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228 Dyke Street, 31000 Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
15 August 2016
눉Rooms are fairly basic but like other guesthouses in Sri Lanka.
눇Located on Dutch Bay which is more authentic than touristy Uppuveli, Dyke Rest is set up right on the beach, which is very convenient with children who can come and go from the beach to the room on their own. Our children were quite young and we were in a family room with A/C. A/C is silent and pretty good. Ramesh and Kadira have been most friendly, welcoming and helpful. They serve an ok breakfast, and good dinner. If you are lucky you may get a bbq! Be careful when you book, as some rooms don't have toilets in the room, and some don't have A/C. The 2 seaview rooms are beautiful, but you will need earplugs as there are many crows in Dutch Bay and they wake up early !
12 August 2016
눉The evening meals were more expensive than the usual Sri Lankan prices we were used to, but in fairness there was a lot of food on offer!
눇To start with the location is amazing - we basically had the beach to ourselves for three days. Sunrises at 5.30 and you can watch the fishermen prepare for the day from the veranda that juts into the beach. It is possible to snorkel on the right hand side of the bay safely and there are fish there! (A cheaper and more eco friendly alternative than Pigeon Island) We fell in love with Trincomalee as a town and the people who live there, it feels very genuine and not at all geared towards tourism yet which was very refreshing. "Uncle" the host was amazing, attending to every request we had and went the extra mile to make us happy. We will genuinely miss him! Breakfasts were good, a point that some people had complained about before, so that feedback has obviously been taken on board. Would definitely return to Dyke Rest.
13 August 2016
눉I was in a single bedroom that was very hot and stuffy sometimes. The only window opened into the main communial area which was sometimes quite loud.
눇The staff were very friendly and willing to help. Excellent location right on the beach
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