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Coral Sands Hotel

No.326, Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #9 of 23 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When i checked in there was a bright reception ares, waiting for me. The room was modern and had a wonferful view of the Indian ocean. The buffet dinner with live music and bbq on the beach was amazing. Tons of options for the dinner buffet. Breakfast was also amazing with wonderful and scrumptious options to start my day, Amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Sri Lanka twice and stayed at many places but Coral Sands has been my favourite. Two pools with an attentive and helpful lifeguard, nice ocean swimming area right outside on the beach, and beautiful sunsets every night. We even had someone in our group with a dietary requirement and the management bought the ingredients to cook them... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Many thanks for your wonderful review. My team & I are appreciative of your comments & your recommendation which earned us a perfect score. We are glad that we were able to take care of the special dietary needs of your friend. Requests for special diets are treated with utmost care & prepared with... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for five nights after an Island tour, organised and booked by Elephant Island Tours. Overall very pleased with all aspects. Easy to immerse yourself in Sri Lankan Life as soon as you step out onto the road, the local buses are excellent. But the Hotel is a welcoming and peaceful retreat. We had a deluxe room with a... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you for your excellent review & your recommendation. We are delighted with the 'enlightened title' given to it ! Your comments in respect of our location, food, room and all else are greatly appreciated. Hope you had the good fortune to encounter our ‘Hikka Turtles’ among the colourful fish. My team & I... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of 4 people stayed for 5 nights from March 28th this year before moving on too the Maldives. We stayed in a very clean Deluxe room, overlooking the fabulous beach! One of the best positioned hotels along that area of the beach, with security on the gate to the beach, not that we were pestered by anyone. Found... More 

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Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Your excellent review & the forthright presentation of facts resulted in a perfect score on the Customer Satisfaction Index. THANK YOU. We are glad you had the good fortune to meet our ‘Hikka turtles’. This unique scene of the turtles coming ashore to be fed is amazing indeed. Thank you for the enhanced star... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my wife in a deluxe room on Fb basis. The Food at the restaurant was very average. If you are planning on going during a busy or house full period then ensure that you go to the restaurant early since we made the mistake of going late 20 min before close and most of the buffet items... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you for your lengthy review. Thank you too for your positive comments in respect of our location, rooms, cleanliness & the amenities provided in the rooms. Please accept my sincere apologies for lack of clarity with the offer of the foot massage as well as for any shortfall on behalf of my staff.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 6 nights and had an excellent time. The staff are all so welcoming and obliging. A special mention to Sarath who works in the bar....superb service. Perfectly located right on the beach and close to everything. Breakfast in the hotel is good but evening meal could be better(a little cold) overall a fantastic hotel and we... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you for your ‘Great Review’ which earned us a perfect score. Thank you too for the special mention of Sarath who has been with our company for many years. Your many positive comments are deeply appreciated. We look forward to welcome you when you return to Coral Sands as promised. Kind regards, Siri... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coral sands gave us 2 wonderful weeks with the best staff you can ask for. The Hotel was really clean, nice and at a wonderful spot right at the beach. We arrived at Coral sands lunch time the 14:th of November. Immediately we were surprised about the cleanness at the hotel that was placed right between the road and the... More 

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Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Your lengthy review following your two week stay with us was read with absolute delight. This review earned us a perfect score with TripAdvisor. THANK YOU ! Your encouraging comments re. our location, food, friendly service & general cleanliness are much appreciated. Thank you for your alert on the need for a wider range... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

To all at the Coral Sands, Thank you for making our 3 weeks with you so special, the staff , service ,location superb. plenty to eat at breakfast, excellent choice from local curry, to full English, oh and all that continental stuff as well ,and the tastiest fruit ever. lovely room with balcony over looking the beach, huge comfy bed,... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you for your ‘Fabulous’ review - all comments are deeply appreciated. Your comments & observations clearly show that you have had a delightful holiday despite the little ‘mishap’ in Galle. We enjoyed reading your inimitable way of describing the incident! Positive thinking indeed !! The hospitality that you enjoyed throughout your stay, within... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This place is pretty reasonable, but too big to be charming or delightful. Rooms are reasonable- we got interconnecting ones so the kids could be next door. Air con worked well, nice view of the beach. Restaurant is big hotel style with average food, and dinner starts at 7:30 (a problem for our small children who need to eat earlier!)... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your snorkelling time among the colourful fish. The sea area towards the northern end of the hotel has been cordoned off with the aid of buoys for snorkelling. We wish you had alerted us about the need for early dinner for your children,... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very pleasant hotel, exceptionally nice and always alert staff. Definitely recommended. Room on the second floor with a lovely view over the sea from the balcony, Hardly any noise from the heavily trafficked road outside. Everything was very clean. Right on the beach. Unfortunately the coral is mostly dead, but there were many fishes. We were surprised over the lack... More 

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Siri_G_12, Managing Director at Coral Sands Hotel, responded to this review

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you your review & it’s many positive comments. We are glad that we were able to make your husband’s birthday a memorable one. Your comment regarding the bedside lamp will definitely receive our attention. Thank you for your observation. We look forward to your next visit to Coral Sands. Kind regards, Siri E... More 

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