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Citrus Hikkaduwa

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   400 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka (Formerly Amaya Reef)
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Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Hikkaduwa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel looks nice from outside but is actually terrible inside. The rooms were dirty and not completed - wiring was sticking out and certain other sections of the hotel were under construction/renovation. The food at the buffet was nothing special and below par. The usual "live music" found in the package tourist hotels somehow managed to make the ambience... More

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22 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not especially recommend this hotel. There was nothing desperately wrong with it but it just did not work for me. It has the feel of a very old property which has been refurbished (it used to be Amaya Reef) and there are tell-tale signs such as a smell of urine from the drains in the bathroom (room 615)... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved citrus hotel. So close to the beach, friendly staff, clean rooms. Hikkaduwa is lovely and we'll worth a visit. Check king on was a little slow but other then that it was great. Would love to visit again.

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371 reviews 371 reviews
52 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By Sri Lanka standards it's reasonable I suppose. Good swimming pool, and surprisingly good Sri Lankan food as a number of locals like to eat there. The rooms are average. Nice view of the ocean, air con, but not much else to write home about. Patchy wifi which is only available in the lobby and restaurant. Not great reception staff.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really weird reading some of these other reviews, as i completely disagree with some aspects, but I guess it's all down to your expectations going in, and obviously we had a different experience. The friendly staff and great service is something that myself and my wife agreed that we'd have to mention in the review, so to read about... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, food, atmosphere, location and price. Thank you citrus! We had a trully great time shopping at the street which had vast verity of goods. Tge beach was red flagged so we didnt try it, room was clean but a little too dark, we got wifi at our room only thanks to being above the pool

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms at the hotel are small but feature a small outside seating area. No elevators could make it hard for elderly people or families with strollers but wasn't an issue for me. Rooms need some refurbishment as well as new mattresses. Pool and beach areas were well maintained. Food was delicious although service was a slow.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think that a lot of the negative reviews expect a little much from this four star hotel. Everything is clearly stated on the online booking sites and there are no horrible surprises. As far as service goes everyone is incredibly friendly, if you are friendly to them (the occasional tip does not hurt either.) Great buffet offering an excellent... More

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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite dissapointed... this used to be a very good hotel when I travelled during the last year... that's why I chose the place in the first place... unfriendly service, low quality rooms... food is quite good but had less choices... probably the staff is new... there were problems with their coordination..

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family(5 of us all together) spent 2 nights at the citrus hotel in hikkaduwa. When we first arrived, we were told that there was no driver accomadation free despite being ensured when we booked that this would be provided. The reception then said we would have to pay another hotel to accomadate the driver which we did... More

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Address: 400 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka (Formerly Amaya Reef)
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Citrus Hikkaduwa 3*
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Amaya Reef Hikkaduwa
Amaya Reef Hotel Hikkaduwa

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