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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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Edmonton, AB
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 April 4, 2015

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 April 4, 2015 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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