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Star Holiday Resort
Contact No. 18, Amarasena Mawatha, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #23 of 106 Hikkaduwa B&B and Inns
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I had 6 nights here and thought it was a great little place.

Sampath and his family were lovely, and great hosts. From arrival to my departure, waiting up until very late to say goodbye. They would bend over backwards to help you.

Rooms are basic and clean. The bathroom had a power-shower, so no running out of hot water like some places I've been. I returned to clean sheets and towel every day. Free wifi was available 24-7.

The location is 5 minutes (if that) walk from the North end of the main road of Hikkaduwa, which suited me as the constant horn-honking wold have driven me mad.

Would definitely recommend for travellers to Hikkaduwa looking for basic accomodation.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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15 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

After the horror of our previous night in Unawatuna (worst hotel/guesthouse/BnB during the course of our Sri Lankan holiday), Star Holiday Resort is a welcome change. Basic, but very clean and comfortable.

The family that run the hotel are friendly and courteous and there's always a smile on their faces. The place is a 5-10minutes walk to the beach. Not that inconvenient at all as you get a restful night sleep away from from hustle and bustle of the beach.

During the night I was there, the place seems well filled up with travellers from all over the world.

For the price, it's a pretty darn good deal and I would most certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a good night sleep in a clean and comfortable environment that doesn't burn a hole in your pockets.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milano
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

A family management in this pretty and clean resort in Hikkaduwa. We have been treated like part of the family!! We didn't expect that much about the food and it was great to be surprised by the mother of the owner that was is the best sri lankan cook ever!! Try the chopsuey and the soup ;p Rooms are clean and the common space very comfortable. Price is more than ok.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Star Holiday Resort is clean and offers exactly what you need from mid-range priced accommodation. The mosquito net and fan ensure a comfortable night's sleep. It is also only 5 mins walk or a £1 tuk/ tuk away from the beach and nightlife of Hikkaduwa.

However what sets this place apart are the owner Sampath and his lovely family. We were only there two days but were bowled over by their warmth and kindness (the fact they insist on a photo of them and their visitors upon departure for their scrapbook gives an idea of what they're like).

I would absolutely encourage people to stay in Star.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

The Star Holiday Resort is run by a nice married couple who are very helpful.
The rooms are fairly basic but clean. You can request mosquito net, fan and air conditioning in advance.
The resort is set amongst a well kept garden where if you are very lucky you may see humming birds, monitor lizards etc.
The location is close to the bus garage about 10 minutes walk up the first road on your left. At night the road is quite dark but seemed safe, if this worries you tuk tuk's are very cheap.
This end of town is less touristy than where most people seem to stay about a mile away but I liked that the area around the bus station is bustling and interesting.
I was satisfied with my stay

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Contact No. 18, Amarasena Mawatha, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
Amenities:
Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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