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Balaji Ocean View

Star Rating
2.5 out of 5



4.3 / 5Very Good
11 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arugam Bay Beach
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pasarichenai Beach
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple
    5 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Basic Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 Queen Bed
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Shared Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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About this area

Arugam Bay

Located in Arugam Bay, Balaji Ocean View is near the beach. Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple and Kudumbigala Monastery are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arugam Bay Beach and Kumana National Park.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arugam Bay Beach - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Pasarichenai Beach - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Muhudu Maha Viharaya Temple - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pottuvil Point - 9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Kudumbigala Monastery - 37 min drive


  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering Indian cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner.

About this property

Balaji Ocean View

Along with a restaurant, this guesthouse has concierge services and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a garden, and a front-desk safe are onsite. All 13 rooms offer room service, ceiling fans, and safes. Other amenities available to guests include showers, desks, and free toiletries.



Check-in time starts at 1 PM
Minimum check-in age - 16

Special check-in instructions

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out before noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 6.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 200.00 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Balaji Ocean View Guesthouse Arugam
  • Balaji Ocean View Guesthouse
  • Balaji Ocean View Guesthouse Arugam Bay
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  • Arugam Bay Balaji Ocean View Guesthouse
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Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: USD 6.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Desk
  • Safe

Nearby things to do


  • Beach access
  • Scuba diving

Where to eat

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant offering Indian cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner.

Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Excellent value for accommodation. Grocery shops, restaurants and acess to the beach are all within a few steps from the hotel. Plus, it is situated in the quieter strip of the beach. I would have no hesitation to stay at Balaji if I were to visit Arugam Bay again. Highly recommend!

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Nice, simple, room

Nice, simple, room with AC and own bathroom/shower. At the end of Arugam Bay's main strip, but less than 100m to the entry to main beach (Baby, Mid, Main Points). So while you're still close to everything, you're not in the middle of it. Still able to get away from the crowds and cool off, relax, and recharge. Staff was real nice and went out of its way to help when I had a problem with my rental car. Wi-fi (as stated) is only near the reception.

Stayed 14 nights in Jul 2018

4/5 Good

September 2017

We enjoyed our stay at the Balaji Ocean View hotel. We initially stayed in the main building on the first night which wasn't as nice as the bungalow we moved into for the remainder of the stay. This was due to the room been unfinished and some dodgy stains on the bedding. Despite this the rest of the stay was very pleasant in the bungalow with a big bed and air con in the room. The staff were very nice and helpful. The location was perfect with a 2 minute walk to the beach and on the main road with plenty of bars and restaurants. In addition, the restaurant on site was extremely good value for money.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2017

5/5 Excellent

highly recommended

very friendly and helpful owner. right in the center of arugam bay. easy access to all of the sights around town. 2min walk to the beach. and nice sri lankan food too. breaky inclusive and all you can order and eat :) price is very good for what you get. a/c and plenty of room, 2 bathrooms. we stayed in a family bungalow. needs maybe some renovation soon, but overall highly recommended.

Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2017

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