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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Minsk, Belarus
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Male'
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a booking through Booking.com, and not knowing what to expect, we feared the worst by reading some reviews from TripAdvisor, but decided to experience the hotel firsthand. Upon arrival our check in went smooth and the staff were very friendly and courteous with helping to take our luggage to the room. We had a problem with our air-con... More 

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

Dear Guest, It was pleasing to read the comments posted by you and thank you very much for taking your time. It is well rewarding to note that you decided to experience the hotel firsthand and that you were very happy with the product. I will not miss to share the comment about the staff being very friendly and courteous... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is clean and nice rooms with limited amenities which goes with the concept.You can enjoy the sun down with a nice warm cup of tea near the infinity pool where you get unlimited Free sea breeze. The staff is honest and relay helpful as they found my lost gold jewellery and called me to return it. Thank you... 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. I was pleased to read that the associates were very helpful and honest staff, 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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights at the Bansei and were very happy with the stay. We had our 2 children with us aged 16 and 19. The hotel has a minimal theme (Japanese apparently) and it worked fine. It's clean and simple with nice staff in uniform and a nice location. The beach is a few feet away and the... More 

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

Dear Guest, We are extremely happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the hotel and thank you very much for taking your time to post the review. You are very correct that J is just for right, it is a no frills hotel and we strive to provide our guests with a clean and safe property with... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Pros: Awesome ocean view. Deluxe rooms are huge with a big balcony overlooking the ocean. The best sunset I ever saw from a hotel room balcony. New property very well maintained clean and safe. Right on the main road as well as right on the beach. Cons: Bit overpriced we got 2 rooms without breakfast for 18000LKR. No room service... 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 best sunset ever from the hotel room balcony and that you found the product overall well maintained, clean and safe. We noted your point on the taxi and thank you for... More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

When you check in, the staff tell you, 'this is not a service hotel, there are no tea & coffee facilities, no mini bar, no bottled water, no shampoo, conditioner, no amenities, no room service, the rooms are not serviced...',...which leaves ummm - nothing but a bed, towel and bar of soap...oh, & free wifi. The bathroom is tiny, the... 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. We very much regret that your nights stay with us was not up to your expectations. Please accept our sincere apologies. Please let me clarify some points. Hotel J is a limited service brand and guests are charged for what... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Tiny new hotel. Good parking and great view. Rooms aren't very clean. Food is a la carte and tastes very good. Served relatively fast. Restaurant has a nice view. Staff are helpful but lack professionalism. Recommended for couples fo short stays.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to post a review following your recent stay with us. It was pleasant to read your positive comments and thank you for recommending the hotel. Thank you for pointing out the lack of cleanliness and the lack of professionalism which will be addressed and improved on Thank you again for your kind... More 

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