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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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to bancei royal resort for full fill my needs and wants.glass fitted reception area and see view swimming pool with sea beds.luxuriest room for guest and all staffs are wearing shorts,t.shirts and caps.that is their identity.I think the word that is derived from Japan that is bancei.well equipped restaurant that provide best hospitality to us.wonderful internal room design... 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 enjoyed the hospitality with a well equipped restaurant and wonderful rooms. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bansei by Hotel J Hikkaduwa in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super location with swimming pool right up to the beach! The hotel was modern and clean with a nice bar and friendly staff. As there wasn't much going on in hikkaduwa during the off season, it was great having such a great hotel to spend our time lounging around. Recommend very strongly.

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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 that the hotel to be at a super location, modern, clean with friendly staff and a nice bar It is also well rewarding to note that you recommend the hotel very strongly.... More 

Mirigama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I' ve just spent last night (Saturday night) at Bansei by Hotel J with my family. I booked the hotel on Friday night and it was the last room left. Most of the hotels were sold out. Going through the reviews I was little bit pessimistic . But it was much better than expected. Ofcourse it is not a five... 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 you found that the hotel and it’s surroundings to be better than expected with comfortable, clean and modern rooms. It is also well rewarding to note that you found the hotel to be excellent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed at bansei for 2 nights. At first the hotel does not stand out to recognise it late night as we arrived to check in at 7.30pm. Then our booking confirmation stated free parking, upon check in the manager informed us there is no free parking, and Could park on the street at the side of the hotel at... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feed back on Trip Advisor during your recent stay with us. We sincerely regret that your stay was not up to your expectation. However Bansei by Hotel J being a budget hotel does charge for extras like any other budget hotel does. As for the free parking the driver was not happy to... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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 location to be nice with the friendly and smiling associates. It is also well rewarding to note that you found the food to be great with good service along with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 

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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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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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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 

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