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Hotel Royal Beach

582, Galle Road | Narigama, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been staying in Hikkaduwa for three days now and have used the sun loungers on the beach at this place as it's just in front of a good little surf break- in return we buy bottles of water and Sprites etc.. which seemed to be the going rate. Today however we thought we would have lunch there as... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited The Royal Beach Hotel with a small group tour and found it wonderful. Very pleasant surroundings, comfortable lounge/dining area that opens directly on the beach and the staff were very friendly. The hotel is family owned and very well maintained. Breakfast was included and very simple but good. It is right off the highway so there is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's right on the beach, on a good sandy spot. The hotel itself is clean with balcony and nice view over the ocean. The price is expensive so do a bit of bargaining. We got exactly half price deal. Water outage in the evenings was common problem, so maybe you should take care of it in advance. breakfast is really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had a room on the third floor. It was clean, but quite small. There is not elevator. The hotel is right on the beach and it has the best huts on the beach for shade that I saw when I walked along the beach. Not a lot of choice at the buffet breakfast, but the dinner |I had there... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

To echo the comments of previous contributors, the manger and staff are dreadful. Overpriced food, constantly trying to overcharge and alter the price of our room, cannot stress how terrible their attitude is... And I'm a backpacker who doesn't usually care about things like that usually! Came to Sri Lanka 2 years ago and the service and politeness of all... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed there for only one night. The location was superb, directly on the beach and the main surf spots. The hotel is nice and clean, and our room was also very clean. It was a hard struggle to get a bit of a discount and even though we found it still overpriced, we took a room. To be honest,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Nice location and good ocean view. But the owner / manager was awful and not polite. And the staff including an old lady walking around and making discount decisions were really unfriendly. i do not recommend this place.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Royal Beach Hotel in Hikkaduwa. Room nr 10 on the 2nd floor with seaview is particularly beautiful, but all the rooms seem cosy, nice and clean. The hotel is family-owned and -run, and has a friendly and relaxed air about it. Staff is very friendly and service-minded, and the cleaning ladies do a marvelous... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The manager/owner of this hotel is the worst. The last day of our stay he suddenly tried to charge us for the breakfast we had every morning while the first day he had said the breakfast was included with the room. When we told him we wouldn't pay he became very agressive And started screaming at us. The whole hotel... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Its in a great spot and perhaps the hotel is OK. But the food is the most expensive on the beach and its not very good either. There ate plenty of other places with great beach front spots and better food and drinks, at better prices

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