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Coral Sands Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No.326, Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I rarely write reviews despite travelling for about 4 months each year, it is only when something stands out as particularly good or particularly bad that i bother to review, sadly this hotel was particularly bad. This is a long review because i am quite critical and want to be specific about where it is substandard. We stayed 3 nights... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on Boxing Day and had a superior room over looking the beach. Our room had a big balcony/sun terrace with chairs, table, sun loungers and parasol. (X135 I think) on the second floor and had sun all day. Most rooms only have a balcony . We did have termites in the room on the second and management offered... 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 following your two week stay with us. My team & I hope you enjoyed your time at Coral Sands. The room you occupied had an extended balcony as a result of the recent enlarging of the restaurant below. These rooms have become very popular now & are much sought... More 

Brisbane Queensland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a partial ocean view room. Paid $200 AUD a night. The TV had been removed from the wall. There was not jug, safe or fridge or bottled water. When we asked about the TV we were advised that as this was called a budget room there were no extras. There was one small cake of soap, no shampoo.... 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 time in reviewing us. Your comments in respect of our location, food & the general ambiance are greatly appreciated. As you have been informed the standard rooms do not have the facilities available in the deluxe rooms. A timely decision has now been taken to provide shampoo, water etc. in... More 

Breda, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Coral Sands has a great location and comes with a nice swimmingpool. Breakfast is delicious. Fresh pancakes and wafles; fresh bread and croissants. Its a 3-star hotel though, nothing more than that. - Rooms are very basic and outdated. Not very clean either (we got a deluxe room on the ground flour at the garden). Bathroom is small and smelled... 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 appreciate your encouraging comments re. our location, pools and the delicious breakfast. Re. your comment on the room : Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned meticulously every morning. Your booking for a deluxe room was through Booking.com which clearly states the facilities available in the room. The general pictures... More 

london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am very surprised and saddened by some of the recent reviews of Coral Sands. My expereince there was very positive and I would certainly return and recommend this hotel to friends. I have been visiting friends in Sri Lanka for over 20 years and I feel Coral Sands is good value for money, relaxed and welcoming as well as... 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 delighted with your forthright attitude in presenting a true picture. Your comments & observations are appreciated immensely & would certainly be of help to our future guests. Thank you for your vote of confidence - it does indeed ease our work load !... More 

Malmo, Sweden
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coral Sands, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka I like Coral Sands. There’s a family friendly, unpretentious vibe to be enjoyed there. And the hotel's location is just superb. Near to surf, snorkling and diving.  In addition to their great beachfront location, Coral Sands has two pools, a gym, a jewellery shop, a small seaside bar and a large buffet restaurant. I even found... More 

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

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Your lengthy review was read with much concern. All issues raised by you have been scrutinized & evaluated. Thank you for your positive comments in respect of our price, our location with it’s close proximity to the beach as well as the friendly nature of our staff. Other observations too have been noted for... More 

airdrie
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am writing this review as I am sitting in reception area. Today is our 4th day here. On the day we arrived our room wasn't ready as we were very early, we sat for 10 mins or so then we were told we had been upgraded to a super delux room, we had booked a delux. Room was fabulous,... More 

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Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, Thank you for your review & all it’s observations. Thank you too for your positive comments in respect of our location, the friendly nature of our staff & the daily cleaning of the room. We are glad that despite being ‘fussy' as you say - you enjoyed the breakfast as well as lunch. Our... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the misfortune of staying in Coral Sands for two days over Christmas. We also stayed in 4 other places in Sri Lanka (mainly guesthouses that were MUCH cheaper) but I persuaded my partner that we should splash a bit more cash and go a bit more upmarket for Christmas - that was a terrible error! All of the... More 

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

Greetings from CORAL SANDS Dear Guest, We are truly saddened that your time at Coral Sands was not up to your expectations. Your stay coincided with our peak tourist period & understandably the rates were higher during this time. All your comments have been noted. Corrective action has already been taken where necessary. Please accept my sincere apologies for any... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Throughout our trip in Sri Lanka, this was the most expensive hotel i booked, however, it was the worst. Rooms are nothing fancy, very basic, rooms are small, bathrooms has only one cheap soap and nothing else, bed not that comfortable, a double bed is made of 2 single beds attached leaving an uncomfortable gap in the middle. No value... More 

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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were at Coral sands over the Christmas period. I would strongly suggest staying there but staying in a deluxe room and up. The rooms are spacious and neat. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We were there on our honeymoon and stayed there on half board (breakfast and dinner). I really enjoyed the food as it was a... More 

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Address: No.326, Galle Rd, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 335
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