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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a noisy place - face the sea and it roars all night or face the road and have people tooting their horns at 4.00 am. This was our 6th hotel in SL and AT LAST! a decent wifi speed in the room and also a fridge - but no tea/coffee making facilities. The finishing is fairly basic with... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here as part of a group tour so I cannot comment on prices. During our two weeks in Sri Lanka we experienced various types of accommodation and this hotel, our final destination before leaving, came out fairly high up the list, It is, as others have said, essential to have the sea view, which is stunning, and the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 1 night in Bansei by Jetwing Hotel. The hotel is located between an extremely noisy road (the main road between Galle and Colombo) and a narrow beach. We had a seeview room (do not book a room to the road, it is extremely noisy). The view is beautiful, but we were disappointet about the small room and the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must say, one cannot get stingier than this. Room is all about 4 walls minus every basic requirements like water bottle, soap, shampoo, etc., whatever one can think of or gets in any other place. Highly expensive for just the view and nothing else. Don't ever visit this place.

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 6 nights in this so called "3,5" star hotel. I haven't never seen this kind of service. In those 6 days, only 2 times staff sayed hello or greeted us, including the manager who looked so angry that we felt that was wrong to stay in this hotel. Going to the grocerystore felt better than walk by reception desk.... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is hell on earth!!! The staff is some of the rudest people i have ever been i contact with in my life. The hotell is nothing like the picture the sea is always higher and the is a very steep staircase to go in to go to the beach. Just outside the hotel ther is a large trafficked road!... More 

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

Dear Guest, This refers to your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Bansei by Hotel J. From the hotels point we have honored your reservation for a road side room and with the hotel running high occupancy it was not possible for us to upgrade you to a sea view room. You found the staff to be... More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This refurbished hotel is conveniently loacted on the main road to Galle with uninterrupted ocean views from balcony. Basic catering facilities. Bedl linen needs to be replaced. Generally clean with pleasant but laid-back, very casually dressed staff. Very reasonably priced local beer at Rs.325;more expensive in a nearby basic restaurant.Suggest, catering facilities are improved and staff are encouraged to interact... 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 Bansei by Hotel J. It was pleasing to read your comments.We have well noted your comments about the staff and informed the associates accordingly. The chefs too have been informed about your comments regarding the catering. With reference to the laundry facilities we do... More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights as a family with a child. The hotel was chosen by nice pictures of ocean views and the pool. That's what we got but no more. We were offered to pay extra 20 USD per night to upgrade for See View rooms but were too tight :) so didn't. We got a room facing 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 Bansei by Hotel J. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay even though you had a road side room. Your comments on the rolling of the bed and rust patches are well noted for action. Thank you again for your kind... More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is on the beach, so it is great hearing the sound of the waves all night long. There was no variety for the breakfast. We stayed for 4 nights and everyday we received the same breakfast. The rooms are big and clean.

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

Dear Marina, Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Bansei by Hotel J. Your comments are much appreciated. We have noted your comments on the breakfast and done a few changes to the menu. Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bansei by Hotel... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here during my birthday trip, It takes a while to get there from Colombo, around 04 hrs drive but it was worth it !! the room is quite big surprisingly, it has minimize concept that make it looks vintage but modern in the same time. The one that really amazed me is the view! as soon as you... More 

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

Dear Jerry, Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at Bansei by Hotel J. It was pleasing to read your comments specially about the view on which you had commented several times. 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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