka working for an NGO.We are both in our 60's and were a little concerned at what we might find. We should not have been What we got was the best beach holiday we have had. The rooms were simple but very clean and quiet. The food was very good especially the curries which consist of 4/5 dishes,which the owner cooked for us. When we explained that we did not like sambol ( a coconut dish) he produced alternatives the next time.
One literally steps out of the back of the restaurant onto the beach and the sea is only a few feet away.Go out the front door and there is an abundance of shops and alternative restaurants and bars.
Most of the rooms are in a courtyard round the very clean pool but there are a couple with balconies that face the sea. Get one if you can.
The owner and all the staff were really helpful. Can recommend a trip round the walls of Galle Fort at dusk which was organised for us.

Great hospitality
Alichia G [TA], , Khobar, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

We stayed for 9 days. Lalith the owner went out of his way to make us comfortable. He is eager to help everyone at the hotel. He organized trips, hotel pick-ups and drop offs and late check-outs. He is very reasonable with his prices. The hotel offers excellent food, no need to eat any where else! The hotel offers a beautiful beach. The location of the hotel is exactly on the best part of the Hikkaduwa beach. You will find surfing schools next to the hotel and the staff of the surfing school also acts as lifesavers, so no need to worry! I would highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: The rooms facing the pool (ground floor) are little loud when people swimming early in the morning o...
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Superb place!
KaiusP [TA], , Helsinki, Finland

Really enjoyed our time at Drifters. We extended our first stay there, and against our plans, we ended up there also for the last four nights of our trip. The atmosphere and quality of service was just on a different level than we experienced elsewhere.

Location of the hotel is great, just by the beach and no noise from the busy street. Rooms clean with good beds. We stayed in an AC room, so no experiences from non-AC rooms..

The owner of the place made us feel at home, and made everything possible for helping us. Even as our flight back home got delayed several hours, changes were made effortlessly to the pickup schedule.

Even though Drifters was the most expensive place we stayed at during our vacation, we were glad to pay them for their great facilities and hassle-free service.

Highly recommended!

Perfect stay, nice owners, lovely views
ArpanDiva... [TA], , Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

Had a great time staying at the Drifters. Good rooms, clean loo, awesome views from the room of the beach, Would definitely recommend this place. Lalith goes out of his way to arrange things you need, be it forex or motorcycle rental!

Room Tip: Choose the sea facing rooms on the 1st floor (more expensive though but worth it)
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Patt04 [TA], ,

We stayed for 18 nights ,wish it could have been more, could not fault anything. Laith and staff cannot do enough for you, my husband bought his surf board , and as we were staying awhile Laith moved us to bigger room , would not hesitate to recommend this hotel ,as it was our first time in Sri Lanka, and we had been there for 2 months we are glad we finished are journey here . Thank you all and hope to see you next year Mark and Julie

Enjoyable stay
marinaten... [TA], , Tenby

Just come back from a very enjoyable stay at drifters hotel, staff are great can't do enough for you nothing is too much trouble , location is excellent right on the beach ,hope to see you all next year,

Clean rooms, frendly staff
EnzaSim [TA], , Ljubljana, Slovenia

Hotel has very clean rooms (compared to many other hotels in Sri Lanka), and is situated right on the beach. Trough our stay, we have seen two different rooms, basic ones are fan only without proper mattress, but fine if you are on budget. Deluxe rooms have Air-Con, however in our room it was working ether full power or off. Bathrooms are typical for Sri Lanka, without separate shower in both types of rooms.

Head of staff and owner are very friendly, and eager to help. However cleaning personnel does tend to talk loud in patio on early mornings which might wake you up.

Hotel has a nice little swimming pool which was reasonably clean. By the end of our stay we noticed water probably was not filtered for some time, but chlorine was added every evening.

Breakfasts and dining in hotel might be rather expensive, however there are plenty of other places nearby.

Very good value
Boomboxsi... [TA], , Managua, Nicaragua

It's good that people on a low budget can sometimes stay in places like this. Ok, the swimming pool isn't very big but it's perfect to take a little dive in the morning or after the beach and like the owner says: it's so clean you can practically drink out of it! The food here isn't very good and our room was cramped but we did chose the cheapest room so we can't complain about it. It's good that this hotel offers a wide range of rooms - starting from very cheap to luxurious and that anyone can chose for himself what he'd like (to pay).
The owner and the staff are very very friendly and help you with a smile very time. We could put our bags in a safe place, we could use the pantryroom to take a last shower before heading out to the airport and the owner did a big effort to find us somewhat an affordable taxi to the airport. Definately worth the money!

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