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Bansei by Hotel J

Galle Road | No 340, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80250, Sri Lanka (Formerly Coral Rock by Amaya)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 Days. It was great Experience. Nice Location. Service was quite good. Few options in the Menu but quite great. Not of Restaurants near by with varieties. Beach and pool was nice. Nice pool bar moderately priced with reasonable options. Staff was friendly and always smiling. They have converted a double room in to a triple room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect location on the beach and close to everything, good pool, amazing view of water, lovely food and service, very clean rooms, friendly staff, would definitely stay again :) (very good price also)

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Bansai by Hotel J. It was pleasing to read that you found the perfect location with the friendly associates and amazing views. It is also well rewarding to note that you found the place very clean and your experience with the lovely food and... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Comfortable rooms and a great beachfront location make this an ideal place to explore Hikkaduwa. Beach access from the very nice pool, and a nice restaurant/bar by the poolside is a definite plus. Rooms were clean and spacious, the food was nicely priced. Good customer service too. Overall, great value for money and would definitely recommend this place.

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Shamir, Thank you for posting the review following your recent stay at Bansai by Hotel J. We are delighted to know that you got great value for money and that you recommend the hotel. It was pleasing to read that the rooms were comfortable, clean and spacious with the food nicely priced. It is also well rewarding to note... More 

Edmonton, AB
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Stay March 17-20 hotel and amenities: compared to other hotels we stayed at in Sri Lanka, Bansei was a bit pricey for a budget hotel and you don't get anything 'xtra' for that price (ie. toiletries, complementary in room water/coffee, anything). Can't comment on the food as we never ate there. Wifii worked great in our room and on the... More 

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Bansai by Hotel J. It was pleasing to read that the associates were very helpful and always smiling, something I will not miss to share with all of them. It is also well rewarding to note that you found the place clean and enjoyed... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wanted to have Sri Lankan sort of breakfast and they have offered us pol rotti with sambal and also a fish curry it was well cooked and had that awesome Sri Lankan touch in it ,followed by coffee and fresh juice. Staff members are really cool and stunning view at the background, must visit place if you are in hikka

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you wanted to have Sri Lankan breakfast and you enjoyed the Pol Roti and well cooked curry with the Sri Lankan touch. It was as well rewarding to read that the associates were really... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After a hectic few hours on local buses from Colombo we arrived in hikkaduwa and splurged on our first night at bansei. The huge comfy king bed, amazing view of sunset from our balcony and seaside pool were a hit and just what the doctor ordered. It has a clean maintained hostel feel with common areas and chill our areas... More 

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you experienced the amazingly beautiful sunset from your room balcony and the sea side pool which was a hit. We were delighted to read the feedback on the huge comfy bed and the clean... More 

Minsk, Belarus
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We like everything in Bansei!!very comfortable clean rooms.Always fresh bed linen and towels.But the very best is staff:Very very nice and friendly and funny!!!thank you,guys!!!We will definitely return!!!!yours,Bacardi &tequilla)))

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Yuliya, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you experienced the very best in everything at Bansei. We were delighted to read your positive feedback with reference to the very best, nice, friendly and funny staff this will no doubt go... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was there last week with friends. Small budget hotel. Very clean and lovely staff who are always ready to help. Food is tasty but very limited. Nice beach in front of the hotel and you can see amazingly beautiful sun sets here.

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you experienced the amazingly beautiful sunset and that you found the hotel very clean with the lovely staff who are always ready to help which comment I would surely share with them. Your comment... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Overall had a very good time and the hotel was good. Very nice and friendly staff. Food was good too but could have included more choice of food. I would recommend this hotel. Breakfast also with a choice would be nice.

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Raalu, Thank you for taking the time to post the review following your stay with us. We were very happy to note that you had a very good time and that you found that the hotel was good. It was rewarding to note the comments regarding the good food and the very nice and friendly staff which comment I... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a lovely hotel. The staff are extremely helpful, and the bar do a great cocktail called the Bansei. On top of that it is cheap, quite clean and right on the sea front. The road side is noisy, so do yourself a favour and upgrade to a sea view.

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Hotel J, General Manager at Bansei by Hotel J, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It was in deed a pleasure to read your comments and thank you very much for taking the time to post the review. It was pleasing to read the comment of our lovely hotel. It is also well rewarding to note the comments about the cleanliness of the hotel, the great cocktail and most of all the extremely... More 

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