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Dots Bay House is located on Hiriketiya beach in Dikwella, Dots Bay House has a garden and free WiFi. Featuring a restaurant and a Surf shop, the property also has a shared lounge. Some units at the property include a patio with a river view. At the guest house, rooms include a wardrobe. Rooms come with a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hair dryer. All rooms include a seating area. A continental or à la carte breakfast is available daily at the property as well as fresh coffee. The area is popular for surfing and cycling. Car hire is available at Dots Bay House. Tangalle is 7.5 mi from Dots Bay House.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Dots Bay House has been welcoming guests since Jul 6, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-free, Asian, American

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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Adi
    I slept in the dorm and it is so nice The room is private The staff is very friendly and helpful Really recommend
  • Crystal
    Dorm rooms have walls around each bed making it more of a mini room to yourself, very nice and upscale. Location is unbeatable. And the free breakfast is top notch! Also free surfboard rentals were a nice touch.
  • Kelly
    Unique dorm set up allowing for lots of privacy and personal space. Spacious shared bathroom. Immaculately clean. Incredible food at restaurant. Yoga shala, with mats and props, for personal practice.
  • Ronen
    The perfect location especially for young people. We came as a family, but still got a great experience. The workers are very sweet and the food was tasty.
  • Amira
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    I loved how comfortable the bunks are and that there’s total privacy .
  • Jessica
    Stayed here one night to enjoy the beach. Amazing food and service! Best cocktails I had in Sri Lanka. Good music too. Lots of young people having a fun time. We are way older with very young kids and enjoyed the atmosphere before returning to our...
  • Lizzy
    Dots was such a pleasant surprise overall! The room was much nicer than expected, spacious, clean and with both AC and a fan it was a great place to sleep and relax after the beach. The general area is nice, yoga is good and the food is lovely....
  • Dhanushki
    Sri LankaSri Lanka
    Food as always was excellent, and the ambience at Dots, cant be beat. So good. Lively and fun.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Awesome vibe, great food, nice room and very helpful staff. Excellent management overall! Great location steps from the beach. Big thanks to Shafni and the rest of the crew for helping us organize an epic birthday party for my daughter making...
  • Lilian
    very nice hostel, loved the swimmingpool and the restaurant. Dorm is nice with separate little rooms.

Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer accommodation for drivers?

    We do not offer accommodation for drivers.
    Answered on 9 March 2022
  • Is this property pet-friendly?

    Yes it is :)
    Answered on 15 July 2023
  • Hey, do you think it makes sense to visit your place during early May? trying to understand the weather conditions like is it safe for swim or surf?

    Yes . It is safe for swimming and surfing during early May...
    Answered on 23 February 2022
  • Hi, do you currently host parties and events?

    Yes we do so on Tuesdays and Saturdays!
    Answered on 15 February 2022
  • Is there AC pls?

    Yes there is AC
    Answered on 15 April 2023
  • What is the best way to get from Colombo to dots bay?

    On southern highway by car or buss
    Answered on 20 January 2021
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Managed by Dots Bay House

Company review score: 9.2Based on 279 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Dots first opened its doors in December of 2015, comprised of a single shipping container and five straightforward rooms. Dots was designed with the idea of providing something for everyone—and beyond that, introducing guests to entirely new experiences, as well as new faces. Focused on maintaining an open, relaxed atmosphere. We pride ourselves on being a locally-owned, sustainably-minded resort. We have set a community example by being the first plastic-free operation in the area, as well as serving organic and locally sourced food, and we continue to hold ourselves to a high standard of ecoconsciousness.

Property info

Located right by Hiriketiya beach in Dikwella, nestled in a quaint sandy bay, Dots Bay House offers different types of accommodation, a cafe-bar-restaurant with beautiful garden seating, a co-work space with free high speed internet, and last but not least a gorgeous hidden jungle pool. During the season there is no shortage of entertainment and nightlife at Dots, with our hostel night open mic sessions and weekend parties featuring some of the best local and international artists. Rooms include comfy beds, wardrobes and storage space and ensuite bathrooms with free toiletries as well as a hair dryer. All rooms include a fan and a seating area. A continental or à la carte breakfast is available daily at the property as well as fresh coffee as part of our B&B packages. The area we are located is popular for surfing, where we can help you out with rentals and lessons. We are also happy to organize car hire including airport transfer for you.

Neighborhood info

Sheltered from the rest of the coast, Hiriketiya is the hidden gem of Sri Lankas south coast. Known for its clean waves throughout the whole year, Hiri is the perfect spot for surfers of all levels. Even though Hirkiketiya is small bay it has a big variety of food options - from locally dishes to Burgers, Smoothie Bowls and freshly made Juices ! Hiriketiya is the perfect spot for going around on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Explore the country planning day trips. Visit the colonial city Galle, do a safari to one of the national parks or relax on one of the tropical beaches throughout the south coast .

Language Spoken


Area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      Seafood • Local • Asian • International
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Halal • Vegan • Gluten-free

Amenities of Dots Bay House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Pool table
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool with view
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Spa
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Dots Bay House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 years
Crib upon request
$3 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Cash Dots Bay House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Dots Bay House

  • Dots Bay House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Pool table
    • Snorkeling
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Spa facilities
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bicycle rental
    • Themed dinners
    • Yoga classes
    • Beach
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Happy hour
    • Fitness classes
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Swimming pool

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Dots Bay House. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Dots Bay House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • Gluten-free
    • Asian
    • American

  • Dots Bay House is 150 feet from the center of Hiriketiya. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Dots Bay House include:

    • Bungalow
    • Double
    • Bed in Dorm
    • Suite

  • Check-in at Dots Bay House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at Dots Bay House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Dots Bay House has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.