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“Just by the sea” 3 of 5 stars
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Coral Reef Beach Hotel
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336 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka   |  
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Ranked #83 of 106 Hikkaduwa B&B and Inns
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
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“Just by the sea”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed one day in may 2013. Good location. Budget place. Basic facilities are there. Needs refurbishing. Cockroaches ++. The positive was that in front of our room we had the ocean so it was very close and easy to go on a beach. Nights are loud, especially when there are parties. .you will not be able to sleep well past midnight. Many restaurants around. The sea was rough Good location for diving and boating when sea is calm. I hear best time is around November. Friendly staff. average food. parking limited.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Ok so the place is pretty shabby but as it is a budget place you get what you pay for. Our room on the upper level was clean, insect free and had a/c and hot water. If you are there like us to enjoy the beach you do not spend much time in your room which does have a balcony with view.
The location on the beach meant that you could leave your towel, sunglasses etc in the garden area and step out to the sand with your snorkel gear and swim a short distance to the right of the hotel to see the many different fish and turtles. Lucky for us while we were there some baby turtles had just hatched so we got to release them just outside the large tourist hotel. Also we saw the large turtles while out swimming.
There is a bar beside the beach and also a place to hire diving gear and take boat trips.
We only ate the breakfast here as there were not many people around so chose to walk about 2 mins away where there are numerous restaurants to choose from. Free Internet in the lobby beside the TV. There was no loud noise at bar while we were there.

Room Tip: Get an a/c room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 7 nights in January 2013. Hotel is located between main city road and ocean beach. Very close to shops, restaurants and bus station. We stayed in a room on a ground floor with the view on the ocean (via hotel garden). Room was with A/C and hot water. The positive was that in front of our room we had the ocean so it was very close and easy to go on a beach. The minus was that we weren't able to expose the window as everyone could see what we have and open the doors to vetilate the room. Please remember not to store and keep any food as ants will come :).
As for the food, hotel restaurant has a great cook who prepares tasty and balanced with spices dishes. Breakfasts were very boring - every day eggs with tosts but you may always change it according to your wishes. Waiting for the food, bill and service is extremly long and it takes about one hour to get a dish. Long waiting in restaurant is a standard on Sri Lanka so get used to it.
Hotel service is really nice and helpful.
Nights are loud as the hotel pub plays a loud disco music for the guests. It's quite difficult to sleep in such condition.
As for the beach, it's really nice, one of the best in this area. But laying on a beach encourages beach boys or other sellers to annoy with their stuff (water trips, blankets, T-shirts, toys, etc.). Buy a paper and write on it "NO, THANK YOU" - will be used commonly :).

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

We didn't have reservations and the staff still got a decent room with spectacular views. Very friendly staff and the small restaurant had good and cheap food. There is a diving thing also happening. It's a budget hotel but I m sure you will feel you are paying a lot less than the stay deserves. I am a bit surprised with a few comments here...... They shod have gone to coral sands next door hen.

Stayed February 2012
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Ankara, Türkiye
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Rooms are terrible. Especially at the first floor and road side ones. One cannot survive without AC, but those rooms are non AC / AC not working / power shut down, or all of them. Rooms at the beach side is Ok, but even them do not worth more than 500 rupees. All rooms has historic / archaic beds, cabinets, doors. Bathrooms are ok. Electric heater is installed, you can get hot water if the power is available. Please check the room without paying it.

Room Tip: Never stay at rooms on roadside, noisy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The location on the Beach is nice, but some of the rooms are so close to the Road that its hard to sleep, cars and busses drive All night long. The rooms are not clean actually the hotel is not clean - which invites All kinds of insects, especially mosquitos and cockroaches!

Room Tip: Away from the road!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We came to hikkadua and paid for two nights, we didn't like the beaches nor the hotel and decided that we want only one night instead of two. Two hours after we paid we came and asked for the money back. He didn't want to give us any money.

The door of the room number 26 can't get locked. A lot of ants in the room.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 336 Galle Road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Hikkaduwa
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Ranked #83 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Hikkaduwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27

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