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Citrus Hikkaduwa

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400 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka (Formerly Amaya Reef)
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Magog, Canada
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154 hotel reviews
327 helpful votes 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place isn't bad if you get a good price on the room. Prices seem to fluctuate a lot. We spent 3 of our 7 days at the beach then moved as the price was increasing substantially the next day. First the positives: -breakfast is good and sufficiently elaborate; -there are many shops and restaurants close-by; -they have a pool... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just returned from a 10 day stayed at the Citrus, we were a little concerned before we arrived after reading some of the comments, we need not have worried, our room was on the 5th floor and was very clean. Ok the bathroom was a little on the small side but as we did not intend to socialize in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you choose to stay here I suggest you get a room on an upper floor as the views out to the ocean are incredible, very good staff very friendly like all the people of Sri lanka unfortunately the beach isn't the best outside the hotel however a 10 minute walk along the beach to a flatter part of the... More 

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing the feedback of your recent visit to us at Citrus Hikkaduwa. Although we are limited by the access to the beach, our friendly and warm staff and excellent service levels provides a memorable experience to our guests. Furthermore, an accessible beach stretch is within walking distance. We are thankful for your commendations of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The citrus hotel lines doing really well I visited here after my stay at citrus waskaduwa I'm happy to say that the standard was the same however this is smaller compared to waskaduwa. But the staff were great, food was brilliant and the rooms had the greatest space. Would love to visit again if I am ever in hikka again.

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are thankful for your review of your stay with us at Citrus hotels. Citrus Hikkaduwa is a quaint 3 star beach resort whereas our sister property Citrus Waskaduwa is a five star luxury beach resort. You obviously would have noticed the difference however, as you have rightly experienced, our service quality and standards are equal throughout our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 5 nights in Feb 13th until the 18th. We found the hotel to be in a perfect location. Close to the major surf breaks and beach restaurants, bars and snorkelling. The breakfast was the best we had in Sri Lanka - lots of different options. We tried most things on the A la carte menu and... More 

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are trilled to receive your review and to note that your experience has met your expectations. It is very heart warming to hear that our efforts in providing the best experiences to our guests have paid off. Thank you for your lovely commendations. We do hope you will visit us again. Best Wishes. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend stayed at citrus for 6 nights in February. We had booked a superior room. It felt like it was part of the old building, dark, dirty and small. We got upgraded to a deluxe room on the top floor, which was much better. The views from the balcony was amazing. The only negative I would say... More 

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of your stay with us at Citrus Hikkaduwa. We are happy to note that your overall experience with us has met your expectations. Your comments on areas for improvement are well noted and we will assure full attention to the same. Although we are limited by the coral reef, the swimmable beach stretch... More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rooms were basic and clean. Location was right on the Main Street of hikkaduwa. We were 'upgraded' to a deluxe room - 606 which at first impressions was quite good as it had fantastic views of the beach. However at night and early morning, the noise from the road outside was way too loud. Starting at 6am, the buses start... More 

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the review of your stay with us. We are sorry to hear that you were disturbed by the roadside noise during your stay. However, we do hope that you were satisfied with the rest of the facilities of the hotel and enjoyed the Citrus hospitality and warmth. We hope this will not deter you from... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Stayed at Citrus Hikka with my friends for a weekend as we were planned to night party at Den and Mambo. Got a good deal and happy with all aspects of the hotel. As its sea faced enjoyed a night sea bath after a full booze. Fab experiences. My special thankx to Inoka and restaurant supervisor as they looked after... More 

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are happy to receive your review of your stay with us at Citrus Hikakduwa. We are truly ecstatic to note that you were happy with the ambience of the hotel and the hospitality and friendliness of staff. Our staff will truly be encouraged by your recommendations. We are hope to welcome you again during your next visit... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

One of the best hotels backing on to the beach but you have turn left and walk for some time along the beach to get to a place where you can swim away from the coral reef, great for surfing or just wave jumping. The hotel rooms were a bit shabby but had everything you need, the towels and sheets... More 

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Citrus_Leisure, General Manager at Citrus Hikkaduwa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the lovely review of your stay with us at Citrus Hikakduwa. We are happy to note that we have managed to meet your expectations of your beach stay in Sri Lanka. We pride ourselves in providing a simple yet memorable experience to our guests filled with happiness moments. We warmly welcome you to visit... More 

Altea, Spain
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Stayed at this hotel in Novemeber and have mixed reviews of it. Good ones first The staff could not be more friendly and the reception area and restaurant is lovely. The breakfast has a good selection including freshly made omelettes and local food. Its in a good location and central and there are lots of buses you can get to... More 

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