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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just came after a terrible visit. 14th morning we thought going Down South to enjoy the sea breeze. Checked some hotels in Agoda, but sad we couldn't get lot of choices as everything fully booked except Bansei. I paid for a Room (City View), with all the taxes it showed 7 thousand something and final payment was almost 10... 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. Please accept our sincere apologies with reference to your experiences at the hotel. We are also extremely happy to read your positive comments as well. We are just into our third month since the opening and are still ironing out... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Coral Rock in 2014 and loved it and returned in 2015 to find some major structural changes on the ground floor but were reassured by the presence of many of the same wonderful staff, in particular all those on the front desk who were absolutely wonderful. The pool deck and bar are a huge improvement and... 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 second stay with us. It was pleasing to read that you stayed last year and returned this year to find the atmosphere still there. It was as well rewarding to read that the associates were the same wonderful associates, something I will not... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The place is brand new but the staff are quite helpful & the hotel itself is very nice. Few teething issues with breakfast & there's no bar set up/stocked yet but they cater for the basics. Pool is awesome, overlooks the ocean. If you book, ensure to ask for a ocean view room. One issue which needs to be rectified... 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 found the place to be very nice with an awesome pool overlooking the ocean. It was as well rewarding to read that the associates were very helpful, something I will not miss to... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Overall, we were very disappointed with our stay at the Bansei Hotel at the end of December 2014. They have got some things right - the bed was extremely comfortable. The hotel however charged my credit card prior to arriving, placed us in a room smaller than that purchased and a room which was very unclean. The cleanliness of 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. Please accept our sincere apologies with reference to your room and bathroom's general cleanliness. We certainly regret those incidents and were pleased to have been able to change your room as soon as you reported the issues. I can assure... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you're looking for a really relaxing time and good service this is the place to be. We stayed approximately 6 days and had excellent service. The staff were very helpful and took care of all our needs. The views and beachfront was wonderful. The food was fantastic, we can't wait to go back. Thank you Bansei!

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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 had a relaxing time and found the service to be good. It was as well rewarding to read that the associates were very helpful and that they took care of all your needs,... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having visited the same concept hotel by hotel J in Negombo, we were really looking forward to our stay at Bansai in Hikkaduwa. Sadly though we were a disappointed. We walked into an unmade room and bathroom :( so our first impression was not great. We complained to the staff and it took some time until we spoke to 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. Please accept our sincere apologies on the mistake on our part with reference to your room which was not ready on arrival. We certainly regret this incident. It was great to note your kind words on the friendliness of our... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had reached hikkaduwa late at night & checked into this hotel which seemed a bit shabby n old. So after my morning run I decided to scout for other hotels on the beach. This is what brought me to this no frills, clean , newly renovated property right on the beach. The receptionist was very friendly and showed me... 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 were delighted to read your positive and constructive feedback and this will go a long way in motivating the young team we have recently formed at the newly opened Bansei by Hotel J Hikka. Again thank you for your... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Our family had a fabulous stay in this newly refurbished Jetwing budget hotel. (Previously known as (Amaaya Rock)In fact there're was nothing 'budget' about it! The rooms were huge and very comfortable with spectacular views of the beautiful ocean. The food was delicious. There was free 4G Wiifi ( much to the delight of our teen sons) the pool was... 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 found the property to be clean and attractive. It was as well rewarding to learn that you found the team to be efficient and pleasant, something I will not miss to share with... More 

Colombo
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Coral Rock which is now called Bansei was my favourite hotel for the past 25 years. It is the most beautiful spot in Hikkaduwa located right in front of the Rock. When I saw in the papers that its now run by Jet Wing I was excited as we love their hotels and I made a reservation over the phone.... 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. Hotel J is a new concept to Sri Lanka which is a limited service brand and the idea behind it is that guests are charged for only what they use, thus making the overall pricing strategy more economical. The hotel... More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed at Coral Rock by Amaya recently. It is located on the sea beach. Excellent place for snorkeling and scuba diving. Food quality was excellent. Staff members were very courteous. Excellent hotel with great stay.

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Address: Galle Road | No 340, Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80250, Sri Lanka (Formerly Coral Rock by Amaya)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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